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• Mairead Finnegan, Joya Kuin and Eimear Fitzgerald from Cork Cycling Festival wheel it down to Barryscourt Castle on one of the many planned cycle tours. Taking place from 16-24 July, the festival promises a jam-packed programme of fun, social, planetfriendly, healthy and trendy events! For more information

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by George Thompson - Editor

THOMPSON Through the Lens In conjunction with Kinsale Arts Week, I’m happy to say my new book THOMPSON Through the Lens is now available at Kinsale Book Shop at Main Street Kinsale while also available from O’Leary’s Camera World at Oliver Plunkett Street as well as Douglas Book Shop and our own offices here at Morris House. 4th Cork Cycling Festival July 16-24th 2011 This weekend sees the opening of the 4th Cork Cycling Festival, offering plenty to cheer up locals and visitors alike. With a host of events from parades to beauty contests, exhibitions to a fashion show, this year’s Festival has added five touring cycles to what is a truly packed programme. The new cycles are aimed at tourists as well as cyclists who may view their bikes as an essential A-to-B device, but rarely take the opportunity to ride them for pleasure. Choosing routes that avoid traffic and steep hills and make the most of natural scenery and places of interest, festival organisers will steward the ride to make sure that cyclists are safe and that no one gets lost or left behind! Touring cycle details: - MONDAY 18 JULY: 10am-5pm, leaving from Princes Street Church Long Touring Cycle to Barryscourt Castle and Cobh -TUESDAY 19 JULY: 11am-3pm, leaving from Princes Street Church Short Touring Cycle to Blarney A short cycle to Blarney and surrounding countryside. -WEDNESDAY 20 JULY: 10am-5pm, leaving from Princes Street Church Long Scenic Cycle to Mullinhassig Riverside cycling, castle views and a route through forest to a hidden waterfall – bring your swimming gear! -THURSDAY 21 JULY: 7-9pm An Oige Cycles These 2 regular cycles will welcome festival visitors – long cycle (around the Owenabue valley) leaves at 7pm sharp; social cycle around Cork harbour) leaves at 7.10pm. Followed by festival barbeque at 9pm to refuel! -FRIDAY 22 JULY: 10-5pm, leaving from Princes Street Church Countryside Cycle to Crosshaven A tour down to the picturesque harbour village of Crosshaven. Some cycling experience and moderate fitness is required to take part in all these cycles. Anyone who would like to join in festival activities can rent a bike by the day and avail of the special festival price of €12 from the Bike Shed on Barrack Street on presentation of a festival programme. Cork Cycling Festival 16th – 24th July 2011 Festival Mobile 085 785542 For full details check out www.

• Willie O’ Leary Senior and William O’ Leary Junior with world number 8 Wez Newton at The Maple Leaf, Blackrock PIC: Peter Bowles

• Joya Kuin, Eimear Fitzgerald and Mairead Finnegan from Cork Cycling Festival wheel it down to Barryscourt Castle on one of the many planned cycle tours. Taking place from 16-24 July, the festival promises a jampacked programme of fun, social, planetfriendly, healthy and trendy events! For more information

Slán George Thompson Editor e-mail • Sean Kavanagh President of the Cdr. George Crosbie - Naval Branch O.N.E.T. who was presented with his chain of office by Branch Chairman Paddy Kinsella in the presence of Lt. Brian Lane NS Liaison Officer together with Branch shipmates and honorary lady members. Pic:George Thompson 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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NEW Book by George Thompson ! W O N T U O Crammed full of images from 3 Decades, spanning the photography career of George Thompson and the four chapters of this illustrious career. Plus, his personal insight into life as a photographer, beginning his career in the Navy, going on to become a press photographer and life in the fast lane as a motorcycle racing photojournalist, photography as an art form and his fun filled workshops.

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Douglas Book Shop, Douglas Village Shopping Centre The Douglas Post Magazine, Morris House, Douglas. Kinsale Book Shop, 8 Main St., Kinsale, Co. Cork. O’Leary’s Camera World, Oliver Plunkett St., Cork.

Family Ties

Jerry Buttimer TD

with Geraldine Blake

Park & Ride The car park I use for work is huge: it is easily the size of a football pitch yet every morning it fills up quickly. The parking spaces are laid out to squeeze in as many cars as possible but it is a challenge to get in or out of your car once parked. Ken, the car park attendant takes his job seriously. The shuttle bus may be about to leave but you are not going anywhere until Ken has bossed you into realigning your car to within a hair's breadth of where you first pulled in. Frustrating and petty it may seem it does however, ensure that no one hogs more than their fair share and that, no matter how late you arrive there is always a spot left for you.


