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Kildorrery Community Newsletter

November 2023

About The Newsletter

Our Community Newsletter is back after an unwelcome break due to Covid. The newsletter is available to all clubs and associations to advertise upcoming events and activities. Our special thanks to Rev. Fr. Eamonn Kelleher P.P. and local businesses for allowing us to distribute same in our church and business premises. Due to limited space at times, some articles may have to be edited. Contact: email

Kildorrery GAA

Lotto Jackpot is @ €3,600.00. Tickets on sale in local outlets and online at Next draw takes place in the GAA Clubrooms on Monday 30th Oct, at 8pm and fortnightly thereafter.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Kildorrery Community Lotto

Jackpot is currently at €11,000. Tickets €2 are available from the Community Office and all local retail/service outlets in the village. Next draw takes place in the Community Office on Thursday the 2nd of Nov at 4pm, and weekly thereafter. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated.


Every Friday night at 8pm in the Store, Creamery Yard, with lots of worthwhile cash prizes.  Kildorrery Bingo is a joint venture between the Community Development and G.A.A., with all proceeds going towards their ongoing projects.  Thank you for your continued support.

Mass of Rememberance

Held in St. Bartholomew’s Church Kildorrery, on Friday the 17th of Nov @ 7.30pm for the families of parishioners of Kildorrery Parish who died during the past 12 months. All welcome.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Takes place on Sunday 3rd Dec, in the Hall, Kildorrery. You might please hand in your name at Thornhill’s Pharmacy, if you wish to attend.

The Craft & Chat Group

Meet up each Thursday at 2pm at No. 10 Oaklawn.  For further information contact Annie at 086-2755469.

Kildorrery Historical Society

Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 8pm in Oaklawn. All are welcome. 

Kildorrery Halloween Party 31st Dec

Come along to our spooktacular Halloween party 6-8pm in the Old Creamery Yard.  Plenty of spooky fun to be had, with our Halloween games, disco with DJ Denny, monster raffle and treats galore.  €5 per person, €15 per family. Joint fundraiser for 22nd KDY Scout Group and Kildorrery Community Development.

Kildorrery Drama

Presents this year’s play, ‘Spilling The Beans’ on Nov 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th at 8pm nightly in The Creamery Store.  This play is the hilarious sequel to last year’s smash hit, ‘Second Confession’ by Paddy Heffernan. Tickets are available to book from, The Community Office, Thornhills or on (087) 6705798 (Mon-Fri 6-8pm).

Santa's Visit to Kildorrery

We are delighted to announce that Santa Claus will spend the weekend of the 8th, 9th & 10th of Dec, in Kildorrery. Santa will take up residence in the old Creamery and once again to ensure everyone’s enjoyment and comfort a booking system will be in operation.  Text or WhatsApp Peter Watson (086) 357 9886, with your family name and email address, for an entry form for Santa visit.

Kildorrery Christmas Market

Takes place indoors on the 9th & 10th of Dec at the old Creamery Yard – Admission Free. There will be a variety of stalls selling Christmas fare and crafts, a Monster Raffle, refreshments served in the creamery and much, much more.

Funcheon Vintage Club

The Club recently had the pleasure of presenting the hard working members of Blackwater Sub Aqua Search and Rescue Fermoy, with a cheque in the amount of €10,680 from this year’s Vintage Run. A great night was had to finish off the year. Thanks to Denis Linehan for providing entertainment on the night, the year ended with a great sing song. Thanks to each and everyone who made this possible.

JD Steps Dance School

Classes running on Thursdays in the Store, Creamery Yard, from 2.00p.m to 2.50 p.m (aged 4 to 6) and 2.55p.m to 3.45 p.m (aged 7 plus). Classes are for both Boys and Girls, they are musical theatre and modern dance. They are fun and great for boosting confidence. You can book a place by contacting Julie on (087) 6667256. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

Kildorrery Men's Shed

Anyone interested in helping setting up or joining a men’s social group. For chats, projects, music, outings or anything else! Open to all ages. Text Jennifer Cooke (087) 6802487.

Winter Opening Hours

Kildorrery Centra: Mon-Sat 7am-9pm & Sun 8am-9pm
Supermacs: Mon-Sun 12noon-9pm
Order online Click and Collect or via the Supermac’s app. Or call (022) 40688

Childminder Available

Experienced, kind, reliable mother of 1 little girl available for childminding in her own home. Kildorrery area. Clean driver's licence. Text: (085) 1762944


  • Yuli O’Grady, Solicitor, on opening a law firm which will be based in Kildorrery. Best of Luck going forward Yuli.
  • Rita Keating, Counselling & Psychotherapist, on opening a Counselling Service based in Kildorrery.  Best of luck going forward Rita.

Kildorrery Tidy Towns

This was a very successful few months for the Tidy Towns Group.
  • Firstly in June Kildorrery won the Cork County Council North Cork Litter Challenge and then in July went on to win the County Final in the Large Village category of the competition.
  • In September, winners of the Community Planning, Environmental & Sustainability category in the Ballyhoura Country Tidy Towns awards and in the National Tidy Towns awards, Kildorrery were placed 3rd in the Cork North section of the competition and received the County Commended Award. 
These achievements would not have been possible without the wonderful support of local groups and organisations and members of our community – too many to name in this newsletter. Thank you to one and all!
Kildorrery Community Development

Kildorrery Community Development CLG
Main Street
Kildorrery P67HX49
Co. Cork, Ireland

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