Monday 19 March 2018

Village reaps benefits from tidy town efforts

THE village is looking in great shape this spring with the abundance of spring daffodils on all the approach were planted in September by the Tidy Towns group and we are all now reaping the benefits of this forward planning.

The group were back out in force last Sunday morning tackling a few eyesores and planning their campaign for the coming months.Great credit is also due to TUS worker, Martin Coughlan who has greatly added to the tidiness of the village since last July.

Parents Association

Coachford National School Parents Association are holding a bag-packing day this Friday in Quishe's SuperValu, Ballincollig.

The Parents Association fund raise each year to subside various school activities and pay fully for others.

Easter in the village

Church Cermonies for Easter will see Mass and devotions on Holy Thursday night at 8pm and the stations of the cross will take place at 12noon on Good Friday with devotions at 3pm. The vigil Mass begins at 9pm on Holy Saturday night and Easter Sunday mass takes place at 10am.

All the businesses in the village are preparing well for the Easter weekend and many have wonderful offers on Easter Eggs and other items for everyone to celebrate with. O'Riordan's Bar have Kieran and Jim lined up to add to the festivities on Easter Sunday evening between 6pm and 9pm.

Vintage Run

The Broomhill Vintage club are busy preparing for their next car and tractor run on Sunday, April 14. The run is open to veteran, vintage and classic cars and motorbikes and to all tractors.

Registration takes place at the GAA grounds in Coachford from 11am and vechicles will take to the roads at 12noon.

Camera Club

Coachford's Newest club was formed last Friday night when a group of people came together to create the Coachford Camera Club.

The club hope to share ideas, expertise and take part in social events. Their first field trip takes place on Sunday, April 14, when they will travel to the Gearagh.

Anyone interested in going with the camera club should be at the Church car park in Coachford at 2pm on April 14. All people need to bring is a camera and some enthusiasm.

The group are also looking forward to the Coachford Autumn Festival Photographic competition as part of the festival on August 18.


As the Premier league hots up, Pearse Celtic visit Coachford this Saturday to take on the home side at 2.30pm in one of the most anticipated games of the season.

Also on Saturday at the same time of day, the B team travel to Millstreet to take on league leaders, Los Zarcos.