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                            Issue 41 December 16th 2011

                       Bill Supports Beale




    If you were to read anything into the latest items of apparel
    which adorn the statue of Bill Clinton outside the Garda
    Barracks, then the former U. S. President will be supporting
    Beale against Finuge on Sunday next in the North Kerry
    Championship final.

    The bronze image of the famous president is now sporting a
    Beale Jersey as well as a Santa outfit and his latest acquisition
    is the Presidential Fiat Punto painted in the Beale Colours.
    In fact the whole town is suffering from a complaint known
    commonly as “Football Fever” as buntings,         continued on page 3
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I seem to be always banging on about the weather but
it is a huge topic of conversatio n among us Irish
people and I do know that our readers domiciled in
other parts of the globe like to know what it’s like at
home.
Suffice to say that it has been awful for the past
week with temperatures as low as they have been all
year , with continuous wind and rain.

Having reached the 3,000 reader mark two weeks ago,
Ballybunion News achieved another “Milestone” this
past week with an inclusion in the online
encyclopaedia “Wikipedia” which is used by millions
of people every day.

If you search for Ballybunion in “Wikipedia” , there is
a paragraph about the publication which is great,
and as well as that, because of the number of hits the
website is receiving, we are now second on the list
after the golf club if you “Google” Ballybunion !

Coupled with our 3,000 plus readers, 90 or so
followers on Twitter and 200 plus “likes” on our
Facebook page, its fair to say that the word is
spreading !

Community Spirit is something that the town has
lacked for many years but it was there very much in
evidence on Saturday evening last at the wonderful
event organised in conjunction with the turning on of
the Christmas lights. Well done to everyone involved
and hopefully they will see fit to organise similar
events maybe for St Patrick’s Day and Easter !

I’ve covered the forthcoming football final elsewhere
but I once again want to wish Liam Browne and
every member of the panel ,all the best on Sunday
                                                   Ger
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flags and signs have been erected about the town in support of our local team who are making
their first appearance in the final since 1997.
It’s the topic on everyone’s lips and has given the town a real boost for the past week or so, since
the semi-final victory over last year’s champions Tarbert.

Hardly a Man, Women or Child will be left in the town on Sunday afternoon as the entire
population will be heading for O’ Rahilly Park in Ballylongford for our “Date with Destiny” against
Finuge whom we have never met before in a Championship Final.

A win would give Ballybunion a much needed “Shot in the Arm” and not just in footballing terms,
with so much goodwill and community spirit about these days, it would be the beginning of the
celebrations for a great Christmas.

Whatever happens on Sunday, we are all very proud of Liam Browne and his team and we will be
behind them 100% in Ballylongford.
Oh, and if you happen to pass the Presidential Punto on your way to the game, be sure to give
Bill a wave !


                                 Busy Week for Santa
Santa had a very
busy time indeed this
past week or so with
four different visits to
Ballybunion alone.
He visited the new
Scoil Íosagáin and
Kilconly National
School before
coming back again
on Saturday evening
to turn on the lights
and then on
Wednesday last, he
paid a very special
visit to the children at
“Little Dreamers”
play school, located in the old St Josephs Primary.

Mary Walsh and her staff were on hand to welcome “Old St Nick” and a huge cheer greeted him
upon entering the classroom where he received gifts of a glass of milk and a carrot for Rudolph,
even though he arrived by car, as the reindeer are resting up for Christmas Eve.

The children sang a number of songs for their special visitor before he gave out the presents and
each child posed for a souvenir photo also. Soon he was off again as Santa has a lot of work to
do before he visits Ballybunion again this Sunday at the Tinteán Theatre where he will play host
at Santa’s Kingdom at 3.00pm.
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                               Adam raises almost 50 K
                                           It hard to believe that twelve months have flown by
                                           since Adam O’Sullivan the eight year-old singing
                                           sensation appeared with his parents the Late Late
                                           Show and won the hearts of the nation, not only with his
                                           singing but for his fabulous demeanour in the face of a
                                           serious illness.

