A hub of activity in Clonakilty

Posted on: 9th October, 2017

Category: Home, Garden & Environment

Contributor: West Cork People

The new geodesic dome at Clonakilty Community Garden was officially opened by Joy Larkcom, inspirational vegetable grower, writer and supporter of the project, on Friday, September 22.

Clonakilty Community Garden originated as a resource for asylum seekers living in Clonakilty, providing a space for growing their food and somewhere they could experience fulfilling work and integration. In addition to providing improved nutrition and physical activity, the garden has major mental health benefits.

With the wider community rallying around the project, it is evolving as a Community Sustainable Innovation Hub for various education and demonstration initiatives ranging from gardening to sustainable energy to biodiversity.

It will provide an open space to the many community groups already established in Clonakilty to co-design and create innovative solutions to our community’s sustainable development challenges.

On Friday afternoon there were a number of informative talks at the dome, ranging from vegetable growing to how to build your very own dome using bicycle wheels.

That evening, as part of Culture Night celebrations, Clonakilty Friends of Asylum Seekers, Clonakilty Community Art Centre and members of the public gathered together in the new dome for an immersive evening of culture and entertainment.

The development of the Community Sustainable Innovation Hub is a collaboration between GIY Clonakilty, Clonakilty Friends of Asylum Seekers, the residents of the Direct Provision Centre, the Lyons Club, the Tidy Town committee, Permaculture Clonakilty, Sustainable Clonakilty and the Cope Foundation.

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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

For more information please contact hilary.mccarthy6@gmail.com
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