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Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

Kilbree U12 Hurlers are crowned League Champions! U12 Hurling Kilbree’s U12’s were crowned West Cork Champions on Monday night. Under lights, in Aughaville, they defeated St Patrick’s 4-5 to 2-5. St Patrick’s were the stronger side in the first half. Conor O’Sullivan scored Kilbree’s only point in the first half. Cillian Twohig made some great saves in goal for Kilbree and was unlucky when St Patrick’s scored a goal just

Ring Rowing Club News

The weekend of the 17th and 18th September is one to be remembered ,mother nature threw everything at a group of rowers to test their strength and abilities and they did not disappoint Saturday was a calm flat day and Sunday saw some rough conditions .  Courtmacsherry was the place to be for the weekend of the Irish Open Championships 2016 with The Irish Coastal Rowing Federation & Rowing Ireland. Ring Rowing Club had 4

October 2016  Blood Donor Clinics in County Cork

  CLONAKILTY Fernhill House Hotel Tue 11 Oct 5pm – 8.30pm CLONAKILTY Fernhill House Hotel Wed 12 Oct 3pm – 5pm  & 7pm – 9pm CHARLEVILLE Charleville Park Hotel Mon 24 Oct 3pm – 5pm  & 7pm – 9pm RINGASKIDDY Ferry Terminal Tue 25 Oct 4pm – 7.30pm DUNMANWAY The Parkway Hotel Wed 26 Oct 5pm – 8.30pm DUNMANWAY The Parkway Hotel Thu 27 Oct 3pm – 5pm  & 7pm

All aboard the Model T – Announcing the premiere of the West Cork film ‘The Fordes of Ballinascarthy – Freedom From Famine’

A NEW movie made by the Ballinascarthy Foro?ige Youth Group, The Fordes of Ballinascarthy – Freedom From Famine premieres on October 15th at 8pm in Ballinascarthy Hall with special guest Maurice O’Callaghan, well known West Cork director of Broken Harvest. The idea of making a film to document the Fordes emigrating to America from Ballinascarthy in West Cork in 1847 was made possible by Cork film maker Tim McCoy but

Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean 2016 Join the world’s largest coastal cleanup @CleanCoasts #BigBeachClean

Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean is taking place on the weekend of the 16th, 17th & 18th of September all over Ireland. Clean Coasts is once again teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Last year more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers in 91 from the world’s oceans.   Each year millions of tonnes of marine litter enter our seas and

Rathbarry and District Vintage Club annual show

THE Rathbarry and District Vintage Club will be holding their annual tractor, car and motorcycle run and field day on Sunday, 25th September in aid of Cope Foundation, Clonakilty and Galleyflash Rowing Club. Sign in will take place in Rathbarry Hall from 11am with the run starting at 12 noon. Field events will start from 2pm onwards. There will be an army vechicle display amongst the attractions.

Culture Night at Clonakilty Community Arts: Sean Nós Dancing Workshop with Gerard Devane 

Astna Square, Clonakilty, Culture Night 2016: Friday the 16th of September 2016. 7pm. Free   For Culture Night 2016, Clonakilty Community Arts is delighted to host a Sean Nós workshop with the 4th generation dancer Gerard Devane from Connemara who is a master of this old style art form. The event is free and everyone is welcome. “…the dance is centuries old, It is a proud dance. The most important thing for

Sinn Féin MP to deliver oration at West Cork commemoration

The “Vol. Diarmuid O’ Neill Commemoration Committee” (a sub-committee of the Clonakilty Sinn Féin Cumann in West Cork), received confirmation this week that Francie Molloy, life-long Republican and current Sinn Féin MP for Mid Ulster, will deliver the main oration at the 20th anniversary commemoration in memory of IRA Vol. Diarmuid O’ Neill at Timoleague Cemetery. The commemoration takes place at 12.45pm on Sunday 25th September. 

Sixth Annual ‘Rosscarbery Steam Engine’ 5km Fun Run on October 1st

Now in it’s sixth year, the Annual Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5km Fun Run will take place on Saturday October 1st at 5pm. The run is named in honour of the one-time Irish and USA Champion 400-metres champion runner T.J. O’Mahony and is a 5km (3.1 miles in total) double circuit of the scenic lagoon in Rosscarbery. The race has full AAI Permit. Every year a different local charity is chosen

Successful Heritage Week in Clonakilty

The recent Heritage Week programme organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage was attended by large crowds at all the events – all of which were free of charge. Throughout the week, local children participated in a Historical Treasure Hunt around the town in association with the Michael Collins House Museum. Thanks was expressed to the speakers at the other Heritage Week walks and talks who gave their time free including Seán

Clon Special Olympics celebrates first 10 years

The Clonakilty Special Olympics Club members and the general public enjoyed the street party at Asna Square last Saturday 10th September in what turned out to be the only dry day of the weekend! The “SO Saturday Street Party” was organised to celebrate the clubs first 10 years in existence. A great atmosphere prevailed as the 20 athletes and family members arrived on the Choo Choo with Mayor Anthony McDermott

Full Schedule announced for Clonakilty International Guitar Festival

Thursday 15th- Sunday 18th September Clonakilty International Guitar Festival shares its full schedule for this year’s festival which takes place this week, Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th September when some of the world’s greatest guitarist will descend on the small seaside town in the southwest.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

