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CHRISTMAS PARTY &                      RECIPES GALORE                                       KENMARE
SHOPPING SPECIAL                       FURTHER RECIPES IN OUR ‘MEALS ON A BUDGET’ SERIES,
                                       PLUS FANTASTIC IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS FINGER FOOD
                                                                                            OUR SPOTLIGHT ON KENMARE AND
                                                                                            CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
DOZENS OF GIFT IDEAS, & PARTY VENUES
T                                                                                     SEASONAL BEAUTY TIPS
         he festive season is nearly here again and I suppose this year it will
         be rather mixed for many struggling just to get by in these difficult
         times without the added pressure of the Christmas spend. We
         have been out on our travels to compile this edition of Coast &
                                                                                      EXPERT ADVICE FROM OUR RESIDENT EXPERTS             2 and 24

                                                                                      THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS
Country for you and during our visits to various places we have found some
super gift ideas to suit all budgets and tastes, indeed, some of the most
inexpensive presents were delightful. I hope you enjoy the features and
find this edition helpful in the run up to Christmas.
                                                                                      SKIBBEREEN’S WINTER WONDERLAND                            3
Until next time...                                                                    COAST & COUNTRY CHRISTMAS IDEAS
Linda O’Leary                                                                         FINGER FOOD                                               4
Editor
                                                                                      THE FESTIVE SEASON IN KENMARE
                                                                                      ALWAYS A DELIGHT                                         11
CREDITS
                                                                                      BANDON CRAFT CENTRE
                                                                                                                                                                       Christmas
Editor: Linda O’Leary
Marketing Executive: Jayne McCarthy
Design: Paul Goode                                                                    THE IDEAL LOCATION FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS                   14
Published by: Cork & County Advertiser
                                                                                      CORK-SWANSEA FERRY AWARDED
                                                                                                                                                                    Food & Gift Fair
For comments or enquiries please call us on 023 8829048 or
email sales@corkandcounty.com
Shannon House, Connolly Street, Bandon, Co. Cork.
                                                                                      NEWS OF THE RECENT CORK PERSON OF THE MONTH AWARD        15
Visit us online at www.corkandcounty.com
                                                                                      MEALS ON A BUDGET
                                                                                      PART TWO IN OUR SERIES                                   16
                                                                                                                                                                  Sat 5 th and Sun 6 th December
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                                                                                      READ & WIN WITH THE WESTPORT WOODS HOTEL                 17
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                                                                                      GARDENING
                                                                                      GARDEN OF EDEN PROJECT PLUS HEDGING TIPS                 18

                     At TOP Oil Cork                                                  AISLING’S DELIGHT
                                                                                      CELEBRATING THE OPENING OF SKIBBEREEN’S NEWEST SALON     23

           We can offer you Home                                                      DOG TRAINING CLASSES                                           Ideal Christmas Gifts            Irish Silver
            Heating Oil at PRICES
                                                                                      LIZ MAHONY’S LATEST ADVICE                               28
                                                                                                                                                     Organic Fruit and Veg            Antiques
                     you can afford...                                                   XMAS GIFT IDEAS FROM:                                       Homemade Christmas Cakes         Irish Art
                                                                                                                                                     Homemade Puddings                Gift Sets
                Call us today on                                                                                                                     Wide Range of Hampers            Pottery
                                                                                       North Street, Skibbereen, Co.Cork
                                                                                                 Tel: 028-23306
                                                                                                                                                     Hand-made Jewellery              Crafts
                     021 4352929                                                                                                                     Ceramics
                                                                                       Versatile dress & coat by Designed, Spain.
             Delivering Value and Service
                    All Over Cork!
                                                                                        Fantastic use of fabrics and textiles mix
                                                                                        and match brocade metallic and velvet
                                                                                          beautifully co-ordinated at Fiona's
                                                                                                                                                         Visit Santa’s Grotto
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                                                                                                                                                                  Tel: 0231 8833143
CHRISTMAS BEAUTY                                                                                                                                       BRING OUT THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS
                                                                                •	 The skin should be in it’s best possible condition (get started
                                                                                   on that now ladies!). Use concealers to cover blemishes, under-
                                                                                   eye circles and high colouring. Highlight and contour where

                                                                                                                                                       FESTIVE EVENTS IN SKIBBEREEN 2009
                                                                                   needed.
by Rachel Muckley of Blossom To Beauty                                          •	 Don’t over-do it on the false tan, keep it light and sun-kissed.
                                                                                Celebrity inspiration: Rihanna, Kelly Osbourne, Kate Bosworth.




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                                                                                                                                                                               estive celebrations are gathering momentum in              Ice Queen? Only she knows the secret code to open the
                                                                                                                                                                               Skibbereen as the town again pulls out all the stops       underground passage that leads to Santa’s house.
                                                                                Metallic Smoke                                                                                 to host its annual Christmas celebrations which attract        You’ll visit the post office where you can post a letter to
                                                                                Eyes                                                                                           thousands to the West Cork market town each year.          Santa through the magic post box. Travel on through the
                                                                                •	 We’ve all tried and tested the fail-safe smoky eye. This is just                        As darkness falls on December 4th, the arrival of Santa,       secret tunnel, past the Carol singers and on to Santa’s house
                                                                                   as sultry but will set you apart from the typical kohl-eyed party                    Mrs. Claus and their elves, heading up the carnival parade,       where Rudolph is in his stable. Meet Mrs. Claus in her
                                                                                   crowd! Instead of the typical greys, slates and charcoals try                        signals the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights, the      kitchen and take time to have a chat with her, but remember
                                                                                   plum, chocolate, deep green, midnight blue or burnished gold                         opening of Winter Wonderland and heralds the beginning of         to speak quietly as the elves have been working hard making
                                                                                   (my personal favourite).                                                             three weeks of festivities.                                       toys all night and are sleeping up the stairs.


I
   t’s the season to be jolly... and gorgeous! If you’re feeling                •	 There are just two rules when it comes to choosing your new                             Fuse, Skibbereen Youth Café, will open to the public from          This magical adventure ends with a visit to Santa in his
   adventurous and need to break free from your usual colours and                  smouldering palette:                                                                 5 p.m. on December 4th, where teenagers will serve teas,          very own front room.
   techniques, these looks are guaranteed to turn heads.                           (1) Pick shades to compliment, not match, your eye colour and                        coffees and soft drinks to families with young children whilst        Winter Wonderland opening hours are: 4.30 pm to 7      .30
                                                                                       skin tone.                                                                       they await the arrival of Santa.                                  pm most week days and 10 am to 7       .30 pm weekends. The
                                                                                   (2) Whatever you choose, go with a metallic finish! Metallic is                         Mr. and Mrs. Claus have moved to a new house in                Winter Wonderland booking office is open from Wednesday,
Old Hollywood Glamour                                                                  the LBD of make-up and is universally flattering. It is also                     a central location in Skibbereen, which will be clearly           November 25th.
Eyes                                                                                   the best way to update and brighten the smoky eye, adding a                      signposted from the Bridge. The 2009 adventure begins                 The Live Animal Crib will be returning again to
•	 A slick of black liquid liner along upper lashes is all that’s needed.              party feel to the look.                                                          as the visitors turn into a secret village hidden with brightly   Abbeystrewry Church grounds on December 11th, 12th,
   At the outer edges, flick it ever so slightly upwards towards the            Lips                                                                                    painted houses and Christmas trees lining the approach to         13th, 18th, 19th and 20th and is open on Fridays 3p.m. –
   brow end. False lashes or mascara using heated eyelash curlers               •	 Keep them nude or at least pale. Lipstick, gloss or stain are all                    the Winter Wonderland booking office.                             8p.m. Saturdays 10a.m. – 8p.m. Sundays 12noon - 8p.m.
   really make the eyes pop.                                                       fine once you stay within a couple of shades of your natural lip                        Face painters, fun, entertainment and photo opportunities      The crib will also be open on December 21st, 22nd, and
•	 A clean, arched, slightly tapered brow is key to the look. After a              colour. Let your peepers do the talking.                                             galore are lined up in the waiting area the visitor is escorted   23rd. Alternative arrangements can be made for school
   professional shape you can use an eyebrow pencil, powder or gel              Base                                                                                    by their own elf through a magical land full of adventures and    groups. Refreshments will be available in the Parochial Hall
   to enhance and define.                                                       •	 Keep it warm and pay attention to cheekbones. Create depth                           surprises as you travel through Winter Wonderland to meet         and details of the Ecumenical Blessing will be published
Lips                                                                               by using a matte, natural bronzer in the hollow of the cheek,                        with Santa.                                                       locally.
•	 Go fifties screen siren! Think anywhere along the wide spectrum                 running along under the cheekbone and a subtle highlighter on                           There’s an ice cave where you’ll have to fish with                 The Winter Wonderland booking office is open from
   of reds, from cherry to berry, crimson to wine. A blue-toned red                the top swirled gently up onto the brow bone.                                        magnets to get the coins that will open the doors of Santa’s      Wednesday, November 25th.
   will make teeth appear whiter.                                                                                                                                       workshop. You’ll find the beautiful Ice Queen asleep in               For further information please telephone 028 23288, or
•	 Lips must be in tip top condition to carry this off so use a gentle          Celebrity inspiration: Kate Hudson, Charlize Theron, Rachel Weisz.                      her ice cave. Who will be brave enough to awaken the              log on to www.skibbereen.ie
   exfoliant on them. Vaseline with an old toothbrush used on the
   lips in small, circular movements does the trick, so no excuses!
   Use a balm to keep soft and moisturised.
Base                                                                                                                                                       AUTHENTIC CHRISTMAS AT
•	 A porcelain, luminous complexion is most true to the original
   look. For those with darker skin tones keep your base translucent
   and even.                                                                                                    2 High St, Bantry.
•	 For a more contemporary touch, add a little highlighter on
   shoulders, collarbone, cheekbones and brow bone. You can use
   anything from a powder shimmer to a liquid illuminator once                     25% EXTRA FREE on Gift Vouchers over 40
   it has a pearl or shimmer effect as opposed to a glittery one.
   You’re aiming for subtle, light-reflecting enhancement - a classy,                                  PLUS
   grown-up look.                                                                  a FREE 40 facial voucher when 120 spent!                            Fresh Trees, Garlands, Wreaths,
Celebrity inspiration: Audrey Hepburn, Gwen Stefani, Dita Von Teese.                                                                                       Mistletoe, Decorations
                                                                                             November and December Offers
                                                                                          Book 3 Spray Tans, Only Pay For 2.                            Professional Outdoor Lighting for
Retro, Bright Lips                                                                     •

