Happy Valentine`s Day to all our readers. Bring out your

Goleen & District Community Council Private LOTTO Draw
Numbers: 6, 14, 28 No Jackpot Winner. €40: Carmel McCarthy:
€20 each: Rosemary O’Driscoll, Pat Hegarty, Kathleen Mason.
Sellers Prize: Danny O’Sullivan.
This Week’s Venue: O’Meara’s €1300
If You’re not in, You can’t win! Buy your tickets for a chance! All monies made from the LOTTO go back into the
Community through Community Projects throughout the village and surrounding areas.
Mass Times: Monday & Friday: Schull 9am. Saturday: Lowertown 8pm.
Sunday: Ballydehob 9.30am; Schull 10.30am; Goleen 12.00 noon.
Church of Ireland Services: Sunday: Schull 10am. Altar Church, Toormore: 11.30am. Saint
Matthias, Ballydehob: 11.30am
another blow for West Cork with the announcement by government of the roads budget of €36m,
down nearly €2m on last year’s figures. This drop in funding for roads in the whole of Cork is
another hammer blow to us. Again out come the so-called experts stating that it is a cut in the LPT
that is the reason for this. But again they fail to recognise the roads in Cork were being allocated
moneys well before there was an LPT and leading many to seriously ask: Why are we paying it
when we are getting little or no services? It looks like West Cork has been overlooked again on
any improvements to our N71 or the R586 roads, which have seen lack of any serious funds in
decades. This begs the question: Is there any one in Dáil Éireann fighting the case for us to get
serious funding for these roads? MC GDCC
Recent Deaths - Margaret Caverly, Munig, Skibbereen and formerly of Cork. Sadly missed by
her children, family, friends & neighbours. Declan O'Mahony, Lowertown. Deeply regretted by his
wife, children, family, neighbours & friends. Declan was a regular visitor to the Goleen Social
Centre & his presence will be sorely missed by all. A minute’s silence was held this Monday in
remembrance of Declan. Averil Glynn, Goleen. Sadly missed by her children, all her family,
neighbours, friends, her colleagues and friends at The Heron’s Cove & her carers at Schull
Community Hospital. Yvette Goggin, (nee Shadwell) Newbridge, Co.Kildare and late of Longford.
Deeply missed by her husband John, children, family & friends. Fondly remembered by the Goggin
& O’Callaghan families, Glaun. Our sincere sympathies to all. May they rest in peace.
Parish Notice On Saturday February 14th, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, World Day of the
Sick, Mass and Sacrament of the Sick, will take place in Schull Church at 11am. All are welcome.
The theme for the 23rd World Day of the Sick is “I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame” (Job
29:15).Parish Assembly
Happy Valentine’s Day to all our readers. Bring out your Romantic side!
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VOL: 8 WEEK 7 FEB 12 2015 Published every Thursday.
PUBLIC MEETING FULLY BACKS ICSA CASE FOR FARMERS There were very few hurlers on the ditch
at the West Lodge Hotel where a public meeting was held by the ICSA looking for support to take a case
against the Department of Agriculture on the Single Farm Payment fines tonight. This case was first put
forward by the West Cork Community Alliance and huge work has been done on it. To bring it to where it is
today it was important that a farming organisation would spear head this legal challenge and the ICSA have
shown a willingness to do this. It was clearly stated tonight that there is no guarantee that this case can be
won, the same as with any legal case, but if we do not try, many small farmers will be simply wiped out.
Speaker after speaker supported the challenge. Some expressed disappointment at politicians’ lack of
interest in resolving the issue and their total lack of support for the farmers. It was stated that the Minister
for Agriculture in France not alone battled with Europe and won to get a massive reduction in the fine, he
then went back to his Prime Minister and convinced him to have the government take the hit on the fine and
not the farmers. If our Minister for Agriculture could show the same power, we in Ireland could have this
massive headache for farmers removed from their minds. This case will be getting massive support in other
counties as heads of the ICSA from many counties attended the meeting. Of course, the main reason for
the meeting is the case and Solicitor Brian Harrington gave a run down on the case going forward and the
hurdles to be jumped. Dermot Kelleher, Chairman of the West Cork ICSA, asked for a show of hands for
the case to proceed and got full support. But to take any case to the High Court there is a cost, which could
run to €100,000. So a suggested €100 or whatever a farmer could afford was requested from all farmers
affected by this savage cut in payments. Again this got full support from all present. If anyone would like to
contribute to this, please contact Margaret Peters on 0861292558. At the end of the meeting all present
showed how genuine they were as they all paid their contribution to get this case underway.
