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‘Fittest Superstars’ launches in Kildorrery
11 Apr 2024
Following on from the success of last year, Kildorrery GAA are once again staging ‘Cork’s Fittest Superstars’ in association with Clare native, Davy Fitzgerald.

Kildorrery looks ahead to ‘Cork’s Fittest Superstars’ launch
31 Mar 2024
With half of the 50 spots already reserved, organisers are urging those who intend to take part in Cork’s Fittest Superstars in Kildorrery to get their skates on and register by April 6th.

Youth mental health awareness programme for Kildorrery club
31 Mar 2024
Kildorrery Ladies GAA have been selected to participate in a five-step youth mental health awareness programme for local clubs, developed in partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) and Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Thanks from Kildorrery Christmas Market Group
14 Dec 2023
Kildorrery Christmas Market was held on the weekend of the 9th, 10th and 11th December. Santa took up residence in his Winter Wonderland and thanks so much Santa and Mrs Claus for seeing all the girls and boys while on your visit to Kildorrery!

Kildorrery are U21 CFC kingpins
14 Dec 2023
Kildorrery 3-7 St Kevin’s 1-6 Goals in the first half proved vital for Kildorrery as they emerged winners over St Kevin’s in the O’Sullivan-Lewis Under 21 CFC final at Mourneabbey on Sunday. The winners had the aid of the cross wind in the opening period.

'Beans' means crowds in Kildorrery
16 Nov 2023
Fans of playwright, Paddy Heffernan, members of Kildorrery Drama Group followed up last year's success of 'Second Confession' with an equally lively offering.

Stone mad: Kildorrery ‘lifting stone’ successfully ‘given wind’
12 Oct 2023
As with many obscure hobbies and idiosyncrasies, 44-year-old David’s interest in lifting stones for fun began during Covid when, without access to a gym, he began lifting some of his wife’s stone carvings which were in the back garden. 
 
Kildorrery crowned in the Anti-Litter League
21 Sep 2023
The hard work of the people of Kildorrery has been recognised by Cork County Council this month as they emerged from the 2023 Anti-Litter Awards the overall winners of the County Final in the ‘large villages’ category.

Funcheon Vintage Club announces charity of choice for 2023 run
2 Aug 2023
Kildorrery's Funcheon Vintage Club has announced the worthy beneficiary of their 2023 Annual Vintage Run which is set to take place on Sunday, September 10: the club will donate all the fundraising proceeds of the day to the underwater heroes of Blackwater Sub Aqua Search and Rescue (SAR).

Kildorrery, Cúil Aodha and Shanballymore among Cork anti-litter challenge winners
17 Jul 2023
Cork County Council has recognised the ongoing work of community and voluntary groups in villages across the county in the fight against litter. As part of the Council’s Anti-Litter Challenge 2023, twenty-one villages have been presented with certificates for their remarkable success in managing litter in their localities.

'Cork's Fittest' are from Limerick
5 Jul 2023
Kildorrery’s ‘Hillfest’ celebrations got off to a great start last weekend and the fun, excitement and entertainment is set to continue this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. One of the country’s best known hurling coaches, Davy Fitzgerald, is closely associated with the very popular television show, ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’. A spin off from the concept has been ‘Cork’s Fittest Superstars’, which ‘Hillfest’ organisers enthusiastically signed up to.

Kildorrery Festival: all you need to know
29 Jun 2023
The full schedule for Kildorrery Festival (Hillfest) has been published and promises a bumper week of fun and games interspersed on one side with some blood, sweat and tears via Davy Fitz, and on the other with some class and poise courtesy of the Ladies Summer Soirée. Music is of course a staple of the weekend, with a full bar available nightly.

Bumper day planned for Kildorrery and Cork’s Fittest Superstars
15 Jun 2023
Excitement is reaching fever pitch in Kildorrery and the surrounding areas, as the day of reckoning with Davy Fitz is fast approaching. It is a massive honour for a rural village like Kildorrery to be hosting such a huge event with Davy Fitzgerald, for the first ever ‘Cork’s Fittest Superstars’ but the organising committee grabbed the opportunity with two hands.