Eyes                                                                               •     Sunbed: 120 mins & 250ml Australian                             Business, Homes and Gardens
                                                                                                   Gold ONLY 100.
•	 As the lips are the focus keep eyes simple with a gunmetal,
   charcoal or soft black liner with eye colours in natural shades of                                                                                         Professional Quality
   bone, nougat, mushroom and taupe to define and contour.                                50% OFF I.P.L. Laser Hair Removal .
                                                                                                                                                           Wide range of LED Lights
                                                                                       •
•	 A strong, full brow and lashings of mascara to finish.
Lips
                                                                                    The Injectible Clinic @ Blossom To Beauty
•	 A bold lip is not only striking, it’s en vogue. Vibrant lips were
   all over the catwalks this season and “high-street” beauty is                           Held by our specialist cosmetic Doctor,                                      Bb
   following that lead. Although it may seem intimidating, find the
   right shade for you and you’ll never look back! Popular colours
                                                                                                    treatments include:                                 SWANTONS THE ONE STOP
                                                                                                    Anti-Aging Injections eg. Botox
   include fuchsia, bright raspberry, amethyst, candyfloss pink and
   coral.                                                                                   •
                                                                                                •

                                                                                                Dermal Fillers eg. Restylane, Sculptra
                                                                                                                                                         SHOP FOR CHRISTMAS
•	 A matte look is most fashion-forward but if you haven’t a                                             •  Lip Enhancement
   particularly full mouth, try layering a clear gloss on top.                                    •  Vein, Cyst, Skin Tag Removal
   Highlighting the cupids bow is another effective trick to faking a
   pout Angelina would be proud of!                                                                  Tel: 027 51446                                     Swanton’s Plant Centre & Plantscaping Services
Base                                                                                                                                                           Mardyke Road, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
•	 This needs a clean, flawless base to work. Ensure foundation                    info@blossomtobeauty.ie            www.blossomtobeauty.ie                   Tel: 028 23001 Mobile: 086 2577018
   matches your skin tone perfectly.

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COAST & COUNTRY IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS                                                                                                                                                                                     Pier Rd, On the Marina, Kinsale



                                                                                                                                                                                                          Christmas Menu
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoy a Magical Christmas Lunch or Festive Evening in our
                                                                                                                                                                                                           intimate restaurant with a unique position overlooking



FINGER FOOD
                                                                       Smoked Tuna Topping                                         Crushed Cannelini Beans and Pesto                                                           Kinsale Marina.


                                                                               100g smoked tuna                                          1 can cannelinni beans, drained and rinsed                          Available from 4th to 21st December
by Karen Austin,                                                      1 ripe tomato- red but not squishy                                  1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped

Lettercollum Kitchen Project
                                                           Half a small red onion – about 1 tbs, very finely chopped                         1 clove garlic peeled and cut in half                             Lunch and Dinner Menu
                                                                               100ml mayonnaise                                                          50ml olive oil
                                                                                1 hard boiled egg                                                   Salt and black pepper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Three course €32.00 Per Head
                                                            Piquillo peppers or a roasted red pepper – to garnish                         50g basil pesto or sundried tomato pesto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Two course €27.50 Per Head
                                                      Peel and chop the hard boiled egg and put into a bowl. Season with       Put the drained cannelinni beans and chopped garlic together
                                                      a little salt and pepper. Slice the tuna, then chop into a rough dice.   in a bowl and mash together with a fork or pulse buzz in a food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Soup of the Day
                                                      It will be probably crumble but a rough dice is what you are hoping      processor. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper
                                                      for. Add to the bowl with the egg. Wash the tomato and cut into          then stir in some olive oil.                                                                      *********
                                                      quarters. Using your finger and thumb gently scrape the seeds out                                                                                      Seafood Plate, Smoked Salmon, Poached Salmon and
                                                      and discard. Put the tomato onto a chopping board and cut into           Slice the baguette and toast on both sides. Rub one side of each            Prawns, served with Dill Mustard Mayonnaise and Brown
                                                      strips lengthwise then across .                                          toast with the cut side of a piece of garlic. Drizzle with a little                                  Bread.
                                                                                                                               olive oil and put a little heap of the bean mix on top. Drizzle
                                                      You should have a neat dice. Add to the bowl together with the finely    some pesto over the beans and serve.                                        Homemade Chicken Liver Paté with Cranberry Chutney
                                                      chopped onion. Gently stir in the mayonnaise. Check the seasoning.
                                                      It may need salt, pepper or a squeeze of lemon juice. Cling wrap and                                                                                     Goats Cheese Tart Slice with Sundried Tomatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       accompanied with Chilli Jam
                                                      put into the fridge until ready to serve.
                                                                                                                                                 Marinated Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Traditional Roast Stuffed Turkey and Honey Baked Ham
                                                                                                                                                   About 500g cooked chicken                                            with Sage and Onion Stuffing


T
       hese recipes are based on Basque                                                                                                    (legs, thighs, etc. are ideal as they are moist)
       pintxos, a tapa that usually consists                                                                                                                50g pine nuts                                           Irish Sirloin of Beef with Red Wine Jus
       of a toast with tasty toppings and are                                                                                                                  2 cloves
easily transported from plate to mouth.                                                                                                                      1 star anise                                    Irish Fillet of Beef with Garlic Butter (€5 supplement)
                                                                                                                                                      50g sultanas or raisins
There are a few simple principles; the                                                                                                                 1-2 chillies, chopped                                       Papillote of Haddock with Lemon Butter
tapas should be easy to make, be visually                                                                                                              half a lemon - juiced
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Main dishes served with Seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes
attractive and they should taste good.                                Gourmet Bakery and                                                                   100ml olive oil
                                                                                                                                               1tbs red wine or balsamic vinegar                                                 *********
                                                                   Speciality Food & Wine Shop
With a little bit of organisation these recipes                                                                                                          1tbs caster sugar                                             Christmas Pudding with Custard
are easy to prepare.                                                                                                                                      Salt and pepper
                                                                   Drop in for delicious food and coffee                                                                                                               Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
Make all the toppings ahead of time and                                                                                        Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, sugar and vinegar together in a
when the moment comes to serve, follow the                         to go, inspirational ingredients and                        bowl. Stir in the star anise, cloves, chopped chillies and sultanas,                       Cinnamon & Fig Ice Cream
directions to toast the baguette, assemble                                      cooking tips                                   Heat a small frying pan then gently toast the pine nuts. Don’t
the toppings and garnish.                                                                                                      let them brown.                                                                                   *********

Use the recipes as inspiration. In general                        Sign up for cooking courses on ethnic                        Shred the chicken and stir into the marinade with the pine                 Why not join us for a credit crunch
the ingredients are interchangeable. If you                           cooking or cooking for health                            nuts. Cling wrap and put into the fridge for a few hours before                    Christmas option?
don’t have smoked tuna, use a good quality                                                                                     serving.
canned tuna such as Ortiz, and if you have
left over turkey or duck, marinate that                            Order gourmet food for that special                                                                                                      Pizza or Curry Menu available,
instead of chicken.                                                    party, function or event...
                                                                                                                                                           To Serve                                                   plus wine!!!!
                                                                          and for Christmas!
Allow two or three toasts per person and                                                                                                                 1-2 Baguettes
garnish with fresh herbs, strips of roasted                                                                                                                 Olive oil
peppers or very finely chopped fresh                              Proprietors: Con McLoughlin & Karen Austin                                A clove of garlic, peeled and cut in half                          We are now taking bookings
peppers, grated boiled egg yolks. Use your                                                                                                                                                                      Christmas and New Year.
imagination and the contents of your                                                                                           Heat a grill or grill pan. Slice the bread into 2cm/1” slices and
fridge!                                                          22 Connolly St, Clonakilty, West Cork                         toast on both sides. Rub one side of each piece with the cut side
                                                                          Tel: 023 8836938                                     of a piece of garlic and drizzle on a little olive oil.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Contact Vista on 021 4706866
                                                                      Email: info@lettercollum.ie                              Gently place a spoonful of topping on each toast and garnish                Free room hire upstairs for groups of 20+
                                                                       www.lettercollum.ie                                     with roasted peppers, herbs, etc. Put on a large platter and pass
                                                                                                                               around. Enjoy!


