6th June, 2001
Notice Board


Maybe you don't have an Internet website, but that doesn't mean that you can't benefit from the Internet! Today information is the key to successful business, and you can use the Internet as your information tool in the following ways:

Market Research:
Check out what new products in your field are on the market, who is supplying the market, are there Irish distributors or partners? How much does the product cost in other countries, in particular the euro-zone countries? Maybe you can source your product or product materials at a better price, or maybe you need to improve the cost efficiencies of your product by adding more value. A useful starting point and trade directory is www.kompass.com and www.kompass.ie (IRL only)
Save Money:
You will have heard already of the huge cost savings of email, as opposed to faxing and postage. However, there are many other ways to cut costs using the Internet. Most business magazines and journals are available online, so you can save your business time and money through online subscriptions to such publications. Excellent sites are www.bizplus.ie (Business Plus Magazine) and www.businessandfinance.ie (Business & Finance) and www.techcentral.ie (PC Live & Computerscope), www.marketing.ie (Marketing Magazine) and many more!

Conversion to the Euro:
There are many excellent sites developed to help your business make the changeover to the euro. As of January 2002, the euro will be the official currency in 12 European countries, so you need to be aware of how the euro will affect your business. Cap Gemini Ernst Young have developed a 10 point auction plan for the changeover to the euro for Irish businesses and the website is well worth a look www.ie.cgey.com. Other useful euro addresses include www.euro.ie and http://euro.eu.int

The Internet must be the most important resource for business in the new millennium. Make sure that your business is taking full advantage of the opportunities and cost efficiencies presented by the Internet. For more information on how the Chambers of Commerce can help your business in this regard, contact Renate Murphy renate@corkchamber.ie


Scoil Niocláis won the O’Driscoll Boatbuilding Trophy at the Ringaskiddy Talent Festival for their musical drama “The Five Little Piggies”.

The talented group of five year olds entertained the large audience - mostly of parents and grandparents - with a elongated version of the 3 Little Pigs. Essentially, it is the age-old story of ‘children’ of all ages not being able to do without their mammy. Briefly, Mammy Muc is frustrated and annoyed with the constant demands of her litter and “is not putting up with it anymore”. So the Five Little Piggies move out into their own house, only to discover that they are lost without their mother.

The only distraction to the Oscar-winning performance was the arrival of an unsuspecting butterfly who landed on the Piggies newly constructed house. But the timely intervention of one Robert Walsh, Wonka the Wolf, from the back row of the chorus line, dissuaded the butterfly from taking any further part in the proceedings. The butterfly hastily exited stage left, and much to the relief of the director and stage manager, teacher Síle Bean Uí Laoire, the show did go on.

The Cast:
Micky Muc - Ciaran Coakley
Martin Muc - Robbie O’Kane
Mortimore Muc - Boghan O’Brien
Mary and Matilda Muc - Aoife Downey and Ciara Susan McCarthy
Daddy Muc - Ciarán Hurley
Mammy Muc - Lorna Smith

Willy the Wolf - Jordan Smith
Wonka the Wolf - Robert Walsh
Woolly the Wolf - Chandler Hastings
Wally the Wolf - Evan O’Donovan
Winnie the Wolf - Grace Arrigan
Wilma the Wolf - Sarah O’Halloran
Wendy the Wolf - Georgina Dennehy

Bob the Builder - Stephen Williamson
Billy the Builder - Julien Telle
Barney the Builder - Daragh Thomhill O’Shaughnessy
Benny the Builder - Shane McCarthy
Benjy the Builder - James Butler
Bart the Builder - Joe Bowles

Narrators _ Ciara Marie McCarthy, Kevin Flahive; Amy Kavanagh_McKeown; Ciaran Dineen; Abby Jeffers O’Brien; Evan Shelly; Megan Geaney; Sean Noonan

Adjudicator, Mr. Frank Garvey praised all the children for their performance which was full of life and energy and thanked their teachers Micheál Ó Cochláin, Síle Bean Uí Laoire and Romina Ciarrochi for their time and effort in producing such a wonderful experience for the children. Festival Director, Mr. Donal O’Connor congratulated Scoil Niocláis and expressed the wish that it would be the first of many. Roll on next year!


