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In this week’s East Cork Journal we are looking towards Strictly GAA Midleton, with the launch taking place on Friday night at 8.30 pm in the lounge in the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome to attend and find out who will be teamed up with you. I

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Aldi is delighted to announce that Cobh General Hospital is the latest organisation to benefit from Aldi’s new community support fund. Aldi’s Cobh store staff have awarded Cobh General Hospital a €500 grant in recognition of its tremendous work within the local community and to help support its vital services. The €500 grant was present
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Annelin Dorgan with Ladonna McAlister getting set at the Park Road Centre Cobh.
A one-time preserve of the Irish Country Woman’s association, jam making returned to one East Cork town earlier this week. The kitchens of the Park Road centre, were taken over by the children of Cobh and their families, as they stirred things up to raise much needed funds, for the Cobh Family Resource Centre and their low cost counselling, play
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Vital lessons must be learned after recent road works blighted the lives of residents and businesses on the Great Island. Independent Councillor Claire Cullinane made the plea as she called for better communications when it comes to planning road works and diversions that can disrupt “the lifestyle” of the people of Cobh. Cllr Cullinane claim
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Problems caused by trees and hedges overhanging roads was discussed at the Southern committee meeting of Cork County Council on Monday 19 September. Labour Councillor Cathal Rasmussen lead the call to issue letters to the county’s landowners responsible for hedges and trees which overhang the road or footpath to be cut back. Cobh municipality
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A public meeting to discuss the repeal of the eighth amendment which bans abortions here, unless the mother’s life is at risk, was held in Midleton GAA Club house last Wednesday 14 September. The meeting organised by the East Cork branch of the Anti-Austerity Alliance, People Before Profit (AAA-PBP) was attended by a core group of prochoice act
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A close-up of the Eir cables running along Belvelly Bridge.
The Belvelly Carrigaloe and District Community Association are campaigning to have repositioned from view the Eir cables that run along Belvelly Bridge, Cobh. Belvelly Bridge, adjacent to Belvelly Castle, is the only road bridge connecting Fota Island to Great Island, where Cobh is situated. Decades ago, Eir, the telecommunications company forma
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Donal O’Leary from Stop Food Waste will be holding a compost workshop with Scoil Chlochair Mhuire in Carrigtwohill on Wednesday, 28 September at 11am. A womery will be set up at the school with composting worms, sawdust and cardboard to help create usable compost in the school. Mr O’Leary said: “We're setting up a wormery to compost food wa
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The date of the Ballymacoda Ladysbridge Community Council 1916 Commemoration event has been changed to Saturday, 24 September. The people of Ballymacoda supported by Cork County Council and the 'Ireland 2016 Initiative', are to remember the 1916 Rising by the planting of an Oak Tree and the unveiling of a plaque. The event will be held in the Ba
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Friends of Londiani are excited to announce the launch of the Kenya Ball 2016! It will take place at Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel in Glanmire on Saturday 15 October. Friends of Londiani is an Irish registered charity established in 2002 to help support people in a rural part of Kenya called Londiani which is 220km northwest of Nairobi. Since
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Down Syndrome Cork will hold a Fashion Show in Ballyseedy Home & Gardens on Friday, 30 September to raise much needed funds. There will be a cheese and wine reception at 7.30 pm and the fashion show will begin at 8pm. Down Syndrome Cork has over 360 member families across the city and county. The group provides support and resources, to encoura
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