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  1. 1. 2 1 0 3 /0 /2 WEST CORK LOCAL vents 1 0 www.localcampus.com 01/03/2012 -08/03/2012 | walter@localcampus.com E presentations, followed by a good number Engineer’s Week Workshops At Blackrock Castle, Cork Bay of questions that the Ministers were asked Pink Sea In r Coogan O’Dell ‘from the floor’, to which they gave very Feb 27th - Mar 4th. For fur ther details comprehensive answers. It struck me that CLICK HERE. oaringwater we have some excellent politicians in this country, from all political parties. At Christmas I went through every MEP, their FREE Events At Blackrock Castle, biographies, photographs, where they Cork During March came from and what they were doing in Details on pages 15 & 16. the EU. I was ferociously disappointed. If you think that they are any better than our Rath N.S. Spring Fashion Show a own please think again! The EU costs €62 By Patrici Mar 3rd, 8pm, Casey’s Of Baltimore. For billion a year in salaries, expenses, office further see page 22. rent, and tuition for families of EU personnel. So the big question now facing us all is ‘Who do we want to rule Ireland’? I Logging Demonstration say ‘the devil we know!’. All that money Mar 3rd, 1pm - 4pm at Manch Estate I N G WAT E R B AY stuff, banksters, gamblers, markets, and P I N K S E A I N R O A Ro g a n O ’ D e l l another €530 billion put into the banks Ballineen. For further see page 20. Co By Patricia today, it’s all a load of baloney. Where did Glebe Gardens Annual Seed Swap that money come from today?? And the €500 billion in Christmas week? The EU Sunday did not have a third of this money. They Mar 4th, 2.30pm-5pm, Glebe Garndens, Ir i s h O r G e r m a n R u l e ? Y our Choi ce! just created it out of thin air. That whole Baltimore. For further details see page 9.Hurrah we got our referendum !! Thank and the 300 others present, that the system is going to crash hard withinyou to the 443 people who signed our Government might consider 1. Taking months. Let’s not be locked into it. Clonakilty Fairtrade Coffee Day &Petition ‘No EU Treaty Changes Without a minority stakes in good start-up Treasure HuntReferendum’, which we started on 25th of companies; 2 that the feed-in-tariff for Greece has sun, sand and olive oil, andNovember 2011. We emailed all the TDs micro-electricity generation would be that’s about it. Ireland has enormous Mar 4th, 11am - 1pm at the Parish Centre.and Senators twice, and 691 MEPs. Ok increased to 16 cents per unit; and 3. manufacturing and food producing For further details see page 9.so I hear you say it was the Attorney that, like in the UK, we could invest our industries, clean water, plentiful renewableGeneral who made the decision, but hey o w n p e n s i o n f u n d s i n o u r o w n energy resources to be tapped, and a Car Boot Salewe did our bit ! companies. All three replied publicly and wonderful small population. As a Nation Mar 4th at 11am at the Sailing Centre,  positively, along with the manager of we are reasonably well educated. Yes we Schull. €10 per car. Further details on: 086 875Last Monday I met Ministers Bruton, Enterprise Ireland, Cork. I had a private went through the banksters and gamblers 8652.C o v e n e y, a n d S h e r l o c k . I w a s chat with Minister Coveney about the fee- riding roughshod for a decade, withrepresenting the Carbery Enterprise in-tariffs later. virtually no regulation – and a very Drinagh Ploughing MatchGroup at the Government ‘Action on ineffective Government. And yes we stillJobs’ meeting in Cork. I put it to them, T h e m e e t i n g w a s f a n t a s t i c , s h o r t Mar 4th at Drinagh, West Cork. Continues Next Page 1
  2. 2. Continued From Previous Page Teagasc - Beef Farming For Profit Farm Walkhave some senior politicians who lie Ma r 5 t h , 1 . 4 5 p m o n t h e f a r m o f Ro y‘through their teeth’ unashamedly, and Kingston, Bandon (Signposted from theother Politicians that have simply gone to Bandon - Dunmanway Road.ground. Yes changes will have to bemade. We have learned our lessons.  Ireland’s Future: A People’s ForumIreland has so much going for it. If we can Mar 9th - 11th at Boghill, Kilfenora, Co.elect a great Government, generate our Clare. For further details see page 23.own renewable power, grow our ownfood, export  our surpluses, maintain our We s t C o r k D r a m a F e s t i v a l -wonderful manufacturing industries, Rossmore 2012promote our green economy, and tourism Mar 9th - 19th. For further details go totrade, keep out genetically modified www.westcorkdramafestival.com.crops, animal and plant diseases, we canbe the best little Country in the World.Let’s have confidence in ourselves, elect Fastnet Duathlongreat representatives, and keep Ireland Mar 1oth at 11am. For further details see page 8.governed by Irish people. Don’t get mewrong I love France, Spain, other West Cork Community TV Channel -Countries and their people and cultures. Get Involved!Let them run their Countries and let us Mar 13th, 11am at WCDP Offices, Mainrun ours. Steet, Bantry. For further details see page 5. Glengarriff Free Spirit Festival Your Comments Mar 14th - 18th. Music & Craic! Please send your letters, comments Birdwatch Ireland - West Cork or ideas for publication to: Branch AGM Mar 15th, 8pm at the West Cork Hotel, walter@localcampus.com Skibbereen. This will be followed by an illustrated talk by Laura Woods: "Cork Bird Highlights 2011". We would like as many members West Cork Local Archive as possible living in West Cork to come along. If anyone is interested in standing for office, joining For previous issues CLICK HERE the committee or would like more information, please contact Nicholas Mitchell on 023 8821640 Advertisment Space Fadó Festival Mar 16th - Mar 18th, Bantry. For further details see page 14. €20/week | €50/3 weeks Schull Community Council - St. www.localcampus.com/ad.html Patrick’s Day Parade Mar 17th. For further details see page 25. 2
