COURTMACSHERRY is the location of the 4th Annual Summer Songbook weekend workshops, taking place from Friday July 1st to Sunday July 3rd. What started off four years ago as a new initiative for The Year of The Gathering has grown into an amazing weekend of choral music in all its facets; from modern choral work, to liturgical work, ensemble workshops, solo singing workshops and singing technique. 3 local professional singing
IRELAND South MEP Deirdre Clune has praised the Courtmacsherry Community Shop Committee members when she visited the premises on Friday last, April 8th. Many shops in rural areas and small villages have closed due to intensive price competition from large multiples and dwindling population bases. Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune says that government led incentives should be put in place to allow communities to reopen those shops.
THERE has been a broad welcome in Courtmacsherry following confirmation that Cork County Council has purchased a plot of land near the village pier, and intends to develop the area as an amenity for the public. Local Sinn Féin councillor Paul Hayes said, “I’m delighted that this much sought after land has been successfully acquired by the Council, and especially that officials have indicated their willingness and eagerness to work
Tá clár comórtha ag an gcoiste eagrúchain I gCúirt Mhic Shéafraidh a thugann cuireadh do chách páirt a ghlacadh I raon ilchineálach de ghníomhaíochtaí stairiúla, cultúrtha, agus ealaíonta a spreagfaidh machnamh, céiliúradh agus díospóireacht, ní hamháin ar ócáid mhórchúiseach stairiúil ach mar a mhúnlaigh an eachtra sin a forbairt ár dtíre agus a bhuil I ndán dúinn don todhchaí, le tuiscint a léiriú do gach traidisiún ar an oileán seo.
WEST Cork Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hayes has welcomed plans from Cork County Council to develop a number of serviced sites for social housing. Sites around West Cork, including in Courtmacsherry, Schull, Skibbereen, Durrus and Bantry, had been bought by the Council at the height of the boom, and were intended to be sold as serviced sites to housing applicants looking to build their own homes.
THE organising team of the very successful Summer Songbook Courtmacsherry would like to invite everybody to join with them in a unique evening of communal singing, under the title “Sing-a-long-a-Sound of Music”. This takes place in Courtmacsherry Hotel on Friday October 30th at 8.30pm.
THE Courtmacsherry all weather RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 6.40 pm yesterday evening (Monday) to go to the immediate aid of a 22 ft speedboat that got into difficulties and was taking in water off the Inner Barrell Rocks near the Old Head of Kinsale.
Courtmacsherry Rowing Club are hosting this year’s Cork County Coastal Rowing Finals on Sunday the 2nd of August. The event starts at 9am and will continue until around 5pm.
The 8th Annual Courtmacsherry-Timoleague 10k road race will take place on Friday 26th June at 8pm. Officially measured, chip timed flat and fast coarse just 45 minutes from Cork city. The course runs along side the beautiful Courtmacsherry bay and if you want to set a personal best this is the course to do it on.
THE Courtmacsherry lifeboat was called out on Sunday morning to go to the aid of a 90ft fishing vessel that had got into difficulties while fishing 35 miles off the coast of Seven Heads in West Cork and sought assistance. The lifeboat with a crew of seven volunteers were underway within minutes and headed to the scene of the casualty which was due south of the Old Head of Kinsale,
THE Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 11.25 this morning to go to the aid of a 35 ft Fishing Vessel that had encountered difficulties 31 miles south east of Courtmacsherry and just off the Kinsale Head Gas Field.
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 12.36 this afternoon to go to the aid of a 46 ft Passenger Pleasure boat which encountered difficulties off Kinsale Harbour by Charles Fort. The Lifeboat with a crew of seven were underway immediately and together with the Kinsale RNLI Inshore Lifeboat reached the scene quickly.
CORK County Council has backed a motion calling for the route of the Wild Atlantic Way to be extended to include the coastal route from Clonakilty to Timoleague. Asking for support for the motion from Council colleagues, Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hayes highlighted the fact that the route currently bypasses this headland “of incredible natural beauty” where active communities work hard to promote the area.
