History Lecture - Our local Kilmacanogue History Society members are eagerly looking forward to the February 2019 lecture. Titled 'Stacking the Coffins', it will be presented by Dr Ida Milne. Dr Milne has recently written a book on the subject of the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 and she is a European History Lecturer at Carlow College.
It is hard to believe that 23,000 Irish people died in this pandemic and Dr Milne has included first-hand accounts from people who lived through it and also how it affected the course of Irish history.
The venue is the Glenview Hotel on Tuesday, February 5, at 8 p.m. Admission is €4, members is €3 and as always.
Our local Kilmacanogue Cardiac First Responders were out early on Sunday morning teaching more people the art of survival. This time the group were guests of the Parish Committee and the CFR demonstrated life saving skills in conjunction with the Ambulance NAS Everyone enjoyed the presentation and well done to our wonderful Kilmac CFR Group.
The very popular Pilates Classes are continuing each week in the Kilmacanogue GAA Clubhouse. They take place every Wednesday evening at 8.15 p.m. and the cost is €10 per class. For further information, please contact Nellie King at 086 0844614.
Only the senior team in action last Sunday and they travelled to play Ashford Rovers and suffered a 5-3 defeat. The Glens were very poor in the first half and went in at the break 4-1 down, Josh O'Callaghan with the goal. They conceded another goal just after the break but never let the heads go down and got it back to 5-3 before the end with Luke Reynolds and Josh scoring again. Ashford are the current Premier Champions and no team can give them a 3-0 advantage in the first 20 minutes and the young glens are learning it's a tough life at this level. Hopefully hard work in training and on the pitch for 90 minutes will turn their fortunes around. Josh O'Callaghan had an outstanding game as did his brother Sam, who played in a lot of pain with a bruised toe.
There is no game this week as it is Oscar Traynor action for the county team.