Archive for May, 2009

The Flaws – Bandon Music Festival 2009

May 11, 2009

The Flaws are a four piece band from Co Monaghan.  The launched themselves in 2005 with tunes like Sixteen and Idolise.

Listen to them on YouTube.

The Flaws

The Flaws

This blog was posted by Catherine FitzMaurice of Kilbrogan House Guest Accommodation


Bandon Music Festival – Mundy

May 11, 2009

A bit about Mundy who will  perform on Saturday, 30th May at the Bandon Music Festival which takes over the bank holiday weekend starting on Friday, 29th May, 2009.

Mundy. Their new single is entitled ‘Waiting for the Night to Come’ and their new album is called Strawberry Blood.  Check out their website and a You Tube video clip of their latest album.



This blog is posted by Kilbrogan House Guest Accommodation

Abandon Plastic Bags in Bandon

May 9, 2009

Plastic ain’t fantastic is the slogan of  a project by the transition year students at Colaiste na Toibhairte in Bandon.  They have produced an excellent bio-degradable bag featuring a heron on the front which is being sold in retail outlets in Bandon for euro 5.

Plastic bags are virtually unrecyclable  and when they are disgarded,  they are often found blocking drains and littering the countryside.  Plastic  kill birds, livestock, seals and marine life.

The waterproof bags introduced by the students  are made of bio degradeable hemp and are being imported from India.

Enquiries about the bags are welcome at 023 88 41814

This blog has been posted by Catherine FitzMaurice of Kilbrogan House Guest Accommodation.

Bandon Music Festival 2009

May 6, 2009

The Bandon Music Festival details for 2009 have been launched and yet again it looks like a great line up so be sure to check it out!

Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May

Mundy – Saturday30th

Hogan – Saturday 30th

Mick Flannery – Sunday 31st

The Flaws – Sunday 31st

Bandon Tidy Town Group Tackle litter and graffitti in playground

May 5, 2009

Volunteers for Bandon Tidy Towns meet on Tuesday evenings at 7pm and all new comers are welcome!!  Tonight one group collected litter from the Allin Garden, the Old Cork Road and the road at the back of the town park –  10 full bags of litter in just a couple of hours.

The second group tackled the graffitti in the playground.  We re-painted the slides and train but will have to return to the area to put on a few more coats before it looks good.  We also removed the graffitti from the steel slides.

The litter competition has commenced so we will be out again this week to make sure that the town is clean.  Cigarette butts are a scourge that we need to eradicate!  We wish people would put them in bins and not on the ground.

Baking Soda? What is it? Bread Soda!

May 5, 2009

For anybody who uses American recipes and is puzzled as to whether baking soda is baking powder or bread soda.  It is bread soda.  Mystery solved!

Jenni White – Bandon Watercolour artist offering art classes

May 5, 2009

If you are interested in water colours and painting, take a look at the courses that Jenni White has to offer and also the greeting cards that she designs and sells.  The courses are available in her studio here in Bandon and also in various other locations that she lists on her website

removal of water marks on ceilings

May 5, 2009

If you provide accommodation facilities like myself, then you may have to deal with the challenge of removing water marks from the ceiling every now and again when people flood the bathroom.   Having run out of patience painting my ceiling again and again and resisting having to purchase damp block paint which costs a fortune, I resorted to a coat of gloss paint followed later by emulsion and that did the trick!

Dublin voted friendliest city in Europe by Tripadvisor

May 5, 2009

Tripadvisor has just given Dublin the thumbs up as the friendliest city in Europe so at least we have something to be happy about in these gloomy times!!- That’s according to a recent survey that they carried out.  They also voted London as the dirtiest city and Paris as the least friendliest but with the best dressed people and the best cuisine (no surprise there!).  Venice gets the vote for being the most romantic and Prague as the best bargain destination  (important in these times!)

Brussels and Zurich get the vote for being the most boring cities.

Marigold Swiss Bouillon Stock Cube

May 4, 2009

The Irish Times tested five vegetable stocks and voted the Marigold Swiss Bouillon the best.  I tried it in a soup.  It’s great so check it out.  It’s available in Bandon from An Tobairin.