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Thursday, 26th January, 2017 1:00am

Free blood pressure checks

The Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit will be in Cork from Tuesday 31 January until Friday 3 February. The unit will start in the city centre on St Patrick’s Street on 31 January before visiting Mallow, Dunmanway and Douglas on successive days. People are being encouraged to take advantage of this free service and get their blood pressure levels checked.

Unveiling of WW1 monument

Donoughmore Commemoration Committee 1916 will unveil a commemorative monument to members of the Donoughmore Company Irish Volunteers 1915-16 on Sunday 29 January at 2pm in Stuake. Mr Jack Roche will be a guest speaker at the unveiling, which will be followed by refreshments in the community centre. All are welcome to attend with a special invitation issued to relatives of the Volunteers.

Participants for documentary

A new documentary series about Barrack Street in Cork has just commenced production and is looking for people to get involved. If anybody would like to participate in the project, or has any old photographs or footage of the street that could be included in the project, please contact Frameworks Films on 021-4211010 or info@frameworksfilms.com.

South East Scór Sinsear

The South East Scór Sinsear final is fixed for next Sunday 5 February at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall, Ballinhassig. All national school children in the division are eligible to compete in Scór na bPáistí. The semi-finals are fixed for Ballinspittle on Friday 11 February at 7.30pm and Minane Bridge on Saturday 12 February at 2.30pm. This year’s solo musicians and solo dancers can also compete in the team competitions.

Macra debating

Seandun Macra will host the second round of the Macra na Feirme Senior Debating competition this Saturday, 28 January. The debates on the night are between Mitchelstown and Donoughmore (‘That the Irish Rail Network Should Be Privatised’) and Midleton and Knockraha (‘That Historical Commemorations Have No Place in Sport’). The first debate will get underway at 8pm in the Glounthaune Parish Centre. All are welcome.

Sheep’s Head Yarn Festival

The Sheep’s Head Yarn Festival is now taking bookings for this year’s festival workshops. The festival will take place over the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May at locations on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula in West Cork, beginning with a meet and greet at 9am in The Old Creamery Cafe in Kilcrohane. For a full listing of events and more information, visit sheepsheadyarnfestival.weebly.com. All workshops booked before 30 April will receive a €5 early bird discount.

Bus Éireann schools competition

Cork’s Transition Year students are invited to ‘Go Places with Bus Éireann’ in a new competition. Bus Éireann is asking students to submit their ideas for how school transport and public bus transport can best support schools and the wider public. Five regional winners will receive €3,000 in cash for their school and the overall winners will also receive a day trip with entry to Tayto Park for their class.

Entries must be submitted by the entrant’s school after 9am on 28 February and before 5pm on 16 March. For details, see goplaceswithBE.ie.

DVD on Blackrock tram

The story of the Blackrock tram and the rail lines discovered during road works in the village will be available in a DVD to view in Douglas Library.

Anyone interested in the history of the tram can view the DVD upon request.

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