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Goleen & District Community Council Private LOTTO Draw
Numbers: 2, 16, 24; Jackpot €2350 Winner Timmy Barnett;
Seller’s Prize: Timmy Barnett
This Week’s Venue: O’Sullivan’s LOTTO JACKPOT: €700
If You’re not in, You can’t win! Buy your tickets for a chance! All monies made from the LOTTO go back into the
Community through Community Projects throughout the village and surrounding areas.
Mass Times
Monday & Friday
9.00 am
8.00 pm
9.30 am
12 noon
10.30 am
Church of Ireland Services
11.30 am
10.00 am
11.30 am
Recent Deaths - Mary Lucey, Rathura, Schull. Daphne Hegarty, Gubbeen, Schull.
Sincere sympathy to their families & friends. May they rest in peace.
Wedding Bells - James Healy, Schull & Diane Wisdom, Dublin & also Emma
Nolan, Drinane, Schull & John Paul O’Sullivan, Kealkil. Congratulations to both
couples on their recent marriages. They are wished many happy years together.
New Baby Boy - Congratulations to Brendan Goggin & Jessica O’Leary, Glaun on
the birth or their son, Eoghan.
Goleen Community Charity Shop Open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, & Sat 11.00am 2.00pm.
GDCC Newsletter - Your contributions can be submitted by email to
[email protected] or you can drop them into the Community Centre on a
Monday. Alternatively contact Caroline by phone or text on 086-259-3877 to
Con O’Sullivan
[email protected] 028-28866/086-8944916
VOL: 8 WEEK 2 JAN 08 2015 Published every Thursday.
There was some very positive news this week with the announcement that
Ireland will be the first European country to be allowed sell beef in the US market
in 16 years. Beef from the EU has been banned from the US since it imposed a
ban over concerns about the infectious bovine disease BSE. The ban was only
formally lifted in March 2014. The news is the result of two years of rigorous
testing and negotiations. Minister Simon Coveney welcomed the news. "We
have worked with the US administration to get an inspection team here to look at
our plans, to look at our systems, to reassure them on safety grounds,” he said.
"A positive relationship has developed and now that has resulted in a big
breakthrough, which is a full opening of the US beef market to Irish beef.
America is a country that consumes 11 million tonnes of beef every year. They
import about 1.2 million tonnes of that. That’s about €4 billion worth of beef. The
US at the moment is the highest priced beef market in the world. It is important
that Ireland will be part of that. It’s really important that we have as many
markets as possible to access so that we can target the markets that give us the
best price. The more high quality premium priced beef we are selling into the
highest price markets in the world, the higher the margin which farmers will
This is a positive development and its significance will be judged by farmers
securing improved beef prices from the market place in 2015. There has been a
recent major increase in US beef prices, up by €1/kg in the past year, represents
a “real opportunity” for Irish grass-based beef exports. So a good start for the
New Year has to be welcomed by all.
The death has taken place in Schull Community Hospital of Mary Lucey,
Rathura, Schull. Mary was a former member of Goleen & District Community
Council, serving her area for four years. Mary was well known due to her
involvement in many organisations in both Goleen and Schull down through the
years. Her passing leaves many memories for those who knew her. The
Ballydehob, Goleen and Schull ICA group formed a guard of honour for Mary
outside the Church of the Seven Sacraments, Lowertown last Saturday. She will
be missed by her relatives and friends. MC GDCC
Schull Shop Local Draw - List of Winners
Michael & Helen Barnett / Alice O'Driscoll, Barry Butcher / Connie O'Mahony, Black
Sheep Inn / Mary G Sheehy, Blue House Gallery / Elaine Falvey, Brosnans Hardware /
Anne O'Connor, Bunratty Inn / Fiona O'Driscoll, Centra / Finin MacMarthaigh, Classic
Touch / Mary Hellen, Courtyard Crafts / Donie Twomey, East Meets West / Vera
Dukelow,Enibas / Cathy O'Sullivan, Escape Beauty / Jim Brennan, Eurospar / Betty
O'Reilly, The Fish Shop / Catherine Roycroft, Fuchsia / Naomi O'Brien, Grove House /
David Barry, Hackets / Catherine Kelleher, Harbour Bay Flowers / Catherine Roycroft,
Herons Gallery / Finbarr Hellen, Little Way Charity Shop / Charlie O' Callaghan,
Loughbeg Farm Products / Simon O' Keeffe, McCarthy Chemist / Colette Egan, MCS /
Marion and Dermot, Newmans Post Office / Margaret O'Sullivan, Newmans West / Nora
Barnett, Ocean Beauty / Mary Murphy, O'Regans Bar / Ann McEntegart, Pebbles / Zena,
Present Company / Gabrielle Hogan, Roaring Water Healthfood / Mary Moynihan, An
Tigin / Marlen, Waterside / Gene Griffin, Whyte Books / Lisa Scarff, Schull Country
Market/ Josie Hellen, Divecology / Mary Logan, Seamus O'Donoghue / Lorraine O'
Thirty six prizes in Total!
