Walking made safer for Coachford residents
Cork County Council has announced the development of a footpath from Beechville and Fr. Patrick Sheehan housing estates to join with the one from the national school and on to the village. The cost of the development is estimated at €22,000 and will be over 130 meters in length. Chairperson of the Community Council, Deirdre O’Donovan welcomed the announcement and said, “This new footpath is a great addition and will certainly help in making sure that the people who live in the area and those who use the sporting facilities and schools will be able to walk the roads in a safer way. The recent footpath repairs near Dairygold have made a huge difference but there remains a lot of work to be carried out by the council on footpaths in other areas of the village. The footpath by the GAA pitch is in a terrible condition and is now at the same level as the road in many areas and is very unsafe for walkers and impassable when the road is flooded.”
Improvements for Community House
Coachford Community House has been allocated a Cork County Council amenity grant of €6,000 towards updating internal doors, signage, wiring and windows. The committee running the house is also looking at installing a new fire alarm system and carrying out painting of the interior. The full cost of the works is estimated to be €15,000. Coachford Community House was developed by the Community Council on the site of the old Courthouse on the Main Streetin the 1980s. The upper floor of the building is occupied by the Community Playgroup. The ground floor was rented to the Southern Health Board and latterly the HSE as an office space and waiting room for the Public Health Nurse and Community Welfare Officer. In 2004 the HSE decided that they were no longer going to offer a service in one of the largest villages in Mid Cork. The Ground floor rooms are used by various groups in the area for meetings and Aghinagh Comhaltas holds music lessons there each week. The exterior of the Community House was repainted in 2013, adding to the recently enhanced appearance of Coachford Village. Rooms on the ground floor continue to be available for rental at very reasonable rates. Bookings can be made by ringing the secretary on 085 1594263
Proceeds from the sale of the 2014 Calendars featuring paintings by local artists and sponsored by Aghinagh Comhaltas will be presented to Marymount Hospice by Aghinagh Comhaltas this Friday night, January 31st in Breathnachs Bar Coachford. The regular monthly sessiún will follow the presentation and everyone is invited to the presentation.
Sunday Evening Music
O’Riordan’s Bar will host music on the first Sunday of every month from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The every popular, Kieran and Jim will entertain on this Sunday, February 2nd.
The Aghabullogue Camogie club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Saturday February 1st at 7.00pm
Foróige starts in Coachford
Over 40 young people have started their own Foróige club in Coachford. The group meets every Wednesday night in the GAA complex from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. At the groups first meeting they decided on the rules of their club and what they wanted to get involved in over the coming months. The teenagers are supported by eight leaders at present with more being trained over the next few weeks. Foróige is the leading and most successful youth organisation inIreland.
The Coachford AFC Lotto is on the rise and now stands at a very tidy sum of €2,600. Tickets can be purchased for the next draw in the shops and pubs in the village and are only €2 each. The funds raised from the lotto go to the grounds development at Coachford AFC . Next week’s draw will take place in O’Callaghan’s Bar on Monday night.