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provide more than €1.9 million in funding to City of Cork VEC. Cork South Central’s Jerry Buttimer, TD, said “funding to City of Cork VEC will ensure the continuation of youth projects which are vital to our young people. “As part of the funding €1,183,822 will go towards supporting Special Youth Projects which provide support and facilitate the development of those taking part in the schemes. The Ogra Chorcaí Bishopstown Special Project and Togher Youth Development Centre will both receive more than €100,000. The Mahon Youth Development Project which is run by Foróige to support vulnerable young people will receive €115,000. “The Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund, which aims to tackle drug misuse with the provision of recreational and sport facilities and services, will be supported by €717,463 in the 2011 funding allocations. Some of the local projects that will benefit will from the support of this Fund include BIshopstown Outreach Project, Ballyphehane Action for Youth and Togher Family Centre Limited. “The YMCA’s Youth Information Centre is to receive €88,886 which will enable it to continue to provide young people with access to information on their rights, health and welfare. “The services provided by youth organisations are crucial to our community, we must provide young people with recreational facilities and support services that will allow them to overcome the challenges they face. This round of funding will ensure that the young people of Cork have access to services which will help them play an active role in society. It is also recognition of the quality of services that are provided by organisations such as Ogra Chorcaí and Foróige.”

Jerry Buttimer t.d. Constituency Office 4 A Glasheen Road, Cork. CLINIC TIMES:


do you?" The woman looked up and said. "I don't like being told what to do." Ken looked surprised and said, "It's my job." She said, "No it isn't." As they argued back and forth, Ken became more and more agitated until finally, dancing with indignation on the balls of his feet, he demanded to see her identification. The woman replied airily that she didn't have it that morning. She then got out of her car and as she walked away, she called back, "If you had a real job, you would be a teacher." I stood there stunned. "Curses on her," shouted Ken, "I pity the man that's married to her!" Then this week he told me that a couple had been seen 'being amorous' in a yellow car on Friday evening. "Could you believe it? Carrying on like that? At 5 o'clock in broad daylight!" It happened after his shift but that didn't stop him spluttering his disbelief. He then winked at me and grinning mischievously said, "It puts a whole new meaning into Park and Ride!"

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On my second day using the car park, I returned at lunch time to find Ken walking purposefully towards me. "Is that your silver Ford Ka in the corner?" I was impressed and cheerfully told that it was indeed mine. He sighed and said, "You left your head lights on all morning." With a heavy heart I tried to start the car but it was dead. "Hang on there," said Ken. A minute later he brought around his Ford Fiesta and using his set of jump leads he had me going again in twenty minutes. After that, despite his prickly manner and fussy ways I was a firm fan. I assumed his job was a doddle for a man of his senior years but he tells me that he has met the worst of humankind in this car park and every morning he fills me in on the lunatics that he has to deal with. It ranges from the gormless, "That fellah is so lazy he'd leave his car anywhere and thinks it will park itself" to the downright rude. One morning last week, I stopped to have my usual two minute chat with him. It being summertime, the demand for the cark park was low and there were oceans of spaces to choose from. A Ford Focus came swirling in the gate. Ken pointed to a spot at the end of a row. The driver ignored his instruction and chose to park right behind us. The driver's window was open. Ken called out to the woman driver, "You like that spot,

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Ballinlough Community News Retirement Club - Outing Retirement Clubs are organising a day out on Saturday 30th July to Waterford and Tramore.There will be a stop in the Midleton Park Hotel for dinner on the way home. To book your place Contact: Maura Maher - 4294854 Marian Quinn - 4293704 A great day out guaranteed. Ballinlough Youth Clubs  Festival  - Date for your Diary Saturday 27th August- this is the third   year of the Festival, each year it gets bigger & better with bouncing castles, face painting, dog show, fancy dress, tea party, soccer skills and much more,  all  events  will be in the Ballinlough Community Park   Who will be The 'Belle of Ballinlough' this year? Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels urgently require  helpers and drivers to deliver the meals.

This work takes approximately two hours one morning every two weeks Anyone that could help please call or phone (021) 4294021 Ballinlough Community Centre any morning between 11.00 and 12.00 noon Ballinlough Parish Office            Office Hours Monday - Friday: 9.30am 1.00pm (except Wednesday) Monday: 7.00pm - 8.00pm Community Centre Bingo: Every Friday at 8.15pm Cards:  Every Thursday   at 9.00pm  Irish Heart Foundation:   2nd Wednesday of the Month (except August) Meals on Wheels:   Monday – Saturday 10am (Volunteers and Drivers needed) Contact: Community Centre 429 402 .any morning

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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, 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 Nicola, phone 4894955.

