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Tractor Run

Notice:

There will be a tractor run on Friday 13th at 7pm. For further informatin please call Pat O'Shea on 0861738187

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Upcoming Events:

Old fashioned Street Fair Sat.July 14th from 9am-4pm. The Committee is looking fpr animals to be bought and sold as in the days gone by. We would like cattle,horses, sheep, pigs, donkeys, hens, ducks and geese.There will be pens down 1 side of Forge Road and in 1 or 2 fields. There will be a pet show too. Prizes will be awarded. If anyone is interested in donating a Perpetual Trophy for any class or if you want anymore information, please contact Pat O’Shea on 0861738187. See you there.

Brandon Bay Marathon registration and kit pick-up will take place in The Clubrooms Friday 13th from 5-11pm.

A Maritime Festival will be held the weekend of July 20th+21st at various points around the village and the Maharees.The Festival will be opened by Nuala Moore who will discuss her recent swim where the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans meet at the Cape. On Saturday night Ken O Sullivan who presented the RTE series entitled ‘Irelands Deep Atlantic’ . He will show clips of his dives, some of which were shot around here. Check outour website castlegegorykerry.com for further details.

 

Lending Library:

Do you have any books lying around which you could donate to our lending Library here in the Clubrooms, please feel free to drop them in to the office and we will go through them to check they are suitable…..in other words no “50 Shades of ……anything unsuitable” please. Some childrens books would be great also.

Castlegregory Country Market is in full swing every Sunday 10am-1.30pm.

Bridge is back- Mondays in the Club Rooms at 7.45pm. All are welcome. If you are a real beginner come at 7pm and we’ll try to give you a hand

Notice: Upcoming elections for the Community council will be taking place in June with new members starting end of August. Stradbally, Maharees, Aughacasla and the Village are eligible to have 5 members per area to sit on the Council.    Some active board members have served the maximum elected term allowed so it is critical that new representation step forward. This is an excellent opportunity for your voice to be heard and positively impact the future of our community.

The voting has been extended until Fridy 6th July. Please return your ballot sheets with your chosen candidates to the Information Office by then. Those of you who havent as yet received a ballot sheet call into the office and pick one up, while you are there fill it in and leave it in the ballot box.

Summer Festival: Dates for the Summer Festival: Thursday-Sunday, July 12th - 15th

Calling all Artists and Photographers! On 21st and 22nd July there will be a Maritime Festival in the Clubrooms at Castlegregory. We are looking for submissions. Ocean theme. No entry fee but 10% commission on sold works. Must be ready for hanging and labelled with price, title, medium and your name on the back. Drop off date from Sunday 15th July to Thursday 19th July. Exhibition will run until 28th July at 4pm. Pick up either then or Monday 30th July until 5pm. Call Marcia 087 1693493 for more info

Neighbours helping Neighbours A Pay-It-Forward Movement sponsored by Crain International:  Please contact Sharon Crain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.087 433 9528

The Defibrillator has been moved from Maurice Fitzgeralds Pub and put in a box outside the doors of Spar.

The Community Alert Group: Pendant alarms have been successfully installed for several residents in the community, who are happy with the results. The alarms provide a good measure of security. We are still submitting applications. If you are over 65 and even if you have an alarm that is no longer working you can apply. Please contact the Office: 066 7139422

2019 Calendars on sale for €10.  Beach Box, Spar and the Information Office.

Castlegregory Community Games: I am happy to answer any query if anyone wishes to text me on 0879246054.  Margaret.Full details on all events are on the Community Games website.

If there is anyone interested in getting involved with Tidy Towns, call the office 7139422. It is the start of the New Year. Please get involved with your community.

Active Retired Summer Schedule: Every Tuesday 1-4pm Clubrooms-Soup and dessert- Entertainment. Everyone is welcome!

Chiropodist: will be in the Small Hall on Tuesdays  24th July and 18th September. For house visits contact Michelle, Active Retired on 087 787 1845.

Castlegregory GAA Membership is now due for 2018. Cost €30 for non playing single member and €50 for a couple and can be paid to any committee member.

Old Fire Station is now open as a gym for new members. For more information contact Colm Sills or Seán Spillane on 087 2572662.

Soccer Notes:

The Brandon Bay HM/10k event: with just over a week and a half to go the excitement is really building for the 2018 event. Participants are registered from all parts of the globe and with online registrations way ahead of their usual numbers it's looking like it will be the biggest event yet. Remember, you can also register in person at our walk-in registration evening on Friday 13th from 5pm - 11pm in the club rooms. Online registration remains open until midnight Thursday 12th on www.brandonbayhalfmarathon.com.  

