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Thursday, 19th January, 2017 1:00am

Launch of poetry collection

The official launch of a collection of original poems entitled ‘The Rusted Gate’ by Gerry Corbett will take place on Thursday 19 January at 5.30pm at Holyhill Library, Knocknaheeny. Lord Mayor of Cork City Councillor Des Cahill will officially launch Gerry’s collection.

Lecture on WW1 veteran

The Cork Literary and Scientific Society is hosting a lecture titled ‘Remembering Sgt Myles Abraham DCM MM’ about the man who was an international rugby player and served in WW1. The lecture takes place on Thursday 26 January at 8pm in the Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place and will be given by the sergeant’s niece Rachel Abraham. Non-members welcome, tickets €8.

Free fertility information day

SIMS IVF, the national fertility centre, will stage a free fertility information morning on Sunday 22 January in the Kingsley Hotel between 9.45am and 12.30pm. Free places for the event must be booked on sims.ie as space is limited.

Cask Ales & Extraordinary Brew Festival

The Cask Ales and Extraordinary Brew Festival returns for its fifth year at the Franciscan Well Brew Pub from 26-28 January. The festival will showcase the growing experimentation of Irish brewers and their ability to challenge the norms of brewing. The festival begins on Thursday January 26 at 5pm and opens at 1pm on both 27 and 28 January. Admission is free.

Clonakilty history lecture

The first Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage lecture of 2017 will take place on Thursday 26 January at 8pm at the Clonakilty Parish Centre. The lecture, entitled ‘C. O. Stanley of Lisselane Estate’, will be given by Dúchas member, local historian and Clonakilty native Fachtna McCarthy and will cover C.O. Stanley, who was one of Ireland and Britain’s leading industrialists between 1929 and 1966.

Just-One farewell party

The Just-One charity is holding a farewell party at O’ Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty at 7pm this Friday 20 January. The charity, which provided supports for child workers and street children in Nepal, was wound down last year. To mark the occasion and to say thanks, all are invited to view a short film on the charity’s work over the years and enjoy some light food.

New Mahon LES times

The Local Employment Services at Mahon Community Centre has had a change in its opening times. The new times are Mondays from 9am-5pm and Tuesdays from 9am-5pm. For further inquiries ring the LES Number at Mahon Community Centre on 021-4350496.

Irish choir seeking members

Irish language choir Óró is currently seeking new members. The choir practices each Wednesday at 7.30pm in Gael Taca on Sullivan’s Quay. For more information email laoisecork@gmail.com.

Burns Night celebration

There will be a Burns Night Supper at The Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery on 25 January at 7pm. The Scottish holiday celebrates poet Robert Burns. The menu on the evening will be Scottish themed and the evening will also feature a drinks reception, poetry recitals, songs and the official Burns night address of ‘The Immortal Memory’. Tickets are €45 and are available from the Celtic Ross Hotel.

Lough Flower and Garden Club AGM

The Lough Flower and Garden Club will hold its AGM on Tuesday 24 January at 8pm in the SMA Centre in Wilton. The meeting will be followed by a ‘meet and greet’ with Alice Taylor to which visitors are welcome. Admission for visitors is €5.

Launch of Poetry

collection

The official launch of a collection of original poems entitled ‘The Rusted Gate’ by Gerry Corbett will take place on Thursday 19 January at 5.30pm at Holyhill Library, Knocknaheeny. Lord Mayor of Cork City Councillor Des Cahill will officially launch Gerry’s collection.

Free fertility

information

day

SIMS IVF, the national fertility centre, will stage a free fertility information morning on Sunday 22 January in the Kingsley Hotel between 9.45am and 12.30pm. Free places for the event must be booked on sims.ie as space is limited.

Cask Ales &

Extraordinary

Brew Festival

The Cask Ales and Extraordinary Brew Festival returns for its fifth year at the Franciscan Well Brew Pub from 26-28 January. The festival will showcase the growing experimentation of Irish brewers and their ability to challenge the norms of brewing. The festival begins on Thursday January 26 at 5pm and opens at 1pm on both 27 and 28 January. Admission is free.

Clonakilty

history

lecture

The first Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage lecture of 2017 will take place on Thursday 26 January at 8pm at the Clonakilty Parish Centre. The lecture, entitled ‘C. O. Stanley of Lisselane Estate’, will be given by Dúchas member, local historian and Clonakilty native Fachtna McCarthy and will cover C.O. Stanley, who was one of Ireland and Britain’s leading industrialists between 1929 and 1966

New Mahon

LES times

The Local Employment Services at Mahon Community Centre has had a change in its opening times.

The new times are Mondays from 9am-5pm and Tuesdays from 9am-5pm. For further inquiries, ring the LES Number at Mahon Community Centre on 021-4350496.

Irish choir

seeking

members

Irish language choir Óró is currently seeking new members. The choir practices each Wednesday at 7.30pm in Gael Taca on Sullivan’s Quay. For more information email laoisecork@gmail.com.

Burns Night

CElebration

There will be a Burns Night Supper at The Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery on 25 January at 7pm. The Scottish holiday celebrates poet Robert Burns. The menu on the evening will be Scottish themed and the evening will also feature a drinks reception, poetry recitals, songs and the official Burns night address of ‘The Immortal Memory’. Tickets are €45 and are available from the Celtic Ross Hotel.

Lough Flower

and Garden

Club AGM

The Lough Flower and Garden Club will hold its AGM on Tuesday 24 January at 8pm in the SMA Centre in Wilton. The meeting will be followed by a ‘meet and greet’ with Alice Taylor to which visitors are welcome. Admission for visitors is €5.

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