The summer season of Traditional Irish nights organised by the Owenabue Valley Traditional Group commence in the Carrigaline GAA Pavilion on Thursday June 21st. The season runs every Thursday night from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. A great variety of entertainment is in store every night with the best of Irish music, dancing and singing. The Keily Walsh dancers will give a special performance every night. Everyone is welcome to take to the floor for ceili, old time or set dancing. The nights are specially organised as a tourist attraction.


The Owenabue Valley Traditional group are proud to present the exciting Four Provinces Ceili Band fo their June Ceili Mor in the Carrigaline GAA Pavilion on Saturday June 9th next. Dancing from 9:30 pm to 1:30 am with a break for tea. Admission only £5. Cead mile failte roimh cach.

Church of Ireland,
Bishop of Cork Highlights
The European Movement as
a Peace Movement

The Right Reverend Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork (and for 7 years member of the Central Committee of the Conference of European Churches), writing in the June issue of the Cork Diocesan Magazine and referring to the referendum on the Nice Treaty, called for people to remember the origins of the European Movement as a Peace movement.
Concerning the run up to the Nice Treaty Referendum Bishop Paul Colton wrote: "The debate appears complex to any as the issues, surrounding for example the future of the enlarged European Union, the composition of the European Institutions and the knock-on effects for us here in Ireland, are thrashed out.
I can't help but feeling, however that many have of us has come to think of the European movement towards integration and co-operation solely in economic terms. Economic gain and advantage is an undeniably powerful motivation. It is understandable that from time to time our Euro-community life can cause us to narrow our focus on particular issues, which are having far-reaching and disturbing consequences in human and national terms. Our awareness of and practical preparation for the advent of the Euro compounds this.
I wonder are we in danger, however, of losing sight of the fact that the European ideal, although it was outwardly economic at first, was and is, in essence, a peace movement - a movement to reconcile, to create friendship, to engender goodwill, to break down barriers of culture, language arid detrimental self-interest and to build a peace - a peace that would last.
There can be no doubt that this was what, in the main, energised and inspired the parents of the European Movement - Jean Monnet, Konrad Adenauer, Robert Schumann, and others (some of them at least driven by their Christian faith),"


Chamber Golf Classic
The Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Classic takes place at Harbour Point Golf Club on Friday, 7th September. Over 150 members and guests (ladies and gents welcome) are expected to tee off with the whole day booked for a fun day out and prizes for everyone.
Mark the day in your diary and watch Chamber correspondence and the website for further details during the summer www.corkchamber.ie.

Lord Mayor's Luncheon
It is Chamber practice to honour the Lord Mayor as he nears the end of his term of office with a special lunch and affording him the opportunity of reflecting on his year in office. On Tuesday 12th June at Maryborough House Hotel, the Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr P.J. Hourican, will be special guest at a luncheon where the business community of Cork will acknowledge the contribution he has made on behalf of our city since his election to Cork Corporation in 1991.
Tickets are available from Helen, tel 4509044 / Helen@corkchamber.ie.


The first car owner in Waterford was Sir William Davis Goff. He had three cars and three chauffeurs who were heard to lament that Sir William had not four cars as a fourth driver would be able to make up a table for poker. When they went on holiday to Killarney the drivers would work all night changing the sprockets so that the cars could tackle the Kerry Hills.
His descendant Sir Earnest Goff lived on the High Road, Kinsale and still carried the Reg. W1-1

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by Con FoleyPart 43 - continued from last week

