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The May edition of The Muskerry News, incorporating The North City News, will be published on Thursday June 5th and closing date for submissions is Thursday May 29th. Triplets Daniel, Adam and Cian O'Reilly from Ballincollig at this years Sci Fest in CIT. pic Darragh Kane

A new app has been launched this week by Brian Crowley MEP, to support children with communication difficulties. Pictured with Brian are Emily Manning and Alex Desmond, Killumney. Talented Orlaith O’Sullivan from Killeens came second in a group of thirty entries at her very first feis!

UCC launch of a book called ‘Celebrating Ten Years with the Mature Student Office: An Insight into the Experiences of Past and Present Mature Students’, are Jim Ryder, Book Contributor Kathy Bunney and Ger O'Riordan from Coachford. pic Donagh Glavin This sign outside The Old Mill Pub and Restaurant in Donoughmore, made me laugh. But it also made me think. What will you buy locally today?


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Pharmacy First Plus Tower have begun a home delivery service and Paul Neligan will be delivering to the patients in the area every afternoon from now on. If he can help anyone by delivering to them, or a relative or friend, he would be delighted. If anyone has any queries on this, please contact David or Stephen in PFP Tower on 021 4385225 Fancy doing something different? Trad nights at The Tavern (upstairs) at The Muskerry Arms are back. On every Wednesday and Thursday from 7-9pm. Gorgeous dinners being served. Spread the word; great food, great fun, great craic! Coming soon, a new car boot sale at Killowen football grounds Blarney in aid of Tower FC football club. Cars €10, Car & trailer €15 euro, Van €15. Larger vehicles negotiated. Admission; Adults €2, kids free. Refreshments available and bouncing castle for younger customers. Plenty of parking. Sellers are first come first served, and can access grounds from 7am onwards Please phone John 086 3705911 for more details or email Alzheimers Society (Cork Branch) will be holding their annual tea morning at The Neptune Stadium from 11am until 2pm on May 22nd. This is their 20th tea morning.

Good luck to Blarney men Mark McGloughlin and Edwin O’Connor who are currently participating in the 'Cycle Against Suicide' round Ireland.

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins who was awarded the freedom of the City of Cork by Lord Mayor Cllr. Catherine Clancy, pictured with Maeve Owens from Lower Killeens, and his wife Sabina. pic Donagh Glavin

UCC launch of a book called ‘Celebrating Ten Years with the Mature Student Office: An Insight into the Experiences of Past and Present Mature Students’, are William Harrington; Melissa Nolan; Leah Neville; John Marsh, Ovens; Martin Dorgan, Mayfield; and Jim Ryder. pic Donagh Glavin Pictured at the launch of Coolatubrid/Bridgestown Text Alert last month in the Rocklodge Pitch And Putt Club Carrigrohane Cork; Tim Chambers, Mary Morrissey, Liam McSweeney, Gerry Horgan, Brian McSweeney Tim O leary National IFA Diarmuid Hegarthy local IFA and Ballincollig Community Garda Liam Linehan. Community Text Alert is an initiative launched at the National Ploughing championships in Stradbally Co Laois on the 24th of September 2013. Text Alert is a system designed to facilitate immediate and cost effective communication from An Garda Siochana to the general public. This is a nationwide initiative. This will be achieved in a structured and consistent way in conjunction with existing Community crime prevention programmes including Community alert and Neighbour hood watch groups as well as Branches of the I.F.A. Information on Text Alert is available at, and or contact Garda Linehan for information on / 021 4214685.

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Norina O'Callaghan Morans Silver Springs Hotel Marketing Manager teams up with 'Charlie' and 'Marlyn' at the Marketing Institute Ball at Morans Silver Springs Hotel, Cork. Photo: Billy macGill

UCC launch of a book called ‘Celebrating Ten Years with the Mature Student Office: An Insight into the Experiences of Past and Present Mature Students’, are; Andrea Gilligan and Barry O'Reilly, Ballincollig. pic Donagh Glavin

Ryan Murphy, Tower and Bernadette Horgan at the CAO Applicant Information Evening in Cork Institute of Technology. pic Darragh Kane

The Coleman Brothers Cup being presented to Eileen Coleman and Tom MacGrath, winners of Blarney Bridge Club championship, by club president Ann Holland. Joy for Brunell's Sophie Charington Blarney (MVP) Award and Laura Morrissey (captain) following their win over Fr. Mathews in the Under 14 A final at the Cork Ladies Basketball Championships. pic Mike English

Donoughmore Parent and Toddler Group recently held a very successful coffee morning. An IPad was purchased and presented to Mr. Barry Condron, Vice Principal of St. Lachteen's N.S. and was presented by Barbara Crowley and Frances Brady of the Parent and Toddler Group. The school staff and pupils wish to thank the parent and toddler group for their generosity. The Parent and Toddler group meet every Monday morning from 10am to 11.30am at St. Lachteen's N.S. It's a great opportunity for new parents to meet, and most importantly it provides new members of the community the opportunity to get to know people living in the area.New members are always welcome.

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Berrings Macra represented Muskerry with great pride at this weekends All Ireland drama festival in Rossmore, Clonakilty. The cast performed the classic, Riders to the sea, and on the night Niamh O Shea won best supporting actress for her superb performance. Pictured here is producer Dave Nagle and best supporting actress Niamh O Shea.

Donoughmore's Community Council and Basketball Club invite you to their fundraising night, which will featur local celebrities as you've never seen them before! This fully seated event will take place on Friday May 23rd, starting at 8pm at Donoughmore Sports Complex. Doors open at 7.30pm and you can vote on the night for your favourite local dancer. Each vote costs €2, with all the proceeds going to Donoughmore's Community Council and Basketball Club. Each vote includes entry into a fantastic draw. Tickets cost €15 per adult, and €5 per child / teen. The inaugural meeting of the Lee Valley Business Networking met last month in Dripsey. It was wellattended by a wide range of businesses, even from as far away as Dublin. The next meeting will be held on 15th May at 9am at Griffins Garden Centre. For details go to www.leevalleybusiness

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Nuacht na Míosa ó Ghaelscoil Mhuscraí Bhíomar i GOOGLE HQ I Baile Áth Cliath inniu. Dhéan Isaac cluiche StudyHub. Rug sé ar pháipéirí a bhí ag eitilt agus bhain sé an 4ú áit amach. I gcomhair an 4ú áit fuair sé dearbhán 15 euro. Bhi daoine ag péinteáil aghaidh agus bhi daoine ag déanamh cruthanna as balún. Bhi daoine le nathar mór agus bhíomar in ann ár lámh a chur air. Bhi alán reptíleanna ann. Bhi alán riomhairí ar fáil agus bhíomar ag imirt cluichí orthu. Fuaireamar an-chuid rudaí saor in aisce. Roimh an searmanas bhí fear draíochta agus fear grinn ag cur sinne ag gáirí. Níor éirigh linn aon ghradaim a bhaint amach ach bhí lá iontach againn. Comhghairdeas dóibh siúd a bhuaigh. Féach ar na pictiúirí thíos.

