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Welcome to Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine’s website. Over the years our vibrant community has had many interesting stories to tell. Our magazine facilitates our members with a means of connecting and sharing these stories. This website is an extension of our magazine, integrating participation and contribution from the community as a whole, providing real-time interactivity for our members to stay connected wherever they be. We now have a means of staying connected with family members or friends who may reside in different locations across the world, and we welcome their valued contributions in the form of articles, verse and photos.

Ballydonoghue WW1 Solders, A Pageant.

Announcing Heritage Week event for Ballydonoghue! Members of ONE and the Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine finalising plans for the “Ballydonoghue’s WW1 Soldiers, A Pageant” event at Lisselton Cross on Saturday, August 24th at 4pm. Families of the soldiers are cordially invited and there will be music, song, recitations and flag ceremonies on the day. All welcome to support National Heritage Week.

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The sales go on! Jim Finnerty, BPM chairperson hands over another batch of magazines to Sharon in Garvey's, Listowel, who retail large numbers each year. Don't forget the BPM Edition 38 is an ideal Christmas present for home or abroad. ... See MoreSee Less
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It was so lovely to see so many friends, old and new, at the launch of the 38th edition Tomáisín's last Friday night. This year’s magazine was launched by GAA All-Star and All Ireland winner, Jason Foley, whose grandfather was a founding member of the BPM committee, and who has himself won the BPM Young Achiever of the year in the past, no better role model for the youth of our local community – thank you for joining us Jason!Awards were presented to some amazingly talented children, young people and adults from the parish and beyond in #northkerry who make such a huge contribution to the magazine with their outstanding #creativewriting #poetry and #photography. The standard of entries continues to be extremely high each year, thank you to everyone who sends us something to be included. A massive thank you to our sponsors for their generosity and continued support. Special thanks to Mary Cremin for the wonderful photos she takes for the magazine each year and of course to Jackie Hegarty Aine, Tom and all of the staff at Tomaisin's for hosting such a brilliant evening. Full list of winners below, many congratulations to you all:Winners aged 12 and under:@lee str Children’s Poetry Competition3rd Runner Up - Daisy O’Connor for ‘A Spring Walk’ (Lisselton National School)2nd Runner Up - Mia Curley for ‘Spring’ (Coolard National School)1st Runner Up - Clodagh Houlihan for ‘The Final’ (Lisselton National School)Winner - Emma O’Rahilly for ’An Old Man’s Wish’ (Coolard National School)@leestrandofficial Primary Schools Creative Writing Competition2nd Runner Up - Kate Lawlor for ‘North Kerry’ (Coolard NS)1st Runner Up - Ellie Mai Neylon, for ‘The Elf on the Shelf’ (Coolard NS)Winner - Jake Faley for his piece ‘The Irish Car Scene’ (Lisselton NS)The overall school’s competition for creative writing in memory of Danny Curtain was won by Coolard National School. The trophy was presented to Principle, Margaret Kissane by Jason FoleyWinners aged 18 and under:@kerry wr Secondary Schools Creative Writing CompetitionJoint 3rd Place - Mackenzie Cremin with ‘Letting Go’ (Colaiste Na Tracaire Rathkeale) and Oisin Kelly with ‘When the Smoke Cleared’ (St Michael’s College)2nd Place - Jack Hannafin with ‘Something Gruesome’ (Colaiste Na Tracaire Rathkeale)Winner - Wojtek Witkowski for ‘The Engine Room’ (St Michael’s College)Youth Photographic CompetitionWinner - Saoirse stack with ‘Littor Strand, Summer Evening 2022’ (St Joseph’s Secondary School) @St John’s Theatre Cúinne na GaeilgeAn Fheirmeoireacht - Le Noelle Dillon, Bliain a Trí, Clochar na Toirbhirte, Lios TuathailAn Fharraige - Le Cara Ní Laocha, Clochar na Toirbhirte, Lios TuathailCispheil - Le Grace Foley, Bliain a Trí, Clochar na Toirbhirte, Lios TuathailAn t-Earrach - Le Alannah Lavery, Bliain 3, Clochar na Toirbhirte, Lios TuathailWinners aged over 18:The Maurice Walsh Creative Writing Competition sponsored by Betty Hartnett3rd Place – Hope Springs Eternal by Joan Lyons2nd Place – Fight of the Fenians by Patrick Lynch 1st Place – Friday’s Child by Neil Brosnan The Marie Kennelly Photography Competition3rd Place – Butterfly by Amanda Burrell2nd Place – Small Steps and Shadows by Noel McGregor 1st Place – Horizons by Danny O’NeillThe Johnny Banbury Poetry Competition3rd Place – Tsunami of Grief by Hilda Francis 2nd Place – Women and the Sea by Marian Relihan1st Place – Reflections by John McGrath ... See MoreSee Less
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What a back line! Jason Foley and Jimmy Deenihan having a chat about golden days past and present at the launch of the 38th edition of the Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine at Tomáisín's in Lisselton tonight. Jason launched the Magazine with which he has a close connection...his grandfather was a founding member and Jason himself is a former BPM Young Achiever. Great occasion. ... See MoreSee Less
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