Lowertown cast a great sadness over the area. Declan was hugely popular and highly respected locally.
This respect was easily seen as huge crowds attended his removal and funeral mass in the Church of the
Seven Sacraments, Lowertown. Declan was a man who had time for everyone and someone summed him
up perfectly by saying that not alone was he a father to his children, he was a father figure for all of us. For
anyone who knew Declan really well you could know he was a man away ahead of his time. He had a
huge knowledge of all subjects whether it be Farming, Politics, Local Happenings or even could have a
very interesting conversation on the Premiership and the goings on between clubs and players. Declan
above all was a man of great faith; he attended his church and prayers no matter how busy he was. Down
through his life his faith was never put in to second place. As time went on from Declan’s busy life on the
farm, he adjusted himself perfectly in so many ways to retirement. One of the activities he loved was
attending the Social Centre in Goleen on a Monday with his wife, Patty. This day he could not wait for as
he loved the day from start to finish. On Monday last all in Goleen Social Centre, who loved and enjoyed
his company stood for a minute’s silence for Declan remembering a man who everybody cared for. To his
wife Patty and his family sincere sympathy is extended to you on Declan’s passing and what can be simply
put is a huge loss in our Community.
The death took place in Schull Community Hospital of Averil Glynn, formerly of Calnan Park, Goleen, The
Tower, Lowertown and The Haven, Schull. Averil had spent the last number of years in Goleen and had
many friends there; her passing will be greatly felt by her family, friends and colleagues.
The death took place of Eileen O’Donovan formerly of Caheriveranne, Lowertown and Ballydehob. Eileen
spent many years with her cousin Kit Attridge in Lowertown before moving to Clonakilty; her passing will
be greatly felt by her family and friends. Contd on Back page
Table Tennis - Triple table tennis titles for Goleen team at tough third level test
at UCC Open. A Grades with honours for Erik Olsson, James Kelly and Mair Kelly as
they topped the tables in the U13, U15 and U18 events. James Kelly also scored a top
two finish in the U18s with Suki Kelly taking a third place in the U11s. Jasmine Kelly
also featured in the top four in the U13 girls and Niall O’Driscoll placed inside the Top
10 at U15 while Aaron Olsson took 5th in the U11 Plate event. This was a tremendous
all round display of talent from the team as a whole and coach Owen Kelly was
absolutely delighted with each player’s performance. Erik Olsson has consistently
shown that he was capable of reaching the pinnacle of table tennis in Munster, but this
is the first time he has been crowned Champion and it is doubly gratifying as it his first
season at this age group. Mair Kelly’s final victory came off the back of an earlier
round defeat to the Irish No.5, but her tenacity and resolve does her much credit to
turn the tables when it really mattered. There is no surprise news to James’s winning
ways, but his consistency and domination of the sport in Munster is unique remaining
undefeated for 3 years at the U15 age group and with his results at U18 indicating that
his renown is likely to be maintained, getting to the top is difficult maintaining it is even
harder. Training in Goleen on Thursdays 4.30-5.30 & Fridays 7-9pm (€3 over 18s
Free) Owen Kelly
Schull Regatta are holding a fundraiser bingo on Sunday 22nd February at 3 pm in
Schull Parish Hall, Come along and support and it could be you calling check; lots of
cash prizes to be won with a raffle on the day also . If any one finds the steps at the
front entrance too much, we will open the door at the side. Contact 085-107-8910
Ellen Logan PRO
Craft & Sewing Classes - Commencing Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th February, 7.30 –
9.30pm (approx). Places limited. €10 per class. For details or to book your place,
please contact Mary 028-28433
Ballydehob Cheval Ride & Vintage Car & Tractor Run - Sunday 15th February,
meeting at Ballydehob Community Hall at 12.30pm. Cheval Ride, in aid of Schull
Community Hospital, from Ballydehob to the Hospital. Contact 087-221-7686. Vintage
Run, in aid of Ballydehob Community Council, from Ballydehob to Lisheen. Contact
086-387-2821. Participants & spectators welcome. D. O’Brien
The Heron’s Cove Restaurant
Open this week Fri & Sat from 7pm.