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, Is there a community event or fundraiser in your area? Please let us know and Pitter Patter Dancing Group, we will be delighted to publish it for you. Email to – frontdesk@douglaspost. Body Rock and Arabesque (Belly ie. To ensure publication your entry should reach us before 5 PM on Mondays Dance). A schedule of all the activities taking place in the centre Hours at Centre/To Contact us: Douglas Writers Group The next meeting of the Douglas Nicola, our administrator, is Writers Group will be held in available each day at the centre, John O’Sullivan’s (Board Room), as follows: Douglas on Friday 8th July at Mon, Tue, Fri. 9 a.m. – 1 5.30 pm. The Douglas Writers p.m. Group meets on the 2nd Friday Wed, Thursday 1-3 p.m. of every month at 5.30pm. We To contact Nicola, phone 4892955 look forward to seeing you there. or call to the centre during the above times. There are lots of Car Boot Sale activities taking place at the Douglas GAA Club Car Park - centre during the afternoons and Sunday 24th July from 2-6pm - evenings and she is more than €10euro per car happy to show you the schedule. For more details and to book your space contact Dorothy on 087- DOUGLAS G.A.A. SOCIAL 2829938 DIARY Thurs night……..Texas Hold them Farmers Cross Ladies Club – all Poker • Developer Michael O’Flynn and Bishop of Cork and Ross John Buckley pictured at the unveiling of the plan for a 50 million euro education Flower Display Fri ……….Jim McCarthy (in the and training campus on the site of the former Dioscesan Seminary at Meet 2nd Thursday of every Bar) Farranferris, in Cork city. month at Frankfield House. New Sat   night……….Dancing Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision members welcome (Pavilion) Sun night……….45 Drive Douglas Tidy Towns Matches on Big Screen Would you like to join this Watch out for Car Boot Sale group of very hard-working and Watch this Space ! COMMUNITY NEWS dedicated people meet each All welcome Saturday morning at the Douglas Is there a community event or fundraiser in your area? Please let us know and Community Centre at 10.30 a.m. Douglas Library we will be delighted to publish it for you. Email to – frontdesk@douglaspost. and do a thorough litter clean- Pet Photo Competition ie. To ensure publication your entry should reach us before 5 PM on Mondays up of the Douglas area. New Entry forms are now available for SECAD members are always welcome. the Pet Photo Competition, open Over the coming months, South & East Cork Area Development to all children under 13. (SECAD) will be using a collaborative process to stimulate a debate about Peace Commissioner Bring along a photo of your pet creating a regional brand for the SECAD area.  SECAD will be seeking Your local Peace Commissioner is and you could be in with a chance inputs from stakeholders throughout the SECAD area regarding the Maurice Lynch 087 984 0087 to win a Pet Products Hamper. This creation of the brand.  The brand will be used to market the area under competition is kindly sponsored the following headings: food, tourism, enterprise and recreation. Douglas Junior Writers by MAXI Zoo.  SECAD initiated the process earlier this year when, secondary schools Group Read, Learn, Explore Drama this in the SECAD area were invited to submit designs for a logo which Next meeting of the Douglas summer in Douglas Library. could potentially be used in branding the area.   The SECAD area Junior Writers Group will be held A free 6 week course on the basics extends from Youghal to Ballincollig and encompasses both rural and in on Thursday 17th July at 4.30 of acting and drama is taking urban areas, countryside and the coast.  The judges were looking for pm in the Douglas Library. All place on Wednesday afternoons creativity and versatility and also asked the applicants to explain how young writers welcome! (Enquires from 3.00pm. These classes are they came up with the final design.  The successful entry was designed 086 8839392) free of charge and open to adults by Alex Nugent who is a student in the Christian Brothers Secondary of all ages. School in Midleton. Community Welfare  The main purpose of the brand will be to create a regional identity for Facilities Douglas Community School the South and East Cork and the products and services produced and A Community Welfare Officer Indoor Bowls Club delivered in the area.   In order to develop a credible and sustainable attends at the Community Monday and Thursday nights brand, SECAD will be involving all sectors in the process and looks Centre two mornings a week, 8.P.M – 10 P.M. New members forward to hearing proposals from all groups with an interest in Wednesdays and Thursdays from welcome! developing the brand.   If you would like further information, please 9.30 to 11.30 a.m. Call to the Hall or phone Mona contact SECAD at 021 4613432.

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KNOCK PILGRIMMAGE BOOKED OUT The annual Carrigaline Pilgrimage to Knock is completely booked out. The bus leaves the Bandroom at 9.30 am on this Saturday morning 16th July. The group will call to the West County for their lunch and are expected to arrive in Knock at around 3.30 pm. Spiritual Director of the Pilgrimage is Fr Billy O’sullivan SMA. The group will stay overnight in the Knock House Hotel will participate in all the ceremonies in Knock over the two days. ART ON THE RAIL The next Art On the Rail, an open-air exhibition organized by the Carrigaline Arts Network takes place on Sunday 24th July from 11.00 am to 5.00pm. This month the visiting International Folk Dancers in Carrigaline for DamhsaFest will call to view the ‘Art On The Rail’ at 11.00 am. For further information phone Dorothée Roberts 087 611 7746

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Cork Cycling Festival, 16-24th July Pump up your wheels, oil your chains and tune your brakes as the country gets set for the 4th Cork Cycling Festival!   This years jampacked programme of bicycle-themed events takes place over nine days from 16th – 24th July. The festival aims to encourage as many Leesiders as possible back into the saddle through a programme of fun-filled, quirky and educational events, encompassing activities for all ages and levels of fitness. Cork Cycling Festival prides itself on being a 100% free event, making it fully accessible for all the family. Bicycling culture in Ireland is thriving at the moment, and as more and more people get back to basics and choose two wheels over four, this year will see Cork set out to become the country’s most happening cycling hub. Whether your wheels were made for racing, touring, tricking or simply to get from A to B; this year’s festival has plenty on offer to suit all styles. From tourist tours, nature cycles and bicycle parades, to bicycle DIY workshops, the Cycling Chic Fashion Show and even your very own bike beauty pageant – Cork Cycling Festival has it all! See for more details. DouglasPostAd:Layout 1 18/08/2009 12:00 Page 1

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• Irelands first dedicated dispute resolution centre was officially opened by High Court Judge Mr. Justice Peter Kelly on Friday July 8th at Sheares Steet, Cork. The Cork Resolution Centre offers a unique Integrated and multidisciplinary service involving Mediation, Conciliation, Arbitration and collaborative Practice aimed at resolving disputes without recourse to the courts. From L/R: Mr. Justice Peter Kelly, Deputy Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald and Patricia Mallon, Solicitor. Picture: John Lotty.

