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Friday 19 September 2014

'Stag of Avondhu'

Published 27/02/2014 | 05:26

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This weekend sees Awbeg Macra's version of the Rose of Tralee take place.

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On Saturday night, March 1, in the Crossroads Bar and Bistro in Buttevant, the most eligible bachelor of Avondhu will be crowned.

With County Councillor John Paul O'Shea on board as head judge, the contestants will be put through their paces in a seven-minute interview, two of which may be a party piece.

Judging comprises of a 25% public vote and a 75% in-house judges' vote so it's a night to bring your friends.

There's also an MC, DJ and finger food on the night, with entry just €5.

HISTORY TALK ON BATTLE

Blarney and District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled 'The Battle of Crossbarry – March 1921' on Thursday next March 6 at 8pm at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney Secondary School).

Giving the lecture is Mr Donal O'Flynn of Muskerry Local History Society.

This illustrated presentation outlines and explores the events which led to the epic encounter between the British forces and General Tom Barry's 'flying column' in March 1921, and its subsequent consequences.

Everybody is welcome. There is a nominal €3 charge for non-members

Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 0872153216.

MENSA TEST

Mensa are holding an IQ test session in Cork offering people the chance to discover their IQ score.

Those interested in finding out their IQ score can attend the Mensa supervised IQ test session on Saturday, 29 March from 1pm at University College Cork for just €30.

Mensa is currently offering a free personality profile to all those that book.

To book visit www.mensa.org.uk/ iq-tests or email bookatest@mensa.org.uk for more information.

IRISH WEEK

'Irish Week' begins on March 1 and local Irish Language group 'Gaeilgeoirí Cois Laoi' will mark the occasion by holding 'Oíche Litríochta' (Irish literature readings, poetry and scéalaíocht le chéile) in the Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay at 8pm. Fáilte is fiche roimh gach éinne.

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