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Cappoquin Civic Link Notes

Christmas Lights Switch On

The Cristmas lights are up and awaiting switch-on this Friday night, December 8th. That evening, from 7 PM, there will be entertainment at the Square, to include a wobbly circus, face painting and a Christmas carol performance by the local cubs and beavers. There will be appropriate refreshments, including mince pies, other goodies for the kids and mulled wine on offer for the adults.

This event is being hosted by Waterford Area Partnership, in association with Cappoquin Civic Link which funds and organises the Christmas lights and tree at the Square, and the Melleray Vintage Club's Christmas extravaganza. It should be a great family fun occasion, so do come along and enjoy.

Christmas Art & Craft Fair

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Heritage Group craft fair at Cappoquin library last weekend, both craftspeople and customers. A huge thanks also to Sheila Curtin and our local library management for making the facility available for yet another event.

Our own subcommittee for the event also did Trojan work, and a special word for Helen McGrath on the death of her sister, Carmel Ryan who died in Ballincollig last week. Helen and family were anxious to have the craft fair go ahead as planned, and we offer our deepest sympathy and thanks to the family at this time, naturally.

Remembrance Ribbons

In keeping with Christmas tradition, Civic Link will have remembrance ribbons on sale over the Christmas period, with all donations going to support local community efforts, Christmas lights and insurance cover for events like the carnival and St. Patrick's Day parade. All the ribbons will go up on the Christmas tree at the Square.

The ribbons will be on sale, for whatever contribution you wish to make,  outside Kelleher's Super Valu in Lower Main Street on December 8-9th and in Murray's shop and at the Credit Union up to December 22nd, as well.

This week's picture

This week's picture is of one of local artist, Noel O'Donoghue's festive paintings, depicting the Blackwater House and 'Cornerstone' with appropriate Christmas lighting. No other words are needed, really.

 

Blackwater House

 
     

 

 

 

Seeking Help

On a recent visit to Cappoquin to research their Mahoney ancestors were brother & sister Diane & Barry Recame. Barry lives in Ohio while Diane resides in Phoenix Arizona.

Diane & Barry’s mother was Mahoney and her ancestors emigrated from the Cappoquin area circa 1870 and at a meeting over coffee at Barron’s in Cappoquin with locals, Keith Dransfield & John O’Mahony and at a later meeting with Kevin McCarthy several sources of information on the family were discussed and possible leads identified.

Diane asks readers who may have information on Mahoneys or O’Mahonys who lived anywhere in the Cappoquin area to get in touch with Keith (keith@cappoquin.net) or John (omahonyjs3@gmail.com)

Diane & Barry

Picture shows: (Left to Right) Barry, Diane, John in front of Cappoquin Heritage Group’s information board in The Square, Cappoquin

 

 

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