                                           His banter on the night with host Ryan Tudridy
                                           endeared him to everybody who saw the programme,
                                           resulting in huge sales of his CD “Whiskey in the Jar”
                                           on which he guested on vocals with the popular folk
                                           group the “High Kings”.



Adam who is now nine years-old, is the son of Joanne O’Sullivan (nee Connolly) of Doon Road
and Denis O’Sullivan of Lisselton and to date along with his parents, has raised almost €50,000
from the sale of the CD, a fund-raising concert at the Devon Inn and various other activities.

The monies were split evenly between Temple Street and Crumlin Children’s Hospitals and the
O’Sullivan family including Adam, his parents, and younger brother Billy, handed over the
cheques on Thursday during Adam’s regular check up in Dublin.




                                      Re-live the 80’s
Ballybunion Tidy Towns committee are giving you a chance to re-live the glory days of the 80’s
with a fund-raising “Pub Quiz & 80’s Theme Night” on Thursday December 29th at the Cliff
House Hotel.

Festivities will begin with the quiz at 9.30pm and will be followed by an 80’s Disco, so dust off
your shoulder pads and ankle warmers for what promises to be a great night’s fun.
You can dance the night away to Adam & the An ts, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Boy George &
Culture Club, Wham and many many more of the iconic bands of the 80’s and you’ll be raising
funds for a very hard-working and worth-while organisation, so get yourself down to the Cliff
House on the 29th.


                                         New Arrival
Congratulations to Ian Blake and his wife Stephanie (Walsh) of Church Road on the birth of their
son Jack on Tuesday last. Hopefully it will b e a week of doub le celebration for the family as Ian is
a member of the Beale team who contest the North Kerry Championship final on Sunday.
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                                        New Arrival
Congratulations to Ms Gallagher and her husband Eamonn on the recent birth of their son Billy.
The staff and students were delighted to see them on their recent visit to the school.

                          First Year Design Competition
Fifteen groups from the Materials / Technology Wood first year class were recently given a
brief to come up with a design solution and the solutions far exceeded expectations.
The winners of the competition were Milan Hartney, Joseph Enright and Darragh Buckley. Their
design was a bird feeder inspired by the 'Burger King' franchise. They named it the “Birder
King”. In second place were Marissa Molyneaux, Cora O'Mahony and Clodagh Mason while
third place went to Michael Dee and Stephen Mason. Congratulations to all the students involved.

                                         Au Revoir
We are all very sorry to see some of our students return home to their native lands this week.
Alex Choi is returning to Korea after spending a year in the school while Mirjam Hopf, Cecilia
Scheller and Sophie Euler will be returning to Germany after spending fifth year in the school.
All four will be missed by Staff and Students as they contributed a lot to the school and the
community. Hopefully they will return to visit in the future.

                          Kerry Colleges Senior Football
The senior boys football team played Killarney Community College in Ballybunion in harsh
weather conditions recently and they did very well to come out with a great result.
It was the first game of the competition and it was vital to get off to a good start.
Our boys started well with a great goal by Conor Kennelly and they notched up another 3-06
before the break to lead by 4-06 to 0-01.
The second half brought heavy rain and a strong wind and Killarney started well getting 2 points
but St Josephs pegged them back with three more goals and from there on drove forward to put
the result beyond doubt with the final score 7-05 to 1-03.
Great credit is due to Killarney as conditions were harsh and they had travelled a long journey.
Best on the day for St Josephs were our top scorer Ian Mannix who notched up a personal tally
of 3-04 and defender David Foley who kept the back line secure.
Team: Cian O'Mahony, Shane Collins, Jack Gogarty, Da vid Foley, Paddy Horgan, Tom Kennedy,
Mark O'Donoghue, Con Carmody, Ian Mannix ( 3-04), Aaron Farrell, Wayne Jones ( 1-01), Kevin
O'Donnell, Conor Kennelly (1-01), Seán Farrell (1-01), and Owen Tydings.
Subs : Shane Mc Gregor, Shane Kennelly (1-0), Darragh Browne and Wiliam Kissane.
Well done to the team and to Mr. Dan Dalton their trainer and the best of luck in the next match.