  3. 3. Of the 2,500 settlers a couple of hundred Run West Cork Hobby Horse #12 by Rob Heyland made it home alive. Mar 17th. All proceeds to local schools & Schull Community Hospital. Details on page 25. Selling One’s Soul. And the whole euphoric exercise of trying Roy Heyland - A BAFTA TV Society, to get rich quick had left Scotland in Writer’s Guild & Critics Award Winner financial ruin (as you can guess I am Goleen District Community CouncilWell, here it is, that old referendum. And getting close to a punchline now . . .). St. Patrick’s Day Paradethe question I am asking myself is, if wehad money, and Germany didn’t, would Mar 18th at 3pm in Goleen. Could anyonewe really be signing away our sovereignty With Scotland on its knees and almost who is hoping to take part in the parade pleaseto them? everyone experiencing personal financial contact Fiona (odriscollfiona@hotmail.com or ruin it was a perfect moment for Bertie phone 086 395 8040 ) for an entry form ASAP.Right. That’s cleared that up then. Ahern to return with his bond-holder pals and buy up Ireland’s forests at a knock West Cork Music - RTÉ National down . . . sorry, where was I? Oh yes: *** Symphony Orchestra With Scotland on its knees and almost April 14th, 8pm, City Hall, Cork. Brahms -In 1693 William Paterson set up a everyone experiencing personal financial Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor & Symphonycompany whose intention was to ruin it was a perfect moment for England No. 4 in E minor. Tickets: €15, €20, €23establish a Scottish settlement and to step in and offer cash support in return (concessions €12, €18, student €10). Booking:trading community in Panama. At first the for the Scots handing over sovereignty. In West Cork Music, 1850 788 789, 027 527 88.English and Dutch invested heavily in the a trice the Act of Union was signed. Tickets also available at Pro Musica, Oliverproject but then withdrew support and Plunkett Street, Cork.the sole investors were the Scots. It wasan attractive notion for them as they felt it It was not a majority decision by thewould offer a release from the control and Scots. It was in fact a decision made by a West Cork Music - National Musicsuppression exerted on their economy from the real horrors being experienced small faction of men, mostly with English Day Concert - John Spillaneand trade by their bullying neighbours in on the land (this is beginning to sound gold weighing down their pockets (ddddrrrriiiinnnngggg!!!). April 20th, 1pm, St. Brendan’s Church,England (ring a bell?). Indeed the project familiar too!). Bantry. The wonderful John Spillane returns towas so attractive that the Scottish people Bantry for a special concert to celebrate love:invested what has been estimated at By agreement most of the letters home Daniel Defoe, employed as a spy by the English reported: "for every Scot in favour live music, Irelands national free music day. Freebetween a fifth and a half of all the wealth described it as being a resounding admission to this concert.in Scotland. success (They called it “pulling on the there is 99 against". And Sir John Clerk of blue jersey”). Pencuik, an ardent pro-unionist and UnionOn 12th July 1968 5 ships, carrying 1200 negotiator, observed that the treaty was Wildlife Courses On Cape Clearpeople, left Edinburgh for the Darien Unfortunately the real picture of events "contrary to the inclinations of at least Island 2012Peninsula in what we now called Panama. hadn’t reached Scotland in time to three-fourths of the Kingdom". Full details are available on the Birdwatch IrelandHowever, little research had been done prevent a further 1000 settlers leaving in website:http://www.birdwatchireland.ie Coursesand nobody had actually been to the a second convoy (I’m getting Maastricht But the Duke of Queensbury who led the take place from May to September.place. When the ships arrived they found here.) These arrived to find desolation. pro-union faction pocketed half of thea desolate, mosquito infected hell hole. Again the reports were tweaked to make “reflation” money voted to Scotland by Westminster and the Scots signed over Ballydehob Jazz Festival them more optimistic and prevent aAnd it went downhill from there. Fever panic back home. In fact this meant that their sovereignty. May 4th - 7th. For further details go totook most of the settlers, their stores the Scots were in no position to cope www.ballydehobjazzfestival.org.rotted and the Spanish mounted attacks. when the reality of the disaster bit. It On the day the treaty was signed, the bellThe British nearby in the Caribbean also meant that a third convoy of 5 ships ringer in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, New Energy Era Forumrefused to help with supplies and soon (let’s call it Lisbon) set sail. Heading for a rang the bells in the tune Why should I be May 8th - 10th Liss Ard House - Detailsonly 400 of the original 1200 remained pestilent graveyard (Hmm). so sad on my wedding day? Perhaps CLICK HERE. To reser ve a place CLICKalive. Most of them were the leaders who because the bell ringer feared, as did HERE.had remained on the ships and kept away Only 1 ship of the original 16 returned. Continues Next Page 3
  4. 4. Continued From Previous Page deathly quiet and possibly barely the slowdown. Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival surviving. And they tell us that this month May 24th - 27th. For further details go to:Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, "... the there are less people signing on (even so Assessing the impact of the present www.fastnetshortfilmfestival.com.miserable and languishing condition of all it is one in seven of the working situation on such a community will be aplaces that depend upon a remote seat population.). useful barometer to evaluate theof government". nationwide effects of the crisis. It is Cork Live At The Marquee I think we should do some research, to possible that gover nment figures Jun 7th - July 7th. For further details go to*** challenge the mushroom food we are regarding recent economic events do not www.aikenpromotions.com. being handed down by our masters. truthfully convey the real impact onSo here we are, poised to vote on ordinary working and personal lives. West Cork Music - RTÉ Vanbrughwhether we should, for a few billion I think it would be valuable to do agrubby banknotes, sign over yet more of survey of Ballydehob. To speak to as When the details are compiled they could Quartetour sovereignty to people who have many of the people of Ballydehob as be published and there might be a Jun 9th, 8pm, Aula Max, UCC Cork. Tickets:brought us to the pestilential hell hole possible and compile details of their meeting where all members of the €25 (concessions €20) from Pro Musica, Oliverwhere we find ourselves and propose to personal experiences and opinions community can discuss the findings. Plunkett St & from West Cork Music 027 52788 orget us out by the application of more regarding the economic situation from www.westcorkmusic.ieborrowing, more “business as usual” and 2007 to the present day and their views It would be desirable if othergenerations of slavery to debt. of what may lie ahead. All elements of c o m m u n i t i e s c a r r i e d o u t s i m i l a r West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the community would be approached - exercises, for instance Schull and BantryOnce more Ireland is invited to have the businesses, professionals, publicans, Skibbereen, so that similarities and June 29th. to July 7th. For further details go to:courage and imagination to lead the farmers and all working people, retired differences might be