Festival Hots Up

Runners race to Coachford.Poster final

The Annual Coachford Five Mile Road Race takes place on Friday August 14th at 7.00pm. The race is one of the key events of the Coachford Festival weekend and is now a very popular race on the Cork calendar. The run is approved by Athletics Ireland, is professionally measured, superbly stewarded and offers runners a unique challenge of completing a 5 mile course. Registration for the run takes place from 5.30pm at the GAA Pavilion in Coachford and entry is only €10 with all the proceeds going to Suicide Aware. Gourmet soup company, Cully & Sully are helping out with the refreshments and gorgeous soup will form part of the refreshment package offered after the race. Changing facilities and warm up and down areas are available at the GAA Pavilion. There are cash prizes ( €100, €50 & €30) for the first three female and male runners home as well as trophies for top team and juvenile winners. The race is sponsored by CM Fitness Nutrition and Sports Rehab. Coachford is less than 15 miles west of Cork City centre and is about half way between the towns of Macroom and Ballincollig on the northern road. The route is mostly flat with Some hills but most of them are in the first 1.3 miles . For further information  and a preview of the race see Cork running blog http://munsterraceroutes.blogspot.ie/2013/01/cork105.html

or contact 086 8030086.

40th Birthday Bash for Mark ll Escort



Born in 1975, the Mark ll Ford Escort became one of the greatest cars produced for a mass market. The beauty of this car was that it was equally at home on the commute from the house to work as it was slip sliding away on the rally stages around Ireland and every other country. The Escort was loved by so many people who were lucky enough to own one of these prestigious vehicles. The Ford Escort is a true classic. The Mark ll was a superb family car that offered a certain amount of luxury to the, up to now, very ordinary family car market.  But it was the “Sport”, “RS Mexico”, and “RS2000” that turned the Mark  ll into a legendary rally car that  grew in stature in the hands of ace Irish rally driver, Billy Coleman from Millstreet and world champion, Ari Vatanen from Finland . This car that is renowned the world over is still loved today and many are carefully restored and cared for by motor enthusiasts all over Ireland.  Broomhill Vintage Club will be celebrating this iconic car’s 40th Anniversary on Sunday August 16th at the Coachford Autumns Festival’s Vintage and Classic Car show. Club PRO, Kieran Doherty, said, “We are really looking forward to welcoming all the owners and their unique Ford Escorts to our show. We are thrilled to be in the position of marking the Ford Escorts birthday. We have a prize for the best car at the show and we have a memento for every car that attends. We are expecting a large number of other classic, Vintage and Veteran cars and tractors at this year’s show and we are delighted that the Coachford Autumn Festival show is growing in stature year on year with many owners of classic and vintage vehicles making it their number one show of the year.  The Coachford Autumn Festival takes place from August 13th to 16th. Proceeds of the festival go to Suicide Aware and local charities. For further information contact 087 2426343.

The Junior Voice of the Festival – Thursday August 13th at 8.30pm

Would you like to take part in the Junior Voice of the Festival?

This singing competition is for people under 16. Musical accompaniment is allowed but no backing tracks. The competition is open to all children. Two judges will decide the winner.

Entry form can be downloaded here Junior Voice entry form

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