We went to GOOGLE HQ in Dublin today. Isaac played a Study Hub game where you try to catch paper that is flying around in an airtight box. He achieved 4th place and got a 15 euro voucher. He spent half of the voucher on Match Attax before the train home! People were getting their faces painted and people were making balloons for us. A zookeeper was there with a gargantuan snake that weighed a tonne and you could touch it and hold it. There were a lot of reptiles there and a big tarantula. We got free flashing biros, food, lollipops, coffee, milk and goody bags. There was a magician before the award ceremony and he hypnotised us! We did not win but we had a brilliant day and are really encouraged in our blogging now. Congratulations to all the winners! By Isaac, Joshua, Ciara, Callum

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More than 7000 secondary school pupils across Transition Year and Fifth Year attended UCC for the annual spring open day for secondary schools, including students from C.B.C. Cork; Darragh McPolin, Neil Doody and Ray Murphy all from Blarney and Robert O'Donovan, Ballygarvan. pic Donagh Glavin

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The Muskerry News Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce muskerrynews Blarney & District Blarney Person of the Month Award Chamber of Commerce The April 2014 Blarney Person of The Month is Chrissie Mackey FREE

The April 2014 Blarney Person of The Month is popular local lady Chrissie Mackey.

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Throughout the years in business not only did Chrissie operate the restaurant, but herself and Pat also bought Woodview Guest house which provided accommodation for the tourist industry for about 15 years, in turn generating revenue for other local businesses in the village. This created jobs and they employed the local people of Blarney from the early 1960’s until around 2008. As retirement beckoned, Chrissie spent six months of each year for many years in Florida with her late husband Pat, which they both loved. But now Chrissie has fully settled back in Blarney and enjoys her weekly game of poker with the card girls and bingo with her friends. Chrissie, who still lives in her apartment over Mackey’s Famous Restaurant which is now called The Square Table, is looking forward to celebrating her up coming 80th Birthday on May 30th with her family and friends in the Muskerry Arms.

Chrissie Mackey (nee Hornibrook) was born in O’Leary Lane Barrack Street Cork. She married Patrick Mackey, Mackey’s Cross Clogheen, and moved to the village of Blarney in 1956. They had six daughters, Marie, Anne, Trisha, Yvonne, Gail, Terena and adopted daughter Margaret (niece). Fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren followed. Chrissie and Pat had a garage first in Blarney which is now Ladbrooks. As a result of visitors to Blarney knocking on her door looking for a tearooms that did ‘tea and scones’, Chrissie opened a small tea room from her home and named it Mackey’s. As word spread through this very small village the workers employed in Martin Mahoney’s Woollen Mills approached Chrissie to provide them with homemade dinners. Chrissie was famous for her homemade brown soda bread and delicious scones along with traditional homemade Irish food which the tourists, village people and Cork city people loved. Eventually she turned her family home into a fully serviced restaurant, which most of her daughters helped run.

We wish you the very best Chrissie and thank you for your long and loyal service in business to the village of Blarney

Do you know someone who deserves a Blarney Person of The Month award? The awards aim is to recognise achievement, leadership and altruism so that others may be inspired to follow.

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Paddy’s name now goes forward with our previous monthly winners Jerry O’Brien and Michael Murray to the overall award of Blarney Person of The Year Award 2014 which will be announced at a ceremony in January 2015.

Blarney Young Sports Person of The Year Awards

You can nominate anyone who’s contribution has singled them out as deserving of recognition, be it in community, sport, business, arts, family or indeed from any sector or activity in our community. Send your nomination with the name of your nominee and the reason you wish to nominate them (along with your name, address and contact details) to Blarney Person of The Month Awards, The Muskerry News, Church View, Blarney or by email to

This months Blarney Young Sports People of the Month are the Blarney United U18 team, recently crowned Division 1 Champions, pictured here with Manager Neil Twomey. To find our more see page 43. This months award is in association with The Tea Box, Blarney

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Waterloo Renewal Group will be holding a coffee morning on Friday May 9th from 10am until 12noon. This is a fundraiser for local projects so your support will be greatly appreciated. Great spot prizes. The Blarney Brass and Reed Band will host its Annual Concert on Sunday 11th May at 7.30pm in the Commons Inn, New Mallow Road. Tickets are €10 and €7 for children / senior citizens. All welcome. More information on or find them on Facebook.

Blarney Community Association and Blarney Men’s Shed Group will be holding an open day on Tuesday May 13th. The day will be showcasing the work of the completion of three training courses by Cork Education and Training Board. The end of the all work on the large room by Blarney Men’s Shed will also be available to view. A tree and flower walk will take place in Ballincollig Regional Park on Saturday 10th May. Meet at the Carpark by the coffee stall at 2pm, open to all ages.

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Our Fresh Start Programme is a high quality work oriented training programme for people at a disadvantage in the labour market and who want to explore, with supports, a new career or educational direction, develop their self confidence and become computer literate. The next programme is due to commence in 2014 with interviews scheduled for June. This is a 12 month full time course (8.30 am to 3.00 pm Monday Friday). A training allowance may be paid to all trainees subject to current eligibility rules. For further information contact your local DSP office or phone Alice McHugh or Maria Healy at 021 4341028 between 9 am and 5 pm. National Learning Network, Seward House, Cork Business & Technology Park, Model Farm Road, Cork

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20 years of excellence celebrated at Margaret’s Hair Studio

We all dread that bad hair day and like to look our best. We all want all the expertise that you think you can only find in the ‘city’ but we also want the convenience of dealing with a local business. People who know our names, who care about our needs and who also keep jobs in the local community benefiting us all. Well you can have it all at Margaret’s Hair Studio, Blarney which has been offering fabulous service and gorgeous results for twenty years. Margaret, and co-stylist Merette, have been turning heads in Blarney since the studio opened twenty years ago. Having trained in Salon 33 in Cork, Margaret also worked with well known Blarney hair stylist ‘Philip’ before opening up Margaret’s. Margaret understands what local ladies want as she is as local as you can possibly be, having spent her childhood in Grenagh, before moving to Donoughmore and opening her business in Blarney.

As all their satisfied customers know, and there are many that have been with them since the day they opened, a local salon can offer you so much more than an impersonal city salon. Ample free parking, flexible appointments, excellent advice, and fabulous local prices with ‘city centre’ service and expertise are just a few

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Margaret’s Hair Studio is open five days a week; Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am until 5.30pm, with late appointments available on Fridays, and on Saturday from 9.30am until 4.30pm. Always obliging, Margaret will open early or late to facilitate your special occasion, just give her a call. Margaret’s Hair Studio also offers a very attractive loyalty card scheme, where each visit gets your nearer to a free blow dry, and their gift cards for all occasions are very popular.

As they celebrate their 20th anniversary Margaret and Merette would like to thank their many customers; those who have been with them since they opened and those who found them more recently. They also fondly remember those ladies who are no longer with them but with whom they enjoyed so much fun throughout the years. So why not find out what Margaret and Merette’s customers already now and make an appointment? Margaret’s Hair Studio, Blarney, County Cork. Phone 021 4381922


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Busy month for Blarney & District Chamber and its’ members

April has certainly been a busy month for Blarney Chamber and its’ members. Our focus is fully on business, in supporting businesses, helping businesses and bringing businesses together to help each other…and if you are looking for business, to quote The Earls and their song- Rememmem, REMEMBER MEMBERS!

Cinderella Brings Her Closet To The Ball! It was a case of back to the future when Cinderella went to this Ball! Arriving fashionably late (with her closet!) our modern day Cinderella followed in the fairy-tale footsteps and won the overall trophy which was not in this instance a handsome prince but a proper trophy! The ‘Ball’ in this story was for The Hardy Wedding Awards 2014 and our own Blarney Chamber members, Cinderella’s Closet took away the award for Irelands Best Bridal Boutique. Owners Annette and Claire graciously received their award from celebrities Brian Ormond and Pippa O’ Connor, thanked all their blushing brides and vowed to continue striving to provide that positive experience which together with their magnificent array of wedding dresses, is surely the trademark of Cinderella's Closet! Asked if they had left behind any glass slipper, Antoinette assured us that the only thing they left behind were their business cards! Why not have a look for yourself at or find them at North Point Business Park on the Commons Road.

