Local Notes

Banteer Defeat Kilbrin.

Banteer defeated Kilbrin in the Duhallow Junior Hurling Final at Newmarket on Sunday Last. We wish Banteer the best of luck.


Bingo continues every Monday at 8.30 sharp. Jackpot is €1,580. Bonus ball is €560 on the house. Please come along and enjoy the evening.

45 Drive.

The 45 drive returns on Wednesday 27th September in the community centre.

Dancing Classes

Dancing classes have started in the community centre starting every Wednesday. Dancing lessons will include Jiving, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Slosh & Waltz. These are weekly lessons and will last for six weeks. For further information please ask at the community centre or contact Claire on 087 7833636.

Tir Na Nog.

The Tir Na Nog active retirement group have begun yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 10.30. These classes are open to members and non members so please come along to try it out. The yoga includes seated yoga as well as normal yoga so everyone is catered for.

Crystal Swing.

The Crystal Swing show will roll into Kilbrin Sports & Social hall on the October Bank Holiday weekend. This promises to be a great evening’s entertainment. We will let you know when tickets become available.

Lackeel Cross Cemetery

Work continues to restore the Church of Ireland cemetery at Lackeel cross. Anyone willing to help in the restoration effort should contact any member of the committee.

Father Campbell’s Anniversary Mass

The anniversary mass for father Campbell will be held on Saturday 14th October at 6.15 pm. Please note the date in your diary as this will also be the harvest mass.

Best wishes

The Kilbrin Community Council would like to wish the school principle Sean O’Gorman a speedy recovery from his recent illness.

Kilbrin History

Did you know there was an RIC Barrack in Castlecor in Kilbrin. This was built in August 1843 by Thomas Sheehan Mason and was occupied by the Royal Irish Constabulary and had a sergeant and two constables stationed in it. Beside the barrack there was a high stone wall specially built for the occupants to play handball. There was a cell in the barrack, mainly used to hold people who were worse for wear and there is a nearby field called the ‘camp field’ as soldiers camped there before the battle of Knocnanuss. The R.I.C. left after the 1916 rising and the barrack was sold in auction. For many years after it was rented to local teachers.

Contact details

The community council can be contacted at kilbrincc@gmail.com if you have any queries.

The PRO can be contacted directly at Bennymick1968@gmail.com if you have anything of interest for this column. Whether you are at home or abroad we would be delighted to hear from you if you have anything that you would like to share.

Kilbrin Notes email mickdugg2@gmail.com

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