Sneem Community Notic Board


Sneem Community Notic Board
Sneem Community Notice Board
Issue 145
5th March 2015
Fortnight ly
St Patrick’s Day Parade
Planning is under way f or our St Patricks Day Parade here in Sneem. We are having our parade on Tuesday the 17th March. Gathering in Galvan's Yard, Waterville
Road f rom 11.45am, all f loats must be in place by 12.15pm f or the parade to start at
12.30pm sharp. No cars are to be lef t in the yard as it will be locked af ter the last
f loat has lef t. Prizes f or the f loats are 1st, 2nd,3rd in the Motorised category and
1st , 2nd, 3rd in the Walking Category, best overall and best newcomer.
So get your thinking caps on for your float and please let us know if you are
entering the Parade. Email us on [email protected] or call 087
7145180 and leave a message.
Best Dressed Window and Best Dressed Spectator
There is also a prize f or the best dressed Business Window and Best dressed spectator on the day. So get decorating those windows and raid your wardrobe for your
Stewards and Marshalls
We are also looking f or Stewards for the parade,
also for bef ore and after to help the f low of traff ic and
make it saf e for people if you can help in any way,
even only an hour please contact Garbhan 087
Sneem Person of the Year
Thank you to everyone who has sent in nominations for person or persons of the
Year. This is a person or persons who helps the village in any way and does this on
a Voluntary basis and needs rewarding.
Entries can be left in the Post Box at the Resource Centre or through private message on the Sneem St. Patrick’s Day or Sneem Family Festival Facebook pages.
Or email us at sneemf amilyf [email protected]
Genuine nominations only - please give your reason for nominating your chosen person / persons or organisation.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Sneem.
Sneem Family Festival Committee
We reserve the right not to publish items which may cause offence
under the terms of our Editorial Policy
This is YOUR Notice Board!
Deadline for the next newsletter - Monday 16th March 2015
Call the Resource Centre on 064 6645545 or 087 3853237 please leave a
message), email: [email protected] or use our post box outside the
Resource Centre. Or leave a private message on our Facebook Page: Sneem
Community Notice Board.
Community News
Birthday wishes
Michael O’Reardon, Sierra Adams, Jessica and Fionán Galvin Foley on the 5th;
Mike O’Connor on the 7t h; John Patrick O’Sullivan on the 8th; Nakita Rigter on the
9th; Eoin O’Dwyer, Michael Murphy Snr and Kerry Adams on the 10th; Denis
O’Brien and Maura O’Brien on the 11th; Tony Mulcahy on the 12th; Clara Murphy
on the 13th; Patrick Dennehy Snr on the 14th; Margaret Hussey on the 17th; Rosie Crouch on the 18th; Amy Lee O’Regan and Tom Allison on the 19th.
Belated Special Birthday
To Joe Quinn who was 50 on the 1st of March.
Sneem Resource Centre
Are holding their AGM on Wednesday 1st April at 7pm. All Welcome.
Ceramics Classes
Beginners and Returners Ceramics Classes. Make Pots or Sculptures out of Clay.
6 Sessions starting Monday 9th March ( there will be a 2 week break over Easter)
f rom 7pm -10pm in S neem Resource Cent re. Cost €45 incl. materials. For more
inf ormation or to book a place, contact Maggie at Sneem Resource Cent re on 064
Thank you
To everyone who supported and helped with our recent Daffodil Coffee morning in the Resource Centre. €317.00 was raised for this great cause.
Sneem Senior Youth Club
Are having a Cake Sale af ter mass on Sunday 8th March in South Square.
Golf Putting Quiz
After some very close and exciting contests in Sneem Hotel last Saturday night
the stage is set for the concluding stages of this year’s golf putting quiz. The semif inals and f inal take place this Saturday night at 9pm. The contenders that will battle it out for f inal honours are the teams led by John D O’Sullivan, Stephanie Cahill, Mike Merrill and Sean McCarthy.
