www.muintirbhairecc.com June 2020
Kilcrohane Development Association
Good news for Kilcrohane kids. As part of the government’s Phase 2 lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, on Monday, June 8th, the Kilcrohane playground reopened. Children using the playground must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian and follow appropriate social distancing measures. The public restrooms will not be available at this time. This reopening only pertains to the playground and not the playing field pitch.
The Kilcrohane Development Association has decided that the Kilcrohane Carnival and Fancy Dress Parade will be cancelled this year. As with many other events in the country, the Association felt it was best to do the same with the Carnival because of concerns regarding numbers of attendees and necessary social distancing. The plan is to return next year better than ever.
The Carnival is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Development Association with monies used to pay for insurance, upkeep and improvements to the community hall, playground and playing field. This funding is crucial, so in lieu of holding the Carnival, the current plan is to hold a raffle later this summer and fall. Specific details will come out in a future newsletter.
We will again sponsor the annual Sheep’s Head Peninsula Calendar. For this, we need you to send in your best photos of scenery from the Sheep’s Head, Kilcrohane, Ahakista and Durrus. Send your photo as a high resolution jpeg-attachment - minimum 1MB - by email to: email@example.comPlease Include who, what, when and where along with your contact information. Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 10th. Please let all of your photography friends know.
As the lockdown took place shortly after the Association elections we were not able to properly thank the previous association board for their more than two decades of service. A huge thank you to Marian O’Sullivan, Mary O’Donovan, Catherine O’Sullivan and Elaine Spillane for this past and future support.
Also, a huge thank you to Noreen Daly and everyone involved with the Kilcrohane Drama Group for their major donation to the Development Association. In this challenging year, it especially appreciated.
Durrus Craft Market now Online
We are happy to announce that while we may not be in Phillips Green you can find all our usual crafters and a few more over on our facebook events until we can return to Phillips Green safely. Arrangements can be made with the crafters directly regarding postage collection & payment Please support small local businesses during this difficult time when considering gifts for friends & family & we hope you see you all again soon. https://www.facebook.com/DurrusCraftMarket/
Pupils and staff of Rusnacahara NS were delighted to hear that they had received their fourth Green Flag for the school. The flag they worked towards for the past year was on the “Travel Theme” which aims to increase the number of students walking and cycling as well as parents carpooling when bringing children to and from school and other activities.
On the 19th June we will bid farewell to our 6th class pupils, Chloe Hegarty, Faith Keohane, Holly Arundel, Orla Tobin, brothers Bryan and Cian Murray, Eoin Carver, Luke O’Sullivan Sheridan and Sean O’Sullivan.
All the children have missed out on wide range of activities due to the closure of the school in mid-March. These include six weeks of swimming lessons at the Water School in Kealkill, football and basketball lessons, the Sciath na Scol football competition along with their school tour, sports day and playing music for the Air India memorial service.
The pupils of 5th and 6th class were due to receive the sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 14th May with fellow pupils from Carrigboy NS and Kilcrohane NS; hopefully this will take place later in the year.
Wishing everyone on the Sheepshead Peninsula a happy and safe summer and a wish for brighter days ahead when schools re-open in September.
Enrolment for the 20/21 school year at Kilcrohane NS will take place in the school on Friday June 26th from 2-3pm.
Also Kilcrohane NS was delighted to reach the final in the ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards for their project called Plastic Warriors. They filled dozens of plastic bottles with waste soft plastic (which cannot be recycled otherwise) and turned them into garden stools and raised beds for the school garden.
St. James' N.S.
Although we have not been at school we have been working hard and keeping in touch using the online platform of Seesaw. We’ve been busy keeping up with our Maths, History, Gaeilge and much more. However for June we’ve decided to have some fun – so last week we had an Active Week, this week it’s Art and Music Week and next week it’s Science week.
We are so sad not to be able to hold our traditional Farewell service in St. James’ church. This is always a memorable day when our outgoing 6th Class make speeches about their memories at St. James’. We will miss Delilah, Abigail, Jacob and Amelia but wish them all the best for their transition to post-primary school.
Irish Water Safety Classes that take place every year in Kilcrohane have been cancelled this year. Irish Water Safety reminds people to stay safe around the water. If you need assistance ring 112 for the Coast Guard.