THE FIRST REVIEWS ARE IN!…
CONNA’S 2018 PANTO “CINDERELLA” is a HUGE SUCCESS!
No surprise there, as tickets have been completely SOLD OUT since a brief one-day release last October. A huge cast made up of amazing local talent, not nearly represented here in photos, have rehearsed diligently with the incorrigible Choreographer and Producer, Niamh Twomey. With Director Marie Barry & Musical Director Ellen O’Keeffe with a production team headed by Lorraine Dillon under the Stage Coach Panto Group this endeavour always promised entertainment by the shed load. Not to mention the amazing casting…look at our local celebs!…would ye ? Bravo to the whole team. Let’s not forget the stellar effort put in by the crew who have rehearsed alongside the cast in lighting, sets, sound, costume, make-up, hall management, publicity, etc., etc….you know who you are. The amazing sponsorship! All proceeds go to Ballynoe, Conna & Curraglass N.S. Parents Associations…equally.
SUPER SUCCESSFUL SANTA VISIT!!!
Big thanks to Santa and Mrs. Claus for dropping in to Conna Community Hall on Saturday, 1st December. Well done to the Elves and our Community Care volunteers who made it such a special day! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
CONNA’S FIRST PANTO!!!
HORTICULTURE & CRAFT SHOW
Conna Community Council are proud to present our 59th Annual Flower, Horticulture, Cookery & Craft Show as well as reintroducing the BEAUTIFUL BLOOMING GARDENS competition, sponsored by Conna Tidy Towns & Conna Community Lottery.
CONNA 5K, ST. CATHERINE’S A.C.
CONNA CHILDCARE TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!
CONNA STREET FAIR
Please support two worthy causes. The Defibrillator will be installed at the school and will be accessible so will benefit the community as a whole.
We have been awarded a grant for stage curtains and lighting in the community hall thanks to An Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta ague Gaeltachta, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
CONNA VILLAGE ENHANCEMENT SCHEME UPDATE
A real work in progress…Conna Cross and Roche’s Hotel. More painting was done on Roche’s last night by a small group of volunteers with paint provided by the new owner. The cross would be done by now but for the E.S.B. and Airtricity who are holding up the whole project. Without the removal of the post in the middle of the square and connecting the new lights, the benches, the railings and sculpture can’t be installed and we are in a state of limbo. Many thanks to James for his help in watering the grass seed in this very dry spell. Unfortunately with the impending hosepipe ban we may have to reseed. Fortunately the roses, trees and plants seem to have taken and are growing well.
GIVE BLOOD AT CONNA SPORTS COMPLEX
CONNA DRAMATIC SOCIETY PRESENTS
Further shows of this highly applauded production appear on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of February at 8pm Conna Community Hall. Directed by Anne Barry.
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
There will be a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING of CONNA COMMUNITY COUNCIL for the purpose of amending the Constitution on 26th March at 8pm in Conna Sports Complex. Any member of the public from the Community Council Electoral Area may attend.
CURRAGLASS N.S. FUNDRAISER
SANTA’S COMING TO CONNA!
Saturday, 2nd December in Conna Community Hall. 11am till 1pm and 2pm till 4pm.
CONNA COMMUNITY CHILDCARE Ltd. FASHION SHOW
in Conna Sports Complex.
Conna Community Childcare is holding it’s 3rd Fashion Show on Saturday, October 14th.
Tickets are €15 which includes a cheese and wine reception (7.45pm) and an AMAZING raffle!
We have 15 shops showcases their clothes on the night with everything from children, teens, plus size, men, women and everything in between! There is definately something for everyone!
To find out more or offer your help please ring Conna Community Childcare on 058 59035
Lollipop Kids, Midleton
Cummins Sports, Midleton
The Suit Shop, Fermoy
Tack and Things, Dungarvan
New Look, Dungarvan
Carraig Donn, Dungarvan
58th ANNUAL FLOWER, HORTICULTURE, COOKERY & CRAFT SHOW
CONNA FLOWER & GARDEN CLUB PRESENTS FLOWER FESTIVAL “PRAISE and THANKSGIVING”
You can donate blood in Conna Sports Complex on Thursday, 17th August between 5 and 8:30pm.
