Macroom's Alison goes 'Nationwide'
DON'T forget to tune into 'Nationwide' next Wednesday, February 13, when Alison Moloney, a native to Macroom and business owner of ReduceYourTax.ie, features in the programme.
Nationwide will tell the story of how Alison left Ireland on her own in January 2009 to travel Africa and on returning to Ireland eight months later she found herself unemployed, in debt and in the early stages of an unplanned pregnancy. However not one to give up and having years of experience as a tax advisor Alison set up ReduceYourTax.ie.
Having no start-up capital she originally worked from a desk in the corner of her bedroom with a borrowed laptop and a mobile phone.
Briery Gap Concerts
THE band Southern Tenant Folk Union play the Briery Gap on Saturday, February 9, at 8pm.
Southern Tenant Folk Union (featured on Late Late Show on Friday, January 25) is a Scottish Folk/ Bluegrass Band from Edinburgh and their new album "Hello Cold Goodbye Sun" is their fifth to be released since they formed in 2006.
It contains a set of songs that build on some of the soundscape folk from the acclaimed fourth album Pencaitland as well as showcasing the growing song writing, instrument and vocal talent from within the band. Tickets €15.
Running for St Mary's
CONGRATS to St Mary's Secondary School Macroom students, Jean O'Sullivan and Michelle McCarthy who finished in 1st & 7th place in the South Munster Cross-Country Championships.
They have qualified for the Munster Cross- Country Championships on Feb. 7.
MACROOM Flower & Garden Club AGM is on tonight (Thursday, February 7) at Coolcower House 7.30pm.
This will be followed by a Cake Decorating & Sugar craft Demonstration by Ellen O'Leary (Café 57).