Finally this week a hearty welcome back to work to Mary Tobin. It is great, and very important to the whole area, to see our library doors open for business once more and to have Mary behind the desk. To say that Mary, and the library, carry out a vital public service in Cappoquin would be a real understatement and it remains vital that this service is maintained and supported.
Well done to the Foróige club which, for the second year running, carried off the novelty fancy dress award at the Cappoquin St. Patrick’s Day Parade last week. This year’s theme was a sort of Carribbean-meets-the-Comeraghs Leprechaun extravaganza, complete with appropriate costumes, rainbow and of course, a crock of gold. Only a few can appreciate the sweetness of the victory and the imagination and long hours of work that went into costumes, gold coin replicas, etc, so well done to everyone concerned.
Best of Luck
Best of luck to Winnie’s Gang with the forthcoming tradfest next weekend, featuring great traditional music over the four-day period. Rumour has it that a fine new ballad has been penned about the Battle of Affane and, who knows, it might get an airing this weekend. Best of luck also to the Trekkin Eejits, whose charity walk this year will follow the banks of the Blackwater. Sponsorship cards are available from the Credit Union and from the Eejits themselves, and the walk this year runs (walks!) from Friday, April 15th to Saturday 16th, with all proceeds going to the Marymount and West Waterford Hospices.
The Cornerstone Carnival committee met last Monday night and things are really taking shape at this stage for the seventh carnival on the last weekend in June. Next meeting is on Monday, April 4th in Fawlty’s at 7.30. The Heritage Group meets next on Wednesday, April 6th at 7.30.