Muintir Bháire


September 2020

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Kilcrohane Development Association

A very very big thank you to everybody who supported our cake sale and raffle in August. To those who donated cakes and those who bought them. To those who bought raffle tickets; those who sold them and those who donated prizes. We sincerely thank you.

A whopping €2,340 was raised and this figure includes a very generous donation of €200 from Alan and Rose Corcoran of Corcoran's Centra in Cobh. All funds raised will go towards insuring and maintaining the children's playground, community hall and community field.

The lucky winners of the raffle are as follows:
Aoibhean Callely - Framed photo of the pier - donated by Donal O'Connell
Jerry Cahill - Voucher for Arundels - donated by Tom and Michael
Christina Burke - Voucher for Arundels - donated by Tom and Michael
Rachel O'Sullivan - Voucher for Supervalu, Bantry
Noel O'Carroll - Voucher for The Old Creamery - donated by Eleanor
Ian Sanford - Voucher for Bridge View - donated by the Donegan Family
Lochlan McCarthy - Clairns Beauty Products - donated by Amy Moy
Conor Daly - Travel Kettle and Tea Set - donated by Amy Moy

The cake sale was held to raise much needed funds for the insurance and maintenance of the playground, playing field and community hall. Due to the pandemic our major fund raising events like the Carnival had to be cancelled this year leaving the association tight for funds.

The wonderful walking path in the community field is now complete. The gravel walkway around the perimeter of the field is 0.33km or 0.2 miles around. Three laps for one kilometre or five laps for one mile! Please check it out.

There are still a few 2021 Sheep’s Head Calendars available at O‘Mahony’s Shop, the Sheep’s Head Way office, the Old Creamery Restaurant and Ryan’s shop in Durrus. The calendars are €10.


An article from Community Garda, Brigid Hartnett

Revenue scam doing the rounds again!

There have been reports of unsolicited phone calls where the caller states they are from revenue and informs members of the public that they are entitled to a tax refund, or they are seeking immediate payment of a tax bill over the phone. The caller may also give you a number to call back to give credit card details. Please be mindful and wary of any contact from an unsolicited source, whether by telephone or email. Other reports state text messages being sent with the sender details displaying as “Revenue” and the message outlines that a refund is available and is allegedly sent by the “ROS Team”.

The text messages promise large amounts of money in exchange for personal details. If you click the hyperlink embedded in the text message you are brought to a site that appears to be legitimate asking for your name, date of birth, etc. Delete immediately! Revenue never contacts you by text or email for personal details. Please report all such messages received.



Cemetery Board on Display

A considerable amount of work has been done in recent times with a view to establishing an inventory of the graves located in Kilcrohane Cemetery. An information board is now on temporary display on the wall adjacent to the Sheep’s Head Way office in Kilcrohane Village. It is proposed that a similar information board will be permanently erected at the cemetery which will greatly assist people seeking to locate the graves of their relatives.

The board shows a list of the surnames, in alphabetical order, which are inscribed on the headstones. Beside each surname, a number is given. Each number can then be used to pinpoint a grave on the accompanying aerial map of the cemetery. It is proposed that a miniature disc, showing the number which is allotted to each grave, will be attached in a discreet manner near the base of the relevant headstone, in the vicinity of the sculptor’s name.

The information board has been on display in Kilcrohane Village over the past couple of weeks. Saturday and Sunday, September 12th and 13th, are the final two days for people to view it.

Everyone who is interested is invited to inspect it on either of those days. Any information concerning marked or unmarked graves is welcome. It can be written down and handed into the office, together with the contact details of the person submitting it. Alternatively, information can be sent by text to 087/2324984, or by email to


Kilcrohane N.S.

Kilcrohane NS reopened its door with a warm welcome back for all on August 26th. Much preparation was done to make the school as welcoming as possible and a special thanks is extended to Bob and Joe and the Men’s Shed Durrus for their hard work digging out and building a kitchen garden at the side of the school from which it is hoped next spring the children will be able to pick and eat their spinach and beetroot etc. to add to their lunch sandwiches.

Thanks also are extended to Jessica Mason for painting the ABC of positivity to brighten the children’s entry to the school and thanks also to Vincent Ellis for building a winter patio area for the children to enjoy. We look forward to a safe and happy year ahead.


Rusnacahara N.S.

Rusnacahara NS staff welcomed back it’s pupils on August 27th last, a special welcome was extended to new Junior Infants Ciara Daly and Maggie O’ Brien.

A lot of work was done in the school over the summer period to prepare for reopening and pupils are getting used to the new routines. All are delighted to be back and the staff thank the parents for their continued support.


St. James' N.S.

Back at last at school and we opened with a buzz of excitement as we all met up and welcomed our five new Junior Infants and a new pupil in 5th class.

Shauna McLoughlin returned after her maternity leave and Eugenie Poulet and Caroline Willoughby join our staff this year. Now the teachers and pupils are looking forward to a busy term full of fun and well as work. It is good to be back!