The concept for ‘A Day of the Region’ was first established in 1999 in Germany as an ‘Open Doors Event’ where organisations and communities in rural areas promoted what was in their own community in an effort to educate locals in an informal way about the opportunities and possibilities available to them in their region. Since this the concept has grown substantially with 8 other European Countries taking the initiative to develop it in their own regions.
‘Discover Duhallow… A Day of the Region’ is about capturing the essence of life in Duhallow and encouraging both locals and visitors alike to take part in the wide range of amenities, clubs and activities throughout our region. This 10 day programme will be a celebration of rural community life and will showcase what Duhallow has to offer those living here as well as those visiting the region. Many people who are new to the area and working outside the region are unaware of the wealth of activities and resources available right here on their door step.
Leading St.Anthony’s High School “up the Avenue” on St.Patricks Day March 17th, 2012 is Donal Buckley, Athletic Director of St. Anthony’s High School (New York), and grandson of Michael and Hanorah (Horan, Rathmore) Buckley, Park, Knocknagree. Even though we’re on the other side of “the pond,” our Irish heritage lives on! [with thanks to Mairin Fogarty (<email>)]
Our weekly services continue at 7pm each Sunday evening in the Canon O’Donovan Centre (kindly granted). However on Sunday 8th July it will be a bit different. We are going to Drishane Castle where, along with a team of helpers from Killarney and further afield, we will be sharing separate adult and children’s programmes with the residents of Drishane from 4pm. Then, after a BBQ meal at the Castle, we will have our normal evening service in the main hall of Drishane Castle at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this event and we are very grateful for the generous facilitation of the management of Drishane Castle in helping to make all this possible. Even if you have never been to one of our meetings before you will be most welcome to attend what should be an inspirational evening. Further information from Rev. Laurence Graham at 064 6631613 or <email>