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Douglas woman Sarah Horgan wins award at National Health Literacy Awards Sarah Horgan, Advocacy Programme Officer, originally from Douglas and the advocacy team at the Irish Heart Foundation were amongst the winners at the Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards for their valuable approach in increasing stroke awareness amongst the public. At a ceremony in Dublin recently, the Irish Heart Foundation were awarded for using the acronym F.A.S.T (Face, Arms, Speech and Time to call 999) to help people remember the main warning signs of stroke and act by calling the emergency services. This campaign sought to tackle the frightening lack of awareness around Ireland’s third biggest killer. Four other organisations were also recognised today for their efforts to communicate more clearly and for making information more accessible to the public. New Outdoor Gym for Older People Opens in Carrigaline A waist-twister, a shoulder-builder and an air-walker are amongst the exercise stations in a new outdoor gym for older people, which was officially opened today (20.05.11) in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. The gym was developed by Carrigaline Active Retirement Association (ARA), one of 523 associations affiliated to Active Retirement Ireland. The outdoor gym – located in the Town Park in Carrigaline – consists of seven exercise stations with different pieces of equipment, including a cross-trainer, a double air-walker, a leg press, a double-rider, and a shoulder-builder. The gym is specially designed to safely exercise all parts of the body, and each piece of equipment is accompanied by detailed instructions. According to Anne O’Brien, Southern Region Development Officer for Active Retirement Ireland, Carrigaline ARA decided to develop the outdoor gym to provide an opportunity for its members – and the wider Carrigaline community – to enjoy outdoor exercise in a new and different way. World Record Broken by Coláiste Chríost Rí Students and staff at Coláiste Chríost Rí in Turner's Cross, Cork have broken the Guinness World Record for the most heads shaved in one hour. Having failed by the smallest of margins in 2009, the Capwell College came back this year in an attempt to better the current target of 60 set by John Maguire on the Ray D'Arcy show in February of this year. The man with the scissors was Paul O' Neill of Bazzers Barbershop in Washington Street who didn't pause for a moment dring the hour-long challenge. In the end he had completed 66 heads as the bell sounded to cheers and screams from the 500 students gathered in the schools large sports hall. The main aim of the task was to raise money for local charities and it is hoped that when the donations are counted the venture will accumulate close to €10,000 for the Cork Cancer Unit, St. Vincent De Paul and the school's Development Fund. As well as the shaving, over 240 students signed up to have their hair dyed by Capwell hairdresser Assumpta. Principal Seán Ó Cathaláin commented: "We like the students to set themselves challenges and see what can be achieved in a fun and colourful way. Also the teachers are happy that the students will understand the hazards of the job - premature balding due to pressure of getting students to work on time to a high standard."

• Sarah Lucey from Donnybrook and a pupil of Scoil Nioclais winner of the Douglas Credit Union - Douglas Print Schools Colouring Competition 2011 seen here with a prize of a laptop and pictured with Robert Healy Douglas Print and Jim O’Connell Douglas Credit Union. Pic:George Thompson

• Transition year students Ciara Kenny and Gwen O’Regan with art/design teacher Evelyn Muller at St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow jewellery Competition.

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• Dermot Keane who recently celebrated his 70th birthday pictured with his sister Mary and brother Dan at Douglas GAA club recently. The Douglas Post Magazine | Unit 14 | Morris House | Douglas West | Cork | Ireland Tel: 021 4369000 | Fax: 021 4369148 | Email: | The publishers have made every effort to ensure all information is correct at time of print, however no responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions. The views expressed in the articles herein are not necessarily those of the editor or the publisher of The Douglas Post Magazine. The Douglas Post is published weekly by Douglas Post Ltd.

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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, Morris House, 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.

Traveling To India Dear Editor This summer I am travelling to Himachal in India as a volunteer to help underprivileged  children, and hopefully   make a small difference in their lives.With your help we can build awareness of the poverty, illnesses and injustices these people go through every day . To help raise money I am holding a Quiz on Monday May 30th at 8pm in Douglas Rugby Club (Tinny Shed). Your support would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers work alongside local people and volunteers from other countries in the areas of education, welfare,development and health. These people need help. There are government agencies assigned to this task. However, it’s usually not enough. When ordinary people do their part to help, the task of aiding the grief stricken becomes easier. Over-population is one of the biggest challenges children in India face today. The Government struggles to provide healthcare

and education to a growing number of children coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, making them vulnerable to abuse and neglect, and a life in poverty.   There are people living in harsh conditions who need a helping hand. That’s why, volunteering is important. This way, you can reach out to others. There will be no financial rewards. But the joy you can bring to others will be priceless “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”  Mahatma Ghandi Kind Regards Jade Tett

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stories of achievement, success, bravery and heroism. Who cannot have been moved by the courage of 2009 winner Steve Collins in his fight for justice following the murder of his son by gangland criminals in Limerick? Or have been stunned by 2010 winner Rio Hogarty’s selflessness in fostering 140 children over the past four decades? However, we wouldn’t hear about these stories if it was not for the people of Ireland telling us about them. That’s why we need to know of those citizens in your community who have done extraordinary things and who ought be considered for a People of the Year Award. Amongst the categories this year are the Young Person of the Year Award (under 25 years), the International Person of the Year Award, the Best Friend of the Year Award, as well as a number of other People of the Year Awards

for achievements in the areas of community service, arts and culture, sports and public sector achievement, among others. To receive a nomination form, just phone 01 205 7260 or write to People of the Year Awards, Rehab, Roslyn Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4. You can also nominate online at or by email at poy@quinn-healthcare. com. The closing date is Monday June 20 2011. Then all that’s left to do is sit back and tune in to RTÉ One on Saturday September 10 and, who knows, the next winner of a People of the Year Award could be from county Cork. Yours sincerely Don Delaney Head of Communications and Marketing Rehab Group Sandymount Dublin 4