examined. www.westcorkmusic.ie.world out of this bad dream, infested as people and others. Participants will beit is by the BFG - Borrowing Fuelled offered the choice of contributing I really believe it is time we established aGrowthism. anonymously or on record. They will also true sense of what is happening around Kinsale Arts Week be able to give generalised or specific us. Jul y 7th - 15th. For fur ther details seeFor centuries Ireland has longed to run responses to questions, particularly with www.kinsaleartsweek.comher own affairs, surely she can’t vote to regard to changes in their financial Stage 1 is to form a group to agree ahand more power to Brussels, Berlin, or circumstances. Strict confidence will be basic set of questions and to carry out West Cork Literary Festival, BantryBasel or Beijing. For a fistful of dollars. observed when asked for. the survey. Volunteers from Ballydehob and environs needed. July 8th - 14th. For further details go to:In the words of Robbie Burns: It is likely that some will tell us to feck off, www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie and that is fine and understandable. Call Rob Heyland on 087 2332 987.“We are bought and sold for English Money is like sex, many people would Atlantic Challenge, Bantry Bay Giggold” - Such a parcel of rogues in a really rather not talk about it. The PPS: Aside from dreaming up the Darien World Championshipsnation! problem with that is that you never know Scheme, William Patterson is also know July 21st - 29th. For further details go to: where you stand in your own life if you as the founder of the Bank Of England. www.bantry2012.com*** don’t know how much (or how little) fun Hmm.. other people are having.PS. In Ballydehob to watch the Ireland Fastnet Inter national SchoolsItaly game I was shocked to find only 3 The purpose of the survey is to establish Your Comments Regattapeople in the pub. A sign of the times I a picture of the true impact of recent Please send your letters, comments or ideas for publication to: July 23rd - 26th - Fastnet Marine & Outdoorwas told. But our economy is growing events on ordinary people and on a Education Centre, Schull. For further info andthey tell us. At half time I walked down particular community. walter@localcampus.com notice of race contact info@schullsailing.ie.an eerily quiet Saturday afternoon highstreet to Hudsons for a pastie. I passed Ballydehob is a small but wonderfullythe Canteen, closed - The Chinese vibrant and active community with a Masters Of Tradition, Bantry West Cork Local ArchiveRestaurant, closed - The Country Store, strong sense of its personal identity. It Aug 15th to 19th. For further details go to: For previous issues CLICK HEREclosed . . . and other places closed, has however been far from immune from www.westcorkmusic.ie. 4
  5. 5. West Cork Community In conversation with...TV ChannelDo you want to be the next Pat Kenny,G r á i n e S e o i g e o r s o m e o n e m o recontroversial like Vincent Browne orEamon Dunphy?  Maybe you wouldprefer to work behind the camera - make-up, camera operator, floor manager, or inthe wet doing commentary on a sportingevent - in fact, have you ever wonderedwhat it takes to make a TV show? Life Coaching with Fiona ChappellImagine producing a show like Behindthe Scenes at The Rose of Tralee getting To view CLICK HEREthe real truth as the Cork Rose goesabout her daily rehearsals, photo ops... abit of glamour.Interested, then as long as you are over1 8 , c o m e a l o n g t o We s t C o r kDevelopment Partnership offices on MainStreet, Bantry (former Gaelscoil) onTuesday, 13th March at 11am and getinvolved in creating West Corks ownCommunity TV channel.  It wont be easy,it will take time and who knows, youmight actually enjoy the craic! Dyslexia with Robin Wells To view CLICK HEREAt l a s Pr o f i l a xTherapist VisitsWest CorkAtlasProfilax Therapist Marie Agnes isvisiting West Cork from March 31st toApril 3rd. To make an appointment call027 51567 or see www.marieatlas.co.uk Post Peak Oil with Dr. Colin J Campbell To view CLICK HERE 5
  6. 6. St. Ciarán’s Day West Cork Links Lá le Ciaráin www.ballydehob.ie www.baltimore.ieOileán Chléire celebrates its annual PatronFeast Day next Monday 5th of March in www.bandon.iehonour of Irelands first saint, St Ciaránreputed to having been born on the Island www.bantry.iein 352 AD and well before the arrival of StPatrick in 432 AD. www.castletownbere.ieThis year Mass will be celebrated by our www.clonakilty.ienew curate, Fr. Buckley at 2pm followed www.dunmanway.ieby the annual blessing of the boats inNorth Harbour,  and then prayers at St www.drimoleague.comCiarán’s Holy Well and Grotto. As usualthere will be tea and refreshments in the www.glengarriff.ieClub afterwards and the local musicianswill entertain. As usual the Island School www.goleen.infoand various businesses will be closed toallow Islanders to celebrate this special www.kinsale.ieday in the usual way. www.macroom.ieCeiliúrann Oileán Chléire Féile Lá le www.rosscarbery.ieCiaráin an Luan seo chugainn 5 Márta inonóir an chéad Naomh aitheanta in www.schull.ieÉireann a saolaíodh san Oileán timpeall352 AD, tamall maith roimh theacht www.skibbereen.ieNaomh Phádraig go hÉireann i 432 AD.I mbliana deanfaidh an sagart nua, an tAthÓ Buachalla ceiliúradh  Aifreann ag 2pm in Petition - Lift TheEaglais Chiaráin agus ina dhiaidh sinbeidh beannú na mbád agus paidreacha Ban On Animalsag an Tobar Naofa agus Grotto i dTráChiaráin. Mar is gnáth leanfear le tae agus Being Transportedsólaistí sa Chlub agus beidh an ceoltoiríáitiula i láthair. Mar is gnáth chomh maithbeidh an Scoil Náisiunta agus gnónanna On The Cable-Careile san Oileán dúnta an lá seo chun deisa thabhairt do dhaoine an lá speisialta seoa cheiliúradh mar is ceart. To Sign - CLICK HERE 6
  7. 7. The Rectory, is a Chic Boutique Seaside Country House inWest Cork. Catering to outdoor Garden SeasideCeremonies, Weddings & Dinner Parties with multiplepackages to choose from including weddings under €5900for 80 guests in 2012.• Full Day Sit Down Dinner & Wedding 45–120/140guests• Midweek Informal BBQ/Buffet  45-150 guests• Evening Cocktail 75-200 guests • Onsite Midweek Ceremony 25-200 guests 7
