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Shock at robberies and vandalism in the Rossmore area

WIDESPREAD feelings of shock, disbelief and disappointment were felt by the people of Kilmeen and Castleventry Parish when they discovered one morning recently that thieves had stolen several baskets of flowers which were on public display in their community. Sixteen baskets of flowers which were bolted on to strong specially crafted metal frames secured to four bridges in the parish disappeared overnight. In each case the metal fittings were thrown

Top line-up for West Cork Drama Festival 2015

SAINT Patrick may have driven the snakes out of Ireland but its top quality drama that will be driving people out of their sitting rooms to the annual full length drama festival which runs from Friday March 13th to Sunday March 22nd. This year’s festival contains a veritable assortment of Irish and International plays including intrigue, tragedy and comedy, set to captivate, provoke and absorb festival goers.

Kimeen GAA notes

Kilmeen Kubs action continues in Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Hall   The junior classes (junior infants – second class) continue with hurling and football training on Friday mornings, in Kilmeen GAA hall.  A bus has been organised to transport the children from Kilmeen NS to the hall.  It is incredible how much the skills of these children have developed in a six weeks.  These children will be well prepared for

Kilmeen scoop one-act drama prize

After a wonderful weekend of scintillating drama and comedy, the West Cork One Act Drama Festival drew to a close with the announcement of the results and awards. Adjudicator Imelda McDonagh was warm and full of praise for the festival and the eleven productions presented.

Kilmeen underage GAA notes

The U8-U14 players in Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club recently had an expert coaching session with James McCarthy (GDO) in Rossmore. The children thoroughly enjoyed the training they received and learned much from it.   A number of the younger Kilmeen & Kilbree players attended both the Cork Hurlers & Cork Footballers Open Training Sessions. They were thrilled to meet their heroes who were happy to give autographs and pose

West Cork Drama Festival takes to the stage

THE 53rd West Cork Drama Festival opens in the theatre Rossmore on Friday March 7th and runs until St Patrick’s night Monday March 17th.   Of the 11 plays on show only two have been part of the festival there before so audiences will have plenty of choice in plays they may not have seen at all before.

Kilmeen & Castleventry Community Development Association AGM

Big Plans for Bealad The AGM of Kilmeen & Castleventry Community Development Association, which has been dormant for some years, was held in Rossmore recently. It was decided to re-launch and expand the role of this Association, whose purpose is to serve, where possible, certain needs of the community which are outside the scope of the existing parish organisations.

West Cork One Act Drama Festival

Bored with the television and in need of more lively entertainment and a laugh? Then take yourself to the theatre in Rossmore which hosts the annual West Cork One Act Festival of drama nightly this weekend November 15th to Sunday 17th. The festival opens on the Friday with Ballincollig’s Gunpowder Productions of the hilarious comedy ‘What’s for Pudding’ by David Tristram. This play centres on a couple’s boring Saturday evening

The Six Marys in Rossmore

THE theatre in Rossmore will host the very successful comedy The Six Marys by Jean Farrell on Friday and Saturday September 20th and 21st at 8pm.   Tickets cost €12 and can be bought at the door but booking is advised at 086 448 1086 / 023 883 8526.  

Kilmeen Underage GAA notes

Munster U12 Football blitz in Pairc Ui Rinn   On the day the U12 team played Tramore, Crecora, Killara Og and Castlehaven.   This was a wonderful opportunity to play clubs from different counties. On the day this team performed exceptionally well and won three of their four matches.

Kilmeen underage GAA notes

Kilmeen U12 Footballers travel to Croke Park   Recently, the Kilmeen U12 footballers travelled to Croke Park to take part in a Munster Football Blitz. On the day these young stars played Cromane (Kerry), Foilmore (Kerry) and Cooraclare (Clare).   They performed exceptionally well and won two of their three matches comprehensively. They then went on a tour of the stadium and museum. This well-organised event was hugely successful for

Curtains close on All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in Rossmore

THE curtains were pulled on Saturday night on the very successful 61st All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in the theatre Rossmore after the insightful adjudicator Padraic McIntyre presented the results and awards to a jovial and packed theatre.   The colourful closing ceremony followed the final production by Galway’s Glenamaddy Players of ‘Moment’ by Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan.

61st All Ireland Confined Drama Finals comes to Rossmore

THE West Cork Drama Festival committee, based in the theatre, Rossmore, are delighted to have the honour of hosting the 61st All Ireland Confined Drama finals from April 19-27th this year (the open finals are always in Athlone).   While the recipe for the renowned Clonakilty Blackpudding, primary sponsor of the festival, remains secret, the drama festival ‘ingredients’ are now known.

Thy Will Be Done – in Rossmore

THE Kilmeen Drama Group’s production of Thy Will Be Done by Michael Carey will be staged in Rossmore on four Thursdays in August. This lovely Comedy Drama impressed all who attended the opening performance in St Mary’s Theatre last week.