                                    Minor Champion
Well done to third year Jack Gogarty who last weekend he played corner back for the
Ballydonoghue Minor team that contested the North Kerry Minor Final Replay.
They beat Knocknagoshel/Brosna on a score of 3-09 to 0-11 to the title. Jack’s brother Darren a
past pupil of the school, also played his part in winning the title.
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    Upstairs Restaurant
           Open
    Every Fri & Sat Night

           Friday Night
                is
      “Bring your own Wine
              Night”

      60’s, 7o’s & 80’s Disco

      Every Saturday Night
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Ballybunion News would like to send birthday wishes to the following readers who are celebrating
                                  birthdays around this time :




       Marian Dee           Teresa O’Halloran         Elida Flavin        Tom Bradley      Tracey Walsh
        (Dec 11th)              (Dec 13th )            (Dec 16th )          (Dec 17th )     (Dec 18th) ,


    If you or a family member or friend, are celebrating a birthday, why not let us know, send us a
         picture and we would be delighted to send them birthday greetings via this publication.

                           Famous people whose birthdays are around now :

    Director Steven Spielberg will be 65 on the 18th , Rolling Stones Guitarist Keith Richard will be 68
                                              also on the 18th ,

    Actor Kiefer Sutherland w ill be 45 on the 21st , Bee Gees Singer Maurice Gibb w ill be 62 on the 22nd




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                         Numbers drawn on Sunday December 11th

         There was no winner of the Jackpot and the following won cash prizes :

                       €40 : Susan Deenihan c/o Mikey Joe’s

                       €30 : Adam O’M ahony c/o Les Collins

                       €20 : Tim Joe Griffin c/o The Old Attic

                       5 Free Tickets : Sharon Walsh of Estuary View, Ballybunion

                       Next week’s Jackpot is   €2,600 and the draw will take place at :
                                   The Cashen on Monday Night at 9.30pm
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                                  Know Your Rights
                Complaining about Health and Social Care Services

                                            Question


We are not happy with the service that our frail and elderly parents are getting from a number of
health and social care professionals. Where and how can we complain?


                                             Answer

You should be able to find the right place to give your feedback on a recently launched website
called healthcomplaints.ie. This website has been developed by a group of public and voluntary
organisations, including the Citizens Information Board.

Healthcomplaints.ie provides information on how to make a complaint about a healthcare service
or a social care service in Ireland. It is aimed at people who use health and social care services,
as well as their families, care-givers and advocates.

As well as explaining the options for making a complaint about many specific services, the site
also includes sample complaint letters, case studies and guides on how to complain, along with
checklists to help ensure that you give all the relevant information.

You can download a booklet, a leaflet and a poster from the site, explaining what it does and how
to use it.


Further information is available from the Citizens Information Centre :

35 The Square Listowel Co Kerry.
Tel 068-22937/ 076-1077840

Information is also available online at
www.citizensinformation.ie

Or
From the Citizens Information Phone Service, Lo-call 1890 777 121.
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                   40 Years Ago in Ballybunion
•    The death took place in the Bon Secours Hospital of popular Sandhill Road resident Eileen
     Jones of Sea Crest

•    Four Ballybunion men were fined £10 each at Listowel District Court by Justice Cyril
     Maguire for charges relating to collecting funds for “Northern Aid” at the previous
     September’s Listowel Race meeting

•    The Ballybunion Parish Game Protection Association will hold their Annual Dance at the
     Cliff House Hotel on Tuesday December 21st. Dancing from 9.00pm to 1.00am to Paddy
     Power & the Voltage Showband and admission is 50p including supper

•    Ballybunion Cinema will be showing “Rampage” starring Robert Mitchum &
     Jack Hawkins for the next six nights. The late show on Friday night is “The
     Sweet Sins of Sexy Susan” (right) and no under eighteens are admitted !!



