Beds required for cyclists taking part in this year’s Cycle Against Suicide

Posted on: 7th April, 2015

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

Above: Clonakilty Community College 4th year students Shane Tanner, John Harte and Shane Enright supporting The Cycle Against Suicide, which stops in Clonakilty on May 6 for a break. Clonakilty Community College will officially welcome and provide refreshments for the cyclists while Jim Breene, founder of Cycle Against Suicide, will address the youth of Clonakilty.

Cycle Against Suicide in partnership with Homestay.com, is looking for homeowners throughout Ireland, including West Cork, to provide overnight accommodation for the thousands of cyclists taking part in this year’s event.

The cycle which begins in Belfast on Monday, April 27 and ends in Dublin on Sunday, May 10, covers 1,400 kms and over the two week period, the Homestay programme provides an opportunity for people to open up their homes to the participants, providing them with a warm meal, a chance to freshen up and a bed for the night. Research shows that this is a hugely rewarding experience for both the homeowner and the cyclist alike. It provides a chance to lend support in a very tangible way to Cycle Against Suicide without necessarily taking part in the cycle.

Three hundred beds are needed to host participants for overnight stops in Bantry on Monday, May 4 and Skibbereen on Tuesday, May 5. To play your part in spreading the message, that ‘it’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help’, contact the Local Homestay Coordinators: Bantry: Marie Spillane on 086 232 8150 or spillanesgala@gmail.com. Skibbereen: Richie Keating on 087 2940087 or cashcskibb@gmail.com.

There are also some free fun run/walks being held to raise awareness of the Cycle locally and help spread the message further. These include Bantry on April 11 — Bantry Athletics Club at 9am; Skibbereen on April 9 — West Cork Hotel/Hurleys Garage (1km route). Come dressed in costume/orange. Fun for all the family.

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13th April, 2018  ·  

An evening on the 'Balance of Feeling Good' by Clonakilty Gaa Club Health and Wellbeing Committee followed by Guest Speaker, Cork GAA Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy.

Paddy Duggan, former Principal of Clonakilty Community College, will be MC on the night, facilitating a discussion on getting the balance of feeling good.
Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

This is a public event, free of charge and everyone is invited and very welcome to attend.
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12th April, 2018  ·  

The Cast of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are on their way to the All-Ireland finals, having won 26 awards, including five best of Festivals, at the Amateur Drama League of Ireland annual three act festivals. The play ‘No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize Winning Author is directed by Jennifer Williams.

One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

Having met by chance in a pub, two aging writers continue a long night of drinking and reminiscing in a stately London home. As the night wears on, their conversation wanders through memories long forgotten or invented. Is their encounter real or a delusion? Are they strangers or do they share a past history? When unexpected guests intrude upon an increasingly surreal evening, the atmosphere quickly changes from friendly to threatening, and the encounter becomes a game of survival.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by emailing schulldramagroup@gmail.com

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