Charity Tea Dances take to the floor

The Ballybunion Charity Tea Dances are swinging back into action this month with a fantastic day of fun to celebrate the end of lockdown.

Between 3pm and 5pm on Sunday, October 31, revellers from across North Kerry will be gathering at Kilcooly’s Country House in Ballybunion for the long-awaited return of the Charity Tea Dances, organised by Maggie Hayes from Ballybunion, Ann Marie Tydings from Asdee and Bridie Chute from Listowel.

Over the past few years, the fundraiser has made donations to 25 charities - and now it’s the turn of the Jackie O’Sullivan Memorial Fund in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation.

Locals enjoy Ballylongford playground

CHILDREN AND PARENTS in Ballylongford are already enjoying the community’s brand new playground - ahead of an official opening in the coming weeks.

Works are now substantially completed on Phase One of the 465 square metre project, located on the Church grounds near the local national school.

Costing around €175k, this first phase of the playground features extras such as a gazebo, picnic area and footpaths, provided through the generosity of the community and those willing to sacrifice their time for the benefit of their neighbours and friends.