All Ireland Rowing The weekend of August 12th to August 14th was truly a weekend for rowing. All eyes were on the O’Donovan brothers in Rio de Janeiro who showcased not only their exquisite sporting abilities but also showed the world the true spirit of Irish rowing. Ring Rowing Club headed on the long road to Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal with 17 crews, 48 rowers, 5 coxes and 1 boat. All
Anchor, as heard on Mark Radcliffe’s BBCR2 Folk Show, BBCScotland and Folk Is Not a Rude Word in May/June Born in England, raised in and around the rugged coasts of southern Ireland, Emily Mae Winters’ haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. Her formative years were spent living in Clonakilty, Co. Cork where she immersed herself in a local music scene. Influenced by the sounds
Third time’s a charm as they say – having had to rearrange on two separate occasions earlier in the year, GalleyFlash Rowing Club will host its annual 2 Oar Challenge on Sunday, August 28th at Kilkern Lake. This event puts the cream of coastal rowers into competition in a challenge of endurance and strength with the twist of having the crew size reduced from four rowers to just two. Spectators
The Redneck Manifesto added to Clonakilty International Guitar Festival line-up – Only show this year
Other new additions to this year’s festival include Adrian Crowley | The Vespertine Quintet | Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard Spook of the Thirteenth Lock Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is delighted to announce THE REDNECK MANIFESTO will be bringing their impassioned live show to this year’s festival which takes place 15th-18th September. The quintet of Mervyn Craig, Matthew Bolger, Richie Egan, Niall Byrne and Neil O’Connor will be performing new material
While we are almost halfway through National Heritage Week already, in Clonakilty and surrounding areas there are still plenty of things to do up to this weekend, thanks to Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, other organisations and various volunteers. As always, all events listed are free of charge to attend and unless stated, do not require advance booking. All week there is a Children’s Historical Treasure Hunt of Clonakilty town. Participants from
On Wednesday evening 17th August 2016, Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, remembered Mary Jane Irwin on the centenary of her death. Mary Jane was from Clonakilty and was the third wife of the great Fenian, Jeremiah O’ Donovan Rossa, who hailed from the Reenascreena/Rosscarbery area about seven miles out of town. The centenary remembrance evening was held at “Strand House” (next to An Súgán), which was the family home of the Irwin
“Junior Football Team Progress”. Junior “D” Football Kilmeen’s second football team played Barryroe in the Junior D Championship quarter final on Sunday morning. Kilmeen were the stronger force on this occasion. The final score was Kilmeen 3-15 to Barryroe’s 1-6. Minor Football Kilmeen’s minor footballers played Bandon, in horrendous wet and windy conditions, in Ballinascarthy on Friday night. Kilmeen played with a very strong wind in the first half. Kilmeen
Clonakilty Camera Club will be returning after the summer break on Wednesday 7th September at O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty at 8pm, with a full programme of events for the next term.
