Clonakilty branch of the Irish Red Cross celebrates the opening of new premises

3/9/2016 Clonakilty Red Cross Branch members Eleanor O'Mahony and Mary Burke pictured cutting the ribbon to officially open the new premises for the Clonakilty Red Cross. Photo Jonathan Tyner (REPO FREE)

Posted on: 10th October, 2016

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, the members of the Clonakilty branch of the Irish Red Cross celebrated the official opening of their branch premises at Clogheen Industrial Estate Clonakilty.

Present at the opening were Cllr Christopher O Sullivan on behalf of the county mayor, Mayor of Clonakilty Mr Anthony Mc Dermott, Jim Daly TD, Margaret Murphy O Mahony TD, Michael Collins TD, Mr Pat Carey National Chairperson of the Irish Red Cross along with other members of the national committee of the Irish Red Cross.

As part of the afternoon of events, the branch presented certificates to the cadets group on the completion of their practical first aid course in previous weeks while also relaunching the branches 4×4 ambulance, which was totally revamped earlier in the year.

In his speech, branch chairperson Mr Padraig O’Reilly thanked everyone for attending the official opening, he reflective on his time in the Red Cross and how the local branch has grown in strength and success over the years.

He thanked the many people and organisations who have helped over the many years of the branches existence, for the storing of ambulance vehicle or even the loan of a room to conduct meetings.

He said how lucky the branch was to live in a community such as the town of Clonakilty and he said that many businesses and groups have donated much needed funds to the branch over the years which has ensured that the branch has kept two vehicles on the road and now to have a branch premises.

He reflected on members who had passed away and the contribution that they had given to the success of the branch and said that these people must never be forgotten and that the members must cherish the moments that they had with them.

The official cutting of the ribbon was done by Eleanor O’Mahony, wife of the late John O’Mahony, who was branch chairperson when he passed away; and by Mary Burke mother of the late Chloe Burke, who was Health and Social Care Officer when she passed away; while Mr Pat Carey National Chairperson of the Irish Red Cross unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.

Latest News Articles:

New tours give a taste of the Lee Valley
More than €30,000 raised for charity as crowds flock to Ford 100 Fest in Ballinascarthy
Opening of new all-inclusive pool places Dunmanway at centre of West Cork for sport and recreation
Bantry Harbour Marina officially opens
West Cork named top food destination
Tourist numbers up in Bantry and Beara this summer
Brookpark Community Enterprise Centre
Global Shares to create 80 new jobs
Ford 100 Fest on Ford family farm to mark 100 years of Ford in Ireland
A Taste of West Cork Food Festival launches delectable programme

Join us on Facebook

Dúchas Clonakilty's first lecture for the Autumn promises to be of huge interest to all: Emerging from the Shadow of Tom Crean – The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Thursday September 28th 8.30pm.

Lecture by Aileen Crean O’Brien & Bill Sheppard

In May 2016, Kerry man Tom Crean, along with Ernest Shackleton and four other crew members, landed the James Caird lifeboat on the rocky isle of South Georgia. The navigation of that small boat, across 1500 km through icy winds and towering seas, is regarded as the greatest ever feat of navigation. They then trekked across the forbidding and inhospitable mountains and glaciers of South Georgia to seek help for the rest of their crew, who were left behind on Elephant Island after their ship, the Endurance, was crushed by the Antarctic ice.

One hundred years later, Crean’s grandaughter, Aileen Crean O’Brien, set off with her sons and partner to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps. Join Aileen and Bill to hear of their adventures (and misadventures) on the Southern Ocean and the island of South Georgia.
... See MoreSee Less

7th September, 2017  ·  

Caheragh are holding a Modern,Classic & Vintage Run next Sunday 10th September at the Travellers Rest in Aid of The Aisling Tanner Fund. Registration 11am. Run starting @ 12.45. ... See MoreSee Less

4th September, 2017  ·  

Dunmanway Historical Association regrets to announce that the talk on Sile na Gig which was to take place on Thursday, 24th August in Atkins hall @ 8:30pm has been cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less

18th August, 2017  ·  

Jump to:

Top