Coffee morning and yoga

Rathcoole Development Association invite you to their open morning to raise funds to help contribute towards future projects in the area.

The morning will begin with a yoga taster class suitable for beginners @ 10.00-11.00. All you need to bring is a mat.

Following this we will be hosting a coffee morning @ 11.30-1.30. Please bring a donation of some baking if you wish.

Please come along for some yoga, coffee or just a friendly chat to meet your neighbour.

We will welcome ideas of potential projects that residents would hope to have completed in the future.

More details can be found on their Event page on Facebook 

Lifesaving CPR & use of an AED Course – Two spaces remaining for this Wed – 21st September

In just 2 hours learn the VITAL skill of how to SAVE A LIFE.

Millstreet Day Centre is running Lifesaving CPR & Use of an AED training sessions in September & October.

Two spaces remaining for this Wed – 21st September. Call 029 70926 or email <email> to book your place

Eily’s Report – 20th September

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.

What did you do on Monday, the first day of this week, could I be forgiven for saying that I did very little, other than watch the Queen’s funeral on telly. Not everybody’s cup of tea  but I just couldn’t resist it. For years the life of the Royal Family has been something of an open book. Their family squabbles, their fall-from-grace times, their good times had all come into the public domain and we followed them with interest. Their way of dealing with life’s challenges was of interest to the rest of the us a place where we could ask ourselves,  “what we would do in a similar situation?”, on a lesser scale of course. No matter how the years pile up, we are never too old to learn because the world around us keeps on changing and we must remain abreast of it or lose out. We have a lot to learn from those who have gone before us be they rich or poor and Queen Elizabeth was no exception.

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Knocknalammon Memories Part 2

A selection of old photographs from Knocknalammon.  A feature was published a few weeks ago, which can be accessed here.

I think this was taken in the 60’s. That’s Mary (Babe) O’Sullivan on left. Man on right is Pat Hickey visiting from NY. Pat may be one of the younger men in the earlier period photos. Don’t know who the couple in the middle are. The next photo is of Babe in the 70’s. My 2 older sisters spent a couple of summers visiting her in the 70’s.The bottom two are of Babe in the earlier period (1920’s).

The reverse says Babe with friend Kit

The Dineens were neighbours and good friends  of Mary (Babe) and own the farm now. She was lucky to have them. They sent Christmas cards with photos of the old place to my grandmother which she really enjoyed. Deidre Buckley was kind enough to take me around when I visited.
Babe from the 1970’s
An interesting story I forgot to include with the earlier email with Jer O’Sullivan’s photo. My grandmother often told a story of Jer sheltering Hugh O’Brien from the British. Hugh was on the run. She said Hugh had a bad feeling and headed out into the night and the soldiers raided the house soon after. Quite the adventure for grandma. She married Hugh’s brother Pat (grandpa) in NY.