Bike it around Skibbereen and Ballydehob

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Skibbereen and Ballydehob Cycling Club is inviting people to join them as a guest for up to two cycles or to enjoy all cycles by becoming a club member. The club meets at Skibbereen Heritage Centre every Sunday morning, with routes to suit all.

Those used to a slightly faster pace, over 20km or more, will enjoy weekly 9am cycles whilst the 11am cycles are of varied pace and distance. Routes are decided on the day.

Planned Sunday 11am cycles for the rest of 2014 are: Moderate Pace Cycles (12km to 25km) November 9 and 23, December 7; Gentle Pace Cycles (10km to 20km) – November 2 and 30.

Family Cycles (6km to 16km) –November 16, December 14.

Christmas Cycle for all – December 21 (also December 28, if met with demand).

The club is affiliated to Cycling Ireland and is supported by the Corks Sports Partnership.

Membership is €20 for the remainder of 2014 and just €40 in January for the full year of 2015.

To join the club or for more information, email skibb.ballydehob.cyclingclub@gmail.com or phone 087 9242222 / 087 7589716.

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Submarines, American Sailors, and the Underwater War in Irish Waters, 1917-1918
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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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