Local Notes

Kilbrin GAA

Croke Park draw: As a result of taking part in the National Club Draw 2019, Kilbrin GAA Club has been picked to play a match in Croke Park in October. This will be a great occasion for the club and once in a lifetime opportunity for our junior hurling team to play on the hallowed surface of Croke Park. Watch this space as more details will be announced in the coming months. Club Jersey-The club Jersey is now available for purchase in white. Check it out on the O'Neills website and search for Kilbrin GAA.JAHL-Kilbrin will face Dromtariffe on Saturday March 16th in Rathcoole at 4pm. Please support the team.

Irish Dancing

Julie Nolan Irish dancers had a fantastic day last Sunday at Féile Rince Ó Riain in Limerick with lots of trophies & medals coming back to North Cork. Her dancers did very well with one winning and all her dances moving up to open championship. A huge achievement in Irish Dancing and for Team Julie Nolan.

45 drive

45 drive continues every Wednesday night at 9pm. Please come along and enjoy the evening. Just turn up on the night and you we will make sure everyone is sorted with a playing partner.


Bingo every Monday night from 8.30. Jackpot is €1,550. Bonus ball is €100 on 45 calls. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Monday night Bingo and you have attended in great numbers this year.

Poker night

The social club host a poker night every Friday night at 9pm. A league table is also starting which adds another element. Very enjoyable evening to be had and the local bus is running so call Anthony Ahern if you are interested.

Over-60s singing competition

Kilbrin has been nominated to host the heats of the over 60s singing competition with Paddy O'Brien. This will take place on Friday 29th March 2019 at the community centre. There will be a full supporting concert and the night will begin at 8pm sharp. This event was a great success last year and remember that it is held in aid of the Irish Heart foundation with MC Mr Paddy O'Brien. If you want to come along for the evening's entertainment mark it in your dairy. Remember if you want to sing on

Tír Na Nóg

The Tír na nÓg group have a meeting on Monday at 25th March at 11 am. Gardaí are coming along to give a talk on security and crime prevention. This was supposed to take place this week but was rescheduled. The talk will include how to handle prank phone calls, bank account security, hacking plus many other pieces of advice. This will be a very beneficial gathering and is open to everyone so please come. The group are also arranging a floral display on 8th April in the community centre.

Kilbrin Golf society

This years away outing has now been changed to 17th May 2019 playing Bantry Bay. Dinner B&B West Lodge Hotel & playing Skibbereen 18th May 2019. If anyone still wishes to travel please get your deposit of €50 paid to Mick Dennehy as soon as possible. Deposits are refundable up to 15/5/2019.

Dr Croke house

Keep the second Sunday in May clear in your diaries for the Bealtaine evening in Dr Croke House. This promises to be another great evening and will start at 8pm until 10.30pm. More details to follow on this column in the coming weeks.


We are organising a defibrillator course in the community centre in the coming weeks. If anyone is interested in taking part please contact any member of the committee or leave your name in the social club. The existing names of existing users will need to be updated. When we get a date for this we will let you know. Note that this is a potential lifesaving piece of equipment that we have in the community centre and we need to ensure that people know where it is and how to use it. It is after all for the whole community. We would love expressions of interest for this so please partake.

Roof refurbishment

The roof refurbishment in the community centre is now complete. We would like to thank all those involved and the community for their patience during the ongoing work.


Spring is upon us and we are looking to clean up our graveyard and keep it up to the standard that we would all like. As a result we are looking for volunteers to join the team for 2019. If anyone is interested in taking part please contact John Corkery at 087 2550340 or any other member of the committee. Can you do this as soon as possible as we want to get a rota in place for the year. The work has already started but it is never too late to join in.

Traffic-calming measures

As you may have noticed traffic calming measures are being erected through the village. We would ask that everyone show due care and patience while this work is ongoing. This will be of great benefit to the village once complete and make it much safer for residents and especially the school children.


Work will commence in the last week in March. We would like to thank everyone that contributed to this and it will be a great asset.

Grotto Cross

As you may have noticed the wall has been erected and we are looking to put features on it. As usual we are looking to the public for ideas so if anyone has ideas for features please contact the Kilbrin Community Council PRO on the below details.


The Kilbrin community council would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Tadhg Brosnan on his unexpected death.

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