6th April, 2000
Notice Board


The Parents and Friends Assoc. of Scoil Chriost Ri, Turners Cross, are holding a Quiz night at Nemo Rangers H&F Club, South Douglas Road, on Tuesday 11th April, 2000 at 8pm. There will be superb prizes, raffles and spot prizes on the night and all are welcome! A great night is assured !!


MILLS RE-UNION

St Patrick's Woollen Mills re-union will take place in the Douglas GAA Hall on Fri 5th May. Tickets are available from Moira Corbet and Frank Downey.


SCOUTING NOTES

FOR WEEK ENDED SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST 2000
6th Cork Douglas Scout Unit C.S.I.

The Scout section had their Shield Competition at the Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills last Sunday. There were eight bases run by the various Units in the Region over the course of the day that ran from 10 am to 4 p.m. The word base is used by Leaders to describe an area in which the Scouts are given a project etc. to do, that has to be completed over a certain time limit. The bases had very diverse themes and there were four "Scouting" bases and four "Fun" bases. Some of the bases were Observation and Estimation, Human Construction and First Aid. The day was an enjoyable one for those who participated.


PUBLIC SPEAKING SUCCESS

FOR DOUGLAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Douglas Community School students, Brian Brady,Kieran French ,Dave Aherne and Michael Barry are following in the footsteps of last years All-Ireland Public Speaking champions.These four lads were victorious in the Mental Health Association ,Public Speaking semi-final in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary on Friday 24th March.
The All-Ireland finals will be held in the Edmund Burke Theatre, in Trinity Coliege,DubIin on Saturday,l5th April 2000. The topic for discussion is 'Mental Health----the cornerstone of a truly inclusive,
just and educated society?'
We wish the D.C.S. lads the very best for the final. We are sure they'll do us proud.


WATCH THIS SPACE

by Eugene & Valda Furlong

APRIL UPDATE
4th New Moon / 11th First Quarter
18th Full Moon / 22nd Lyrids Meteor Shower
26th Last Quarter

STARS CONTINUED
When nuclear reaction in its core finally ceases a star enters its dying phase, and the star structure becomes unstable. Over billions of years a star of low mass burns its nuclear fuel slowly, then evolves into a red giant. It then disintegrates to form a planetary nebula (and expanding a shell of gases) surrounding a white dwarf.
High mass stars uses their fuel quickly, over only millions of years and evolves into a super giant. Then a huge explosions takes place called a supernova. The remaining core forms a neutron star or a black hole.


CARRIGALINE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

CARRIGALINE PHOTOGRAPHIC
SOCIETY PRESENT THE WORK
OF AWARD WINNING LANDSCAPE
PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN HOOTON
AT THE STABLES, CARRIGALINE
ON WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL AT
8.30PM. ALL ARE WELCOME


IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

by Declan Cronin of Apex Clinic

Question: I'm a 39-year-old female and six years ago I was diagnosed as having IBS. Since then I've become preoccupied with my condition. Even if I'm to plan a short trip or simply go shopping to town I first have to consider where the toilets are located. If I'm out socialising I'm very concerned with people taking notice of the amount of times I go to the loo which makes me even more stressed. It has now come to the stage where I just don't want to socialise. Up until I was 30 I never had these problems. I also don't know what brought it on but I've been told that IBS can be due to stress. I would like to know if stress is the cause of IBS and can it be cured.

Answer: Some people with IBS can to be more stressed and anxious than people without, but that does not mean that stress is the cause. There have been a lot of studies and theories as to the causes and they would include diet, hormones, personality type, disturbance of gut flora, gall bladder trouble, hysterectomy, genetic etc. However it is still not known what exactly causes IBS. Obviously if a person becomes more stressed and depressed because of the symptoms then that can make their problems seem even worse. A good therapist can help you come to terms with your stress and anxieties. Some people go as far as to give up employment because they associate the onset of IBS as a direct result of stress at work. This has been known to help some people, but others would report that the symptoms haven't alleviated in the slightest. There are plenty of books and information on IBS and my advice would be to go and find out as much as you can about it. People do recover from IBS. Studies have shown that gut-directed therapy, which is becoming more and more accepted, is very successful in alleviating the symptoms.
More next week.


ON THE ROUNDABOUT

The Cork branch of Bird Watch Ireland have organised a trip to Currabinny Wood on Sunday April 9th.. Meet on Anglesey Street next to the City Hall at 1.45PM……….Cork Community Games hold their County Skills Weekend for 10 to 12 year old's on the 12th to the 14th of May… Simon Coveney T.D. recently welcomed the granting of a furtheh 24,000 to Schizophrenia Ireland….Insught America Touring Theater from Seattle present "Speed-The-Plough", a play by Pulitxer-Prize Winning playwright and film director David Mamet (The Untouchables, The Spanish Prisoner,The Verdict, American Buffalo etc)…..Deputy Deirdre Clune has criticised the 2 year waiting list for paediatric heart surgery….Home Design 2000 moves to Bantry for the May weekend….Parents having difficulties with child custody or having unsatisfactory access to children should contact The Shared Parenting and Joint Custody Support Group at the South Parish Community Centre or ring 087 6395470….


THE CHERNOBYL CHILDRENS

BUS EIREANN AMBULANCE FUND

hanks to all who supported us last Friday night, we raised 840.
Thanks to the GAA Club management and staff. Thanks to the O'Donoghue Family from Calderwood who were a great help, at fundraising and the entertainment on the night. Also the Kiely-Walsh School of Dancers, who gave a brilliant display of Irish dancing. Thanks to Noreen Crowley who came on board with the fundraising.
Thank you all
Gerald Walsh & Martin McSweeney


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