Dear Editor It’s that time of year again when we once more make a special appeal to readers of the Douglas Post to think about who are the inspiring people in your community. We here at the People of the Year Awards, which are organised by Rehab and sponsored by QUINNhealthcare, are searching for

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Douglas Library Read, Learn, Explore Drama this summer in Douglas Library. A free 6 week course on the basics of acting and drama will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 3.00pm. Start date is Wednesday 22 June. These classes are free of charge and open to adults of all ages. Early booking is advisable. DOUGLAS G.A.A. SOCIAL DIARY Thurs night……..Texas Hold them all Poker Fri night…………Music in Bar when advertised Sat   night……….Dancing (Pavilion) Sun night……….45 Drive All welcome Open Garden for Douglas Comm. Assoc. Building Fund It’s just a few days now to our Open Garden at Underwood, Rochestown which will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday next, 28th May. The weather is the big question at the moment, but we could just be lucky, and so what if we have to run for cover now and again from the showers - it makes it all the more interesting! There will be plenty signage to guide people to the garden particularly along the Rochestown Road. Underwood is opposite Hop Island where there is public parking. We hope a gardening celebrity will come to visit us if he makes it back on time from Chelsea! There will be music in the afternoon. A Raffle will take place and the prizes include a painting from local but nationallyaccomplished artist Valerie Walsh-Jolly whose paintings are included in Pres. Mary McAleese’s collection, a print of an original painting of Blackrock Castle from another talented local artist, Rick McGroarty, and several other prizes. In true May fashion, 8 - Thur 26 May '11

the “bowers are radiant with flowers” - all that’s left is for you, the reader, to come along and support us on the day – it’s vital if we want to maintain muchneeded local services. There is no admission fee but a contribution will be greatly appreciated. Douglas Community School Indoor Bowls Club Monday and Thursday nights 8.P.M – 10 P.M. New members welcome! Call to the Hall or phone Mona 021 4293561 for details Douglas Tidy Towns Would you like to join this group of very hard-working and dedicated people meet each Saturday morning at the Douglas Community Centre at 10.30 a.m. and do a thorough litter cleanup of the Douglas area. New members are always welcome. Douglas Junior Writers Group Next meeting of the Douglas Junior Writers Group will be held in on Thursday 17th June at 5.30 pm in the Douglas Library. All young writers welcome! (Enquires 086 8839392) Activities at the Douglas Community Centre The following groups run activities at the centre, and include Unislim, Language and Drama classes; various dancing groups, including Irish Dancing, Disco Dancing, Pitter Patter Dancing Group, Body Rock and Arabesque (Belly Dance). A schedule of all the activities taking place in the centre is posted in the entrance hall, and the public are welcome to come and view this during office hours. The Community Association office is open on Mon. Tue, and Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. when our administrator,

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Nicola, is there is to help you with any questions you may have about our service, or about lettings of the hall to anyone who may wish to run an activity. To contact Janice, phone 4894955. CALLING ALL THE ‘LADIES WHO LUNCH’ Calling All Grandmothers, Mothers, Daughters, Aunts, Nieces and girlfriends! The Mercy Hospital Foundation Ladies Charity Lunch in aid of the Mercy Cancer Appeal will take place at the Maryborough Hotel & Spa on Thursday, May 26th. The event kicks off with a drinks reception at 12.15pm followed by a delicious three-course lunch. We are delighted to announce that International Soprano, Mary Hegarty will entertain guests on the day. Treat yourself and the most important ladies in your life to a sumptuous lunch on May 26th and help support the Mercy Cancer Appeal. Tickets are priced at €50 each and are available from Mercy University Hospital Foundation at (021) 4274076 or from Maryborough Hotel & Spa at (021) 4365555.     Douglas Writers Group The next meeting of the Douglas Writers Group will be held in John O’Sullivan’s (Board Room), Douglas on Friday 10th June 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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The Mallow College of Design & Tailoring Annual Fashion Show takes place on Friday, June 3rd from 8pm, at the Silversprings Hotel, Cork.. The show will showcase work from 70 students ranging from first years to final years.150 outfifts will be modelled on the night by models from the Celia Holman Lee Modelling Agency. Tickets cost €20 and are available by contacting the college directly on 022 22768. The college recently received a City & Guilds Highly Commended Award, one of only 200 awards given out across courses in 80 countries world wide. Past graduates of the college include Belinda Sullivan, Winner of Cork Fashion Week Young Designer of the Year 2010 and Lisa O Sullivan, Accessories Designer of the Year at the 2010 Kerry Fashion Week.

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• Karen Long from Douglas who sang the National Anthem prior to a National Hurling Leage game at Pairc Uí Chaoimh recently.

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There are some poems that just grab you. Poems that have a magic of their own leaving you uncertain whether you really understood their full meaning. My mother died six years ago, she was 94 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This week’s poem by Brandon L.Brown of Defiance, Ohio, caught my attention. Brandon works as a nurse and loves writing. He lives with his wife Kristi and daughter, Madison. My sincere thanks to Margery Snyder of for all her help. If you haven’t done so already it’s a web site well worth a visit. THE WOMAN IN ROOM 808 “She didn’t always look this way,” pulling a comb through her mother’s matted hair. “Just last week she was fine, she was okay,” she said while the woman in bed rattled away about Sammy, her cat, and the snakes on the floor. “She didn’t always look this way,” she said again, the light of day making paste of the face I saw taped to the door. “Just last week she was fine, she was okay. See that picture on the door? See the way She smiles? Daddy put that rose in her hair… she didn’t always look this way. Mama, dear, you need help with your tray, Mama don’t, you’re getting food everywhere. Just last week she was fine, she was okay,”


she said while the woman in bed played in her carrots and pears. “She didn’t always look this way. Just last week she was fine, she was okay.”

