Ballydehob Community Council Newsletter

ISSUE : July 2010

It is with great pleasure that we in the Ballydehob Area Community Council Ltd publish this first newsletter. The purpose of the newsletter is to keep the people of the community informed of all the activities taking place within the community. We very much welcome suggestions and ideas on all topics that will be of benefit to the community at large.

In the community council there are many new projects which we are embarking on, all of which would require additional help and would hugely benefit the area, so don’t be shy about voicing your opinion. The newsletter will be informing you about these projects in the months to come. The newsletter will also be a window for you to advertise your business etc at a very reasonable rate.

Most importantly we hope you the readers enjoy our newsletter.

Martin Swanton, Chairperson, BCC.

Thought for the Month: It’s true that we don’t know what we have got till we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we have been missing till it arrives.

Ballydehob Community Council Weekly Private Lotto Draw:
Last draw 10/07/10 — No Jackpot winner, numbers draw were 2, 8, 10. €50 Pat Hayes, €20 Jerry Thomas, Margaret O’Donovan, Camier’s Staff & Minnie McDonald. Saturday 17th July Jackpot is €5,800 and the draw takes place in Rosie’s Bar.

ICA home Produce Market: held each Friday morning @ 11am-12:30pm in the Ballydehob Community Hall. Home baking, jams, chutneys, vegetables, plants, crafts, potatoes and in-season fruits. Teas and coffees available.

Ballydehob Youth Centre: Membership applications for Ballydehob Youth Centre are now being taken.€30.00 for one year’s membership plus €2 per night attended. Beginning 1 August 2010 to the 31 July 2011.No Drinking, No Smoking, No Drug Taking, No Chewing Gum allowed. Sign in and Sign out Policy in operation. Talk to Frank or Patrick in the Youth Centre. Next supervised Discos are on Fridays 16th & 23rd July @ 8:30-11pm,€5 admission & 12 yrs upwards. Refreshments on sale.

Tennis Coaching: is happening in Ballydehob every Friday afternoon @ 4pm at the local tennis courts for children & adults. There will be a Tennis tournament taking place during the week of the Ballydehob Summer Festival on the 14th august. More information contact Pat McCrann on 087 234 9822.

Ballydehob Walking Group: meets every Wednesday @ 6:30pm outside The Irish Whip (weather permitting). A different route is walked every week. More information contact Paddy Corcoran or Eugene McSweeney.

North Channel Swim: local man Stephen Redmond is taking part in the Northern challenge in the next few weeks. He will swim from Bangor Co. Down to the Mull of Kintrye in Scotland. Sponsorship cards available from Stephen and local businesses. All funds raised go towards the Irish Cancer Society. Your support would be appreciated for this worthy cause. We wish Stephen the best of luck.

Tidy Towns Committee: are asking the local people of Ballydehob to help in keeping the village neat and tidy. Judging is on going at the moment. More info contact Billy O’Regan 087 681 2347

Ballydehob Summer Festival 2010: It’s that time of the year again, this years festival is starting on Friday 6th August with a Céilí in Community Hall @ 9:30pm. Opening parade on Sunday 8th August @ 7:45pm, Street sports are happening on Friday 13th from 7pm. Boats arriving on Saturday 14th from 7pm with music & BBQ on the pier. Family fun day on Sunday 15th from 2pm. The Irish Weavers play on Sunday night from 10:15pm. Full brochure available locally, more info contact Barry O’Brien 028 37191.

Ballydehob Charity Shop: opened Thurs-Sat 11am-4pm weekly in the Ballydehob Community Hall. All clothes etc. in good condition welcome and can be dropped off at the shop. Sale of children’s books on at the moment. Thank you for your support.

Ballydehob Car Boot Sales: Monster car boot sale on Sunday 15th August from 10am till 3pm down @ Ballydehob Community Hall. To book your space or more information contact Billy O’Regan 087 681 2347.

Congratulations: to our local horse owners who travelled recently to Wales and came away with some First & Second prize winners. Horses owned by Pat Joe Cleary, Johnny Daly, Finbarr O’Sullivan, Gerard O’Donovan and Robert Cleary competed.

To place an ad or news for newsletter please contact Noeleen Murphy on 028 37463 or 086 325 4214, or email Ads are at a reasonable rate.

Ballydehob Community Council does not take responsibility for articles and opinions published.