Members News this month included.. Darren from Pharmacy First Plus Tower gave an eye opening presentation recently on how 8 minutes in their clinic could add years to your life. The strongest message taken away was that each of the 9 health parameters measured were all reversible. 8 minutes to test and 12 minutes to talk with you. Can you spare 20 minutes to improve your quality of life? Talk to Darren Bhreathnach, Keith or any member of staff! Having just completed her second lot of social media classes at the The Castle Hotel and already booked for more, Sue Pamment Synergy Web Strategies tells us that due to demand she is now considering organising advanced classes for those who have the basics or more and want to get to the next level. Great value! Contact Sue at 021 733 2865 if interested Not resting on their laurels, the amazing team from Cinderella’s Closet were also

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presented with another award for their contribution to Cork Charities at the ‘Fashion Gets Political’ fashion show for Cork City Hospital Children's Club, who were raising funds to send sick children to Disneyland! Well done to all involved. Damian Boylan is busy on the election trail and many of you will have met him in recent weeks as he canvasses from door to door looking for your vote in the local elections on behalf of Blarney and District. Damian is a founder member and previous chairperson of Blarney Chamber of Commerce and we wish him well on 23rd May. were delighted to see their specially commissioned award pieces made for Cork Business of the Year Awards 2014 on the cover of the Cork Chamber Link Magazine recently. Designed and made by Sculptor James McLoughlin from Cobh they now sit proudly in the offices of AnaBio Technologies, Johnson & Perrot Motor Group and Voxpro. Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce are delighted to welcome our latest members. Steeltech Sheds have purchased the former Phelan's in Tweedmount and have some fantastic plans for it so please do watch this space! And if you have space think Steeltech Sheds! And keeping with the space theme, or lack of it, “The newest, most exciting and innovative direct-to-customer fulfilment and distribution solution. We aim to be the number one responsible supplier of 3rd-party warehousing and fulfilment serving small and medium online retailers.” says Sam Sykes. We wish them all the best.

New businesses and new beginnings in Blarney. Welcome to Stephen Owens who has taken over at Maxol / Mace filling station and convience store. We look forward to introducing him to Blarney. Be sure to get your fill! And speaking of getting your fill The Square Table (such a clever name!) received its own baptism of fire last Friday when it hosted the Blarney Chamber monthly lunch meeting which was a great success. Owners Tricia and Martina Cronin bring a wealth of culinary experience with them to the table (which in this instance is square!) They kindly gave a short intro to the Chamber group and made everyone feel very welcome. The feeling was mutual. Blooming Marvellous Florists, a decade of the Roses! Ever the pruning experts, Belinda, Geraldine and Freda look forward to welcoming you to Tower Shopping Centre, as their two branches now merge to one absolutely beautiful branch with the same great service. It’s a case of a decade of the roses to thank all their customers for support given over the last 10 years! Open six days a week phone 021 438 36 16 / 438 49 69

Q & A whereby we ask ( and answer) the questions for you! What’s On TV? Blarney Chamber of Commerce of course! Free advertising 24/7 and 365 days a year for all Blarney Chamber members on our Television which has pride of place in the Tourist office window! What’s Coming Soon? Our new Blarney Chamber website Our live webcam Our gorgeous flower baskets will be going up on the lamp posts These combined with Blarney Tidy Towns fabulous new benches & bike stands soon to be installed in the plaza will rubberstamp our village as one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Watch this space! We meet once a week at different venues and times, please email for more information or come along, we would love to see you. Meetings last one hour and are open to all members and non members. Why Not Join Us? Friday 9th May 9am Coffee -The Muskerry Arms Friday 16th May 9am Coffee -The Woollen Mills Hotel Friday 23rd May Time and venue to be advised

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Have you paid a visit to Corks premier family entertainment centre?

McCools Coolwood Forest. Supernova Family Entertainment Centre, Ballincollig, are delighted to say that the renovations to their family entertainment centre have been completed. With a totally original design, feel and look, all areas of the Supernova brand have been refreshed along with adding some new areas for a comprehensive entertainment experience. Come and join the Forest Rangers as they guide you through the fun and excitement Coolwood Forest has on offer. Supernova’s Enchanted Lounge offers a variety of packages and activities for all Princesses. Through the palace doors in the private lounge Supernova’s staff give the little Princesses a mini disco, fashion show, manicures, make up lessons and more. Contact Supernova for more information on booking. New to Supernova is Command Post, where children get put through their paces by General McCool and his lieutenants. Party games and team challenges will test the children, teaching them the necessary skills to survive the trials of the Forest and become a ranger themselves.

Grasshoppers Village is where toddlers can roam and enjoy themselves in their soft play area. The parents will have an area where they can sit and keep an eye, or join in on the fun! Evergreen Cafe, located in the clearing in Coolwood Forest, is where

parents, children or any combination of the two can go to rest their legs and replenish their energy levels with snacks or drinks. Scones, cakes, teas, coffees and hot foods are all available. The Man Crèche, also new to Supernova, is exclusively for parents. Fenced off to provide a little getaway where parents can relax on leather couches, enjoy a paper, some TV (maybe the matches at a weekend) and all with a tasty treat from Evergreens. Supernova has an amazing exciting variety on offer, not forgetting about Rollerjam upstairs at Supernova, Ireland's largest roller rink, as well as seven astro turf pitches around the back of the main building. You would be crazy not to bring the family to Supernova to join in the fun and adventure. And all at Supernova hope you are as excited to see Coolwood Forest as their Rangers will be to see you. For more information please contact Supernova on 021 4826905 or email

As a first time Independent candidate in the Cork County Council elections, Sean O’Sullivan is looking forward to setting out on the campaign trail, calling door-to-door and listening to the issues that affect people in the constituency. Sean recently launched his election manifesto in the Vienna Woods Hotel in Glanmire and spoke passionately about many issues close to his heart that he would like to resolve in his local community. ‘‘Glanmire has for many years been overlooked as a growing satellite town with a population of over 19,000 - for essential services,’’ he said. With regards to the promise of a new Garda station for the area, he said that a site had been identified but unfortunately has never been delivered. ‘‘There’s a need for a new community centre, this has been promised but again, never delivered. Also a Health Centre has been overlooked and there should be a focus on infrastructure to cater for heavy traffic demand.’’ Sean O’Sullivan has been involved in the print and radio media for over thirty years and is a former PRO of Glanmire GAA Club and is chairman and PRO of Glanmire Ladies Basketball Club. He is also PRO of the Glanmire Over-60s heat and is involved in sport,

business and community life in Glanmire and district for many years. Sean has for the past ten years been the main organiser of the very successful Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Hotel Awards scheme where many sportspersons have been awarded for their outstanding achievements in various sporting areas. On his election literature, Sean says, ‘‘let’s work together for the sake of our communities and give it a voice at Cork County Council level; after all, it’s all about the community we live in.’’ Sean is building his election campaign on community issues such as: • Independent voice for the elderly and marginalised in our society. • Promoting youth and student interests. • Improving road, bus and rail access systems for all residents. • Improving our sporting infrastructure. • Independent voice for SMES - small indigenous businesses are our future. • Supporting local enterprise - we must work together to build a better future. • Helping people to get back to work. He says that the population needs to support the new hourly bus service. Sean O’Sullivan, your Independent voice in Glanmire, Mayfield, Little Island, Cobh, Glounthaune, Carrigtwohill, Carrig na Bhfear and Watergrasshill cannot promise, but will work extremely hard for the community. So give Sean your No. 1 vote or your transfers on Friday, May 23rd.

