News from the Village 09.04.15

Huge Wedding for CoachfordPoster final

Arthur and Clare Marshall are inviting everyone  to the wedding of their daughter Judy to Mr. Alan Rea. You are  invited to witness the lead up to the wedding, including how it is taking six weeks to paint one bedroom, a cleaning lady who loves whiskey and Beetroot wine, a very amorous and sexually frustrated neighbour, a confused priest and a wife who insists on her husband and herself sleeping in separate beds. Don’t miss the Coachford Players hilarious comedy, ‘Separate Beds’ on Saturday April 11, Sunday April 12 and Monday April 13  at the GAA Hall Coachford at 8pm each night. The play is expected to be a huge hit for the Muskerry Drama Group and large crowds are expected on each of the three nights. The group’s PRO, Peter Dineen said, “We are delighted to be performing ‘Separate Beds’ in  Coachford. This play by Sam Cree is very funny and the cast of nine have had great fun in rehearsals putting it together. It’s a play about love and marriage and drink and paint and promises to have audiences laughing all the way through. Everyone will recognise someone they know in the characters on stage, from the bothersome neighbour to the confused priest. We hope that people will come out and enjoy a night of traditional theatre in Coachford.” The play opens this Saturday and runs for three nights at 8pm each night. Tickets are only €10 and be bought on the night at the door. For more information contact Peter Dineen on 086 8030086.


Vintage run in the Lee Valley

Broomhill Vintage Club will hold their annual Vintage Car and Tractor run this Sunday.  Drivers are invited to register at the GAA hall in Coachford from 11.00am where tea, coffee and scones will be available on registration. The Cars will depart at noon and head west to Gouagane Barra via Toonsbridge, Inchigeela and Ballingeary. The owners will regroup and park up for a short while and return to O’Riordan’s Bar Coachford. The tractors will leave Coachford at 12pm and head south for Canovee and enjoy a 20 mile run around the highways and byways of beautiful Canovee, Larchhill and Forrest before returning to Coachford Village for hot food in O’Riordans. Entry is only €20 per vehicle .



16 pupils from sixth class in Coachford N.S will join up with their fellow students from Aghabullogue and Rylane on Wednesday April 15th  to receive their Confirmation in Aghabullogue .


Treetop thrills

Coachford Foróige took to the trees on Good Friday morning as they enjoyed a club outing to the Zipit Adventure Centre in Farran Woods near Coachford. 29 children and six adults had a marvellous four hours zip wiring around the forest. There was loads to do for everyone and each child took part in a route that suited their age group. “ This had to be the best craic ever. Zip wiring high up over the car park has to be experienced by everyone. We had a great time in the trees” said Joshua Martin, PRO of the club.



Camogie Easter Camp

Aghabullogue Camogie Club held a very successful Easter Camp for underage players last week. Over 60 girls were brought through some of the basic and finer skills of the game by members of the club who had recently taken part in coaching workshops. Although the weather was poor at the beginning of the week this certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of all involved and everyone had four days of fun.




Busy Weekend on the GreenwayGreenway Nadrid

The Coachford Greenway witnessed huge numbers of  people availing of the riverside walk over the Easter Weekend. From early morning on a blustery Good Friday to dusk on Easter Monday night hundreds of walkers, cyclists and families enjoyed the 6km walk on the banks of the River lee in glorious sunshine. Many people brought picnics with them and for some it was their first opportunity to visit the Greenway since it was opened last June.



Litter Challenge

Tidy Towns members, Karolyne Dineen, Mairead O Buachalla, Henry Delaney, Martha and John McCaffery busily replanting the boat in preparation of the upcoming Coachford Angling Festival which begins this weekend.

Tidy Towns members, Karolyne Dineen, Mairead O Buachalla, Henry Delaney, Martha and John McCaffery b

The Cork County Council Litter Challenge begins in early May and Coachford Tidy Towns are looking for everyone to put an extra effort in this year so that the village will improve its score and look clean and tidy for everyone  living in or visiting the area



Coachford Autumn Festival 2015Festival Poster Final

The dates for the 5th Coachford Autumn Festival have been announced. The 2015 festival will take place from Friday August 14th to Sunday August 16th. The organisers are promising another fantastic festival again this year with many new events while retaining the family favourites from previous years. Festival PRO, Kieran Doherty said “ We were thrilled with the success of last year’s event and delighted that we could raise and donate over €8,500 to Suicide Aware and local charities. It was great to see so many families enjoying the wide range of events over the three days. We are already planning for the annual five mile road race on August 14th, the ‘Voice of The Festival’ on the 15th and the massive vintage show and family fun day on the 16th. We look forward to working with our  festival partners, supporters and sponsors again this year.”


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