Ballydehob Community Council Newsletter

ISSUE : October 2010

Next month will mark the sixtieth anniversary of the death of the great Danno O’Mahony, Ballydehob’s famous son. To mark the occasion the Ballydehob Area Community Council have commissioned Bowen Engineering in Rathooragh, Schull to produce a miniature metal replica wrestling ring surrounding the Danno statue at Staball Hill, Ballydehob. It was felt that the replica miniature ring would compliment the statue and add to its appearance. Further details will follow in next months news letter and the Ballydehob notes.

Ballydehob Area Community Council Ltd have been in discussions with Cork County Council’s senior engineer Mr. Billy Horgan regarding upgrading Audley Cove Beach. Audley Cove beach is widely used by local people and visitors. We hope to include Audley Cove in the “Clean Coast Award” category which is jointly run by the West Cork Development Association, Cork County Council and An Taisce. This involved water quality testing and setting up a group to keep the beach clean. We in the Ballydehob Area Community Council Ltd feel this is a worth while project and will add to the C.V. of our area. Further details will follow in future newsletters.

As the winter months are almost upon us a lot of people are worried about unwanted callers on the dark winter evenings. The Ballydehob Area Community Council Ltd. Are in the process of reactivating our community alert scheme. Garda Billy Byrne has been contacted and has agreed to attend our next meeting with advice and suggestions regarding the scheme. More information will be available in next month’s newsletter.

Martin Swanton. Chairperson. BCC.

Thought for the Month: The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.

Ballydehob Community Council Weekly Private Lotto Draw:
100% of lotto funds goes back into our local community.
Last draw 02/10/10 – No Winner
No.’s were 13, 22 & 27.
€50 Gayle Sheehan, , €40 Tiernan Donsbach, €30 Mary Hickey, €25 Kathleen & Kevin, €25 Frankie Whelton. Saturday 9th October Jackpot is €4,200 and the draw takes place in The Sandboat Bar.

Stephen O’ Mahony: A very big congratulations to Stephen on his outstanding performance for the Cork Minors on Sunday 19th September in Croke Park. Stephen played a vital role in the revival of the game for Cork, it’s a SHAME that Stephen wasn’t introduced sooner as the outcome could have been a lot different. Looking forward to seeing Stephen play for Cork next year.

Keys & Bicycle Found: during the clean-up of the village a adults bicycle & a set of keys were found. More information contact Noeleen Murphy 028 37463 or 086 325 4214.

Ballydehob Car Boot Sale: is on Sunday 17th October from 10am-3pm in the Community Hall. More information ring Billy O’ Regan 087 681 2347.

Ballydehob Parent & Toddler: meets every Thursday in Ballydehob Community Hall from 10am-12pm. All parents, grandparents & childminders welcome, children 0-6 years. Light refreshments provided. More info contact Noeleen Murphy 028 37463 or 086 325 4214.

Tennis Coaching: Ballydehob has had a tennis coach providing tennis lessons to children and adults for the past couple of months. This has proven a great success and has regenerated a huge interest in tennis in Ballydehob. Ballydehob has a beautiful double tennis court in a superb location. Because of the new found interest all the lines in the two courts have been repainted and there seems to be a great interest in forming a new tennis club. Anyone interested in getting involved can contact Gerard Coughlan at 086-8508131 or Pat Mc Crann (tennis coach) on 087 234 9022.

Ballydehob Community Hall Classes:
7-10pm Judo (Main Hall),
7:30-8:30pm Pilates (Side Room),
7-8:30pm Irish Music Classes(Kitchen)

6-8pm Tae-Kwon-Do (Main Hall)

7-8pm Freestyle Martial Arts (Main Hall),
7:30-8:30pm Children’s Céilí classes,
8-30-9pm Beginners Adults Céilí,
9-11pm Adults Céilí (Side Room)

10am-12pm Parent & Toddler (Main Hall),
4-6pm Irish Dancing (Kitchen),
8-10pm Judo (Main Hall).
Hall booking contact Sonja Fagan 087 968 7965 for reasonable rates.
Bookings for Weddings now being taken for 2011/2012.

Hall Buffet 2010: Ballydehob Community Association are pleased to announce their Annual Buffet in Ballydehob Community Hall on Friday 12th November @ 8:30pm (doors open @ 8pm), Mulled Wine reception on arrival, followed by 4 course buffet for €25. Music on the Night by Patrick O’ Sullivan. Bookings now been taken in Post Office or from any Hall Committee member. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed.

Ballydehob Threshing: is happening on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October 2010. The Annual Vintage run is on Saturday 23rd, Family Day is on Sunday 24th in the Community Field. All proceeds from the week-end are going to 3 worthy Causes, Schull Community Hospital, MS Ireland & Ballydehob Youth Centre. Volunteers are needed for both days so if you can spare a few hours please ring Barry O’ Brien 028 37191.

Rural Bus service: User of this service are reminded that on the 1st Friday of the each month the bus pick-ups @ Ardura Cross @ 9:15am & outside The Sandboat @ 9:30am and travelling to Bantry, bus leaves Bantry @ 2pm for return to Ballydehob. If this service is not supported we are in danger of losing it so please remind anyone who wishes to see this service remain in Ballydehob.

Ballydehob Charity Shop: is still holding their end-of-season 1/2 price sale till Saturday 9th October, great bargains for everyone.

Scoil Bhríde Parents Association: are holding their AGM on Tuesday 19th October @ 8:30pm in the school hall. Guest speakers include Goretti Walls & Lisa Myers from the National Parents Council Cork, also Mr. Liam Doherty will give a talk on “Homework in Context” for the primary school setting. All Parents/Guardians of children attending Scoil Bhríde are invited and welcome to attend.

Ballydehob Food Group: would like to thank all the volunteers for all their hard work and everyone for coming out to support them on Sunday last(3rd October) which made the day a great success.

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