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President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins who was awarded the freedom of the City of Cork by Lord Mayor Cllr. Catherine Clancy, pictured with Denis O'Donovan Blarney. pic Donagh Glavin

Eimear Kenneally, Ballincollig, and Gar Fleming pictured at The Mercy Moonwalk on Easter Monday. pic Diane Cusack

Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy, Michele Scannell Ryan and Blarney Dance Academy dancers. Blarney Dance Academy were given a very warm welcome by Lord Mayor Cllr Catherine Clancy and her staff recently in the Lord Mayor Chambers in City Hall, a memory which will be treasured. She was kind enough to present the dancers who had done the dance grade exams with their Certificates (Internationally recognised exams with An CoimisiĂşn, the largest Irish dance organisation in the world). Some already on grade 8, so a few new teachers in the making over the next few years. Blarney Dance Academy events are open to all our dancers, who are welcome to attend as much or as little as they like. Dancers currently range from 4 to 50 years and, in addition to Feiseanna (competitions), there will also be a summer outing to a chocolate factory over the coming months. The next big event for us is Paris in March 2015 where Blarney Dance Studio will be performing and enjoying Patrick's Day French style!

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Lord Mayor presenting Taisce Ryan and Heather Greene with their certificates, both girls are 4th class pupils in Cloghroe N.S.

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More than 7000 secondary school pupils across Transition Year and Fifth Year attended UCC on Thursday 10th April for the annual spring open day for secondary schools including students from Ovens N.S. with their teacher; Ms. Brigid O'Grady. pic Donagh Glavin

President of CIT Dr Brendan Murphy speaking with Kate Sexton from Ballincollig at the CAO Applicant Information Evening in Cork Institute of Technology. pic Darragh Kane

Attending the coffee morning to raise funds for Special Olympics organised by Alpha Wealth and McCarthy & McSweeney Accountants are Jim McCarthy (McCarthy & McSweeney), Nick Charalambous, Alpha Wealth, and Jack Lynch, The Cotton Ball. pic Donagh Glavin

A new car boot sale will be starting soon at Killowen Football Grounds, Blarney, in aid of Tower FC football club Sellers; Cars €10, Car & trailer €15, Van €15 euro Larger vehicles to be negotiated. Public admission; adults €2 euro, children free Refreshments available for sale on site, and bouncing castle for younger customers. Plenty of parking available. Please phone John for more details 086 3705911. Further details will be made available on The Muskerry News facebook page nearer to the time. At the SuperValu Quality Awards Ceremony 2014, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director SuperValu and Martin Roper, Technical Director at Excellence Ireland Quality Association present a Supreme Excellence Award to Barry Down from Down's SuperValu, Ballincollig, Cork.

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Blarney Ladybird and Brownie unit were delighted to welcome an international guest all the way from New South Wales, Australia. Caoimhe O'Riordan ( in blue top) joined our meeting this evening and took part in our Easter egg hunt. We were delighted to meet herself and her mum Laura. Caoimhe is a member of the 1st West Bexley Gumnuts in New South Wales.

Colette McDonald and Peter Bunney from Ballincollig pictured at Operation Gut Transformation, a free public talk on problems of the gut hosted by The Mater Private Cork. Operation Gut Transformation is the first in a series of free public lectures which will address topics of every-day concern to the general public. pic Gerard Mccarthy

RoisĂ­n and Maeve O'Neill, Kerry Pike at a guided exhibition of all sorts of books made by students & staff in the school of the Divine Child in the Lavanagh Centre, Ballintemple. Pic Darragh Kane

Jackie Quirke Model Farm Road and Mary O'Sullivan Cloghroe pictured at the L'Arche Ladies fundraising event. pic Gerard McCarthy

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Patrick and Marie Murphy, Gillian and Donie Dorgan from Grenagh and Grenagh GAA.

Great plans are underway as Steeltech Sheds take over the former Blarney Garden Centre, Tweedmount, Blarney.

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Will you help Matthew go to London?

Seven year old Matthew Power, Donoughmore, will be heading on his first trip to King's Hospital London on May 14th and he needs your help. Matthew was recently diagnosed with a very rare congenital liver condition and needs to attend Kings College Hospital for specialised tests and treatment. In order to help raise money for Matthew's trip a very successful sponsored walk and fun day was held in Stuake, Donoughmore last weekend, and a raffle is also being held which includes prizes such as a stove, signed jersey's, fabulous vouchers and lots more. Money raised will help towards the cost of flights, accommodation and general expenses. Raffle tickets are being sold in bars and shops in Donoughmore, Tower, Blarney, Inniscarra and Bweeng, and the raffle will be held on June 7th in Pat Barry's Bar, Donoughmore. You can follow Matthews story on facebook 'Help Matthew go to King’s Hospital in London'.

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Brighter, Whiter Smiles!

Our Smile is often the first thing others notice. Whiter, brighter teeth can give us more confidence and make that smile all the more ready to appear. A beautiful smile is now much more readily achieved than ever before. The first stage to obtaining a beautiful smile is to ensure that the teeth and gums are healthy. Visit your dentist regularly for a check up so that any cavities or gum problems can be treated early before they turn into bigger problems. The sooner problems are detected the simpler they are to treat and the less noticeable they will appear. Everybody with PRSI cover and a Medical Card (over 16 years old) is entitled to a free dental check up once a year. There are many causes of tooth discolouration. The most common are smoking, coffee, tea and red wine. An extensive scale and polish can sometimes remove the majority of these stains without any further treatment required. Deeper more extensive discolouration however may require further treatment such as tooth whitening. Tooth Whitening is suitable for most people as long as the teeth and gums are healthy. So called whitening products are available in the supermarkets and Pharmacies, these have been found to have limited affects on discolouration due to the amount of bleaching agent contained. EU directives have limited the strength of whitening agents sold over the counter to less than a tenth of that which can be prescribed by your dentist. The steps involved in tooth whitening are simple. Impressions of your teeth are taken by your dentist from which special custom fitting trays (like thin mouthguards) are made. Whitening gel is then placed in your custom trays which fit snugly over your teeth. The whitening gel breaks down and oxygen ‘dissolves’ the stains inside your teeth. You can wear the trays when you want to, over night or any time during the day. The whitening gel is available in different strengths and your dentist can recommend the best product to suit your teeth and lifestyle. Everybody’s teeth will whiten at different rates but on average excellent results are obtained after about 5-14 days. The results will last indefinitely although can be refreshed when required if restaining occurs (coffee/tea/smoking!) Clinical studies have shown that bleaching using this method is safe for teeth and gums. A minority of people may experience temporary sensitivity to hot and cold.

Shane O'Sullivan from Ballincollig Community School getting into the spirit of the recent UCC open day. pic Donagh Glavin

Pictured at the Over 60s Talent Competition, Semi Final held in the Concert Hall City Hall were Stephen Hackett, Redmonds; Eddie Stragg, Glen Rovers; Brian Hurley, Mayfield and Jimmy Healy, Ballincollig. pic Ger Bonus A tree and flower walk will take place in Ballincollig Regional Park on Saturday 10th May. Meet at the Carpark by the coffee stall at 2pm, open to all ages. This walk is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the trees and flowering plants of Ballincollig Regional Park, from walk leader Jo Goodyear who is a botanist, herbalist and food forager. The walk will begin at the car park and include the river bank, mature woodland and willow woodland. Parts of Ballincollig Regional Park are designated as a Natural Heritage Area, particularly for the woodland, and we will explore some of these. The amount of walking on the day will be tailored to the group's interests.