Sneem Junior / Inter Youth Club
The Youth Club have their f loat organised for the St. Patricks Day Parade, if any
children that are not youth club members would like to join in, please see Paul.
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Community News
Sneem Rowing Club
We had a good turnout at our AGM on Saturday 21st February where our committee f or the coming year was elected. Breda O’Neill stepped down as Secretary,
we would like to thank Breda for all her hard work and commitment over the years
with the club and would like to wish her all the best.
Membership for the year an d 100 Club ren ewal for t he c oming year
2015/2016 is now due. Anyone who would like to join up can do so by contacting
a committee member or dropping into Fiona in the Window Box. Thanks again f or
your support and here's to another great season ahead.
Sneem Rowing Club
Holding a Table Quiz in Sneem House, on Saturday 14th March at 9pm. Tables of
4 €20. 00. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Sneem Bord Na nÓg
Registration evening will be held on Friday 6th of March in Sneem House
from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Registration forms will be made available prior to
the registration evening. All players must be registered.
Bord na nÓg will be hosting a table quiz on Holy Thursday, 2nd of April in
Riney's Bar at 9pm. Great Prizes!
Weekly Bingo will commence on Thursday 12th March in the Community Centre
at 8pm. A Jackpot of €100.00 is on off er and all proceeds are in aid of the Community Cent re restoration f und.
Coomanassig Day Centre
Chiropodist: Chiropodist will attend Coomanassig Day Centre on Friday 13th
March f rom 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
Coffee Morning in aid of Daffodil Day will be held at Coomanassig Day Centre
on Friday 13th March f rom 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. All welcome.
Kenmare and District Garden Club
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 5th March at 7.30 p.m. at Gateway and we
are f ortunate to have Frances McDonald f rom the Bay Garden in Enniscorthy
speaking about herbaceous plants.
Daffodil Day 2015
It's that time of year again, we need to think of Daffodil Day (March 27th) and
coff ee mornings. If you would like to hold one just contact me and I will give you a
box f or the money to be collected in. Nearly €1000.00 is gathered each year on
these coff ee mornings and anyone could hold one. A cup of tea/coff ee and a biscuit - no f uss! Anytime between now and Easter. Thank you to anyone who has
held one recently. Monica O'Shea.
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Tahilla School News
Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP)
The time has f inally come to showcase our chocolate
treats made in conjunction with Lorge Chocolates, Bonane. We will have our launch on the Friday 6th of
March at 1:30 pm at the school. All are welcome. Tea
and coff ee will be served.
The Big Travel Challenge.
We were delighted with the tremendous success of our Park and Stride initiative and we
certainly succeeded in promoting a cleaner,
greener and more sustainable mode of travel.
We were f ortunate that the weather enabled us
to walk most days and we look f orward to keeping up the good practice. Thank you to everybody for the support.
Film Maker In Residence
Lights! Camera! Action! We had great f un last week filming “The King Of Tahilla”,
a comedy in which all our budding movie stars took part. We were f ortunate to
have the opportunity to work with Éanna De Buis f rom Waterville who is the current “f ilm maker in residence” with Kerry County Council, supported by The Arts
Council. Our budding Spielberg's’ learnt about all the f acets of movie making.
They were out and about while shooting the scenes at a variety of locations and
their colourf ul costumes added greatly to the movie making experience. We excitedly await the release of our short f ilm!!
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Carnegie Arts Kenmare
Thursday 12th March - Pobailscóil Inbhear Scéine Concert (subject to date
change). Third of a series of three concert s feat uring the stud ent s Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine. E ach concert will f eature a variety of genres and include both
group and solo performances. This concert f eatures the senior students. Everyone Welcome, Tickets €5 – 7pm.
Friday 13th March - Rebecca Storm. Over the p ast 30 years Reb ecc a has established herself as one of the most popular Leading Ladies in Musical Theatre,
playing demanding roles in – Evita, Les Miserables, Chess, Aspects Of Love, Piaf,
Annie, Hello Dolly. Tickets €28 – 8pm - also available online.