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Send your poem to ‘The Poetry Corner’ / Douglas Post, Morris House, Douglas or you can email it direct to ronniemcginn@ If possible keep your poem to 20 lines. You may choose any subject you like, in any form you like as long as it’s original. We look forward to hearing from you. RonnieMcGinn

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Bishopstown Writers – Bishopstown Library Thursday 9th June at 6.15 pm Douglas Writers Group, - Friday the 10th June John O’Sullivan’s, Boardroom at 5.30 pm Douglas Junior Writers Group - Douglas Library Thursday 16th June at 5.30.PM Ballinlough Writers - John O’Sullivan’s (Douglas) Fri 17th June at 5.30 PM Ó Bhéal – Open mic every Mon at The Hayloft (upstairs at The Long Valley), Winthrop Street

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CHRIST KING TRANSITION YEAR GRADUATION NIGHT Christ King Girls Secondary School has held its annual Transition Year Graduation Night which celebrates the talent, dedication, hard work and outstanding achievements, of its pupils. Fifty-Two students were presented with Medals by the GAISCE co-ordinator, Maureen Shanahan. Mary Walsh, TY3 and Niamh Maxwell, TY3 gave a superb account of their adventure weekend and the other activities undertaken to achieve this award. Fiona Sheridan delivered an excellent account of her experiences in a veterinary surgery as part of her two-week work experience. Mrs Hourihan, Work Experience Co-ordinator, also detailed some of the varied placement that students undertook. The presentation of “Transition Year Student of The Year 2011 – 2012” was the highlight of the evening. The ten nominees for this award were Alison Peate, Laura Dennehy, Clara Hurley, Ciara Lynch, Mary Walsh, Emer Wiley, Marta Zalewska, Aoife Cheung, Rachel Finn and Ciara O’Brien. Criteria for nomination were as follows, Involvement in Transition Year Programme, Co-

operation with School, Initiative, Commitment to academic Studies, Personal Development of the individual student, Behaviour (abiding by school rules). Teachers and ancillary staff voted, based on their observations and interaction with the students. The winner on the night was Ciara O’Brien, TY5. Highlights of the night included Katelyn (Li Xin), the Chinese teacher presenting 20 certificates to students who completed the “Beginners Course in Chinese Language and Culture” from The Confucius Institute/UCC. 16 students visited Lycèe Saint Sauveur in April and Mrs M. O’Mahony, Deputy Principal, presented certificates of participation to all the students who travelled to France. Ciara O’Brien, TY5 and Julie Sexton, TY3 entertained the audience with an account, in French, of their experiences of living with a French family and attending at Lycèe Saint Sauveur. Other highlights of the night included Kate Moriarty, TY5 and Sonja Warner, TY5 outlining what they had learnt of Japanese culture and tradition. Sonja plans to continue studying Japanese to Leaving Certificate level. Molly O’Shea, TY5 of Faith Friends, visited Our Lady Of Lourdes Primary School for five weeks to

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make her Holy Communion, and she outlined how she benefitted from this experience, both as a Transition Year student and as a Holy Communicant herself. Una Kenefick of the Young Social Innovators represented this group with an informative account of their activities over the past year. Ms M O’Leary presented ECDL certificates to thirty-five students

who had completed the seven modules and Kate Moriarty, TY5 and Ciara Lynch, TY2 presented the Mini Company Report. Finally, Fiona Sheridan, TY3 and Laura Shellard, TY4 were presented with certificates for unbroken attendance for the year by Mrs M. O’Mahony. Deputy Principal. Laura has had 11 years unbroken attendance at school.

• At the River Lee Hotel for the National Learning Network Employers Recognition Awards were L to R., Mairead Keating NLN, John Mullins, President Cork Chamber presenting award to Michael Mc Carthy, Catering Department CUH and Donal Kerr, Regional Director FAS. Picture, Tony O’Connell Photography.

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A Maytime Evening of Music With a variety of artists will be held at the Blackrock Inn, Skehard Road, Blackrock. (upstairs in the VI.P room) on Friday 27th May starting at 8.00 p.m. Taking Part will be Angelsong (vocalists), Shirley Scannell (Traditional vocalist, violin, guitar) and Jimmy Flynn( Vocalist, Guitar) There will be a 'Sing-along ” and finger food will be served during the evening. Come along and Bring your friends Entrance only 25 euro per table of six people, or 5 euro per person, to cover finger food and expenses. To reserve a table for your group Contact Margaret: 0 8 7 2 6 4 4 087 Search for Dust Buster’s " Dust Busters " are in search of some able bodied  musicians of  a vintage age who would like to come on board. We practice on Mon nights from 7-9 at the Resource Centre in Mahon. Do think about it. We would love to see you there. Only stipulation you must be able to read music. For more information contact Bernadette Moynihan on 086 8128230

Blackrock Community Centre Dancing Classes Dancing for fun Monday 10am12 noon Set Dancing Monday 8 30pm10pm Art classes Tuesday 1 45pm-3 45pm Irish Dancing for Children 4 00pm-5 00pm Tai chi 7 30pm-8 30pm Dancing for fun Wednesday 10 am- 12 noon Crochet Wednesday 2 30pm- 4 30pm Drama Classes 7 00pm-8 30pm. if you have any queries about classes telephone  Irene 0876122007 Support Group for Parents and Carers Has your child been diagnosed with a learning difficulty or long term illness? Mahon Family Resource Centre is setting up a Support Group for Parents and Carers. Grandparents and Foster Parents are also very welcome If you are interested in joining the Group or need more information. Weekly Bingo. The weekly Lotto is held at Blackrock GAA Club every Thursday night and this week's Jackpot is up to €1,070.00 for 52 calls. The Lotto is now up to

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Young @ Heart by Phil Goodman