  8. 8. Fastnet Duathlon 2012 http://boatbuildingskills.blogspot.com/ March 10th at 11am - Schull Community College, Colla Road, Schull. The Fastnet Duathlon sponsored by the Bunratty Inn will take place on March 10th. This consists of a 5k run 16k bike and a 3k run.  Details of registration can be found at www.schulltriathlonclub.com. For those of you who have taken up a new fitness regime for 2012 this is a great opportunity to get involved in a fun event.  Dont be put of my the distances as teams are very welcome to participate. If you are looking for people to share the race with please contact Schull Tri Club committee member and they will be delighted to sort you out.Participants must be 16 on or before December 31st 2012 so this is also a youngerpersons event.Marshals - As usual we are in need of marshals and would be grateful to anyoneavailable to marshall on the day (you must be over 18). If you can help, please contactDamien Malone on 086 400 4072 Come on "be part of it"! Irish Organic Vegetable SeedsThe 2012 Catalogue is now out. If you would like a copy and are not on the list please letus know. The Brown Envelope Seed Calendar is available directly fromsoniacaldwell@eircom.netAll the seeds in this catalogue are grown on our farm in West Cork. We have beenselecting over the years for varieties and individual plants that work here. They are open-pollinated, or open source seeds, which means that you can save your own seed fromthem.The farm is certified by The Organic Trust so that the seeds may be used by certifiedorganic growers. There are no chemical treatments carried out on the seeds or the plantsthey are harvested from. (IRL-O1B3-EU Symbol No. 159). 8
  9. 9. Glebe  Gardens   Clon Fair trade Coffee Annual Day & Treasure Hunt On SundaySEED  SWAP   Fairtrade Fortnight commenced last Monday and continues until March 11th. During this annual event on the calendar, the profile of SUNDAY Fairtrade is raised in the community, and shoppers and consumers are encouraged to choose FT produce if possible. There is no shortage of choice and as well as Tea and March  4th   Coffee, Fairtrade Bananas, Chocolate, Fruit Juices, Cotton and many other products are available in most shops in Clonakilty. 2.30pm  -­‐5pm As well as that, people are encouraged to ask for FT coffee/tea when they go to a café. It is served in most outlets in Clonakilty. ClonakiltyA space for swapping is Ireland’s first official Fairtrade town, having seeds or plants achieved status in 2003. As part of FT Fortnight, the Clonakilty Committee has organised a Fairtrade Coffee Morning this Swap/ sell second Sunday 4th between 11am and 1pm at the Parish Centre, and encourage people to attendhand gardening books after church services. It will be a chance for people to get together in a social atmosphere and there will also be a Children’s TreasurePlants and seeds for Hunt at 12.30pm with all clues being Fairtrade- related. sale Also in the hall members of the Skibbereen Fairtrade group will be speaking about their tripTea, coffee and cakes as Irish Fairtrade representatives to Costa Rica, will be available where they visited coffee producers on their farms and saw at first hand the benefit Fairtrade has on families and communities in the Third World. The Clonakilty Committee willCome and chat, swap, be marking the 10th birthday of Clonakiltybuy and eat delicious becoming Ireland’s First FT Town in 2013 and would welcome more people to get involved. cakes All enquiries to Chairperson Trevor Kingston on 086-2454100, and people are also encouraged Glebe Gardens, to log onto the Clonakilty Fairtrade Committee Facebook page to keep up with events.Baltimore, 028 20232 9
  10. 10. The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 24th - 27th May 2012  The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is a  unique short film festival which takesplace in the beautiful seaside town of Schull in West Cork,  annually over the lastweekend in May. We like to encourage those who attend the festival as well as watchingfilms, to take part in the workshops and audiences with our guest directors. Over thepast three years we have had Q&A audiences with Jim Sheridan, Pat McCabe, GerardStembridge, Jack Gold, Kirsten Sheridan, Steve Coogan, Greg Dyke, Tony Barry, IanPower, David Puttnam, Sandy Lieberson, Chris O’Dell, Carmel Winters, Juanita Wilsonand many others. A town such as ours without a  Cinema provides those who attend the festival withalternatives. Distributed Cinema, Schulls very own intranet network dedicated to shortfilm. From a horse box  to  a micro cinema with eyepiece, a school bus,  to a cyclingcinema at the tented fringe, from a bookshop, to the village hall and to numerous localpubs and restaurants, Schulls network connects, through Ethernet cable and wireless  links, to its own short film archive on a dedicated server.  Continues Next Page 10
  11. 11. Continued From Previous Page Just like the planets are aligning in the evening sky, a great plan has come together forHaving received over 500 short films from all around the world we have created a local, the committee of The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, three of whom have been1 GB intranet network and show all of the submitted films in all of the 12 venues in the invited to travel to the Guadalajara International Film Festival this Thursday. Unlike thevillage of Schull. Events taking place in the Main Venue can be streamed to any of the Mayan Calendar they see this alignment as leading to enlightenment, rather than the endnetwork connected venues. There are also 9 dedicated film festival intranet wifi spots in of the world. It all began three years ago when they added a Mexican strand to theSchull, which enable access to the short film archive.  Festival Programme, which proved to be very popular. An introduction to the Mexican  Consulate resulted and the relationship with all things Mexican grew from strength toFilms and interviews from the archive are available to stream free from within the strength. network of Schull to anyone with a laptop, an iPad or a smart phone any day of the year.   Information signs will be in place shortly at all of the Festival Venues. The Mexican Ambassador to Ireland his Excellency Carlos Garcia De Alba invited the  Committee to the Embassy in Dublin last week to meet with the President of the LargestDetails of the 2012 Festival Programme will be announced at the Launch Party to be film festival in South America, Señor Raul Padilla Lopez. A delegation from the CFSFFheld at the Bodega in Cork City on Wednesday 18th of April. were invited to attend the 27th Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico, to be their guests for the week and get a behind the scenes look at a festival that attracts over www.fastnetshortfilmfestival.com 100,000 visitors to Guadalajara each year. It is a festival like the CFSFF that has grown from very small beginnings.   Show Of Support For The Corona In the current climate, funds are hard to come by and any monies promised to run the festival in Schull will be used for exactly that. Michael Barry of Barry and FitzwilliamFastnet Short Film Festival immediately came to the rescue offering to sponsor two of the flights. Amazing support has also been received from Culture Ireland, Failte Ireland and Cork County Council. Each of these supporters can see how the CFSFF is developing the infrastructure and knowledge base in Schull, to attract further film production to West Cork and to run a quality international event, annually over the last weekend in May. While in Guadalajara, the delegation has arranged to meet Oscar Nominee, Demian Bichir and hope to present last years overall winner Aonso Ruizpalacios with his beautiful Pat Connor sculpture (www.patconnor.ie). They will also take a selection of Irish shorts with them to be screened at some point in Guadalajara.   The Committee of the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival would like to express their sincere appreciation of support from  His Excellency Carlos Garcia De Alba, Barry and Fitzwilliam, Culture Ireland, Cork County Council and Failte Ireland without whom this amazing opportunity would not be possible.   For further information on the CFSFF please visit our website: www.fastnetshortfilmfestival.com The Programme for 2012 will be announced at the Cinematographers Party at the Bodega on Wednesday 18th of April. 11
