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Castlelyons Community Council, initially known as Muintir na Tire was founded on April 3rd 1962. Dr. Seán O’ Flynn and Mr. Liam Foley organisers with Muintir na Tire along with Mr. Cashman & Mr Power of the Conna branch addressed the meeting of approx 17 persons, with a view to forming a branch in Castlelyons.
The following committee were elected:
A fund raising bazaar was held in November of that year and £130 was realised. Their first purchase was twelve dozen lombardy Poplar trees at 36 shillings a dozen. These were planted from Stables Cross to the creamery.
Douglas Burgoyne & Jim Fleming were responsible for the founding of the Pitch & Putt Club, which is still going strong today. We annually enter the Tidy Towns Competition. The picnic park in the village was made possible through Anco (now Fas) in 1981. The new cemetery was opened in 1983. A heritage scheme took place on the cemetery, recording all headstones & its history.
Current Elected Members:
Donal o’ Callaghan
Mark O’ Flynn
Nelius O’ Brien
Paul O’ Shea
Elish O’ Brien
The Community Council has been involved in numerous worthwhile projects down through the years & will continue to do so in the future. Currrently our main goal is to raising much needed funds to finance the recent projects carried out in the community over the last number of years, such as the Childrens Playground and the Fr Ferris Community Field. You will find much more information about our activities under sub-committee headings.
The sub-committees associated with our Community Council are:
• Newsletter & Website Committee
• Fr Ferris Park Group
• Community Care & Alert Group
• Meal on Wheels
• Barrymore Players Drama Group
• Flower and Garden Club
• Coolagown Development Group
Information on all these individual groups can be seen in the “Clubs & Organisations” tab above.