22nd March, 2001
Notice Board


The new edition of 'Entitlements for the Over-Sixties' is now available. For you Copy contact Cobh Citizens Information Centre by phoning 4814422 or calling into the Parish Centre, Roches Row, Cobh.


There will be an 'Open Meeting' to discuss the current Teachers Dispute. The meeting has been organised by the Parents Council of Christ the King Girls Secondary School for 8.00PM on Thursday 29th March in Nemo Rangers Hurling and Football Club. All parents are urged to come along and give their support. For further information please contact Stella Collins at 021 4362886 or 087 2252070.


Julia Ward Howe made the first known suggestion for a Mother's Day in the United States in 1872. She suggested that people observe a Mother's Day on June 2 as a day dedicated to peace. For several years, she held an annual Mother's Day meeting in Boston. Mary Towles Sasseen, a Kentucky schoolteacher, started conducting Mother's Day celebrations in 1887. Frank E. Hering of South Bend, Ind., launched a campaign for the observance of Mother's Day in 1904.
Three years later, Anna Jarvis of Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia, began a campaign for a nation-wide observance of Mother's Day. She chose the second Sunday in May, and began the custom of wearing a carnation. On May 10, 1908, churches in Grafton and Philadelphia held Mother's Day celebrations. The service at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton honoured the memory of Anna Jarvis' own mother, Mrs. Anna Reeves Jarvis.
At the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1912, a delegate from Andrews Church introduced a resolution recognising Anna Jarvis as the founder of Mother's Day. It suggested that the second Sunday in May be observed as Mother's Day.
Mother's Day received national recognition on May 9, 1914. On that day, President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution of Congress recommending that Congress and the executive departments of the federal government observe Mother's Day. The next year, President Wilson was authorised to proclaim Mother's Day an annual national observance.
A day for honouring mothers was observed many years ago in England. It was called Mothering Sunday, and came in mid-Lent. Yugoslavs and people in other nations have observed similar days.
In the United States it's on the second Sunday in May, many families and churches make a special point of honouring mothers. Many people follow the custom of wearing a carnation on Mother's Day. A coloured carnation means that a person's mother is living. A white carnation indicates that a person's mother is dead.
Here at home we share the name with the Americans but our day is on the 4th Sunday of Lent. It is a day on which we should all show our love honour and respect for our mothers and that's the least we should do.


Composer, pop singer and pianist who made unusual eyeglasses and flashy costumes his trademarks. His melodic songs, superb piano playing, and showmanship in concerts have made him one of the most successful performers of his time.
John was born in Pinner in Middlesex England on the 24th March 1947. His real name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight. He began his musical career playing piano in an English hotel. In 1967, John began a long collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin. The team created many hit songs, including "Candle in the Wind" (1987). John performed an updated version called "Candle in the Wind 1997" at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in an automobile accident. The recording of the new version became the biggest seller in music history.
John's other hits include "Your Song" (1970), "Friends" (1971), "Rocket Man" and "Crocodile Rock" (both 1972), "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (both 1973), "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (duet with Kiki Dee, 1975), "Mama Can't Buy You Love" (1979), "I'm Still Standing" (1983), "Sacrifice" and "Healing Hands" (both 1990), "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (duet with George Michael, 1992), "True Love" (duet with Kiki Dee, 1993), and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" (1994).
John appeared in the motion picture Tommy (1975) and won the 1994 Academy Award for best score for his music for the animated feature The Lion King. His 1979 concert in Moscow was filmed as From Elton with Love. John was knighted in 1997 by Queen Elizabeth II for his charity work.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe German poet, novelist, dramatist, and scholar. He is generally considered the founder of modern German literature, and was the leader of the Romantic Sturm und Drang movement. His works include the autobiographical Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers/The Sorrows of the Young Werther 1774 and the poetic play Faust 1808 and 1832, his masterpiece.
Among his many interests were geology, the occult, physics, philosophy, biology, comparative anatomy, and optics. His many works - in poetry, drama, fiction, and science - made him known throughout Europe. Between 1775 and 1785 he served as Prime Minister at the court of Weimar. A visit to Italy 1786-88 inspired the classical dramas Iphigenie auf Tauris/Iphigenia in Tauris 1787 and Torquato Tasso 1790.
Goethe was born in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1749, and studied law. Inspired by Shakespeare, to whose work he was introduced by the critic J G von Herder, he wrote the play Götz Von Berlichingen 1773. In later years he was a friend of the dramatist Schiller.
Goethe's scientific research was characterised by a combination of keen observation and poetic intuition. He discovered the intermaxillary bone in the human jaw (thus anticipating Charles Darwin's link between humans and apes); and argued that the skull was a modification of the spine, and that all the parts of a plant are modifications of the leaf. In physics, he argued against Isaac Newton's theory of light. He also devoted much time to the study of painting and from 1791 was director of the Weimar court theatre.
Other works include the Wilhelm Meister novels 1795-1829, the short novel Die Wahlverwandschaften/Elective Affinities 1809, and Farbenlehre/Treatise on Colour 1810.
Goethe died on 22nd March 1832.


