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Letters to the Editor

We’d love to hear from you. If you have any news, views or issues you’d like to see covered, write to the Douglas Post, Unit 29C, St Patrick’s Mills, Douglas West, Cork or by e-mail to Please include your name and address and a contact number. Letters may be edited due to space considerations.

Dear Editor Each evening I see the playground in Douglas is surrendered to teenage delinquents acting the hooligan causing both vandalism and distress to younger children attempting to use the facilities, the age-group the playground is intended for rarely use it after 6, a time when many parents have finished work. I had been using the facilities for a couple of years now, mostly in the evenings after work but the teenagers in the place are a disgrace and its the same every evening. I noticed many other adults who entered the facilities in an evening being put off quickly by the teenagers blocking their children from using the slides and swings etc, they are kicking footballs inside the play area often striking the ball off a young child, and even urinating in the area. The lack of garda presence is ridiculous considering how close they are to the playground and what little else they have to do. Gardai are rarely seen walking around Douglas and they should be making their presence felt at least once every evening in the park and playground area. Recently I was in the playground with my child, with at least 20 teenagers attempting to vandalise the equipment, using the equipment inappropriately and kicking balls off the equipment which was intimidating for any child. Any time I saw an adult speak out to the teenagers he or she was met with a volley of verbal abuse and surrounded by a number of them. On that last particular occasion 2 women arrived with their 2 children and asked me was it always like this as they watched the teenagers behaving like animals, I told them it was the same most evenings and they said they never saw a playground so surrendered to teenage delinquents, were questioning why the gardai didn’t have a regular presence etc etc. Their 2 daughters were making the most of it until one of them was hit by a thrown glass bottle after a few near misses from kicked footballs. The 2 women left with their crying children and told me they would never come back and would instead drive to other playgrounds a few miles away like they used to do previously, it being a long-term issue. Shortly after one of the hooligans deliberately walked into my young daughter pretending not to see her, I confronted him and was predictably met with the same volley of verbal abuse and surrounded by a number of them, the verbal abuse continues anytime I pass them. I have heard very many parents in Douglas inform me they never use the Douglas playground because of the teenagers in the park and instead they drive to other facilities. Why hasn’t this issue been dealt with a long time ago, obviously both the council and gardai are aware of the problem considering the vandalism to the facilities and presumably very many complaints over a prolonged period. The playground was intended for young children so why are the teenagers tolerated in there. When the lady whose girl was hit by the glass bottle left she said she would make a complaint to the local councillors and the gardai about the state of the park but she appeared to have little faith in the usefulness of them. What exactly do the Douglas Gardai do each evening and why haven’t they made a regular appearance in the park? It wouldn’t take a lot of effort to clear the hooligans out. They often loiter outside the Tesco’s across the road between stints in the park, its a small area so surely the Gardai can control it.

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Yours truly, Don Carrol Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed in these letters are solely those of the individual author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of The Douglas Post.

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• Coal Quay 2012

• Coal Quay Dealers by Catherine M. Courtney (C) 1998

be a fabulous photographic exhibition of old maps and illustrations exhibited along the entire streetscape, showcasing the Coal Quay Market in its former days with its quintessential traders dressed in traditional shawls; and when the street was a waterway where vessels navigated under the shadow of the Walled City of Cork.

Cork Middle Parish & Coal Quay Historical Society Cork Coal Quay Family Festival 2012 will Resonate With the Nostalgia of Yesteryear. Supported: Cork City Council, North Main Street & Cornmarket Street Traders. Saturday, August 18th from 12 noon to 5pm. Officially opening by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Buttimer.

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Brian Crowley MEP returns after illness Brian Crowley, MEP, returned to work this week, after many months’ treatment at Cork University Hospital. He said his stay in hospital proved a frustrating time for him, even though he was able to work from his hospital bed, on the phone to his office staff locally and in Brussels. “ I have always been an on-the-ground constituency person, and not being able to meet and work with people around Munster was very frustrating, “ said Brian Crowley. “However, I will be making up for lost time, over the coming weeks, especially in the employment creation and employment retention areas. I am on the E.U., Industry & Trade Committee which has a €52 billion budget, and I will be activating again, meetings with groups and individuals at local venues. Already Irish companies are drawing down €1m a week from this fund, to help create employment”, added Brian Crowley.

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This unique voluntary fun filled family festival will celebrate the heart and soul of Cork City – the Coal Quay with its rich vibrant colourful heritage, tradition and culture in music, song, story, poetry, theatrical performances, comedy. For the children there will be face painters; clowns; magic shows; balloon modelling; a puppet show and farm animals. Don’t be surprised if you see some of the grand auld characters of the Coal Quay winding and weaving their way through the colourful crowd! Also on show will

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Poetry Corner with Ronnie McGinn

The fastest growing population in developed nations is the elderly, those age 65 and older. This growth ensures that issues affecting seniors will continue to take center stage in the political arena. Far beyond mere politics, however, this “graying of society” will result in the increasing frequency of chronic diseases, which itself will pose challenges to the institutions of family and marriage. Due to both biological and cultural factors, women will likely continue to bear the brunt of caregiving. Thus women and adult children will increasingly face troubling and often tragic decisions as they care for elderly family members. Due to the large amount of information available and due to Christian resources for elder care, however, such difficult choices will be opportunities to demonstrate the true meaning of love.