Young at Heart Safefood have launched stop the spread campaign to tackle overweight and obesity, the awareness campaign is alerting people that being overweight is putting themselves at risk, it is well known that carrying excess weight around the tummy is linked to an increased risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Anyone interested in gentle exercise and walking join us every Monday at 11am in the Community Park. We had a very enjoyable trip to Edinburgh, it is a beautiful city lots to see and do, we visited Edinburgh Castle, Hollyrood House, Royal Yacht, tour of the city in open top bus also a cruise in the harbour. Please God for next year we are planning a cruise. The only problem we encountered was in Edinburgh Airport where we were charged for our hand luggage, we had no problem in Cork only in Edinburgh

Airport. We had the same aircraft, it really is a money racket. I have written to the powers that be in Aer Lingus when i hear back i will let you know. Here in Cork we could learn a lot from Edinburgh tourism. Take Cobh for instance, in my view so much more could be done to promote tourism with the history of the Titanic, as we all know Cobh was the last port of call of the Titanic. It was here the ship weighed anchor for the last time and sailed towards here tragic fate in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, one hundred and twenty three passengers left from Cobh, the last place those unfortunate people saw from the Titanic was Cobh. We have a magnificent harbour in Cork it should be used and developed for better use such as daily trips through the Summer months. We need to boost our tourism here in Cork and benefit from the visit of Queen Elizabeth.

• Sheila Rennie pictured with piper James McIntyre during the Douglas Young at Heart’s recent visit to Edinburgh. Pic:Phil Goodman

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Cork Motor Clubs to roll out new safety initiative Motor clubs in Cork will be rolling out new safety initiatives this month as part of Motorsport Ireland’s commitment to the U.N.’s Decade of Action for Road Safety. The new initiative focuses on making the roads a safer place and in line with this Motor clubs across the country will be appointing a Road Safety Officer to coordinate the initiatives.  These include new road safety signage at every event and each competitor carrying the official logo on their vehicle for every event to raise awareness. As part of the Decade of Action Motorsport Ireland will also begin rolling out initiatives through the sport to ensure the message is heard by everyone involved in motorsport across Ireland.  WRC Academy Driver Craig Breen and female rally driver Toni Kelly have been appointed as ambassadors for the campaign by Motorsport Ireland.  Alex Sinclair, Chief Executive of Motorsport Ireland, said; “We know that in Ireland young people, and especially young males, are much more likely to be killed on the roads. We also know that motorsport is hugely popular, with fans turning out in their tens of thousands to support our national and international events. Motorsport Ireland is committed to promoting road safety in motorsports and this initiative will contribute to both the national and global campaigns to save lives on our roads.” “All participants in motorsport across Ireland will now display the Road Safety Tag as a visual message to all those watching our sport to keep the race in its

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Ballinlough Community News With Mary Cremin Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. swept the boards at Kieran McCarthy's Local History competition. They were placed first to fourth in the individual Fifth/Sixth class category and third in the group category. They were placed first and second in the individual Third/ Fourth class category and first and fifth in the Group category. Well done to all the girls and their teachers Ms. Aoife O'Donnell and Ms. Jill Buckley.

Vote of Sympathy The Ballinlough Community Association at  their  monthly meeting passed a vote of sympathy  to the Casey family, her husband Tom, daughter Karoleyn, sons Roy  &  Trevor  on the death of Anna. Anna was one of the early members of Ballinlough Community Association.   She was an Officer for many years, which she  held  the positions of Secretary and Treasurer.   She was a member of the I.C.A., she also served on the committee of the the Ballinlough   Summer Recreation Scheme, and was a founder memeber of the Bingo committee. Anna had many friends in the   Ballinlogh Community  Association, where she will be sadly missed.      

Ballinlough Youth Clubs Ballinlough Youth Clubs recently hosted their first ever Easter Eggstravaganza in the Ballinlough Community Park in  April. There were loads of activities on the day including arts and crafts, an Easter hunt, a puppet show, piñata popping and of course, a chance to meet the Easter Bunnies!!! The Easter Bunny brought along his animal friends as all youth club committee members were in costume too!! A great day was had by all. Congratulations to the Youth Clubs Event Committee on such a successful day!! The Youth Club members recently took part in Ogras got talent, a variety show held in the Firkin Crane. Ballinlough Youth Clubs entered 4 items, 2 group songs, a breakdance and another modern group dance!! All young people were outstanding on stage and thoroughly enjoyed the event. Youth clubs members will shortly be going on their end of year

summer trip. We hope they have fun! The next big event planned by the Youth Clubs is the End of Summer Festival which will take place on Saturday 27 th of August in the Ballinlough Community Park! The day will be great fun with bouncing castles, face painting. Fancy dress, the mobile farm and much much more. We will also have the crowning of this years Belle of Ballinlough and the dance along, sing along tea party!  For further details find us on Facebook/ ballinlough youth club events!! Congratulations Deirdre Deirdre Clune became the first person to be elected to the 24th Seanad Deirde has always being a great supporter of Ballinlough Community Association Annual May Procession Sunday 29th May All parish groups and voluntary

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South Link orgainisations in the parish and First Holy Communnion children are invited to participate. Assembly point Ballinlough Community Centre at 7.30pm. Ballinlough Writers Group The next meeting of the Ballinlough Writers Group will be held in John O’Sullivan’s (Board Room), Douglas on Friday 17th June 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. Dog Fouling Dog Fouling is very prevalent in Ballinlough,  I was delighted that some new signs have been erected, the sign in South View is badly needed  The signs clearly state that there is a Fine of €150.00   for

Fouling. Dog owners are taking their dogs for a walk early in the morning, that is when most of the fouling occurs. All dogs need to be exercised, but please bring  a plastic bag /poop scoop with you.  In areas where there are schools, as children get out of cars, and walk  straight  in to dog poo, not a vary nice start to the day for any child. Bingo - Date for your Diary Bingo is on every Friday night in the Community Centre at 8.15, do go along for a game Remember Sweet 16, All the Ducks 22, Due for the Pension 66, 2 fat ladies 88. Now that Spring is here, go along and catch up with your friends. You might even 'Check' and go home with a few extra euro!