  12. 12. B&B | Self-Catering Formanes House, Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork. Tel: +353 (0)2774360 Mobile: +353 (0)877970630Web: www.formaneshouse.com 12
  13. 13. C l o n a k i l t y S t u d e n t C o m p e te s InNational Swimming ChampionshipsPHOTO: Iseult Ní hAodha, from Rang 6 in Clonakilty Gaelscoil who represented herschool recently at the National Swimming Championships. 13
  14. 14. All roads lead to Bantry this St Patricks Weekend for the Fadó FestivalThe Fesitval will re-create Bantry of yesteryear. A time before the stress and strain ofmobile phones, computers or even street lighting! The scene will be set by the pubs andshops adopting a pre-electrification theme and street lighting black out on the Friday andSaturday nights.The three day festival will open on Friday morning with a re-enactment of the old style fairin Bantry featuring livestock and domestic animals. Visitors will be treated to Bantry’salready renowned food-market exhibiting local artisan produce and exotic imports.Shoppers can amble through the stalls and browse the many items of antiquity on saleand be entertained by buskers and street entertainers.The very popular “The Tailor and Ansty” will be performed nightly during the festival,starring Ronan Wilmot (The Tailor) and Ena May (Ansty). The play is adapted from thebook first published in 1942 and subsequently banned. The couple’s fireside tales ofmatchmaking, marriages, wakes and inquests will make you laugh and cry and is not tobe missed.The Fadó committee really have an action packed weekend of events planned from aVintage Car rally to a Cheval, Children’s Treasure Hunt and craic agus ceol galore.However, undoubtedly the highlight of the weekend will be the Fadó Street Pagent onSaturday nigh. At 8pm, under the cover of darkness, the Atlantic Challenge crew will sailinto the inner harbour aboard Unité while carrying the torch of light. This torch will lightthe inaugural flame to commence the thrilling fire show which will ensue. The firebreathing ensemble will be led through the streets by a lone piper which will only add tothe thrilling atmosphere in the town with the street lighting blackout.Throughout the Fadó Festival, locals and visitors alike will be encouraged to dress in theattire of the period. So, for a truly unique weekend, Bantry is the place to be from 16 –18th March this year. For further details see www.facebook.com/fadofestivalbantry /www.bantry.ie 14
  15. 15. Build and Launch Your Own Rocket!March Is Full Of FREE Events At CIT Date: March 9th   Time: 15:30 - 17:30Blackrock Castle ObservatoryThis month is full of FREE events for young and old!  Rocket Building, HAM Radio,Earth Hour, Lifelong Learning Festival & more FREE Monthly Events   First Friday’s At The Castle Date: March 2nd   Time: 18:00 - 21:0018:00-20:00: Family Workshops in association with the Cork Electronics Industry Build and launch your own Rocket as part of CIT Innovation Week. FREE workshopsAssociation – Be a Brainbox! electronic circuit workshops exploring how we use every half hour from 15:30 – 17:30. Demo Rocket launches will also be running every halfelectricity in our every day lives hour while the workshops are running.18.45-19.45 (sharp!): Cork Science Café – “Plugging into the Innovation Accelerator”  with Kieran Delaney from Nimbus Skeptics In The Castle20:00 – 21:00: Lecture – “Nothing Matters” with author Ronald Green18:00 – 21:00 : Stargazing - once the skies are clear, BCO astronomers and the Cork Date: March 16   Time: 20:00Astronomy Club will help train your eyes towards the constellations   Activate The Castle At Free HAM Radio Workshops Date: March 4th   Time: 14:00 - 17:00   Confessions of a (former) Health Food Shop Worker and how the experience turned a believer into a skeptic. Take it from Rebecca, it’s not black and white.The Hams of the  North Cork Radio Group  are back again to activate the Castle in This is a free event, open to allconjunction with CASHOTA (Castles and Stately Homes on the Air). Make contact withamateur radio operators around the world during this special Engineer’s Week Continues Next Pageevent! This a FREE drop-in workshop. No booking required 15
  16. 16. Continued From Previous Page ! teachers in Switzerland, Germany and   the UK. Earth Hour 2012 Introductory Lecture by Don Weed on Date: March 31st   Time: 20:30 - 21:30 Friday 9 March 7.00-10.00pm Workshop with experiential lessons: INTERACTIVE TEACHING METHOD Sat 10 March and Sun 11 March ASSOCIATION 10.00am-6.00pm The Alexander Technique with Don Weed, Aingeala de Burca,  Interactive Teaching Method Katey Sleeman and Jon CowellJoin us on Saturday March 31 as we unite with hundreds of millions of people, Workshopbusinesses and governments around the world to support the largest environmental Workshop fees:event in history – Earth Hour. Discussions hosted by  BCOlabs  on issues such as light with Donald L. Weed, D.C.pollution, stargazing in the courtyard and NASA ViewSpace in the classroom Introductory Lecture (Fri) and 1 day  A revolutionary approach to the course (Sat or Sun) €100. This is a free event, open to all Alexander Technique Introductory Lecture (Fri) and 2 day CIT Cork School of Music course (Sat and Sun) €170 Lifelong Learning Festival 9th-11th March 2012 CSM Concessions Date: March 30th - 31st   Time: Friday 14:30 - 16:30 ; Saturday 20:00 - 22:00 The Alexander Technique has long Introductory Lecture (Fri) and 1 day been recognized for its contribution course (Sat or Sun) €70 to performance, health and well- being. Introductory Lecture (Fri) and 2 day course (Sat and Sun) €130 Learn to go through life more easily and effectively. Book early as places are limited. Donald L. Weed, D.C. began his Contact: shorten.mary@gmail.com professional career as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in 1975. In 086-2400312The chance to see the latest images, movies, animations and news from the Hubble addition to his background in sportsSpace Telescope and other NASA observatories.  