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Thursday, 13th April, 2017 1:00am

Autism café day

An autism-friendly cafe day will take place at the Puffin Café, Long Strand, West Cork on 20 April, 2-6pm. This is a free event, with lots of attention to detail to ensure the experience will be a positive one for people with Autism, their friends and families. More details and visual schedules can be found on Facebook at Special Yoga Cork.

Kilmurry concert

Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association present Seamus Begley, Jim Murray and Liam O Maonlai in concert on Saturday 29 April in Eire Og, Ovens at 8pm. Tickets from Mary on 0876568110, museum and eventbrite.

Blindness survey

Fighting Blindness is conducting a national survey to collect information about the issues that are important to people who are living with vision loss. You can complete the survey online by visiting or over the phone by contacting Caitriona Dunne on 01-6789004.

Beyond Words

‘Beyond Words’, a creative writing booklet containing a range of poems, short stories and expression pieces; coupled with a sample of artwork from the members of The Basement Resource Centre, is being launched on Thursday 13 April, at 6pm in The Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork. Guests will be joined by Shine CEO John Saunders and will hear readings from a sample of work from the booklet.

Art Exhibition

‘Just Passing Through’, an exhibition by students of Kinsale College of Further Education will be held at The Old Mill, Church Square, Kinsale (opposite St Multose Church) from April 28 to May 18, open Wednesdays to Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Opening reception is Thursday 27 April, at 7pm.

Seandun Table Quiz

Glenhill Macra will host a table quiz this Holy Thursday night, 13 April, at 8:30pm in the Hut Bar, Watergrasshill. This club stems from Glenville Macra, which was previously in existence in the area but took a break in recent years. The club was recently reformed and has changed it’s name to ‘Glenhill’ to encompass it’s cashment area of Glenville and Watergrasshill. All funds from the table quiz will go towards the renovation of Watergrasshill Church. There will be a raffle and refreshments on the night and tables of four can enter for €20.

Sporting Stroll

On Saturday 15 April, Seandun Macra has organised a leisurely walk for Macra members, starting from Pairc Ui Chaoimh to Blackrock on the old railway track. The group will meet at 11am for the walk. All levels of fitness and non-Macra members are most welcome to come along!

Men’s Shed

The Carrigaline Men’s Shed are holding their fundraising variety concert on Sunday 23 April, at 8pm, in the Carrigaline Court Hotel. Tickets cost €10 can be had from Men’s Shed members or at the Carrigaline Court Hotel.

For further information, please contact Barry Cogan on 087-8137990, Roger Morrissey on 087-2203547, or Aidan Winters on 087-1329744.

Culture Celebration

This Easter Monday, 14 April, Cruinniú na Cásca will take place at the Carrigaline Centenary Garden from 3-5pm, as part of the recently-launched Creative Ireland programme. The Carrigaline event is being organised by the Owenabue Valley Traditional Group, in conjunction with Tidy Towns. The Proclamation will be read and a programme worthy to mark the occasion is planned.

Carrigaline Tidy Towns

Carrigaline Tidy Towns volunteers were in action litter picking on Saturday last, as part of An Taisce April Clean Up month. The clean up will continue throughout the month; volunteers meet at the front of the Owenabue Car Park at 7pm on Wednesdays and at 11am on Saturdays. New members, new ideas and new volunteers are always welcome. Contact Chairman, Liam O’Connor, 087-7817857, Maura Allen on 086-8670222, or Hon Secretary Ger O’Hara on 086-1661049, email

Comhaltas news

Comhaltas na Dúglaise members who are taking part in the County Fleadh Cheoil in Kinsale are putting in extra practice for the next few weeks. The branch has entered céili bands, grupaí cheoil, trios, duets as well as many individuals in music, singing, Comhrá Gaeilge and other competitions. The weekly classes will end for the year on Wednesday, 26 April.

Easter celebration

Welcome Easter Sunday with a joyful celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection at 7am in the Scripture Garden in the grounds of Ardfallen, Douglas Road. This event closes the week of action in the Douglas shopping centres by Douglas Churches Together: St Columba’s and St Patrick’s Catholic churches, St Luke’s Church of Ireland and Cork Methodist Church. Open to all.

Table Quiz

A table quiz in aid of Youghal 4 All will take place at Moby Dick’s Bar tonight, Thursday 13 April at 8:30pm. It’s the last table quiz of the year.

Ford exhibition

Coinciding with the 100-year anniversary of Ford Ireland, the Local Studies Library will launch an exhibition, ‘Ford – the Cork Connection’ on Monday 24 April at 1.30pm at the Library Building, Carrigrohane Road, Cork.

The exhibition focuses on various aspects of the Marina plant, why Cork was chosen, years of unrest, the Ford family’s Cork ties and the sad closure in 1984. If you would like to attend the launch and talk, please contact or phone 021-4546499 by Wed 19 April to book your place. The exhibition will be on display in the County Library Building from 25 April to 26 May, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day will be formally observed in Ireland on Friday 28 April at a special ceremony involving the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Congress), Ibec, the Construction Industry Federation and the Health and Safety Authority. Workers, businesses, organisations and communities everywhere nationwide are invited to mark Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland with a minute’s silence on that date.

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