Groups

No active community can survive without volunteers. We are blessed in the parish of Clarecastle/Ballyea to have many committed and enthusiastic parishioners who give of their time and energy across the year.  Here are some of our local parish and community groups, with contact details.

Medjugorje Prayer Group

Meets on the first Monday of the month in Clarecastle Day Care Centre at 8p.m.

 

 

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Liturgy: Ministers of the Eucharist

The parish of Clarecastle has a rota of Ministers of the Eucharist who serve the community at all celebrations of the Eucharist. If you would like to join this rota, please contact Fr Malone directly.

For details of the Clarecastle rota, call Noreen on 086 054 3114.

For details of the Ballyea rota, call Martin on 086 1616262

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Clarecastle Pastoral Council

The Clarecastle Parish Pastoral Council meets monthly. The current chairperson is Mr P.J. Garry. You can contact the Parish Pastoral Council by writing to the Council c/o Fr. Pat Malone.

We have had a number of leadership groups over the years. In 2010, in response to diocesan pastoral planning, we created our first – or interim – Parish Pastoral Council.

A Parish Pastoral Council is a leadership group, concerned for the pastoral development of our parish. click for more .

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Ballyea Pastoral Council

The current chairperson for Ballyea Pastoral Council  is Tom Sweeney. You can contact the Parish Pastoral Council by writing to the Council c/o Fr. Pat Malone.

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Faith Development Group

The Faith Development group is a working group of the Parish Pastoral Council.  Our role is to maintain and develop key areas of faith development and renewal within the Parish, which are inspired by Christ’s teaching and which proclaim the gospel values within our Christian community. This will include faith formation, faith renewal, faith development, sacramental preparation, scripture & liturgy and evangelisation.

Group members are: Cora Guinnane, Gerard Lynch, Gabrielle Lynch, Ada Power, Eileen Fahy,  & Declan Hogan.

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Baptism Preparation Team

Mary Lynch and Mary O’Gorman are members of the Faith Development group, who form the parishes Baptism team.

The Sacrament of Baptism for infants is normally celebrated after the last Sunday Mass (aprox 12:30) in this parish.
Please contact our Parish Priest at least one month before your planned date of the Baptism to arrange preparation and to book the date of the Baptism.  The Baptism team will then connect in with familes preparing for Baptism to help you with

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Liturgy: Ministers of the Word (Readers)

The parish of Clarecastle has a rota of Ministers of the Word, who proclaim the Scriptures at weekend and other celebrations of the Eucharist.

 

You are very welcome to join our ministry team – just contact

- Clarecastle: Noreen 086 0543114

- Ballyea:  Gerry on 086 3541068

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Music Ministry: Parish Choirs

We are lucky enough to have music at all our weekend celebrations of Eucharist.

If you are interested in joining any of the music ministry or choir groups, please contact them after Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday.

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Sacristan

The Sacristan of the church of  Ss Peter & Paul in Clarecastle is Ena Higgins.

She may be contacted before and after Mass in Clarecastle.

 

What is a Sacristan: The church defines a “Sacristan” as “a person in charge of the sacristy and church-related ceremonial equipment”. They are often also the person that many parishioners first meet when they call to the church sacristy with requests, questions or ideas.

 

 

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Legion of Mary

The Clarecastle branch of the Legion of Mary, holds it meetings in the little Chapel inside main door of Church after the 10.00 am Mass on Mondays. Contact Kitty on 065-6828248.

The Ballyea contact for the Legion is Nell on 065 6838176.

The Legion of Mary is a lay catholic organisation whose members are giving service to the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country. It was founded in Dublin, Ireland on 7 September 1921.

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Pioneers Association

You can contact the local branch of the  Pioneer Association via Brendan L, c/o Fr Brady.
“The Pioneer Association has something unique to offer to the Church and the world. We freely choose to go without alcohol, as a gesture of love in return for God’s love for us and out of concern for those struggling with alcohol” (Fr Davy, national president).

You can read more about the Irish Pioneer Association HERE

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Apostolic Works Society

The Apostolic Work Society (Ireland) was founded in Belfast in 1923. Its objectives are to share in the missionary apostolate of the Church by prayer and by supplying material and financial aid to those areas where the Church is not firmly established.

www.apostolicwork.ie

 

 

The Apostolic works Society in Clarecastle parish can be contacted on Patricia on 087-6485930. The Ballyea contact is Maura on 065 6838080

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St Vincent de Paul Society

You can contact the local Clarecastle branch of SVP by dropping a note into the box in the church porch or calling 085-7378605

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) charity is a Christian voluntary organisation, working with poor and disadvantaged people. Inspired by our principal founder, Frederic Ozanam, and our patron, St. Vincent de Paul, we seek to respond to the call every Christian receives to bring the love of Christ to those in need: “I was hungry

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Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is a great blessing to those participating, and to the wider faith community.

There is an opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration in Clarecastle church on Thursdays from 10:30-7pm., and in Ballyea church on First Fridays from 11am – 8pm.