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                                        Festive Celebrations                                 Christmas at                                Brogan Inn
               Christmas Party Night 19th December 2009
 Hot Punch Reception, Four Course Sumptuous Meal & Sensational Night of                COURTMACSHERRY                                     Christmas Party Night
                                                                                                                                                     Friday 18th December
                                                                                         HOTEL
 Music. €37.50 per person ~ Stay the night for just €25 per person sharing B&B.

                           *** Wine Promotion ***                                                                                     Fun Casino followed by Disco
                        Party Night Special O er Only
                                                                                                                                                All Night Gourmet Buffet
                                     
        Pre-order 5 bo les of wine for your table and receive the 6th free

                  Other Christmas Party Options Include:
                                                                                                                                                    Spot Prizes Galore                              Bookings now being
  Druids Restaurant serving a superb menu of delicious Traditional Christmas                                                                          Special Guest                                 taken for Christmas Parties.
  Delights ~ King sher Bar Music Nights with Finger Food & Drinks ~ Private
                                                                                                                                                       appearance
                                     
               Dining Options ~ Contact us for menus and rates
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Winter Opening:
                                                                                                                                                         by Santa                                                 Lunch
                     Ring in the New Year in Style
A welcome Hot Punch Reception, Four Course Dinner in Druid’s Restaurant,
                                                                                                                                                                    8.00pm Sharp                                Friday - Sunday
Champagne Toast at Midnight & Music in the King sher Bar ~ €45 per person.                                                                                            to 12.30am                                    12 - 3pm

                                     
                 Special accommodation rates available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Early Bird
                          *** Booker Promotion ***                                                                                       Red & White                                                          Thursday - Saturday
     Free night B&B for the booker of parties of 25 persons or more on the                      Set in the idyllic village of
                                                                                                                                         Party Night                                                               5 - 7pm

                                     
                               night of your party
                                                                                            Courtmacsherry, you will find our                   Tickets €30                                                       Á la Carte
                                                                                          hotel is a superb destination, either to                                                                            Thursday - Saturday
                         Celtic Ross Hotel Gi Vouchers                                                                                       Limited Availability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5 - 10pm
                                     
                 e ideal Corporate or Personal Gi this Christmas
                                                                                           relax and unwind, or take advantage       Free Shuttle Bus to HUB Nightclub afterwards

For any further information please check our website www.celticrosshotel.com or           of the many activities available in this        Book your ticket                               Sadlier’s Restaurant, North Street, Skibbereen
                                                                                                                                          at the bar NOW!
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tel: 028 23488
         email info@celticross.com or call reservations on 023 88 48722
Rosscarbery, West Cork, Ireland. | Tel: 023 884 8722 | www.celticrosshotel.com
                                                                                                wonderful part of Ireland.



                       Enjoy the Christmas
                          Festivities at



                                                                                                                                           Celebrate Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Socialising for Christmas?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Try

                                                                                                                                            at the Clarion Hotel Cork                                    HURLEY’S BAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ballinspittle, Co. Cork
                                                                                                                                                     Christmas Party Nights
Family run,                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Fully licensed                                                                                                                                                 from 3rd December
                                                                                                                                                                                                          A warm relaxing atmosphere, a
Bar and Restaurant                                                                                                                                    From E62 - E69 per person                                great pint and craic.
situated just off Macroom’s                                                                                                                                                   ****                                       
Historic Town Square.                                                                                                                           Sinergie Restaurant Parties                               Delicious dishes in a variety of
                                                                                                                                       Lunch Menu E27.00 Dinner Menu E39.00                                seafood, steaks, poultry and
        :: Sumptuous menus, elegantly served food in a
                  cosy relaxed atmosphere ::                                          Christmas Party Bookings                                                                ****                                quality meats
                                                                                                                                             Clarion Penthouse Christmas                                                 
          :: A wide selection of wines are available to
                accompany the tempting menu ::
                                                                                          now being taken                                          Special Package from E27.00                               Mouth watering desserts
                                                                                               Four Course Meal €28.00                                           Call: 021 4224942                                       
            :: Make the most of Christmas in a festive                                         plus Free Entertainment                                                                                           Speciality coffees
                    and convivial ambience ::
                                                                                      Courtmacsherry Hotel & Coastal Cottages                                                                                            
          :: Book your Christmas party at Granville's ::                                                                                                                                                  Christmas menu now available
                                                                                           Courtmacsherry, West Cork.
                                                                                                                                     Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork.
           GRANVILLE’S BAR & GRILL                                                    Tel: 023 8846198 Fax: 023 8846137              www.clarionhotelcorkcity.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tel 021 4778200
         Castle Street, Macroom. | tel: 026                 20191
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SKI IN SOLL
                                        You’ll find a good variety
                                     of souvenir and sports shops
                                     plus a few high-quality clothes
                                     shops. There are also plenty of


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      ocated in the west of          supermarkets for its size.
      Austria, in the north east        Daytime        entertainment:
      of the Tyrol region, Soll is   winter activities include ice-                                                      
an informal, unsophisticated         skating on the lake, snowshoeing,                                                              
village with a history going         hiking, snowbiking, curling,                                                                                       

back 1,000 years, although           sleigh rides, winter walking,                                                           
the first tourists didn’t arrive     tobogganing; also a swimming                                                                                       

until the 1950s. It has a pretty,    pool and leisure centre offering                                                              
pedestrianised      centre   and     sauna,     massage,     solarium,                                                                 
an impressive, onion-domed,          Turkish bath; squash courts;
18th-century church which            bowling. In summer, tennis,                
dominates the largely low-rise       asphalt curling, golf, minigolf,                              
skyline.                             lake bathing, fishing, horse                                                    
    Still popular with the young     riding,    paragliding,     hang-
and energetic due to very lively     gliding.                                                             
                                                                                                                                                        


apres ski venues, but it has a          Nightlife: a large choice of
                                                                                                                                                        
good family feel, too; children      informal bars for relaxing apres-
are well catered for. Reasonable     ski but only a few genuine “hot
                                                                                                                                         
prices      attract    beginners;    spots”! Try your hand at floodlit                                                                 
intermediates and advanced           tobogganing and skiing, a                                                                                          
skiers have easy access to the       worthwhile experience! There’s
“Ski-Welt” (Ski World) Wilder        lots of choice and variety when
                                                                                                                               
Kaiser, one of the largest           it comes to eating out, from                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
connected ski-areas in Austria.      pizza to traditional local dishes
    Accommodation varies from        and gourmet restaurants.                                                                   
small, informal B&Bs to middle-         Ask the girls in Autoryan                                                                                      
range traditional hotels and a       Travel for more details! 023                                                                     
few newer, more sophisticated        8841925                                                                                          
offerings, nearly all built in
traditional chalet style.




                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHRISTMAS GIFTS
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                                                                                           CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS
                                                                                           12th and 18th December

                                                                    The Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort offers fantastic value for your
                                                                                   staff/group Christmas party                                THE FESTIVE SEASON IN KENMARE
                                                                      Mulled Wine Reception • 3 Course Banquet Dinner
                                                                     Novelties & Spot Prizes • Live Band & Disco • Late Bar

                                                                                                                                              F                                                                                         KENMARE’S ALL
                                                                                                                                                   ounded in 1670 by Sir
                                                                                                                                                   William Petty, Kenmare
                                                                         Everything under the one roof for just €39 per person                                                        I strolled down by the river,                     NEW WINTER
                                                                                                                                                   Town is a friendly warm
                                                                                                                                              hearted town know as “ The                As I’ve often done before,                      WONDERLAND
                                                                                                                                              Jewel on The Ring of Kerry”.
                                                                             Accommodation available on the night at only                     Nestling at the foot of the           I plucked the scented blossoms
                                                                                   €40 per person sharing, B&B                                Cork and Kerry Mountains,                  As I did in days of yore,                      HO. HO. HO. Santa and Mrs Claus
                                                                                                                                              it offers an abundance of                                                                 have chosen Molly’s enchanting
                                                                                                                                              gourmet food, great shopping,          I tripped along the old boreen                     200 year old cottage for their
                                                                      New Year’s Eve Gala only €55 per person, includes 4 course              super    accommodation       and                                                          fascinating new show “The
                                                                                                                                                                                       Without a thought or care,
                                                                           dinner and champagne reception at midnight.                        breathtaking scenery in the most                                                          Memories of Christmas Past”.
                                                                                 Accommodation packages available.                            natural unspoilt environment in          My life was full and happy                       The kids, mums and dads young
                                                                                                                                              Europe.                                                                                   and old will all enjoy the magic
                                                                                                                                                                                   In my own home town Kenmare                          of this traditional experience.
                                                                                                                                              Kenmare is a planned town
                                                                                                                                              and to this day preserves its old                                                         The show begins with Santa’s
                                                                                                                                              world charm and many of its          Barbara Kelly (Rossa Cussane)                        dramatic entry as he comes
                                                                                                                                              original features, while enjoying                                                         down the chimney, he will meet
                                                                                                                                              21st century lifestyles.                                                                  each child, know their name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and give them a gift. Mrs Claus
                   For further information, call Sue on 064 6679333 or email sue@kenmarebayhotel.com                                          The limestone facades and ornate plasterwork of some              will be busy preparing for Santa’s big journey, baking
                                                          www.kenmarebayhotel.com                                                             of the buildings pay tribute to the craftsmen of yester           bread on an open fire, making butter and ironing Santa’s
                                                                                                                                              year, hence its title of Kerry’s first heritage town. In          clothes. However she will take time to show you around
                                                                                                                                              the Millennium year 2000 Kenmare was awarded the                  the cottage and Santa’s bedroom.
                                                                                                                                              prestigious accolade of Irelands Best Kept Town and has
                                                                                                                                              received the award of best kept small town in a number            Other events on this magical evening include, following




