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The High Tide Club

The High Tide Club at the Sarah Walker Gallery, west end of pier

THE HOWLING GALES @ THE HIGH TIDE CLUB, FRIDAY 10TH OCT @ 8PM

Howling Gales

THE HOWLING GALES came together when four singer songwriters from Bantry met for a casual jam. Darragh had been asked to cover a gig in a local music venue last minute, and Marc, Bean and Benji joined Darragh for the gig. They went down a storm and have decided to do a small tour of Ireland to celebrate. Featuring Darragh Coakley and Marc de Zoeten from THE CALVINISTS, Bean Dolan from JUKEBOX GYPSY and Benji Connolly from THE HIGHER ANIMALS. The Howling Gales sound is on the bluesy-rock end of the spectrum, and they already have a number of original compositions that will released on an album in early 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV0eAhqcILw

The High Tide Club are delighted to announce the first appearance of THE HOWLING GALES this Friday 10th October. Doors 8pm. Tickets €12 can be purchased online http://www.sarahwalkergallery.com/index.php/events/buy-tickets-online?categorylayout=0 or Telephone 027 70387/ 086 1930552

MORE ABOUT THE CALVINISTS:

The Calvinists are an original, energetic gypsy blues and alternative folk band from West Cork, Ireland. Their songs, laced with infectious harmonies and driving rhythms draw inspiration from the spirit of gypsy musicians and American troubadours, the energy of punk rockers and the eerie voodoo of the Deep South. Combined with their penchant for battering their instruments, belting out harmonies, yodeling, shouting and generally causing a ruckus, it makes for an experience to remember.

Since their formation in 2010 they have built a loyal fan base and a reputation for quality, energetic live performances. They have performed live on R.T.E (Ireland) television’s popular “Saturday Night Show” and have been featured on national and local radio stations. They have toured in Ireland and Europe, also performing at Electric Picnic, Indiependence and Knockanstockan music festivals.

Their debut album ‘King of Lies’ was recorded over eight glorious sunny days in West Cork last July and was released on the 22nd of May 2014.

 

Nigel Mooney

NIGEL MOONEY & HIS BAND @ THE HIGH TIDE CLUB, SARAH WALKER GALLERY, CASTLETOWNBERE, SAT 27TH SEPT @ 8PM.

We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming gig this Sat 27th Sept with Nigel Mooney & his band. Nigel Mooney is considered one of Irelands best blues and jazz singers, guitarist and songwriter. Mooney came to prominence on the Irish blues scene in the 1980s with his Gripewater Blues Band, which opened for BB King and backed Dr John in Dublin. In the 1990s Mooney and his band switched to an acoustic jazz sound. 

His debut album All My Love's In Vain was Ireland's top selling jazz album in 2005. In 2013 he released 'The Bohemian Mooney', featuring Georgie Fame and many leading Irish jazz musicians. The album was named RTE Radio 1's album of the week in April 2013 and Mooney appeared on RTE's THE LATE LATE SHOW the following month. The Bohemian Mooney was voted Irish Times jazz album of the year in December 2013.

For those of you who appreciate fantastic live music, come and hear Nigel & his band at The High Tide Club next Sat 27th Sept.  Follow the link below and have a listen to one of Irelands greatest Musicians live on RTE 1. 

http://youtu.be/ QlU1a7TbMyY

Tickets are €15 and can be purchased at Sarah Walker Gallery or Tel: 027 70387 or 086 1930552

 

Litter League has started.                           tidytownsctb@gmail.com

 How to get involved.

  

  1. 1. Clean your own “patch”daily.

2.  All businesses please provide a bin for your customers inside your entrance door and cigarette butt disposal utensil outside.

3.  Take responsibility for a special area.

4.  Give one “hour only” weekly to help in general areas. Ring Barry at 0857397896 for details.

 5.  Encourage one other person to get involved with you.

6.  Remember it’s all our responsibility to look after our environment for the next generation.

Many thanks,

Barry Harrington,

Chairperson

 

REDUCE- REUSE –RECYCLE.

