10th February, 2000
The Noticeboard

Cork Community Forum /
Cork County Development Board

Cllr. Deirdre Forde tells us that Cork County Council have written to her informing her that meetings are being held over the next few weeks at ten different venues, one per each electoral area, to enable the registered Community / Voluntary Organisations select their three nominees for the Cork County Development Board.
At each meeting two nominees will be selected, resulting in a County Community Forum of twenty members who will then select one nominee per division to sit on the Cork County Development Board.
The Carrigaline electoral area meeting is being held in
The Rochestown Park Hotel
on Thursday 10th of February at 8pm.
Councillor Forde urges all registered community / voluntary organisations to send a representative and avail of this innovative opportunity to put their representative on the Cork Community Forum or Cork County development Board.


Anyone interested in speaking or listening to a few words of Irish there is a Cead mile Failte at the Carrigaline GAA every Thursday night from 8pm to 10 pm.



Douglas Rugby is 21 this year and at the start of the season we has two agenda’s. One was to get promoted to Munster Junior League Div. 1 and the other was to have a gala dress dance. On the playing side we are almost there, we play St. Mary’s of Limerick nest Sunday at home at 3pm, and if we beat them we will almost certainly be promoted.
We had our dress dance last Friday, with guest speakers Mr. Jerry Murray, president elect of the Munster branch, Mr. Seamus Corkery, founder member of the club, and international referee Dave McHugh, who dropped more names that Billy Harris dropped the ball. There was a lot of old faces from the past 21 years, Peter Nevin came from Dublin, Barry Murphy, Mick O’Brien, Stephen Murphy, just to name a few. Two highlights of the night was a toast to the late Joe O’Reilly and to hear two hundred people singing “We are the boys in green”. We would like to thank the staff on the night, and last, but not least, Deni (Hand me down the moon” Barry, who was acting MC on the night.


The programme for the new century started with a most interesting talk on furniture restoration by Mamie Bowens of Monkstown. We look forward to her classes, prepare with lots of elbow exercises. Classes to be arranged later. Some of our members are going to An Grianan space for two more.
A Millennium Supper Dance will be held in Fernhill on March 10th. Music with Jimmy McCarthy ticket 12 from Noreen @ 373861. Members past, present, friends and associates are all welcome.
A Millennium Art & Craft trail of exhibits will be held (members work only) please contact Carol if you wish to exhibit @ 863242.
We have a special Guild rate for the Hotel Pool and Leisure centre. If you want to join contact Pauline @ 372673 6 to 7pm.
The Computer Course is prepared if your name is on the list. So popular is the course we may have to run a second group.
The I.C.A. Carrig Patchwork nights are the 2nd and 4th Monday Nights in the Day Care Centre @ 8pm. New people are welcome to attend two nights without membership. Phone Carol @ 863242, Day workshop is applique.


The family of the late Pat Hogan (nee Sherlock) of the Paddocks, wish to acknowledge with deep gratitude the many expressions of sympathy, spiritual, written and verbal, received over the past year. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.


Congratulations go out to Geraldine Green of Rochestown who won the romantic dinner for two at the Bella Vista Hotel in Cobh. Enjoy !!

The winner of the tickets for the Showband show were Mary Murphy (Carrigaline), Kay O’Mahony (Rochestown Rd.) and Angela O’Donoghue (Donnybrook). Congratulations to all and hope you enjoyed the show.

Congratulations also to Glen Boyle (Pinecroft) and Jer Ahern (Well Road) who won the Liverpool FC Scarf and Cap. Well done !


Firstly, the staff of ECS Ltd would like to wish the boss Happy Birthday - so Happy Birthday to Paul Twomey.

Douglas Weekly would also like to wish Paul a very Happy Birthday and also Happy Birthday to Michael O’Connell of Hillcourt.

We would also like to wish very special birthday greetings to Douglas Rugby Club, who are celebrating their 21st year. Well done to all involved !!


Would light not bend,
If light could see,
The harm we do,
To you and me?
Would light not falter,
Lose it’s track,
Seeing all the knives,
Stuck in your back?
Would like to stop,
If she could forsee,
Such future human misery?
On light! Be merciful and kind.
Dazzle me and make me blind.