Launch of Clonakilty Community Youth Centre fundraising drive

Posted on: 5th October, 2017

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

The official launch of a ‘fundometer’ at the proposed new Clonakilty Community Youth Centre, next to Deasy’s carpark, took place on September 7. Passersby on the bypass road will have noticed the large sign, which was recently installed on the gable of the council-owned building. The fundometer will show how a fundraising campaign for the youth centre is progressing.

At a recent meeting of the West Cork Municipal District, there was unanimous support from the elected representatives present for a request to arrange a lease, for a nominal annual fee, between Cork County Council and the Clonakilty Community Youth Centre Committee. An extension and some internal works will need to be done to this building, costing approximately €50,000.

A dedicated committee of adults and young people have plotted-out a calendar of fundraising events for the next few months, including a concert by Tommy Fleming at Clonakilty Church on October 20, but would still welcome other initiatives or sponsorship from the public. Please contact Chairman Anthony McDermott on 087 6205146 or PRO Paul Hayes on 086 8589019.

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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.

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