If you have not collected your prize please do so at Michael & Helen Barnett’s Shop.
The Schull Shop local initiative was a wonderful success & participants wish to thank
everyone who took part. A Happy New Year to all our customers. Helen Barnett
Goleen ICA wishes everybody a very Happy and Peaceful New Year. Our first meeting of
2015 will be on Wednesday 14th January in the Parish Hall. The 9.30 pm talk, entitled,
“Her Trip to the Philippines”, will be given by Heather O’Leary. The title perhaps belies the
actual nature of the “Trip”. We are not looking at and hearing about Heather’s summer
vacation but rather learning about the charitable work she has been carrying out with
underprivileged children in that region. I would urge you to come along to take interest in
and to support one of the young members of this community who has given up her time
and skills to assist some of the world’s more disadvantaged children. As usual a
scrumptious array of home baking will be provided along with tea, coffee and a raffle. (All
for €5 for non-members) Mary O’Meara PRO
Thought for the day
“A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often,
dream big, laugh a lot and realise how blessed you are for what you have.”
~ Author Unknown
Make a Clean Sweep for the New Year!
CONTACT T.LANNIN, GUBBEEN 086-822-6007 028-28013
 Events Calendar - inclusion free.
 All items to be in by Tues evening. Email [email protected]
 Jan 08 Bingo in Goleen Parish Hall at 9pm. All welcome
 Jan 09, 10 & 11 Schull Drama Group Present Robin Hood
 Jan 09 GAA Weekly 35 Card Drive in the Lobster Pot Jackpot €1060
 Jan 10 GDCC LOTTO Draw - O’Sullivan’s Jackpot €700
 Jan 14 Goleen ICA Monthly Meeting at 8.30pm followed by talk by Heather O’Leary at 9.30pm
 Weekly Events, Amenities and Attractions in the Locality
 Goleen & District Community Social Centre - Every Mon 11am-4pm Lunch 1pm (except Bank Holiday Mon will be
the following day-Tues). Book Meals by 11am the previous Sat. Contact: Maureen O’Callaghan 086-330-0262
 Goleen Community Centre - Contact 086-272-5506 to rent the Centre.
 Goleen Community Playgroup - Open Mon-Fri for preschool. Free ECCE places available. Call 028-35927 or
 Goleen Afterschool Club Mon & Tues: Cooking; Weds: Irish Dancing; Thurs; Art & Crafts. Call 028 -35927 or
 Fit Kids for Goleen Mondays 3.15 - 4.30pm in the Community Centre
 Mizen Rovers U10 Training Mondays at Goleen Community Centre 6-7pm.
 Boxercise Fitness Mondays 8-9pm Schull Village Hall. All ages. Gaisce participants welcome. 086-240-4709
 Schull Junior Running Group Tuesdays 3.30 - 4.30pm at tennis courts. Age 7 upwards. Contact 086-240-4709
 Céili Classes Tuesdays in Goleen Parish Hall at 9.15pm. Including Waltzes, Quicksteps, Foxtrots. All welcome.
 Morning Outdoor Fitness Wednesdays after school drop off 09.30 - 10.30. at Schull tennis courts. 086-240-4709
 Schull Parent & Toddler Group Wednesdays 10am -12noon in Parish Hall. All welcome. €3 per Family.
 Salsa Dancing Wednesdays 8.30pm in Newman's, Schull. Everyone Welcome.
 Acapellabella Community Choir Thursdays 8pm upstairs at Rosie's, Ballydehob phone Caz 083-142-5599
 Foróige every Friday evening 8.30 to 10.30 in the Community Centre
 AIB Mobile Community Bank: Every Mon, Thurs & Fri - Ballydehob - 9.30am to 10.30am. Schull - 10.45am to
12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm. ATM in Schull outside Brosnan’s Eurospar.
 Schull Office - Skibbereen Credit Union: Open Tues & Fri 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 5pm. Sat 9.30am - 1pm.
 Schull Library - Open Tues, Thurs & Fri 2.30 - 5.30pm. Weds 9.30am - 1pm & 2 - 5.30pm. Sat 9.30am - 1.30pm.
