THE Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) Festival today announced One Kind Day, which will take place on Saturday 18th July 2015. Now in its fourth year, Clonakilty RAOK Festival will celebrate, encourage and showcase the kindness, spirit and welcoming nature of Cork people as numerous events take place throughout Clonakilty town and beyond. Festival organisers are calling on the people of Cork to pledge their involvement in advance and
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A number of Clonakilty’s Jungle City animals will be travelling to visit the LauraLynn House, Ireland’s only children’s hospice in Dublin as part of a hugely coordinated project for their Family Fun Day. The idea is the brainchild of Michelle Hartnett, the Play Specialist at LauraLynn. Upon meeting with Ger O’Donovan from the Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness Festival, the two came to an agreement to do everything possible
Pictured at the annual Random Acts of Kindness Festival in Clonakilty were lucky Mathew Hart getting a kiss from Sara Kubiak and Theresa O’Leary. Pic: Denis Boyle
INSPIRED by their upcoming Random Acts of Kindness Festival (19th-20th July), Clonakilty locals have connected with LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, to perform a unique act of kindness. Since 2012 the town is the permanent residence for 24 life-sized endangered animal sculptures, who have been installed in various nooks and crannies throughout the town.
THE third annual Random Acts of Kindness Festival is returning to Clonakilty on the 19th and 20th July. This year the public are encouraged to take a more active role in spreading the happiness. The festival is planning to make an international impact through its ‘#bekind day’ on the 19th July, where people can share their kind deeds and photos online with the hashtag #bekind.
THE world’s first ever Random Acts of Kindness Festival held in Clonakilty last July has been awarded the top prize in the European Rural Youth Project of the Year competition. The project was run by Clonakilty Macra with the aim to bring a smile to people’s faces and to show what people can do when they work together. The motto for the weekend long festival was “cut the
Congratulations to Clonakilty Macra, winners of the ‘Volunteer Only category’ at the Better Together video awards. Clonakilty Macra’s Know Your Neighbour Weekend event, the Random Acts of Kindness Festival, received nearly 3,000 votes in the Volunteer Only category.
THE first ever Random Acts of Kindness festival that took place in Clonakilty recently was hugely successful. More than 1,000 people gathered on Connolly Street from 6.30pm on the Friday evening for the opening event which was a bubble blowing ceremony.
by Sharon Whelton THE town of Clonakilty is set to come alive this weekend, when it hosts the inaugural Random Acts of Kindness festival. The festival, which will take place from Friday, July 20th to Sunday, July 22nd, will centre on the motto of “Cut the misery – Spread the positivity”.
CLONAKILTY will be the venue for a festival of goodwill on July 20th to 22nd celebrating Random Acts of Kindness. All kinds of selfless acts will be performed to cheer others up with the view to promoting positivity. Businesses, bands, artists, community groups, families and individuals are quickly signing up to get involved to spread the festive cheer.