THE Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat has successfully completed its rescue of the Stricken 66 ft Belgium Yacht “Tom” that sought help at 3.20pm on Monday afternoon, 23-miles south east of Courtmacsherry Bay. The Lifeboat took the casualty in tow at 4.20pm and later berthed the large Schooner at the Courtmacsherry Pier. The yacht was on passage from Newlin in Cornwall to Ireland when it’s engines failed.
COURTMACSHERRY is the backdrop for the Summer Songbook singing weekend workshops again this year. Inaugurated in 2013, Ann O’Donovan and an enthusiastic group of friends organised the very first singing workshops which turned out to be a huge success.
THE Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 7.35am on Friday morning to go to the aid of a 75 foot fishing vessel, the St Claire, that got into difficulties after losing power and requested assistance 35 miles south, south-east of Courtmacsherry Harbour.
AT Keelbeg Pier in Union Hall, RNLI lifeboat supporters Liam Deasy (5) and Adam Limrick (5) have their Yellow Wellies on in support of the Mayday fundraising drive ahead of the arrival of the new B Class Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat in July.
THE Cork County Mayors Awards took place at County Hall recently with West Cork well represented with three winners overall. In total 13 awards were presented by the County Mayor to groups and individuals from a total of 28 short listed nominees who were invited to the awards ceremony at County Hall.
FOLLOWING the very successful inaugural Summer Songbook in 2013, the organising team is busy putting the finishing touches to the 2014 edition. This will take place from Friday July 11th to Sunday July 13th and application forms for participation will be available shortly. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “making of” The Sound of Music (released in 1965), the organising team would like to invite the local community and
Pictured before taking part in the annual New Years Day RNLI swim at Courtmacsherry was Michea?l Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fa?il with Trish Gannon.
COURTMACSHERRY RNLI Lusitania Centenary Committee is appealing for artefacts, stories and memorabilia to be part of a major exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania off the Cork coast in 1915. They are also calling on any family members of those lost or saved in the Lusitania tragedy to contact them to share their stories, which will then be compiled and included in the exhibition.
TWO young men from Cork city were rescued by the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat in the early hours of Sunday morning after getting into difficulties in Courtmacsherry Harbour. The lifeboat was called following a 999 call when two locals spotted the pair in difficulties in a small boat just off the pier at Courtmacsherry Harbour.
THE Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat was called out on Saturday evening to go to the aid of a Yacht that got into difficulties off Courtmacsherry Harbour. The all weather lifeboat with a crew of six were underway within minutes and proceeded to the area where the casuality had developed mechanical failure.
THERE was a good turnout at the Courtmacsherry Bay Hotel for the official launch of the new book All in a Lifetime, From Independence to the Present by John Sexton. Pictured are John O’Brien, Barryroe Co-op; Bishop of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross, John Buckley who officily launched the book; John Sexton, author; Michael Manning and John Young who was MC for the occasion.
THE sixth annual Courtmacsherry-Timoleague10k road race will take place on Friday 28th June at 8pm. New this year is chip timing. Pre-register at www.sportstiming.ie or registration on the day takes place from 5pm -7.30 pm in the Courtmacsherry Hotel.
W.B. Yeats wrote the immortal words “Come Dance with me in Ireland” and we would like to add to this and say, “Come sing with us in Courtmacsherry”. A Singing Workshop Weekend under the name “A Summer Songbook” is to take place in Courtmacsherry from Friday July 5th to Sunday July 7th 2013. This Weekend Workshop is for over 18’s and a must for all singing and music lovers. Fee
THE President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins will pay a special call to Courtmacsherry RNLI lifeboat station during an official visit to the West Cork village. While there he will view an impressive historical exhibition which is running all through the May Bank Holiday weekend.
FOLLOWING the great success of the event in 2011 the village of Courtmacsherry will once again stage a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross through the village.