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Thursday, 16th March, 2017 1:01am

Muskerry Vintage Club AGM

Muskerry Vintage Club recently held its AGM in the Abbey Hotel in Ballymakeera. The election of officers went as follows: Chairperson, Alex Burke; Secretary, Lar Cummins; Assistant Secretary, Tony Franklin; Treasurer, Finbarr O’Riordan; PRO, Shane Casey; Committee Members - Tadhg Riordan, Paddy McSweeney, Dan Desmond and Ted O’Connell. The calendar for the coming year was also put in place. The next event is the Macroom St Patrick’s Day Parade on 17 March.

Garden competition

The Muintir Na Tíre Cork School Garden Competition was officially opened by Deputy County Mayor Kevin Conway at Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey recently. The initiative helps children learn the importance of nature, growing their own food and staying active. This year’s categories include the Edible Garden, the Biodiversity/Wildlife Garden, the Up-Cycling Art and Colour Garden, the Mixed Garden, the Small Garden, the Best New Garden, and the overall best ‘Pride of County Cork’ Garden. You can go to to register your school now for the competition.

Charity auction

There will be a ‘Monster Auction’ this Saturday 18 March at Corcoran’s Bar in Ballinadee at 8pm. It will be an auction of goods and services with items including Graham Norton tickets and 4 Ball vouchers for the Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale. There will also be live music on the night. The auction is in aid of Ballinadee Community Hall Restoration Fund.

Irish service

An Irish Language Service of Holy Communion will take place in St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Carrigaline at 7.30pm this evening, Thursday 16 March. Bishop Michael Burrows, Patron of The Irish Guild of the Church of Ireland, will preach and the Monkstown Chamber Choir with Organist/Choir Master Roger Ellis will perform the O’Riada Mass. All are welcome as a bilingual service sheet will be provided.

Food Rescue event

Ballyclough will be hosting its first ever ‘Food Rescue’ event on Tuesday 4 April from 7-9pm. The evening will include a one-pot-meal provided by Longueville House, cooked using short-dated food rescued from disposal. Teas and cakes and a screening of the documentary ‘Demain’ will follow the meal. Tickets are €8 and can be bought online at, or in the Ballyclough Shop. Proceeds will go towards completing the sensory room in Ballyclough National School.

Henry Ford lecture

Muskerry Local History Society will hold a lecture on ‘Henry Ford, the Cork Connection’ at Ballincollig Rugby Club on Monday 20 March. Denis McSweeney joined Ford in Cork in 1971 and rose to become Ford Marketing Director in Cork.

He will discuss the origins of the Ford family in Cork, the foundation of the Ford company, the establishment of the Ford factory in Cork, Henry Ford’s subsequent history and the history of the changing fortunes of the Marina factory and its eventual closure. The lecture begins at 8pm.

Comhaltas na Dúglaise

On St Patrick’s morning, branch members from Comhaltas na Dúglaise will play at mass in Mahon and Turner Cross and will later take part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in the city at 1pm. More will play later at Marymount Hospice and later in the Orchard Bar from 5pm until 7pm. The branch will hold a table quiz in Douglas GAA Hall on Friday March 31 as a fundraiser for the Munster Fleadh Cheoil being held in Cork city from July 18 to 23. All enquiries to

Charity waxing

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) is holding a ‘Wax Attack and Hair Raising Fun’ fundraising event at Murphy’s Rock Bar, Ballyvolane on Monday 27 March from 8pm. There will be a raffle and spot prizes on the night. If you would like to get involved or to make a donation, contact Linda Carr on 0868411876. Visit

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