• Leesiders were entertained by a pod of Dolphins as they swam up the south channel of the River Lee in Cork. Photo K Aherne

• Leesiders were entertained by a pod of Dolphins as they swam up the south channel of the River Lee in Cork. Photo K Aherne

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Poetry Corner


with Ronnie McGinn

Goodbye Nanny ill never forget the look on your face As you lay there so very ill Your eyes were closed but I knew then They would never open again I was sad and scared as I saw you there The pain was gone from your face I miss you nanny please come home I want to see you again People were there wearing black In the pouring rain they cried When they lowered you down The rain eased up As if youd done it yourself The pain and the suffering was over But your someone well never forget By Amy Harrington Age 12

Brainteazer • The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Terry Shannon presenting Kieran O’Leary of O’Leary’s Camera World with the 2nd Quarter 2011 Small/Medium Enterprise Award at a reception held at the Kiln, Cork. Also included are Noreen Murphy of Heineken Ireland, Sean Murphy President CBA, the Lady Mayoress Ursula Shannon, James O’Sullivan (Judge) and Cork City Manager Tim Lucey. Photo K Aherne

Writers Group Meetings Ballinlough Writers - John O’Sullivan’s (Douglas) Fri 15th July at 5.30 PM Douglas Junior Writers Group - Douglas Library Thursday 21st July at 5.30.PM Douglas Writers Group, Friday the 12th August John O’Sullivan’s, Boardroom at 4.30 pm Bishopstown Writers – Bishopstown Library Thursday 8th September at 6.15 pm Ó Bhéal – Open mic every Mon at The Hayloft (upstairs at The Long Valley), Winthrop Street

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Last Week’s Teazer

Last Week’s Answer

A man went to the garage to have an electrical fault on his car repaired. Unfortunately the mechanic was ill and therefore the work could not be done, determined not to waste his trip the man decided to put his car through the car wash. He closed the sun roof, retracted the radio aerial, drove the car into the tunnel and then got out and waited outside for the washing to begin. It was only when he pushed the button that the man began to bellow with rage. Why ?

He remembered too late why he had come in the first place – the electric winder on the drivers door was broken and the window was open.

This Week’s Teazer Victor Serebriakoff, International President of Mensa, once made up a poem about Hyperbolic Acid, a substance so corrosive that it would eat its way through anything. One day Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and UK Mensa Chairman, phoned his old friend with some stunning news. “Victor, you’ll never believe this but I have actually invented you Hyperbolic Acid! Stay where you are and I’ll dash round to your house with a flask of it right now”. Victor replaced the phone and chuckled to himself. How could he tell he was being teased ?


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Carrigaline Community News DAMHSA FEST CONCERT The opening concert of this year’s Damhsa Fest takes place in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Wednesday 20th July at 8.00pm. This year’s participants in the International Folk Dance Festival come from Estonia, Egypt and France and they will be joined by the Kiely Walsh World Champion dancers, Togo dancers and drummers and the hosts the Owenabue Valley Traditional Group. A special stage and lighting will be hired in for this colourful dance extravaganza. Tickets will be available at the Carrig Court Hotel and Barry Collins Supervalu. Enquiries 087 813 7990. ART ON THE RAIL Weather conditions were ideal for the Carrigaline Art on the Rail exhibition which took place on Sunday last at the Town Park on Bothal Guidel organized by the Carrigaline Arts Network it give the local artist an opportunity to display their art. The next Art on the Rail exhibition takes place on Sunday 24th July. Enquiries Dorothée Roberts 087 6117746 or 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 WALKING GROUP The Carrigaline Active Retired Association has extended their weekly activities to include a walking group. The members interested in taking part are welcome to join the group in the church car park any Monday morning at 10.30 am or on Monday afternoon at 2.30pm. The walkers have a wide variety of easy routes to travel in and around the town. The CARA knitting club continues to meet