                        Top of the Irish Charts



                                              The number one song in the Irish charts this
                                               week back in 1971 was :

                                                            “Oh Holy Night”
                                                   by Tommy Drennan & the Monarchs




               Elsewhere in Ireland —This Week in History

1993 : Albert Reynolds and John Major sign the Downing Street Declaration : If the IRA stops its
        activity for three months then Sinn Féin will be allowed to join the all-party talks

1987 : The Pogues & Kirsty McColl release “Fairytale of New York” which goes straight to No
        1 in the Irish charts and to No 2 in the U.K.

1974 : Cearbhall O’Dalaigh is inaugurated as Ireland’s fifth President following the death in
       office of Erskine Childers

1972 : Thin Lizzy reach No 1 in the Irish charts wit h “Whiskey in the Jar”

1919 : Dáil Éireann meets for the first time with Eamonn de Valera as its President
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                               Christmas Entertainment 2011
     Christmas Entertainment
                               Fri Dec 16th - Flash

                               Sat Dec 17th - The Lowland Paddys

                               Fri Dec 23rd - Flash

                               Mon Dec 26th - Flash

                               Wed Dec 28th - Cashen Vale Céilí Band

                               Sat Dec 31st - Paul Burns

                               Fri Jan 6th - Paul Burns
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                            The old Brosnan’s Bakery on Church Road taken in the 1950’s




                                                         March 1966
Tom Allen receives a present ation from BBGC Captain Dr Johnny Walsh to mark his 80th birthday and 55th year as steward o f
                           the club. In the background is Seán Walsh BBGC Honorary Secretary.
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                              Christmas Carol Service
Pupils from St Joseph’s Secondary and Scoil Íosagáin & Kilconly Primary schools will perform a
Christmas Carol Service at St John’s Church on Sunday evening December 18th at 7.30.
Guest soloist is Rita Carroll and admission is free !

                          Top Awards for Cowboy Jack
Ballybunion native Jack Enright who is of course now
domiciled in Wyoming and takes part on the Rodeo Circuit,
was the recipient of two awards from the Rocky Mountain
Quarter Horse Association at their Annual Awards night
on Saturday last.

The gala dinner was held at the Budweiser Events Centre
in Loveland, Colorado and was attended by over two
hundred people. Jack who won the Senior Cutting Event for
the 2011, was presented with his Champion’s Buckle by
Mark Gu ynn who is Show & Performance Director of the
Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association and Jack also
received an Embroidered Horse Blanket for his horse “Ima Flo Too” who was the champion
horse for 2011.

        Your Christmas Shopping can be done in Ballybunion
If like me, you haven't done any Christmas Shopping yet and you don’t know what to buy, for
your family members or loved ones, then why not vouchers ? The good news is you don’t even
have to leave town.
Vouchers are most acceptable to everyone these days and the big advantage is that the recipient
can choose to buy whatever they wish, instead of having to pretend that they like a gift that you
may have chosen for them. In these of economic uncertainty it is important to support Irish
business and even more important to support local business.

Everyone likes to eat out and a voucher for any one of the excellent eateries in Ballybunion would
be most appreciated. These are readily available from Strollers at Teac de Broc, The Cashen,
McMunn’s, Coast Café and the Golf Hotel to name but a few.

How does a relaxing massage sound ? Debbie at Haven on the Hill or the girls at the
Daramadwee Thai Massage can supply you with a voucher as a possible present.

Of course for the ladies there’s always some Handbags, Jewellery and other treats from either
Jewellery & Gifts or from Culloty’s and for that special pampering session vouchers are also
available from Leanne’s Hair Room and also from Magic Scissors.

The recent budget saw fuel prices rise again and so a Petrol/Diesel voucher from Buckley’s
Filling Station would make an ideal gift !