Cork's Fittest Superstars in Kildorrery
25 May 2023
Four months ago, the Kildorrery Festival Committee in conjunction with Kildorrery GAA and Community Development Association set about organising 'Cork’s Fittest Superstars', and now it is only five weeks away!

School launches Cycle Right safety programme
03 Apr 2023
Kildorrery NS to teach rules of the road and safe cycling tips.

Night for the young and young at heart
02 Mar 2023
Stamina was the main requirement at last Friday night's very successful Kildorrery Juvenile GAA Social, held in Mitchelstown. As usual, staff at The Firgrove Hotel did a great job hosting an event that had Cork senior hurlers, Sean O'Donoghue (Inniscarra) and Tim O'Mahony (Newtownshandrum) as special guests. Both players had words of wisdom and encouragement for their youthful audience.

Kildorrery celebrate in style
02 Mar 2023
This Saturday Kildorrery promises to be (ball) hopping as the village hosts the inimitable Davy Fitz at the launch of Cork’s Fittest Superstars in The Creamery Store.

Fundraiser set the launch, with special visitor Davy Fitz in tow
16 Feb 2023
The first weekend in March should be an exciting time to be in Kildorrery, as fundraising for the village’s Astroturf Development Project kicksoff with a 24-hour Ballathon, and Davy Fitz comes to town for a live Q&Ato launch ‘Cork’s Fittest Superstars’.

New Kildorrery reservoir likely to commence in Q4 this year
19 Jan 2023
Specimen design and tender documentation for a replacement water reservoir at Kildorrery are expected to be completed in Feb/Mar 2023.

No bats at Kildorrery Water Tower
15 Dec 2022
A report prepared by engineering consultants says that a comprehensive bat survey was carried out in July 2018, and "no evidence of protected species of protected habitats were identified". 

Kildorrery Tidy Towns: 'One of the best things I ever did'
24 Nov 2022
Kildorrery Tidy Towns scored 155 points was back in 1996 in the Tidy Towns competition. A lot of things have changed since 1996, and Kildorrery Tidy Towns have achieved a massive increase in their Tidy Towns scores since then. 2022's score of 347 points is more than double that of 1996, and this year they secured a county third place win for North Cork in the competition.

At last! €3 million project for Kildorrery water
07 Jul 2022
Kildorrery is to have a resolution to its water issues soon, as this week Irish Water confirmed to The Avondhu that a new €3 million project for new pipes and a new reservoir is to be completed in the village, with an anticipated completion date of just 30 months time. In a statement, Irish Water stated they had approved over €3 million for the project which includes the construction of a new 750,000 litre reservoir and the replacement of 1,500 metres of watermains in the village.

Superb line-up delivers for Kildorrery’s 50th
06 Jul 2022
Kildorrery Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary in spectacular style last weekend.

All systems go for Kildorrery Festival
29 Jun 2022
Excitement is building big time in Kildorrery as the parish is getting ready to celebrate 50 years of their famous festival.

Kildorrery Festival: 50 Years Young!
25 Jun 2022
To do anything for fifty years is an achievement; to do anything for fifty years, and to do it well, is remarkable. And to run not only a festival, but a rip-roaring one at that, for half a century is something else entirely! Of course, that’s what Kildorrery have done, and 2022 won’t be letting the side down anytime soon.

50 years of Hillfest in Kildorrery
19 May 2022
This year’s Kildorrery Hillfest will mark half a century of the festival, and secretary Eamonn McCarthy has said, unequivocally, that this year will be “One of the best weekends we have in the village.” With 50 years of a legacy of the festival behind them, this may be no small feat for the village organisers. 

Sherlock - TII collision analysis on N73 is a load of ‘codswallop’
10 Nov 2021
Deputy Seán Sherlock has vowed to keep pressure on TII for funding for safety works on the N73 road.

