A Table Quiz was held in The Thatch last February. It was a great social occasion for us all. The atmosphere was pleasant, enjoyable and full of banter.
We had a round of dingbats which posed rather tricky for even the bright sparks among us! Many people were lucky enough to win an attractive spot prize. Many thanks to all our generous sponsors. At half time the management of The Thatch provided tasty finger food. Next year’s quiz is already booked!
Do come along and join us next time!
Inch School 50 Years Old
Inch school has celebrate 50 years of serving the community from its premises at the top of Inch Hill.
This milestone was marked with a great celebration where old staff and new joined past pupils and current pupils for an afternoon of music, chat and a chance to catch up.
Talk on Women’s Health
Dr. Lynda O’Callaghan of The Health Centre, Carrigtwohill was invited by the Community Council to give a talk on Women’s Health. This information evening took place in Killeagh Community Centre on Thursday June 16th. There was a great attendance on the night. Dr. Lynda covered many aspects of Women’s Health. These included the importance of healthy eating, regular exercise and the importance of regular breast checks. After the talk the doctor was asked many questions regarding issues which had arisen. Those present were high in their praise for this informative evening and benefitted hugely from it.
Retirement of Fr. Broderick
On September 14th Fr. John Broderick retired as Parish Priest of Killeagh/Inch. A large congregation attended his Mass of Thanksgiving on the previous evening and afterwards gathered at Killeagh Hall to pay their personal tributes. The entire community wishes Fr. Broderick a happy and healthy period of retirement.
We welcome Fr. Tim Hazlewood as our new Parish Priest and pray that he will have many years of happy ministry with us. Fr. Tim is no stranger here, having previously served in Youghal and Dungourney.
Community Radio Youghal
CRY has broadcast from a number of locations during the past 34 years but this year moved to a new home at Nagle House, South Abbey. This building was once a Presentation Sisters School and is now the property of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, with whose co-operation the premises is now shared by Foroige and CRY.
The recent refurbishment of the Radio side of the building has cost close on €300,000. It houses two ultramodern, professionally soundproofed studios, various offices and meeting rooms and has an upper storey still awaiting development.
The company is run by a very active Board of Directors drawn from various strands, including local communities. The Killeagh Inch area is represented on the Board by Finbarr Motherway.
Membership is €10 per annum and everybody from our area is invited to become a member by contacting 024-91199 or 024-92288
Killeagh Inch Monday Club
As the club approaches its eighth birthday we review a year which has had a blend of social interaction, fun, education, craftwork, travel tec. Our courses this year included Art, Computers and Craft. Speakers at our Club meetings included a Solicitor who dealt with Wills, Taxation issues etc., A tutor who dealt with grief & loss; a potter who shared her artistic skills a specialist in prevention of elder abuse; and a Nigerian native who explained the aging process in his culture.
There were many trips to local musical/social events and a day trip to Kilkenny. Some members joined friends from West Cork to tour Wexford/Wicklow for four days, while others ventured, for six days, to Wales.
The support of the H.S.E, V.E.C and SECAD is much appreciated. The Club normally meets at Killeagh hall on the first Monday of each month at 10.30 AM, where the programme of events is announced. New members/residents are most welcome. Further details from Mary at 97250 or Finbarrr at 97210
East Cork Rapid Response Group
East cork rapid response were overwhelmed by the welcome and support shown to their organisation by the killeagh inch area during the year. We received the proceeds of the Monday Club raffle , had a fantastic turnout for the public meeting organised by the local foroige group and we were delighted to coordinate the training of 22 people with the local de fib group. We will be doing this training in different east cork areas throughout 2014 if anybody would like to organise a fundraiser on our behalf or have any queries about ecrr please contact John Coleman on 083/1795945