Juniors bow out of County Championship! Kilbrin have qualified for a county semi-final against Mayfield, having defeated Kilbree on Saturday evening. In Cloughduv, Kilbree started this affair well with two fine frees by Darragh Coakley. It took Kilbrin a little while to settle. The loss of captain Darragh Coakley due to injury was a huge setback for Kilbree’s chances. Kilbrin were very dominant in the later stages of the second

An Emigrant’s Diary – A trip to Seattle

by Sharon Whelton I apologise for the lack of blog posts over the last few months. My column on my Nana’s death was probably the most difficult piece I’ve had to put together in a long time, so I just wanted to take a step back from it all and just enjoy the summer here in Calgary. It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two months since Nana’s funeral,

In Pictures – Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge Awards 2016

THE Anti Litter Challenge Awards Night was held in County Hall on Thursday 8th of September. West Cork was well represented among the 114 communities that took part in this year’s competition, and Thursday was the occasion when the winners of the towns categories were announced, as well as best improvers in the villages category, and the county final winners in the villages category. The Council’s annual Anti Litter Challenge

Major works to upgrade N71 surface

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has confirmed that a major upgrade of the road surface is to take place at both Lisavaird and Leap on the N71. The upgrade at Lisavaird will commence at the Curragh west of Clonakilty, and continue through Lisavaird until it ties in to a previously resurfaced section at Newmills, Rosscarbery. A contractor, Priority Conctruction Ltd., has been appointed to carry out

More additions to bumper Culture Night Programme in West Cork

More fantastic events have been added to the jam-packed Culture Night programme in Cork County, which takes place this year on Friday, 16th September. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations, and venues of all types and sizes, extend their opening hours to allow members of the public to explore the wonderful events they have to offer. Events are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available Free of

Food, Fiction, Fads & Phonies talk in Clonakilty

As part of A Taste of West Cork, award winning food producer Avril Allshire-Howe and her committee of fellow food lovers are hosting ‘Food, Fiction, Fads & Phonies’ on Thursday, 15thSeptember, 9am. The event will take place in the National  Seafood Centre (NSC) Auditorium which is located at Clogheen, Clonakilty. The conference will focus on several aspects of myths & facts and the importance to make educated decisions. Outspoken and a strong supporter of the artisan movement, Avril

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA – Club Notes

Carbery Junior A Hurling Champions! Kilbree’s junior hurlers have joyfully been crowned Carbery Junior A hurling champions! This was the first occasion that Kilbree have contested this final. Winning the “Flyer Nyhan” at the first time of asking both historic and incredible! Three first half goals gave Kilbree an advantage throughout this game. Colum’s never gave up and fought so hard, particularly in the second half. In wet slippy conditions

The 2016 Run Forest Run will take place on Sunday, September 18th at 12 noon.

The 2016 Run Forest Run will take place on Sunday, September 18th at 12 noon. Following the great success of last year’s event, the 5 mile multi-terrain run returns. Starting at Galleyflash Rowing Club’s boathouse in Kilkern Lake, the run will follow the path of the Lake Walk to Rathbarry and will then move onto Castlefreke Woods with sections of road running, an off-road path and beach running on Long

Drama workshop with Alison Glennie at Cope Foundation Gallery, Clonakilty

Venue: Cope Foundation Gallery, Harte’s Courtyard, Clonakilty. Time: 2pm – 3pm Friday 16th September | Booking: 023 883 4955 | Web: www.cope-foundation.ie An intergenerational, inclusive, drama session, facilitated by actor Alison Glennie. Activities will include theatre games and improvisation.

Clon “SO Saturday” to celebrate 10 years of special club

The Clonakilty Special Olympics Club invites everyone to their “street party” at Asna Square on Saturday 10th September from 2-3.30pm to celebrate it’s first 10 years in existence. While the event is not expected to attract the thousands who thronged Skibbereen recently for their Olympians, it is hoped that the people of Clonakilty will come out to meet and greet the athletes and volunteers on the day and celebrate this

The Happy Pear at Girls Only Weekend at the Celtic Ross in aid of the Irish Cancer Society

NOW in its 9th year the annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Weekend in West Cork is the only one of its kind in the country! This exceptional weekend is in aid of Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society and takes place at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery from 7th – 9th October. The Happy Pear duo of Stephen and David Flynn will have their

Creed announces commencement of fisheries local development strategies

THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD met representatives of the seven new Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty today. €12m is available to the FLAGS under Ireland’s Operational Programme for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). Each FLAG will now receive technical support to prepare a Local Development Strategy, in consultation with local communities, setting out the FLAG

GalleyFlash Rowing Club notes

GalleyFlash Rowing Club will host a social rowing evening at Kilkern Lake on Friday, September 2nd at 7pm. This poses an opportunity for anyone interested in trying out the sport of coastal rowing to do so.  Meanwhile, the club was delighted to welcome Mayor of Clonakilty, Anthony McDermott, to Kilkern Lake on the evening of August 27th to celebrate the fantastic achievements of Paul and Gary O’Donovan at both the

Ring Rowing Club news

Ring Rowing club had the pleasure of hosting the mayor of Clonakilty Anthony McDermott on Saturday 27th August at Ring pier Clonakilty to honour the recent rowing achievements of Paul and Gary O’Donovan in Rio and Rotterdam . The mayor was photographed with club members including our own u12 ladies all Ireland silver medalist, Orlaith Deasy, Allanah O Brien , Kelly Oforgi and Sarah Coakley. The mayor decided to take