Thursday 25 April 2019

Re-enactment of Volunteers' assembly at Bweeng

On 24th April 1916 over 300 men from companies from Mourneabbey, Mallow, Kilmona, Whitechurch, Donoughmore, Castletownroche, Courtbrack, Nadd, Lyre and Lombardstown marched to Bweeng where they were addressed by Tomás MacCurtain. Also present were Terence McSwiney, Michael Lynch and Thomas Kent.

This historic event is to be re-enacted and the organising committee of the Assembly at Bweeng on Sunday 24th April 2016 wish to invite All of the people of Macroom and the wider area to join us. Please contact Tim Sheehan on 0872593791, Sean Kelly on 0872447867 or Michael O'Neill on 0863762212.

Did you ever hear of a seed bomb? It is intended to quickly populate a bare plot of ground with growing things. Apparently it's cheap, natural, organic, easy to make and you can easily cover a large area with seed bombs in a very short time.

Macroom library is hosting two seed bomb workshops on Saturday 16th April - a children's workshop from 11.30 to 1pm and an adult one from 2 - 4pm

Numbers are limited to 10 per workshop so call the library at 026 42483 to book your place.

Meanwhiile, the library will host a Ciorcal Cainte with Nora Levis on Friday 1st April.

The library's next bookclub gathering will be on Wednesday 6th at 11.30 a.m. The book under discussion is 'Winter's Bone' by Daniel Woodrell. Membership is currently closed.

On Thursday April 7th, the Purlies will meet in the library at 11am. All level of knitter welcome.

The library's music morning for April is on Friday 8th and will be presented by staff member Christine Cronin. All are welcome to this relaxed and friendly event during which refreshments are served.

The library's exhibition for April is photographic in nature. Entitled 'Moments' it's a study of the work of furniture creator Joseph Walsh through the lens of photographer Andrew Bradley. It is very difficult to describe the pieces but as the saying goes 'a picture tells a thousand words'. The library Purlies will also have a display up with an Easter theme. They will be works of art in their own right as per usual. Both exhibitions will be in situ for the month of April.

Story time in the library is at 12 noon on Saturday 2nd, 9th 16th and 23rd. All 3 - 8 year olds are welcome irrespective of whether they are members or not. Having said that since membership is now free for children and adults there's no reason not to join.

Teams from Kinsale, Terelton, Whitechurch and Mitchelstown Macra clubs took home titles last weekend from the All-Ireland finals of the NDC Basketball and Kerrygold Club Question Time quiz, which was held in Dublin.

Kinsale Macra won first place at the quiz showing their general knowledge and grace under pressure.

At the NDC basketball final, Terelton Macra took home the title in the women's category while runners up were Whitechurch Macra in the womens and Mitchelstown in the mens category. The team members from Kinsale and Terelton have won themselves a place on the annual prize-winners trip in the autumn.

Macra National President, Sean Finan, said, "It was a great weekend of competitions for Macra showing the diversity of activities. There is something for everyone in Macra whether you like sports, drama, public speaking, agriculture or you like to demonstrate your general knowledge. Well done to all the members in Cork who took part and represented their regions exceptionally well".

The official opening of the Macroom Men's Shed at Masseytown will take place on Friday 8th April at 7pm.

All are welcome, refreshments served. Enquiries contact Sean at 087-7703899 or John at 087-2593695

Hello Dolly, Directed by Philip McTaggart Walsh, with music & lyrics by Jerry Herman will be staged in the Briery Gap on April 15 - 17 and April 22 - 24 at 8pm. There will be a Sunday Matinee on April 24 at 3pm.

A public meeting on the Carriganima/Clondrohid Text Alert scheme will take place in Clondrohid Hall on Monday April 4 at 8pm.

Speakers on the night will include Sgt. Ian O'Callaghan Crime Prevention Officer, Orla Doyle Community Officer, Supt. Michael Fitzpatrick Macroom, Diarmuid Cronin Development Officer of Muintir Na Tire, who will speak on alarms etc.

How it works, what it could mean to your area, all will be dealt with on the night, so please come along and support. If you have not yet joined, you can do so on the night. Light refreshments will be served.

West Muskerry A.C. are holding a fundraiser for one of their teammates Aoife Lucey who was diagnosed with Leukaemia in September 2015. Aoife is currently undergoing treatment in Crumlin Children's Hospital in Dublin.

Her teammates are putting on a concert this Saturday, 2nd of April, in the Riverside Park Hotel at 7pm and one of the club coaches, Collette O`Riordan, will be doing a head shave on the night to raise funds for Aoife's ongoing medical needs and rehabilitation.

A fun filled night of entertainment and talent can be assured. Tickets are only €5 and can be purchased from Spar in Clondrohid, McSweeneys Shop in Macroom (across from Supervalu) any club committee member or by emailing

Minors; On 23/3/2016, Macroom had a big win against Erin's Own in the Rebel Óg A League in Macroom; Score: Macroom2-21, Erin's Own 1-4.

U-16s; Macroom 2-12, Ballinhassig 0-3. Macroom(Rebel Óg B) had a comprehensive win on 24/3/2016 in Macroom and performed very well. U-14s; Playing in The Castle Grounds, Macroom recorded a great victory over Kilmurry in Rebel Óg B East . Down 2-2 after 10 minutes they rallied well and led 3-5 to 2-3 at the break. They resumed their dominance in the second half and finished well ahead; the full-time score was 8-5 to 3-6. They have Féile this Sat. in Macroom and are grouped with Aghabullogue, Donoughmore, Lyre and Kilmurry. Games start at 11 am. The U-12s and U-10s continue to train. The U-6s will have their first training session on this Saturday morning.