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An Oige Adult Swimming Club n Oige Adult Swimming Club meet every Thur. @ An Carrig Health & Leisure Club. Carrigaline Members E3, Guests E6. New Members Welcome. Tel. 0872717897 Marian Hall Ballinhassig Date ...Fri May 27th. Music ..Jerry McCarthy. Time .....9.30  to  12.30 Admission  .............. 10 Euro. Teas served.   Are you Ceili Fit yet? Well if you live in or around the Carrigaline area, you can avail of the Ceili Fit class every Thursday night in the Carrigaline GAA Pavilion. The craic is mighty and the adrenalin is flowing most nights. "It's better than going to the gym and doing boring reps for an hour. Here we have fun dancing and get fit at the same time. It's not rocket science, just an easy way to lose a few pound

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Historical Walking Tour for Irish Heart Foundation 28 May 2011 On Saturday evening 28 May 2011, Cllr Kieran McCarthy will give a historical walking tour in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. It starts (at 6pm) and finishes at Cissie Young’s Pub, Bandon Road followed by finger food and ballad session. The cost is E.20 and all proceeds go to the Irish Heart Foundation, Contact Joan Fuller for more details, 0879079318. The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting stroke and heart disease, funded up to 90 per cent by public and corporate donations. The vision is that every person living in Ireland will live a long, active and healthy life free from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease.Their mission is to lead in improving the cardiovascular health

DAMHSAFEST 2011 Plans for Damhsafest 2011 are well advanced. The Carrigaline Based International Folk Dance Festival will take place from Wednesday 20th July to Sunday 24th July. This year Damhsa Fest have invited groups of Folk Dancers from a number of countries which have not already taken part in the Festival. For the first time in the history of the festival North Africa will be represented by a Folk Dance Group from Egypt. DamhsaFest 2011 will open with a concert in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Wednesday 20th July. Further information from

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Out and About with Fergus O’Leary On the night of the 17th of May 1911, Patrick Murphy, a fisherman of Passage West, was out fishing with a companion. Night fishing was forbidden but they had little choice as it was not possible to earn a living from day fishing alone. As bad luck would have it they were discovered by two armed bailiffs. Arrest would have had severe consequences so they attempted to escape. One of the bailiffs fired his weapon and struck Patrick Murphy who later died of his wound. The bailiff was eventually tried but in Dublin as the defence claimed that he could not get a fair trial anywhere in Munster. He was convicted of reckless use of a firearm and received a sentence of eighteen months dated from the time of his original arrest. I do not know how long he actually served but you can be sure it wasn’t long. This was a time long before any such thing as social security so a fund raising gala was held for the benefit of the Widow Murphy here in Passage. The events included boat races and the Barrack Street band came down to entertain the crowd. On the 15th of May this year a memorial event was held at the riverside as a commemoration of both the killing and of the original gala, to remember Patrick and to remember the efforts made to provide his bereft family with the means to survive. His descendants from England and America joined with their cousins still here in Passage to mark the 100th anniversary of this tragic death. The afternoon, by its very nature somewhat bitter sweet, was nevertheless a great success. The 22 - Thur 26 May '11

sun shone, everyone who had a boat had it out on the river, the band (the Barrack Street band once again) played everything from The Stars and Stripes Forever to Danny Boy, the whole town had turned out and , of course the Murphy family en masse to honour their ancestors memory. As a permanent memorial to Patrick, The Murphy family installed a really striking seat, a work of art all of its own. The seat itself is of stainless steel and the supports for the seat are in the shape of anchors and chains. Set into the concrete pad on which the seat stands is a plaque telling of Patrick and his sad end. Ken O’Sullivan of Raffeen made the bench and a fine job it is too. Jim Murphy, the grandson of Patrick, has published an excellent book called Salt Water and Rust in Their Blood which tells the story of Patrick’s death and also recounts the history of Passage from that time and the stories of the many Passage families who earned their livings on the river, in the Dockyard and who went down to the sea in ships. It is good that these things should be recorded before the memories fade and the real history of Passage, that is the history of the ordinary people who were here before us, is lost. PASSAGE WEST LIBRARY Opening hours- Tues, Thurs, Fri 2pm to 6pm Saturday 10.30am to 1pm a photocopier is now available for public use in the library during opening hours The knitting and craft group meet every Thursday from 2.30 onwards all welcome Why not join? Adults - 2.50 children - 50c"

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Flower Garden Dig up, divide and replant bearded iris as soon as flowers fade. Tie in new rambler rose shoots, and cut out any that are surplus. Deadhead rhododendrons carefully, avoiding the young shoots immediately below. Prune brooms, philadelphus, deutzia

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Kitchen Garden Suspend pheromone traps in apple and pear trees to attract cod ling moth and other flying pests. Test first early potatoes for size, and continue earthing up as necessary. Remove runners from strawberry plants if not needed for propagation. Plant tomatoes outdoors in a sunny sheltered spot. Plant out marrows and cucumbers after fully hardening off. Plant out self-blanching celery close together in blocks. Pinch out the tops of broad beans to deter aphids. In dry weather water seed drills before sowing, and allow to drain. Pick rhubarb regularly, and pinch out any flower stems.

