News from the Village 27.08.15

Heritage of Leader

ACR Heritage (the Heritage Committee of Aghabullogue Coachford Rylane Community Council) presents ‘Philanthropy & Aqueducts: a field trip to Clonmoyle House & Aqueduct, to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Henry Nash Leader; family man, farmer, innovative engineer and forgotten philanthropist’. The speaker for this event will be Joan Hinchion, ACR Heritage member. The meeting point will be St Patrick’s Church car park, Coachford village, on Sat 29 August at 2pm sharp, from where we will drive the short distance northwards to Clonmoyle. Please car pool on the day if possible. This is an outdoor event of approximately two hours duration. Walking shoes/boots and suitable clothing are strongly advised. There is no admission fee. For further details see or email or contact 086-0456554.

Glamour and Glitz

The Debutantes and Graduates of Coachford  College enjoyed a tremendous night in the Vienna Woods Hotel last week as they celebrated the end of their second level education and are now embarking on the next phase of their lives. Over 150 debs and grads descended on the village of Coachford to meet up prior to the dinner and show off their style to each other and the large group of family and friends who turned up to witness all the glitz and glamour. The students were also celebrating the excellent leaving certificate results  that they received from Coachford College. The college has once again enjoyed terrific results in all subjects and has reaffirmed itself as one of the leading educational facilities in the county.

County win

The Aghabullogue under 16 hurlers captured the Rebel Og A county championship title last weekend by defeating Courcey Rovers on a score line of 2.13 to 0.12. Aghabullogue were in control for most of the game and their goals came at vital times. The hurlers have enjoyed a successful year by capturing the East Region title  a few weeks ago. Best for the boys in green and white were Shane Tarrant, Paul Ring and Tadgh O’Brien Bradley. Captain Tom Long thanked the coaches and his fellow players in his acceptance speech which was delivered, unusually for a 16 year old, ‘as gaeilge’.

Local Development Strategy (LDS) LEADER 2015-2020

The West Cork Development Partnership are inviting members of the community to a  Public Consultation meeting in the Riverside Park Hotel in Macroom on Tuesday September 8  at 7.30pm to learn about the new LEADER programme and to have your say as to what you think should be the priority objectives and actions to be delivered. The inputs and observations contributed during the consultation process will form the basis for the final content of the LDS and therefore guide the delivery of the LEADER programme.

Outreach clinic

The Citizens information Service will be available at Coachford Post Office on Tuesday September 1st  from 10am to 1pm. Staff from Macroom Citizens information Centre will be available to provide information and advice on a range of topics including employment rights, redundancy, unemployment & other social welfare benefits, family matters, consumer issues, migration issues and disability issues. Anyone interested in the service can drop in to Coachford Post office on Tuesday. No appointment is necessary. The service is free, confidential and independent.

Schools Returns

Coachford National School opens its doors for another year on Thursday August 27th. The school has been worked on throughout the summer months and is  looking fresher and better than ever. Coachford College reopens on Monday August 31st  for first year students and on Tuesday  for the rest of the school.  The college is expected to welcome over one hundred new students as they begin their second level education.

Coachford AFC Lotto

There was no winner of the €4,600 Coachford AFC Lotto Jackpot. Numbers Drawn: 11 – 29 – 31, Lucky Dip winners: €40 Madge Martin, €20 Sheila Sheehan, Anthony O’ Riordan (Yearly Ticket), Denis Finnegan (Yearly Ticket), Michael Sexton (Yearly Ticket). Next Week’s Jackpot is €4,800 and the draw takes place in Breathnachs.


The 2015/16 soccer season is underway and Coachford AFC will compete at Under 15 schoolboys, under 17 youths and in the Premier league of the Cork AUL. The premier team play Killumney in the Mossie Linnane Cup on Sunday at 1045am away. The Under 17s play their first game of the season on Sunday at 2.30pm when they travel to Riverstown in a League 1A fixture. On Monday the under 15 premier side travel to Macroom to take on the townies at 6.30pm.

Pub Patrons give to Marymount.
A fundraiser held in O’Riordan’s Bar Coachford raised €1,650 for Marymount Hospice. The ‘Music for Marymount’ fundraiser was held in the bar in May and was headlined by the fabulous ‘Sea Captains’ 5 piece band and a great night was enjoyed by all present. Customers put their hands in their pockets and donated very generously to this very worthy cause.

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