Cocktails and chocs for St Valentine’s Day.
BOOK NOW! 028-35225 www.heronscove.com
 Events Calendar - inclusion free. All items to be in by Tues evening. Email [email protected]
 Feb 12 Bingo in Goleen Parish Hall at 9pm. All welcome
 Feb 13 GAA Weekly 35 Card Drive The Fastnet Jackpot €1140
 Feb 14 Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, World Day of the Sick, Mass & Sacrament 11am Schull
 Feb 14 GDCC LOTTO Draw - O’Meara’s Jackpot €1300
 Feb 14 Valentine’s Fancy Dress Disco in the Fastnet Bar. Prize for Best Dressed Couple
 Feb 15 Ballydehob Cheval Ride & Vintage Car &Tractor Run at 12.30pm . Meet at Ballydehob Community Hall
 Feb 22 Schull Regatta Fundraiser Bingo 3pm in Schull Parish Hall
 Feb 27 The Culchie & the Kiwi - Cooking Demo at 7.30pm in Ballydehob Community Hall
 Weekly Events, Amenities and Attractions in the Locality
 Goleen & District Community Social Centre - Every Mon 11am-4pm Lunch 1pm (except Bank Holiday Mon will
be the following day-Tues). Book Meals by 11am the previous Sat. Contact: Maureen O’Callaghan 086-330-0262
 Goleen Community Centre - Contact 086-272-5506 to rent the Centre.
 Goleen Community Playgroup - Open Mon-Fri for preschool. Free ECCE places available. Call 028-35927 or
 Goleen Afterschool Club Tues: Cooking; Weds: Irish Dancing; Thurs; Art & Crafts. Call 028 -35927 or
 Fit Kids for Goleen Mondays 3.15 - 4.30pm in the Community Centre
 Boxercise Fitness Mondays 8-9pm Schull Village Hall. All ages. Gaisce participants welcome. 086-240-4709
 Schull Junior Running Group Tuesdays 3.30 - 4.30pm at tennis courts. Age 7 upwards. Contact 086-240-4709
 Céili Classes Tuesdays in Goleen Parish Hall at 9.15pm. Including Waltzes, Quicksteps, Foxtrots. All welcome.
 Morning Outdoor Fitness Wednesdays after school drop off 09.30 - 10.30. at Schull tennis courts. 086-240-4709
 Schull Parent & Toddler Group Wednesdays 10am -12noon in Parish Hall. All welcome. €3 per Family.
 Salsa Dancing Wednesdays 8.30pm in Newman's, Schull. Everyone Welcome.
 Acapellabella Community Choir Thursdays 8pm upstairs at Rosie's, Ballydehob phone Caz 083-142-5599
 Foróige every Friday evening 8.30 to 10.30 in the Community Centre
 AIB Mobile Community Bank: Every Mon, Thurs & Fri - Ballydehob - 9.30am to 10.30am. Schull - 10.45am to
12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm. ATM in Schull outside Brosnan’s Eurospar.
 Schull Office - Skibbereen Credit Union: Open Tues & Fri 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 5pm. Sat 9.30am 1pm. 028-28666
 Schull Library - Open Tues, Thurs & Fri 2.30 - 5.30pm. Weds 9.30am - 1pm & 2 - 5.30pm. Sat 9.30am - 1.30pm.
 Bus Time Tables: Goleen - Cork: Mon - Sat 07.50 & 17.30 Sun 16.15; Schull - Cork: Mon - Sat 12.40; Cork Schull: Mon - Sat 09.30; Cork - Goleen: Mon - Sat 13.00 Change at Skibbereen 16.05 & 16.30 Change at
Skibbereen 18.20; Sun 11.30.