                                 WALSH’S
                                                                                                                                              of subsequent years.                                              the pathway to Bethlehem and visiting the live crib.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wow! Take a trip to Santa’s chocolate factory which will
                                                                                                                                              Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay this picturesque              prove a big hit with the kids, then onto Santa’s thatched
                                                                                                                                              town is a thriving business town rich in market tradition,        cinema where all the family can relax and watch a

                                 FOOD STORE
                                 Caheragh Village Tel: 028 31706
                                                                                                                                              home to craft workers, artists, weavers, potters,
                                                                                                                                              silversmiths and of course the famous Kenmare lace
                                                                                                                                              is still thriving. If you are looking for an active town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Christmas movie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Molly’s old tea rooms are busy preparing mince pies,
                                                                                                                                              where it is all about “quality” Kenmare has it all. High          mulled wine and other niceties for you to enjoy while
                                                                                        Short of Christmas ideas?                             quality schools and clubs, societies, financial and legal         crafts and pottery will be some of the items on offer in
For all your festive baking requirements, Porter Cakes,                      Why not give somebody the gift of “Friends of INFF”              services.                                                         the Christmas shop.
Christmas Cakes, Mince Pies, Christmas Puddings                               from as little as €35 for a seasonal membership?
and general baking...                                                                                                                         Retailing in Kenmare is a customer’s dream, the                   Please book early as places are limited and are already
                                                                                They get the freedom to visit INFF any Sunday                 knowledgeable Christmas shopper will love the range               filling.
Homemade Jams and Marmalades                                                throughout the season from the first Sunday in March              of shops from boutiques to beauty salons, superb
                                                                                      until the last Sunday in November                       restaurants, cafes and artisan food outlets. Not only             Contact 087 2433894 / 064 6640714
                                                                                                                                              will you find amazing value for whatever makes your
                                                                            For further information please take an info pack or visit         Christmas perfect, you will also be greeted by friendly,          Family rates are
                                                                                                                                              professional proprietors and staff who engage with                available and don’t
                                  Look your best for the                                    our website: www.inff.ie
                                                                                                                                              customers in a relaxed unobtrusive way. The art of                forget to take the
                                   Festive Season with                        Last date for posting from INFF is Friday 11th December, 2009   customer care which has disappeared from many of our              camera and warm
                                                                                                                                              retailing houses in towns throughout Ireland. Another             clothing.
                                 ELEGANCE Beauty Salon
                                                                                                                                              accolade to the charm and beauty of Kenmare town
                                                                                                                                              and its people.
                                     Gift Vouchers Available
                                                                                                                                              Additional festive attractions to add to your magical
                                                                                                                                              Christmas shopping experience in Kenmare, why not
                                           Agent for:                                                                                         take advantage of an overnight in one of the superb
                                    Academie ~ Facial Care                                                                                    accommodation facilities and visit Winter Wonderland
                                                                                                                                              at Molly Gallivan’s Cottage, Bonane the following day.
                                      Vani-T ~ Body Care
Yvonne Hickey
 ITEC, CIBTAC,
                                     Vani-T ~ Organic Tan
   CIDESCO


 3 Main Street, Macroom, Co. Cork Tel: 026 41655/087 0549148

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                                                                                                                                                                                     Ladies • Mens • Kids • Home



                                                                                                                                                                                      Wrap
                                                                                                                                                                                     up this
                                                                                                 FoR THAT UNIqUE SpECIAl
                                                                                                   gIFT FoR CHRISTMAS



                                                                                                                                                             Secret Drawer
                                                                                                                                                                                     winter...
                                                                                                                                                            32 Henry Street           3, The Square, Kenmare.
                                                                                                                                                               Kenmare                    Tel: 064-6641030
                                                                                                                                                               Co. Kerry              osullivanford@eircom.net
                                                                                                                                                              064 6679828


THE FESTIVE SEASON                                                                                                                                            Gift Vouchers

    IN KENMARE                                                                                                                                                  Available


                                                                                                                                                                 Expert
                                                                                                                                                             Fitting Service
                                                                                                                                                                                     We look forward to welcoming you


                                                                                                                           SOUNDZ of MUZIC                                            P.T. RANDLES & SONS
                                                                                                                           9 Henry Street - Kenmare - Co. Kerry
                                                                                                                           Tel: 064 664 2268                                                LOCAL BUTCHER, LOCAL MEATS

                                                                                                                                                                                               BEEF, LAMB, PORK, BACON
                                                                                                                           Email: info@soundzofmuzic.ie
                                                                                                                           Kenmare’s Famous Music
                                                                                                                                                                                              TURKEYS, HAMS, SPICED BEEF
                                                                                                                           & Instrument Store
                    The Secret Garden is Kenmare's
                                                                                                                           • Open Sundays 12 - 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                 FOR FESTIVE SEASON
                 longest established superior day spa
                                                                                  “A smashing shop”
                                                                                                                                                                                         MAIN STREET, KENMARE, CO. KERRY
                 offering both beauty and therapuetic                                                                      • Stocking a wide range of CDs,
                                                                             was Hugh Leonard’s verdict on                                                                                           TEL 064 6641575
                  treatments A visit here will leave an                                                                      Trad, Country, Chart, etc.
                 everlasting feeling of euphoria which                                                                     • Musical instruments and
                    will leave you floating on cloud                             Noel & Holland Books.                       accessories stocked
                              number nine.
                                                                                                                           www.soundzofmuzic.ie                                           TRADITIONAL QUALITY & SERVICE
                                                                         We aim to stock as wide a general selection
                Spoil the girls for a special Christmas
                                                                         as possible, including Irish interest, crime
for Christmas    for €200 three lucky ladies will each                   fiction and biographies. We hope you will
                be treated to manicure, pedicure and a
                          half body massage
                                                                         always be surprised and delighted at what
                                                                                      you can find here.
                                                                                                                            Sue DeSigner KnitS
                                                                                                                            20 Henry Street, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
                for €250 three even luckier ladies will
                                                                                 Book searches and special
                  each receive a half body massage,
                        indian head with the                                        requests welcome.                          tHe CaSHmere SHop                                                   visit us online at
                         Dermalogica Facial.
                                                                                                                             alSo: Sue’S Boutique for                                     www.corkandcounty.com
                 (for offer to apply treatments must all be taken
                on the same day and preferably at the same time)                      Noel & Holland                           Smart CaSual wear                                      For up-to-date local news, features and articles, competitions,
                                                                            3 Bridge Street, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.                                                                      classified advertising, your local business directory and much
          The Secret Garden, 23 Main Street,                                                                                      tel: + 353 (0)64 6648986                             more besides... drop by, take a read, submit your What’s On
         Kenmare. Co Kerry 064 6642691 or                                        Tel/Fax: 064 664 2464                                                                              listings and classified ads directly to us. We’ve made it so much
        email: info@secretgardenkenmare.com                                    email: noelholland@eircom.net                     email: SueSam@eirCom.net                           easier for you to keep in touch and interact with your community.


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                                                                                                                                                                                         AWARD FOR
                                                                                                  RED BALLOON                                                                            CORK-SWANSEA FERRY
                                                                                                 Main Street, Ballincollig,
                                                                                                         co.cork.                                                                        PROMOTER
                                                                                                       021-4879098
                                                                                                                                                                                         C
                                                                                                                                                                                                  onor Buckley, Chairman of West Cork Tourism Co-op has received
                                                                                                                                                                                                  a Cork Person of the Month award to mark his work in reviving the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cork-Swansea Ferry.
                                                                                                                                        Wooden nativity set:
                                                                                                                                     Comprising a beautiful stable with
                                                                                                                                     opening doors. Containing finely
                                                                                                                                     detailed figures of Mary, Joseph and
                                                                                                                                     the baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men
                                                                                                                                     (kings), two shepherds and their
                                                                                                                                     sheep. Also a horse grazing in the
                                                                                                 stable and soft paper that resembles straw upon the floor. Packs away
                                                                                                 neatly when not in use. All hand crafted in natural wood and painted in
                                                                                                 subtle pastel shades.


