Monday 19 November 2018

Mallow Search and Rescue Unit to hold a seven mile river raft race

An organising committee was formed at the beginning of the year and plans are at an advanced stage for the big event. The event called 'Kicking Back The Years' will be staged at the Youth Centre on Saturday April 15 from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00pm. More detailed information will be announced later. Cystic Fibrosis: A fundraising night in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland will be held

A SPECIAL evening of celebrations on the 30th anniversary of the world record beating Mallow Indoor Football Marathon of Easter 1976 will be held at Mallow Youth Centre in April.

An organising committee was formed at the beginning of the year and plans are at an advanced stage for the big event.

The event called 'Kicking Back The Years' will be staged at the Youth Centre on Saturday April 15 from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00pm. More detailed information will be announced later.

Cystic Fibrosis: A fundraising night in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland will be held in Albert's Bar in O'Brien Street on tonight Thursday, March 2, commencing at 8.30pm.

During the evening Boyler, the popular local singer/songwriter will perform and will also make the official presentation of proceeds made from the release of his latest single 'Live The Dream' to CFI.

The cream of local musical entertainers will also appear on the night which includes Eddie Ward, Ollie Buckley, Billy Attridge, Tadgh Attridge, Marie Naughton, Sean Murphy, Ian Lucey, Kabs and Noelie Ward former member of the Don Baker Band and one of Mallow's most respected musical performers.

A Hypnotic and Magic show featuring Pete Carroll will also take place.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Eric Griffin. Admission is free and your support will be very welcome.

River Raft Run: The annual colourful River Raft Run in aid of the Mallow Search and Rescue Unit will take place from Mallow Bridge to Killavullen Bridge on Sunday, March 19 at 1.00pm.

Organised by the MSRU John Woulfe said this week on behalf of the group that the check-in of rafts will take place at the bridge from 8.30am to 10.30am and all will be subject to safety checks before being allowed in the water.

The seven mile river race to Killavullen will be accompanied by trained rescue crews and lifeboats to insure all competitiors have a safe and, hopefully, dry experience.

The rescue unit are on call at all times and have been involved in many critical and distressing searches on the river over the years and your support for the unit is crucial and deeply appreciated.

Tracing Family Decendents: Nora May O'Sullivan of Bweeng is presently trying to trace the Dennehy, Dorgan and Twomey families to find out if they are any decendants of Richard Dennehy, Ballynamona, Moureabbey, Co Cork.

Richard's sister Catherine and her husband Daniel Dorgan had a daughter Julia Dorgan. Nora May has in her possesion a marriage Certificate in the name of Julia Dorgan and Patrick Twomey which is dated May 9 1906. Patrick was born in Blarney, son of Eugene Twomey and Ann Sullivan. Julia Dorgan-Twomey died in Brunswick, Victoria in Australia in 1955 at the age of 92.

Her brother Daniel passed away in 1934 in Malvera in Victoria aged 68. Perhaps some readers of this newspaper from the Mourneabbey, Blarney or Mallow area may know if relations from the above families are living in the Cork area as a family in Australia wishes to contact them. Nora May would appreciate any information received and she can be contacted at 021-7333040.

Church Gate Collection: The Mallow branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind will hold their annual Church gate collections at both Churches on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, 2006.

The local branch of this organisation has been operating for years and the work they do deserves support from all.

Birthday Girl: Congratualtions and belated birthday greetings to Denise O'Connor, Annabella Park in Mallow who celebrated her 21st birthday on Tuesday, February 21 with a special evening in the White Deer with family and friends. Denise is daughter of Mary and Dennis O'Connor.

Mallow United: There were two winners in the Mallow United Forecast competiton last weekend. Patsy Sheehan, O'Keeffes Walk and Joe Ryan c/o Paul Lyons won ?50.00 each with 13 points out of 14 points.

The lucky dip winners of ?20.00 each were Pierce Whelan c/o The Arches and Jean Walsh c/o AIB.

The jackpot is currently at ?2,850. The clubs fixtures are as follows; Saturday March 4 Munster Junior League, Mallow United V. Ringmahon in the Town Park at 2.30pm and on Sunday, March 5 in the Munster Senior League, Mallow United are hosts to Temple United in the Town Park at 2.30pm.

