A VIBRANT and representative group of people attended the Public Meeting recently where the issue of accessibility on the streets and public places and buildings in Clonakilty were discussed and saw the re-establishment of Clonakilty Access Group. Local town councillor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin extended a welcome and saying that an Access Group was formed in the town in the mid 1990’s and achieved a lot in it’s 2-3 years
ON Wednesday next April 30th at 8.30pm, Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage group presents an illustrated lecture entitled “The Bridges of County Cork” by Elena O’Brien Turk and Lisa Levis Carey at The Parish Centre. The talk is based on research undertaken by Elena and Lisa for Cork County Council. It considers some of the bridges in Cork, sites which are so much a part of our everyday lives that we rarely
by Louise Roseingrave WEST Cork voters plan to keep a 400 year tradition alive by implementing a new people powered mayoral initiative to be launched tomorrow night, (Thursday). Utilising a clause in the government’s Putting People First document outlining democratic changes arising from the abolition of town councils nationwide, the people of Clonakilty will directly elect their own mayor for the first time in history.
Clonakilty Voices, formerly known as Allegria Singers, will present a candlelit concert entitled “Musicals in May” on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th May at The Venue, O ‘Donovan’s Hotel Clonakilty. The group is a talented mixed voice choir under the musical direction of Denise Hayes and Karen O’ Regan. In the past, this group has captivated audiences when they performed for President Michael D Higgins as part of Clonakilty 400
THE RNLI is calling on the public to “give it some welly” and support Mayday, the charity’s upcoming fundraising campaign in West Cork. People are being asked to buy and wear a yellow welly pin badge or keyring or to hold a welly themed event to raise funds for Irish lifeboats.
The Kilmeen U10 footballers took part in the second Monster Football Blitz of the year in Clonakilty on 19th April. The Kilmeen team played Rosscarbery, Barryroe and Castlehaven and performed exceptionally well in all their matches. They should be very proud of themselves! Team: Oisin O’Sullivan, Bryan Buttimer, Ethan Buttimer, Conor O’Sullivan, Neil O’Sullivan, Ryan Jennings, Ethan Jennings, Micheal Keohane, Sam Bailey, Eoin O’Sullivan, Joe Bailey, George Cannon, Caoimhe Murphy,
Judging of the environmental portrait competition took place at the clubs meeting of the 16th April. Members were congratulated on the overall high standard and excellent quality of the entries. Kathleen Hayes was the winner in the Grade 1 category with Jessie Duignan taking the honours in Grade 2. Diarmuid Lawlor was the winner in Grade 3.
FIVE SuperValu stores in West Cork; O’Leary’s SuperValu Macroom, Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty; Caulfield SuperValu Bandon; Murphy’s Castletownbere and O’Keeffe’s SuperValu Millstreet were recently presented with the Supreme Excellence Ireland Quality Award by Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu and Irene Collins, Managing Director, Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA) at the 2014 SuperValu Quality Awards ceremony held in Killarney.
Another evening of spoken words with The pSoken Wrod in De Barra’s Folk Club on Tuesday 6th May starting shortly after 9pm. If you are a writer of any genre or a singer/songwriter and would like to share your work with an appreciative audience or just want to relax with a pint then this is your gig. Make it happen!
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