Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Heritage Notes - 1 April 2011

AGM review

At the Cappoquin Civic Link AGM last Wednesday, chairperson Mike Coffey reported on a range of over twenty simple activities undertaken during 2010 to promote community efforts. The people in attendance expressed satisfaction with the work done and re-elected all outgoing members unopposed. It is anticipated that a few new members will be co-opted in the coming weeks, and the first meeting of the new committee is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6th next. Among the main issues raised from the floor at the AGM were the promotion of tourism and concern for the future of Cappoquin library. A small profit was reported on the year’s activities also, meaning that the combined accounts now show a balance of just over €9,000. Many thanks for the support and encouragement during the year. The next meeting of the Heritage Group takes place this Wednesday, March 30th at 8.00 in the library.

Music in the air

Hot on the heels of the third, and wonderful, St. Patrick’s Day Parade came the Tradfest which ran from Thursday to Sunday last weekend and certainly gave another huge boost to the town, socially and economically. Winnie Fennell would have been so proud. It was particularly great to see the numbers of young people now happily and expertly playing musical instruments and their efforts, and those of their teachers, have certainly borne fruit at the parade, carnival etc also. Long may the music continue.

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