 Bus Time Tables: Goleen - Cork: Mon - Sat 07.50 & 17.30 Sun 16.15; Schull - Cork: Mon - Sat 12.40; Cork Schull: Mon - Sat 09.30; Cork - Goleen: Mon - Sat 13.00 Change at Skibbereen 16.05 & 16.30 Change at
Skibbereen 18.20; Sun 11.30.
 Mizen Head Signal Station Open Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm www.mizenhead.ie 028-35115/35225.
 Mizen Information & e-Centre, Main Street, Goleen. Coffee, Wifi., Hot desks. Gifts, chat. Winter Hours Nov - Mid
March Tues, Fri, Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm 028-35000
Important Contacts
 Goleen First Responder/ Defibrillator Group Number 083-146-6605
 Coast Guard /Emergency Services 112 or 999
Garda Emergency Number 027-20860
 Mizen Medical Practice - all enquiries & appointments call 028-28311 or for Out of Hours Service call
SouthDoc 1850-335-999
To Book Your Adverts - email [email protected] for rates. All items must be sent in by Tues evening to guarantee inclusion
in newsletter. GDCC does not take responsibility for articles and opinions published.
Newsletter Editors: Contact Sue 028-35225/ Michael [email protected] Website: www.goleen.info
Goleen GAA - Hope everybody had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Our club is
already preparing for the coming season with U21's training a few weeks now and our
Juniors gearing up for our first session this Saturday. Membership is due so anybody
interested in being part of the club, contact Bob O'Leary (087-968-5344) or Richie Barry
(086-258-1296). Richie is also running a scrap collection to raise funds for the club and
can be contacted at the number above. This year, there will be a draw held for all who
donated or are yet to donate scrap. More details to come. All the best for 2015. Sean
Sheehan PRO
Cope Foundation Christmas Day Swim It was wonderful to see everyone so
enthusiastically taking part in the annual Cope Christmas Day swim in Schull . Well done!
Total raised so far €1499. Thanks to all the participants, spectators & the Inshore Crew.
T. Newman
Charity Walk / Run - I would like to thank, most sincerely, all who took part and helped
out with our annual walk / run from BARLEYCOVE to CROOKHAVEN on New Year’s Eve
and made it so successful. Although, on the day, the weather was atrocious, we had
about 45 people take part from both the car park and the hotel. On the day, we raised
€607.00 for CYSTIC FIBROSIS IRL. How fantastic was that. THANK YOU ALL SO VERY
A special thank you to Goleen Coast Guard, Marshalls & Dermot O’Sullivan
A very happy 2015 to one and all, and looking forward to the next one ....
New Year’s Day Swim in Crookhaven – Another great turn out! A big thank you to all
the participants & helpers. Your efforts have, so far, raised €719 for Bantry Hospital. Well
done to all involved & here’s to next year. Claire Barrett
Self-Healing Lessons and Courses - Tai Chi, Qigong & Meditation is good for our
health and healing, the prevention of illness and rejuvenation. All the muscles, sinews
and joints are lightly stretched. By combining the gentle exercises with correct breathing,
a maximum of oxygen, blood and chi is circulated around the whole body. There are
guided meditations after the light exercises, working with breath, relaxation and selfhealing techniques. Free access on my site to meditations and videos and printed
instructions included in the 5 lesson course price €70. Concessions available.
Ballydehob - An Sanctoir. Starts Fri. 9 & 16 January from 9.30 to 10.30 am. It’s all about
showing you what to do to self heal while having some exercise.
www.markvandam.com - over 20 years experience with internal health exercise and
Tel. 02388-57370 Mob. 086-1591881 please like https://www.facebook.com/marktaichi
Schull Drama Group Present Robin Hood - What does one do in the doldrums after
New Years? Well if you are in Schull you go to the annual Panto! Schull Drama Group put
on a fantastic show - Robin Hood and his Very Merry Men - a huge cast of tiny children,
enthusiastic teenagers and plenty of adults that really should know better. This Friday &
Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at 3pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets €10 adults, €5 children &
The Heron’s Cove Restaurant and B&B
Open Saturday January 10th
3 Course menu €27.50 Dinner, B&B €65 pps pn.
Call 028-35225 to book www.heronscove.com
Help wanted for elderly, disabled Gent in Goleen/Crookhaven area. 2 hours, once a
week, no cooking. €10 per hour + petrol (€90 max per month). Email only to
[email protected] (No calls please)
For Sale - Elkhart Silver Flute. Like new. €95 including first flute lesson. Contact Terry
Sports & General Injuries
Anita Johnson, Physical Therapist & Manipulative Therapist
Dunbeacon, Durrus, Bantry 027-61287/086-3951120
www.springhilltherapies.com VHI, Quinn, Aviva approved.

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