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins who was awarded the freedom of the City of Cork by Lord Mayor Cllr. Catherine Clancy pictured with Sabina Higgins, and Mary and Cllr. Joe O'Callaghan from Blarney. pic Donagh Glavin

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Calling the class of 1989!

A 25 year class reunion is being arranged for the Blarney Secondary School Leaving Cert Class of 1989. The reunion will be held in the Castle Hotel in Blarney on May 10th at 8pm. The organising committee are still trying to track down some classmates so please spread the word. You can find more details on their facebook page;

Katherine Duggan Blarney, Eibhlin Cleary Whitegate and Aideen O'Brien Glanmire pictured at Hollywood Stars announced at the Cinematographer’s Party for the upcoming Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival which will take place in Schull from 21st-25th May. pic Gerard McCarthy The Health Service Executive announced that it is to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all health service facilities from 1st May. From this date, the use of e-cigarettes will not be permitted in any HSE building or on any HSE Tobacco-Free Campus. Dr. Stephanie O’Keeffe, National Director, Health and Wellbeing, HSE said today ‘The Tobacco Free Campus Policy helps to change social norms around tobacco use and actively encourages and supports people to quit smoking. The decision to ban the use and sale of e-cigarettes in HSE facilities follows a detailed review of their safety and the impact of e-cigarettes on the smoke-free campus policy.’ ‘The HSE can only recommend safe and effective products and strategies for quitting smoking, and there currently is no conclusive evidence that ecigarettes are safe for longterm use, or are effective as a smoking cessation aid. While we will keep this evidence under ongoing review, the ecigarettes ban is being introduced as e-cigarettes pose a challenge to smoke-free campus enforcement and come with safety concerns for a healthcare environment.’

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with Brian Gabriel, Blarney & District Historical Society Blarney Petty Sessions – Monday January 14th 1884

Blarney Petty Sessions – Monday January 14th 1884 Before Capt. Stokes, Capt. Fagan and Mr. J.H. Sugrue Denis Downey, Denis Sullivan, Thomas Mulcahy, Michael Humphreys, John Humphreys, Maurice Burns and Daniel Downey were charged by Constable Patrick Bowen with forming a riotous crowd and stoning the police on St. Stephen’s night, the 26th ult. Mr. Maurice Healy, Solicitor, who appeared for the defendants, asked the constable had he any additional evidence to that given in those cases the last court day, on which occasion the bench refused informations. The Constable said he had no additional evidence to produce and added that the case was dismissed without prejudice. Mr Young and Mr. Mahony were the presiding magistrates. Mr Healy submitted that their worships had no jurisdiction whatever in the case and were not competent to go into it as the bench refused informations the last court day, The constable was guilty of a little less than contempt of court in bringing it there for the second time. Capt. Stokes – It appears there were only two magistrates here. One may have been for conviction and the other against it. Mr. Healy submitted that it did not alter the aspect of the case in the least. A serious charge was made against two policemen in Cork the other day, and they ruled at first that they would not return the men for trial on the evidence which was offered. Did the Crown bring the case forward again? No! They were perfectly conscious that it would not be right to do so. They waited until they had additional evidence. In continuation, Mr. Healy asked their worships were they not administrating the same justice as the magistrates were administering that day fortnight? Their worships decided to go into the case. Constable Boylan deposed that about nine o’clock on the night of the 26th ult. After the public houses were closed at Whitechurch, word was given to him that a row was going on up by the cross. He went up to where the row was. A man named Sheehan who complained to him that he could not pass up the road was struck on the nose with a stone and knocked senseless on the road by witness’s side. He made a charge up to where the parties were from which the stone was thrown. He was met with a shower of stones and retreated. When he ran up, one of the members of the crowd said - ‘Here he is now, give it to him.’ He was then joined by another constable. They went along the ditch on the inside. They (the crowd) were cheering and calling on the Whitechurch parties to come on, and called upon the police to come on too if they thought fit. They (the policemen) jumped over the hedge and told them to stand in the Queen’s name or they would fire on them. In reality, however, they had no firearms. One of the men dropped a stone and Denis Downey of Grenagh, ran away. He (Constable Boylan) pursued and arrested him. All the defendants present were there on that occasion. To Mr. Healy – I said on the last day that the night was dark, but I did not say it was very dark. I had previously to now gone to the public-house and caused those inside to be turned out. He was about thirty yards away from the crowd when Sheehan was struck and he could not say how many persons were there. There may have been 50 or there may have been only 10. Constable James Farry corroborated Constable Boylan’s evidence. Mr. Healy said, with great respect, he submitted to their worships that they were bound to do what their brother magistrates had done the last court day – namely, to refuse informations. On two grounds they should adopt this course – in the first place in the law bearing on the case, which provided that the mere fact being one amongst a riotous crowd did not make a person guilty of riotous conduct. Secondly the facts of the case were insufficient to inculpate the defendants. He would again impress upon the bench that the magistrates had last day dismissed the case, and not a single bit of additional evidence was brought before them now. Capt. Stokes said that anyone who formed part of a riotous crowd countenanced the rioting by so doing and became liable to punishment. Mr. Healy – I say respectfully what your worship says is not law. I heard Baron Fitzgerald lay down the law in such a case. Capt. Stokes – I have had vast experience in the North of riot cases. Where

a man is found in a riotous crowd he is just as guilty as if he were actually caught in a riotous act. The constabulary gave a good character to the defendants. They were all respectable farmers’ sons. Capt. Fagan said in consideration of the good character the defendants received they would not return them for trial but would put them under a rule of bail each in £40 and two sureties in £10 each. Margaret Freal was charged with the larceny of two blankets, two hanks of woollen thread, one petticoat and six sheets, the property of the governors of the Cork District Lunatic Asylum where she had been employed as an assistant in the kitchen. It appeared from the evidence that the prisoner was on the 4th of December leaving her employment in the asylum. As she was proceeding out of the gate, the gate porter demanded to see what was in her trunks. She had two and she showed the contents of one, but refused to open the other until she spoke to the matron. She went back for the matron, brought her down and opened the second trunk which was found to contain the articles mentioned. She was then allowed to depart but the articles were detained. She subsequently proceeded to Glasgow where her arrest was attested. The articles alleged to have been stolen were produced and identified, with the exception of a petticoat, as being the property of the governors of the asylum. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sent to gaol for a month with hard labour. As reported in the Cork Examiner of Tuesday January 15th 1884. The Blarney & District Historical Society Field Trip to Mallow Castle takes place on Thursday May 15th. Members please meet at the entrance to the castle at 7.30 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Dan Doolan, St Anne’s Heritage and Historical Society, Mallow Please Note: Unfortunately due to Health and Safety issues at the Mallow Castle site, this Field Trip is STRICTLY CONFINED TO MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY. The Field Trip to Mourneabbey takes place on Thursday 5th June Please meet at the Monument at Mourneabbey 7.30 p.m. For further details contact Brian Gabriel 087-2153216

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Brooks leads the way with Schools Wood Work Competition

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Brooks Timber & Buildings Supplies (Brooks Haughton) is a leading builders providers with seven branches nationwide. They carry a broad range of products for trade, professionals and retail. Brooks has built up a very good relationship with many local schools by supplying them with high quality materials such as hardwoods, sheet material, and native/imported timber for their woodwork classes. By supplying the schools the staff at Brooks came to realise that the teachers and

pupils put much work into this subject, and they felt that a competition would give them the ideal opportunity to showcase their hard work and encourage students, especially those who are anticipating a career in the wood, design and related industries. Their idea received an enthusiastic response, so much so that Brooks went the extra mile by offering the schools free material to help facilitate their entries. All entries will be displayed in the Brooks branch in Pouladuff, Togher for all their customers to see.