and flourish every Tuesday in the Library and is very appreciative Is there a community event or fundraiser in your area? Please let us know and of the number of people who we will be delighted to publish it for you. Email to – presented them with generous To ensure publication your entry should reach us before 5 PM on Mondays supplies of wool. don’t know how many acres of tailored grassland Congressional KNITTING CLUB Walking along the line the other covers but I saw one of the most The Carrigaline knitting club morning I identified, at a cursory impressive games that I have ever which meets in the library every inspection, six or seven varieties seen. Rory McIlroy played the last Tuesday from 2.30 pm to 4.30pm of grass and it set me to thinking eighteen holes of the American are making a beautiful selection of how important grass is to the Open with aplomb to coolly collar small blankets to cover the knees human race. the greatest prize in American of hospital patients. The club It was our cultivation of various golf. Such calm self-containment, wishes to thank the many people grasses, wheat, oats, barley, such sang-froid. who donated wool including one rye and rice, and the harvesting Then, of course, we come to the anonymous person who donated of their seeds that was the most expensive lawn in the world. a wonderful selection of wool. foundation of civilisation. It meant Centre Court at Wimbledon. If The club would welcome more that we could stay in one place, you watch the pre-match build wool at any time. New members found our towns and cities and up, you can get a sense of the are always welcome to join the our ability to produce a surplus escalating tension. The net is club any Tuesday in the Library allowed us the luxury of being strung and there is a growing hum from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.  able to support craftsmen, artists, as the crowd file in to find their philosophers and lawmakers who, seats. Two athletes are going to SET DANCE CLASSES whilst not contributing directly go head to head to try to realise The weekly Set and Céilí dance to food production, are the very the dreams of a life time. When classes continue in the GAA essence of civilisation. So we are they come out onto the court Pavilion in Carrigaline every the masters of creation because the crowd give a yell of greeting. Thursday night from 9.00 pm to of our ability to manipulate grass. During the match, after utter quiet 11.00pm. All welcome no partner There’s a thought. during the rally, they give roars needed.  Contact Fionán Cogan And of course grass is still of support and approval. In these 087 818 5111. important to our urban lives. matches the contestants stand We like our public parks with alone with nothing but their skill, Are you Ceili Fit yet? their tended grassy areas. We courage and tenacity to sustain Well if you live in or around the like having a bit of a lawn in our them. There is no hiding place, no Carrigaline area, you can avail of gardens, no matter how small team mates to camouflage their the Ceili Fit class every Thursday it may be. It is also the surface weaknesses. They are on their night in the Carrigaline GAA on which we play most of our own. If that doesn’t make the hair Pavilion. The craic is mighty and sports. on the back of your head stand up the adrenalin is flowing most When I was languishing in nothing will. nights. "It's better than going to my sick-bed (well, to be more Just as a final thought, isn’t it the gym and doing boring reps accurate, lolling about on the surprising that so many of the for an hour. Here we have fun sofa, being demanding) I watched games we enjoy so much should dancing and get fit at the same a good deal of sport. Now I time. It's not rocket science, just an easy way to lose a few pound and gain a few friends while enjoying yourself," one of the • Linda Casey, regulars told us. Bishopstown and There is a grand dance floor and Audrey McSweeney, Douglas at the the atmosphere is very relaxed. opening of Cork’s You don't to have a dance Rabbit Hat Theatre partner or be Michael Flatley to Company’s new play get Ceili Fit! Bookings to Fionan “Wet Paint” directed by Evelyn Quinlan in on 087 818 5111 or email the Everyman Palace

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Theatre. the play runs until July 16th. Pic Darragh Kane

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First Tuesday of every month @ 10.30 - !2am in The Boardwalk, Lapps Quay Cork City. Teas Coffee and scones are complementary. All are welcome and you may bring spouse, sibling or friend/s. The coming together of those similarly bereaved can offer the opportunity to gain strength and understanding from individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Collette on 087/2750355 or  Brigit on 087/6310482 

AGE ACTION’S CARE & REPAIR PROGRAMME Free Handyman Service for Older People Are you 65+ years of age and living in Cork City and suburbs, Ballincollig, Kinsale, Carrigaline, Glanmire or Carrigtwohill? Do you have a small repair job that you would like to have done for you? Age Action’s Care & Repair service uses a pool of trustworthy volunteer handypersons to carry out minor repairs and odd jobs for older people who find it difficult to do these jobs themselves. Some of the jobs that our volunteers can do include changing light bulbs, changing locks, minor painting and decorating, hanging curtains, minor gardening, minor carpentry and installing smoke alarms. The service is free; you only pay for the materials used. For bigger jobs that are beyond the scope of our volunteers, we maintain a register of reliable and honest tradespersons whose contact details we can provide for you. We can also arrange regular social visits to older people. All volunteers are Garda vetted and carry official Age Action identification cards. You can arrange to have a job done for you by phoning the Age Action Care & Repair number, 1890 369 369. Age Action is Ireland’s leading charity for older people. We believe that Ireland should be the best place in which to grow older. We work to fight discrimination, promote positive ageing and improve policies and services for all older people. Care & Repair is sponsored by Irish Life. Low Call: 1890 369 369

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Spring Clean for Charity Event Comes to Cork • Phil Hogan TD, Minister for Environment, Community, and Local Government pictured with Sinead Murphy and Billy Mulqueen, Tourism Marketing Officers, SECAD, at the official launch of the Ring of Cork tourism brochure and the Cork Open Gardens brochure at Fota House, Arboretum, and Gardens in East Cork yesterday. Pic: Diane Cusack

in aid of Cork’s St Vincent de Paul Saturday 24th September, City Hall, Cork   Norma Smurfit, the driving force behind some of Ireland’s best loved charities, was in Cork today to announce plans to bring a major fundraising event to Cork in aid of St Vincent de Paul, Cork.  The event is  “Spring Clean for Charity”  and will take place on Saturday 24thSeptember at Cork City Hall.  The Spring Clean for Charity sale will feature bric-a-brac, trinkets and fashion from all over the country.  Well-known personalities such asBill Cullen, Jackie Lavin, Lorraine Keane, Rachel Allen, Cara O’Sullivan and many others, have pledged to support Spring Clean for Charity in any way they can.  In addition to the well known celebrities and business people manning stalls on the day, the general public plus various groups and associations are being asked to take a look around their homes, offices, attics and garages, to clear out belongings that are no longer used, but which could be sold to raise vital funds for St. Vincent de Paul Cork.

