AN inaugural ‘banquet’ will be held at the West Cork Hotel on Monday, May 21st next to mark the official launch of the West Cork Philosophical Society.

May 21st was chosen, as it is the day when philosophical societies around the world celebrate Plato’s birthday.

“Traditionally a banquet would be held and every guest would be required to give a short talk, however, bearing the recession in mind, and the fact that some people might be a bit shy, we are asking for volunteers to speak and our banquet will be a bargain curry at the West Cork,” said organiser Anne Crossey.

The dinner deal is €10 for curry or €15 for a starter, curry and a pint/glass of wine/mineral.

To book your place call Anne on 085 851 6172.