Clonakilty Chamber’s Breakfast Brief proves a huge success

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Posted on: 3rd November, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Above: Noel Lawlor, Mayor of Cork County, Cllr Alan Coleman, Mayor of Clonakilty Colette Twomey, Owen O'Brien and Walt Hampton

The recent Breakfast Briefing hosted by Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce brought over 100 business people together to listen to Owen O’Brien, Lecturer and Resident Entrepreneur at University College Cork and Walt Hampton, Executive Director of Summit Success and founder of the Positive Leadership Academy.

Owen has created and managed several businesses over 25 years both here and in the UK and he passed on his Principles of Entrepreneurship to a rapt audience. Among the gems of wisdom he passed on was the need to be determined to succeed no matter what. “There are opportunities everywhere, you just need to get on and do it!”  Owen also told those present not to be afraid to make a profit for it is crucial to business success. This successful entrepreneur shared the knowledge and experience gained over 25 years of starting and exiting several successful businesses and all present were grateful for that.

Walt Hampton captivated the entire room with his inspirational talk on Time Mastery. “We are all so busy and we all want to manage time but time cannot be managed. People complain that they don’t have enough time. The truth is that we have all the time in the world. We have the same amount of time as presidents and kings. We have all the time that there is.”  Walt showed how to make the best use of our time, how to live in the moment and how to enjoy life. Among other things, Walt is a high altitude mountaineer, adventure photographer, blue water sailor, ultra distance runner, as well, he is an attorney, best selling author of The Power Principles of Time Master: Do Less. Make More. Have Fun.

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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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In May 2016, Kerry man Tom Crean, along with Ernest Shackleton and four other crew members, landed the James Caird lifeboat on the rocky isle of South Georgia. The navigation of that small boat, across 1500 km through icy winds and towering seas, is regarded as the greatest ever feat of navigation. They then trekked across the forbidding and inhospitable mountains and glaciers of South Georgia to seek help for the rest of their crew, who were left behind on Elephant Island after their ship, the Endurance, was crushed by the Antarctic ice.

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