Family Bingo

Banteer Ladies Football will run a Family Bingo on Sun Nov 29th at 3pm in Banteer Community Centre.

A great afternoon out for all the family, and everyone is welcome to come along. Shop and Raffle on the day.

There will be a private bus running to the Bingo on the day from Cullen, Rathmore, Knocknagree, Boherbue, & the Sandpit House. The bus costs €3 return per person. This bus will run if we get the numbers so advance booking is essential. Please note that there is no supervision on the Bus.

Please call Catherine on 083 3498778 to book.

The Late Joe Howard of Lyre, Banteer

 

The late Joe Howard of Lyre, Banteer. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. We thank Donie Howard for sharing the photograph and special tribute below. (S.R.)
The late Joe Howard of Lyre, Banteer. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. We thank Donie Howard for sharing the photograph and special tribute below. (S.R.)

Joe was born on the 29th December 1930 in Lackloun, Lyre to a farming family. He was an only child and had no first cousin on either his mother or father’s side, so Joe was very special from day one. He grew up in a household of great hospitality and music as his mother Katherine played the piano and Joe was gifted with great vocal ability, so he learned many old songs, the most famous of his party pieces being “The Old Refrain.” 

Joe was educated at Lyre National School and Rockwell College, Co. Tipperary. [read more …] “The Late Joe Howard of Lyre, Banteer”

Bus to support Teddy at the Voice of the Glen

2015-02-20 Teddy Herlihy singing in the Voice of the GlenThere will be a bus to the Voice of the Glen semi-final (at the Glen Theatre, Banteer) in support of Teddy Herlihy, Cahirbanagh Lower on Friday March 27th. Leaving: Rathmore @ 7:15pm. Ballydaly @ 7:30pm sharp. Millstreet 7:45pm sharp For advance booking contact: 087-6676817

Teddy who comes from a musical family, plays the big bass drum with Millstreet Pipe Band, and qualified from the first round singing “One Day at a Time” (see the video below)

[read more …] “Bus to support Teddy at the Voice of the Glen”

Millstreet Pipe Band Members Pay Tribute to the late Con Tarrant

Millstreet Pipe Band were among those who formed a special Guard of Honour in Banteer tonight in tribute to the late Con Tarrant, R.I.P..  The Band will ring out the year at The Square, Millstreet on Wednesday, 31st Dec. at 8pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Millstreet Pipe Band were among those who at the Funeral of a very highly regarded and popular member of the Band, formed a special Guard of Honour in Banteer tonight in tribute to the late Con Tarrant, R.I.P..The Band will ring out the year at The Square, Millstreet on Wednesday, 31st Dec. at 8pm. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

 

Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Con Tarrant in the 1970s leading Millstreet Pipe Band down West End, Millstreet with Clara Mountain in the background.   (S.R.)

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Founding officer of Millstreet Pipe Band passes away – Associated with a number of organisations over the years, Con’s gentle and affable presence won many friends. A native of Millstreet, he figured promimently with the local Pipe Band for many years…

Banteer Ploughing 50th Anniversary & Ploughing Match

2014-10-10 Banteer Ploughing 50th Anniversary - poster   2014-10-19 Banteer Ploughing Match - poster

On Friday next, October 10th, Banteer Ploughing Association will proudly unveil a new monument erected to celebrate the 50th anniversary since its founding in 1964. The event will coincide with the launch of a new book entitled “Fifty Years of Ploughing”. The book is a compilation of newspaper articles, photographs and score sheets relating to the involvement if Banteer Ploughing Association at local, national & international level over the past fifty years. The book will bring back many fond memories of [read more …] “Banteer Ploughing 50th Anniversary & Ploughing Match”