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Lee Evans will play Cork Opera House on Friday the 3rd and Saturday 4th June. Tickets went on sale last Monday at the box office in the Opera House. Cork Opera House is about to be part of the ultimate comedy tour! Lee Evans is coming to wow Cork audiences as part of a massive tour. Wired and Wonderful was huge… XL was big… Big was even bigger… now the legendary Lee Evans embarks on his most ambitious tour to date; Roadrunner is Lee’s amazing new show with over 50 nights in the biggest arenas in the country. Lee will be playing to more fans than ever on this record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland. Comedy this weekend however is supplied by the City Limits, in the form of much loved Ardal O'Hanlon. Ardal will take to the stage on both Friday and Saturday night along with guests. Doors are 9pm and tickets are 20euro. Ardal O'Hanlon is an award winning comedian,

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COMMUNITY NEWS Local Produce for Local Use West Cork presents an exciting networking event for food producers and providers As part of its work to further develop and promote West Cork’s reputation as a food destination, the West Cork Food Steering Group, with the support of Fáilte Ireland, is holding an exciting food networking event in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on 31st May 2011. The event will bring food producers and providers together so they can meet and discuss ways in which they can work together to grow West Cork’s reputation as a high class, high quality food destination. Eugene Scally from the West Cork Food Steering Group emphasised the thinking behind the event “Fáilte Ireland’s vision for food tourism is that Ireland should be recognised for the availability, quality and value of our local and regional food experiences, which bring with them a unique sense of Irish culture and hospitality. West Cork has all the ingredients to deliver on that promise. “This event will provide local food businesses the opportunity to meet, with a view to working together, to create a truly unique food offering in the region, thereby generating more business for the local area.” The theme of the event is “local production for local use” and food producers attending the event will have an opportunity to showcase their products to local food businesses such as restaurateurs and their chefs at the event, giving them a firsthand taste of what’s available on their doorstep. Helen McDaid, Manager Food, Hospitality and Innovation, Fáilte Ireland emphasised the value of both food producers and providers working together to develop the regions reputation for food – “Food Tourism adds greatly to the economy not just by creating employment but also by attracting both domestic and overseas visitors who come for the food, which has a knock on effect of job 26 - Thur 26 May '11

creation resulting in a boost in the economy. “Sampling local produce, whether it is from a farmers market or a local restaurant, adds to the customer’s experience and while many food producers may not view themselves as part of the tourism sector, their input in terms of providing high quality produce to local businesses adds huge value to the experience of both local to the area of a domestic or international visitor.” There will be a wide range of local, artisan and speciality food producers showcasing their product at this event. This is an ideal opportunity for one to one interaction between new and established food producers and food providers.. Also on the night both the producers and providers can enjoy a presentation from guest speaker John McKenna. The event takes place at 5pm in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery and food producers and providers interested in attending can contact Christopher Byrnes at  People of Cork Urged to Swim 1K to Support “1 Day for Rehab” Cork’s Rachel Sarah Murphy takes part in a swimathon to launch 1 Day For Rehab :Rehab is calling on the people of Cork to sign up and do a 1K Swim as part of its 1 Day for Rehab fundraising appeal on Friday 17th June in aid of local services for people with disabilities. Rehab 1K Swims, which are supported by Coral Leisure, will be taking place in communities all over Ireland. Over 70 leisure centres and pools nationwide have agreed to waive their fees for those who wish to undertake a sponsored swim, so there really is every incentive to take part. Details of the participating leisure centres and pools, as well as other fundraising activities taking place in Cork as part of the appeal, can be found by logging onto The countdown to the appeal was kicked off at a marathon 24-hour

• Volinteers and Club members pictured at Douglas RFC during the Ulster Bank RugbyForce weekend . Ulster Bank RugbyForce is an initiative set up to encourage local communities to help improve their rugby club facilities. With the aid of the Ulster Bank RugbyForce support package, Douglas RFC focus on fixing club fencing and painting areas of the clubhouse. Picture shows Neil Allister, Ulster Bank congratulating Douglas RFC President Martin Pinfield. For further information, go to Pic John Sheehan Photography

competitive swim at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin, which was supported by Fair City star and Cork native Rachel Sarah Murphy , Dragon Seán Gallagher, and RTÉ presenter Nuala Carey. This year Rehab has introduced a 1 Day pin which will be on sale, while Eurospar – which has nominated Rehab as its Charity of the Year – will be selling 1 Day for Rehab Irish-made chocolate lollipops through its network of 56 supermarkets countrywide. Every year, Rehab supports some 8,000 people with disabilities and others who are

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Oldest Brass Band in the World The oldest Brass Band in the World will give a lunchtime recital in Cobh on Thursday 2nd June. The Stalybridge Old Band from Greater Manchester was formed in 1809 and are visiting Tipperary town on their summer tour. The song It's a long way to Tipperary was written by Jack Judge in Stalybridge on 30 January 1912 and performed the next night at the local music hall adjacent to the Stalybridge Old Band's Hall. Cobh Tourism was delighted to facilitate the band's request to visit Cobh and play on the Victorian Bandstand in the Promenade on Cobh's waterfront. The recital will begin at 12 noon and conclude at 1.30 pm. A Magical Launch for the Carrigtwohill Medieval Festival & Country Fair With clear blue skies and lush spring growth, the day could not have been better for the launch of the 2011 Carrigtwohill Medieval Festival and Country Fair last week. Committee members and their families got together in full

country style regalia in order to get you into the swing of things for the upcoming event, which is set to take place on Saturday & Sunday the 9th & 10th July. “This is the greatest countryside event in Munster and a fantastic display of our best rural traditions,” noted James Horgan, the Festival Chairperson. “We will shortly have our full programme in place in what promises to be yet another fantastic celebration of country life.” James went on to note, “New this year will be the incredibly exciting spectacle of Polocross, the fastest growing equestrian activity in Ireland. This will be in addition to the many countryside sporting pursuits and displays already scheduled for the event.” Set within the stunning environs of Barryscourt Castle, the Carrigtwohill Medieval Festival and Country Fair is an essential date for your diary this summer for an amazing family day out. Whatever age or interest, there is something for everyone, with sporting pursuits and attractions geared to keep you gripped throughout the weekend.

