GOLEEN & DISTRICT COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEWSLETTER SERVING THE MIZEN PENINSULA VOL:2 WEEK 30 July 23 2009 Published every Thursday . This past week, as in many weeks previous in the past year we have heard more bad stories of our economy and the state it’s in. Let there be no doubt that we know firsthand how bad things are in this rural peninsula but also remember we never got the full layout of the Celtic tiger only the crumbs or whatever the tiger left after him. But when listening to the report from An Bord Snip last week we in rural Ireland must take the full blow of all the cuts proposed if this country is to get back up and running once again. We should not feel angry towards An Bord Snip we should just feel sorry for people who have such a sad mindset. The only thing in the report they didn’t put in was that all of us in rural Ireland should head to Dublin in our Donkey and Carts this is how people with that mindset see all people in rural Ireland. Shut the gates around the capital or maybe a couple of more cities in Ireland and turn the rest in to Jurassic park for all to visit once a year. This report from An Bord Snip sadly lacked any proper means of tackling the problems of our economy people earning hundreds of thousands yearly in many walks of life are been protected by these reports but chase after the most vulnerable in our society to see could they milk us for a few more quid so we could finance the lavish lifestyle of TV and Radio presenters and so many more in an ever increasingly looking corrupt Ireland. Some of these people have no conscience but its easy to know why they have just lost touch with reality. The scenes in Ballineen last week at the farmers protest is something that sadly we will see more and more of over the next few weeks and months ahead as our ever increasingly two tier society is becoming more evident as the days go by. Reps four has been removed and for many farmers this was their bread and butter for the table. How can this be compensated for these farmers, a women summed it up on the radio the other day when she said its like someone coming up and taking eight thousand Euros out of your pocket and she asked the reporter the question how would you feel if that happened to you. Not all payments were 8 thousand some four or five thousand etc but you had to carry out a lot of work on your farm to bring it up to proper standards before you got these payments. So now farmers are left without and yes they are angry and so are the many more who have lost there jobs and then we have these Bord Snips with their dreams claiming that it cost them very little money to put this report together well lets be honest any child in National School could have run this up and if the Government were honest they wouldn't give them anything at all other than a Donkey and Cart and head them west to the country. But will the voice of the people of rural Ireland be listened when the time comes the Lisbon treaty is a prime example as to how democracy can get a kick in the teeth this treaty, which we were told prior to the last referendum could never be negotiated has now been negotiated a little bit of jigging around and guess what we've got to vote again and been honest whether your in favour of Lisbon or against, democracy is the big loser here and that explains a lot for the times we've been landed in. NIALL MELLON FUNDRAISER. As part of an Irish initiative to build houses for the impoverished communities in South African townships, Goleen is sending out five people this year—Richie Barry, Michael Barry, Pat Reidy, Brian O’Sullivan and Paul Flatman. As part of their ongoing fundraising effort Paul and Kevin Barry are going to abseil down Mizen head on Sunday. You can watch and bet on this spectacular event from the Mizen Lighthouse car park at 3pm. So everyone lets get out there and support their efforts for the less well off of our world. SCHULL HOSPITAL COLLECTION—Schull Hospital strikes a cord with many families in the Mizen Peninsula and beyond for the good work its been doing over the years. The yearly street collection has raised much funds down through the years for lots of equipment for patients comforts. This year street collection will take place in Schull on Friday 24th July from approx 9.00 am onwards also the street collection will take place in Ballydehob on the same day please support generously. SCHULL SHOW Don’t anyone say they have nowhere to go on Sunday next, as Schull show takes place. One of the biggest events taking place in the Mizen peninsula during the year. The show has a lots of exciting events