Bandon puts on its running shoes

Posted on: 7th April, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Save a date in your diary this May Bank Holiday for the Bandon Half Marathon, 10K and 6 mile walk, which will take place on Saturday, May 3. Now in its fourth year, the event continues to attract large numbers for the three individual events. It is again organised by two of Bandon’s premier sporting clubs, Bandon Rugby and Bandon Athletic Clubs, for which it is a joint fundraiser.  Every cent raised goes directly back into each organisation ultimately benefiting the community as a whole.  The Rugby Club continues to nurture younger players through its Academy and the Athletic Club is pursuing the goal of building an all weather running track in the town. Bandon AC this year celebrates 50 years in existence and with a membership now exceeding 600, it is one of the top clubs in Munster.

Entry for the Half Marathon and 10K is open on line on www.bandonhalfmarathon.com.  Entry for the six-mile walk will be on the morning of the event and includes family entry.  The course remains the same in each case, with a downhill finish along the Castle Road into the town centre and HQ for the event is Bandon Rugby Club. Ample parking will be available here and all participants are welcome back for post race refreshments and prize giving.

Main sponsors Caulfield’s Supervalu, Kinetica, The Edge and Bandon Office Supplies are again on board for this event.  The road races which are AAI approved will be chip timed with prizes in all the usual race categories.  There will be a bonus prize for anybody breaking the existing course record in both the Half Marathon and 10k.  Full information on the website or contact 087 6373 430. Check Facebook Bandon Half Marathon for regular updates.

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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.

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