Thursday 19th March – Kenmare Film Society Presents – Mystery Road –
(2013)(112mins)(Australia) Language: English. Indigenou s cowbo y detec tive
Jay Swan returns to his hometown to solve the murder of a teenage girl, whose
body is found under the highway trucking route out of town. Tickets €7 – 8pm.
Further information and ticket sales
t+353(0)64 6648701 [email protected]
Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Golf & Walking Tours
Taxi Service
[email protected]
John V. O’Sullivan
Tel: 087 2079033
Tahilla School News
Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2015.
Melanie Schmidt’s painting, ‘I want you to see an Indian sunset’,
is 5th/6th class Munster Regional Winner of Sightsavers Junior
Painter of the Year competition f or 2015. Congratulations Melanie! The Junior P ainter Awards is an ideal opportunity f or Irish
primary school children to express their artistic talents whilst
appreciating the value of their eyesight and the challenges f acing those less fortunate than themselves in a f un and interactive
manner. Melanie’s prize consists of materials and vouchers
f rom The Art Materials Company
(, along with an invitation to the national
awards ceremony in Dublin at the end of March, f or Melanie,
her teac her and her f amily, which is sponsored by The Irish
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Community News
Wild Atlantic Challenge Cycle
In aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research
Saturday 13th June 2015. Start time: 10am - Registration in Sneem Hotel : between 8 and 10am, Entrance f ee: €20. This 100km charity cycle will start and f inish in Sneem
Sneem - Blackwater - Kenmare - Clonlee Lake House – coastal road – Tousist
Rest stop and Lunch in Killmackillogue
Lauragh – Tousist – Clonlee - Kenmare - Sneem
On return to Sneem, Soup, Sandwiches and Showers will be available at Sneem
This charity cycle is a controlled speed cycle, the aim is to keep the group together all the way!
This will make an ideal practise cycle f or the Ring of Kerry Cycle in July.
For any f urther inf ormation please contact Louis Moriarty 086-8387342 or email
[email protected]
All f unds raised go to Breakthrough Cancer Research which f unds the eff icient
and eff ective development of new treatments for cancer. The aim is to signif icantly
impact the number of people who can survive this disease.
Treat you Mother this
Mother’s Day
Sunday 15th March
With Lunch or Dinner in
D. O’Shea’s Bar
2 course - €20
3 course - €25
Includes free glass of Prosecco for Mum
All Mothers will be entered into a draw for a
Mini Hamper
To avoid disappointment
Book you table now on 064 6645515
What’s On
D O’Shea’s
Blackwater Tavern
St Patrick’s Day - Live Music
Music and Dance every Friday
Sneem House
Saturday 14t h March - Table Quiz in
aid of Sneem Rowing Club 9pm
St Patrick’s Day - Live trad Music Session 5.30 - 8pm
Riney’s Bar
Saturday 14th March - Live Music
9 -
Murphy’s Bar
St Patrick’s Day - Live Music 6 - 9
Sneem Inter / Junior Youth Club
Friday 6th March - Both - Community
Cent re - Prep. For Paddy’s Day
Friday 13th Marc h - Both - Community
Cent re - Prep. For Paddy’s Day
Events Diary
14th March - Sneem Rowing Club - Fundraising Table Quiz - Sneem House
17th March - St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fair Day
27th March - Daffodil Day Collection on Sneem Bridge
1st April - Sneem Resource Centre AGM 7pm
2nd April - Bord na nÓg Table Quiz in Riney's Bar.