A few years ago Edward Broderick of Rockaway Beach NY wrote this poem about two ladies in charge of a local senior center. His poem is an inspiration, it reminds us there are people in the world who do wonderful work, who rise above the rat race and provides us with something more sustainable to believe in, something that takes us out of ourselves and identifies us with a side of life that now, more that ever, needs our support.

Angels on the Boulevard The preacher said “there are everyday Angels all over town” To see them you just have to look around. It didn’t take any time nor was it hard. To find two Angels on the Boulevard. There is a haven on 90th Street Where people of age gather to meet It is here you will find two ladies of grace Who can help with the problems you are given to face Their key is a smile and a soft word. A welcome as warm As a summer’s morn Yes the good Padre knows his world well And I’m sure you may have an angel story to tell. So Come In. You’ll be welcomed by Janet or Pat. Once you witness the goodness they weave From the Hammel Center you will not want to leave. Edward Broderick

Writers Group Meetings Mallow Poetry Group Mallow Library - Every Tuesday at 12.30 p.m Douglas Writers Group John O’Sullivan’s, Boardroom - Friday the 10th August at 5.30 pm Douglas Junior Writers Group Douglas Library Thursday 16th August at 5.30.PM Ballinlough Writers John O’Sullivan’s (Douglas) Fri 17th August at 5.30 PM Bishopstown Writers Bishopstown Library Thurs 6th September at 6.30 PM Ó Bhéal Open mic every Mon at The Hayloft (upstairs at The Long Valley), Winthrop Street

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The Marymount 7’s is a weekend 7 a side soccer tournament being run on the weekend of the 24/25/26th of August in aid of Marymount Hospice. It’s the same format as leagues, (who are helping organise this event) but it will be a cup competition. The Perpetual cup and plate is being sponsored by Keanes Jewellers and the Irish Referees Society has agreed to ‘Ref’ the weekend’s soccer for free! The Rochestown Park Hotel has also generously given a year’s Gym membership to the man of the match of the Final.

The showing of the film “Granny” which contains some footage featuring members of the Young at Heart Group, will be shown on 20th August at 8pm in St Columbas Hall

The format will be 32 teams in total taking part. They will be split into 8 groups of 4 teams. They play each other and the top 2 in each group will proceed to the “The Marymount 7’s Challenge Trophy” and the bottom will proceed to “The Marymount 7’s Challenge Plate” We have set up a webpage for teams to enter and register or to check details. Its The cost per entry for teams is €250. We are hoping to make this an annual event for the Hospice. For more information, please email or call 086 1609118

Douglas Library, Douglas, Cork - Saturday 11th August @ 11.30am FREE EVENT. Limited places. Registration Essential. Call 021 4924932 or email to register.

For Boys and Girls aged 5 + Author and poet Adam Wyeth will visit Douglas Library on Saturday 11 August @ 11.30am He will be reading a poem of his from the Childrens Anthology “Something beginning with P” and the event will be stimulating and fun with each child going away with a poem they have created at the end of the session. The event is suited for boys and girls aged 5+ but Adam will adapt the event to suit any younger siblings that come along to the event. Registration is essential so please contact Douglas Library @ 021-4924932 or email

Douglas Writers Group The next meeting of the Douglas Writers Group will be held in John O’Sullivan’s (Business Centre), Douglas on Friday 10th August at 5.30 pm. The Douglas Writers Group meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at 5.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Carrigaline Community News Damhsafest Success The success of the Carrigaline based Damhsafest 2012 was made possible by the generosity of the host families, the sponsors and the many volunteers who worked tirelessly before and during the festival. This year’s Cork International Folk Dance Festival was blessed with fine weather and the many outdoor performances, which were free to the public, were greatly appreciated. Four International Folk Dance Groups totaling 76 personnel travelled to Ireland for the event from many parts of the world. The American Hoedowners and the Velvet Blue bluegrass band were first to arrive, they came from Kentucky and spent two weeks here. The ‘Skylark and Artforge’ Karelian group from near St Petersburg in Russia drove 3,000 Kilometers over 3 days in their bus to be at the festival. The Parahultaset from Parainen in Finland flew into Dublin airport and travelled to Carrigaline by bus while the Welsh folk Dancers, ‘Dawnswyr Tipyn oBopeth’ travelled by car and ferry to participate. During the course of the Folk Dance Festival, concerts in the Carrigaline Court Hotel and City Hall proved to be a spectacular success. Outdoor performances were presented in a number of locations including Opera Lane Cork City daily, Blarney Castle, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Cobh, Midleton, Crosshaven, Ballinspittle and Carrigaline. Folk Dancers and musicians visited Westgate Foundation Day Care Centre and

Retirement Home in Ballincollig and St Luke’s Home in Blackrock where they performed for the residents. All groups performed in the City Council Chamber at the Official Launch ceremony where Mayor John Buttimer officially opened the festival, Damhsafest 2012.

