Drainage and flooding issues continue in Coachford.
Cork County Council engineers visited Coachford last weekend to witness for themselves the huge drainage issues that were continuing to cause problems for the home owners and businesses in the village. Pumping of the sewers and drains was ongoing for two weeks around the clock while no concrete proposal on the rectifying of this 25 year old mess seemed to be on the cards. However a major blockage was found on Wednesday and the sewers and drains were jet cleaned today, Thursday. This work while very welcome will not rectify the drainage issues in the village in the long term. Meanwhile the roads in the area are deteriorating every day and many are littered with craters that require careful negotiation from drivers. There are fears that once again the needs of Coachford will be put on the long finger by the council and only quick repair jobs on the drainage and road repairs will be carried out rather than the extensive upgrading and investment that these areas require.
The Transition Year students from Coachford College are organising a fashion show in aid of Marymount Hospice on Friday 22nd January in the school hall. Teachers and students from all years will be taking to the catwalk , highlighting this years fashion. The show kicks off at 7:30pm sharp with tickets available at the door at €10 for adults and €5 for students. The students have working extremely hard on various projects during their year and this fundraiser for Marymount promises to be another show stopper by the College students.. Please come and support this very worthy cause.
GAA membership Fees for 2016
Aghabullogue GAA membership registration will take place in Aghabullogue Hall on Saturday 16th January from 6.30pm-8pm and on Sunday 17th January from 11.00am-1.30pm. All non-players, adult players and juvenile players are asked to come along and complete their membership registration. New members welcome. Membership Fees for adults is €50, students will be asked to pay €30 and the fee for Juveniles is €20 and €10 for each additional child in the same family.
Coachford Keane to perform
Coachford Players have begun rehearsing for their 2016 Spring production. The group will perform John B Keane’s classic ‘Many Young Men of Twenty’ from April 2nd to April 5th. The drama, one of the Kerry play -writers finest is full of humour and song while dealing with the very sad and heart wrenching tale of emigration. The cast of 13 under the direction of Anthony Greene are determined to do Keane’s play justice when they preform it in the Coachford GAA Hall in April.
Master Chef demo
The 2014 Master Chef winner, Diana Dodog will give a Cookery demonstration at the Riverside Hotel in Macroom on Friday February 5th at 7.30pm. Tickets for the demonstration are only €15 and include a complimentary glass of wine or tea/coffee. Tickets are available at the Riverside Hotel or from Annette on 086-1982683 or Edwina on 087-2408369.
Coachford AFC hope that the weather will be kinder to them this weekend as they take on Buttevant in the 3rd round of the AOH Cup on Saturday at 2pm. The club was unable to play last Saturday due to the inclement weather.
The Broomhill Vintage Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday January 28th in the Community House Coachford at 8.30pm. The club are looking for new members to get involved in the club and take part in organising the annual Coachford Autumn Festival.