... of Corke a part of which is set to Dean Davies." He graduated in 1671 with an A.B., 1681 A.M. and 1706 LL.D. He was ordained on the 9th April, 1671 and in 1674 at Newmarket, married Eliza, daughter of Captain Robert Stannard. On the 2nd of May 1675 he was presented to the rectory of St.John of Jerusalem and on 17th of February 1709, he was appointed Dean and Rector of Carrigaline. He had a large family; some of his sons died at an early age but three of them followed him into religion, his eldest son was vicar of Durrus, Boyle was prebendary of Lisclery and Michael, Archdeacon of Cloyne. Boyle, the second son was born uat Blarney Castle, 29th daie of December l683,at four minutes past eleven o'clock, afternoon." A member of the Colthurst family acted as a godmother. Dean Davies died at the age of seventy two. It is on record that the Rev. Boyle Davies was in residence in Donnybrook House in 1761.
There is an old oak tree near the roadside as one passes up the hill, just past the entrance to Donnybrook House. It is still known as "the Dean's Oak" and the comparatively new house built by the Crichtons, just beyond, is called "Deansoak." Mr. Kenneth Crichton, the present owner, says that the house originally had four storeys (now two). He is of the opinion that the house dates back to the time of the Cromwellian Wars, that the land was an outfarm of the McCarthys of Blarney Castle and that after theMcCarthys lost Blarney Castle that it was occupied by a member of that family. He will point to the cherub like heads over the window on each side of the door, to the large stone urn that stands at one side of the main door (the urn on the other side was accidentally broken) and inform you they came from Blarney Castle. A small cannon was found there some years ago. The little lake that once filled the hollow opposite the front house, is now dry, but in former years it acted as a catchment for the millrace that, twenty feet below, drove the millwheel for the Besnard factory. This millwheel stoed in the southwestern corner of the present Morroghs' Mills' yard. A rent is still paid to Mrs. Atwool, Dublin a descendant of Dean Davies.
Crofton Croker, in his list of the new Cromwellian families introduced into Cork, mentions the Davies family, originally of Boryhinton, Herefordshire, England. Dean Davies was himself a chaplain in King William's Irish Army, His journals were edited for the Camden Society by Richard Caulfield. In 1683 he presented a bell for the Cloyne Round Tower. But his privileged position as a chaplain did not deter the soldiers from stealing the Dean's footwear! However, in a despatch of a subsequent date, Colonel Churchill wrote of the English garrison then at Cork: "They are fit to conquer, for they must do that or starve, which they are nigh doing, and consequently are desperate. They can draw out 500 men and not one hundred pair of shoes among them, which are not to be got there for money if they had it."
The sale book of forfeited estates preserved in the library of the Dublin Society contains the following entry of the sale of the castle, castle grounds and village of Blarney: "Oct. 1,1702, set up by cant at Chichester House - Blarney with the village, castle, mills, fairs, customs and all lands, and the park thereto belonging containing 14~ acres. Real value £370. 4s yearly rent £295. This lies within four miles of Cork; it has a castle and mansion house, formerly the residence of the Earl of Muskerry, a chapel, two mills and several small houses and cabins; the land is arable and good pasture and within the park is a fine oak wood. Value of the wood about £1,000. Tenant's name Rowland Davies, Purchaser Sir Richard Pyne, Lord Chief Justice for £3.000 - Nov.17, 1702."
Bryan A. Cody gives a frank account of Rowland Davies; "The Dean was a jovial, yet bellicose Churchman, equally ready to (ira in a bottle as wield a sword or point a cannon. He also loved to prescribe for the ailments of old ladies; and so strong were his prescriptions, it seems marvellous how any of his patients could have ever recovered from their effects. The most amusing feature in his journal (edited by Caulfield) is the minuteness with which he notes down the price of everything he buys as well as what he spends in the inns he was so fond of visiting, where his expenses seldom exceeded sixpence. As illustrative of the relative value of money, then and now, we may mention that for this sum, the Dean got a good dinner and a couple of bottles of ale."
Caulfield also recalls that Dean Davies was admitted a freeman of Cork at the Mayor's pleasure on 24th January 1694. 'The Dean's Journal covered the period March 8, 1689, to September 29, 1690.

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