The shop is a charity shop selling a wondrous selection of bric-a-brac.], toys, accessories, books you name it! Perfect timing for picking up Christmas gifts and bargains.
The money raised will be sent to Pikpa Refugee Camp on the island of Lesbos in Greece that looks after the most vulnerable refugees on their arrival after traumatic journeys. Pregnant women, orphaned children, bereaved parents, the injured and people with special needs are cared for by dedicated volunteers. The camp also manages to feed up to 1,000-refugees-a-day at other locations on the island.
The organisers are asking for two things, firstly that you bring donations of good quality items to sell, please no clothes. Secondly they ask that you shop there and tell your friends to do the same. The shop will be open for donations from Monday, November 30th and you can call Fay on 085 762 4635 or Ruth on 087 924 2222 for more information.
Pictured at the cheque presentation at Fuller’s Centra in Union Hall who raised €6,049.58 at this year’s Pink Ribbon Walk were Chris Dyas, Bernie O’Regan, Ann O’Neill, Trish Hurley and Ingrid Fuller. Pic: Emma Jervis
Kilcoe NS are delighted to announce that they have just been awarded the status of Digital School of Distinction becoming only one of 150 schools in Ireland to hold this prestigious award.
The Digital Schools of Distinction Award is an award programme launched by the Minister for Education in 2013 which promotes, recognises and encourages best practice in the use of technology in primary schools. The award has been developed to help schools to further integrate technology into the classrooms by providing a pathway and resources for schools who are seeking to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into their teaching and learning.
Pupils and staff at Kilcoe National School underwent a rigorous application process to achieve this coveted award. In October 2015, the school was inspected by a Digital Schools of Distinction validator approved by the Department of Education. The validator then submitted a report to the Digital Schools of Distinction committee for review, after which, the school was awarded the title of Digital School of Distinction.
This initiative is sponsored by HP Ireland and Microsoft Ireland. As a result of achieving the Digitial Schools award, Kilcoe school will receive a new wireless printer and free printing for the year to the value of one thousand euro. This award recognises the time effort and money in the development of a digital culture in Kilcoe NS and the development of both pupils and teachers digital literacy.
Kilcoe NS will hold an awards ceremony next month where they will unveil their new Digital schools of distinction plaque. The school will be holding their Bazaar on Friday the 4th of December.
THERE is a treat in store for lovers of classical music and contemporary dance at Uillinn this coming weekend. At 8pm on Friday 27th November, Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites become the subject of Soliloquy, a collaboration between acclaimed cellist Eimear Reidy and contemporary dancer Inma Pavon, in a performance spanning composed score to spontaneous improvisation.
Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites can be imagined as a musical soliloquy, like those of Shakespeare, addressing the larger questions of our existence.
They are central to a cellist’s repertoire, and represent the pinnacle of achievement in unaccompanied instrumental composition. Written 300 years ago, they are arguably amongst the most well-known classical music suites. In Soliloquy, dancer Inma Pavon has created dances for this music, played by Eimear Reidy on the baroque cello.
Originally from Spain, Inma Pavon is a dance artist and lecturer in UCC. She has performed with many Cork-based companies, including Cork City Ballet, and is currently writing her PhD on the use of Chance procedure as a creative tool in choreography. Originally from Cork, cellist Eimear Reidy has played with period orchestras across Europe, including Cork Baroque Orchestra, and is a founder of Hibernian Muse, with whom she recorded a selection of 18th century music for RTÉ Lyric FM.
Then on Saturday 28 November at 7.00pm, Tara Brandel, Uillinn’s Dancer in Residence, presents Cappaghglass, showcasing the highlights of her first year in residence. This event includes screenings of video footage from her projects with US based dancer, Kathleen Hermesdorf; Cork based dancers Siobhán Ni Dhuinnin and Helga Deasy, and SPACE: an improvised happening with West Cork Inclusive Dance. Tara will also present an informal work in progress sharing of Cappaghglass, a new solo performance on which she is currently working.
This solo will premier at Uillinn at the end of her second year of residency in November 2016.