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Plans are well underway for Courtbrack Vintage Society’s Annual Road Run which takes place this year on Sunday, 18th May. The Club has already had a run out this year, with four of its members completing a Tractor Run from Courtbrack to Rosslare at the beginning of April. In Rosslare, they joined up with other Clubs from around the country to greet a contingent of vintage enthusiasts from Wales and all took part in a vintage run around Wexford. On their return from Rosslare, planning for the Club’s annual road run began in earnest. The Road Run, which is open to all vintage vehicles, is expected to draw a large crowd, and promises to be yet another memorable day out with plenty of food to eat and people to meet. All that’s needed is some fine weather on the day. For further details contact the Club PRO, John Mulcahy, on (087) 7838513 or like the Club’s Facebook page.

Busy month at Vicarstown National School

Congratulations to Vicarstown National School who received €600 worth of free books following their Usborne Book fair, hosted by Olivia Lucey, owneroperator of Blarney Children’s Books. Sincere thanks to all who supported the book-fair. Thanks to the generosity and support of the pupils, parents and community, the school has added over 400 new books to its School Library.

Congratulations to Junior Infant Emmet O’Fearacháin, winner of Seachtaine na Gaelige 2014.

Ballincollig’s Got Talent!

An exciting addition to the Belle of Ballincollig festival is the ‘Ballincollig’s got Talent’ competition, which has a first prize of €500 cash. The competition is sponsored by M D O’Shea & Sons (D.I.Y Store & Builders Merchant) and is confined to over 18’s and there is no upper age limit. Auditions will be taking place at the GAA Club Pavilion on Saturday 24th May between 12noon and 4.00pm. Entry fee is €10 per act. The finals will take place on Friday 6th June @ 8pm in the GAA pavilion. More than 7000 secondary school pupils across Transition Year and Fifth Year attended UCC on Thursday 10th April for the annual spring open day for secondary schools including Rory Burke from C.B.C. and Amy Metcalfe, Ballincollig Community School. pic Donagh Glavin

Blarney Guide Unit needs your help

Would you like to become involved in your local guiding unit? If so we would love to hear from you. Blarney Girl Guide Unit is looking for people over 18 who would like to get involved in the units as unit helpers, assistant leaders or leaders. If you would like more information please email with your name and contact number and we will get back to you. Thank you. Angela Murphy District Commissioner Blarney Girl Guides.

Fresh blitz on people who haven’t paid property tax

Congratulations to our 6th class pupils who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 1st.

Thanks to Paul Sheehan who provided some lively Irish music for our Seachtaine Na Gaeilge celebrations.

Homeowners in Cork who never paid the 2012 household tax will not be getting off the hook according to the the Revenue Commissioners’ latest report, a local Accountant has warned. Bernard O’Sullivan, who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Ballincollig said, “ County councils had responsibility for collecting the 100 tax originally but this has now been passed over to the Revenue who have the powers to deduct this unpaid tax directly from your wages if you are a PAYE worker.” Some 250,000 people failed to pay the household charge it is believed. The charge was 100 originally but once penalties and interest are added householders could be faced with a bill as high as 213. In all likelihood the Revenue will next move on to unpaid property tax bills. Bernard said, “The Revenue are getting much better at cross checking data and they are able to find and pursue people who have not yet paid these taxes. They are pretty determined to collect the shortfall’. Bernard has the following advice, “If you receive a letter in error contact Revenue immediately to let them know. If you haven’t paid yet and you can’t afford to, contact the Revenue before they write to you and you may, in certain circumstances be able to negotiate a staged payment plan.”

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event for all levels of wakeboarders from novice to advanced and travels throughout the year in the UK and Ireland. Wakeboarding is a fantastic lifestyle sport and people have already been heading down to Ballyhass on a daily basis to spend time wakeboarding, saying that if offers the same benefits as a gym but in a really fun, outdoor environment. There are several different ways how you can get out on the water, from yearly memberships, to ride packs and learn to wakeboard courses. Ballyhass recommends a beginners lesson to start off with. Perfect for everyone from 10 yrs up. This is a fantastic facility to now have in Munster. Take the time to head out and see what all the fuss is about. All details are on their website at

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Cloghroe National School

Ready, Set, Go! April was yet another busy month in Cloghroe N.S. particularly for our budding athletes. Pupils from 1st to 6th class participated in athletic trials for ‘Cork City Sports’. The athletic team are very busy training and are having great fun preparing for the competition. We certainly have some future Usain Bolts and Sonia O’Sullivans in our midst. Best of luck to everyone competing next month!

the theme of ‘The Construction site’ and ‘The Estate Agents’. If anyone is looking for advice on the property market, why not give our Junior Infants a call?

Fancy a game of chess? 6th class pupils from Mrs. Golden, Ms. McSwiney and Mrs. O’Connor’s class had the opportunity to participate in a chess workshop with Liam Murray. Pupils learnt the rules of the game, before practicing their new skills during a range of chess games with their peers. It has been proven that playing chess can have a positive influence on pupils numeracy and literacy skills, it is shown to develop memory skills and best of all…. it is great fun!

Exploring science! 5th class pupils are currently participating in the “Discover Primary Science” award programme. Pupils and teachers are very busy completing the five steps in the programme and will be submitting their log book in the coming weeks. Pupils explored the concept of absorbency and also used their engineering skills to design a boat. The children used scientific skills such as observing, predicating, estimating, measuring and recording. Pupils also utilised their numeracy skills when completing these experiments. 5th class pupils thoroughly enjoyed completing the programme!

Aistear fun. The fun is continuing in Junior Infants, as pupils learn through play using the Aistear programme. Pupils participate in structured play sessions developing oral language, social skills and covering a range of curricular areas. Pupils are currently working on

Cheque Presentation. We would like to express our gratitude to the pupils and parents who donated so generously to our Skipathon. Cloghroe N.S. presented a cheque for 360 to Karen O’Sullivan from Down Syndrome Ireland. Maith sibh! Sporting stars! Best of luck to Ellen Murphy and Fergal O’Leary as they participate in trials for Cork Primary Games.


