Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018

We thank Kathleen Moylan of Castlemagner for the following very comprehensive Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018.  (S.R.)

Maggie Polpin is a widowed mother of four living in rural Ireland, now sole owner of the Polpin family shop and farm since the death of her husband.
She is a complex figure, far from the clichés of Irish femininity which
preceded her. This is a hard-bitten, uncompromising woman who puts her
personal security above all other concerns. She rejects the place which
cultural precedent has laid out for her and chooses to drive all of her
children away rather than nurture them like a mother can by trying to force them to do things that will benefit Maggie.

This production is a Castlemagner Sinsir Club (Senior Citizens) fundraiser
and your support would be greatly appreciated. It promises to be a great
night of entertainment and will start at 8pm each night. Tickets are
available at the door for €10.00.

The Annual Cookery Demonstration with Hazel Bourke, Assolas, will be held next Wednesday night December 5th in Castlemagner Community Centre at 8pm.
Mulled wine and Mince Pies will be served on arrival.

Tickets for this event are €10.00 and are available at door on the night. [read more …] “Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018”

Jackie & Matt in Concert at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel on 15th Dec. 8pm

The well known traditional duet of Jackie Daly on accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle will play in concert of Sliabh music in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel on Saturday the 15th of December starting at 8pm.    We thank Jack Roche for this notice.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – 02/12/2018 – on C103 at 7pm.  (S.R.)

When the people of Cork City and County moved into the 1980s, they did so with a swagger.   Life was good, there was plenty of employment, and the real Taoiseach had been watching over them for ten years.  They felt immune to any crisis.

But the storm clouds of a major recession were gathering.  Within eighteen months, Fords, Dunlops and Verolme Dockyard had all closed, with the loss of hundreds of jobs.  By 1985, the city was in chaos. 

On this week’s Where the road takes me,  John Greene meets journalist Michael Moynihan, whose new book – ‘Crisis and Comeback – Cork in the eighties’, has just been published.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103″

Best of Luck to Dromtarriffe in the Munster Football Final

Result: Dromtarriffe: 2-12(18) Beaufort: 2-13(19) 🙁

The very best of luck to Dromtarriffe today as they aim for one of the highest achievements in the clubs history by representing Cork and Duhallow in the Munster Junior Football Final against Beaufort of Kerry.

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