Events are free and suitable for and martial arts, he has an extensive ‘For in the mind of man lies the secretadults. No booking required – this is a drop-in event. b a c k g ro u n d a s a n a c t o r, s i n g e r, of his ability to resist, conquer and  director and performance coach. He finally to govern the circumstances of has undergraduate degrees in Fine his life and only by the discovery of Arts and Human Biology as well as a that secret will he ever be able to Advertisment Space Advertisment Space Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He has realize completely the perfect taught the work of F.M. Alexander to condition of mens sana in corpore many thousands of students and sano.’ €20/week | €50/3 weeks €20/week | €50/3 weeks performers around the world. He is the creator of the Interactive Teaching ( F. M . A l e x a n d e r, M a n ’s S u p re m e www.localcampus.com/ad.html www.localcampus.com/ad.html Method (ITM), and is currently training Inheritance. Mouritz, London 1910) 16
  17. 17. Young buskers, Noah and Oscar Ryan practice for the Kinsale St Patrick’s DayKinsale St. Patrick’s Day Parade Busking competition, part of the March 17th festivities in beautiful Kinsale. A Parade returns to Kinsale on March 17th after a 6 year absence. Register a float or sign up for the competition at kinsaleparade@gmail.com. Preparations are under way for a homecoming parade in the beautiful harbour town of Kinsale as a whole day’s celebrations are planned, culminating in a never to be forgotten parade on the sea.... School groups, community groups, artists, actors, musicians, performers, sports stars and proud West Cork citizens are all joining the Kinsale St Patrick’s Day Parade as it returns to the picturesque streets of Kinsale this March 17. ..“Kinsale is famous for its gorgeous scenery, fine food, great bars and cafés, and pretty streets, Kinsale also abounds in community spirit, so I am delighted that Kinsale will have a St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year” said Mayor of Kinsale, Fred Treacy... The fun kicks off at 1pm with street entertainment and busking, while the parade itself starts at 4pm. Afterwards, dance to a Ceiií and work up an appetite for drinks and dinner in one of Kinsale’s world-famous bars, cafés and restaurants before the grand finale, the night parade – on the harbour waters at 7.30pm!..The whole town is getting in on the act, and if you’d like to join in, you still have time to register your float by emailing: kinsaleparade@gmail.com, before Friday February 24, and to take part in the wonderful Night Parade, register your boat by texting your name, contact number and the name of your boat to Pat: 086 060 3247. It’s going to be an amazing day...St Patrick’s Day in Kinsale – it’s back – and it’s greener, better and brighter than ever! 17
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  19. 19. Petition To Stop ACTA The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, was signed by the European Union and 22 of its member states recently.  And it could ruin the internet as we know it. To Stop ACTA Today CLICK HERE! Eight countries, including the United States, signed this last fall. Called "SOPA light", it is a global treaty that authorizes the policing of the inter net and its users, and ultimately, the censorship of it.This would hurt the freedom of expression, civil and digital rights, fair use rights, and theright to privacy.Strict penalties, including prison sentences, would be enforced for violations of ACTA.Please sign the petition and tell ACTA supporters to keep the internet free foreveryone! Thanks for taking action! 19
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  21. 21. guidelines for a way of living, the aim of Gastrointestinal and respiratoryHerbal Workshops For bookings and information call which is not only freedom from suffering in aliments.How we identify and diagnose a Jacqueline on: 028 37019 mind and body but enlightenment itself. I presenting complaint, the case history May - August ---------------------------------------------- have been studying Ayurveda for over 20 years and have gradually incorporated its structure, and the treatment which focuses on the underlying causes as well as dietary wisdom into my practice as a medical and life style factors. www.herbalmedicineinpractice.com June 9th 2012, 11am - 4pm - Anne herbalist and also into my writing and McIntyre teaching. I have found it an invaluable tool ----------------------------------------------May 19th and 20th for helping me understand how to prevent                              Anne McIntyre FNIMH, MAPA is a Fellow and cure disease. It has not replaced my June 30th 2012, 11am - 4pm -A practical introductory weekend... Herb of the National Institute of Medical love of Western herbs but helped me to Bernadette Jewellwalk to identify the seasonal herbs , and to Herbalists and a Member of the Ayurvedic use them with greater understanding. Thetalk on their actions , uses and application Practitioners’ Association. She has been Ayurvedic approach emphasises the Bernadette will give a talk on herbs asin illness. Making simple preparations from practicing as a medical herbalist for over importance of addressing the roots of applied to illness from a TCM standpoint,the herbs we pick and herbs in the garden, 30 years and has also trained in massage, health and disease rather than the and how they are used as formulas in thesuch as infusions, decoctions, simple aromatherapy, counselling, homoeopathy thousands of disease symptoms which chinese tradition. A look at the herbsyrups, infused oils, ointments, poultices a n d Ay u r v e d i c m e d i c i n e . A n n e i s arise from these roots. It is an approach garden choosing herbs that are native toand tinctures and how we apply them. committed to education and has lectured which is simple without being simplistic China also,discussing their applications widely on herbal medicine and Ayurveda in and can be grasped by any of us wanting and usesForaging for wild food and their the UK and America on undergraduate and to maximise our healing potential thoughpreparation in cookery (May 20th) post graduate courses and to the general an understanding of ourselves and the Bernadette is a practicing acupuncturist public. She is the author of many books on universe around us. for many years now, as well as a---------------------------------------------- herbal medicine including The Complete practitioner of chinese herbal medicine. Herbal Tutor, The Complete Woman’s In this talk we will look at the fundamental Her talk will discuss herbs