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Behind the Castle Walls with Adam, Head Gardener Blarney Castle

An amazingly colourful April

I would venture to say that this has been the best year for a long time for Magnolias, Camellias, Rhododendrons and spring flowers in general. They have been exceptional this month with colour throughout the gardens. The azalea beds that run from the Mansion to the Castle are coming into flower now and will be a sea of colour for the next few weeks. They are definitely worth a visit! We call this area the Belgian Beds as the original stock plants came from Belgium. We added four new beds this spring and are in the process of renovating some of the others. There have been a lot of ‘housekeeping’ jobs to do this month, including mulching beds, edging lawns, pruning and tidying shrubs and when possible a little bit of weed killing on the hard surfaces. I find if you get on top of things early, it makes it a lot easier later. Our newest garden area in the lower rock close is beginning to take shape and expect to see some very interesting developments in the next few weeks. We feel that the design compliments the existing rock close gardens and are very excited about it. Over the last few weeks we have planted around 1000 native primroses throughout the gardens. They were grown from seed sourced in Mallow so they are pure Cork natives. They will compliment our own Blarney Castle primroses and the rest of our collection of Irish cultivars. Jobs for the next few weeks: Plant indoor tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers if you haven’t already, start to tie in and pinch out growth on the grape vine, thin indoor peaches to ensure a good quality crop, sow herbs in six packs and then plant out when they reach a manageable size, this also works well for lettuce. Watch out for slug damage and check for greenfly both indoors and out. A good tip for dealing with greenfly is mix some washing up liquid and water in a jug to make a lot of foam, then apply this foam directly to the infested areas to completely cover the aphids. It is very effective! Now is the time to start thinking about staking herbaceous plants before they become too established. Dahlias can be planted out in the beds now and we will shortly be moving out our more tender ferns and tropical border plants. There is still a risk of frost though so be on standby with horticultural fleece. We recently took stands at Fota Plant Fair and Clare Garden Festival to advertise the gardens and also this year’s Blarney in Bloom (12th July) and while there picked up quite a few rare and interesting plants. Speaking of Blarney in Bloom, it’s shaping up well. There will be a lot of additional features this year, with a programme of gardening talks from expert speakers, the birds of prey returning, interactive arts and crafts displays, specialist plant nurseries, live music and children’s entertainment. It is all in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Anyone wishing to take part please drop me a line at: I look forward to seeing you in the gardens. Adam

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Blarney Holiday Club is open for bookings!

Local children are set for a week of fun and games with the Blarney holiday club run by The Church of Ireland In Blarney which is open to the whole community! The Club has been running for many years now and has been enjoyed by hundreds of kids over the years. We also are building upon the success of our Weekly Toddlers group, monthly Lighthouse activities and the annual family fun morning. The theme of the week is ‘Mega Makers’. it will be full of games, crafts, drama, music and Bible stories as children learn about about how wide and long and high and deep God’s love is. The holiday club runs from 10am – 12.30 from 29th July – 2nd August in Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Blarney and is open to anyone in Primary school, including those beginning in September. Cost this year is only 10 per child for the 5 days. Leader's of the holiday club Revd Robert Ferris and April Gunn said, “We're really looking forward to this year’s holiday club. It promises to be great fun, we’ll learn a lot and it would be fantastic to see lots of children come along.” Advice on the parish website ( ) recommends booking early as numbers need to be limited on Health and Safety grounds. Booking forms are downloadable on the website For more information email, phone the parish office 4877260 or check out

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Trad nights at The Tavern (upstairs) at The Muskerry Arms are back every Wednesday and Thursday from 7-9pm. Gorgeous dinners being served. Spread the word; great food, great fun, great craic!

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Scoil Chroí Íosa, Blarney, starts to prepare for Summer after a busy month

Visit from Sean Kelly MEP. On Friday the 4th of April MEP Sean Kelly visited our school as part of the Blue Star Programme. He discussed his role as an MEP with the senior classes and discussed the foundation of the E.U. The children really enjoyed asking Mr. Kelly questions. He was overwhelmed by the amount of work the children had completed with their teachers on a variety of E.U. countries. Our E.U. experts showed on the European map where their families had links to. We really appreciate Mr. Kelly taking the time to visit us ! Mile buiochas!

anti-bullying initiatives. Now that we have reached a level where 1 in 4 kids are now overweight its vital that parents are supporting the teachers in projects to encourage kids to exercise and eat healthy as well as anti-bullying and other scourges that are now apart of modern life. Through all these initiatives and projects we are hoping to make it a healthier and safer environment for all our kids to flourish. Scoil Chroi Iosa would like to thank all the parents that attended our open night.

Preparing for Summer. As the Summer holidays are drawing near, all classes are getting exciting about school tours, our annual fun day, sponsored walk and all the great opportunites that the fine weather brings us.

Tennis Lessons. 6th Class have been enjoying tennis lessons over the last few weeks. They are learning lots of new skills and keeping fit. Wimbeldon watch out. Sciath na Scól. The boys and girls are enjoying participating in the Sciath na Scól tournament at the moment. It is almost coming to an end so keep an eye out.Lets hope we get a day out in Pairc Uí Chaoimh. Thank you from the Parents Association. The Parents Association wishes to thank Supervalu and the Blarney community who donated so generously to the school. A big thank you to the parents and students who gave up so much of their time to collect on behalf of the school.

Last month there was a Sports and Nutrition Open Night for Parents discussing AntiBullying and Internet with member of ISPCC; a Nutritionist discussing Healthy Eating and Healthy Lunch box ideas; Health Promotion Officer from the HSE; and Llocal clubs discussing the Importance of sports in kids lives. Working with the support of the HSE, Scoil Chroi Iosa has made made a commitment to working together to create, support and strengthen a health promoting school environment. Over the next few years our aim is to continue the work of the Active School flag team in encouraging increased levels of physical activity as well as updating our nutrition policy, promoting mental health through friendship and

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Inniscarra Sailing & Kayaking Club - your local sailing & kayaking club

Inniscarra Sailing and Kayaking Club is a locally run family friendly club based on the Inniscara Lake at Inishleena recreation area. The club welcomes new members - no previous experience required and all ages can participate. The club activities are kayaking, sailing and radio controlled sailboats. The kayakers use the lake but also travel to other parts of the county and beyond eg Lakes of Killarney, Castletownsend and Cork Harbour. The sailing on the lake tends to be easy going around a course, although some sailors do travel to regional and national events to represent their club. The light winds of the lake are particularily suitable for the radio controlled sailboats which have a keen following. All activities are run throughout the whole year. Members are kept informed through club run website, regular emails and texts. On Saturday 12th April had a display at Ballincollig Shopping Centre, to build awareness in the local area and to invite anyone who would like to find out more to come along to the lake and have a look. On the Sunday the display was followed by a Family Barbeque on the lakeshore open to all. So far the display & barbeque have attracted much interest and the club has got some new people out on the water already. Members are friendly and are eagar to share their knowledge of and answer any questions about the sport and the lake. Currently the club does not run sailing or kayaking courses but if interest grows further we will organise some courses. The club has a clubhouse, storage for members kayaks etc and owns some dinghies for use by members. No need to buy a boat to go sailing in this club!