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• Actor/Boxer Mickey Rourke, Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan and Celtic Warrior Steve Collins at the O2 arena London where ‘Spike’ knocked out Ryan Clarke in the 58th second of the first round in a middleweight contest last Saturday night. The fight was a warm up warm up to next months Irish Middleweight title defence against Robbie Long from Dublin in Dublin on June 25th

I.I.B.A. Short Mat Bowls Results and Fixtures (Cork Zone) by Michael J. O’Shaughnessy St. Vincent’s Bowls Club staged the final session of their Annual Triples Competition on Sunday 15th May 2011 for the Fr. John Cleary Perpetual Trophy in the C.B.S. Hall, Blarney. The competition was once again a great success and attracted an entry of 86-teams (258-players) from the City/County clubs over a wide area. Quarter-finals:- Douglas GAA (A. English) beat Iona (May Froggatt, Deirdre O’Mahony & Betty Carroll), Ballincollig GAA (M. Sisk) beat Ballincollig Community (Ann Twohig, Miah Buckley & Danny Twohig), D.C.S. (T. McCarthy) beat Glounthaune (Marian Canning, Marie Crowe & Philip Crowe) & Douglas GAA (T. Kenneally) beat Cathedral Parish (May O’Callaghan, Rita Looney & Denis Dennehy). Semi-finals:- Ballincollig GAA (M. Sisk) beat Douglas GAA (Pauline Doyle, Noreen Barry & Ann English) and D. C. S. (T. McCarthy) beat Douglas GAA (Jack Howard, Tim O’Neill & Tony Kenneally) Final:- Douglas Community School (Betty McCarthy, Clare Cremin & Tony McCarthy) beat (Mary Boyde, Sheila O’Leary & Martin Sisk). Scorecard:-3-0, 0-1, 0-4, 1-0, 0-1, 2-0, 1-0, 3-0, 0-2, 1-0 =11/8) The Umpires on duty for the final session were: Albert Ruxton & Michael J.O’Shaughnessy. St. Vincent’s (Club Captain) Lindsay Sherwin presented the prizes and Rev. Fr. Jack Harris P.P. (St. Vincent’s Church) presented the Fr. John Cleary Perpetual Trophy to Tony McCarthy (Skip) of the D.C.S. team. The above licensed competition was the last for the current indoor season(2010/2011) and the new season will start with the Conna Bowls Club (Pairs) Competition on Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th September 2011. Thur 26 May '11 - 27


College Corinthians AFC Three of our Under 11 teams finished up their league campaigns on Saturday and they provided some great entertainment with plenty of goals and excitement for the spectators. Our Under 14 Premier side made it through to the local cup final but their was disappointment for our under 12’s who were beaten in their semi final by Mallow. Schoolboys Section

Under 11 Division 4 Corinthian Boys B 5 Kanturk 1

A superb end of season performance from the boys as they easily brushed aside a Kanturk side they had struggled against at the beginning of the season. It was a real measure of the improvement the boys have made throughout the season as they took the game to Kanturk from the off against a very strong wind. They deservedly took the lead when Rory Kennedy latched onto a Conor Nash through ball and calmly lobbed the keeper having performed a similar feat in the reverse fixture.  The boys were asleep from the kick off however and allowed Kanturk to grab the equaliser, they took the chance finishing low to the corner of the net giving Liam McCarthy deputising brilliantly in goal no chance.   Once again the importance of the squad was emphasised as Joe Cremin came off the bench and immediately opened his account to put the boys ahead again. Substitute Liam O’Sullivan made a similar impression soon after with two goals in a few minutes putting the game beyond doubt.  Karl Hyde rounded off a fine captain’s

performance on the day with a fifth before the end after a superb solo run and finish. Other fine performances from Jack Lyons and Adam Walsh for the boys.

Division 7 Corinthian Boys D 2 Temple Utd. 2

This was a thrilling contest played out between two very evenly matched teams which finished with a deserving share of the spoils for both sides. Corinthian’s started well and took the lead when Adam Coleman applied the finishing touch to a Rory Doyle cross. Temple who had been crowned league champions prior to the contest fought back well and with the winds at their backs they dominated for the next 10 minutes scoring twice. To their credit Corinthian’s heads never dropped and Rory Doyle was unlucky to see his effort come back off the post just before half time. With the elements in their favour in the second period, Corinthian’s piled forward and were level on 45 minutes when Rory Doyle scored with a fine finish. It now looked as if the tide had turned in Corinthian’s favour but to their credit Temple rallied and finished the game on top. For Corinthian’s David Harrington, Niall Murphy, Nathan O’ Donnell and Colin O’ Mahony did brst.

Under 14 Local Cup Semi Final Corinthian Boys 1 Mayfield Utd. 0

Corinthian’s qualified for the local Cup final and a trip to Turners Cross for the fifth year in a row when they got the better of a battling Mayfield side. While Corinthian’s were always on top Mayfield worked hard through out and made sure that Corinthian’s could never relax. Alex O’ Sullivan scored for Corinthian’s and once again the back four of Ben Mc Cauliffe, Dylan Walsh, Shane Daly and Mark Dolan were superb

Douglas Camogie Our U13a girls played Sliabh Rua in Belgooly in the U14b league on Thursday 19th May. Douglas came out very strong from the start with some great play from Amey Hartnett, Megan Walsh and Ruth O'Halloran and their persistence paid off and a goal was scored by Niamh Daly.  Shortly afterwards Seosai Mulrooney scored a point from a well taken free.  She went on to score two more points throughout the game. Niamh Daly also scored another goal in the second half. Our forwards tried very hard and were unlucky not to get more scores.  The back line defended very well with Sarah Sheehan and Sofia O'Leary very strong, but they found it hard against the wind.  Kylie O'Callaghan also played very well.  Our girls showed great heart and skill and played very well as a team and were unlucky not to win.  Well done girls for a great display. The team for Douglas was as follows:Megan Daly, Aine Buckley, Eimear Cummins, Laura Cashman, Vika Fleming, Sarah Sheehan, Megan Walsh, Ruth O'Halloran, Seosai Mulrooney, Amey Hartnett, Eimear Casserly, Sofia O'Leary, Rachel Hurley, Kylie O'Callaghan, Niamh Daly, Denise Harrington and Grace O'Sullivan.