taking place on the day so look forward to seeing you there! KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR DAY- A big thank you to all that helped out on the Know Your Neighbour Day in every way and all those who donated baking. This has been a busy few days for us in the community centre with film makers, playschool, and know your neighbour day over a thousand people have passed through the gates in just a few days and many of these from all over the country and world. Michael Collins, Chairman, GDCC 086-3174606. GDCC does not take responsibility for articles and opinions published. For Advertising and News Items Contact: Bernie Wilcox at newslette[email protected] or 028-35285 . All items to be sent in before 3pm Tue. Editor’s Decision is Final - Contact Michael 086-3174606 . Events Calendar Contact 028-35285 or [email protected] with details of your events. Inclusion free July 25 GDCC LOTTO Draw in The Lobster Pot Bar Jackpot €1450 and the chance to win a ticket to the Liverpool v Dunmanway game for just €1.50! July 25 Music in The Fastnet Bar with Tony O’Shea July 20-23 Goleen Community Playgroup—Summer Club 028-35927 to book a place. (6-10 yr olds). July 28 Kiddies Disco—in the Parish Hall 8.00-9.30pm. Admission €3 July 25 & 26 West Cork Branch of M.S.—Church Gate Collection. July 26 Schull Show—Town Park, Schull 2.00-5.00 p.m. July 26 Abseiling at the Mizen in aid of the Niall Mellon Volunteers at 3.00pm. July 28 Scoraoicht at Ovane Falls, Ballylickey, Bantry 3.00-6.00pm Bingo every Thurs and Active Retirement Club every Wed in Parish Hall Goleen Community Centre Events Calendar- Contact 086-2725506/028-35285 to rent the Centre (minimum time 1 hour) July 23 July 24 July 17 July 24 July 27 July 28 July 29 Goleen Community Charity Shop 2.00pm-5.00pm Goleen Community Charity Shop 11.00am-2.00pm Table Tennis 7.00—9.00 pm Contact Richard Gostyn 086-1600643/Owen Kelly 35371 U-10 Football Training at 11.00 am every Sat. Goleen Community Charity Shop 11.00am-2.00 pm U-10 Football Training at 6.00 p.m. every Tues. Athletics—5.30 pm—6.30pm €3 Contact Owen 35371. Church News: Saturday: Goleen: 6.30pm; Schull: 8.00pm. Sunday: Goleen: 12.00 noon. Lowertown: 9.30 a.m. Schull: 10.30 am. Ballydehob. Sunday—11.30 a.m. Sunday: Toormore: The Altar Church—11.30 a.m. Service Schull: 10.00 am. St. Brendan’s Church, Crookhaven: Every Sunday at 8.30pm for July & Aug. Goleen Community Charity Shop Opening Times: Mon 11.00-2.00pm; Wed 11.00 –2.00 pm; Thurs 2.00-5.00pm; Fri 11.00-2.00 pm; Sat 11.00-2.00pm. Deaths: Bobby McEntaggart, Drogheda -Sympathy is extended to his brothers Martin and Michael McEntaggart (Leamcon and Schull) and all his family and friends. Mick McEvoy, Portlaoise—Sympathy is extended to his daughter Winnie (O’Callaghan, Leamcon) and all his family and friends. The deaths also occurred of Tom Hayes, Dunbeacon and Mary Ann Goggin, Cloughanekilleen and Calnan Park, Goleen—Sympathy is extended to their families and friends. Festival Time —Goleen Community Council Festival Committee are seeking nominations for a Festival King & Queen. Festival will be held from 9th –16th August. Winners will be decided on a line selling basis—i.e. Most lines sold will win. There will be a substantial cash prize for the winners. Nominations to be given to Eamonn Sheehan 086 8163878 or email [email protected] Anyone from 16 upwards (no limit) can enter. Scoraoicht to be held on the 28th July, Ovane Falls, Bantry, 28th July, 3-6pm. Admission €10 music supplied by John White and a raffle will be held. All are invited with a very special welcome extended to those in the Mizen, who hosted a very successful Scoraoicht in June. Margaret Rowley 086-4070147 Buy an advertisement in the Newsletter—€55 for 4 insertions. €15 for one week. Get local! Call 02835285 or write to [email protected] with wording. Classified Ads are just €3 per line. Advertising must be prepaid Goleen & District Community Council Private LOTTO Draw The LOTTO Draw provides the Community Council with funds to undertake projects and improvements on behalf of the Community. Please support your Community and buy LOTTO tickets. In shops, pubs and from your Community Councillors. Single Entry (3 numbers) €1.50. 100% of LOTTO Funds go towards Projects & Improvements. Numbers:23; 25, 32; Prize winners w/e July 18: €40: Ava Hoban, Co. Roscommon; €20: Jean Collins, Kealfadda, George Harrison, Eileen Neligan, Ruth Moody; Liverpool Ticket Winner: Tom Barry, Cahir; This Week’s Draw: 25th July This Week’s Venue: The Lobster Pot Bar; Jackpot: €1450. Plus the chance to win a ticket for Liverpool v Dunmanway! If you’re not in, you can’t win!