Archive for the ‘bandon’ Category

Bandon Cigarette Butt clean up

May 16, 2009

Bandon is now in week 2 of a Cork region Anti Litter competition.  The week 1 results were a disaster – cigarette butts everywhere – Bandon, pretty much bottom of the league – a disgrace!

2 of us took to the streets tonight (saturday!) in a major effort to rid the streets of cigarette butts.  We spent 2 hours pounding the pavements and picked up mountains of the dreaded butts.  The bookies, the Sanctuary and the pubs (notably The Plunkett Inn) were the worst offenders.  Sorry guys, you have to be named and shamed.  We need help.  We need more butt bins installed by businesses in town.  The businesses are happy when their tills go ching, ching but don’t care what their places look like outside.  If every business helped by cleaning up outside their premises, we would be much better off.  Please don’t leave it to the few who care.

Our prize was an abandoned Lidl trolley behind O’Donovan’s off licence loaded with a euro coin.  So much for all the talk about recession.  Some don’t seem to worry about leaving a euro behind.  Isn’t amazing that even the kids don’t think to bring the trollies back to claim the euro.  Before you abandon your trolley, just think about who gets to bring it back to the store – Bandon Tidy Towns Volunteers.  Save us yet another job and please, take your trollies back to where you got them.

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Bandon Jewellery maker

May 16, 2009

If you are in Bandon, check out BeJewel on Market Quay.  Nathalie Heneault makes wonderful jewellery out of silver and has a showroom full of interesting bits and pieces. Her prices are very reasonable.

Next time you go to buy a piece of jewellery, you might choose to have something made rather than to buy something off the shelf.  Nathalie can match the colour beads in a silver chain to your outfit.  She can custom design a piece of jewellery for a First Communion or Confirmation.  While I was there, she was making a beautiful pendant in the shape of a flower with a girl’s name on the inside.  It was for a First Communion.  Just think, there would be nobody else in the world with the same piece of jewellery.  Her email address is bejewel@eircom.net and her telephone is 023 88 52333

Innishannon Steam Rally

May 14, 2009

Each year the Innishannon Steam and Vintage Rally raises substantial funds for the Irish Cancer Society, a really worthy cause (in 2008 euro 125,000 was raised).  The rally is now in its 12th successful year and takes place over the bank holiday weekend on Sunday, 31st May, 2009 and Monday, 1st June.  If you are anywhere nearby, be sure to visit as it is a great day out.

Steam Engine

Steam Engine

One of the steam engines which will feature in the rally is kept close to Kilbrogan House.  Its owners had it out on the streets last weekend and its in tip top working order so well done to the Lordans!!

This post is by Catherine FitzMaurice of Kilbrogan House Guest Accommodation

The Bandon Heron

May 14, 2009

The Heron is nearly always to be seen from the footbridge across the river in Bandon Town Centre.  Here is a photo from a few days ago.

The Bandon Heron fishing

The Bandon Heron fishing

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

A salmon from near the Bandon Weir

May 14, 2009

Check out the photo of this salmon which was caught yesterday (13th May, 2009)  near the footbridge across the river in Bandon.  The opening of the fishing season on the Bandon River was delayed but is now up and running.

A hefty Bandon salmon

A hefty Bandon salmon

This post was made by Catherine FitzMaurice of Kilbrogan House Guest Accommodation

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. http://www.theflaws.com.

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 www.mundy.ie and a You Tube video clip of their latest album.

Mundy

Mundy

This blog is posted by 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.

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 http://www.jenniwhite.ie