Men’s Shed A feature of the Carrigaline Men’s Shed in recent weeks is the number of visitors who call to see the place. They are all made welcome and are given a tour of the facility by one of the members. Many aspects of their first project the renovation of the building are nearing completion and new projects for the year ahead are being planned. For further information contact Pat Dineen 087 7755 841 Pat Linehan 4372661 or Dick Jenkinson 4371043.

Munster Fleadh Cheoil Winners Congratulations to Douglas Comhaltas who won the Munster final of the under 12 Céilí Band competition at the Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Dungarvan yesterday. They will now represent Cork at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan on Saturday August 18th. Other members were placed in their competitions also Kaitlin Towe came 3rd in the Flute, Meabh Ní Cheallacháin got 3rd place in the Drum competition and Finn Mac Fhlannachadha came 2nd in Melodeon.

• Some of the folk dancers on the stage in City Hall at the Damhsafest 2012 Dance Extravaganza

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Ballinlough Community News With Mary Cremin Annual Ballinlough Senior Citizens Outing On Saturday 28th of July the annual Ballinlough Senior Citizens outing headed to the Kingdom for the day. The trip took in a visit to both Killarney and Tralee where the guests busted a Museum and enjoyed an afternoon of retail therapy. 44 happy but tired attendees then enjoyed a wonderful dinner in Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig. All enjoyed the day and for the most part the dreadful rain stayed away. The committee would like to thank our affable and oblidging bus driver Denis Connolly and Nora Cronin of Cronins Coaches. We would also like to thank the management and staff of Oriel House Hotel

Ballinlough End of Summer Festival -Saturday 25th August at 3.30pm New to the festival this year: live band Vendetta kick starting the

party atmosphere, Army Bootcamp Activities, Carousel Merry-GoRound, Workshops in Zumba, Pottery & cardmaking, the mesmerising “Monsieur Gusto”!! in the Ballinlough Community Park.

The Belle of Ballinlough The Belle of Ballinlough promises to be bigger and better this year, it is a super fun event to enter for the Belles and great publicity for businesses. We are calling on any girls(must be 18yrs+)or any businesses who would like to enter or like further info to contact us at Ballinlough Youth Club

Ballinlough Writers Group The next meeting of the Ballinlough Writers Group will be held in John O’Sullivan’s (Board Room), Douglas on Fri 17th August at 5.30 PM. The Ballinlough Writers Group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 5.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

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This Friday Cork’s own vintage rock four-piece The Wall Street Thieves, launch their second EP ‘Taking Aim’ at the Oliver Plunkett Bar. Combining melodic grooves with rock riffage, they take inspiration from classic Rock & Roll of the Sixties and Seventies, and make something new, exciting and energetic out of it. They’ve been slowly and steadily expanding their fan base, performing relentlessly around Cork, as well as playing the Electric Picnic to rave review, all the while writing and recording new material, which they will be showcasing on the night. With solid support from the high-energy funk, rock, soul and dance covers band Mojo Rising, the night promises to be a real treat for fans of good music, in the beautiful surroundings of the top floor of The Oliver Plunkett Bar on Oliver Plunkett Street. Doors open at 9.30pm, show starts at 10pm, and admission is just €5, with free copies of the ‘Taking Aim’ EP being handed out on entry. A review published recently by Justice Alan Shatter into the findings of the Swedish House Mafia gig in Phoenix Park has concluded that Phoenix Park is not a ‘suitable’ venue for electro music gigs and there was insufficient security on the day. Following the nine stabbings and two overdoses at the Swedish House Mafia gig in Phoenix Park on July 7th Shatter called for a review from the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. The main findings of the report state that the city centre venue was not suitable for live ‘electric music’ concerts and recommends that the promoter should stipulate the type of music or artist they wish to perform and give a detailed risk assessment based on the type of audience expected to attend an event when applying for a permit. Other findings include that the Event control Centre was held not to be fit and additional accommodation was requested from the promoter but never materialised and limited access to CCTV was also highlighted in the report. Callinan also criticised not having the appropriate security in place to deal with the demographic of concert goers and that security were unclear on policies of checking ID’s and dealing with drug abuse and drug dealing at the site. He said that ‘There are a number of lessons to be