Tadhg Twomey, Triona Twomey and Joey Long, from Inniscarra Sailing & Kayaking Club At all times safety is the number one priority, so all sailing events operate when the club safety boat (operated by a qualified driver) is on standby. Sailing and kayaking are currently run on Sunday afternoons at 2pm. So if you have no experience or perhaps you have kayaked or sailed in the past but have not had a chance to get out there again, this could be the club for you. For more information on how to join in the fun please see website or call tel 086 8239974 Máire Hitchen, Gemma O'Mahony, Gurranbraher and Samantha Coomey, Ballincollig at the CIT Sports Awards which honoured its exceptional sporting students and clubs. pic Darragh Kane

Roisín Ormond, Kerrypike, Rebecca Downey, Lisa Cronin and Ellen Cummins, Ballyphehane at the CIT Sports Awards which honoured its exceptional sporting students and clubs. pic Darragh Kane

Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig are the Paddy Drummond Cup champions after winning the Masita All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior B football final in Croke Park. The Cork school failed to score in the final ten minutes but super-sub Declan Hyland’s goal within seconds of his introduction proved to be enough for John O’Shea’s men. St. Aidan’s had started the game the better of the two sides when Conor Kavanagh found the net inside two minutes. However, Ballincollig were level after 12 minutes thanks to points from Sean O’Donoghue (2) and Aaron O’Raw. The Dublin school continued to create the better chances without ever pulling away and the two sides exchanged points right up to the half-hour mark when it looked like they would go in level. St. Aidan’s though finished the half the stronger and points from Aaron Elliott and Gavin King saw them take a two-point lead into half-time; 1-4 to 0-5. Ballincollig levelled things up within two minutes of the restart thanks to two close-range O’Donoghue frees but they couldn’t get their noses in front and three unanswered points in a five-minute spell from St. Aiden’s put them in control. Once again though, the Cork school answered with three points of their own before an inspired substitution changed the game; Declan Hyland finding the back of the net within 30 seconds of his introduction to make it 1-11 to 1-8 after 49 minutes to give Ballincollig their first lead of the game. This time it was St. Aidan’s turn to fight back but two missed frees from Kavanagh didn’t help their cause. However, the half-forward made amends with two points in the space of a minute to bring his team back within a score with three minutes to play. However, despite a disallowed goal, they failed to trouble the scoreboard operators again. Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig 1-11 Scoil Aodháin 1-10

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Ballincollig Hurling & Football Club are organising their 5K Road Run again this year for Thursday 5th June. The run is taking place as part of the week long Belle Of Ballincollig Festival, which is now in its 33rd year. The road run, which is sponsored by Ross Oil, will start at the lower car park in the Clubs facilities in the Powdermills and head westwards past the Medical Centre and VCE and out the new road past BCS and the Church of Christ Our Light. It will then turn left out on to the Main Road left past Oriel House Hotel and left again at the traffic lights – back down to the club, Entry fee is 10. Registration is on the day and there will be many prizes for both men and women. Further information available from Richard Hickey on (086) 2536553 Cian O'Keeffe, Mallow, and Ciaran Buckley, Ballincollig at the Life Long Learning Festivals Train With Your Sporting Heroes in CIT. pic Darragh Kane

Cork Educational Training Board CEO Ted Owens and Chairperson Cllr Gerry Kelly pictured with, above, Breandain O’Lionaird Colaiste Ghobnatan,Tomás Ó hÁileasa captian Colaiste Ghobnatan and, below, Michelle Sliney Colaiste Choilm, Seán O’Donoghue captian Colaiste Choilm as Cork ETB honoured the All Ireland GAA winning school captains at County Hall recently. pic Gerard McCarthy

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Mark Kelleher from Eire Og and Sarah Kelleher from Ballinora pictured at the launch of Mercy Hospital and Rebel Og Sponsored Fun Walks. Children who are battling Leukaemia in Cork benefited from funding provided by their own peers as thousands of young GAA players from all over Cork city and county helped fundraise for their clubs and the Mercy Hospitallast month by participating in a series of sponsored Fun Walks. pic Gerard McCarthy

Jockey Davy Russell and Trainer Jim Culloty were named Cork Persons of the Month to mark their recent Cheltenham Gold Cup win. Their names now also go forward for possible selection as Cork Persons of Year at an awards lunch at years end in Cork. Davy Russell triumphed on 20 - 1 shot, Lord Windermere, who was trained by Jim Culloty at his North Cork stables. "Winning the Gold Cup is something every jockey dreams about," said a delighted Davy Russell. Jim Culloty, trainer of Lord Windermere, becomes only the fourth man to both train and ride a Gold Cup winner and this most recent win was the first Irish success in eight years. A homecoming parade was held at Jim's Mount Corbitt Stables in Churchtown. Jim also won the Aintree Grand National as a jockey, back in 2002.

Donoughmore Basketball Club C who were runners up to Mallow in the final of the Cork Ladies Basketball Under 12 B Championship at Neptune Stadium. pic Mike English Neptune Basketball Club who lost to St. Vincent's Dublin in the quarter final of the Billy Kelly Memorial Under 17 Tournament. pic Mike English

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Excellent season celebrated at Tower FC awards night

Biggest moaner award went to Richard McSweeney, presented by Dermot Lehane.

Tower FC held its’ annual awards night in Aunties Bar Tower last month. Trophies were presented by past players and committee members, with the most prestigious award of Player of the Season being won by Shane O’Keeffe. On the night the local businesses were thanked for their support, and Dave and Carmel O’Callaghan were thanked for sponsoring the trophies. Thanks were also given to John Irwin, Bart Murphy

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and Mick McSweeney for their hard work behind the scenes, along with all the players who played throughout the season and were invited back to play again next season. A great night was had by all and a final thank you was given to everyone who purchased tickets for the draw on the night supporting the ongoing development of the club.

Terry McSweeney got an honorary award for service presented by Michael McSweeney.

Miss of the season was collected by David Gaffney on behalf of Graham Falvey, presented by Gerry C Hurley. Miss of the season was collected by David Gaffney on behalf of Graham Falvey, presented by Gerry C Hurley. Goal of the season went to Martin McCauliffe, presented by Bart Murphy.

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Blarney United crowned under 18 Division 1 Champions

Captain Luke Conroy is presented with the Under 18 Division 1 league trophy

Blarney United under 18 Division 1 Champions! Blarney Under 18s clinch league title at home to Brooklodge/Riverstown with a 4-0 performance that was worthy of being crowned Champions. Going in to this final game of the season for both teams a draw would have been enough to see Blarney lift the title, where as a victory for Brooklodge /Riverstown would see them crowned Champions all to play for on the day. Blarney started very well with Eric Baxter and Martin O’Sullivan cool and composed at the heart of the defence and it was O’Sullivans ball from the back that released striker Sean O’Brien on 20 minutes to break the dead lock O’Brien raced through one on one with the Brooklodge keeper who narrowed the angle but O Brien lobbed with a classy finish. Blarney continued to dominate the first half but it was not until just before half time that they added the second goal. Blarney were awarded a corner and David Murray found Sean

Cronin at the edge of the box and his first time strike flew through the crowed penalty box and into the net. Blarney continued the second half as they finished the first with Ray Murphy and Cronin pulling the strings in midfield and Chief tormentor Sean O’Brien up front proving to much for Brooklodge/Riverstown to handle, O’Brien went on to score two more goals to finish with his hat trick and the deserving Man of the Match award. Blarney did get a late scare when Brooklodge/Riverstown were awarded a late penalty but keeper and Captain Luke Conroy guessed correctly to keep a clean sheet a round off a fine team performance. Manager Neil Twomey paid tribute to his players after the game and a league title was a great way and very deserving of his team who worked hard throughout the season and kept believing right down to the last game.

Man of the Match Sean O’Brien with the league Cup, Gary O’Brien, Sean O’Brien Snr and Kevin O’Brien.

Manager Neil Twomey with the under 18 Division 1 league trophy. Blarney United Under 18 league Champions

Cork Hurler Stephen McDonnell signing an autograph for Frankie Griffen from Ballincollig at the Life Long Learning Festivals Train With Your Sporting Heroes in CIT.. pic Darragh Kane

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Novena to the Sacred Heart. Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one. (Mention favour) Take 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 three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail (PL)

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Novena to the Sacred Heart. Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one. (Mention favour) Take 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 three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail (KOL)

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Novena to the Sacred Heart. Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one. (Mention favour) Take 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 three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail (CCH)

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