Around the districts: Ballyhea and Buttevant


church news

Mass times – Friday 11, 10 a.m.; Saturday 12, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Vigil Mass; Sunday 13 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Monday 14, noon; Tuesday 15, noon; Wednesday 16, Latin noon; Thursday 17, 10 a.m.; Friday 18, 10 a.m.; Saturday 19, 10 a.m.

Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will take place after the 10 a.m. Mass on Thursday. Confessions are heard on request.

Receiving Holy Communion – Only those receiving Holy Communion should approach the altar and only seat by seat.

Month of November – The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

Feast days for the coming week: Monday 14 St Lawrence O’Toole, Bishop; Tuesday 15 St Albert the Great, bishop and doctor of the church; Wednesday 16 St Gertrude, virgin; Thursday 17 Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. religious; Friday 18 Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter and Paul; Saturday 19 St Pontianu, pope and martyr.

Sick calls – Sick calls will be answered on Friday, November 11, at the usual time.

List of readers – The new list of readers from November to May 2023 is now ready in the sacristy.

Irish Catholic Newspaper/Sacred Heart Messenger – The Irish Catholic Newspaper and Sacred Heart Messenger are available for purchase in the porch. Irish Catholic €2.50, Messenger of the Sacred Heart €2. Money for these purchases should be placed in the box marked Church Maintenance in the porch. Thanks.

Sympathy Mass Cards and Mass Bouquet Cards are also available for purchase in the porch.

Next Readers’ Weekend – Saturday November 12: Diarmuid McCarthy. Sunday 13: Sheila Fennessy.

Floral Arrangers – November 12 and 19: Angela Ryan. November 26 and December 3: Gretta Kenny.

November Altar List for Holy Souls – This is being compiled. Please forward the names of those you would like to see on the new list.

Cemetery Prayers for Deceased Worshipers – Prayers for deceased worshipers will be said on Sunday 13th November at St Mary’s Cemetery (new) and Imphrick after the 11am mass.

Church door collections – No collection of church doors at St Mary’s Church, Ballyhea is parish approved. Any group or organization intending to collect outside the church gates is asked to present copies of their permits in the sacristy, as well as copies of authorization letters from those collecting on their behalf. This should be done before collection begins.

News from the GAA club

Loto – The numbers drawn on November 5 were 8, 12, 18. There was no winner of the €10,700 jackpot. Lucky winners of €30 each: John Bowles c/o Helen O’Sullivan, Ollie Morrissey c/o Ger O’Shea, John Culhane c/o the Idle Hour.

The next draw will take place on Saturday November 12 for a jackpot of €10,800. Get your tickets before 5pm on Saturday from Costcutters Ballyhea, Corbett Court, The Idle Hour or from any of the ticket vendors or they can be purchased online at #Anchor Thank you for your continued support.

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation and to ensure the transparency and integrity of the draw, the club has decided to hold the draw on Saturday evening. The first three numbers in the National Lottery main draw will be the jackpot numbers. If a number above 42 is drawn in the first three, the draw will continue with the next number drawn below 42.

The club appreciates the support of lottery players and fans during these difficult times and is very grateful for your continued support. Protect yourself and good luck in the draw.

Rebels Bounty Draw – Congratulations to Seán Roche, who won €250 in October’s Rebels Bounty Draw.

Congratulations – Kudos to Rachel Harty and Kate Kilcommins, who were both nominated for the All Star Awards after their efforts with Cork Intermediates this year. What a great achievement for the two girls.

Online Store – The club’s online store is proving very popular. All the latest club gear can be purchased from the O’Neill website. Check it out at

Instagram – The club can now be followed on Instagram. To see the latest photos of the club, visit ballyheagaaclub.

Camogie Club News

Old Photographs – Ballyhea Camogie Club now collects all old photos, books or newspaper articles relating to the Camogie Club over the years. It would be greatly appreciated if these could be emailed or delivered personally to Marguerite Hooper. Email Looking forward to seeing all the photos and taking a trip down memory lane.

Community alert

Ballyhea Community Alert has successfully implemented a network of text alerts to immediately alert our community when an incident occurs. Prompt information to and from Gardaí deters criminal activity.

If you would like to become a member of our SMS Alerts Network, please call any of the following for information and to register – Phil Ryan 087 2937465, Pat Daly 086 1220114, James Horgan 087 2572271, Willie Meaney 087 1936842, Con Walsh 086 8570355. The charge for this service is €10 per year.


Once again the pantomime

The Buttevant Panto Club and the Dorada School of Dance will perform their annual pantomime this year, after the return to normalcy with the lifting of Covid restrictions. This year’s pantomime is titled “Jack, Jill and Call That, a Beanstalk” and will take place at Buttevant GAA on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, beginning each evening at 7:30 p.m.

