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Kinsale's Murphy On Hot Streak

Weekly Kinsale News

Writes JJ Hurley

Kinsale's John Murphy has undoubtedly been impressing on the greens and fairways since turning professional in June. Already several impressive scorecards have been followed up with a top ten finish at the Alfred Dunhill pro-am at St Andrew's last weekend.

It's been a busy year for Murphy, who gave an accomplished performance at the Walker Cup earlier in the year. Murphy continued his success at the weekend, firing four rounds in the 60s to tie for 24th in the Open de España.

Pic Kinsale 2- Faye Murphy seen her with her brother, Kinsale golfer John Murphy, at St. Andrews recently as he finished with a top 10 place in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Pic via Faye Murphy Twitter

Kinsale Set For Charity Record Fair

The Kinsale Record Fair has its annual event this month. The event features live DJs, a vintage clothes stall, and vinyl traders from across the country are coming to sell by the sea! This year there will be up to 12 tables full of vinyl, CDs and tapes.

Live DJs Milward and Jinty will be going back to back for a five-hour set while you pursue at your leisure which will also be streamed live on internet station "Radio Otherway" Vintage clothes stall "Wild 'n Vintage" will also be joining the mix this year. Dennis Collins, who is organising the event, said, 'After our first success in Hamlet's Bar in 2019, we hoped to host the event last year, but unfortunately, due to restrictions, we couldn't. So this year, we're hosting at KYCC.' The record fair will take place on Sunday, October 17th, in the Kinsale Youth Community Café. There will be a door cover of €2, with all proceeds going to the café. The record fair begins at 1pm and finishes at 6pm.

Kinsale Jazz Festival Is Back

Get your glad rags ready this year, as the Kinsale Guinness Jazz Festival is back. The organisers said, 'We’re thrilled to announce the Kinsale Guinness Jazz Festival features from October 22nd to the 25th October. Venues and bands will be announced locally.

Moonwalk For Kinsale Organisations

A fundraising 5k walk in aid of several Kinsale community organisations will take place in Kinsale on October 22nd at 8.30pm.

Getting underway from the community school, all funds raised will go to kitting out the new town's resource centre, housing the Kinsale Men's Shed, Kinsale Youth Café and Kinsale Youth Support Services.

Anyone wishing to take part can log onto fundraiser/harvestmoonwalk and donate the €10 entry fee.

Kinsale Landmark To Make Way

One of Kinsale's best-known landmarks, known locally as the 'Brewery' at The Glen, was demolished to make way for a new development.

Located at what was previously Acton's Timber Yard, the new development, which will consist of five floors, will include a total of 25 one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

In addition, the project's ground floor will provide retail units and have a total of 50 car parking spaces, divided between 18 on the ground level and 32 at basement level, with ramp access.

While the development is seen as progress, it will be sad for many of its residents to see the loss of the local landmark.

Church To Celebrate Two Hundred Years

“Most Holy Heart of Mary” Goggins Hill, better known locally as the Mountain Church, will celebrate its bicentenary on October 23rd and 24th. In commemorating this unique event, the Bishop of Cork and Ross, Fintan Gavin, joins Parishioners for the celebrations, attending Mass in Ballyheada on Saturday, October 23rd at 7.30pm, Ballygarvan on Sunday 24th at 10 am, before completing his visit at 12-noon mass in the Mountain Church. With preparations well underway, many in the Parish have given their time unselfishly over the past number of weeks as Ballinhassig prepares to mark a unique milestone.

Rosary Ballyheada Church October

Parishioners in Ballinhassig are invited to attend Ballyheada church to join in the Rosary or join a live stream from Ballyheada Church on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 pm for October. The service is accessible through the Ballinhassig Parish Facebook Page.

Free Wifi in Tracton

Tracton Arts and Community Centre now has free, fast wi-fi available in the car park, outside the front of the building. Just park outside the windows or the door of the old classroom. (You will get a better signal if you raise your laptop above your car engine.)

​If you use Zoom, you will need to agree to the message warning as it is a shared connection. The password is OldSchool, and Tracton Community Council encourages anyone living within the Tracton area to use the wi-fi as needed.

Once the current restrictions are lifted, the centre will be open again with space available during the week where you can work. All we ask is that a donation is made to the centre in respect of time used. Please call or text Angela on 086 071 1910 or email to reserve a space.

More Success For Riverstick Athletes

Day two of the Cork Athletics Juvenile Cross Country, even-ages, took place Sunday, October 3rd in Clondrohid Macroom, where Riverstick Kinsale AC was well represented.

U10 Boys saw Ted O’Brien finish in the top 10 whilst there were strong performances from Rian Moynihan, Cian McCarthy, Dylan O'Regan and Matthew McGowan.

Lucy Kelleher and Hannah Murphy had strong runs in Girls U12, finishing in the top twenty out of 80 athletes.

Great to see so many U12 Boys competing with great performances from Adam McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, Luke Moynihan, Conall Kingston, Ivan Kiely and Caoimhin Cowhig.

Ryan McCarthy took 2nd place in boys U16, with Joey O’Callaghan taking twelfth place.

Great runs from Nicole Buckley and Rachel O’Brien secured them a top ten finish in the girls U18, whilst Sam Kiely ran well in the boys U18.

Tracton Author Already Working On Next Sequel

Amy Cronin, Tracton, who rediscovered her passion for writing after unearthing a chapter she'd penned previously, is putting the finishing touches on her next book. Currently, Amy is receiving rave reviews for her latest offering, Twisted Truth, which is a follow on from her first book, Blinding Lies, based in and around the Kinsale area. For Amy, writing is something she has always enjoyed. 'This is because I’ve been writing from a very young age. I was drawn to write the way someone might be drawn to paint. As a result, writing for me is very cathartic. I find it meditative, even though the themes of my books are dark,' Amy remarked. Describing her particular interest as based on the classical thriller novel, Amy's storylines are all that, gripping the reader with intricate tales. The current book is no exception, available from ebook and print-on-demand with Amazon, Book Depository and Waterstones online.

Improve Your Culinary Skills In Tracton

The Lighthouse Micro Bakery is hosting a course on Sourdough Bread Baking on Sunday, October 24th, from 8.45am to 5pm. For more information, details and bookings call or text Tom on 087 1347442

Donations For The Recent Ballinhassig Upgrade

Ballinhassig Community Development Association has launched a Gofundme page to help raise funds for the recently resurfaced car park at the Marian Hall in the village. Currently, there is a shortfall on the €50,000 cost of completing the project. To meet the required amount, the BCDA has launched a Gofundme Page: Help fund the resurfacing of the BCDA car park. Alternatively, donations can be left in Cottrell's Shop, Ballinhassig.

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