Last weekend was a busy one for members of GalleyFlash Rowing Club with two regattas in two days. Following the cancellation of Ring regatta two weeks previous due to poor weather, the first regatta of the 2015 season was held earlier on Saturday last, May 16th, in Kilmacsimon. This was a good opportunity for crews to get some race practice under their belts before the commencement of the championship season
West Cork has become synonymous with excellent arts festivals over the years, from Bandon’s eclectic Engage festival, to the well established Kinsale and Skibbereen Arts weeks. For years Clonakilty has been overlooked on the arts festival circuit, but this June, that all changes!
IT was with deep sadness that friends and colleagues in Clonakilty and surrounding areas heard of the death of Joan Sexton on April 17th last. Joan will be remembered for a myriad of reasons, both personal and professional, was well recognised as a valued employee of Collins Brooke’s and Associates, and for her voluntary work within her community in addition to her many contributions to community projects.
Junior Hurlers get ready for Championship! As championship time draws close, the junior hurlers played two matches in the past week. On Tuesday evening in Castletownkenneigh they played out a draw against Diarmuid O’Mathunas. The final score was Kilbree 0-16 to Diarmuid O’Mathunas 0-16.
A LARGE crowd attended the recent illustrated lecture on Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa by Gabriel Doherty of UCC and organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage at the Parish Centre. In his talk, Mr Doherty traced the life of the patriot from his birth “in Rosscarbery Parish!” in 1831, the influence the death of his father had on him during the Great Hunger and subsequent emigration of his family to America to his
Junior Footballers kick start their county campaign with a win! On Saturday evening the junior footballers commenced their county campaign with a convincing win over Shanballymore in Blarney. Kilmeen were always in front in this encounter and lead by ten points to one at half time. Kilmeen’s dominance continued in the second half and they were victorious at the full time whistle. The final score was Kilmeen 2-15 to
THE pSoken Wrod was delighted to have Danielle McLaughlin as guest speaker in de Barra’s Folk Club, May 5th. Danielle is a prestigious writer who is featured regularly in journals, interviewed in The New Yorker, winner of, among others, Writing Spirit Award and The Well. She presented a mixture of her flash fiction and short-stories, beautifully written and narrated that wowed an enthralled audience. June, is going to be just
NOW in its fourth year, the annual month-long Bealtaine Festival at CareChoice nursing home in Clonakilty, has kicked off with a host of creative activities to enhance residents’ experiences and foster long-term positivity and engagement within the home. Festival Organiser and Director of Recreation, Clodagh Whelan said, “We have put together a month long festival that will bring local and national musicians, poets and artists to the five CareChoice Nursing
THE people of Clonakilty displayed amazing generosity recently when two fundraisers organised to provide assistance for children and families of the just-one organisation in Nepal in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes raised more than €14,000 between them. The Clonakilty Lions Club held a coffee morning at the Emmet Hotel and, in the space of a few hours, had raised more than €4,000. The just-one committee, with the help of
Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald recently launched a new book by Clonakilty solicitor Flor McCarthy on business for solicitors The Solicitor’s Guide to Marketing and Growing a Business: How to Turn Your Legal Practice into a Financial Success. The Minister said, “This book gives you a short-hand for running a modern legal practice so you don’t have to go out and invent the concepts yourself. Flor has captured all of