4th April - Nearly New Opening
5th April - Sneem Community Notice Board Cake Sale and Easter Egg Hunt
21st April - Conf irmation in St. Michael’s Church
1st - 4th May - Sneem Walking Club Walking Festival
2nd May - 1st Holy Communion of Sneem National School Children
3rd May - 1st Holy Communion of Tahilla School Children
16th May - Sneem Cycle Sportive
23rd May - Sneem JFK 50 Mile Challenge
29th May - Sneem National School 50th Anniversary - Sneem Hotel
13th June - Wild Atlantic Challenge Cycle - Sneem Hotel
4th July - Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle
6th - 10th July - GAA Cúl Camp
22nd - 26th July - Sneem Family Festival
25th July - Bord na nÓg Annual U10 & U12 Football Blitz
27th - 31st July - White Strand Swim Week
2nd August - Sneem Regatta
3rd August - Church of the Transf iguration Friendship Day
Sneem Community Noticeboard is produced on a voluntary basis by
the Sneem Resource Centre for the people of Sneem and the
surrounding areas.
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Local Information
Important Numbers
Dr MaloneSurgery 064 6645102,
Home 064 6645133
Mon/Wed/Fri 2-5pm
Tues/ Thurs 10-1pm
Sat by appt 12-1pm.
Resource Centre
Photocopying, Scanning,
Faxes sent and received.
Internet and Off ice services available. Meeting
room. Nearly New, Library, Drop in Centre and
Public Health Nursemore….
086 7872096
Coffee Craft and Chat South Doc - 1850 335999 Every Tuesday 11am 1pm.
Gardaí- 064 6645111
Credi t Union - every
Thursday 12 - 1.30pm
Pharmacy- 064 6645288
Bingo. Ever y Tues day
at 8.30pm .
All WelLocal Taxi s
Kerry Experience Tours /
Gerrit Noordkamp
Bee Keepers Meeting
086 2554098
First Wednesday of every
Buses Services
Daily one w ay only to
Killarney leaves at 1pm
Contact Teddy to book
seat. 087 2315014
Sneem to Kenmare
9.30am f rom outside the
old P.O. leaves f rom
Kenmare at 1.10pm
Kenm are
leaves outside Riney's at
9.45am Leaves Kenmare
Leaves Sneem 1.20pm.
Leaves Kenmare 2.00pm.
month, 7.30pm in Coo- Sneem -Killarney
GoSneem Tours/
manassig Day Centre
leaves outside the old
John V. O’Sullivan
P.O, at 11.30am leaves
087 2079033
Sneem Men’s Shed
Killarney at 4.45pm.
Every Monday at 7pm in Lo Call 1890 528 528 to
Mass/Church Times
the Old Dance Hall
Saturday 8pm. - Sneem
book your seat.
For any other routes or
Mobile Vet
Sunday 9.30am - Tahilla Every Thursday 4-5pm in information
Teddy on 087 2315014.
South Square.
Sunday 11am - Sneem
Tide Times
Sneem Parent and
high tides for the period
Church of Ireland, North Toddler Group
5th to the18th March '15.
Square, Sneem - Service Every Tuesday 10.30am 5th:
04.24, 16.39
Sunday 10am
- 12pm at Coomanassig
04.56, 17.10
Day Centre.
05.26, 17.38
St Michael’s Church,
05.53, 18.06
Parish Office, at No. 3 Mobile Library
06.21, 18.36
Coomanassig Day Centre, Tuesday 10th and 24th
10th: 06.53, 19.09
Seaview, Sneem. Of f ice March and then every
11th: 07.28, 19.47
hours are Tuesday and two weeks, 12.30 - 1pm
12th: 08.09, 20.31
Friday f rom 10am to 4pm. Castlecove,
- 13th: 08.59, 21.27
Parish Mobile is 087 2.45pm Sneem School,
14th: 10.01, 22.38
North Square. 2.45 - 15th: 11.17, 23.59
3.15pm South Square, 16th: 12.39
AIB Community Bank Sneem.
17th: 13.53
will be in South Square,
18th: 14.54
every Wednesday f rom
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10.30am - 11am.