There’s a few ideas for you, so why not shop in Ballybunion and support local business !
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                  Community Christmas a Massive Success
                                            The Community Christmas organised around the
                                            turning on of the Christmas Lights on Saturday night
                                            last was a huge success with hundreds of people
                                            turning out to enjoy a wonderful night of
                                            entertainment and festivities.

                                            Santa arrived in town on a sleigh drawn by a donkey
                                            (Left) and received a huge welcome from both parents
                                            and kids alike as he climbed onstage outside the
                                            Garda Barracks to turn on the town’s Christmas
                                            Lights helped by Clíodhna Buckley who was the lucky
                                            child chosen to help him with the task.

On a bitter cold night, the rain stayed away apart from one quick shower and a number of local
businesses were on hand including Coast Café, the Bunker Bar, Kilcooleys & Sundaes to supply
a series of festive refreshments including Seafood Chowder and Mulled Wine to keep out the
winter chills.

A torchlight procession led by the ladies from the Tidy Towns Committee and followed by Santa
on his sleigh and dancers from the local School of Dance, proceeded down the Main street and
onto Cliff road where hundreds of helium balloons were released over the beach in a spectacular
sight followed by an amazing firework display.

To finish off the proceedings, the gathering then enjoyed the Kiddies Christmas Party and Disco
at the Cliff House Hotel where they partied long after bedtime.

J.D.’s won the award for the best Christmas Window Display and in fairness everyone made a
big effort to ensure the night a a huge success. A huge debt of gratitude is due to the Ballybunion
Special Events Committee and the Tidy Towns Committee who organised the whole affair and it
just goes to show what can achieved with a little community spirit and goodwill.


                              School Fund-Raising Day

On Wednesday last Teacher Miss O’Rourke
and some of her students at St Joseph’s
secondary School organised a “Bake Sale &
Colours Day” to help raise funds for
“Amawele” a charity that twins schools from
Ireland with schools from the townships in
South Africa.

Students baked cakes and buns for sale and
also raised money through a “Non Uniform
Day” with Sarah Prendergast, Avril Dineen and
James Foley joining in the fun by dressing up.
(Right).
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                                          Ballybunion Golf Club Men’s Committee 2012

Front Row L to R : Michael Barry (Vice-Captain), Tom O’ Keeffe (P resident), Batt O’Keeffe (Captain), Seán Kennelly (Treasurer)
Back Row L to R : Gavin Quinlivan, Mike Houlihan, Brendan Lynch, Denis Holly & John Maher. Missing from the picture is Miley Costello
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                     The latest from the Beale GAA
Seniors : Beale play Finuge in the North Kerry Senior Championship final at 2.00pm in
Ballylongford on Sunday next, having defeated last year’s champions, Tarbert, in the semi final.
For both teams it will their tenth final but they have never met in a decider.
Beale have seven titles from nine previous finals while Finuge have four wins from their nine
appearances while our last win was 1989 and our last final appearance was 1997, with Finuge
last winning in 2001 and last appearing in the 2009 final.
Beale’s County League Divisional Status for 2012 will be decided by a game against our
neighbours Ballydonoghue on a dat and at a venue yet to be confirmed while it has been
announced that our Novice Shield Final against Kilgarvan has been postponed until the new
year.
Under 21’s : We have been drawn against Ballydonoughue in the first round of the North Kerry
Under-21 Championship. Date and venue yet to be decided.
Minors : Our Minor Team will play Finuge in the quarter final of the North Kerry Minor
Championship in Finuge at 2.00pm on Wednesday December 28th.
Bus to the Match : Don’t forget a bus will depart the Railway Bar on Sunday for the North Kerry
final in Ballylongford leaving at 1.00pm sharp ! Tickets are available from the Railway.




                             Good News for Cashen Vale
Cashen Vale boxing club received an early Christmas present with the news that their recent
application to the IABA for a development grant had been successful and work is expected to get
underway shortly in new Male and Female Showers/Toilet/Chaining rooms, and the upgrade of
the Gym area in the Ballybunion Community Centre.