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learned by all agencies in respect of the staging of large outdoor concerts in the Phoenix Park.’ He added that ‘It is now clear that had An Garda Síochána been fully briefed on the likely conduct of the patrons associated with the Swedish House Mafia concert a separate (third) public order unit would have been employed within the concert venue’ MCD managing Director Denis Desmond yesterday issued a statement in which he asked for the full report to be published and called for a full, independent public inquiry’ to be undertaken into the events at the Swedish House Mafia gig. has admitted that he felt “intimidated” by working with U2. Speaking to press, the Black Eyed Peas star explained that he was incredibly nervous about being in studio with the Irish band. He said: “I recorded for a month with U2. Even though I worked with Michael Jackson, their U2-ness intimidated me. I didn’t know how to suggest a song from scratch. “So I co-produced I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight and kept I Got A Feeling for us.” The My Humps hitmaker also spoke about an incident with a fan that proved she knew his lyrics better than him. He added: “In Japan and this girl came up and says, ‘I reckon in Boom Boom Pow you say ‘boom’ 101 times’. I was like, ‘Yeah, right’, but said, ‘Thank you so much for listening to the song’. “I got back on the train, counted my booms and she was right. We counted all the booms.” Exciting stuff eh?




















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Opera House Alive to the Sound of Music

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Musical visionary Bryan Flynn's production of The Sound of Music featuring Cara O'Sullivan, Carol Anne Ryan, Michael Sands and a 70 strong cast, crew and orchestra is set to revolutionise for a three week run the means by which the family Von Trapp musical is staged, dressed,

sung and expressed through music. Flynn, whose vitality and energy for the present creative pursuit mark this production out, is about to launch one of the premier Cork Opera House highlights of the 2012 season. Says the director, “the movie differs to our production, our emphasis takes The Sound of Music to a different place and we think that this is going to suit a broader contemporary audience.” This is no empty rhetoric and Flynn's trajectory as musical director attests to a determined pursuit of musical sophistication across a career which began in his home town's Waterford City International Festival of Live Opera some 21 years ago, sojourned in Dublin for a year before finally arriving in his spiritual creative home of Cork and over which time the 42 year old has directed no fewer than 80 musicals. Flynn has in recent times and to widespread acclaim directed from the ground up the music/hurling comedy 'All Star Wars' and his

'Michael Collins' musical played to enraptured audiences at the same time as it introduced a stylistic shift in how a musical can be communicated. The one-time pianist and percussionist evidently revels in achieving seeming impossibilities and works very consistently with some of the greatest technicians currently working anywhere in musical theatre. “The beauty of working with Mary Hickson (R.I.P.) and Cork Opera House is that you get to build from scratch the entire production, all of it and this is the only venue where that's happening.” What's apparent from speaking with Flynn is that if you are afforded the opportunity to build entire productions then it naturally follows that you want to work with the best people available and 'The Sound of Music' features a virtual who's who of theatrical cream to whet the appetite of Cork audiences lucky enough to catch this highly

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sought out production. “David Hayes (former Van Morrison band leader and 'Riverdance' maestro) is once again my musical director. Maeve Readman upped sticks from making wigs for the London Theatre to move to west Cork and she's designed the extraordinary wigs used by our stars here. David Kidd the lighting director comes highly recommended having worked for many years at the English National Opera and he's produced a lighting array that's amazing. Joan Hickson is our highly inventive costume designer.” The production features a 14 strong orchestra alongside a powerful vocal cast and ensemble that's likely to shake the walls of the theatre while the seven young performers who'll perform the family Von Trapp children were selected from a search involving the audition of 400 children. There's no question but that this production will need to be booked for.

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the marks you got in one or more of your Leaving Certificate exams you can appeal those results to the State Examinations Commission. Before you make the decision to appeal your result(s), you may view your examination script. Only the scripts from the written examinations can be viewed. You cannot view the results of oral exams or the marks for practical exams. Viewing your papers: If you decide you would like to view a particular paper, you should use the personalised form that your school received with your examination results. You must return the completed form to your school by 21 August 2012. The Organising Superintendent appointed by the State Examinations Commission will assign you to one of the viewing sessions in schools on 31 August and 1 September 2012. You can be accompanied by one other person when viewing a script. However you cannot get someone else to view it

for you in your absence. You can find information about viewing marked examination papers on the State Examinations Commission website Appealing your results: The State Examinations Commission will provide your school with a personalised appeal application form. (For external candidates, this form will be enclosed with your examination results.) You indicate the subjects you wish to appeal on the appeal form. A result may be upgraded or downgraded as a result of an appeal. The appeal fee is €40 per subject for the standard Leaving Certificate and €15.50 for the Applied Leaving Certificate and must be paid in advance. Your application to appeal your 2012 examination results must be received by 5 September 2012. Know Your Rights has been compiled by Blackrock Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public. Tel: 0761 076930 Address:Convent Road,Blackrock,CORK Information is also available online at and from the Citizens Information Phone Service, 0761 07 4000.

