News from the Village 14.07.16

Pints turn into Perms.P1000540

It once was the home of the session, the craic, the banter and a place where over the years hundreds of people met and shared a drink and a laugh. But two and a half years ago Hogan’s Bar closed and has remained empty and unused since. The licence sold it was never going to open as a Bar again , well not one selling drink anyway. But lo and behold it is to open once again as a Hair and Beauty Salon. Yes, from today onwards hair tonic replaces Gin & Tonic and a nail bar will take over from a public bar. Mary Sheehan and Maeve Barrett will open the Coachford Hair and Beauty Salon and will be hoping for huge crowds to come along and experience all they have on offer. ” it’s very exciting to be opening this new venture and we have loads of people to thank for helping us to get to this stage.” said Mary Sheehan. ” I have to say I have very fond memories of this place when it was a bar but I never thought I’d be back here offering beauty treatments to new and old customers”.


Griffins for CPR

Griffins Garden Centre is all about life and on Saturday July 16th the award winning Garden centre will host a CPR training Day from 1pm to 3pm. The training  is part of National CPR Day and is free of charge. For further information contact 021 7334286 or visit


Return of the Queens

Coachford Festival will see the return of the Queen of the Festival competition this year. 14 contestants will take to the stage in all their finery to impress the Judges,  entertain  the packed hall  and appeal to those in the audience to vote for them.The winners will receive the crown, a cash prize and a chance to go forward to the Cork Rose 2017 competition. This year all the funds raised from the Queen competition will go to Marymount Hospice. The contestants are sponsored by local businesses and organisations across the Lee Valley and is always one of the highlights of the ever popular festival.


Trade Stands & Markets


The Coachford Autumn Festival is planning on having a huge display of Trade Stands at this year’s event on Sunday August 21st. Last year saw a wonderful array of traditional trade stands and some excellent food stalls at the Farmers Market. Trade was very busy all day as huge numbers attended this ever popular  festival in the GAA grounds in Coachford. ” We are really looking  forward to a very busy Festival Sunday again this year . Our line up of Vintage and Classic Cars & Tractors draws a massive attendance and  when this is backed up by a huge array of side shows from Egg Throwing to Fittest Family, Children’s Sports, Bonny Baby competition, Dunk Tank, Model Toy Show, Cross Bar Challenge, Hurling Target game and funfair then you can imagine how all this attracts great numbers to the festival”, said Jer O’ Sullivan, Festival Chairperson. For further information on Trade Stands contact Tadgh on 0872426343

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