26th April, 2001
Notice Board


Husqvarna has always endeavoured to make life easier by manufacturing user-friendly machinery. The concept user-friendly has taken on a whole new meaning with ‘Auto Mower’. You no longer need to lift a finger. This battery driven lawn mower does the entire job itself - from charging the battery, to cutting the lawn. It knows where and how to cut, and when it needs to be recharged, it takes itself off to the charging station.
Devoting your time to mowing the lawn will be a thing of the past using Auto Mower.
The Auto Mower is electrically driven which means no exhaust fumes. It’s low noise level means that neither you nor your neighbour will be disturbed when the mower is at work. It can work any hour of the day or night and can take care of lawns up to 2000 square metres and cuts approximately 100 square metres per hour.
‘Auto Mower’ is now available exclusively in Douglas from Cronin Machinery in Rochestown. Interested?


Douglas Community Centre
The A.G.M of the Douglas Community Centre takes place on this Friday 27th April at 8pm in the Community Centre. Light refreshment will be served. All are welcome.

Housing Advice Service .
"Threshold" are a voluntary organisation providing free and confidential Housing Advice to members of the public. Having a problem with, Deposit Retention, Notice to Quit, Minimum Standards, Eviction, Seeking Accommodation, First Time Rent, Home Purchases, Leases, Privacy, Rent Books, then Readers may benefit from knowing that they can contact 'Threshold' if they are experiencing a housing problem. For further information ring 021.4271250. Or call to "Threshold" 8 Father Mathew Quay

Douglas Tidy Towns Committee
You are invited to the unveiling of a 3-5 year plan for Douglas Village and the surrounding areas at The Rochestown Park Hotel Conference Centre on Wed 2nd May at 8.30PM. Light refreshments will be served.

"The Sam Maguire"
Dara Ó Cinnéide from 'An Ghaeltacht' and the Kerry Senior Team are bringing "Sam" to Cork and will share some footballing tricks with Corks young footballers at the Bishoptown GAA grounds on Sat.28th April between 3 & 5 PM


“I'll be there!” - You too can be there to see the history of Motown live! All the way from the USA for their first time appearance in Ireland. Hear all the hits from one of America's legendary motown. Groups from the sixities such as “Sugar pie honeybunch!”, “Standing in the shadow of love!”, “Same old songs!”. And of course “reach out i'll be there”, to mention but a few. Included also in the show will be the hits of the Drifters! The Temptations! Smokey Robinson! The Platters and Ben.E.King plus Otis Redding! Sam Cooke! Jackie Wilson! Ray Charles! Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
This is a visual show with cleverly choreographed routines and fantastic vocal harmonies staring from atlanta georgia. William Hicks, the man who makes the whole show tick also staring in the line up all the way from Miami, Florida is Roosevelt Demps with the smooth silky baritone bass voice and completing the line up. From the southern state of Georgia, USA is Mr Charles Sanders. First tenor to second tenor and Mr Jimmy Harris with a voice that covers falsetta to tenor to baritone together they complete the line up of the four tops in a show that will leave you breathless and dancing in the aisles. Everyman palace sunday next.


The Togher Music Project will hold a Fundraising race Night at the Ardmanning Bar Togher on Thursday May 10th
Togher Music Project established in September 1995, provides participants who have a basic Knowledge of Music an Opportunity to develop their Musical skills and enhance their prospect of employment within the Music lndustry.
The tutors who supply the training are all experienced teachers and performers and the courses have been validated by UCC, The Togher Study and Development Project was founded in 1993 in response to a serious unemployment situation in the area.
Your support would be very much appreciated, as Funding has to be met by the management of the Project. A great night is to be assured and there will be prizes galore. All Welcome.


Carrigaline Toastmasters have a few busy weeks ahead before breaking for the summer.
Due to the huge interest in the the Tall Tales Contest, a different more informal night dedicated to the competition is now to be held on Monday May 14th at 8 pm in the Carrigaline Court Hotel.
The night will be very entertaining for any one who wishes to come along to listen and enjoy a few tall tales spun before you. Non-members welcome, as well as new and old members.
The winners will go forward to the Area final in the Naval Base, Haulbowline on Friday May 19th at 8 pm.
Congratulations to Carrigaline Toastmaster Lynn Whittaker, who came second in the recent district final of the International Speech Contest in Charleville on April 21st last, amid tough competition. The night was very entertaining and the standard of speeches was very high.
The Carrigaline club have been invited to join Cork Toastmasters in their end of year meeting, on Tuesday May 1st at 8 pm in the Naval Base, Haulbowline. It will be a little less formal than most meetings with all three clubs in Area 23 participating. Due to security reasons the numbers will be limited, so please contact a committe member for an entry pass.


