Preparations underway for Skeheenarinky Flower Show



Three cheers and congratulations to those members of the Kilbehenny Cycling Club who took part in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday last. Special congratulations go to our local father and son team of Anthony and Kieran Caplice who both completed the arduous cycle of 170 kilometres in a great time of 6 hours and 28 minutes. The trip from Killarney via Killorglin, Cahirciveen, Waterville, Sneem, Kenmare etc, and on around the ring to Killarney once again is a strenuous undertaking even by car, so to cycle it is a wonderful feat. Well done, Lads! A day to remember for sure! The cycle trip was for several charities, and Anthony and Kieran would like to thank all their sponsors on the day.


Note from chairman, Doug Haskell: Skeheenarinky Flower and Garden Club are pleased to let everyone know that the Classes and Entry Forms for this year’s Flower and Vegetable Show - to be held on Saturday, August 11, at 2pm at Skeheenarinky National School - are now available from Kilbehenny Shop/Post Office. This year’s show has over 140 classes with many new themes for the floral arrangements and photography classes and a new division for budding artists with ‘fruit‘ being the theme. An added attraction this year is ‘Tony the Magician’ who will entertain both adults and children during the afternoon and will no doubt be able to magic up good weather for the event. Additional ‘classes and entry forms’ can be obtained by post from 0868051564 or e-mail from


August might seem a long way off but Irish Heritage Week is just over a month away. Be sure to make plans to go to a heritage event that week, take kids or family members, get involved, or maybe organise an event in your area? See the Heritage Council website for planned events. Remember, your heritage is any inherited cultural traditions, buildings, environment etc. So, our language, music, historic buildings, place names, beautiful countryside etc., are all things to be cherished and celebrated at all times of the year but especially in Heritage Week. Skeheenarinky area is fortunate to have a Vintage Club which preserves, cherishes and shares our transport and agricultural heritage. We look forward to a day out with the 2012 Vintage Tractor and Car Run when it is planned.


James Dorney visited Skeheenarinky recently and it was nice to hear him reminiscing about his holidays on the Black Road many years ago. James reports that his father, 98 year old Ned Dorney, is keeping well down in Cobh and still attends mass each morning. Ned’s many friends in Skeheenarinky wish him well and are glad to hear he is still going strong.


A community member who deserves mention for his wonderful work in the school grounds each year is Tim Vaughan. Tim can always be relied on to have the grounds in tip-top condition for the Gala Day and throughout the year. This year was no exception and once again, the place looked wonderful. Well done, Tim!


Seanie Crotty sends best wishes to Kay and Liam Curtin and hopes they have a happy week on holiday. Seanie adds ‘Don’t forget the sun-cream!


One of the focuses of Community Alert is to look after our older residents, especially those living alone or in isolated areas. Keep them in mind and be sure to occasionally pay a visit or make a phone-call to someone in your area. They’ll be glad of your call.