Carrigaline Community News

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Active Retired

Carrigaline Active Retired Association is consistently attracting a good attendance of members to all its activities.  Last Thursday 34 members left Carrigaline at 9.30 am for a day trip to Kilkenny.  They stopped at Cahir for a break for refreshments. After lunch in Kilkenny the group split up and went their own ways some visited the Castle, and other attractions in the city, while others hit the shops. At 4.30pm it was back in the bus and headed for Mitchelstown where they had a beautiful meal in the Firgrove Hotel on the way home.

CARA plan regular outings in the months ahead.  This Thursday its back to the Parish Centre line dancing with Frankie and card playing with Kaye.  Anyone who is over 55 years of age and is retired is invited and welcome to join Carrigaline Active Retirement Association.  New members and new ideas always welcome.  For further information please contact Kaye Jeffords 086 057 6110 or Pat Sheridan 086 387 1108.

Men’s Shed

Work is continuing on refitting, insulating and decorating the prefab on the new site at the Mens Shed.  The kitchen is fitted and up and running and the woodworkshop is ready for action.  Bird nest boxes and planter wheelbarrows are already in demand from callers to the Shed.  Orders are already being worked on and all should be ready for the season ahead.  Work on the erecting the polytunnel is delayed due to the weather.  Fundraising for the entire €100,000 project is continuing.    For further information please contact Barry Cogan 087 813 7990, Roger Morrissey 087 2203547 or Aidan Winters 087 1329744.


Beidh Aifreann Gaeilge á chéiliuradh an Domhanach seo 12ú Feabhra 2017 ar a 10rn agus beidh bileoga Aifrinn ar fáil ag na doirse.  Beidh fáilte roimh amhránaithe go dtí an Cór Gaeilge a bheidh ag canadh in áiléar na hEaglaise.  Gach eolas ó Aislinn 087 9699 488.


There is a Pioneer meeting in the Parish Centre on Monday night next February 13th at 7.30 pm.  

Tidy Towns

The daffodils are popping up and some are already in full bloom around Carrigaline.  The winter plantng is also in bloom, but spring is in the air and plans are being made for the year ahead.  The Tidy Towns launch of the 2017 campaign has been fixed for Monday March 13th in the Carrigaline Court Hotel.  This year Carrigaline has been nominated to take  part in the 32 county best kept town competition.  The Tidy Towns committee are entering the National Tidy Towns competition plus many associated competitions again this year.  The committee is very appreciative of the widespread support for Tidy Towns from throughout the community.  All are encouraged to continue the good work to make Carrigaline a better place to live and grow up in.  New members, new ideas and new volunteers are always welcome contact Chairman, Liam O’Connor, 087 781 7857, Hon Secretary Ger O’Hara 086 166 1049 or email or Maura Allen 086 867 0222 or facebook .

Annual Tour

The annual Carrigaline tour is bound for Donegal this year.  The coach will leave on Saturday July 29th and return Saturday August 5th.  Those travelling will be taking in the 50th aniversary of the Mary from Dungloe Festival . Enquiries 4373316


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