‘Darkness Into Light’ walk coming to Clon

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Posted on: 7th April, 2014

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

Pieta House ‘Darkness Into Light’ walk will take place in Clonakilty for the first time this year, on May 10 at 4am. Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self harm or suicide, recently opened in Bishopstown in Cork City. Pieta offers free counselling to people who suffer with self harm and or suicidal thoughts. Pieta House now has a staff of 170 and the demand for its services hasn’t let up. In 2013, nearly 4,000 people came to Pieta House for help and the numbers contacting the service are rising all the time.

Darkness Into Light is Pieta’s annual fundraising event. The Clonakilty route starts and finishes at Clonakilty GAA Club and will come down Western Road, down Kent St, Rossa St, Pearse St and back out to the GAA Club. The start time is 04:15am.

Registrater online at dil.pieta.ie or at the registration office in Pearse St, Clonakilty from Saturday, April 12. Adults €25, cheaper rates for OAP’s, Social Welfare recipients and children. Registration will also be available on the morning of the walk, but it is advisable to pre register.

Darkness Into Light is not just about fundraising. It is a celebration of life, it is a challenge to the stigma within society and ourselves, and it is a coming together of people in support of those people in our community who may suffer.

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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.

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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.

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