Young @ Heart by Phil Goodman

After the devastation caused by the recent floods in Douglas, it is great to see local business fighting back and maintaining their commitment to Douglas. The very best way we can play our part is to support them as they open one by one. Gardai in Douglas are warning elderly householders to be wary of door to door salesmen operating in the area offering to repair driveways, roofs and guttering etc. They are actually preying on householders and checking out who is living in houses and what their circumstances are. Neighbors of elderly people should be vigilant and keep an eye out for these operators, if you are suspicious about there activities note the registration plates and let the Gardai know. We also encourage our older people to get a pendant alarm; these alarms are a way of getting help in an emergency, or reassurance when you are feeling anxious. Older people feel at risk if they are living alone but you can stay independent in your own home whilst being assured there is someone looking out for you. A Pendant Alarm is a S.O.S. system which gets emergency help within seconds by the simple press of a button usually worn around your neck or on your wrist, it will provide reassurance for your family and confidence for your yourself ,The Pendant alarms are a100 percent grant funded, all you pay is the annual monitoring

which works out at just over a euro a week, a small price to pay for peace of mind. To obtain application form you can contact Dan Cowman local community Garda, also public health nurse, or myself on 4363867 , You may not know there is also grants available from County Council for home repairs such as window and door replacements, attic conversion, interior and exterior house repairs etc, these grants are only available if you are over 60, and own your own home. Computer classes will commence in September, thanks to the VEC we can continue with Fetac 5 all who completed Fetac 4 will receive there Celts shortly,classes for beginners will also commence where the boys from Douglas Community School teach our older people computer skills and take away the fear of computers. Our sincere thanks to; teachers Owen Casey and Aileen Goulding for there ongoing commitment to our seniors, this is the fifth year with four different classes each year. We have over 300 older people that have availed of these free classes if interested give me a call on 4363867.

We are off to Killarney this week to Daniel O’Donnell concert. We hope to continue trips to the theatre for the winter months. Next up is a play set in Cork in the 1960’s called “Over The Pub”. It features a Cork family of two parents and four children called the “Murphy’s”. It is sheer coincidence that the three young actors are all pupils at Douglas Community School, all in the same class and all called Michael: Michael Morris, Michael

Barry and Michael McLoughlin chosen from different auditions. The play is on in The Corks Arts Theatre. The Heart Foundation Flag day is on 10th and 11th August this weekend at St. Columbas Church: collectors needed for each mass you can contact me to arrange times.

Thought for today “If you put it off long enough, it might go away” Cherish your yesterdays dream your tomorrows But be young at heart And live your today’s Bye for now Phil

The Annual Padre Pio Ceremonies Commemorating the most wonderful day in his life his ordination to the priesthood on August 10th 1910 will be celebrated in the grounds of St Francis College Rochestown Cork at 2.30pm on Sunday August 12th 2012

Other events back in September includes, Tai-CHI, Knitting, Bingo, Painting, Monthly socials. We have a delay starting back with In-Bowls as our matt and equipment was destroyed in the floods which was stored in the Douglas Village Shopping Centre, as soon as we aquire another Matt we



Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favours This time I ask for a special one (mention favour). Take it dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own Broken Heart where your father sees it.Then in his merciful Eyes it will become your favour not mine Amen Say this prayer for 3 days promise publication And favour will be granted no matter how impossible - M.J.

Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favours This time I ask for a special one (mention favour). Take it dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own Broken Heart where your father sees it.Then in his merciful Eyes it will become your favour not mine Amen Say this prayer for 3 days promise publication And favour will be granted no matter how impossible - M.S.

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will start again. If any club have a matt they are not using we would be happy to have it. The Young at Heart Community book is coming along nicely. It is a challenge remembering the people we’ve met and places we have been. I am getting plenty of support from everyone, keep it coming especially the old pictures and memories.

• 22-07-2012: Aileen Timmons and Sandra Deady, Cork city, and Maebh Hurley, Dunmanway, at the finish line in Kenmare town on Sunday after completing the Kerry Way Cork Cancer Research Centre Walk. Picture: Eamonn Keogh (MacMonagle, Killarney)

The Miracle Prayer Sacred Heart

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Home & G arden Things to do This Week As usual we try to give you a few ideas on what might need doing in your garden this week. Not everything in this article may apply to your garden - but there might be something, if not this week maybe next week.

Flower Garden Feed dahlias every fortnight to sustain flowering and build up tubers. Continue spraying roses and Michaelmas daisies with fungicide, as diseases are more likely now. Tie in new stems on climbing roses, arching them downwards to encourage flowering sideshoots Kitchen Garden Make new strawberry beds and transplant rooted runners to new positions. Check sweetcorn regularly and gather as soon as it is ripe. Trim chives and pot up for winter use. Sow a large leafy turnip variety for winter “greens”. Start covering endive with a large pot or dinner plate to blanch the hearts in 3-4 weeks time.

Lawns & Hedges Rake lawns in the next week or two to scratch out thatch and other dead or loose material.

Greenhouse Remove a little shading from the glass as heat levels decline. Pot up springflowering bulbs for early colour

indoors. Take conifer cuttings with a heel for rooting in a cold frame.