Publish speed audit results, TD urges
25 Sep 2021
Cork East TD Seán Sherlock has called for the publication of the results of a speed audit carried out in the north Cork village of Kildorrery during the Summer.
Video: https://m.facebook.com/SeanSherlockTD/videos/speed-audit-for-kildorrery/1023923425041422/

A Marvellous Market in Kildorrery

16 Dec 2021
Plans to restore and refurbish the Old Creamery yard in Kildorrery are ongoing. Already a community focal point, 'the yard' was the setting for a Christmas market last weekend. Kildorrery people traditionally support their own and once again, they turned out in force last Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

New lease of life for Kildorrery Creamery
15 Oct 2021
Kildorrery Community Development Committee are opening their doors, figuratively speaking, for fundraising this Friday, and are calling on all members of the community to join in to get works on the new Community Hall over the finish line.

Boost for local gaelic4mothers&others teams following new sponsorship of programme
26 Aug 2021
With 220 clubs from all 32 counties currently involved in the Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative, the nationwide programme received a significant boost this week with new official sponsors of the programme announced in a three-year deal.

Ireland needs to fully embrace community-led housing
31 Jul 2021
"Cloughjordan EcoVillage in Tipperary is one of the best-known Irish examples, along with Kildorrery in Cork."

Cork allocated almost €90m in roads funding for 2021
22 Dec 2020
The breakdown of the grant sees €85,700,000 going towards improvement works in Cork County, with €1,290,093 for maintenance while Cork City was granted €1,660,000 for improvements and €344,776 for maintenance.

Tree of Hope brings cheer to Kildorrery
20 Dec 2020
A spectacular ‘tree of hope’ has brought seasons greetings and cheer to Kildorrery this Christmas, as the year’s end approaches.

Archaeologists uncover 5,700-year-old Neolithic house in north Cork
26 Aug 2020
They also discovered finds which may have been associated with human burials or offering gifts to the 'Gods of the Underworld'.

North Cork groups get an early Christmas gift
7 Dec 2019
Community organisations in North Cork are to benefit from a more than €50,000 funding windfall under a scheme established by the joint developers of the Castlepook Wind Farm near Doneraile.

Kildorrery NS officially opens new school extension
26 Jun 2019
Kildorrery National School had two reasons to celebrate on Tuesday last – the raising of their fifth green flag and the official opening of their new €346,000 extension.

‘Strictly’ experience comes to Kildorrery
10 Jul 2019
Last Saturday night was D-Day for the 28 strong team of dancers who signed up for Strictly Kildorrery 2019.

West is best for Kildorrery folk as Martin is new sheriff!
03 Oct 2018
Cowboys and cowgirls from Kildorrery and beyond assembled for last Saturday night’s barn dance.

Hot and hectic Hillfest in Kildorrery
11 Jul 2018
Hillfest in Kildorrery has an excellent track record when it comes to staging first class entertainment and we saw evidence of this last week when locals hosted a really well supported festival.

Kildorrery NS to extend facilities
14 Sep 2017
Work is underway at Kildorrery National School to construct three special education rooms, one new classroom and a universal access toilet (UAT) facility. The new extension will cost €345,977 to complete and will include an upgrade to the existing fire system and safety equipment.

Kildorrery’s new stand officially opened by GAA president
18 Oct 2017
A fine crowd turned out in Kildorrery last Saturday, to see GAA President, Aogan O Fearghail officially open the new 350-seat spectator stand at the GAA grounds.

Kildorrery pupil Liam launches national anti-bullying programme
06 Oct 2017
Kildorrery National School pupil Liam Drake, met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney recently, to stand up to bullying in schools and clubs in Munster and across the country.

Douze points for Kildorrery’s Hillfest extravaganza
11 Jul 2017
It's an ongoing challenge for event organisers to come up with new material. In the case of those charged with hosting Kildorrery Hillfest 2017, they teamed up with Kevin McCormack for inspiration.

