Kilmacow Sports Complex Committee will host its annual ‘Fun Fiesta’ at the Sports Complex next Sunday, 12th August. There will be over thirty different offerings to engage people from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. The major events organised include animal corner, duck race, scenic train ride, model aircraft display, archery and rifle shooting, formula 3 race cars and dog show. The Liam McCarthy Cup will be displayed and arrangements will be made to screen the All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final between Cork and Galway. It is intended also to organise a televised horse racing card whereby people can have a modest wager on the outcome of the races screened. Admission is €5 and children are allowed in free. A huge level of preparation has gone into the Fun Fiesta and all attendees can be assured of a great afternoon’s entertainment. The proceeds of the Fun Fiesta will be used to continue the work of developing and enhancing the amenities available at the Sports Complex.
Town Twinning - Kilmacow hosted a most successful and enjoyable visit of 22 people of all ages from Saint-Thurien from Saturday, 21st July to Saturday, 28th July. It was led by Anne-Marie Sevennec, Chairperson of Saint-Thurien Twinning Committee. The group travelled from by ferry from Roscoff to Cork and a group from Kilmacow travelled down to meet it. As arranged it was decided to spend two days in a hostel in Killarney to give the visitors a chance to visit the wonders of Kerry. It was a most enjoyable stay and it gave everyone a chance to intermingle. The following five days were spent with host families in Kilmacow. An interesting feature of this years visit was the number of new people and young people from Saint-Thurien who came. During the week many took the opportunity to visit Waterford and Kilkenny where a picnic was arranged. Activities were arranged for the younger age group of which the game of pitch and putt in Tramore was probably the highlight. On Wednesday a lovely meal was had at the Fox’s Den where the food was provided by the staff of Chilli Hot which is adjacent to the pub. On Thursday a trip was made to Dublin where the visitors were able to enjoy a trip on the city tour bus which gave them a quick profile of all the attractions that our capital city has to offer. There was a visit to the Long Hall in Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. On Friday Joel Derrien, Mayor of Saint-Thurien and a member of the Regional Council in Finistere together with Anne- Marie Sevennec visited Assembly House in Waterford which is home to the Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly. They were greeted by Derville Brennan, Programme Executive for the Assembly who outlined the role of the Regional Assembly in terms of regional development and in the monitoring and managing European Regional Development Funding within the 13 counties that are represented by the Assembly. Everyone gathered in the Fox’s Den on Friday night. As is usual on such occasions there were many stories to be told of the events during the week and it gave a chance to those who had not been able to engage in the week’s events to sit down with the visitors and establish new friendships or to renew old ones. The sing-song started and a lively offering of Irish, French, Bretton and international songs made the night go too quickly but left a lingering sense of the warmth and friendship between the two communities. Speaking on behalf of the visitors Anne- Marie Sevennec thanked the Town Twinning Committee in Kilmacow for all its work in preparing everything for the visit. She especially thank Mary Walsh, Chairperson the Kilmacow Town Twinning for the marvellous work that she does to ensure that everything and everyone is well looked after. Mary Walsh thanked all the visitors for coming to Kilmacow and expressed the wish that they had enjoyed their stay. She particularly thanked the families who hosted the visitors for the week and she wanted to acknowledge those who had made an effort to engage with the group. The visit was most enjoyable and she looked forward to seeing everyone in Saint-Thurien in 2013.
Shanty Field Day - The annual Shanty Field Day will be held in Gaulsmills, Kilmacow on Sunday 26th August. It will commence at 1.00pm and will feature all the usual attractions as in previous years. The funds raised are in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Music provided afterwards by No Hot Ashes.
Kilmacow Lotto - The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 8,9,10 and 21. The jackpot for next Thursday night is €12,600.