Archive for the ‘Community News’ Category

School’s out in Skeheenarinky !!!

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Congratulations go to sixth class at Skeheenarinky National School who are now enjoying their summer holidays before heading on to secondary school this autumn. True to form, students as SNS had an action-packed final week, including a sports day and school tour to Trabologan. Here’s hoping the summer allows for these youngsters and the rest of us, to enjoy plenty of sun and outdoor activity.

Irish Wheelchair Association – South Tipperary Branch

Our recent afternoon tea in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association, South Tipperary Branch, in the home of Berna Walsh and Moss Lee, was a great success. A special thanks to everyone who helped organise the event, contributed on the day and to those who donated before and after the event. It was lovely meeting friends and neighbours. Your support and generosity are greatly appreciated. We are delighted to have raised €1,281.

The raffle winners on the day were; Mark Samson, Breda Fitzgerald, Ned Walsh, Siobhan Meaney, Bridget Cleary and Breda Clancy.


Contact Eileen Reilly at 086217471 or

Gala Weekend- Never a dull moment in Skeheenarinky

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Gala Weekend

The Parents’ Association of Skeheenarinky National School has planned a fun filled weekend for the whole family.
Join us for a coffee and treats at the home of Catherine Walsh and Ian O’ Donnell on Saturday, 13th June from 10am to 4pm.

Continue the celebrations on Sunday 14th June with an afternoon of football matches, races, tug-of -war, bouncy castle antics, barbecue, refreshments, and that wonderful cup of tea plus plenty of other family activities.
All proceeds go to Skeheenarinky National School.

Please join us in supporting our young students.


Good Luck…

Best of luck goes to Jack Murphy this Sunday 14th June as he represents Skeheenarinky National School in the primary football games in Thurles


Afternoon Tea 

Come and enjoy afternoon tea in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association, South Tipperary Branch, on Saturday 20th June from 12 to  6pm, in the home of Berna Walsh and Moss Lee ( main road between Skeheenarinky & Glengarra).

A raffle will be held on the day.

All are welcome.

Skeheenarinky Notes 28th May 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015


Congratulations go to the students from the second class at Skeheenarinky National School who made their First Holy COmmunion on 16th May in Ballyporeen.

The group included Erin Brennan, Ysanne Caplice, David Connolly, Sarah Delaney, Jack Kearney, Evie King, Jack O’Brien and Sarah O’ Sullivan.


Thank You

Billy and Catherine Crotty would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for all their support for their coffee morning in aid of the local Alzheimer’s Society. A total of €1034.21 was raised. Hope to see you all again next year.

A total of €140 was raised in aid of Skeheenarinky National School through its recent clothes drive. Thanks go to all of our friends and neighbours who donated their unwanted clothing, shoes for the benefit of the school.

Skeheenarinky Night Out.

It’s time for a meet up and a bit of socialising. The people of Skeheenarinky are invited to a night of music, craic, dance, chat and light refreshments at Butler’s Bar in Burncourt on Saturday 6th June. Music will be a played by Anton McGrath.

All are welcome.


Melanoma Awareness Coffee Morning Sunday 24th May

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Please support this worthy fundraiser.

Next Sunday 24th Kay English Curtin & Family are hosting a Coffee morning from 10.30am to 1.30pm in Skeheenarinky National School. If you would like to contribute some home baking or shop bought it would be greatly appreciated.

Alarming news in Skeheenarinky

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Community Alert.

Anyone 65 years of age or older with a landline phone and living alone is entitled to a free monitored alarm. These alarms come in two styles. One is worn around the neck as a pendant; the other is worn on the wrist like a watch. At the push of a button, the wearer is in communication with the monitoring company who can contact neighbours, friends, and / or emergency services.

If interested, contact any member of the Community Alert Committee.


First Holy Communion

Best Wishes go to the students from Skeheenarinky National School who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday in Ballyporeen.


Card Results for the 6th of May

1st on 13 games; Paschal and Belinda; 2nd three pairs on 11 games; Anthony and Treasa, Hannah and Tom, Marie and Bridie.



Contact Eileen Reilly at 086 2177471 or with your stories from the village. Please submit your news by 8pm on Sunday

Alzheimers Coffee Morning

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Bay to Bay Coffee Morning 15th Feburary Skeheenarinky National School

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Bay to Bay Coffee Morning

Galty Cottage Books

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Just published, “The Case of Fr Nicholas Sheehy,” edited by local historian Ed O’Riordan

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Fantastic new book on Fr. Nicholas Sheehy just published. “The Case of Fr. Nicholas Sheehy: Priest -Patriot – Martyr” Fr. Sheehy was a parish priest of Shanrahan, Ballysheehan, Templetenny. (Clogheen- Burncourt – Ballyporeen). He was executed in 1766. Limited hardcover edition now available. Edited by Ed O’ Riordan.

1-sheehy cover for facebook


Kay’s Photography Facebook Page

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

A lot of what goes on in the Community of Skeheenarinky and surrounding areas has been captured by Kay in her photographs and can be seen on her facebook page. She also has a lot of animal and nature photos too.

Please visit and comment and share, thank you.