Clonakilty Wellness Week in its third year and flourishing

Posted on: 8th February, 2016

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

Clonakilty Wellness Committee is currently putting together a great programme of events for Wellness Week, which this year takes place from Tuesday, May 3 to Saturday, May 7. This year the focus will be on all that is good about our local mental health service. Mental health services are continuously evolving and becoming more recovery-focused.

Wellness Week will provide a number of workshops on stress management, Christian meditation, nutrition, mindfulness, recovery stories and reflexology. Talks will be provided by a variety of mental health professionals and service users (Expert by Experience). There will also be an opportunity to hear about new developments, in particular ‘Open Dialogue’. This approach is currently been piloted in the Bantry Sector under Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Pat Backen. It is an approach that encourages family and social network involvement from the start.

The committee encourages involvement from the community to run workshops; over the past two years the Community Arts Centre, the Wheelchair Association and Tabour lodge are just a few of the groups that have been involved. If you are interested in running a workshop or want an opportunity to highlight an event, please contact Clonakilty Wellness Committee by emailing Adrienne.adams@hse.ie or Sandra.goldhawk@hse.ie. You can also contact them on 087 6599526.

The committee is very grateful for the support of SVP, Cork Mental Health Foundation, the HSE and Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce; in addition the generosity of the local community.

The Wellness Week annual coffee morning fundraiser is taking place on Sunday, March 6 in Clonakilty Parish Centre from 9am to 2pm. The theme is ‘The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’.  There will be face painting, a cake sale, raffle and local musicians, followed by upcoming Girl Band Dispersion.

‘There is no health without mental health – mental health is everybody’s business’.

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Submarines, American Sailors, and the Underwater War in Irish Waters, 1917-1918
by Dr John Borgonovo in The Parish Centre, Clonakilty
on Thursday Oct 26 2017 at 8.30 pm

In 1917, unrestricted submarine warfare by German U-boats brought the United States into WWI and created a crisis in Britain. To defeat the submarine menace, an American naval fleet was dispatched to County Cork, bringing about 10,000 sailors with it. This talk will explain the circumstances of this extraordinary event, and how Cork residents dealt with their unexpected American guests.

Dr John Borgonovo is a lecturer in the School of History at UCC. His publications include Spies, Informers, and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin' Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921; The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918; Exercising a close vigilance over their daughters: Cork women, American sailors, and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18; Something in the Nature of a Massacre: The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited (with Andy Bielenberg). His latest publication (with co-authors John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy) is the highly acclaimed and magnificient Atlas of the Irish Revolution. In July of this year, he organised a very successful conference on Winning the Western Approaches - Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland 1917-1918.
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11th October, 2017  ·  

Apple Juicing Day in Clonakilty next Sunday Sept 30th. All welcome to bring their apples from 2-6pm to the Clonakilty Community Garden (on entrance road to Clonakilty Lodge).

Building on the success of its inaugural 2016 event, local voluntary environmental organisation Sustainable Clonakilty invites people to bring along their apples and press them to extract their own juice to take home, using the group's Apple Press.

Volunteers will be at hand to assist in the procedure. Bring along your apples washed; clean containers to freeze your juice (milk/juice bottles or cartons, plastic bottles with caps); clean, sterilised glass bottles to pasteurise with swing caps or suitable for 26 mm diameter metal cap.

A limited number of new 3 litres juice bags that are suitable for freezing and pasteurising, can be purchased for a nominal fee on the day also.

This is a free community event and donations will be welcome to cover costs.

For further information, please contact Xavier at xavierdubuisson@gmail.com or text at 086/0476124.
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