BANDON CRAFT CENTRE                                                                              tiPsy Feet:
                                                                                                 Girls your prayers have been answered!
                                                                                                 Boys, these are the PERFECT Christmas
THE IDEAL LOCATION FOR THOSE CHRISTMAS GIFTS                                                     presents for girls!!
                                                                                                    Basically, the idea behind Tipsy Feet is


T
       ucked away in St Finbarr’s Place,          high quality which means the candles last a    that on a girl’s night out we often squeeze
       Bridge Street, Bandon is a gem of a        long time. Newbridge Silver is stocked, the    our poor feet into ridiculously pointy toed killer heels that we can barely walk
       shop perfectly suited for all those        Christmas decorations are sparkling and        in by the end of the night. So, how fantastic would it be if we could slip into
Christmas presents. Bandon Craft Centre           delicate ideal for this time of year. Bandon   some comfy slippers à la Cinderella to make our way home at the end of the
which is part of the McLaughlin’s group is        and Lyre Pottery is available as is hand       evening? But who can fit their slippers in their handbag? That’s where Tipsy            The new ferry service, set to launch on March 1st, will create up to
proud to support Irish Craftspeople and           painted fuchsia tableware appropriate for      Feet come in. They fold up into a purse that’s small enough to put into your            1,00o jobs, boost tourism income for the south-west region and freight
even more so in these difficult trading           West Cork.                                     handbag and then when you fold them out at the end of the night and slip                for hauliers. The MV Julia Ferry is now being fitted out at Cork Port at
                                                                                                                                                                                         Horgan’s Quay, and has capacity for 1,860 passengers, 440 cars and 40
times.                                            Basketry is available from Norbert Platz at    the designer pumps on your feet, the purse then magically transforms into a
                                                                                                                                                                                         trucks. It will have over 300 cabins, ample Pullman seating, restaurants,
                                                  Crossbarry, also Molten Art form Padraig       handy little bag that’s big enough to pop your high heels, kebab, chips... and
The well stocked shop is packed with              O’ Murchu. Duffy and Scott Candles form                                                                                                bars, shopping, a cinema and a children’s play area.
                                                                                                 whatever else you might find to carry home - PURE GENIUS!!!
unusual and interesting gifts to suit all         Tullamore are available in plain, pillar and
                                                                                                                                                                                         “This award gives us great encouragement for the many challenges still
occasions, tastes and budgets. The ethos          dinner candles, this range of ivory candles                                           ReciPe Book:                                     ahead, and I accept it on behalf of all the people who have invested and
behind the shop is that wherever possible         are traditional and still stand the test of                                          This delicious recipe record book is
McLaughlin’s support Irish Crafts and jobs.       time.                                                                                                                                  supported us over recent years, especially the grassroots support we got
                                                                                                                                       the perfect place to keep all those               to purchase the ferry” said Conor Buckley.
                                                                                                                                       recipes you’ve torn out of magazines,
Bandon Craft Centre is well established and       Lamps and mirrors are all stocked with                                               printed off from the internet or had
carries a range of furniture, tables, cabinets,   a variety of designs to suit all tastes. A                                                                                             “This is the dawn of a new era for the south-west and the Fastnet Line,
                                                                                                                                       scribbled down on a scrap of paper by             also known as The People’s Ferry, will give a huge commercial boost to Cork
chairs etc. As regards smaller items there is     particularly pleasing family present would
                                                                                                                                       a friend’s mother after sampling her              trade and tourism, and we must applaud the initiative of Conor Buckley and
an eclectic and fascinating selection of gifts.   be one of the unusual frames that can be
                                                                                                                                       home cooking at a party. Each lined               all the stakeholders involved” said Manus O’Callaghan, Awards Organiser.
Rachael Allen’s attractive line of candles        used to make a collage of photographs
                                                                                                 page has an accompanying pocket for storing cuttings, recipe cards picked
which are delightfully packaged to make           cherishing    those     important    family
                                                                                                 up in the supermarket and any other foodie snippets.                                    The service begins on 1st March 2010 – and is planned to operate year-
that special gift, Tipperary Crystal which        moments.
                                                                                                    Supplied in a natural brown box, we’ve included a free warm gingerbread              round - for convenient travel both in and out of season. Saves you 600km
is always appreciated as a present. Pottery
                                                                                                 scented candle in a stylish silver tin to inspire you with the scrumptious              (375 miles) driving on a round trip and connects Cork direct to the M4
from the Nicholas Moss family pottery at          Bandon Craft Centre can be found in the
Bennetts Bridge, again this unique country        centre if town in Bridge Street. The shop is
                                                                                                 aroma of baked biscuits. contents: Boxed recipe keepsake book with                      motorway (with hassle free access to London, the south-west and the
style range will always make the perfect          open Tuesdays to Saturdays and is and ideal    pockets; Warm gingerbread scented candle in a silver tin.                               midlands). Sailings between Cork and Swansea planned six nights a
gift. Jerpoint Glass from Kilkenny is unusual     venue for buying those special gifts. Tel:                                                                                             week, with additional sailings during peak periods and for special events.
and attractive, the delicate lamps with their     023 88 41115                                                                                                                                                                            .00
                                                                                                                                                                                         Overnight sailings depart at 21.00 and arriving 7 next day.
coloured glass are special and the glass
paper weights make delightful little gifts.

Ireland has a tradition of textiles, beautiful
scarves and throws are available from John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Peguses Wines
Hanly wooden mills is Nenagh, Co. Tipperary                                                                                                                                                                     Order your Christmas wine now!
together with a selection of Foxford and                                                                                                                                                                                          We Supply:
Avoca textiles ideal presents for the winter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pubs, Hotels & Restaurants
Wrought Ironwork is available from Cronin’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Open to Public
forge Kealkil, again this makes a stylish
and unusual present. A wide selection of                                                                                                                                                                                   From One Case Upwards...
Maria Buytaert candles are stocked, these                                                                                                                                                                        We have a comprehensive range of wines and champagnes
are made in Germany by a woman’s co-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to suit every taste and budget for that special occasion.
operative and contain true aromatherapy
oils for that special fragrance.                                                                                                                                                                                                    By appointment only:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Peguses Wines, Western Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
Max Benjamin Candles made in Wicklow are                                                                                                                                                                                           Mobile: 087 6118926
also available, the wax is of a particularly                                                                                                                                                                                   Email: andrew_1971@hotmail.com

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                                                                                                                                         (Shake tray every 10 minutes to coat the ingredients as
                                                                                                                                         you don’t want them to brown. If you find that they are
                                                                                                                                                                                                             SURVEY SHOWS IRELAND IS GREEN AT
                                                                                                                                         colouring then cover them with tin foil)
                                                                                                                                      4. When tender place in a food processor with the 2 pts of             HOME BUT NOT AWAY
                                                                                                                                         hot chicken stock. If your processor is not large enough                                                       Although individuals seem happy
                                                                                                                                         then do this in batches.                                                                                       enough to reduce the amount of
                                                                                                                                      5. Return soup to the pot add cream and season to taste.                                                          flights they take per annum to reduce
                                                                                                                                         Serve hot                                                                                                      their carbon footprint, they are not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        willing to pay extra to offset the
                                                                                                                                      Easy isn’t it? If you are having a party or having friends over                                                   emissions produced by the flights




                                                                                                                                                                                                        I
                                                                                                                                      you could try this as a starter and garnish it with a dollop of            n the current economic and             that they do take. This could be a
                                                                                                                                      crème fresh, toasted pine nuts and a sprig of parsley. You                 environmental climate, a large         sign of the recessionary times we
                                                                                                                                      can also try this recipe using squash instead of pumpkin.                  emphasis has been placed on our        are living in where individuals would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 individual carbon footprints. As an    rather save money by not flying at
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Irish population we are actively being     all instead of paying extra to offset

MEALS ON A BUDGET: PART II                                                                                                                    Pumpkin Risotto (Serves 4)
                                                                                                                                                              Ingredients
                                                                                                                                                                                                             encouraged by multiple initiatives
                                                                                                                                                                                                             to reduce waste, reuse as much as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        emissions produced by the flight.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Another interesting finding from