Yes, it is that time of year again! Crosshaven's 23rd Annual Sponsored fund raising cycle takes place on the 7th May bank holiday Monday. As usual there will be a 10 mile and a 40 mile cycle. The 40 mile goes to Innishannon and a bit beyond and back. Cyclists for the 40 mile must be more than 12 years of age. The 10 mile goes to Carrigaline and back to Crosshaven. There is no age limit for the 10 mile, but parents are encouraged to cycle with children less than 12 years. Both cycles will depart from Crosshaven car park within minutes of each other at 10.30 am. The cycle this year is in aid of "Crosshaven RNLI". All cyclists must have sponsor cards. We reserve the right to refuse any person admission to the cycle. e.g. Those with faulty and unsafe bicycles etc. Sponsor cards will be available from the Admiral Drake, Fitzgibbons shop and Hugh Mockler (4831352).


I am pleased to announce that the council will shortly be doing resurfacing work in a number of estates in Douglas. As notified last week work is scheduled to begin in Calderwood estate over the coming few days and in addition traffic calming measures for that estate will also be installed, following that work.
Resurfacing work will also begin in Kingslea, the Marlings and on the Grange road. Improvements will also take place on Maryborough Hill.
Readers can be assured that I am ever conscious that we are playing catch up with resurfacing the road in the greater douglas area. Believe me l have articulated these views over and over again citing the huge concentration of population and volume of traffic. I am aware the Clarkes Hill/Moneygourney area is causing serious concern and though major improvements are earmarked for here it will be some time before the benefits are felt. However l will keep the pressure up for priority treatment.
Moreover, council management and officials have now clearly recognised this fact. I very much appreciate their efforts in working with me to deliver an acceptable standard of infrastructure to you. I am confident that we will continue to see many improvements to our roads and footpaths and in our estates around douglas before the end of the year. - Cllr. D. Forde.


On Monday April 30th the Minister for Health, Micheal Martin will present the 6th Class in St. Columba's N.S. with Facility for Deaf Children, Douglas.
These certificates mark the fact that children will take a pledge to abstain from alcohol until 18 years of age and drugs for life.
The Ministers visit acknowledges the work that voluntary bodies, such as the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association in conjunction with Department of Education and Department of Health, are doing to combat worrying trends in our society today.



Renate Murphy has been appointed as eCommerce Projects Manager in Cork Chamber of Commerce.
Renate will be responsible for the implementation of the new Small and Medium Sized Enterprises e-Business Initiative in the South West region. Funded by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, this initiative aims to support SME's in their adoption of e-business strategies and new technologies. She will work with the Chambers in Cork, Cobh & Harbour, Charleville, Midleton, Killarney and Youghal.
Having spent a number of years working in the technology sector in the US and Ireland, Renate has a great deal of experience in e-commerce and internet business models. Prior to this she worked as European Information Office at Cork Chamber of Commerce. Renate holds a degree in European Politics and languages, as well as postgraduate qualifications in Marketing and Management from UCC and Golden Gate University, California.
Anyone interested in learning more about this e-business initiative can contact Renate through the offices of Cork Chamber of Commerce at tel 4509044 or email renate@corkchamber.ie.

All-Ireland Champion Storyteller
for Variety Concert

'Twas on a lofty vase's sideCongratulations to Paddy O'Brien, Tracton who won the Scor All-Ireland Recitation in the Glen Eagle Conference Centre, Killarney on Saturday last April 21st. He will be the star attraction at a special South East winners Variety Concert.
The date for the Carrigdhoun Scór prize winners concert has been refixed for next Sunday night, April 29th at 8 p.m. in Innishannon. All the South East winners in Scór na bPáistí, Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsear will be on stage. It’s a great opportunity for friends, supporters and those who may have missed some of the Scór Competitions to see the cream of the Talent in the Division, all performing on the one night. It promises to be a top class variety concert.

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