 

Castletownbere Litter Challenge

Town Category

League Table

Litter League has started. tidytownsctb@gmail.com

How to get involved.

1, Clean your own “patch”daily.

2. All businesses please provide a bin for your customers inside your entrance door and cigarette butt disposal utensil outside.

3. Take responsibility for a special area.

4. Give one “hour only” weekly to help in general areas. Ring Barry at 0857397896 for details.

5. Encourage one other person to get involved with you.

6. Remember it’s all our responsibility to look after our environment for the next generation.

Many thanks,

Barry Harrington,

Chairperson

REDUCE- REUSE –RECYCLE.

National Spring Clean Month

litter league

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National Spring Clean is Ireland’s biggest anti-litter campaign. We encourage people from all walks of life to take pride in their local environment and to take action against litter.

Anyone can register easily online at www.nationalspringclean.org

or contact your local co-ordinator local Co-ordinator

Barry Harrington 085 7397896

Can you spare one hour per week, we meet at the square every Monday night so please help. If Monday does not suit any day would be great bags and gloves supplied , contact Barry 0857397896 tidytownsctb@gmail.com

60 years of Murphy's Restaurant starting at 9pm May 18th

In this year’s Tidy Towns Report, Castletownbere got 266 marks in the Category C section, up 5 on last year. Marks gained were in Landscaping (2), and one each in Litter Control, Waste Minimisation and Tidiness. Eyeries with 304 marks, received another silver medal and Bere Island was the leading island with 293 marks. The following is the Adjudicator’s Report for Castletownbere:
‘Castletownbere is welcome to the 2011 Tidy Town ’s Competition. Thank you for the completed entry form, supporting documentation and your Three-Year Work Plan. Thank you also for the area map which was colourful and very useful on the day of adjudication. Castletownbere is twinned with Locmiquélic and numerous signs attest to your awareness and interest in this connection. The impact of the large square is significant and as a long-term objective its enhanced presentation by making it a public area rather than merely a car park should be considered. In common with many similar centres you are enduring the closure of hotels and a number of shops along Main Street . The multi-coloured fishing trawlers were a fine display of the reliances of the area. The Fishery Harbour Centre was well presented in the main. We were struck by the attractive shops throughout the centre, many of them pleasantly coloured.
‘The Built Environment: You are well served with significant buildings, civil, ecclesiastical and commercial. Many of your traditional shop fronts have been carefully preserved and are increasingly of interest and attractiveness. The Dental Care Surgery was notable in this regard as was Issie’s. The SuperValu supermarket was well presented and Breen’s Lobster Bar was colourful. J O’Dwyer was a fine example of the traditional shop front being well maintained and Bay View House with its deep blue colouring, caught the eye. The mural on Murphy’s Restaurant projected a pleasant splash of colour as did the Mama Mia Pizzeria. The Fire Station looked a little tired and could with advantage be painted before next year’s competition. The Irish Coast Guard is a major building, well presented, as was the Community Hospital . O’Sullivan’s and O’Shea’s Bar were pleasant but the ESB building’s attractiveness was marred somewhat by the weeds at the base of the wall. The VEC Adult Education Centre was well presented and we admired the extensive and well-presented Harington’s House and Garden concern. The VEC Adult Education Centre was well presented.’
‘Landscaping: Pride of place will always be the ever-changing image of the sea. We admired the impressive efforts of many individual B&Bs and others resulting in splendid and colourful gardens. The sculptures, the elevated currach and the dignified memorial to Timothy Harrington were noted. The grounds of the Community School were impeccable and we admired the colourful mural at the junction featuring all forms of junior activity. Dunboy Castle mural at O'Donoghue’s caught the eye as did the flowers outside the national school. On the main thoroughfare the stretch between the two roads leading north was a delight. The well-located and most interesting Locmiquélic Garden with its sizable anchor was an arresting vista.