• Touched by Cancer charity who raised 14,000euro to donate to Cork University Hospital towards the creation of a comfort room for relatives of cancer patients. Pictured are Hazel Kenny, Ger Markey nurse, Jimmy Sisk, Bernice O’Connell and Patricia Quinlan interior designer.

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Blackrock / Mahon Community Notice Board Help Support your Local Charity Why not pay all your household bills in Blackrock Post Office. A donation from all bill transactions will be given to the Lavanagh Centre Enable Ireland over the period running from the 4th to 30th of July. On the 2nd of August a draw will

take place for a An Post Sponsored Cycling Jersey. Thank You for your Support 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 Mahon Community Centre Parent Walking Group every Monday morning. Group leaves the Mahon Family Resource Centre at 10.30am and walks are usually around the marina with a coffee stop along the way. This is a great way to meet other

parents and get in some exercise so grab the buggie and join us! All welcome Baby Massage Classes Baby  Massage classes at Mahon Family Resource Centre, suitable for babies who are not yet crawling. Also limited spaces available in the parents support group – this support group is for parents whose children have learning difficulties or long term illness. For more information or to join please call Christine on 021 4358866. Blackrock Community Centre is situated at Convent Road Blackrock and all are welcome to come and join us at any Class.

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Ballyphehane Community Notice Board Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane - Housebound service Tory Top Library offers a housebound service to people in the community who cannot access the library. Items for borrowing include books, DVDs, video tapes and audio-books on CD or on cassette. This service is free of charge. The van, manned by library staff, calls to individual homes on a regular basis. Customers may select items from the shelves in the van or can have  items delivered  to them in their houses. The van is wheelchair accessible. If you wish to avail of this service please contact John O'Leary on 4924934.

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COMMUNITY NEWS • Members of Carrigaline Order of Malta, John Turner, Breda O’Mahony and Laura Griffin (who were on duty at the Cork Sports Partnership’s Sports Ability Day at CIT) photographed with Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, Deputy Lord Mayor, Kathleen Lynch T.D. Minister for Disability, Equality and Mental Health, Cllr. Derry Canty, deputising for Mayor Cork County, Douglas Community Garda, Paul O’Riordan and Aisling Drea, Cork Sports Partnership. Picture: Mike English

• Ivan Marks Fellow of the Association of British & International Hairdressing School presenting Aoife O’Rourke (Cobh, Co. Cork) with the Student of the Year Award at the Cork Academy of Hairdressing presentation of the Association of British & International Hairdressers Diplomas. Also included were Front Row: Sopia Bielecki (Schull, Co. Cork), Mairin Mullins (Tipperary), Grainne Cronin (Kilorgan, Co. Kerry), Clodagh Roche (Fermoy Co. Cork) and Anne Horgan (Macroom, Co. Cork), Back Row: Debbie Crowley (Castletownbere, Co. Cork), Emma Coleman (Killeagh, Co. Cork), Ivan Marks Fellow of the Association of British & International Hairdressing School, Denis Maguire (Instructor), Solvita Kupce (Latvia) and Marie O’Sullivan (Castleisland, Co. Kerry). Photo Billy macGill

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Ghost housing estates in Cork a worry – ICSA The Cork branch of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has expressed its worry at the growth in vacant housing estates in the county. The ICSA is calling for a definitive strategic policy to tackle this issue. According to the preliminary set of figures from the 2011 census released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) it shows that Cork county has one of the highest rate in the country for vacant dwellings. Approximately 17% of houses in Cork are marked as being vacant with the majority of those dwellings making up “ghost” housing estates. Dermot Kelleher, Macroom farmer and Cork ICSA member, said: “This is indeed very worrying and something needs to be done as a matter of urgency to solve this problem. Galway has one the highest rate of vacant dwellings in the country since the 2006 census and this has been mainly due to

greedy developers attempting to make profits on the back of our county. Subsequently we have been left with vacant, sometimes half finished housing estates, which are not only an eyesore on the landscape but are also a financial burden on the State. There is also the whole issue of single built houses that are left idle along the side of a road or are half finished as people cannot obtain a mortgage. This is a significant issue for rural Ireland and for rural Cork. “A number of weeks ago Minister for State Willie Penrose announced a budget of over €1million to help clean up these estates and, in some instances, finish them altogether but this is only a stop gap. There needs to be a definitive plan to tackle the issue. Housing in Cork is affordable presently and it’s a fine county to live in so we shouldn’t have this issue. We are calling on the Government to address this issue and it’s a major issue in the county.”

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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 Start thinking about ordering springflowering bulbs. Lift tulips once foliage has died down, and dry off the bulbs. Sow hardy annuals for autumn colour, in a nursery bed or cold frame. Start taking semi-ripe cuttings of shrubs and root in a cold frame. Watch out for black spot and mildew on roses, and spray promptly with fungicide. Start feeding hanging baskets and other containers 6 weeks after planting.

