Notable Events in the Community
Other Notable Events in the Community
In 2002, the CAIT programme was run at Tullaha N.S.. We received computers and were also given classes in computer skills, which was available to young and old. We were one of only two communities in South Kerry to be awarded this and it was attended by over seventy member of our community. This also led to our website Bonane.com being developed. Bonane Community Co-Operative Society Ltd.
Also, in 2002 our Polling Station was closed but again we lobbied and protested and we were successful in having it reopened in 2004.
In 2007, Nationwide and Kerry Radio’s own Frank Lewis presented programmes from Bonane on the Heritage Park, the surrounding areas and mountains and the local people.
We have a very strong sense of community in Bonane and this has led to many groups being formed:
In addition to producing a book, a collection of photograph’s depicting the people of Bonane and life in the area, the Women’s Group have also written a highly successful stage production and are currently in pre-production for a highly anticipated sequel.
The Group Water Scheme which ensures every house in the community has both potable and a plentiful supply of drinking water.
We also have a Social Bus since November 2006, which takes the people from the Parish to Kenmare on a Saturday night to visit family and friends or to socialize.
Our Touring Group started with a memorable trip to Tregalmus in 2004 and as a result led to a group taking an annual trip abroad each November, this trip is open to everybody; however what happens abroad stays abroad.
Life in Bonane
We also have a Rambling House held here in Molly Gallivan’s during the winter months and the older members of our community really enjoy this. This is also the venue for our renowned annual new year’s celebrations. We all quietly go home at 12.01…
We are always working to improve our community, our future plans include the installation of a Defibrillator in the Parish, develop more walks, we have just been awarded €102,000 through Failte Ireland and Kerry County Council to improve existing walks and develop new walks and we hope to eventually develop a Heritage Centre.