A
                                                                                                                                                                                                             possible and recycle what can be           the	study	shows	that	although	96%	
           s the doom and gloom of the economy continues          Notes                                                                                1 Pt Vegetable stock                                  recycled. We are also encouraged           of those surveyed recycle whilst at
           I have been asked again this month to write some       When breadcruming anything you use the same method as                              1 small onion (chopped)                                 to walk, use public transportation,        home,	only	81%	recycle	on	holidays.	
           “recession busting recipes” to help you get            mentioned in the above recipe. First flour then egg and milk         2 Tablespoons oil (olive oil is preferred for this recipe)            take our bicycle and leave the car at      There are a number of possible
           through the hard times we are all facing at the        mixture and then breadcrumbs. Each one helps the next                                   180g Arborio rice                                  home.                                      reasons for this. Recycling facilities
moment and maybe also to let you try cooking something            piece stick to the product you are crumbling regardless if your     270g pumpkin (Peeled, de seeded and chopped in small                        A recent study was carried out        may not be available or hotels may
new that you may not have cooked before. Some people              making chicken goujons, fish cakes or garlic mushrooms, the                                   cubes)                                       into the travel habits of the Irish        not provide separate waste bins for
have the perception that fish is still an expensive ingredient    method is always the same.                                                               Knob of butter                                    population with a focus on how green       paper and plastics, etc.
for a dish but in recent times the price of fish has become                                                                                               Salt and pepper                                    we are when we travel. Questions               This research was carried out by
affordable enough to be eaten once or twice a week and            You could also use the above recipe to make fish fingers                                                                                   were asked on the topics of air            Westport Woods Hotel and Spa in
in Scally’s Supervalu at our fish counter Milos always has        for your kids by just changing the Salmon to a white fish           Method                                                                 miles, offsetting CO2 omissions,           Co. Mayo Ireland which is currently
specials offers available on different fish like Salmon, Hake,    (i.e. Cod) and shape them into the rectangular shape of             1. Heat vegetable stock in a pot and leave on very low                 recycling while at home and abroad,        Ireland’s greenest hotel. Westport
Cod or Plaice. The first recipe that I’m going to give you is     traditional fish fingers.                                              heat.                                                               conserving energy, the importance of       Woods has put a lot of time and
for Salmon and Potato Cake. It is a very simple recipe and                                                                            2. In another saucepan (Heavy based is best) sweat off the             environmentally friendly hotels and        effort into making their operation as
is one that can be made from Leftovers if you are having          For those of you who like a bit of “Spice” or “Kick” in                onion in the oil but don’t let it brown                             the consumption of locally produced        carbon neutral as possible and prides
Salmon and Potatoes as part of your dinner on any given           their food you could add a bit of Cajun seasoning or dried          3. Pour in the rice and stir well for a few seconds to allow           produce.                                   itself on respecting the environment
night. The following recipe is designed to make 4 cakes and       chilli flakes to the breadcrumbs before coating the cakes.             the rice to be coasted with the oil, then pour in about 1/3                                                    in which It stands. “This research has
can be eaten as a lunch with a salad or as part of your main      Don’t add too much though as you don’t want the spice to               of the stock and bring to a simmer. Cook this, stirring             The Findings                               proved invaluable to us in helping
course for your dinner.                                           overpower the delicate taste of the fish.                              often until nearly all the stock is absorbed by the rice.           •	 Of	the	162	respondents,	73.58%	         us to understand how the people of
                                                                                                                                      4. Now add the pumpkin and some more stock and again                   were	female	and	26.42%	were	male           Ireland feel about the environment
         Salmon and Potato Cakes                                  This recipe is very easy and once you have tried it once or            simmer until nearly all the stock has been absorbed                 •	 50%	 of	 respondents	 were	             and how they can effect it whilst on
                                                                  twice it can be made with minimum hassle and if you are             5. Continue adding stock and stirring until the pumpkin is             between 26-45 with the remaining                    ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        holiday” Michael Lennon - Westport
                        Ingredients                               entertaining you can easily prepare the cakes in advance               soft and the rice cooked. Note, you may not need all                50%	46-66+                                 Woods Hotel.
      300g Potatoes- Steamed, mashed and cooled                   and place them in the oven 20 minutes before they are                  the stock or you may need a little more than a pint, but            •	 77 .78%	 of	 those	 surveyed	 take	
          150g Salmon – Steamed and cooled                        required. I find they are vest served with a fresh salad and           the texture of the dish should be creamy but loose. That            between 0 and 5 flights per annum
            ¼ teaspoon Dill – fresh or dried                      accompanied with garlic mayonaise or a sweet (But not to               sounds like a bit of a contradiction but you will see what I        •	 17 .46%	 take	 between	 6-8	 flights	
                 Zest of a small lemon                            hot) chilli sauce, depending on your own taste.                        mean when the dish is finished.                                     per annum
                    Salt and Pepper                                                                                                   6. Stir in the knob of butter into the rice and season to              •	 68%	of	those	surveyed	said	they	
                     1 egg – beaten
                  100g Breadcrumbs
                                                                  As you all have realized by now Halloween has just passed
                                                                  and most of us (at least those of us with kids) brought a
                                                                                                                                         taste.                                                              would reduce the number of flights
                                                                                                                                                                                                             they take per annum to reduce their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        COMPETITION
                  3 Tablespoons flour                             pumpkin again this year scooping out all the insides cutting        Traditionally risotto is always served with Parmesan cheese            carbon footprint.                          To celebrate the release of their
                       75ml milk                                  the scariest face we could on the front of it, placing a candle     grated on top. This is optional but it does add to the dish.           •	 However	 80%	 of	 respondents	          Green Travel Survey, Westport Woods
                                                                  in it and leave it sit on the counter top in the kitchen until it   Parmesan cheese like olive oil and wine has different grades           said they would not pay extra to           Hotel & Spa, Ireland’s Greenest
Method                                                            started to fall apart. With pumpkins still in season why not        and prices. As it is not the main ingredient of the dish a             offset their carbon footprint              Hotel, is giving away 2 Nights Bed
(As stated in the list of ingredients the potatoes need to be     try the following recipes;                                          cheap and everyday parmesan can be used but treat yourself             •	 38%	of	those	surveyed	said	that	        & Breakfast, with Dinner on one
cooked, mashed and cooled and the Salmon needs to be                                                                                  sometime and purchase a high quality one, you will notice              they actively look for environmentally     evening in their Lakeview Restaurant
cooked and cooled)                                                         Pumpkin Soup (Serves 4)                                    the difference.                                                        friendly hotels when going on              in association with Coast & Country
                                                                                                                                                                                                             holidays                                   Magazine.
1. Flake Salmon and place in a bowl with potatoes, lemon                                   Ingredients                                The one thing you cannot do is use your Uncle Ben’s rice that          •	 96%	 of	 those	 surveyed	 regularly	        To stand a chance of winning
   zest, dill and season with salt and pepper                        1 Medium Pumpkin (Flesh only, no skin or seeds)                  you have at home in the cupboard to do this dish. Arborio rice         recycle,	 however	 only	 81%	 recycle	     this fabulous prize, simply answer
2. Mix together well adding 2 teaspoons of the beaten egg.                       2 Tablespoons Honey                                  is Italian short grained rice named after the town “Arborio”           whilst on holiday                          the following question and send
   (The egg helps to bind the mixture together)                             1 Medium size onion (chopped)                             in the “PO Valley” where it is grown. When it is cooked the            •	 19%	said	it	was	“very	important”	       your answer along with your full
3. Divide the mixture into 4 and shape into circles about ¾                    1 Clove garlic (Chopped)                               rounded grains are firm, creamy and chewy due to a high                to book an environmentally friendly        contact details to: Westport Woods
   inch thick. Place in fridge for 1 hour.                                         2 Sprigs rosemary                                  content of starch and it blends well with other flavours i.e.          hotel	 whilst	 5%	 don’t	 think	 its	      Competition, Coast & Country
4. Mix remaining egg with milk and place flour, egg mixture                       2 Pts Chicken stock                                 the pumpkin in this recipe. So Arborio rice has to go onto             important at all                           Magazine, Shannon House, Connolly
   and breadcrumbs in 3 separate bowls.                                            2 Tablespoons oil                                  the shopping list as its perfect for any risotto. Just a bit of        •	 96.83%	 of	 people	 surveyed	           Street, Bandon, Co. Cork.
5. Place cakes in flour first (coating it well) then in egg and                     Salt and pepper                                   information for the real foodies amongst us there are 2 more           conserve energy at home, whilst
   milk mix and then breadcrumbs. Ensure that it is well                              ¼ Pt cream                                      types of rice which are even better for a top quality risotto          only	73%	of	people	conserve	energy	        The Westport Woods Hotel &
   coated in the crumbs.                                                                                                              and these are “Vialone Nano” and “Carnaroli” (Often called             when on holiday                            Spa is in which county?
6. Place cakes in fat fryer (2 at a time) for 1 minute to brown   Method                                                              the “Superfino Rice” or “The King of Rice”). These have                •	 70%	 of	 respondents	 think	 Its	
   and then place in a preheated oven at 180 for 15 – 20          1. Cut pumpkin into 1 inch cubes                                    higher starch content than Arborio rice with a firmer texture          important that organic or locally          This prize must be used before the end
   minutes ensuring that they are covered with tin foil as not    2. Place pumpkin, onion, garlic and rosemary onto a baking          and longer grain.                                                      produced food is available on holiday      of February 2010 and cannot be used on
   to darken the crumb too much.                                     tray and drizzle with oil and honey.                                                                                                        A few interesting correlations         bank holidays or in conjunction with any
                                                                  3. Place in a preheated oven 190 to roast for 30-40 minutes.        By Steven Baker Chef with Scally’s Supervalu Clonakilty                can be seen in the above findings.         other special offers.

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HEDGING TIPS
                                                                                will     tolerate    the         considered as tough.
                                                                                most exposed and              •	 You can protect recently planted hedges
                                                                                challenging       coastal        with a net windbreak secured onto strong
By John Hosford                                                                 locations.                       posts preferably lathed securely.
                                                                                •	 It            flowers      Hedges for Inland sites.




