Ballydehob Community Council


Ballydehob Area Community Council

BACC’s main objective is the “promotion of education, cultural and economic welfare of the whole community.”
Members of the Community Council and countless volunteers in addition to the committee give their time, energy and creativity to run projects that meet this objective. A summary of works accomplished in 2019 can be found in the Secretary’s Annual Report here: AGM Secretary Report

In recent years the BACC purchased Bank House, left vacant when Allied Irish Bank withdrew its rural services on the Mizen Peninsula. In Bank House, the BACC run a tourist office and the Ballydehob Arts Museum in the summer months. Bank House also hosts the popular Talks at the Vault in Autumn/Spring. Bank House is used by community groups and festivals (subject to proof of insurance) for lectures and workshops. BACC organises the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade and contributes to local festivals.

The Council’s primary means of financing comes through the Community Charity Shop and the popular weekly LOTTO draw.  Tickets for the lotto are available in all participating businesses for €2 each. Results are posted weekly in Southern Star Ballydehob Notes and on Facebook.

Council Directors are Ballydehob residents voted onto the Council by fellow residents every five years. These representatives meet in the Bank House every first Monday of the month (except August) to conduct business on behalf of the village.

BACC and Community Alert were formed in 1993 to help promote the interests of Ballydehob and the surrounding area. It is affiliated to the National Organisation called “Muintir na Tire” which was founded in 1931 by Cannon Hayes of Tipperary for self-help and self-reliance of communities in rural Ireland.

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Your Council Representatives:

2020 –  June 2022

William Swanton Chair 

Joanne Cassidy Secretary

Liam Twomey Treasurer

Brian Lalor Asst Chair

 Billy O’Regan Asst secretary

Pat Mantel   Asst PRO

Kathy O’Regan Member

Kathleen O’Sullivan Member

Nora McSweeney Member

Kitty O’Mahony Member

Susan Cremers Admin




ARDURA – Liam Twomey (treasurer)


CAPPAGHGLASS – Pat Mantel  ( Asst PRO)

COORAGURTEEN – Kathleen O’Sullivan

GORTNAGROUGH – William Swanton (Chair)

LETTER – Deborah Beale (PRO)

RAHEENROE – Billy O’Regan (Asst Sec)

RAHEENROE – Kathy O’Regan

SHANAVAGH – Sarah Canty (Secretary)

STOUKE – Nora McSweeney

TOWN – Jason Lee

TOWN – Joanne Cassidy (Asst Treasurer)

TOWN – Patrick Healy (Asst Chair)

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