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. Join us by registering your beach clean on Clean Coasts website, and receive your free Beach Clean pack! www.cleancoasts.org
Over 120 people made the long journey to Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal for the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships to support the Galley between August 12th and 14th. With 2 boats, 5 coxes, 19 crews and 45 different rowers, it was a jam-packed weekend of action for the club. Friday, August 12th, saw the finals of the Traditional and Regional boat categories taking place with the club having a crew in both
“Heartbreak for U16’s in County Final” U16 Hurling County Final Kilbree defeated St Fachtnas and Clonakilty in the earlier rounds of the South West championship. A thrilling final against Kilbrittain made them South West champions. The East champions St Catherine’s were beaten by six points in the county semi-final. This set up a final against Whitechurch, in Ballygarvan on Sunday afternoon. This final was very tight from the start. Whitechurch
Sarah Clifford, originally from Dublin is a young lady now living in Clonakilty. She became disabled just over a year ago as a result of a freak accident in her home. She has entered her dog Freya in an All Ireland online competition, and the dog is now representing Cork in it. You can vote for the pooch by clicking here……. https://www.wishpond.com/lp/1756154/entries/124510490 The competition runs until midnight next Monday 22nd
Mary Jane Irwin, the third wife of Fenian Jeremiah O’ Donovan Rossa, died in New York on 17th August 1916, and will be remembered at a special centenary remembrance evening in her native Clonakilty tomorrow evening Wednesday 17th August – exactly 100 years after her passing. The event will be held at “Strand House”, Sand Quay, the former Irwin family home where Mary Jane would have lived for some time,
“Pull like a Dog”…The infamous words by Olympian Silver Medalists, O’ Donovan Brothers, Gary and Paul were roared out by all counties over the weekend, at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships 2016, held at Ballyshannon Lakeland Centre, Co.Donegal, hosted by Donegal Bay Rowing Club. 2700 Rowers descended on Ballyshannon, Ireland’s oldest town for the annual All Ireland Coastal Championships. Set against Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, the rowing course
On the August Bank Holiday weekend Mary Sheehan of Clonakilty Macra represented Carbery Macra region in the Ms Macra Na Feirme weekend a great weekend was had by all who went and supported Mary. She did a great job representing the region. Also over the Bank holiday Kilmeen Macra and the Kilmeen Development Association held a Know Your Neighbour BBQ, a great night was had with music and food.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Seamus McGrath joined Cork County Council Heritage Officer Conor Nelligan to launch Heritage Week 2016 outside County Hall. Heritage Week, which is coordinated by the Heritage Council and forms part of the wider European Heritage Days Programme, takes place from August 20th to 28th 2016 and in this, our centenary year, it promises to be the best yet.
The first ever Inchydoney Summer Swim was held the Sunday the 7th of August 7th at 2pm. Due to a 6ft swell and 25knots winds the swim had to be moved to Duneen Beach (just beyond Dunmore Hotel.) The event was organised by and in aid of the Cork Surf Lifesaving club. The club together with the Inchydoney Inshore Rescue Rib provided safety on the day. Water temp was 12.5C
Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage advises that people need to book by email asap at DuchasLecturesAndFieldTrips@gmail if they wish to attend the Mary Jane Irwin Centenary Remembrance evening next Wednesday 17th August. Mary Jane Irwin was a native of Clonakilty, a poetess, Fenian and Republican campaigner from the time she married fellow-local Fenian patriot, Jeremiah O’ Donovan Rossa. As well as that, she was a devoted mother of 13 of her own
U16 Hurlers Qualify for County Final St Catherine’s provided the opposition for Kilbree U16 hurlers in the U16 (B) county semi-final. This fixture took place in Passage West on Saturday night in damp windy conditions. Kilbree defeated Kilbrittain while St Catherine’s defeated Whitechurch to qualify for this county semi-final. St Catherine’s opened the scoring with a fine point. Kilbree were playing with a very strong breeze in the first half
On Wednesday, August 3rd, GalleyFlash Rowing Club were delighted to welcome club sponsors to Kilkern Lake. Having recently come on board as sponsors of GalleyFlash V, Dunmore House Hotel was represented by proprietor Carol Barrett. South of Ireland Petroleum, who this year came on board as new oar sponsors, were represented by Martin Collins.
THE Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 5.15 pm this afternoon (Sunday) to go to the aid of three men who got into difficulty in a jet ski and small pleasure boat just off the Seven Heads coastline in West Cork.
Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says Town Councils should be re-established in towns with a population of over 7,000. She wants to see measures introduced to revitalise towns across the county. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony explained, “Local Government is the driving force behind towns, cities and communities right across this country. It is at the heart of job creation, democratic representation, civic participation and local service
Clonakilty International Guitar Festival shares an exclusive live performance from experimental wizard and arch-collaborator Marc Ribot. The video, which premiered in Guitar PlayerMagazine, was captured at the launch of Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2016.
The Clonakilty Easter Commemoration Committee will hold the final of their commemorations marking the centenaries of the executions of the 1916 leaders when they will remember Roger Casement this Wednesday evening 3rd August at 8pm. The commemoration will be held at the Casement St./Casement Park junction in Clonakilty at 8pm and the organisers welcome all to participate – in particular local residents.