Resurfacing of the approach roads from Dripsey and Macroom to Coachford Village continues this week with minor traffic disruption. Doug lucey , Community Council PRO said “The resurfacing is very welcome and it is something that we have been seeking for since earlier this year. Unfortunately the drainage works in the village and the almost continuous water leaks in the Moneragh area of the village still need to be addressed as a matter of urgency and we are hoping that the County Council will act on these matters as soon as possible. Funding from the Department of the Environment for the replacement of old asbestos piping from the end of Knockanowen to the graveyard needs to be secured and Michael Creed TD has written to the council on the community’s behalf seeking a speedy resolution to this issue.”
Best wishes to Shannon Murphy, Jessica, Emma and James Flannigan who have left for Florida to compete in the World Kickboxing championships. We hope that they have a very successful competition and look forward to welcoming them home.
COACHFORD LOCAL: A new Group for the Coachford area has been launched. ‘Coachford Local’ is a volunteer group made up of local people, a hub, a resource where people come together, share skills, information, resources, ideas and make connections with the overall aim of building a more sustainable and resilient community. Speaking at the launch, Catherine Dunne said, “We believe that this model of people coming together to share ideas, skills and information is something that we can all get involved in. This model of working together has proven to be successful in other areas around the country and further abroad. Coachford Local is all about bringing our community together. By sharing the skills and resources we have within our community we can build a better place for everyone.” The Group’s first venture is to launch Coachford’s own local chapter of GIY (Grow It Yourself). The launch of GIY Coachford takes place in Breathnach’s Bar on Thursday next, 20 September, at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to come along and see what it’s all about. The group has set up a website – http://www.coachfordlocal.com – where further information is available.
YOGA AND NUTRITIONAL THERAPY is now available in Coachford, in the home of Irene Steffens. A selection of yoga classes and nutritional therapy clinic times can be found at http://www.keolahealth.org. Yoga benefits both body and mind, it stretches and strengthens the body and can create a deep sense of calm. Nutritional Therapy is excellent for supporting you through both mild and more serious health conditions or in helping you to remain in good health. You can contact Irene at 086 318 6442 or visit her website.