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Thursday, 30th March, 2017 1:00am

Blarney lecture

Blarney and District Historical Society will present an illustrated lecture titled ‘The Martin – History of a Local River’ on Thursday 6 April 2017 at 8pm at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál (Blarney Secondary School). The speaker is Richard Forrest. All are welcome. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel on 087-2153216 or visit

Anam Cara

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting its monthly meeting for parents on Wednesday 5 of April from 7.30-9pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. The meeting is open to all parents; regardless of the age the child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

For more information, visit or ring their Information Line on 085-2888888.

St Vincent’s reunion

Calling all St Vincent’s Secondary School Class of 1987. A 30-year school reunion takes place on Saturday 22 April in Quinlan’s Bar, Blackpool from 8pm. Food and great music will be provided so the girls can dance the night away. For more information, you can contact Linda O’Halloran at 087-9406483 or on Facebook. Photos will be welcome also. No notes will be accepted for being late or absent!

Darkness Into Light

Registration is now open for Pieta House’s Darkness Into Light Walk. Join over 150,000 participants in 150 different venues worldwide on Saturday 6 May in a movement to end stigma, self-harm and suicide. The cost is €20 per person or €15 for a student, senior or unemployed person. If you register by tomorrow, 31 March, you will receive a €5 discount. To find your local venue, visit

Charity fun run

A 5k Fun Run/Walk will start from Mount Mercy College in Bishopstown on Thursday 11 May at 7pm. All proceeds will go to the Cork Simon Community and the sports hall fund. Adults tickets are €10, children €5. Refreshments and prizes will be available after the event.

Scoil Íosagáin

The Parents’ Association at Scoil Íosagáin Aghada is holding a fundraising night in the Midleton Park Hotel on April 30. Proceeds from the night will go towards the school’s development fund. Local MC Fanta will host the event, with band Goldfish Syndrome performing on the night. There will also be a raffle with lots of prizes. Tickets for the event cost €35 per person, which includes a three-course meal and late bar. For tickets, contact Tina Mullane on 086-0456688, Orla on 087-9488019 or Pam on 087-3746084.

War of Independence lecture

Muskerry Local History Society will present a lecture on the War of Independence in Cork at Ballincollig Rugby Club at 8pm on Monday 10 April. Speaker Tim O’Brien will discuss topics including the deaths of hunger strikers at Cork Jail in 1920 and Blackpool on the night of the ‘Burning of Cork’. There will also be photographic coverage of the repatriation from the United States in 1958 of the bodies of Capuchin friars Fr Albert and Fr Dominic, who were closely associated with the War of Independence struggle. All proceeds in aid of Marymount.

Israel conference

There will be a conference entitled ‘International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility’ from 31 March to 2 April at City Hall and UCC. Its inter-disciplinary programme includes papers from over 40 speakers and promises to provide lively and timely discussion on one of the most important contemporary issues in the world today. For the full programme and to register, please visit UCC staff and students are especially welcome.

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