 Mizen Head Signal Station Open Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm www.mizenhead.ie 028-35115/35225.
 Mizen Information & e-Centre, Main Street, Goleen. Coffee, Wifi., Hot desks. Gifts, Chat. Winter Hours Nov - Mid
March Tues, Fri, Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm 028-35000
Important Contacts
 Goleen First Responder/ Defibrillator Group Number 083-146-6605
 Coast Guard /Emergency Services 112 or 999
Garda Emergency Number 027-20860
 GARDA Text Alert scheme in Crookhaven and Mizen area (ChARGE) Text 083-159-8889
 Mizen Medical Practice - all enquiries & appointments call 028-28311 or for Out of Hours Service call
SouthDoc 1850-335-999
To Book Your Adverts - email [email protected] for rates. Please note: GDCC does not take
responsibility for articles and opinions published. Editors: Sue 028-35225 Michael [email protected]
Website: www.goleen.info
Chance to train as a First Responder - The West Cork Association of Community
First Responders is made up of medical personnel and community volunteers. The
association is looking for 200 people to volunteer in the Skibbereen and Clonakilty
areas (100 in each area) to train up as community first responders. The training dates
are Saturday 28th February (Clonakilty) and Saturday 14th March (Skibbereen), the
cost is €10 per participant. The objective of the association is to join all the community
first responder groups into a support and training network, as well as gathering all
data on available defibrillators in the West Cork area. This will result in lives being
saved in West Cork in collaboration with the National Ambulance Service.
Responders are despatched as community assets to events such as cardiac arrests.
The Association also welcomes interested groups in the West Cork area who have a
group already set up, or who want to set up a group in the West Cork region. For
more information contact: John on 086-241-2855 or 086-806-8747
Website: www.cfr.ie
Pictured Above - Schull Community College Leaving Cert Student presents a cheque
for €400 to Helen, Cancer Connect. This money was raised at a Bingo fundraiser held
in the Fastnet Bar last December. Also pictured are helpers Betty Johnson & Teddy
Twomey. Again, many thanks to everyone for your kind support. Amy Dineen
GDCC Newsletter - Your contributions can be submitted by email to
[email protected] or you can drop them into the Community Centre on a
Monday. Alternatively contact Caroline by phone or text on 086-259-3877 to arrange.
architect & artist with over forty years drawing & classical draughtsmanship experience.
He has attended a mindfulness training course in Scotland & has spent 20 years
painting & sculpting in West Cork. Peter is offering an informal workshop starting in
March - please see advert below for details.
For Sale - Pine bunk beds complete with mattresses. Contact Ellen 086-874-6459
Workshop over 6 sessions using simple techniques to unlock your creative potential.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” Picasso
Come & have some fun in a small informal group at Goleen Community Centre
Thursdays 10am - 12.30pm 12th March to 16th April (inc)
€15 per session, €80 for all six. Materials provided.
For information/booking call Peter on 087-216-7227
or email [email protected]
Computer Repair & Maintenance
Having Problems? Need a service?
Call 086 840 6664
Tim Singleton, Goleen
SafeHands Homecare - Your Care is our
SafeHands is a non medical home help service available
in West Cork. This is for people who are in need of more
home help & are finding it difficult to manage on their
own or who have just come out of hospital. We cater for
all circumstances arising in the lives of elderly people. We can provide non
personal care such as housekeeping, washing clothes/dishes, vacuuming,
ironing, brushing the floor, cooking and serving of nutritious meals. For
personal care we provide incontinent care, bathing, changing, assisting with
meals, assisting with mobilising, transferring and assisting in and out of
bed. We also provide a service for those who have dementia/Alzheimers.
We realise it is very difficult and tiring for families to live with someone
who has this. We provide companionship for anyone who needs it. So you
can get some sleep at night or have some time to yourself while knowing
your loved one is in Safehands.
Please contact Noreen Mahoney for further information on 086-898-6014