Mallow Library: This month the library celebrates Seachtain na Gaeilge and Library Week. World Book Day is today Thursday, March 2.

The library invites readers to come along and browse through their range of adults and children's books.

The library wishes to thank photographers Stephen Murphy and Gerard O'Meara for allowing their pictures from over the past 20 years be allowed used in the picture exhibition in the library.

Many other photographs taken by library staff are also on display.

An aspects display of Ireland from Binchey to Banville, from cookery to poetry, from Colfer to Kavanagh will be held in the adults and children's library from Saturday, March 4, to Saturday, March 25 inc. will be held in the library.

On Saturday, March 4, at 12.00 noon the library welcomes the young members of Cuisle Avondhu to entertain the patrons with traditional Irish music. Storytime for children and parents will be held every Saturday at 11.30am with stories,art and fun.

Special Seachtain na Gaeilge stories and art will be held in the library on Saturday, March 4 and Saturday, March 11.

On Tuesday, March 14, pupils from Gaelscoil will meet with author Re O’ Laighleisto to discover more about the work of this popular Irish author.

On Saturday, March 11 at 2.30pm a special workshop will be held in the form of making St Patrick's Cards with Maga and Emma.

Names are required as places are limited for this event.

The bookworms meeting on Saturday, March 24 will examine Irish authors and illustrators. The adult library book club will meet on Saturday, March 11 at 11.30am.

This month the club will discuss Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and Brick Lane by Monica Ali and they will continue the Irish theme of looking at Irish literature this month.

The Failte Irish group meet every Tuesday at 11.15 am. If you are interested in execising your Irish you are very welcome to come along and join in the conversation.

On Tuesday, March 14 author Re O’Laighleis will meet with the Failte group. A working exhibition on traditional crafts, including lacemaking and patchwork will take place in the library on Thursday March 9 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

You are invited to join in or just view the craftwork

Wiggie Hits 40: Noel 'Wiggie' O'Connell celebrated his 40th birthday last Friday with a surprise party in Mona's.

Wiggie is well known in many sporting codes in the town including gaelic games, rugby and soccer throughout the years. Formerly from Canon Sheehan Place 'Wiggie' now lives in Castlelands.

By all accounts the birthday boy, wife Martina and family and friends had a ball at the celebrations.

Mallow Art Club: A demonstration by Camillia O'Riordan on portraits and pastels will be held in the Mercy Centre at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 7.

Admission is ?5.00 for members and ?7.00 for non-members. Light refreshements will be served. All are welcome.

GAA 45: First, Joe Barry and Kathleen Walsh. Second, Josie Sheehy, Nora Culloty, Tim Riordan and Liam O'Sullivan. Ladies, Gretta Moynihan and Breeda McGrath.

Mix, Nora Barry and Joe Sheehy. Raffle, Nora, Joe, Mick O'Callaghan, Patsy Lenehan, Breeda and Gretta.

Cards every Thursday in Carrokeal at 9.00pm and all are welcome.

Wedding in New York: A Mallow couple tied the knot in style recently in New York City. Best wishes to Martin O'Mahony, Rock Road and Nicola Christopher, Scarteen. Nicola is daughter of Mary and Billy Christopher while Michael is son of Mick and Cathleen O'Mahony. Wishing them a happy life together.

GAA Lotto: Wheelspinner Billy Cotter c/o Paddy McCarthy won ?65.00 in the Mallow GAA Members Weekly Lotto Draw which was held in Carrokeal on Tuesday, February 21.

The ?30.00 lucky dip winners were Martin Doherty, Shortcastle c/o T.O'Neill, Pat Egan, An Post c/o Jerry O'Brien and Sheila Collins 47 Canon Sheehan Place c/o Eugene Sheehan. The numbers drawn were 4-5-13-28 with the bonus number 18.

The jackpot is currently at ?4,200. Spinning the wheel next week will be Cian and Mairead O'Sullivan, Castletownroche c/o T.O'Neill.

Deadline: The deadline for items for inclusion in the Around Mallow column is the previous Tuesday at 12.00 noon. All information to or 086-8505684.