Kitchen Garden Sow oriental brassicas direct or in a nursery bed. Make a last sowing of a small early carrot variety. Summer prune cherries and plums. Prop up laden plum branches to prevent breakage. Cut dill, fennel and coriander seed heads as they turn colour, and hang up in paper bags to dry.

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Greenhouse Pinch out the growing tips of tomatoes in pots and growing bags after four trusses. In hot weather leave the greenhouse doors open, but net against birds if there are fruits ripening inside. Pot up freesias for indoor flowers in winter, and stand pots outdoors until October. Sow more basil if earlier plants look like flowering.

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If you are going on holidays make sure and take precautions that your home is not broken into while away. Crime prevention officer Tony Davis advises home owners to follow simple rules. to keep windows and doors locked. not to let mail build up. make sure refuse bins are not left outside homes after being emptied. tell someone you can trust your holiday plans, leaving a contact address ortelephone number of that person, and lock away all garden tools. The seniors alert scheme provides grant assistance towards the purchase and installation of equipment to enable older people to live securely in their homes with confidence and peace of

mind. Grant support is available towards the purchase of personal monitored alert systems, internal emergency lighting, external security lighting, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide sensors, and other items to improve the safety and security of your home. To qualify for the grant a person must be over 65 or older, living alone or with a person who meets the criteria. If you need a form contact me on 4363867. Last week’s trip to Kenmare bay was most enjoyable in so many ways. We did not see as many seals as we led to believe, "however, I suppose if you have seen one, you have seen them all". A reminder for those going to see Riverdance in Killarney on the 1st of September, the hotel needs a deposit of 30 euros as soon as possible to secure a room.  

• SWIM TO SWANSEA: Pictured is Stephen Belton, Managing Director of the Garryvoe Hotel,East Cork, on Ballycotton Pier, with BallyC Lighthouse and Lifeboat behind, getting ready for the first ever Garryvoe Hotel ‘Swim to Swansea’ fundraisingevent in aid of the RNLI Ballycotton on July 23rd. Staff & members of the health club willattempt to swim all day in the hotel pool and row on rowing machines throughout the nighton the Cork Swansea Fastnet Ferry to complete the 313,760 metres needed to reachSwansea in Wales. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

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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 prayer And favour will be granted no matter how impossible Never known to fail thanksgiving for wonderful favour Received - J.T.

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Gerard Harris Late of Grange Park Douglas First Anniversary 12/7/2011 MASSES OFFERED Gone from our lives Never from our hearts We miss you Ger Will those who think of him today A little prayer to Jesus Say Never forgotten Marie, Noreen, Donal, Carol, Shirley And extended family We would like to thank Douglas Legion Of Mary Douglas Lions Club & Douglas GAA Club For all the support they gave Ger during his illness

Every Monday walking in the park 11 - 12 Mondays, care-ring Douglas 1-4 Tuesday 19th July a tour of Fort Camden. Tuesday 26th July a boat trip on the lakes of Killarney. Tuesday 9th August a tour of the Marymount Curaheen. September 1st Riverdance/ Killarney.   Cherish your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows, but be young at heart, and live your dreams, bye for now Phil.

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Snippets from the Local and National Scene By Pat Harrington learn more in defeat than in Cork & Kerry Kerry men and women can be fool victory. rogues when it comes to talking The Parish Rule about Kerry football. They conned The parish rule is long established us poor Cork people into thinking in both Cork and Kerry. There that The Rebels had only to turn have been a number of cases up in Killarney on the day to pick that have caused controversy up the cup. My friend Mossy down through the years. The Rahilly, a Kerryman of course latest episode involves two young wanted to pay me the10 euro bet lads from Kerry – brothers aged 14 and 8 years. The boys want before the ball was thrown in. It is very difficult to beat tradition to play with Listry which is just and Kerry football is steeped one kilometre from there home in a long, proud history. They but the Kerry Co. Board insists played Cork off the field in the that they play with Firies. The opening half of this Munster final, boys have taken their case to playing with pace and purpose. the high court. The well-known The Leesiders did not help their G.A.A. commentator, Kerryman own cause with such a lethargic Weeshie Murphy has stated that display. Much of their football “the Kerry success story was born was going across the pitch whilst out of the parish rule”. He went Kerry showed great pace in on to say that “this test case will attack. A number of Cork players be watched with bated breath in struggled to keep abreast of their Kerry” Kingdom counterparts. Graham As mentioned this rule applies also Canty was a prime example at in Cork. Some unusual transfers full back. Paudie Kissane was left have slipped through the net, in the wake of Darren O’Sullivan. where a player can play one sport Paddy Kelly to his credit got on with a city club whilst he plays the other game with a country team. the ball quite a lot. The second half saw Canty The latest high profile transfer to moved to centre back. The Cork come before the board was that side rallied and in particular Paul of a young man called Hartnett Kerrigan showed some great from a junior club in East Cork leadership, as did Alan O’Connor. who expressed a wish to play with The Rebels ran at Kerry and the Midleton. This one appears to be men from the Kingdom began on hold for the moment. to wilt. At this stage I felt it was There are different schools of there for the taking – victory! thought on the parish rule, one But wishful thinking doesn’t win being that a player wanting out of his club should be let go. The matches and Kerry held out. With Paul Galvin and Marc O’Shea other one claims that relaxation of to come back in for Kerry Cork the rule would mean that the best will need to take a hard look at players would move to bigger their backline. Certainly all is not clubs, thus milking the small clubs lost but there are some questions and depriving them of their star to be answered by players and players. management. Perhaps one can More next week, Pat.

