Barnardos Head visits Coachford
The CEO of Barnardos, Mr. Fergus Finlay paid a visit to Coachford National School last Thursday to speak to the children and to accept a very kind donation of € ??? that the children raised for the Children’s Charity by a sponsored walk on the Coachford Greenway. Mr Finlay spoke to the children about the work that Barnardos do with children all over Ireland. He went on to say that Barnardos works to change children’s lives for the better every single day.and that a good education is vital in making poorer children’s lives better.A number of children then asked the former Government adviser some questions on politics and on his work with the Children’s charity. Mr Finlay replied speaking about his wish that the cost of going to school for all families but especially those who may be struggling financially could be reduced, he hoped that in the future more funds would be directed to schools and that the welfare of children would be higher up in every governments policies. Mr Finlay then was treated to some fabulous entertainment by the children of the school which included, plays, songs and poetry.The cheque was then presented to the charity and Mr Finlay assured all the pupils that it would do a tremendous amount of good especially in the run up to Christmas.
The Coachford Christmas lights will be switched on at 5.30pm on Sunday. The decorations have been installed all around the village and the Christmas trees are being erected this weekend in advance of the big switch on. The committee responsible has purchased additional lights this year and because of the huge support it received at the recent table quiz were able to install icicle lights around the village.
Wanted male actors
Coachford Players next production will be the John B. Keane classic, ‘Many young men of twenty’ . The drama group will perform the play in April in Coachford and hope to begin rehearsals in early January. The cast includes two males between the ages of 18 to 24 and the group are looking for new or experienced actors within this age group to take on these essential parts. If you are interested or know somebody who may fit the part then please ring the groups secretary on 086 8177684.
Rylane National School
The Parents Association of Rylane NS will hold their annual Christmas Market in the school hall on this Sunday, December 6th . This is a fantastic market with new and unique stalls, a friendly atmosphere and some delicious baking to be enjoyed. It all begins around 12 noon.
The Coachford Christmas Market takes place on Saturday December 12th in the GAA Hall. The market will see a wonderful array of stalls selling all manner of Christmas gifts and goodies. Santa will also be in his grotto ready to meet the boys and girls and check to see if he has everything that they are looking for him to bring on Christmas Eve. The market kicks off at 11am.
The GAA Hall committee will hold their AGM on this Thursday at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend
The Coachford Under 15s take on College Corinthians in the league on Saturday in Carrigadrohid at 10.30am. On Sunday the U17s entertain Douglas Hall in the league. The game is fixed for the Glebe grounds and kicks off at 2pm. In the 3rd round of the AOH Cup, Coachford Premier team are due to play Buttevant on Saturday at 2pm in Coachford.
Aghinagh Comhaltas has just published their 2016 Calendar. Each month features a beautiful painting by members of the Coachford Atelier Art Group. The calendar costs only €10 and is aid of Marymount Hospice. Copies are available in the local shops and would make a lovely Christmas present.
Ballincollig Scout Bazaar
The 30th Annual Scout Bazaar will take place in the Community Hall Ballincollig on this Sunday December 6th from 2pm. This Bazaar is a real tradition at this stage and always provides people with an opportunity to pick up some real bargains, have a chance of winning great hampers in the spin the wheel and bid for some real quality items in the evening Auction. All monies raised go to the Ballincollig Scout group who provide scouting activities for children and young adults from Coachford, Dripsey, Farran and Ovens.