Dúchas Clonakilty AGM

Posted on: 10th March, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

The first AGM of Dúchas-Clonakilty Heritage was held the Parish Centre recently with Cathaoirleach John Loughnan extending a welcome to all and thanking everyone for their commitment since the organisation was founded almost two years ago.

The group has raised great awareness and interest in local history and heritage and John also thanked the various sub committees (lectures, museum), especially the Clon 400 committee, which was extremely active last year.

He paid tribute to the dozens of organisations and groups in the community, in particular the schools and three main churches, who embraced the commemorative year with enthusiasm and pride. As a result of their involvement, many of the events organised by these groups have pledged to continue to make them annual events going forward.

Rúnaí Rachael Cronin outlined a lengthy report of dozens of lectures, field trips and entertainment events, which were all well attended and all had their own different audiences. A number of publications have come on stream as well as a DVD of the ‘Lá Mór’ when President Higgins came to town.

John Horan Cisteóir outlined the financial situation, which proved to be healthy on the bottom line.

Officers elected for the coming year are Cathaoirleach: John Loughnan; Rúnaí: Marian O’ Leary; Cisteóir: Anthony Brennan; PRO: Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin.

Under AOB, Tomás Tuipéar reminded all present of the governments plan to abolish the Town Council and the related position of Town Mayor in May of this year. He put forward a proposal that Clonakilty should not allow the position of Mayor to be broken after over 400 years, and that a sub committee be set up to plan the organisation of electing by popular vote of the people a community-type ceremonial Mayor who would represent the town and it’s people at important events and when dignitaries came to the area. This idea received the support of the meeting.

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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.

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