One of the key reasons for allocating the grant is in order to provide accommodation for female
boxers in the form of changing rooms which have been lacking across Ireland despite the country
boasting some of the world's best Female boxers.

Women's boxing is set to make its Olympic debut at the London 2012 Games with 25-year-old
Katie Taylor a favourite to claim gold in the lightweight category.
Irish boxing clubs are turning out Olympic medallists and world champs from Gyms which are in
poor condition and lack basic facilities. In fact the gym in which Katie Taylor trains in her home
town of Bray hasn't even got a toilet and the boxers who train there have to use a pub across the
road.
The facilities provided at the Ballybunion Community Centre are permanent, which is a huge
benefit not only for the Cashen Vale Club but also visiting Clubs.
This special allocation is an important step in helping to ensure that young people will be able to
train in decent facilities which are fit for that purpose, and it will hopefully encourage more boxers
to join the club.
Further good news for the Cashen Vale club is the decision of Anja Norman, the Women's
development officer for Female boxing, is to have High performance squad training, and
Provincial squad training in the Ballybunion Gym from mid January onwards.
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                                                    Results

The ladies had their Christmas Hamper & Dinner on Saturday and the three-ball team event was
won by Ann-Marie Carroll, Dori Cotter & Noirín Lynch with 83 pts.
Second were Deirdre Dillane, Ann-Marie Sexton & Patsy Gleeson with 80 pts and third were
Mary Sheehy, Rena Blake & Marie Kennelly with 78 pts.

                                Christmas Clubhouse Arrangements

The clubhouse will close on Christmas Eve at 4.00pm and will re-open again at 8.00 am on St
Stephen’s Day.

The Reception/Office will be open daily from Monday December 26th to Saturday December 31st
from 8.00am to 2.00pm

The Pro Shop will be open daily from Monday December 26th from 8.00am to 2.00pm

The Dining Room will be open daily from Monday December 26th from 9.00am

                                               Christmas Golf

There will be casual golf over the Christmas period with timesheets in operation. Members can
book times from seven days in advance of play and from Dec 26th to Jan 1st the guest policy is
One Guest per Member on the Old course and Three-Guests per Member on the Cashen.

                                                 Council AGM

A small crowd of around one hundred attended last Friday night’s AGM at which the following
officers were elected for the coming year.
Chairman : Michael O’Connell : Treasurer : Brendan Daly : Secretary : John Croghan :
Council Members : Batt O’Keeffe (Captain), Jean Liston (Lady Captain), Pat Harnett, Jerry
Kiely, Kevin O’Callaghan, Aideen O’Leary & Dan O’Sullivan.




          2012 Captains Batt O’Keeffe & Jean Liston with family members, friends and club members at their
                                          “ Drive-In” on Sunday afternoon
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                   Accountants                                                      Car Sales
      Hannan & Culloty , Church Road Tel 0 68-2742 8                     Jolly Kars (John Long) Tel 087 -2205111




           Arts &Entertainment                                 Cassette Tape to CD Conversion
        Tintean Theatre, Church Road Tel 0 68-2800 3                        Audio in a Flash Tel 087-9861901




             Babysitting Service                                                Chiropractors
      Reliable Teenage Girl Available Tel 087-981 6729             Vitality Chiropractic, Dr Kate Frost Tel 066-7128653




            Banks/Credit Union                                                    Electricians
     Ballybunion Credit Union, Main Street Tel 068-27685              Patsy Connolly, Doon Road Tel 08 7-66013 75




                          Bars                             Filling Station & Convenience Store
           Mikey Joe’s, Main Street Tel 068-27288                        Buckley’s Filling Station & Shop, East End



          The Cashen, Main Street Tel 068-2 8866
                                                                           Gifts & Accessories
             The Bunker , Main Street Tel 068-279 34                    Culloty Craft, Main Street, Tel 068-27176