A married couple were enjoying a dinner out when a statuesque brunette walked over to their table, exchanged warm greetings with the husband and walked off.
“Who was that?” the wife demanded.
“If you must know,” the husband replied, “that was my mistress”.
“Your mistress? That’s it! I want a divorce!”
The husband looked her straight in the eye and said, “Are you sure you want to give up our big house in the suburbs, your Mercedes, your furs, your jewellery and our vacation home in Mexaco?”
For a long time they continued dining in silence. Finally, the woman nudged her husband and said, “Isn’t that Howard over there? Who’s he with?”
“That’s HIS mistress,” her husband replied.
“Oh,” she said, taking a bite of dessert, “Ours is much cuter.”


The Cork Geological Association are holding the John Dunne Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, 28th March 2001 at Jury's Hotel, Western Road, and we feel it may be of particular interest to those who may be obtaining their domestic water supply from a ground-water well, or who may be considering sinking one - it will be a very good opportunity to get the most up to date information from an expert in this field.
The details are as follows:
Speaker Dr Donal Daly of the Geological Survey of lreland

The lecture commences at 8pm sharp and admission is free to members, while non-members will be charged £2.00.


Henry Forde (1st) died at Fair Lane on April 7th 1947 at 11.40pm. On the day of his death floods on the river Rouge broke the banks and cut off local power. They also flooded the private generating plant at Fair Lane. Henry Ford the man who put America on wheels - the multi-billionare seccess story - left this world, as he entered it 83 years before, by the light of a paraffin lamp.
Dan Dempsey's 24 hour Rescue & Recovery, Kinsale. 086-8217777


Al-ANON Family Groups Open Public Meeting at The Dominican Centre,
Popes Quay, on Wednesday April 4th from 8 PM to 9,30 PM. People whose
lives are affected by someone else's drinking are invited to attend.


Part 34 - Frankfield Chapel

The Rev. Horace Townsend had this to say: "The parish (Carrigaline) contains two churches, one of which, a chapel of ease, was erected about twenty years since at Douglas on the northern quarter to accommodate the respectable inhabitants of that vicinity."
Frankfield Protestant Church was built and endowed by Samuel Lane of Frankfield. The silver plate, two chalices, two patens, one flagon dated 1838, are inscribed "Frankfield Church. Presented by Samuel Lane of Frankfield." One notice stated:
Chaplain: Rev. K.Leslie A.M
Hours Of Service: 12 and in summer 6 o'clock in the evening. On Wednesdays during the winter months 12 noon; in the summer months 6 o'clock in the evening.
Sacrament the 1st Sunday in every month at noon services.
Next week The Lane Family

On the Roundabout

At a function held in Lion House, Douglas, over £5000 was handed over to two institutions. It, being the proceeds of a charity gala Irish film premier organised by the Douglas Lions Club. Over 150 people attended the Irish Film premier "About Adam" and dinner in the Rochestown Park Hotel, after the showing…. Progressive Democrats, Councillor John Minihan has welcomed the EU approval for the new tax incentive scheme for small towns in Cork…..Deirdre Clune T.D. says the Government should be shamed by further criticism from EU on poor environmental action.


Two prominent members of the Carrigaline Toastmasters were first and second in the Area 23 International Speech Contest, hosted by Cork Toastmasters at Jury’s Hotel on Tuesday last March 20th . Lynne Whitaker took first price for her speech entitled "I challenge you", while founder member and veteran Liam Cunningham was second with a speech called "nothing of great significance". Lynne will now go on to the Division A final to represent her area in Charleville on Saturday April 21st. The next meeting of the Carrigaline Club takes place in the Carrigaline Court hotel on Monday night next March 26th at 8.00 p.m.. Guests and new members are always welcome.

Cork Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten Initiative

The Cork Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten Initiative are a small not for profit kindergarten, following the child centred holistic philosophy of Rudolf Steiner who believed that creative play and learning by imitation enhanced the social and communication development of the child. The children at the kindergarten benefit greatly from a warm loving environment with much outside play and also paint draw bake bread prepare their own food and play surrounded by nature.
They receive no Government funding and the parents raise all funds. If you are interest in hearing more about them or doing an interview, please ring Tina McAree at 021-4364377.

