Annascaul News / Notes 29/05/2017
Kerry has received the most Blue Flags in the An Taisce International Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards for 2017. 13 beaches in Kerry and Fenit Marina were awarded Blue Flags, recognised internationally as a symbol of bathing water quality and environmental standards. An additional 4 Kerry beaches have received Green Coast Awards.The 13 Kerry beaches to receive Blue Flags in the 2017 awards are Inch, Ballybunion North, Ballybunion South, Ballyheigue, Banna, Fenit, Kells, Magherabeg, Rossbeigh, Ventry, Ballinskelligs, Derrynane and White Strand, Caherciveen. Fenit Marina also retains it’s Blue Flag status for the coming season. Kerry has retained the Green Coast Award for Beal Ban, and 4 additional beaches have received the same award for the first time – Castlegregory, Littor, Waterville and Ballinskelligs, which is a dual award site.The programme promotes sustainable development in freshwater and marine areas, and challenges local authorities and beach operators to achieve high standards in water quality, environmental management and education, and safety.
Annascaul Adventures are working alongside An Taisce Clean Coasts and would like your presence in taking part in the National Clean up of our coasts. Come along and enjoy the company and fun! A huge Thank you to An Taisce for the pickers, bags, posters & gloves. All available on the day! See you on Inch Beach 11 June. We are planting marram grass on Inch beach. Meeting at the car park @ 12 noon Sunday 11 June. Any volunteers for an hour would be appreciated contact 086 2663186. Annascaul Adventures would like to Thank KETB. (Kerry Education Training Board) for all the funding and help for The Biodiversity training. Congratulations all the entrants of the Biodiversity competitions and to the winners of the photo competition :1st Michael Kennedy (Inch, Co Kerry) 2nd Noel McCormack (Mountcollins Co. Limerick) 3rd Riona Kennedy (Annascaul,Co Kerry). Annascaul flower pot competition.1st Thomás & Seán O’Ceinnedé, 2nd Kate Gillespie,3rd Sarah Casey. and the All Ireland Miniature Gardens Competition: 1st Mary Mathews, 2nd Noel Spillane. We would like to thank the sponsor Fitzgerald’s Homevalue, Dingle. Well done to all the participants !
Well done to the Annascaul/Lispole u14s who were victorious on a scoreline 4-6 to 1-13
Happy Days Childminding Service
The €40 winners this week were:
Eimear & Sean McCarthy, Station Road
Maureen Kennedy, Rathduff
Myra Lynch, Ballinvoher
Tom Casey, Ballinclar
Celebrating Singing 2017
Annascaul celebrating singing will celebrate the second birthday of the Annascaul Singing Club. This event will take place in Annascaul Village, the homeplace of Tom Crean and Jerome O’Connor, from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June. In 2016, the occasion was marked by the staging of a variety of musical experiences, ranging from pub sessions to singing, harmony, and guitar workshops, and was well supported by the local community.
They are proud to announce that on Friday evening, 9th June 2017, the event’s second birthday celebrations will be opened by Philip King, founder and curator of the annual ‘Other Voices’ festival, member of Scullion, documentary film maker and one of Ireland’s most prominent cultural ambassadors. They are delighted to be given the opportunity to bring such a legendary figure in the Irish music industry to Annascaul, and they hope that you will come out and join them in the opening of what promises to be an unforgettable music experience.
Whist Results for 17/05/17
Ladies: 1st Seamus O’Donnell 2nd Sandra Hoffman, 1st Interval: Betty Johnson & Jerry Curran, 2nd Interval: Ann Kavanagh.
Gents: 1st John McEnery, 2nd Martin Murphy, 1st Interval: Martin Courtney, 2nd Interval: Michael Rohan, Mystery: Bridie McDermot, Dora Moriarty, Raffle: 1st Nora Devine, 2nd Martin Courtney, 3rd Dora Moriarty, 4th Mickey Murphy, 5th Dora Moriarty, 6th Betty Johnson.
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