and treatmentMay 26th 2012, 11am - 4pm - Bridget Herbal, Healing Drinks, The Complete Ayurvedic principles and discuss their based on the Theory of Chinese Medicine.Meagher Floral Healer, The Herbal for Mother and relevance in Western herbal practice. We Child, Herbal Medicine for Children; will consider how to use the herbs we are Workshop at Cooragurteen, Ballydehob.Bridget is a medical herbalist local to this Western and Ayurvedic Perspectives and familiar with from a constitutional orarea. Her workshop today will talk on the the just published Ayurveda Bible. “energetic” perspective and also briefly Vegetarian lunch included in cost €65.00treatment of childhood illnesses. She will Information and recipes from her books look at some of the more important per person.discuss classic problems in children e.g. have been featured regularly in the media Ayurvedic herbs that are graduallyfever, chicken pox, asthma, chest and serialised on Radio 4s Womans Hour. becoming part of general materia medica Bookings and information please callinfections, eczema, teething, nappy rash, such as Gotu Kola, Jacqueline on: 028 37019cradle cap. She will give advice on what Anne lives in Gloucestershire with her threeherbs to use in these conditions, daughters and runs herbal practices from Workshop at Cooragurteen, Ballydehob.   ----------------------------------------------discussing dosage, different methods of her home as well as London and Southapplication of herbs as well as Wales. She has a beautiful herb garden, Vegetarian lunch included in cost €65.00 August 11th 2012       demonstrating different methods of representing a woman’s journey through per person.administration e.g. creams, washes etc. life from birth to paradise, which she uses Identifying the seasonal herbs, talking for teaching and opens to the general Bookings and information please call about their use and folklore associations.Bridget has been in practice for many public. Jacqueline on: 028 37019years and specialises in childhood September 8th- A day of practicalcomplaints and herbs for pregnancy and Incorporating Ayurvedic Principles into ---------------------------------------------- application, making simple herbalchildbirth . Western Herbal Medicine preparations chosen from the garden, such June 16th 2012 Herbs for the respiratory as infused oils, ointments etc and theirWorkshop at Cooragurteen, Ballydehob.   Ayurveda is a body of knowledge and and digestive systems(a look at the herb topical use. A look at the herb garden to wisdom from India incorporating an garden) Identifying plants for use identify plants, and briefly discuss theirVegetarian lunch included in cost €65.00 amazing system of medicine as well as specifically for the treatment ofper person. Continues Next Page 21
  22. 22. Continued From Previous Page menu which costs €23 and has threeindications actions  and use. Discussing Rath N.S. Spring Events At Grove choices per course. In addition, we’re now open on Sunday’s for a traditionalthe combination of herbal remedies usedin a prescription for specific conditions. Fashion Show House, Schull roast, with all the trimmings, plus desert - for just €17.  ---------------------------------------------- Rath N.S. Parent’s Association are holding a Fabulous Spring Fashion And to make sure you enjoy the tastiest Show in Casey’s of Baltimore on meal possible, we do our best to sourceAugust 18th 2012, 11am - 4pm - CaroleGuyett Saturday 3rd of March. Special guest all of our produce locally, including from compere is Constance Harris, fashion our own garden! The vegetable plots arePlant Spirit Medicine: A one-day editor at the Sunday Independant, who dug and the tunnel is on its way. We’reworkshop with Carole Guyett, herbalist will judge and present a prize for the expanding our garden so you can enjoy best dressed lady on the night. Wine the freshest, home-grown greens.Plants are spiritual beings with their own reception starts at 8.00pm with theunique personalities. They are intelligent show following at 8.30pm. There will Writers’ retreat beings who communicate with others, be a raffle and a performance by Theincluding humans, and generously offer us Baltimore Singers during the interval. Shops showcased will be Fiona’s, Grove House is the perfect haven forprofound healing gifts for body, mind, soul If you’re interested in attending one of our North St. Wish, North St. Sean writers; bright, spacious rooms with bigand emotions. events, this is what he currently haveThis workshop will show how we can all Murray’s, Main St. Violette, Main St. writing desks, an extensive library, booked:connect with the Spirit of Plants and build Trag Fashions, Tragumna. Sharon Rose atmospheric decor and peacefula deeper relationship with the plant world. Designs, Baltimore and Bebhinn surroundings - you can even request a Marten Designs, Baltimore. Shoes are March 17th - Mary Coughlan is “Still  sea view at no extra cost. There areBy using both our physical and inner being provided by Maniko, Tragumna. Tired and Emotional” plenty of beautiful local walks and we’resenses we will get to know plants in the Tickets are €15 and are available from only a few minutes walk away from theherb garden and on the land. We will Bushe’s Bar, Casey’s of Baltimore, Tara March 30th - “Eileen and Marilyn Spice friendly local bars. During your stay, wequest plant allies who can bring healing Cotter 086 103 9792, Cadogan Motor Up the Community Social” - a play by make sure that you have everything thatand guidance. Participants will learn how Works 028 21461 and The Little Way, Terry Leiber & Karen Minihan Schull. All proceeds are in aid of Rath you need so you can concentrate onto work with a plant ally on an ongoing N.S. what’s important; your writing. basis. April 8th (Easter Sunday) - Maria Doyle  KennedyPlants can help us to remember our George Bernard Shaw stayed at Groveconnection with the Planet, healing the Save The Internet! May 12th - Juliette Turner  House in 1904 (you can see his signatureillusion of separation and bringing us back in the guestbook upon request) and wasinto alignment with the web of Nature. inspired to write a poem about his stay. Right now, a new global treaty could ...and finally, Paul Tiernan is scheduled We’ve had writers secure agents andFor all courses please bring rainwear. e n c o u r a g e c o r p o r a t i o n s t o p o l i c e to return, and Colin Vearncombe & publication during their stay here - youWe all know the Irish weather! everything that we do on the Internet. Last Maurice Seezer will repeat their Sinatra- never know where your writing retreat week we successfully pushed back the US inspired session, 3 course dinner might lead you!Workshop at Cooragurteen, Ballydehob.   included (dates TBC)  censorship bills - if we act now, we can getVegetarian lunch included in cost €65.00 the EU Parliament to bury this new threat to GROVE HOUSE Restaurantper person. all of us - click below to sign the petition: Colla Road, Schull,  West Cork, Ireland. If you’re looking for a delicious meal, weBookings and information please call Tel: 353 (0)28 28067 Join in this campaign here: http:// continue to offer a full a la carte menu, asJacqueline on: 028 37019 Email: info@grovehouseschull.com  www.avaaz.org/en/stop_acta_spread/?sbc well as a recession-busting 3-course set Web: www.grovehouseschull.com  22
