Thank You from Katie and Ciara

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been supporting us from day one with fundraising for the hope foundation. We travelled to Kolkata with fellow students visiting all the projects that the money we had fundraised went to, such as Schools, houses, crèches also the HOPE foundation hospital. It was such an amazing experience and we would encourage everyone to this. We both definitely want to continue to work with the HOPE Foundation Katie and myself, Ciara, would like to sincerely thank the people of Millstreet for supporting us in this once in a life time experience.
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Very Successful “Cork’s Little Heroes” Cycle Event in Millstreet on Saturday Morning

Some 41 energetic cyclists participated in the 100k section of the Cork’s Little Heroes Cycle Event on Sat. 29th April 2017.  Some 150 completed the 50k route back to Ballincollig. Here we meet some of the 41 as they enjoyed refreshments in the Parish Centre beside St. Patrick’s Church. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Sacristan Supreme – Julie Brady – extends a “down to earth” welcome to the visiting cyclists! (In fact Julie’s husband Declan was preparing the ground in the Church Grounds for the installation of two permanent flag poles!)
Chaplain Siobhán and Coordinator Gráinne guide the cyclists to the Parish Centre.
Refreshments prepared by Gráinne, Margaret, Noel, Seán and Natasha in the Parish Centre.
Sincere thanks to Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., to Sharon Lane and to Julie Brady for making this magnificent Centre available for the praiseworthy event.
A special Barbeque was scheduled to follow when all cyclists would have returned to Ballincollig.

Dave Murphy is chief organiser of this marvellous event with a wonderfully dedicated Team.

We now share lots more images from the truly inspiring and uplifting fundraising event.  Sincere congratulations to all participants and supporters. [read more …] “Very Successful “Cork’s Little Heroes” Cycle Event in Millstreet on Saturday Morning”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on c103 This Sunday Evening at 7pm

This week on “Where the road takes me”, we conclude the two part programme on Bandon Community Hospital. ‘From Workhouse to Cottage Hospital to state of the art Community Hospital’, traces the history of this building since it began its days as a workhouse in 1841.

This week……………

Workhouse historian Peter Higginbotthom tells us how patients with mental health problems back then were admitted to a special unit for ‘Idiots’ and ‘lunatics’.

Liam Calnan, son of former Fianna Fail Senator Peter Calnan, remembers the days of the Cottage hospital, and when planning permission was withdrawn as quickly almost as it was granted.

Former nurses Ann Johnson and Maureen Mehigan remember the good and sad days at the hospital.

And……………. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on c103 This Sunday Evening at 7pm”