Waldorf Kindergarten Initiative

The Cork Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten Initiative are a small not for profit kindergarten, following the child centred holistic philosophy of Rudolf Steiner who believed that creative play and learning by imitation enhanced the social and communication development of the child. The children at the kindergarten benefit greatly from a warm loving environment with much outside play and also paint draw bake bread prepare their own food and play surrounded by nature.
They receive no Government funding and the parents raise all funds. If you are interest in hearing more about them or doing an interview, please ring Tina McAree at 021-4364377.


Returning to education as a mature student, after an absence from the world of academia, while becoming an increasingly realistic option for people, still remains a daunting task. There are so many considerations, which need to be made by the potential student. Financial considerations, educational background, and family responsibilities are but some of the perceived obstacles which may prevent an aspiring student from actually becoming one. The Educational Opportunities Department, CIT Adults Into Higher Education Certificate has recognised these difficulties, since the inception of the course in 1992, has tailored a programme which makes the return to education very accessible. The combination of a team of innovative and dedicated lecturers, flexible time tabling, an ongoing guidance service maintenance grants and book schemes, is most conducive to the needs of a mature student.
The yearlong course familiarises the students with a range of subjects including computing, mathematics, communication, science, technology, business management and a European language. Classes are Monday to Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm.
The aim of the course is to provide mature students with the necessary, skills, knowledge and confidence to pursue higher education. Its aptitude in achieving this can be gauged by the numbers of graduates who continue on to pursue certificate, diploma and degree courses not only in CIT but also in numerous universities and Institutes of Technology elsewhere. Indeed two female past pupils are now established member of staff in CIT, one in Civil Engineering and another in Chemical Engineering.
Additionally the Educational Opportunities Department provides a two-year National Certificate in Business Studies programme for mature students and a National Certificate
in Science (GMP & Technology). This provides opportunities for progression to qualification at Certificate, Diploma and Degree level. The latter is an Accelerated Technician Programme of 18 months duration.


The Cork Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten are hoIding an Easter fair and Open Day on Saturday 7th April from 1 to 4 PM at Quaker House, Summerhill South, Cork. There will be a café serving home-made soups, breads and cakes, Easter decorations and handmade crafts, cake stall, children's' crafts and games, bric-a-brac, Easter Hamper Raffle, etc.
If you would like to hear more about the child centred philosophy of education or would just like a pleasant afternoon, please come along to the Cork Steiner Kindergarten Easter Fair and Open Day on the 7th April from 1-4 PM at Quaker House, Summerhill South. PH. 4310581 after 1pm weekdays for enquiries.


The weekly cleanup will resume on Saturday next between 10.30 and 12.30. Meeting as usual at the Community Hall at 10.30. All are welcome, bring a friend!

Public Meeting
The Tidy Towns monthly public meeting takes place on tonight Thursday 22nd March


The EAST CORK CHORAL SOCIETY will perform ST JOHN PASSION by J.S. BACH, in St. Patrick's Church, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork, on Saturday, April 7th, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost £8 (£5 Concessions) available from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street and Society Members.


Ciorcal Cómhrá in Douglas Library
The next meeting will be held on
Friday March 23rd at 11.00 am. Beidh
caint is cómhrá agus cupán tae againn.
Bígí ann.


Douglas branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann are holding a céilí in the Douglas G.A.A. hall on Friday 30th March. The Tadhg Kearney Céilí Band will play music for Céili, Old Time and Set Dances. Dancing is from 9-12, admission id £4.00. The branch of Comhaltas in Douglas have an attendance of over 100 at the weekly traditional Irish Music classes which are held in Gael Scoil An Athar Tadhg O'Murchú.


March 25th, traditionally is Mothers Day but this year it also has the added attraction of hosting Carrigaline's 3rd visit by Premier Antiques Fairs. This time the event which will take place on Sun 25th March and will include dealers from far and wide.
Included in the items for sale will be a very fine Besiick Porcelain Model of the racehorse Arkle, 18inches high and will be for sale at around £400.
Some very fine Meissien Porcelain, Irish Silver from the 18th & 19th century, collectibles, coins, jewellery, glass, clocks, prints and some of the finest furniture seen at an Antique fair for some time.
Mr. Ted Hegarty of Premier Antiques expects up to 20 different dealers to exhibit their specialist wares and as this has become a very popular event it is recommended to come early.
As Antiques have proven such a strong investment over the years the people of Carrigaline might consider a present for Mum, which would combine beauty and value.
Mr. Hrgarty also advises us that he will conduct a free valuation of items, which will take place between 3-4pm and any items to large to bring along, a photograph will suffice.
So don't miss this enjoyable day out at Carrigaline Court Hotel where a warm welcome will be extended to Antique lovers and incidentally where accompanied children are admitted free of charge.

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