‘Wildlife and Natural Amenities: The establishment of two additional wildlife areas and your concentration on creating the suitable and necessary food chain spoke well of the long-term development of a thriving wildlife population. The enhanced presentation of your walk and the information boards contributes substantially to the pleasure for both locals and visitors alike. Compliments to the many individual householders who through their garden displays and in some cases bird boxes have also assisted matters substantially. The presents of bird boxes and suitable areas set aside in the schools is a wonderful development, ensuring a trans-generational interest in and appreciation for birds and wildlife.
‘Litter Control: We applaud the frequent “Keep Castletownbere Litter Free” signs. Litter generally did not appear to be a problem on the day of adjudication although there were minor amounts at the parking area and prior to the Sea Safari Area. Your litter runs are certainly helping and congratulations on your success in the Cork County Council Anti-Litter Challenge. The sizeable participation in the Spring Clean Day in April is an important awareness-raising exercise. The multilingual request to all to participate in the anti-litter programme is a commendable initiative.
‘Tidiness: The positive and co-operative Harbour Master has assisted greatly in up grading the presentation of this important and busy area. Congratulations on saying goodbye to the overhead ESB cables. The youth club’s fine new mural, already referred to, has lifted that entire area. Traffic is a difficulty and the provision of a one-way system is one solution among many that should be examined. The splendid Dinish Bridge in its pale blue and white livery looked very well. However its undoubted impact was slightly impaired by weeds on both sides. If the screening hoarding could be replaced or repaired at the open area, this would enhance matters considerably on the route to the charming grassed areas and seaside sculpture. We were surprised to note weeds growing in the eave high gutters of the Garda Station.
‘Waste Minimisation: Your success in diverting over one thousand kilos from landfill is a striking achievement, well done. There are many aspects to this Reduce, Reuse, Recycle exercise and the staging of a public information evening perhaps sponsored by the local authorities is recommended. Waste prevention is like many things, we are all aware of it but it does help to be reminded from time to time of what can be achieved. The “New to You” second hand clothing is a fine example of reusing. Congratulations to the school on securing their Green Flag status.
‘Residential Areas: Castletownbere has considerable inventory of traditional fine houses notably along the beach and along the route to Allihies. There are fine houses also on the way to the hotel now sadly closed. Standards varied in the West End Park . The infill housing opposite Beacon was neat and orderly but would be enhanced by painting in the areas traditional vibrant colours. Pleasant well-established private homes were the norm on the north road. Applause on the initiation of an Inter Estate Competition; this has been found very beneficial in other centres.
‘Roads Streets and Back Areas: The surface on approach roads was excellent but had an extent of spoil outside the curbs. The streets were suitably swept and gave a very pleasant and orderly appearance. Traffic speeds in town, in common with it seems the entire county was excessive to the point of danger. It is suggested that you survey all existing road signs for relevance, cleanliness, visibility and in some cases repainting. Do not overlook the supporting poles. The surface although normally good was showing signs of frost and snow damage at the West End . The presentation of seats and other street furniture has improved greatly. The hedgerows, hedges and verges are additional extra burden which you have taken on and overcome with aplomb. Improvement to the footpath and to the Eyeries Road particularly was noted.
‘General Impression: Colourful and long established with a thriving sea trade Castletownbere is coping with the outcome of the Celtic Tiger’s departure manfully. Despite the many cutbacks and difficulties your committee is energetic, enthusiastic and imaginative in dealing with the many problems with which you are faced. Congratulations to all who have assisted in this year’s fine entry. Your efforts are appreciated. Best wishes for your continuing success.’