In General Continue taking cuttings of all tender perennials, indoors and out, as they will root well before winter. Finish repotting house - and greenhouse plants in the next 2 weeks; after that, wait until spring. Finish thinning grapes. Feed cacti for the. last time, but continue watering in warm weather. Take cuttings of scented pelargoniums in gritty compost. Start thinning vigorous marginal and bog garden growth, especially where species have finished flowering. Spray new ground with giyphosate for maximum impact Prepare sites for new evergreens of all kinds. Check brassicas regularly for caterpillars and clusters of butterfly eggs. Finnish summer pruning all fruit. Cut out the exhausted stems of loganberries and other hybrid berries, and tie in new canes. Water and mulch runner beans and the pods ripen. Watch out for woolly aphids on apples and treat with methylated spirits. Check brassicas regularly for caterpillars and clusters of butterfly eggs. Finnish summer pruning all fruit. Cut out the exhausted stems of loganberries and other hybrid berries, and tie in new canes Water and mulch runner beans and the pods ripen. Watch out for woolly aphids on apples and treat with methylated spirits


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Congratulations to this weeks Garden winner Marjorie O’Sullivan, Mahon Park, Blackrock. Marjorie wins a 50 Euro voucher from Kiernans Garden Centre, Douglas Court. Our Summer Gardening Competition is open to all our readers. You can win a prize every week from “Now” to September. So get out the hoe and start now for a stunning summer garden. If your garden or any part of your garden is blooming, or just looking good, why not lets us have a photo. We would love to print it. If you have a neighbor with a nice garden who might be a bit shy, why not take a photo for them. Send your photo to Gardening, Douglas Post, Morris House, Douglas. Cork . Or email to

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we’re giving away tickets! From August 15-19, 2012 the 139th Dublin Horse Show will take place in the world famous RDS showgrounds. The Show combines world class equestrianism with a wide breadth of entertainment, from the style and glamour of Blossom Hill Ladies’ Day on Thursday to the pageantry of Nation’s Cup day on Friday and the excitement of the Pony Club Games, The Land Rover Puissance, The Longines Grand Prix and the Hunt Chase over the weekend. The Show is an experience for the whole family. The 2012 Show which runs from August 15-19, is one event this summer that is not to be missed! With so much on offer the Show really has something for everyone!

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Kieran’s Heritage Week Events (18-25 August 2012) Saturday 18 August 2012, Historical walking tour of City Hall with Kieran as part of Cork Heritage Open Day, 10.30am, free, meet in foyer of old building, Learn about the early history of Cork City Council, Discover the development of the building and visit the Lord Mayor’s Room (duration: 1 ¼ hours); booking applies, please see Saturday 18 August 2012, Memories of the Lee Valley; historical exhibition by Kieran Discover some of the rich histories and memories of the River Lee valley. All day, as part of Water Heritage Open Day, Lifetime Lab, Lee Road, free event. Tuesday 21 August 2012, Historical walking tour of Cork City with Kieran, meet at St Finbarre’s Cathedral, 11am, free, discover the early origins of the City, learn about Cork’s former Viking age core and the Anglo-Norman Walled town (duration: two hours). Wednesday 22 August 2012, Historical walking tour of Blackpool with Kieran, meet at North Mon gates, Gerald Griffin Avenue, 11am, free; Explore the rich history of the area from Fair Hill to the heart of Blackpool, learn about nineteenth century shambles, schools, convents and industries (duration: 2 hours). Thursday 23 August 2012, Douglas historical walking tour with Kieran, meet at St. Columba’s Church Car Park, Douglas, 11am, free; Discover Douglas and its industrial heritage (duration: 2 hours). Friday 24 August 2012, St Finbarr’s Hospital and the workhouse tour with Kieran, meet at entrance to the hospital, 11am, free; learn about the life and times of the former nineteenth century workhouse on Douglas Road (duration: 2 hours). Saturday 25 August 2012, Views from a Park, Historical walking tour with Kieran through the site of the new regional park, formerly the Kinsale Road Landfill, 11am, free event, further details at Kieran’s website, www. under events (duration: 1 ½ hours; part of an open day with Cork City Council).


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Blackrock/ Mahon Community News Munster Survivors Support Services ‘’Munster Survivors Support Services Ltd’’ Cork, Outreach Centre, Hold A Weekly Clinic In The ‘Meeting Room’, of Holy Cross Church, AveDe -Rennes’ Mahon every Thursday From 2pm To 4-30pm.Outreach Officers Also Available for home visits or at the Meeting Room and all other times By ‘’Appointment’’. All are welcome to join us for ‘’Form Filling’’ etc, or a chat, or advice, or just to join us for a Social Afternoon, (for a cup of tea or coffee).For More Information Please Contact: Ollie At- 087-0516070. Or Pat At086-3473583. Or E -Mail. And Pat At-