  23. 23. A Manifesto For Ireland: Making The Case For Sovereignty by Richard K. MooreThe EU, from the very beginning, has been a project to destroy democracy in Europe,and replace it with a bankster-controlled central regime. What is happening now is whatwas always intended. The collapse-bailout scenario was designed specifically to bringall EU nations/provinces into debt bondage (a.k.a. sovereign debt) to the banksters.Germany has been the most difficult target, but it too will fall, as it is dragged intoassuming liability for EU sovereign debt generally. Once that happens, then – wheneverthe ‘markets decide’ – the next bubble will burst, including $600 trillion in worthlessderivative instruments. Down will go Germany, EU and all. The Irish State, via the major party apparatus, has surrendered its loyalty and allegiancetotally to the EU project. Those folks see themselves as players in the Big Game ofEurope, and their duty as ‘bringing us culchies along’ with the program. Agreeing to bailout the banks was equivalent to signing a treaty, announcing the formal surrender ofsovereignty to the financial elites. Our local IMF overseer is not here as part of atemporary repayment program, he’s here permanently as our new Imperial Governor,not from London this time, not even from Brussels, but a personal agent of the banksterdynasty. In Italy, and in Spain, we also see Imperial Governors, appointed not elected, installedas heads of state, and in the case of Italy the fellow comes to us from Goldman Sachs.The pattern is clear, and Ireland seems to be leading the way in the sovereignty-surrendering process. That’s why we keep getting pats on the back from the EU. If wedon’t do something to change things, the future of Ireland is certain. I suppose ‘return toplantation days’ would be a reasonable characterization. Every asset, including ourwater, will be owned by foreign investors and corporations. This process of surrender cannot be stopped by fighting single-issue battles. Ourenergies are dissipated, defending one barricade after another, none of which are strongenough to stop the onslaught. If we want to have any hope of succeeding, we mustfocus on the one single issue that is of equal importance to every Irish person: we arelosing our nation; we are being re-colonized. There is no future for us unless we canregain our sovereignty and install a government that actually represent the people. Theloyalty of the major parties is with the EU, and whoever they put forward represents theparty, not the people. The only way we can get a government that represents us, is if weselect our representatives by some other process. To read more CLICK HERE 23
  24. 24. Samba Project For St. Patricks DayParade in Ballydehob Following last years amazing turn out and great success, once again there will be anopportunity for people to enjoy and join in with the colourful and high energy vibration ofSamba, at the 2012 St. Patricks’ Day Parade in Ballydehob.      On Sunday 11th a workshop will be held in the Community Hall from 11am - 5pm, forthose wishing to come and join in with the parade on Saturday 17th at 12 midday. Duringthis workshop, participants will learn some simple Samba rhythms on drums and otherpercussive instruments traditional to Samba music. Simple song and movement will alsobe incorporated, and costumes will be provided. Bring along your lunch to enjoy whilsttaking a break, and please make sure you dress warmly. This project is suitable for 12years and upwards, and the day will cost €5 for students and €10 for adults. You mustbe available for the parade in order to participate; however, there are plans afoot formore Community Samba Projects to follow during the course of the year, so do get intouch to be kept informed of events in the future.For further info you can call Caz Jeffreys on 028 25978 or email atcazjeffreys@gmail.com or Sally on 0876760734 or email at redfeatherdesign@eircom.net Photographic History Of Bere Island Cork Environmental Forum EventsWere hoping to put together and publish a book on the photographic history of BereIsland. If anyone has any old photos of the island, and would like their photo to be National Tree Week 4th – 10th March 2012: Canincluded in the book please email us a copy with details of who is in the photo, or you help CEF to plant a 1000 Tree Legacy foralternatively you can call into the Heritage Centre and we can scan a copy of the original Cork. Through one of our members we havefor you.    been able to source 1000 Oak and Ash saplings which we would like to plant during tree week.Were looking for photos of all aspects of island life over the years, old family photos, We are looking for community projects thatfarming, sports, school photos, and photos on the maritime and military history of the would be in a position to plant a substantialisland. Any photos used in the book will be acknowledged. number of trees. Please get in touch if you have  such a project in mind. We encourage all groupsRegards and communities to get involved in this National Tree Council initiative by planting trees,  organising walks in local woods and visiting champion trees. We are in the process ofThe Heritage Centre Team organising some such events and will forward details shortly.Bere Island Heritage CentreBallinakilla St. Patrick’s Festival, Saturday 17th March: CEF has participated in the Festival ParadeBere Island for a number of years. This is always a fun way of highlighting the importance ofBeara, West Cork environmental issues and CEF. This year’s theme is based on the Olympics, we alreadyTel: 027 75956 | Fax: 027 75194 have some ideas of how we can adapt this in creating our float. As always the moreEmail: biheritage@gmail.com people who participate the more successful the spectacle! Please get in touch if you areWeb: bereislandheritage.daportfolio.com/ interested in getting involved or helping out.Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BereHeritage Twitter: www.twitter.com/@BereHeritage CEF will be participating in the Lifelong Learning Festival, 26th March – 1st April. MoreFlickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bereheritage/ information on this will be available soon. 24
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