Tractor run

Tractor run

All roads lead to picturesque Ballyouskill on Sunday, 26th October 2014 where a recently formed committee powered by enthusiasm and good hope to gather the greatest number of participating tractors in the South East of the country. It will take pride of place in what will be its maiden trip in the Fun Run in Ballyouskill.

A spin over the scenic Ballymartin is the chosen route for the Fun Run.

Tractors modern and vintage welcome and also vintage cars of all makes and models and bikes are encouraged to participate. Registration is from 10.30 am (€20.00 per vehicle). Turn into the Wheel Inn for a pit and food stop.

There will be many attractions for all the family to enjoy with one of the main features being two forms of threshing, tractor and mill along with a machine powered by three horses.

There will be grinding of corn into flour at the display and then volunteers will bake bread from it on site.

There will be a vintage display and equine exhibit on the day plus attractions for children to include Spin the Tractor Wheel, Tossing the Sheaf, face painting Entry fee €5.00 (OAPs and children free). The event concludes with a cabaret and auction and all proceeds generated will go to the O’Gorman Home, Ballyragget and other local charities. The O’Gorman Home is run by a voluntary committee who strive to add quality care to all who use the facility at affordable prices. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Progressive 25

There were six tables at last week’s (9th October) 25 Progressive Card Games in Ballyouskill Hall. The winners were the Daltons; Tony and Frank Dooley, Mary Kelly and Noreen Ryan, Jack Mooney and Theresa Delahunty.


The Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum, Attanagh. Congratulations to Mr. Walter Phelan on his excellent presentation on last week’s popular RTE programme Nationwide. For those of you who expressed disappointment in missing the programme I do not have any details on when it may be shown again. Please contact Walter at the museum for more details.

Maureen Bergin RIP

The death has taken place of Maureen Bergin, Castlemarket, Ballyouskill, Co. Kilkenny. Widow of the late Michael Bergin she had attained the great age of 88 years. Maureen, always smiling was great company. Many enjoyed Maureen’s ever chirpy personality and her welcoming nature was extended to all visitors. For many years she was an active member of the Ballyouskill ICA Guild. Always a conscientious family woman Maureen is Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Noreen, sons Jim, Michael, Phillip, Joseph, Thomas and John, brother Monsignor Thomas Palmer U.S.A, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Maureen reposed at her son Thomas’s residence, The Forge, Castlemarket with rosary on Saturday evening. Removal took place to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill on Sunday evening. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Monday at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.