Treble success for Douglas minor footballers: Douglas are fortunate that this teams but the Barr’s responded year a talented assortment affirmatively and a goal and a few of footballers are available at points without reply handed the minor level. This is testimony blues a one point interval lead. to the dedication of the players A slight breeze favoured Douglas involved and the mentors who in the second half but a point have tutored them since their in arrears and facing a mighty days as novices at street leagues challenge from the champions and under-age levels. During they sought inspiration. Douglas the past week Douglas fielded were grateful that Paul Fitzgerald three successful teams at various stepped forward and gave minor championship grades. St. inspirational leadership while Finbarr’s provided the opposition delivering an exhibition of in a repeat of last years premier high fielding. Meanwhile, Eric minor championship decider. O’Connor was excellent in the Little separated the sides early on full back line. Martin Barry was and the game was ten minutes another key player who scored a old before the first score was brilliant right wing point mid way registered courtesy of a point through the second half. Josh from the boot of Douglas’ Kra also kicked a point and Beale Seán Collins. Jamie Davis was struck for another goal to secure Douglas’ top player during the Douglas’ win on a scoreline of opening half and his thundering Douglas 2-10 St. Finbarr’s 1-09. runs deep into the Barr’s territory Meanwhile, Douglas defeated were a highlight. Alan Cadogan Mayfield in the minor “A” championship and kicked a couple of points and football Collins added a pointed free after thanks largely to the scoring Graham Sheehan was pulled to exploits of Brian Linehan and the ground. The teams traded youngster Gary Hartnett Douglas a succession of points before a defeated Aghada in the minor Attention brilliant Douglas move involving “B” championship. Alan Cadogan and Martin Barry now turns to hurling and Douglas concluded with Paul Beale play Blackrock in the premier thumping the ball into the roof minor hurling championship on of the Barr’s net. This put a little Thursday 21st July. more than daylight between the

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Due to unprecedented demand Cork Operatic Society are proud to present the return of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This acclaimed production was produced by Cork Operatic Society in 2010 to breath-taking reviews, standing ovations and full houses. The Cork Operatic Society was established in 2009 by a group of committed young opera singers who had previously been members of Opera 2005, and who sought to maintain the presence of opera in Cork after the Arts Council of Ireland withdrew its grant to them in 2008. One of the greatest and most dramatic musicals of the twentieth century, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, is based on the book by Hugh Wheeler. With music and lyrics by the legendary Stephen Sondheim, it was first produced on Broadway in March 1979 and garnered 8 Tony awards. Tragedy, romance and madness intersect through ravishing music, passion beyond all measure and one of the closest shaves imaginable! It was Tim Burton who made a film adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical in 2007 giving it the wide audience it has today. Starring Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd and Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs Lovett the film won a number of awards, including the Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor, and the Academy Award for Best Art Direction. It opens on 21st July in the Opera House. JD Events Entertainment will host a beach party in Cobh GAA hall on the 22nd July from 8pm11pm. It’s a teen disco for ages 12-17, entry is €10 with a free cd and water guns. JLS concert tickets up for grabs on the night! It’s showcase time! The IMRO Showcase Tour returns with the very best new Irish music, live at your local venue throughout September 2011. Celebrating twenty years on the road, the 2011 IMRO Showcase Tour is now seeking applications from Irish artists who wish to take part


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INDIEPENDENCE LAUGHTER & FUN INDIEPENDENCE 2011 goers are in for a treat this summer as it has been announced that satirical comic maestro; David McSavage (of RTE’S The Savage Eye) will be headlining the comedy stage. McSavage will be joined by other comics such as Fred Cooke (Fergus from the popular Spar Adverts) and Joe Rooney (Father Damo in Father Ted) in the new comedy tent, which promises to make the festival bigger and better than ever before. Not only this, but in a new venture, comedy heats have been taking place across the country with the winners set to perform alongside these acts.


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The exciting new comedic element of the festival is combined with some of the best and freshest Irish music talent, alongside some fantastic international headliners – this year Editors and Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip will play alongside the likes of Therapy?, The Coronas, Whipping Boy and Gemma Hayes across 4 stages over the weekend. For the first time, INDIEPENDENCE 2011 will be offering festival goers a unique boutique camping experience with pre-booking available. Boutique camping means camping in style, choosing from a selection of tee pees and yurts in a homeaway -from -home. All you need to do is turn up and move in! There will be new chill-out areas in the main arena and also a new cinema tent at the campsite. DJs will be playing late into the night in a special area in the campsite when the main arena closes. Delicious wild boar and venison stew will be served at a new on-site dining tent, complimented by fully-licensed bars sponsored by Bavaria and Havana Club the Authentic Cuban Rum. Tickets are on sale now for INDIEPENDENCE 2011 at some of the most recessionbusting prices around. Full 3 – night weekend camping tickets are only €99 with different deals

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