Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Heritage Notes - 18 November 2011

The Cappoquin Christmas Collection

They’re back! This year’s instalment of the Cappoquin Christmas Collection has just hit the shops and can be bought at the Post Office, the Credit Union and at Murrays in Barrack Street. The 2011 series is bigger than last year’s, and contains nine different Christmassy scenes in all. For obvious reasons, scenes from the frozen Blackwater of late 2010 are found on several of the cards, but you will also find some lovely images of Dromana Bridge, Twigbog, St Anne’s Church and the Corner Stone.

The cost of this year’s cards is as competitive as ever, at just one euro each. All profits from sales go to support the work of Cappoquin Heritage Group and, as always, we will give details of profits, if any, after Christmas. With a print run of just 900 cards, and with over 100 gone in five days, it is time to get the skates on (remember 2010?) and get your Cappoquin themed cards for Christmas before it’s too late. Sincere thanks to the people who supplied images which we could not use in the end and, naturally, to those whose images have been used on these cards. These included Cara and Gina McGrath, Noel O’Donoghue, Steve O’Shea, Kerry McLaughlin, Brendan Connors and a special thanks to Yvonne O’Sullivan, to whom we extend our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.

This week’s picture comes from the new Christmas Collection and features a Noel O’Donoghue painting called ‘Home for Christmas at the Cornerstone’. Well done to Cara for all her work on this project.

Remembering the Tailors

A number of enquiries have been made in recent days regarding the Tailors premises, which has been cleared out. We can allay people’s fears by telling you that the landlord has been more than helpful in allowing members of the Heritage Group to access the building and rescue items of particular significance relating to this iconic premises and family.

We have a literal mountain of items, postcards, old dockets, photos, GAA memorabilia etc which we hope to put on display sometime in 2012, possibly around the time of the Cornerstone Carnival. It is too early to confirm this as yet but rest assured that anything that could be done by our small group to preserve this aspect of Cappoquin’s heritage has been in hand for quite some time. The landlord and the family of Noel and Thomas have been very supportive all through and the Beekeepers Association have also been doing great work. More on the exhibition plans in due course.

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