We also encourage any accommodation owners that happen to have vacancies that weekend to post their into to our Facebook page and we will share it as we get enquiries daily from people looking to stay. 

Volunteers wanted: if you have a few hours to spare on the Friday night or Saturday of the Brandon Bay event please contact us as we need over 40 volunteers in total so we would love to hear from you! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us through Facebook, or call Damien Finn on 0860531657. 

Castlegregory Golf: RESULTS:

Ladies Club: Friday 30th June & Sunday 1st July, 9 Holes Stableford, 1st Mary T. Real (10) 19 pts. 2nd Catherine Walsh (25) 17 pts.

Over 50’s: Wednesday 27th June, 9 Hole Stableford,1st Carmel Kearney (6) 19 pts.

Men’s Club: Sunday 1st July, 18 Holes V Par kindly Sponsored by The Rose Hotel, 1st Aidan Smith (14) 4 up, 2nd Derek Walsh (15) 4 up, 3rd John Dillane (18) 3 up. Front 9: Tom Leen (18) 3 up, Back 9: Tom Bulfin (18) 5 up.

Seniors: Thursday 28th June, 9 Hole Stableford, 1st Sean O’Connor, T (21) 23 pts.

Wednesday 27th June – The Jefferson Tools Challenge Round 1 – 9 Hole Stableford.

Ladies: 1st Carmel Kearney (2) 18 pts. (Gross 16 pts.)

Men: 1st Michael Mercer (11) 19 pts., 2nd John Flynn (8) 19 pts. Best Gross Joe Mulcahy 15 pts.

FIXTURES:

Ladies Club: Friday 6th July & Sunday 8th July, 18 Holes Stroke (GOY) Kindly Sponsored by Anne & Haulie Kerins, Timesheet.

Ladies Over 50’s: Wed. 4th July,  9 Hole Stableford.  Draw 10.00am  

Men’s Club: Saturday 7th July & Sunday 8th July, Monthly Medal 18 Holes Stroke kindly Sponsored by McGurks Golf.  Time Sheet.

Seniors: Thursday 5th July, 9 Hole Stableford.  Draw at 9:30 am.

9 Hole Open Mixed Scramble:  Tuesday evening.  Sign in from 6.30 to 6.45 pm.  Draw for 7 pm.  Members €3, Non Member €10.

“Jefferson Tools” Open 9 Hole Tournament – Round 2 – Wednesday 4th.  €5 Entry / Non Member €10.

Castlegregory Golf Club
Stradbally
Castlegregory
Co. Kerry

+353 (0)66 7139444

Get Out… Get Active! Tuesday Walks - Come along.  Suitable For All Abilities: Meeting point Spar Car Park Tuesdays at 10.30am.  For more information please contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Slainte Seniors’ Social Club every Monday 10.30am – 12 noon in the Club Rooms. For more information please contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Tai Chi Classes -Thursdays in the Club Rooms at 2.30pm. Contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Whist every Thursday evening from 8pm in the Clubrooms.

Results 28.06.2018

Ladies: 1st Eileen Kennedy and Avila Fitzgerald         

Interval: Elke Hockstrate, Maureen Dowling

Gents:  1st Dieter Hockstrate2ndSheila O’Connor       

Interval: Mike Dowling, Jackie Goodwin, Mike Rohan          

Mystery: Edward Hennessy,Eileen Hickson.   

'LIFE ON THE DINGLE PENINSULA IN 1949: CASTLEGREGORY, CAMP, CLOGHANE' voiceover Tommy Daly. DVD on sale in the Office €15

 The Land and People of Maharees and Castlegregory: A History 1560 – 1960 by Martin Lynch. The book is for sale at the Information Office in the village and at Lynch’s Spar. Price €40

 Size of posters for the notice board in the Village no bigger than A4 please!

Castlegregory notes : We would like to invite anyone in the parish to submit items that they would like included in the Castlegregory notes. The column is for you, so we welcome your input. The notes need to be in before 11am on Monday. Thank you.

Tel: 066 7139422 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. website:www.castlegregorykerry.com

Ballot sheet

Notice:
Anyone who hasn't as yet received their ballot sheet to vote in the upcoming Community Council elections please call in to the office asap for a ballot sheet.The box for the ballots is in the office.Thank you.

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