HOW IT ALL BEGAN:
(Next Committee Meeting Monday, June 17th 2013 8pm. Lisselton school)
The Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine was the brainchild of Sarah Buckley, Knockenagh. Back in 1985, Sarah, with the help of Martin Lynch, produced the very first edition, thus sowing the seed for what has become a very comprehensive account of the history as well as the current happenings in a rural parish. Sarah remained with the Magazine for three years until a new Committee took on the task of continuing the work of making the annual publication a much sought after Magazine by parishioners at home and abroad, at Christmas each year. There are some of the original committee still doing trojan work which was evident in the Silver Edition last Christmas. The photos, both old and new, are very popular with the readers, the committee would encourage you to keep the Magazine in mind when attending functions, sporting events etc. as they are part of the history of the area and it is important that they are documented every year.
The Annual reporting of the work of the local Committees, eg. G.A.A., Community Alert etc. are very popular with the readers.
Closing date for general material – June 10th. Nominations, to include data of their achievements, to be e-mailed to email@example.com, or posted to Lisselton Post Office. Nominations for Young Achiever 2013 the upper age limit is 25 years, and a resident of the Parish, and the closing date for nominations is July 31st.
COMPETITIONS: The Photographic and Creative Writing Competitions are of great interest, to both young and old, with several different categories. The Young Achiever’s Award has always created a lot of interest in the parish, which has honoured many young people in their chosen careers. Anybody interested in entering material for the 2012 competitions please note the categories are as follows: Creative Writing – Primary School, Second Level and Adult. Photographic – Second Level Schools and Adult. All entries must be origional and the work of the person entering the competitions. The closing date for the Creative Writing and Photographic Competitions is July 31st. Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine, C/O Lisselton Post Office, Lisselton, Listowel. Co. Kerry. Please include name, address and phone number with all entries.
Please contact any member of the committee with details of pathways/shortcuts that were used regularly in the parish years ago. If you can identify stiles, etc on these routes, the Magazine will photograph them. Also, people who may have used them and may have a story about them.
The Magazine is undertaking an article on Hegarty’s Hall. Did you meet your spouse there, did you do all your “chasing” there? If you did, or know anybody with humorous or indeed, serious tales relating to any antics that people got up to, please contact us as soon as possible. Information, be it dance related, drama related, etc is very welcome. E-mail details as below or post to Lisselton Post Office.
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