CONNA COMMUNITY LOTTERY
CONNA COMMUNITY LOTTERY’S JACKPOT hit €2000 one week after entering its 3rd year of operation and in the same week the Conna Community Council’s Facebook Page reached 1000 LIKES! If anyone believed in signs they’d buy a ticket, maybe an extra one or two! The draw takes place in The Fisherman’s Rest on Thursday, 10th August at 9:30pm.
CONNA 5K ROAD RACE RESULTS
Results can be viewed here; http://stcatherinesac.org/?p=2139
CONNA STREET FAIR
ST. CATHERINES A.C. CONNA 5k ANNUAL ROAD RACE
The countdown is on …to the St. Catherines A.C. Conna 5k Road Race part of the Avondhu 3 by 3 Road Race Series. 3 Clubs, 3 Races, 3 Distances
Conna 5k August 4th Register at the Community Hall at 6pm.
Galtee Runners 8k August 11th
Grange Fermoy 4 Mile September 1st
Launching on Monday, 24th in Conna Community Hall at 8:30pm.
CONNA PARISH SPORTS DAY RESULTS
Please click the link here to see the results Sports Day 17.
Cardiac Screening in association with AMS will take place in St Catherine’s GAA Grounds on Sat 17 June. Anyone with LAYA is FREE & everyone else must pay a €65 fee which is tax deductible. Booking is essential & open to anyone age 12 years & upwards. Bookings can be made online or over the phone -1890 300 333. Go to www.ameds.ie. Click on the Online Booking, enter the clinic code “Catherine”. People can use Credit or Debit cards to book an appointment.
CONNA N.S. AND CONNA COMMUNITY COUNCIL GALA EVENING FUNDRAISER
Pictured are sponsors Tom and Antoinette O’Donnell with organisers Audrey O’Keeffe, Lorraine Dillon, Niamh Twomey, Marion Morrison and Lisa O’Mahony.
What a night !!!!! Thank you to everyone who supported our Community Gala Evening on Friday night, 31st March.
A big thank you to our sponsor T&A Civil Engineering & Building Contractors. Your support for this event was fantastic.
Thank you to the organising committee, hosts and sponsors for the raffle prizes and volunteers who helped set up and clean up after the event. We could not have done it without you.
Well done to Noonan Catering who did an amazing job. Beautiful food, fantastic staff and such professional service all round. Thank you, Theresa.
To Bog The Donkey who provided hours of entertainment and to DJ Mark Walsh who closed off the night for us.
On behalf of Conna National School & Conna Community Council, we thank the whole community for their support.
GREAT NEWS FOR CONNA
Conna Tidy Towns members meet with Councillors Frank O’Flynn and Deirdre O’Brien at the site of the proposed new village green. Conna Community Council were delighted to learn that their project was to be awarded funding of €31,250 under the 2017 Fermoy Municipal District Village Enhancement Scheme. They were also allocated €10,000 from the Capital Fund for repairs to the roof of the Sports Complex. Pictured left to right; Marilyne Monpellier, Gerard O’Mahony, Cllr. Frank O’Flynn, Eugene Hurley, Cllr. Deirdre O’Brien, Gary Dunlop, Pat Lee and Helen O’Connor.
1916-2016 CENTENARY COMMEMORATIONS
On Easter Sunday, 27th March, 2016 at 12:30pm a great crowd braved the hailstones and the wind, gathering at Conna Cross to mark the lives lost during the Easter Rising of 1916. Members of Castlelyons Pipe Band ledthe way in a parade from the church to the bridge, followed by members of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association. Accompanied by a rare spell of sunshine, the commemoration proceeded with profound and heartfelt speeches from Gerard O’Mahony, the Rev. Eileen Cremin and Father Billy Donovan. Marie Barry read the Irish Proclamation, the Irish flag was raised and Mary Barry’s wonderful band of talented musicians, young and not so young, brought us the perfect music for the occasion and led us in the singing of the national anthem. Oliver Twomey and Breed Tobin McGrath laid a wreath at the Commemoration stone and Sandra Jackson played The Last Post. All in all, the greatest respect was shown for Irish history, our country and our hopes for the future. For a gallery of photos please click this link
CONNA SOCIAL CENTRE
are introducing a new KNITTING GROUP to their activities. You can enjoy this on Thursday Evenings at 8pm till 10pm or join in a FRIENDLY game of CARDS on Thursday Evenings between 8 and 10pm. There’s also an evening of BINGO on Wednesdays between 7:30pm and 8:30pm. Have a lovely cup of tea in good company. Drop in or call 058 59822 or 087 265 9497