There will be excellent professional music and sound, and there will also be fantastic sets and colorful costumes and great music, song and dance and something for all age groups. Tickets will be available at the door only in the evening, and two excellent evenings of first class entertainment are assured.

Knitting and Crochet

The ‘Pins, and Needles Group’ has resumed operations and will continue to meet every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. in the club room at the Buttevant Soccer Club Pavillion. A warm welcome awaits if you wish to share your skills, or learn new skills and enjoy a cup of tea and conversation to brighten up the long, dark winter evenings.

wheelchair football

Three members of the Heroes Powerchair Football Club, based in Buttevant, have recently received Irish international caps and are now members of the Irish development and senior squads, and will travel to compete in the Wheelchair Football World Cup, to be held in Sydney, Australia. in 2023. The team members are Liam Lynch, Isaiah O’Driscoll and Matt Crowley. Members can be seen training at Buttevant GAA Hall on Saturdays. Congratulations and good luck to the team members, in all their future endeavours.

Religious News

Mass at 6:30 p.m. in November will be celebrated in the church of Lisgriffin.

The Lisgriffin Church celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. The commemoration committee is looking for any material from yesteryear to exhibit for the occasion.

bus shelter

As you will have noticed, a bus shelter has been built in the town. There are still some arrangements to be made regarding the provision of the second shelter.

Prayers in parish cemeteries

Annual prayers in parish cemeteries will take place soon. Prayers at St. Brigids Cemetery took place on Sunday, November 6. Prayers at Saint Marys Cemetery, Buttevant will take place on Sunday November 13, after midday mass. Prayers at Lisgriffin Cemetery will be held on Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. Prayers at Templemary Cemetery will be held on Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. Please advise those who may have relatives and/or friends interred in these cemeteries of the dates listed above. Everyone is welcome.

Mass for those who have died in the past twelve months will be celebrated at Sainte-Marie de Buttevant Church on Friday November 11 at 7:30 p.m.

social dance

Social dance classes in Buttevant are back at Munitir Na Tire, Hall since Wednesday, October 19 between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. inclusive. For more information contact Yvonne on 087 2448535.

air ambulance

Following the recent fundraiser for the Air Ambulance Service, the donation check was recently presented to the CEO of the service. The amount raised reached the high figure of €22,275.50, which was warmly acknowledged by CEO Mick Sheridan. Your support has been greatly appreciated.


Classes in this form of self-development and protection continue to take place in the Buttevant Community Council Chamber on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Information can be obtained by contacting 087 94279763.


The weekly bingo session continues, and will be held in the local GAA, Hall, on Monday evenings, starting at 8 p.m. There is a substantial monetary jackpot to be won, as well as other prizes to play for. The monetary jackpot has passed the €6,000 mark and will continue to grow until it is won by a lucky player.

Local lotto draw

The local lotto draw continues to take place weekly on Thursday evenings at a locally designated venue. The jackpot, recently won, is now €1,600, on the choice of four numbers, to match, the numbers drawn on the evening of the draw.

walking club

The Buttevant Walking Club continues to meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. The meeting point is at Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire, and is open to anyone who wishes to walk at their own pace.

Details can be obtained by contacting Laura on 086 402609. High visibility clothing is required.

folk group

The folk group from Buttevant continues to rehearse on Tuesday evenings at the church in Buttevant. Face masks are mandatory during rehearsals and masses. Rehearsal time is 7:00 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. New members are welcome.

running club

The Buttevant running club continues its training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The meeting point is at the Co-op store on the Charleville road sector. Meeting time is 7:15 p.m. and is for people over 18 only. Details can be obtained from the club’s Facebook page or by email at [email protected]

Dorada dance school

Dorada Dance School’s weekly classes continue every weekend at the Buttevant Muintir na Tire Hall. Class times for the various bands can be obtained by contacting Theresa on 087 2424143. The band are currently rehearsing for their annual Panto which will be held on 11 and 12 November and is called ‘Jack, Jill and Call that a Beanstalk’. Lots of fun, entertainment, for the whole family, is guaranteed.

Saint Vincent de Paul

The Buttevant Conference of St Vincent de Paul has a designated cell phone number, where those who may need help and assistance. All contacts will be held in the strictest confidentiality. All information can be obtained by contacting 086 0209477 or visiting

To be aware

Keep an eye on your neighbor living alone, infirm or elderly.


Sympathy is extended to those who have suffered recent bereavement or personal loss. good wishes

good wishes

Good wishes go to those who are sick, at home. or in the hospital, right now. I hope you all recover soon.

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