Community Notes Dec 14th
December 10, 2019
The Christmas lights turn on ceremony at the village centre on Saturday night last was cancelled due to weather conditions. However, the organisers put plan “B” into action. All activities planned for outdoors were transferred indoors in The Community Hall.
Honoured guests Jack and Ryan together with the All-Ireland Minor Football trophy did the honours in the hall surrounded by a swarm of local youthful sporting enthusiasts. They got their photo taken with their sporting idols and all of a sudden, the weather didn’t seem to matter.
A special word of thanks to the many who were part of “the meitheal” during the week in erecting the lights on Main St. Mill St and Abbey St. The Christmas tree arrived on Saturday morning courtesy, as always of Micheál O’Mahony of Maryborough. Pat O’Donovan of Carhue with his trusted lieutenant Greg from Poland put the large tree in place and then hung the lighted Star of David high up across the street with the help of the red loadall. All traffic came to a stand -still during the process as Greg stood in the basket doing the necessary high above ground level while others on terra firma became temporary members of An Garda Siochana during the operation.
Santy arrived despite the weather, but he is used to extreme conditions at The North Pole. The ringing of his bell signalled his arrival and all of a sudden Jack and Ryan were relegated to second position as Santa occupied centre stage. Both young and old basked in giving Santa their total undivided attention. When Santa took his leave to proceed to Courtmacsherry, all in attendance feasted on the delightful food on offer.
A big thank you to the many volunteers who arranged and served the food. Also the committee would like to especially thank Conor and Tracie of Pad Joe’s who served the hot food which was as always provided by Declan Walsh.
Molaga Tidy Towns were out on Friday and Saturday selling tickets for the many hampers on offer as part of their annual fundraising appeal. The general public never cease to amaze with their generosity at this time. The sponsorship of prizes for the hampers was greatly appreciated. The many volunteers who sold tickets at the two outlets in the village are due an enormous debt of gratitude. The raffle of hampers was conducted in the hall and added to the enjoyment of the night. Many left with something under their arm and the tidy towns committee would like to thank all who contributed so generously to the raffle.
Tidy Towns chairman, Donal Barry thanked all who helped to make the week-end such a success. He also thanked the many organisations who helped to make the village so clean and appealing during the year but especially in the lead up to adjudication. He wished all a very happy Christmas and looked forward to a renewed effort for the coming year.
Christmas Carol Service
There will be a special Christmas Carol Service at Timoleague Parish Church on Sunday evening next December 15th. beginning at 7pm. This season event is being organised by The Pastoral Council and an open invitation is extended to all to attend.
Communion Preparation Mass
Do This in Memory Mass, for children preparing for their First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday night next, December 14th. at Timoleague Parish Church at 7pm.
Clonakilty Voices’ Choral Christmas
'Clonakilty Voices' will present "A Choral Christmas" featuring soprano Sinead Tracey, accompanist Ann Marie O Brien and director Sean Ruddy in Dunmore House Hotel, Thursday 19th December at 8pm. Tickets are available in Meade's Newsagent, Clonakilty, €15/€8 with proceeds in aid of Cancer Connect and Clonakilty Lodge.