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Wednesday night 18th of May we had a large turnout for the Fahy Cup vpar competition. Club captain Ger O Sullivan who is having a brilliant season was to the fore again, results are as follows: Overall winner Ger O’Sullivan on 7+ 1st senior was Sid Venner on 7+ 1st inter was John Calnan on 6+ 1st Junior was Shane Horgan on 5+ Saturday 21st May was the Cork Co under 16 matchplay at Lakewood, Michael Howard and Joshoa DeNijs had excellent games for the club, Michael was beaten on the 38 hole by the eventual finalist and Joshoa was beaten 3and 2 by the eventual winner well done lads. Sunday morning competition results: 1/2 combined stroke 1st nett Con Jordan and Barry Murphy with371/2. Great to see Con back playing again after his recent illness, his partner Barry after his recent success on winning the Captains prize is still playing great stuff. 1gr Michael Stack and Ger O Sullivan with 49 great to see mick winning but there is no stopping Ger. Usual game next wed night 6.15pm. The Juveniles have moved to Friday night @6.00pm. Sunday morning usual game.


Douglas Hall Underage by Finbarr Buckley Umbro U12 Division Six. Buttevant A 1; Douglas Hall A 4 Goals from Kevin McCabe (2), Alan Manning, & Padraig Hickey ensured maximum points from the last eight games for The Hall. There were big performances on the day from Declan Donovan, Cathal Fanning, Mark Hitchmough and Adam McAuliffe who helped towards an excellent team victory. Umbro U-13 Division Five Douglas Hall A 5; Youghal Utd. A1 The Hall finished the season on a high with a comfortable win over Utd. at Moneygourney. Goals from Ian Dorney (2), Conor O’Leary, Jack Murphy & Paul McCarthy guaranteed the hosts all three points. A big thank you to Jim O’Leary for his excellent match reports. Umbro U-15 Division Two Douglas Hall 1; Strand Utd. 2 Strand denied a gallant home side promotion in the teams last match of the season. Liam Collins opened the scoring direct from a corner in the 28th minute, before Jordan Kavanagh leveled for the Hall five minutes before half-time to set up a pulsating second-half. As the Hall pressed for the winner needed to secure promotion, the visitors threatened on the break and it took an excellent penalty save by Ryan Kennedy to keep the host’s hopes alive. However, Jack O’Dwyer struck the winner for the visitors with four minutes left to deny the Hall’s chance of going up as runners-up to St. Mary’s. We wish to thank all the parents who helped and encouraged the team throughout the season. FOOT-NOTE; Douglas Hall End of Season Award Presentations • Douglas Hall founder members CJ Harrington and Pat O’Flynn who attended the club’s 40th anniversary dinner at RPH recently. takes place at RPH next Sunday (May 29th) at 3pm. All players and pic: Finbarr Buckley parents are welcome.

G.A.A. FOCUS Snippets from the Local and National Scene By Pat Harrington Following the conclusion of the national league I expect I can take the liberty of a change of mind as to who will win the all-Ireland. First of all the team of the league are the Dubs. The problem with the hurling all-Ireland is that the pool of counties capable of winning the MacCarthy Cup has visibly decreased in recent times. There is quite a lot of talk about Dublin. I enjoyed watching them play in the league. They picked off some magnificent points during that campaign but they need to score more goals. Offaly will be their opponents in the first round of the championship, an outfit that will be no pushover. The winners play Galway in the semi-final. Over the last two years their record shows defeat to Limerick in 2009 and to Antrim in 2010. Dublin flattered to deceive and I am not yet convinced of their true potential. Galway had a good league run up until the last two outings when they suffered defeat in both games, thus ending their involvement in that competition. They are a county with plenty of potential showing huge success at minor and under 21. The westerners seriously need an all-

Ireland at senior level. They were most unlucky to go under to Tipperary last year. Their record raises the question; can they mix it with the opposition if necessary? Galway has not had senior success since 1988. They may be in the last four but will not win the title. Kilkenny The games that Kilkenny played in training, A vs. B are legendary; it’s said that Cody was loathe to blow the whistle for a free. There was a belief that the second fifteen would match most other intercounty teams. In reality this could hardly be correct. Certainly it would be difficult to replace Henry Sheflin, Tommy Walsh, Cha Fitzpatrick, Richie Power and Eddie Brennan. Some of these players have suffered their share of injury, while some have a lot of miles on the clock. Can we expect to see Sheflin back after injury to be the player he once was? Kilkenny who are seeded are in the Leinster semi-final, possibly against Wexford, a game I would expect them to win. One can never write off the Cats but if they do not win the MacCarthy Cup this year Brian Cody will go and they will proceed with rebuilding. Waterford It would appear that Davy Fitzgerald has introduced a number of new faces. His charges competed well in the league and will face Limerick in the semi-final and I don’t see

this one being a cake-walk. They will make the Munster final when most likely they will meet Tipperary. Can Waterford win it? Yes. Will they succeed? No! Cork Cork have me a little confused. They lost four games by 1 point. They could have won all four but the results went against them and such results must surely sow seeds of doubt. A lot of players were tried and definitely 3 / 4 of the lads did very well. The spine of the team is dependent on players who have been around since 2004 / 2005. Some appear to have lost form. I don’t think Cork will fear Tipperary. The Premier County will respect the Leesiders but will play with greater confidence this year. For Cork 2011 it is a huge year as some of the experienced players are not getting any younger. Tipp to win. Tipperary appointed a new management team. Ryan takes over the top spot from Sheedy. This pair are complete opposites. Whereas Sheedy was very vociferous on the line, Ryan in contrast is cool, calm and collected. I wonder will some of last year’s under 21’s be brought in to strengthen the panel. Their display against Galway in the league was very impressive so confidence should be high. If their mental strength is right Tipp will lift the MacCarthy Cup again.

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