Minister Kathleen Lynch TD visits St. Luke’s Home, Mahon Kathleen Lynch TD, Minister of State for Disability, Older People, Equality & Mental Health paid an official visit

to St. Luke’s Home, Mahon(August 01, 2012) for The Home’s annual Family Fun Day. The event, which is now in its 4th year, is being coordinated by staff of Pepsico Ireland and is a highlight in the residents calendar as it provides an opportunity for them to come together socially with their children, grandchildren, friends and carers to enjoy a Family Fun-filled Day. The day kicked off with 30 volunteers from Pepsico Ireland visiting residents and staff within the five units of The Home engaging in the numerous therapies and activities that take place there each day. Games and activities (including traditional egg n spoon races, tug O’ war, 5 a side soccer and many more) commenced at 2pm on arrival of Minister Kathleen Lynch and continued well into the afternoon. Speaking at the Family Fun Day, Minister Lynch said; “On behalf of the staff, volunteers and those who live at St. Luke’s Home, I want to extent a huge thank you to Pepsico for

their contribution to the community in time, participation and support. When we start planning for the future we need to start planning for our future and we need to remember that St. Luke’s Home and days like this are so important.”We don’t always thank large corporations and it’s only fair to acknowledge that on all those residents who will benefit from Pepsico’s involvement.” All the staff, their families, supporters, relatives and volunteers battled it out in the various challenge events and great fun was had by all. The day culminated in the Great Pepsico Challenge which involved the Pepsico volunteers in a 5 a side soccer knockout competition. Oonagh O’Driscoll, Director of Fundraising at St. Luke’s Home; “At St Luke’s Home, we specialise in the care of older people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia, a disease

which is very much on the increase. Today in Ireland, there are 44,000 people living with dementia, by 2026 this figure will rise to 104,000, so really everyone should have some knowledge on the subject and basic tools on how to cope and care. We would like to thank all the staff from Pepsico who came out today and coordinated this event for the residents at St. Luke’s Home as keeping residents mentally and physically active can help prevent or delay many diseases including Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.” Pepsico is an organisation committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which it is based and the Family Fun Day at St. Luke’s Home is a perfect fit for Pepsico’s ‘Power of One’ Campaign as it aims to demonstrate all the benefits of getting out and about and having some fun with the local community.

• Lisa Buckley second left celebrating her 21st Birthday at The Evergreen Bar recently with colleagues from Crustys Bakery Douglas Court Annceline Amelia Susan Rebecca & Hanna

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Pfizer Pitch and Putt by Brendan Hayes What a week of rain, competitions were cancelled course was closed imagine that in August. We did manage a game on Sunday it was a 3 man team with 2 scores to count 1st nett on 77 were Stephen Power Mick Coakley and Ger O’Sullivan. 1st Gr on 91 were Syd Venner Pat O Callaghan and Brendan Hayes. On Saturday Weeshie Murphy was runner up in the Killmichael Intermediate scratch cup unlucky to be beaten on back 9. We managed a game on Monday

morning for those who abstained from dreaded drink the night before 1st Nett John Calnan (Anchor man) and Christie Wade 53 points winning on back 9 1st Gr John Calnan John Tett -9. Fixtures; usual permitting.



PS: received a text from Sean McInerney from sunny Turkey complaining that the Speedo tongs that he borrowed from chairman Coakley were a bit on the loose side.

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Nauseating little Jimmy Toobright was having a biology lesson. Feeling bored, he put up his hand and told the teacher, “ I know something that has legs , a chest and a back but no head. What is it?” The teacher was, as usual, furious at being stuck for an answer What was Jimmy thinking of ?

It is said that Lucretia Borgia could split an apple in such a way that, when she shared it with someone else, the subject of her generosity would be dead within hours How did she do it ?

Last week’s Answer A chest of drawers

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Douglas GAA Festival Last years Douglas G.A.A. Festival was a great success and this year the social committee have devised a series of events designed to replicate that success. The festival is scheduled for the weekend of 16th-18th August and the G.A.A. Club will be the venue for indoor and outdoor activities that will appeal to all age groups. All are welcome.

• Tug of war at last year's Douglas GAA Festival

G.A.A. FOCUS By Pat Harrington Snippets from the local and National Scene Cork vs. Waterford

My forecast was for Cork to beat Waterford and Kilkenny to win by 7 or 8 points. Both Cork and Kilkenny will be happy to reach the last four. Cork’s performance was just enough to get them over the finishing line. Waterford for their part will have been disappointed they did not close out the game when they were three points up with ten minutes left on the clock. John Mullane was causing huge problems for Cork in the fifteen minutes before the break; it was surprising they did not retain him in that position. Had the De Le Salle man not got the fitness for playing out the field? Cork showed character in reeling in the Decies and they finished well. The inability of the Cork half forward line to win the ball in the air must be a cause of concern for the management – all three were replaced. I would fancy Darren Sweetnam to start next time out. Connor Lehane will also come into the fray. The selectors may well look at John Gardiner, but I think Eoin Cadogan’s greater pace will keep him in the pivotal position. On paper and on their performances Cork are the weakest of the four remaining teams. But paper never won games and perhaps the Rebels will all click on the day. Galway for their part were sensational against Kilkenny. That said they very rarely do back to back high performances. The Westerners tend to flatter to deceive. Cork need a big performance and must score goals. I

will go against the grain here. Cork may produce a performance to upset the Corribsiders.

