Rathbarry National School links old with new


Posted on: 8th September, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Above is the winner of €1,000 in the June Quarterly Fundraising Draw. (L-R) Declan Carroll, Michael Nagle, Gahanive, Joseph Hodnett and Ann Kearns Principal. Two more draws will take place on Saturday September 6 and Saturday December 6 so get your tickets now.

A ‘Fashion Extravaganza’ to be held on October 9 is just one element of an innovative fundraising scheme to complete payments on a fabulous new extension at Rathbarry National School, which was opened on Thursday, August 28 to the delight of teachers, pupils and parents.

The Fashion Show, with special guest Peter Kelly (aka Franc), promises to be a great night out packed with fantastic goodie bags, raffle prizes, food and wine (see advert on this page for details).

Rathbarry National School was  granted permission to build a much needed extension to the existing building to secure the future of the school. Teachers and parents were delighted with the plans, as they were in keeping with the original school design.

The development work involved some minimal restructuring to the existing school, demolition of one of the existing side-buildings and then the greatly anticipated construction of a new extension. To fund the development, the school received a much-appreciated grant to cover the construction of a new ‘stand-alone’ classroom.

In conjunction with this development, school management decided to construct a link between the new classroom and the existing school building. As the grant received did not cover the cost of this additional link, a fundraising committee was set up to focus on raising the requisite funds to make the entire school extension project a reality.

The additional building  work cost in the region of €35,000 to complete. Fundraising such an amount is a huge ask in any community, but the people of Rathbarry and the surrounding area continue to respond to the school’s request for help and support.

On September 28, a Vintage Run will be held at 11am near the village hall, followed by a family fun day starting at 2pm. Registration takes place before the run starts at 11.

You can also support the school by purchasing a building block for €100. Blocks can also be purchased directly at Castlefreke Post Office, Rathbarry National School  or from any member of the fundraising committee: Kieran Callanan (087 2805758), Declan Carroll (086 3714449), Joseph Hodnett (086 2454823), Ann Kearns (023 8840651), John O’Donovan (086 3298433), Noel O’Donovan (087 2399737), Dominic Whelton (087 6834407) .

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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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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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