            The Railway, Main Street Tel 068-2 7303
                                                                               Hair & Beauty
                                                                  Leanne’s Hair Room & Style Boutique Tel 068-25 050
                       Builders
             Bennett Brothers Tel 086-8542106                            Magic Scissors, East End Tel 068-2756 8




         Cab & Hackney Service                                                   Guesthouses
         Billy Brosnan, East End Tel - 087 -2577737              Cashen Course House, Golf Links Road Tel 068-27351



                                                           Teach de Broc & Strollers Bistro, Sandhill Road Tel 068 -27581
                        Café s
        The Coast Café , Main Street Tel 068-25830         Your Business Here ! Just €50 for 12 Months ! Tel 087-9861901
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                              Hotels                                                Seafood Restaurant
                 Golf Hotel, Main Street Tel 068-27111                      Coast after Dark @ the Marine Hotel Tel 068-27139



             Kilcooley’s Country House Hotel Tel 068-27 112
                                                                                          Self-Catering
            Marine Links Hotel , Sandhill Road Tel 06 8-27139             Ballybunion Holiday Cottages, East End Tel 087 -2858541



       McMunns Hotel & Restaurant , Sandhill Road Tel 068 -28845      Ballybunion Seaside Holiday Cottages, Link Road Tel 0 87-2898 453




                    Jewellery & Gifts                                                        Solicitors
               Ann Marie Halpin, East End Tel 068 -27264               Margarita Purtill , Sandhill Road Tel 068-2 8766/087-958 8052




                    Massage/ Therapy                                                Sports & Recreation
 Daramadawee Thai Massage, c/o Leisure Centre Tel 086-3537928                Ballybunion Golf Club, Sandhill Road Tel 068 -27146



                  Haven on the Hill Tel 086-2283907                          Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre Tel 068-28111




              Motor Repairs & Service                                                   Takeaway Food
     Dirra Cross Motors — Denis O’Sullivan (Penny) Tel 086 -3510478   Jackie Chan’s Chinese Takeaway, Tel 068-27 900/087-2588 106




       Personalised Embroidered Gifts                                                     Upholsterers
              Trish Lawlor : U-Name it Tel 087-2508870                             Sheehan Upholstery Tel 086-82 40457




                       Photographers                                            Wedding/Function Band
               F. J. Imaging , East End Tel 087-6843488                            Celebration the Band Tel 087 -2604749



              Francis Bennett, Ahafona Tel 087-24 60491
                                                                                   Your Business Here !
     Templeberry Photography, Jolene Templeton Tel 087 -0989963                  Just €50 for 12 Months ! Tel 087-9861901
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     Teacher Ita Kelly, Principal Eily Walsh & Santa during his
                  recent visit to Scoil Íosagáin




                                                                            Teacher Dana Hayes gets a hug from Santa during his visit
                                                                                              to Scoil Íosagáin




 Three lov ely ladi es selling Christmas Wish Balloons : Siobhán Gleeson,
  Una Ryan & Elaine Cahill at the turning on of the lights on Saturday




 The Snow man & Mrs Claus : Joanne McCarthy & Noirín Hitchen at the                                                              as
                                                                            Clíodhna Buckley hel ps Santa to turn on the C hristm lights along
                turning on of the lights on Saturday                                               with her mum Eileen
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                           Twins                                                        Brothers
     E mma & Rachael Lynch with Santa during his visit to        Jack & Cormac Allen with Santa during his visit to “Little
              “Little Dreamer’ s” Play School                                  Drea mer’ s” Play School




                  Mothers & Daughters                                                  Retirement

  Zoe Hughes and her Mum Sy lvia pictured recently at the           Fr Martin Hegarty who retired as Parish Priest of
    Statue of Liberty in New Y ork with Ballybunion nativ e       Bally bunion receives a presentation from St Joseph’s
Kathleen Purtill and her daughters Ashley & Jenny, who live in         Secondary School Principal John Donov an
                          New Y ork

				
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