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Christmas Lights Switch On
The Civic Link subcommittee organising the preparations for Christmas is delighted to announce that the planned date for the formal switch-on is Friday, December 8th next. 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. Barrons' bakery will be providing appropriate refreshments, including mince pies, while there will be goodies for the kids and mulled wine on offer for the ex-kids. We will have remembrance ribbons on sale on the same night, and the tree at the Square will be up and lit for the occasion as well. So keep December 8th in the diary, ok, and bring all the family.

A reminder that the Sale of Work for Bunscoil Gleann Sídheáin is on next Sunday, November 26, and we will have details next week of the dates for the main sale of Remembrance ribbons by Civic Link, and the fire service ladder climb.

Christmas Art & Craft Fair
Because last year’s venture was so successful, showing great talent and beautiful work, we will have another go!.Anybody who has a creative side and likes making things, this is where you can show them off and sell them if you wish (Food items are not allowed unfortunately). Our Fair is scheduled for Fri 1st Dec and Sat 2nd December in Cappoquin Library. Please contact Una this week on 087 7825662 if you wish to exhibit. It will be great to see new talent - we know it is out there. This event is being hosted by Cappoquin Heritage Group.

A huge thanks to our local library staff and to the management for making the facility available for yet another event. It is greatly appreciated. The fair will run from 7 to 9 on Friday, December 1, and from 11 until late afternoon on Saturday, December 2.

This week's picture
Given all of the building work that has gone on at the Affane-Cappoquin GAA field over the past couple of years, this photo may interest and surprise a few people. Putting a date on this would not be easy, although there are GAA goalposts in evidence, so it may come from around the time when the former town park was taken over by the Cappoquin GAA club, in the early 1930s. The length of the costumes of the ladies playing lawn tennis in the foreground seems to tie in with that date as well, if one looks at photos of Wimbledon fashions from that period, for example.

The venue was, of course, a multi-sport venue for many decades before then, with athletics competitions dating back as far as the 1890s, tennis as well, and cricket matches were also played there up to the mid 1930s. Ironically, there were at least three different venues ued in the locality before this became the permanent home of the GAA club. This might explain why, forty years ago, it was more commonly known locally as the 'Sportsfield' by many people, as the formal purchase of the pitches wasn't actually completed until the early 1960s.

 

 

 

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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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