T
         he Autumn and Pre-Christmas period is                                  over a long period            •	 Griselinia littoralis evergreen-plant at 18
         an excellent time to plant a new hedge                                 commencing to flower             “apart.
         and planting at this time of year offers                               in     June/July     and      •	 Laurels are a good choice for shaded areas,
         considerable positive advantages,                                      continuing well into             growing quite quickly.
here’s a few tips to help you:                          November.Plant at 18” apart for a good,               The Beech hedging is a fine choice for a good
•	 The ground is warmer at this time of year,           dense hedge.                                          hedge.
   there is less weed competition and with           •	 Planting before Christmas is highly                   •	 It starts the year with an unequalled,
   shorter days and less drying out, the hedge          recommended.                                             freshness of leaf which is so symbolic of the
   will establish quicker without drying out and     •	 Use moistened Shamrock Browngold when                    arrival of Summer.
   stressing from a lack of water.                      planting and add a good fertiliser to the soil        •	 Beech likes good, rich loamy soil but do
•	 The area to be planted should be cleared of          such as Blood, Fish & Bone Meal or Vitax                 make sure the area is well drained.
   weeds prior to planting. Ideally spray off the       Q4.                                                   •	 Beech is a good screen as it will retain
   area to be planted with Round-up.                 •	 Firm in well after planting.                             its brown leaves throughout Winter until                                                                                    Cool, elegant and contemporary lines
•	 Avoid      prolonged      waterlogging,      if   The Olearia family from New Zealand are                     Spring.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in ceramics, glassware, woodcraft and
   waterlogging persists, resolve the problem        particulary good at the sea.                             •	 Beech is also available in a copper
   by the early provision of land drains.            •	 The most commonly seen are Olearia                       version,usually more expensive.                                                                                             jewellery
Choice of Hedges                                        traversii and Olearia macrodonta.                     Holly makes a delightful, evergreen native
There are several factors governing your choice      •	 Olearia traversii is one of the hardiest plants       hedge.
of hedge. Factors to consider include:                  for planting in extreme coastal exposure.             •	 It has many fine attributes including its                                                                                                            Gallery Below
•	 Proximity to the coast,height to be achieved,     •	 It has silver,grey felty foliage.                        bright, glossy, green leaves, red berries in                                                                                                             Ine Anish
   privacy, stock-proofing,                          •	 Olearia macrodonta has glossy leaf, toothed              Winter.                                                                                                                                                Main Street
•	 Evergreen or deciduous, flowering, formal            leaves - holly-like masses of white daisy             •	 It is also thorny which makes it useful as a                                                                                                                  Leap
   or informal.                                         flowers in early Summer.                                 security hedge.                                                                                                                                       County Cork
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•	 Hedges will also be chosen to comply with         •	 Olearias are fast growing.                            •	 Male and female plants need to be planted
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                                                     Escallonias are popular choices by the sea.                 to produce berries.
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•	 A Whitethorn or Blackthorn hedge makes a          •	 The 2 most frequently grown are Escallonia            Berberis is another good hedge,hardy,easy to                                                Bring beauty into your life                        www.gallerybelow.com
   very effective stockproof hedge.                     macrantha (dark, glossy green foliage                 grow.
Hedging by the Sea                                      with pink to red flowers from July until              •	 The evergreen varieties have good, glossy
Fuchsia ricartonii is the traditional Fuchsia           September/October.                                       foliage with attractive orange flowers borne
of West Cork. It is hardy, free flowering and        •	 Escallonia ingramii is smaller leaved and not            in late Spring/early Summer.



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WANT A GARDEN OF EDEN ON YOUR DOORSTEP?                                                                                                                             C lona                      tr e
                                                                                                                                                                          The Curragh, Clonakilty, Co. Cork



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   magine an abundant harvest of apples, pears, plums, hazelnuts,
   walnuts and sweet chestnuts every year from your own community
   garden? Imagine the pleasure of walking through the leafy shade in
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   summer and the fun of picking the harvest with your neighbours and
friends in the autumn. Imagine your very own Garden of Eden, right in the
heart of your local community.

Garden of Eden Projects Ireland is currently welcoming community
partners to plant their own community based Gardens of Eden around
the country. If you think that your school, church, hospital, community
centre or park would benefit from an edible garden of fruit trees, nut
trees and fruit bushes, then contact the Garden of Eden Projects for
more details of how to seek funding and get started.

The Garden of Eden Projects began in 2007 when the Society of Friends
(Quakers) in Cork city invited Féidhlim Harty to present proposals to plant        carbon dioxide to help minimise the effects of climate change. Fruit
fruit and nut trees in the Meeting House grounds. They were successful             trees offer nectar to bees and other wildlife to support the local flora and
in securing funding from Cork County Council and the Department of                 fauna in the area. They even help with waste minimisation; food from the
the Environment and Local Government under the Local Agenda 21                     garden doesn’t come in plastic. One exciting feature of the Project is the
community funding programme. Now, two years later, there are about                 ongoing co-operation with the Irish Seed Savers Association, who provide
sixty new trees waiting to bear their first fruit and nut harvest. Since           the native Irish apple varieties that are used, thus helping to preserve
then, there have been more grant-assisted Garden of Eden projects                  agricultural biodiversity as well. Most of all, however, the project offers an
planted in schools and community areas in Co. Clare. Since first setting           invaluable community focus and an opportunity for people to get together              Bareroot Fruit Trees from €9.95
up the project, many other groups from around Ireland have expressed               in a fun and friendly setting.
an interest, so this year Garden of Eden Projects Ireland is broadening its                                                                                         Bareroot hedging and trees now avaliable
net to welcome community participation nationwide.                                 Garden of Eden Projects Ireland is a community initiative of FH Wetland
                                                                                   Systems Ltd. environmental consultancy in Ennis, Co. Clare. If you would          The most competitive prices around!!!
The project aims are to promote environmental sustainability and raise             like to learn more about seeking funding to help kick-start your own Garden
awareness of the potential for local food production. As well as lowering          of Eden Project, contact Féidhlim Harty at reeds@wetlandsystems.
                                                                                                                                                                            Christmas stock now in
food miles on imports, the trees that are planted not only produce an              ie or 065-6797355 or visit the website www.wetlandsystems.ie/
annual harvest of fruit and nuts for the community, but also soak up               gardenofedenprojects.html for more details.
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                         ildas Laplaud has always had a passion         Cork, Gildas stocks Siku and Brittains popular
                         for collecting quality toys, particularly      dye cast replica tractors, farm machinery and
                         Lego. Originally from France, Gildas came      implements. There is a wide range of construction                     • Carpets dry in 1-2 hours
                 to Ireland in 1997 for work experience and never       toys available, particularly Lego, but also other                                                                                      Bowling Green, Mallow, Co. Cork
                 went back. Gildas met his wife who comes from          popular brands.                                                     • Tile and grout lines cleaned                 WINDOWS • DOORS • CONSERVATORIES
                 Cork City and now has his own family.                      In addition Gildas stocks a wide range of
                     It was while trying to source toys for his own     board games to suit children and adults. There                   • Wooden floors - cleaned & polished
                 sons that the concept of Happy Go Lucky was            is an excellent selection which is highly rated and                                                            Wide Choice of Finishes:
                 born. Gildas found it difficult to find quality and    includes games that are difficult to find elsewhere.           • Upholstered suites cleaned & protected        Senator Windows offer a range of finishes in
HAPPY GO LUCKY   durable toys here that were safety conscious
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                                                                        With Christmas coming Happy Go Lucky is a great
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TOYS TO FIRE     brought toys in from France and began to look
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                 Lucky in Pearse Street, Clonakilty and has recently    puzzles. A range of Playmobil toys are stocked
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                 relocated the business to 11 Ashe Street.              suitable for boys and girls. There is a toddler                                                                                        Internally Glazed
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IMAGINATION      out, which makes it easier to choose the toys for
                 the particular age group and gender of the child.
                     As regards baby toys, Happy Go Lucky stocks
                                                                        rounded shapes, colourfast safe and washable.
                                                                            A wide selection of Playmobil is available for
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                 Chicco and Leap Frog. The toys are creative            gladiators to name but a few.
                 and educational giving great pleasure to the
                 baby. As with all the toys, Gildas stock’s safety is
                                                                            For the girls Gildas stocks Bratz, Barbie, My
                                                                        Little Pony, Polly Pocket, Little St Pet Shop, Baby                                                            Be Safe Not Sorry
                 paramount. There is a range of Wow toys catering       Born, Baby Annabelle, Sylvanian families amongst
                 for 18 months up to 5 years, these are power           others.                                                                                                                                              FULLY WELDED JOINTS
                 friction vehicles that are strong and hardwearing          As you would expect there is a range of puppets
                 that meet high standards of safety.                    and teddy bears on sale at Happy Go Lucky. Gildas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Contact: Senator Windows
                     For boys, Gildas carries a popular range of        has also exhibited some of his Lego collection as
                 stock designed to excite any child including           a focal point in his shop.                                                                                                                                   Tel: 063 21956
                 Ben 10, Star Wars, Transformers, Power Rangers,            Whatever the occasion or budget a suitable                                                                                                                or 022 20188
                 Wrestling figurines, Hot Wheels, Thomas The            toy is available at Happy Go Lucky where Gildas
                 Tank Engine and Bob The Builder. There is a wide       is always on hand to give help and advise.
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                 range of Matchbox toys, small cars and trucks and          Happy Go Lucky can be found at 11 Ashe Street,                                                                                                   Email: senatorwindowsmallow@hotmail.com
                 because we are so farming oriented here in West        Clonakilty. Tel: 023 88 59746




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                                 GM Kitchen & Bedroom Designs                                            ELEGANT AND STYLISH, AISLING’S HAIR STUDIO OPENS IN SKIBBEREEN
                                 Unit 2 West Link Park, Sarsfield Road, Cork.