Douglas in All Ireland Community Games Finals Douglas have a very strong and proud tradition of fostering participation in the Community Games over the past 20 years. This year they have been successful in having 2 teams qualify to represent both Cork and Munster in the HSE sponsored All Ireland Community Games Finals. This a major achievement and has generated a massive response from the entire community. On 2 consecutive weekends the Under 10 Gaelic Football ( Aug 17th-19th) and the Under 11 Hurling (Aug 24th – 26th) teams will travel to Athlone to attempt to bring back 2 All Ireland titles to the Douglas. There are a total of 39 players involved in both squads. Under their respective coaches they have been training very diligently since May. They have played with great skill, determination and teamwork to get through both the Cork and Munster finals. The Under 10 footballers defeated Gneeveguilla / Rathmore, Kerry in the Munster final by four points. This was a sweet victory as the Kerry side had beaten Douglas in last year’s competition. The Under 11 Hurlers faced Tipperary champions and favourites Kilruane

McDonaghs in their Munster final and won by 5-5 to 2-03. And so this has brought them to the All Ireland finals weekends, held in Athlone IT campus, where they will both play off for the Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. This will be a fantastic experience for all of these young players and their families. However there is a significant cost associated with participating in this event e.g. preparing and kitting out the teams, entry fees, insurance, travel and accommodation. A group of parents are currently coordinating a huge fundraising effort to cover the large cost. Sponsorship cards have been given to each of the players and they are now getting support from family friends and neighbours. Also some of the local businesses have been very supportive and have kindly given donations towards offsetting the cost. A table quiz will be taking place on Friday Aug. 10th in the Douglas GAA Club as the final fundraising push kicks in. If you feel you would like to help or contribute then please contact Brian Donlon (087-9369332) or Madeline O Connell (086-1585272).


Yes, Kilkenny won by nine points, though this was not vintage Kilkenny. We know that goals win games and the Cats scored four in this encounter. If the truth be told the Limerick defence was to say the least porous. The full back line went A.W.A.L. on a number of occasions and was duly punished. Kilkenny are a vulnerable side at the moment, not the awesome team that we knew up to a few months ago. Injuries and now suspension have taken their toll. I do not wish to give the impression that I’m writing them off, but they can be taken. This team is a long time on the road. The game will have done Kilkenny a power of good, whereas Tipperary for their part have been idle for a month. This Premier County side have not been ticking all the right boxes. Both teams are capable of better performances. I’ll put my head on the block and give my vote to Tipp.

• Douglas U10 Gaelic Football Team

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Congratulations to Douglas footballers and hurlers on winning the Community Games Munster finals and the best of luck in the all-Ireland series coming up shortly. Condolences

I extend my sincere sympathies the wife Margaret, and family of the late Derry Dorney, long-time, respected member of Douglas Hurling & Football club who passed away recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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• Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan who won his third title recently in London to take the WBO International Middleweight belt pictured at Mahon Community Centre last Friday where he was awarded a homecoming celebration pictured with Lord Mayor of Cork John Buttimer with Sally and Sarah.

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• Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan pictured with Jack and Ben Fletcher. Pic:George Thompson


Douglas Hall A U-18 Youths, ( born 1995 ), are currently engaged in pre- season training ahead of the new season which is due to get underway on Saturday, August 11th next with

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the League Cup competition. Anyone interested in coming along to the team’s weekly training session can contact coach Seamus Flynn on ( 086 ) 8281061, for further details. 2/3

• Current Douglas Hall A U-18 coaches Michael Hennessy left & Seamus Flynn presenting last season s U-17 Player of the Year award to Glen Kenny at ODriscolls Bar in Douglas village

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Crosshaven Pitch & Putt By Michael Desmond With entries for Competitions coming to a close all the remaining sheets are on the notice board. The weather has not helped in Club Competitions but most braved the conditions. Results: Net winners with 55 Frank Kavanagh, Garry Ryan Rita Ahern on the back nine from Mick McCarthy Pat O Mahony Liam Walsh, while Mick Murphy Pat Murphy Jason Martin

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with 16 under secured the gross. Our Fourball winners with 60 net were Finbarr O’Callaghan and Mary Murphy while Noreen Desmond and Frank Kavanagh 7 under were gross winners. Fixtures: Meeting tonight Thursday, Competitions Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday7pm Ladies 2 30 Saturday.


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The management and staff of the Douglas Post Office would like to apologise to all our patrons for the many inconveniences caused to them by the recent flooding. We would also like to thank everybody for their loyalty and support throughout the crisis and now that normal services are fully restored we would like to assure the entire community of our very best of service at all times. Douglas Post Office Staff: Manager Bill Jones with Marie Jones, Ann Mortimer and Fionnuala McGregor

We would also like to thank Bartosz and the staff of the Douglas Village Shopping Centre for all their help.

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