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On Saturday night in Tullaherin a special mass was held to mark the 100th Birthday of Peg Horgan, Castlegarden. Mass was concelebrated by Canon Patrick Duggan and Canon Pat Dalton, PP.

Peg had lived in England for many years and was married to Gerry Horgan, who hailed from Killarney. Gerry died some years ago.

Affectionately known as Oggie to her family and friends, she is a member of the Dormer family, Castlegarden. Family and friends were present, including her sister Patricia, who is attached to a religious order in Brentwood, England.

The Dormer family is well known in the Castlegarden area and the family originally lived in the old Castlegarden School, now the residence of Mr Jim McGrath.


Plans are now well advanced for the dog night to be held in aid of the Bennettsbridge Community Hall/Bennettsbridge GAA Club .

A Night at the Dogs will be held on Friday, 30th August in Kilkenny Dog Track at 8pm. A great nights entertainment is in store for all. Your support is essential to make this joint venture a success.

You can help by: 1. Sponsoring a race; 2. Advertising; 3. Donating prizes; 4. Buying tickets for the raffle, available from the following: Mike Shields, Paula Nolan, Tina Keogh; Bennettsbridge Community Hall Ltd, Fundraising Committee or Bennettsbridge GAA Committee Members.


The jackpot is still intact and now stands at €1750.00. Numbers for last week, 5, 6, 9, 11. Consolation Prizes 5th August: Shauna and Padraic, Norewood Heights; BB Syndicate; Barbara Kenna, Friary Street; Ann Ryan, Barronsland; Kathleen Kelly, Killarney. Consolation Prizes for 12th August: Ann Holden, CastlegardenOlive Morrin, Kilfane; BB Syndicate; Eamon McEvoy, Gowran Road; Michael Denieffe, Kilbline.


Results of games for last two weeks: first week: 1st Prize Toddy Skehan/Marty Hanlon;

2nd Prize James and Larry Walsh; Table Prize Brigid Cottrell/Michael Bolger

Last week: 1st Prize Lar Gibbons/Joe Doyle; 2nd Prize Rose Hayes/Martin Mulhall; Table Prize Maura Drennan/Peter Dooley.


There was a good entry for the Bennettsbridge Golf Society outing to K Club (President’s Prize) at the weekend. Results:1st Ger Treacy (39 points); 2nd Dan Stallard (38 points); 3rd Pat Kirwan (37 points); 4th P.J. Dreeling (36 points); 5th Mick Dillon (35 points); Front 9 Cathal Davis (17 points); Back 9 Kevin Maher (18 points).


Thomastown Credit Union - Opportunities for Volunteers. Do you have time to help in your community? Can you commit on a regular basis? Would you like to help in the operation of Thomastown Credit Union Ltd, a community-based co-operative?

If interested in being involved in a voluntary capacity please contact the Manager before 31st August on 056-7724445 or e-mail, info@thomastowncreditunion.


A churchgate collection in aid of SOS was held at the weekend and appreciation is expressed to parishioners for their generosity.


Kilfane handballers have had a very successful summer in the 60x30 competitions to date. At juvenile level, seven players have won county titles.

Girls U13 Singles Dearbhail O’Keeffe, Girls U13 Doubles Caoimhe Kelly & Eimear Farrell, Girls U16 Singles Aoife Holden, Boys U12 Singles Jack Holden, Boys U16 Doubles Dylan Caulfield & Maurice Walsh.

In a remarkable few weeks, seven Leinster titles have also been brought back to Kilfane. Willie Holden is M.B.Singles champion. Noel Holden took the S.M.B.Singles title. The Holden brothers then combined then to win the M.B.Doubles final. At S.M.B. grade, Tom Dooley & Tom O’Keeffe took home the honours, and most recently, the Ladies Intermediate Singles title was won by Rachel Hogan.

Kilfane have a number of players representing Kilkenny in the juvenile Leinster championships in the next few weeks so best of luck to all involved.


The Annual Mass in St Fiachre’s Well, Sheastown will be held this Sunday at 3.30pm. Novena takes place each evening this week.


Items for inclusion in Bennettsbridge Notes should be e-mailed to on or before Sunday at 9pm. Alternatively contact Joan, at 086 8271379 or 056 7727416.

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