Cycling to success at the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

Posted on: 5th October, 2015

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Despite a mid-summer launch, and rain every second day, the committee of Clonakilty Community Cycle Scheme is delighted to announce that it has not only hit its targets for this year, but has exceeded them, proving that the scheme is financially sustainable going into the future.

The success of the scheme will be recognised at the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards 2015, where it has been named as a finalist in the community category. This category recognises partnerships that promote sustainable energy practices at community level, delivering socioeconomic benefits. Committee members and supporters will travel to Dublin on October 2 for the presentation ceremony and hope to come home with the gold.

Nationally and internationally the Clonakilty Community Cycle Scheme is garnering great interest. Several high level Irish politicians will be visiting the town in early October to examine its workings, and the committee deals with enquiries from communities all over Europe who have been inspired to replicate the scheme. “We’re delighted with how the scheme has taken off,” says Director Michael O’Neill. “We’re more than happy to offer advice and guidance to others.”

Membership of the bike scheme is available to locals for just €20 a year whilst visitors can purchase a guest membership for approximately €10, depending on the length of their holiday. The first hour of use is free with subsequent hours charged at €1, up to a maximum of €10 per day. With safety in mind, users receive a special high-visibility jacket, helmet and information booklet detailing cycle routes in the locality. Membership can be purchased at any drop and collect hotel.

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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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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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