The people from the County Council who dealt with the dead calf and the sheep in the woods on the Galtee Castle road recently are deserving of our sincere thanks. Several people called the Notes over the past few weeks complaining about the stench as they passed by the dead calf and one walker complained that she had to stop walking her dog on the road as he was trying to get at the dead sheep. This is an appalling state of affairs and the Gardaí have been notified. Dumping of any kind, anywhere, is unforgivable, but dumping dead animals where people engage in the pleasant pursuit of walking is disgraceful. Last week, what appear to be the remnants of a house drinking-party were dumped in the beautiful Galtee Castle woods.


Congratulations to all the children from Skeheenarinky National School who made their Communion recently. We hope they all had a great day with their families. Well done to the parents and teachers who prepared the children for this important day in their lives.

Cards Results

1st. Eily and Paddy Lonergan. 2nd and 3rd shared by 5 tables: Alice Curtin and Paddy McGrath; Liam Donoghue and Mike Kearney; Tom Callaghan and Partner; Diarmaid Walsh and Dominic Roche; Mick Walsh and Ned Condon. Lucky Tables: Hannah O’Flynn and Margaret Clancy; Brigid O’Brien and Michael Hopper McGrath. Tickets: Margaret Crotty; Hannah Hickey; Tom Callaghan; Hannah Luddy.

Community Alert

The uptake has been slow in South Tipperary for grants for free house-insulation. House owners applying for this grant can be any age and the requirement is that he/she is receiving a fuel allowance. Call 062-82575 for more details.


Did you know that Skeheenarinky and much of the surrounding area are together in one of the high incidence areas for radon gas in Ireland. It is worth having a look at . This is a very serious issue and homeowners have a responsibility to themselves and their families to have their homes checked out.

Tug O’ War

Congratulations again this week to the Kilcoran Stags Tug O’ War team who had another clean sweep this past weekend, this time in Millstreet. The Stags are certainly a force to be reckoned with and during the summer, they will be defending last year’s competition victories!

Website Sponsors.

The webmaster of – Kieran Caplice – would like to thank Eamon Donovan Vehicle Servicing, Eddie Fitzgibbon of Galtee Windows and Kathleen Caplice of Woodberry Playschool for their support in keeping the website running. This is in addition to the names mentioned some weeks ago.

School Walk on Galtymore

The 8th June is almost here and already the walking boots and shoes are out and ready for the walk from Kingsyard to Galtymore. Details from any School Parents’ Association member. More information next week including also details on the Fermoy MS Branch (our local branch) annual fundraising walk on the 16th. Details on that walk from Eleanor 086-2493252.

Kilbehenny Cycling

Cycling seems to have taken the country by storm and on the Sunday 9th June, the Kilbehenny Cycle Club’s fundraiser for Kilbehenny Community Centre takes place. 80km, 50km and 15km family routes. More info on


Sincere condolences are offered to the family and extended families of Mrs. Kathleen O’Callaghan of Mitchelstown and formerly of Carhue, Kilbehenny, who passed away recently. Kathleen was laid to rest in Anglesboro Church Grounds. May she rest in peace.

Skeheenarinky Under-13 Hurlers.

Skeheenarinky U-13 School in County Semi Final. After three wins in our group, the next game against Castleliney was played in Cashel on Monday May 20th. The match was level at 1-2 to 0-5 at the break. During the second half, the lead changed a number of times but near the end our team scored a goal and a point to ensure victory in what was a very exciting finish. Next match against Ballagh in the County Hurling Semi Final.