Local Adverts and Accommodation
For Sale a ride -on partner 13-90-EH
Lawn Mower with Trailer. Contact 087
Double Bed and Base. Contact:
For Sale Firewood 10 x 5 Trailer
Load Cut and Rolls 4f t high sides
€180 per load Call 087 683 5992
Card Table - If you have a card table
that you no longer use I'd love to hear
f rom you. Please contact 086 4019413
Nikken Pi Mag Water Filter System
and Water Filter Cartridges, Optimiser and Micro Sponge Filters.
€125. Contact: Ed van Caspel on
087 1921828
Off ered: Challen piano in very good
condition. Call f or details Gerry on
089 4432118.
Outdoor toys in good condition a playhouse, trikes/tractors etc. Also any
f or
olds. Please contact Sneem Community
or [email protected]
Gym Equipment for Sale. Contact:
087 6710106
Timber for Sale. Delivered, No wet
Forestry stuff . Contact 087 3853244
or leave a message.
Stanley 8 Back Boiler New, Price
€30 Contact Michele on 087
Fiddle 3/4 inch, nearly new with
case €80. Contact: 087 8176170
Cot, steamer, baby carrier, bath
chair, musical toys, buggy and car
seat system. €200 the lot. Contact:
087 6451580
Laptops for sale f rom €100 with 6
months warranty. Laptops and PCs
repaired and maintained, extremely
reasonable rates. Contact 086
3461288 f or quote.
Turf for sale, locally. Contact: 087
Fire Wood for sale, cut it yourself
on land. Contact 087 4128064
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Farmhouse to let long term. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen dining
room and sitting room open f ire and
central heating. Contact 0863622478
3 Bed House to rent in Sneem Village.
Contact Ray Cahill on 086 8270189
For Rent - Short or Long term lease,
shed with yard, suitable for Cattle,
Sheep, Ponies or general storage.
Cheap rate. Contact: 087 6180515.
Kitchen Appliances for Sale
Siemens Fridge 2/3, Freezer 1/3. Free
Standing / Frost Free. Width 27inches,
Height 6f t, Depth 2f t. Colour Graphite
Wash hand basin with stand and taps.
1 Double glazed windows, white PVC.
4’ 9” x 3’ 7” .
Internal Doors - 1 set Double doors
with glass 6’ 7” x 28”
1 Solid panel doors with locks, handles and hinges. 6’ 7” x 28”.
For all the above Kitchen items, contact Joe on 087 2806845
Community News
Saf e and affordable
Full / Part Time /Drop-in
Please call 064 6645551
Framing Sneem
contact Tim Lea
064 6645033
087 7007747
Jeff Prior
South Square
Opening Hours
Mon - Sat 9am - 6.30pm
Sunday 11.45am - 1pm
Bank Holidays
10.45am - 1pm
Film Processing
still available
064 6645288
House / Farm / Commercial
087 2312993
Roland Hunter
085 7700538
(064) 6645927
James M O’Sullivan
South Square, Sneem
All legal work undertaken
064 668 9664
Mob: 087 286 8855
[email protected]
Evening and weekend
appointments available
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Sunday 8th March - Riney’s Bar
Sunday 15th March - Sneem
Tickets available throughout the
Village in Pubs and Shops.
Annual Renewal Tickets can still be submitted
Please support your local GAA Club
Sneem GAA Lotto Results
Sunday 22nd February, Numbers drawn: 1,16,17,19.
No Winner, €40 consolation prizes went to: Brendan and Mary Dwyer, Scrahanagnave; Kevin O’Connor, Blackwater; Clare B usher O’Sullivan, Wexf ord; Maurice
Walsh, Derryquinn.
Sunday1st March, Numbers drawn : 12, 23, 27, 28.
No Winner. €40 consolation prizes went to: Donnchadh Keogh, South Square;
Sue Russell, Kealariddig; Vincie O’Sullivan, North Square; Mark Drummond,
Pier Road.