Tickets are €15 for Soliloquy and €5 for Cappaghglass. For bookings (essential) or other information please call 028 22090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRISH Water has revealed that more than €228 million will be invested in Cork’s water infrastructure in a major programme of work to upgrade water and wastewater infastructure.
Irish Water confirmed that they have developed and prioritised a major programme of work which will address the serious deficiencies that exist across Cork’s water supply schemes. They say this investment is key to supporting continued social and economic development across Cork.
€180 million will be invested in a major upgrade of the wastewater network and a further €48 million is being invested to improve drinking water quality and supply. Irish Water will invest a further €33 million to upgrade drinking water quality and supply in Cork. This work includes €5 million investment to secure a sustainable drinking water supply and upgrade of the water network on Cape Clear and €12 million investment in the Skibbereen Regional Water Supply project to address water quality issues in Schull, Leap, Baltimore, Drimoleague and Skibbereen.
Further wastewater projects with an estimated total value of €50 million are at planning and design stage for towns across Cork including Ballyvourney/Ballymakeera, Bandon, Coachford, Courtmacsherry/Timoleague, Drimoleague, Dripsey, Dunmanway, Fermoy, Innishannon, Mallow, Millstreet, Mitchelstown, Saleen, Ballycotton, Castletownbere, Castletownshend, Inchigeelagh, and Whitegate/Aghada. A major study of the sewer network in Cork city is also being commissioned to plan further investment in this area.
Irish Water has also completed a €1.1 million construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at Riverstick. Upgrades to a section of water mains was also carried out in tandem to minimise disruptions to the local community.
Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy welcomed the news saying, “We have a sorry history of massive under-investment but this substantial investment package will be crucial in the upgrade of our public water supplies, it will achieve low leakage levels and adequate levels of waste water treatment, to protect public health in the decades ahead, and to keep our rivers, lakes and coastal waters free of pollution, helping to maintain our image as a clean, green county that continues attracting a growing number of tourists.”
CIARÁN O’Sullivan, Droumgarriff, Glengarriff (KiwiCutz) entered the, “Ireland Alfaparf Fantastic Gents Hair Stylists Awards 2015” in the Double Tree Hotel Dublin recently. This category required a stylist to “produce a high fashion look suitable for the cover of a magazine”.
Ciarán had two models Auddy from Ballydehob and Reece from Castletownbere who had two completely different styles in both hair and fashion. He came in second place for the second year in a row which is a great achievement as he was competing with some of the best hairstylists in Ireland.
These prestigious awards give stylists and salons nationwide an opportunity to show their creative expertise and technical excellence through six creative awards. They are the benchmark of talent in the hairdressing industry and almost 400 hairdressers from across Ireland dedicate months of hard work preparing their models.
Ciarán attributes his achievements to Wayne Lloyd Hair Salon and his staff in Ballydehob. A special word of “thanks” to Quills of Bantry and Maisey Clarke of Skibbereen who’s fashion expertise helped create two great looks for Ciarán’s models. He was presented with an Irish-designed and handcrafted stain glass trophy.
SEVERAL West Cork beaches feature in At Swim is a new book about the sea and our relationship to it. Written by Brendan MacEvilly and based on an idea by Brendan and Michael O’Leary, the book is part guidebook, part travelogue and part analysis of our relationship to the sea.
The lads spent the summer travelling to 43 places in 11 counties, from Dublin to Donegal and each chapter looks at the history, stories and characters of the places, as well as giving practical advice for swimmers.
Cork and particularly West Cork was one of the highlights of the trip, with Sandycove, Garrettstown, Lough Hyne and Barley Cove all covered. The West Cork swimmers are some of the most dedicated in the country, and, along with the beautiful scenery, makes this part of Ireland a sea swimming hot spot.
The book is out at the end of November and available to buy online at www.atswimbook.com.
SEVEN fishermen were rescued from a stricken fishing boat that ran aground in Glandore Harbour on Sunday night in severe weather conditions.
The Union Hall Inshore Lifeboat and the Baltimore Lifeboat attended the scene at around 9:30pm. The fishing vessel, the Saint-Clair, subsequently drifted off the rocks and was taken in tow by the Baltimore Lifeboat towards the safety of Union Hall.
