Inaugural dawn walk for Pieta House

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Posted on: 6th May, 2014

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: Mary O'Brien

Above: Back l-r: Monsignor O’Donovan, members of the local organising committee Imelda O’Keefe, Viv Mulqueen, Timotea Corcoran; front: Sylvia O’Driscoll Wong, Manager Pieta House Centre Cork and Kieran O’Brian, Pieta House

Pieta House fundraising walk, ‘Darkness Into Light’, will take place in Clonakilty for the first time this year on May 10. Pieta House provide a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicide distress and those who engage in self harm and treated over 4,000 people in Ireland last year alone. A new facility has recently opened in Cork City in Bishopstown,  which will make Pieta more accessible for people in the West Cork community.

The walk in Clonakilty will start and finish at Clonakilty GAA Club Ahamilla, and will proceed into Clonakilty down Western Road, doing a circuit of Kent St and Pearse St before heading back out Western Road. Participants are asked to pre register for this event online via  www.dil.pieta.ie/  or at the Registration Office open in the Phoenix Bar, Pearse St, Clonakilty from Friday, May 2 to Friday, May 9 from 12 to 4pm daily. It is hoped that Registration Offices will be open this weekend in Bandon, Skibbereen and Dunmanway. Please check www.facebook.com/pages/Darkness-into-Light-Clonakilty/ for details.

Participants are asked to arrive early, between 3 and 3.30am, dress warmly and bring a torch. Registration will be open on the night and those who have not pre-registered are asked to come early to avoid delays. Refreshments will be provided after the event in Clonakilty GAA Club.

With the event being held in 39 venues in Ireland this year, Pieta hopes to double the participants and bring much needed services to people in the local community.

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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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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.

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