Kildorrery Cycle Club raise over €4,000 for Marymount Hospice
23 Jun 2017
Through their inaugural ‘Kildorrery Cycle Challenge’ last month, Kildorrery Cycling Club raised more than €4,000 for Marymount University Hospice in Cork.

Kildorrery HILLFEST off to a flyer
05 Jul 2017
Kildorrery HILLFEST 2017 got off to the best possible start on Sunday last when a great crowd turned up to support the family fun day.

Rural Ireland: The village that refused to die
01 Jul 2017
Its population is rising, its buildings are full. How did Kildorrery, Co Cork, pull itself out of decline?

Diverse and interesting cuisine at Kildorrery Food Fair
17 May 2017
The north Cork village of Kildorrery has come up with its very own international food fair. With a variety of nationalities relocating to Ireland in recent years, the fair has no trouble in assembling chefs from across the globe.

Beavers play their part in Kildorrery Tidy Towns effort
07 May 2017
It’s all hands to the pump in Kildorrery these days as Tidy Towns committee members put the finishing touches to their village in advance of adjudication in the Pride of Place competition, the Cork County Litter Challenge and the ‘big one’ – the National Tidy Towns competition.

Encouraging debut for Cottage Market in Kildorrery
19 Apr 2017
Kildorrery's Old Creamery was the setting last Saturday for The Cottage Market – a new initiative aimed at showcasing local food producers and crafts people.

Kildorrery selected for ‘Cottage Market’
25 Mar 2017
Twenty Cottage Markets are set to open across the country this year as a result of the ‘Cottage Market’ initiative unveiled by Grow It Yourself (GIY) and supported by Ulster Bank and The Ireland Funds.

Traffic calming and management measures sought for Kildorrery
05 Jan 2016
A range of traffic calming and safety measures for the village of Kildorrery were recently presented to the Fermoy Electoral Area Committee of Cork County Council.

Bigger and better Kildorrery Christmas Market
04 Dec 2016
In recent years Kildorrery Christmas Market group have enabled many people, native and visitor alike, source a range of gifts and necessities for the festive season at their by now annual and eagerly looked forward to event. This year’s market, to be held on Saturday week, 10th December, from 12noon to 5pm, is bigger and better than ever and not to be missed!

Progress to resolve Kildorrery traffic woes as delegation air their concerns
27 Jan 2014
A deputation from Kildorrery presented their concerns to the Fermoy Electoral Area Committee, outlining several aspects relating to speeding and safety in the village.

Kildorrery aims to complete 5 year plan
17 Oct 2014
Around a year ago Kildorrery Community Development Limited set out to create their community ‘five year plan’. With Ballyhoura Development limited they ran a series of open community meetings. These meetings were attended by over 90 people and raised issues from services for the elderly through to the local water service. Over the next weeks, Kildorrery Community Development will be putting the final touches to the five year plan and setting up sub committees to start working on them. If you would like to hear more or get involved, then please attend the community open meeting at Oaklawns on Thursday, 30th of October at 8pm.

Traffic calming for Kildorrery
14 Oct 2014
A traffic calming build-out scheme to reduce lane width, is proposed for the Glanworth Road in Kildorrery

No funding for pedestrian crossing in Kildorrery
30 Nov 2013
Cllr Frank O’Flynn has been told that the NRA have not approved a pedestrian crossing at Glanworth Rd, Kildorrery

Kildorrery full of Pride ahead of judgment day
13 Sep 2012
Kildorrery and Freemount will come under the spotlight next Monday, when judges from the 2012 Pride of Place competition visit both villages.

Kildorrery set to hold onto three school bus services
07 Jul 2011
The news follows a lengthy campaign by parents in the area, some of whom travelled to Dublin last week to present their case in person to Minister Ciarán Cannon who has responsibility for school transport. One of the group who campaigned to retain the buses, Maria Noonan, said they were 'over the moon' with the news.

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