 

 

 

Tidy Towns News

CORK INTER-TOWN LITTER CHALLENGE 2011
TOWNS CATEGORY A and B
Period Covered by Judging
Town : CASTLETOWNBERE FROM TO Please Tick
Date Judged : 21st June 2011 26/05/2011 08/06/2011
Judge : 09/06/2011 22/06/2011 **
23/06/2011 06/07/2011


Description of Area From To Number of Butts (10=1 piece of litter) Number of other pieces of litter No. of Pieces of Litter (10 butts = 1 piece) MARKS
Area 1 Town Centre Wisemans Drapery Chinese Restaurant 4 1 1.4 9
Area 2 Town Centre Collins Butchers SPAR 7 9 9.7 9
Area 3 Town Centre Murphys Bar B Murphy MVBMRCVS 8 8 8.8 9
Area 4 Town Centre Lipstix Health Centre 2 2 2.2 9
Area 5 Town Centre Super Valu Sacred Heart Church steps 12 4 5.2 9
Area 6 Town Centre Ocean View Lobster Bar 13 6 7.3 9
Area 7 Residential Area St Martins 50m stretch in the Estate 0 2 2 9
Area 8 Residential Area Castle Heights -50 metre stretch from yellow house towards entrance of estate 15 11 12.5 8
Area 9 Service/School Beara Comm School - 50 m towards entrance of school 2 2 2.2 9
Area 10 Green Area Near the T. Charles Harrington Memorial 8 0 0.8 9
TOTAL MARKS : 89

Comments: Castletownbere reasonably clean on this Judging. Similar to Round 1.

CORK INTER-TOWN LITTER CHALLENGE 2011
TOWNS CATEGORY A and B
Period Covered by Judging
Town : CASTLETOWNBERE FROM TO
Date Judged : 21st June 2011 5/26/11 06/08/2011
Judge : 06/09/2011 6/22/11
6/23/11 07/06/2011
Description Number of Butts No. of other No. of Pieces Marks
of Area From To 10=1 piece of litter pieces of litter of Litter lost MARKS
Area 1 Town Centre Wisemans Drapery Chinese Restaurant 4 1 1.4 1 9
Area 2 Town Centre Collins Butchers SPAR 7 9 9.7 1 9
Area 3 Town Centre Murphys Bar B Murphy vet 8 8 8.8 1 9
Area 4 Town Centre Lipstix Health Centre 2 2 2.2 1 9
Area 5 Town Centre Super Valu Church steps 12 4 5.2 1 9
Area 6 Town Centre Ocean View Lobster Bar 13 6 7.3 1 9
Area 7 Res. Area St Martins 50m stretch in the Estate 0 2 2 1 9
Area 8 Res. Area Castle Heights -50m stretch from yellow house to entrance of estate 15 11 12.5 2 8
Area 9 School Beara Comm School - 50 m to entrance of school 2 2 2.2 1 9
Area 10 Green Area Near the T. Charles Harrington Memorial 8 0 0.8 1 9
TOTAL MARKS : 89

Comments: Castletownbere reasonably clean on this Judging. Similar to Round 1.

Hi all, keep up the good work, we are joint second,

Barry Harrington
Chairperson

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL ANTI LITTER
CHALLENGE 2011 LEAGUE TABLE
CATEGORY A
COMMUNITY WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 TOTAL
Dunmanway 92 92 184
Castletownbere 89 89 178
Skibbereen 87 91 178
Youghal 83 87 170
Newmarket 84 78 162
Fermoy 81 76 157

"It was decided at our annual general meeting to try to co-ordinate a planned development for the town, both commercial and social.

Our aim is to get as many ideas as possible and put these together into one agreed plan which would then be presented to the people of the area at a public meeting.

To this effect, we are inviting submissions from your business/organisation - these should be sent to: info@castletownbere.ie not later than 31st May 2011".

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Donal Kelly (086-2579960)

Chairperson

Castletownbere Community Development Association

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CASTLETOWNBERE TIDY TOWNS

Litter League has started

How to get involved.

1, Clean your own “patch”daily.

2. All businesses please provide a bin for your customers inside your entrance door and cigarette butt disposal utensil outside.

3. Take responsibility for a special area.

4. Give one “hour only” weekly to help in general areas. Ring Barry at 0857397896 for details.

5. Encourage one other person to get involved with you.

6. Remember it’s all our responsibility to look after our environment for the next generation.

Many thanks,

Barry Harrington,

Chairperson Hillcrest,

Scart.

Rossmacowen,

Castletownbere,

Co. Cork

0857397896 tidytownsctb@gmail.com

   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
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