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                                                                                                               riendly and relaxed, elegant and stylish are appropriate
                                                                                                               descriptions for Aisling’s Hair Studio which opened its doors
                                                                                                               for business in Market Street, Skibbereen on 8th September
                                                                                                         last. The new hair studio is owned and run by Aisling Lynch a native
                                                                                                         of Bantry but who is well known in West Cork. The celebrations
                                                                                                         for the official opening over the Halloween period was extremely
                                                                                                         well attended with visitors from all walks of life congratulating and
                                                                                                         wishing Ashling well in her new venture. The salon was officially
                                                                                                         opened by local GAA footballers Cork Captain Graham Canty and
                                                                                                         player Conor McCarthy.

                                                                                                         The newly furbished salon is elegant and tasteful with comfort
                                                                                                         in mind. There is a feeling of space and cleanliness to the studio
                                                                                                         which is designed for the relaxation and privacy of the customer.
                                                                                                         The studio is fitted out in such a manner that the customer cannot
                                 Bringing a high quality individual design to your kitchen               be overlooked while having their hair done. The studio is warm
                                                                                                         and enhanced by the mellow marble flooring and rich black leather
                                 whether contemporary or traditional.                                    furnishings. Aisling’s is all on one level so completely accessible
                                 Stylish, functional bedrooms bringing a unique design to                and although near to the town’s main trading areas there is ample
                                                                                                         free car parking, which is most convenient now the winter weather
                                 and enhancing any property.                                             is here.
                                 Give your kitchen a makeover for Christmas.
                                                                                                         The pricing at Aisling’s Hair Studio is highly competitive. As a unisex        appointments can be made by arrangement on Tuesdays,
                                 10% OFF Appliances on every kitchen installed before Christmas          salon men’s haircuts are €10, while ladies’ styling with a wash and            Wednesdays and Thursdays. Early appointments may also be
                                                                                                         blow dry are from €20, wash, cut and blow dry are from €30. During             made by appointment. Student and Senior Citizen discounts are
                                 Tel: 021 4341059                                                        November there is €10 off every colour treatment - a good reason to            also offered.
                                 Mobile: 087 2725725                                                     call to Aisling’s. The salon specialises in up-styling, especially for
                                 Email: gmkitchens@eircom.net                                            weddings and debs. Aisling offers competitive prices for wedding               Aisling’s Hair Studio can be found on Market Street, Skibbereen,
                                                                                                         parties and is always on hand to give advice on colouring and                  West Cork. Tel: 028 23797
                                                                                                         styling to ensure that the customers look their best.



JOHN O’MAHONY
                                                                                                         Aisling is assisted in her hair studio by Una Collins who is in her
                                                                                                         4th year of hairdressing. Aisling herself qualified in hairdressing
                                                                                                         at Clonakilty Community College and for the past couple of years
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR                                                                                    worked in Jessie’s in Ilen Street, Skibbereen. It was always an

Slip Park • Bantry • Co. Cork
                                                                                                         ambition of Aisling to open her own salon and run the business
                                                                                                         herself. Aisling uses Wella products in her studio as these are a                             Opening Offers
                                                                                                         brand leader in colour and hair dressing products. Aisling and Una

Domestic
                                                                                                         regularly attend Wella’s Dublin Studio to keep up with the modern                  Blowdrys from .................... €20.00
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Industrial                                                                                                                                                                                  Cut & Blowdrys from ........... €30.00
                                                                                                         Aisling’s Hair Studio is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am
                                                                                                         until 6.00pm and on Saturdays from 9.00am until 5.30pm. Late                       Cut & Colour from ............... €60.00
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Tel/Fax: 027 51859                                                                                                                                                                                         Market Street, Skibbereen.
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                                              K i r i na , G l asl I nn Roa d , B a nd on, Co. Cor k .
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Email: jonomani@eircom.net                                                                                                                                                                        Late Night Tues, Weds, Thurs by appointment.
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                    Ages 6mths to 12 yrs                                                                                      call ann 086 8899326                                                                  The official Spinning Exercise Work Out is
                    Flexible pricing                                                  royaL acadeMy of Music)                                             TOURS ~ CONCERTS ~ WEDDINGS                               coming to Skibbereen Sports Centre! It's a
                                                                                         for all levels                                                                                                             first for the centre and West Cork too.
                                                                                                                                   FOr SALE               AIRPORT COLLECTION & DROP OFF
                                          Limited places     Book now for
For bookings: 023-8836907
                                           still available   January and                                                     Massage beds and chairs                                                                Spinning is a 40 minute aerobic workout carried
Email: clonakilty@hopscotch.ie
Locations also in Bandon, Cork and Cobh        for our        also for our            Telephone:                            assorTed. sTarTing @ €100             Available day or night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    out on a stationary bike that includes moves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    associated with road cycling. Music is played
                                                                                    087 9647385
                                            Montessori       nursery and                                                                                                                                            during the workout to enhance training - cycling to
www.hopscotch.ie                             Sessions         afterschool                                                     call ann 086 8899326                                                                  the rhythm of the music makes spinning a fun and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    enjoyable work out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This summer the centre extended its exercise area to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    include a fitness studio to cater for the Spinning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Programme and enhance its existing gym facilities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The centre is planning to have 2 or 3 Spinning Classes
                                                 WINTER OPENING                          New outdoor play area                                                                                                      available every day to cater for the demand for this
                                           FROM THURSDAY 1ST NOVEMBER                         NOW OPEN                                                                                                              new and exciting workout. For further details contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the centre for a timetable.
                                                Wednesday - Sunday
                                                                                   Popular Yearly Family Ticket Available
                                              Great Venue for Children’s
                                                                                          ROAD TRAIN RUNS
                                                  Birthday Parties!
                                                                                           WEEKENDS ONLY
                                               Train Ride ~ Playroom                     Depart Model Village:
                                           Model Village ~ Party Room B.Y.O          12pm, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
                                                 Party Food & Treats                                                                                                                                                                                                             Skibbereen Sports Centre
                                                                                    Wheelchair Access ~ Free Car Park                                                                                                                                                        Gortnaclohy, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
                                                                                                                                                         Contact Anthony: 087 9656044
                                            Watch model trains go round
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tel: 028 22624/22625
                                              Tel: 023 88 33224                    www.modelvillage.ie                                                             Email: corkpam@hotmail.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 skibbereensc@eircom.net
                                                    We are on the Inchydoney Rd, Clonakilty, West Cork.                                                                                                                                                                      www.skibbereensportscentre.com




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       IMPORTANCE OF DOG TRAINING CLASSES
THE Mahony
by Liz                                                                                                                                  HEALING THERAPY
                                                                                                                                                                    PROBLEMS, LEARNING DIFFICULTIES,
                                                                                                                                                                              AUTISM, ETC.

                                                                                                                                          Sheila Coleman is         Clinics held monthly in Cork City with Tom




S
        ince I started organising dog training                                    an owner how to maintain a happy lifestyle with        now holding Plexus           Griffin, Co-founder and Director of the
        classes during the summer, I’ve come                                      their dog in the real world.                          Bio-Energy Clinics in:       Plexus European Institute of Bio-Energy
        to realise first hand just how important                                                                                          Cork City, Kinsale       and Sheila Coleman, Bio-energy practitioner,
        they are when it comes to teaching                                        The underlying problem seems to be a lack of          and Blarney (Treating     using the Dawson Programme, which involves
                                                                                                                                           most ailments).           Bio-Energy, Vibrational Kinesiology and
dogs the basic commands as well as socialising                                    understanding between pet and carer, mixed
                                                                                                                                                                           Corrective Sound Frequencies
them.                                                                             messages and little consistency. In a formal
                                                                                  class setting, it’s easy to talk about all these,
                                                                                                                                             Contact:
                                                                                                                                          Sheila Coleman                    Contact: Sheila Coleman
Many dogs and their owners have passed                                            demonstrate what each dog can do and then
                                                                                                                                           086 883 0130                         086 883 0130
through since then, but the problems remain                                       teach the owner how to get the best out of their
the same: jumping up, fear, fear aggression
towards people and/or dogs, OTT behaviour.
                                                                                  own pet.
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There are others but those would be the most                                      I now believe that every dog and owner benefit
common ones. What has been encouraging is                                         from this type of formal training. And it’s a
the commitment of owners to learn so they can                                     constant source of pleasure to see owners              PREGNANCY CARE SERVICE                       Call us now.
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                                                                                                                                                                                    LIFE
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The other rewarding aspect has been the
number of dogs who began the training                                                                                                             IRELAND
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exhibiting reactive tendencies but have become                                    Liz Mahony is a Dog Trainer and Pet Behaviourist
‘normal’ dogs by the end of the sessions. By                                      who believes in holistic methods of training, a
                                                                                                                                        IF BEING PREGNANT IS A
                                                                                                                                                                               Cork Telephone number
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                                                                                                                                         Our confidential, all women      Helpline number 1850 281 281
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                                                                                                                                           service is free. We offer
pets’ progress.                                                                   member. Liz now holds regular DogTraining Classes
                                                                                                                                         Pregnancy Tests, sympathetic               Local address:
                                                                                  for dogs of all ages and their owners. Contact         counselling and care: advice          123 Patrick Street, Cork.
But my classes have thrown up an interesting                                      numbers: 021-4701674/086-3991599. For further           on medical, legal and Social
point: there is a general lack of training in this                                information, check out www.animalsolutions.ie           Welfare aspects; help with                Open Mon/Fri:
country. There are many dog trainers but few                                                                                              accommodation and post-                  10.00am-5.00pm.
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