One main was taken to Cork University Hospital suffering from abdominal pain while the other six crew members were said to be safe and well after the rescue.
Winds were force seven to eight at the time with a four-metre swell offshore but the vessel grounded in the more sheltered waters of Glandore Harbour.
WAYNE Lloyd Hair founder and owner, Wayne Lloyd, along with stylists, Ciara Dorrington and Ciaran O’Sullivan, were amongst the winners and highly commended at the coveted ALFAPARF Fantastic Hairdresser Awards, attended by Ireland’s leading hair stylists at the Double Tree Hotel By Hilton in Dublin on November 1st.
Now in their sixth year, the prestigious awards give stylists and salons nationwide an opportunity to show their creative expertise and technical excellence through six creative awards, two business awards, and an artistic award, the ALFAPARF Inixia Photographic Award. They are the benchmark of talent in the hairdressing industry, and saw almost 400 hairdressers from across Ireland dedicate months of hard work preparing their entries for the nine awards categories.
Leading stylist Wayne Lloyd, who has 30 years hairdressing experience, and is the owner of three salons in in Ballydehob, Bandon, and his latest venture on Washington Street, Cork City, which opened at the end of 2014, was crowned winner in the artistic category and walked away with the ALFAPARF Inixia Photographic Award.
Two of Wayne Lloyd Hair’s top stylists were highly commended, with Ciara Dorrington, who is based in the Washington Street salon, taking 2nd place in the ‘Fantastic Colourist’ category, and Ciaran O’Sullivan from Wayne’s Ballydehob salon, coming 2nd in the ‘Fantastic Gents Stylist’ category.
No stranger to awards, Wayne Lloyd and his team of 35 have won a number of prestigious awards including Ireland’s Best Stylist 2013, Global Stylist of the Year 2009 and 2010, and World’s Best Stylist 2007. Wayne Lloyd Hair prides itself on offering a great service, and specialises in creative unisex hair. Wayne himself is a proud member of Team Ireland and the Intercoiffure Fashion Team, and represents his craft both nationally and internationally on a regular basis.
Wayne expressed his delight at his win and respect for his two stylists saying “The ALFAPARF Fantastic Hairdresser Awards is one of the premier awards events in the Irish hairdressing industry so we were delighted to have two of our top stylists do so well. These awards really demonstrate the creative and artistic work of our styling professionals. I’m extremely proud of Ciaran and Ciara, and indeed our whole team who continuously strive for excellence in what they do, and I’m thrilled they received the recognition they deserve for all their hard work.”
The awards, sponsored by ALFAPARF Milano, the internationally renowned Italian luxury hair product company, were judged by a high-flying international panel of five industry experts. Acclaimed stylist, designer and TV presenter, Brendan Courtney, hosted the sold-out evening awards event to which some 1,200 stylists and industry insiders had been invited. He presented the awards along with ALFAPARF and Alan Austin-Smith, founder of The Fantastic Hairdresser Company. Each winner was presented with an Irish-designed and handcrafted stained-glass trophy.
ALFAPARF Milano brand is the standard within the hairdressing industry and is considered by both trade and consumer press worldwide as the undeniable leaders in state-of-the-art salon products. Speaking at the awards, David Donnellan of ALFAPARF Ireland said “ALFAPARF is all about the best talent using the best product. It’s about striving for excellence and achieving it. We know that the inspiration and creativity demonstrated at these Awards will end up being translated onto the streets, workplaces and social scene of Ireland – and that’s what we want.”
To book an appointment at any of the three salons call (021) 427 4234, or for further information visit www.waynelloydhair.com.
BANK of Ireland recently hosted a meeting in the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen to announce its Enterprise Town initiative in partnership with the business community, the wider sports and social community and the schools in town.
The aim of which is to promote and drive momentum for SME’s in the locality while showcasing all that the town has to offer. This event will be held in Skibbereen Sports Centre over the weekend of Saturday, December 13th, 3pm – 6.30pm and Sunday, December 13th, 12pm – 3.30pm. For further information call into Bank of Ireland, Skibbereen.