If you would like to find out about Eucharistic Adoration

- in Clarecastle – please contact Joe & Sandra at 065-6838138

- in Ballyea – please contact Nell on 065 6838175

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Flower Arranging

A dedicated group of local ladies provide floral arrangements to enhance the quality of our liturgy, and the beauty of our churches.

 

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Clarecastle Daycare Centre

You can contact the Daycare Centre by calling Anne or Trish on o65 6842457.  Visite their website.

Clarecastle Day Care Centre is a centre for the elderly within a ten-mile radius of Clarecastle. Clients are collected on an appointed day and in a welcoming atmosphere, are offered access to a range of health care and social activities.  This community facility is up and running since 1999. The center has gone from strength to strength in recent years and one

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St Francis Credit Union

You can contact St. Francis Credit Union, Louis Faye, Manager by calling 065-6828305.

You can read more about who we are and how we work HERE

Contact details and opening hours are HERE

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Clarecastle Community Development

Following a Public Meeting held in May 2011 where ideas were put forward to develop the village of Clarecastle and its environs, a recommendation was made that a new development company should be established to bring the Community together to realise and co-ordinate many of these ideas.  An inaugural Board of Directors of the new development company was nominated and met for the first time in October 2011.

The inaugural Board established a company limited by guarantee, Clarecastle Community

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Ballyea Women’s Group

Phone Martina Lynch on 065 6838047

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Ballyea Community Pre School

Ballyea CommunityPre-School   – contact Lynda Meaney

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Ballyea Community pre-school

Contact Lynda Meaney on 065 6838312

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Clarecastle Old School (1935)

The old school house was built in 1935 and  is still a great resource for the community. It is hired by a variety of groups for community activities. For queries or bookings contact the parish office.

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First Steps – Montessori Pre-School

You can contact us by calling Cecilia on 065-6829250

Our website is located HERE

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Ladybird Lane Creche

Ladybird Lane Creche

You can contact us by calling Maeve  on 065-6820580

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Clarecastle Community Playgroup

We are located at the Old National School , Clarecastle, Co Clare

You can  contact us by calling Cynthia on 085-7858350

 

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Clarecastle Abbey Hall Committee

You can contact the Abbey Hall, Clarecastle by calling Bernard on 065-6838056

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Speech & Drama Group

The local Speech and Drama group can be contacted by phoning Eileen on 065 6841925

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Community Games

The Clarecastle/Ballyea Community Games group can be contacted by phoning Liz (Clarecastle) on 087 238 9388 or  Noelette (Ballyea) on 086 407 7098.

 

You can read about our latest events HERE

You can read more about Clare Community Games HERE

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Tidy Towns Committee

You can contact Clarecastle Tidy Towns committee by calling Gerry on 087-202 2778

You can find out about our work on our webpage HERE

http://clarecastledev.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/tidy-towns-back-to-work/

 

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Rowing Club

A Currach rowing club located in Clarecastle, Co. Clare.  Founded on the 30th of April 2010

Contact Síle on 085-1195857

Join us on Facebook HERE

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Walking Club

Phone P.J.  on 065-68 28360

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Clarecastle/ Ballyea Comhaltas

For information and a warm welcome – contact Mick on 065-6829412

Comhaltas, Clarecastle/Ballyea – details HERE

Comhaltas, Clare – details HERE

The “Ceili at the Crossroads” festival is held each year in July.  Details HERE

 

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Ballyea GAA

G.A.A. (Senior Club)                                     Pat Moylan

G.A.A. (Minor Club)                                      Gerry Murphy

Camogie                                                             Kathy McCabe

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Clarecastle GAA

Clarecastle GAA club has its website HERE

For Underage Hurling, call Peter on 087-2271076

For Senior Hurling, call Neville on 086-1756425

For Camogie, call Colm on 087-9382241

Follow us on Facebook HERE

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Ballyea Youth Club

Contact Fionoula.

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Fern Celtic Soccer F.C.

Contact Leonard Meaney on 065 6838312

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Ballyea Tae Kwan Do

Phone Jamie Rigney on 086 102 8255.

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Ballyea Set Dancing

Junior Set Dancing                                         Anthony Costello

Senior Set Dancing                                         Liam Jones

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Music Classes

Contact Eugene on 065-6829851

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Set Dancing

Phone Mike  on 065-6829412

 

 

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Music, Jazz & tap dancing

Contact Niamh on 086-2200097

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Manus Soccer Club

Contact Brendan on 065-6829279

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Scouts, Clarecastle

You can contact the Clarecastle branch of Scouting Ireland at the local Scout Hall. Details of the Clarecastle group – beavers, cubs & scouts – are HERE

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Primary School Parents Association

 

Clarecastle primary school parents association: You can read about our group and its activities HERE. You can visit the school website HERE

 

Ballyea National School Parents Council: Information HERE. The school website is available HERE

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Speech & Drama Group

The local Speech and Drama group can be contacted by phoning Eileen on 065 6841925

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