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Run for Cycle Against Suicide – Wed 8 April and Thu 9 April

Jim Breen, founder of Cycle Against Suicide is on his mammoth run of 50k each day for 28 days consecutively and is expected to arrive in Skibbereen next Wed April 8 at approx 3pm so please come out and support Jim on this leg of his journey!

The Skibbereen Stage of the Run takes place on April 9th, Jim Breen will speak beforehand with a 9am START TIME for ALL RUNS

RUN 1 – 1K Fun Run – West Cork Hotel to New Bridge – ALL WELCOME! (children must be supervised at all times)

RUN 2 – 5K FUN RUN – West Cork Hotel to Aughadown Community Playschool (GAA pitch) (Bus transport back to town provided)

RUN 3 – 50K RELAY – from West Cork Hotel to Mizen Head

Optional Legs – 1) Skibbereen – Ballydehob; 2) Ballydehob – Schull; 3) Schull – Goleen; 4) Goleen – Mizen.

Registration for RUN2 & RUN3 8 – 8.45am in the West Cork Hotel.

Further details available from cashcskibb@gmail.com

The Forecast is good so looking forward to seeing you all there!

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Skibbereen!

This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Skibbereen is themed – “The Wild Atlantic Way” and schools, clubs and businesses throughout the community are encouraged to participate in this ever popular family event.  Businesses can get involved straight away by dressing their windows and turning Skibbereen “green” for the festival of events.

Festivities in Skibbereen get underway with the Comhaltas Féile Cheoil weekend from Friday March 13-15 with a full programme of music and cultural events to suit all – please find full details here

St Patrick’s Day Church services take place in Abbestrewery at 10 am and in St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 9 am and 11:30 am.

singing at paradeThe annual parade then starts at 2:30pm, from the playground in Skibbereen and follows its traditional route before finishing at the Old Mart Car Park on Bridge St.  The Julia Hickey Memorial Shield will once again be presented to the overall winner on the day and there will be runner up prizes too, as well as a special prize for the best little leprechaun!

The fun doesn’t stop there as between 4 and 6pm in Abbeystrewery Hall the Gaelscoil are holding a fundraiser with teas and coffees, face painting and many more fun activities for all.

 

Join us and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Skibbereen!

Plans are well underway for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day in Skibbereen.

Events start on Sunday 16th March when Skibbereen Comhaltas host their Annual Branch Féile Cheoil in Rossa College.  Competitions are open to everyone Under 16 and what a great way to start our annual feast day with traditional music, song and dance.  Please see the seperate Féile Cheoil post for further details.

St Patrick’s Day Church services take place in Abbestrewery at 10 am and in St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 9 am and 11:30 am.

The Parade in Skibbereen will start at 2:30pm on Monday March 17 from the Children’s Playground on the Cork Road.  It will continue along North St, turning right at the Square into Main St, past the viewing stage at the Bridge and finishing in the Fairfield.

Local Clubs, Schools and Businesses will be taking part and it promises to be a fun-filled afternoon for all the family!

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.St.-Patricks-Day

 

Visit The Magical Winter Wonderland! 1st – 23rd Dec

Great effort and imagination has gone into ensuring the different features of Winter Wonderland are unique and great fun for both children and adults. Some of the creative elements include – the Amazing Interactive Naughty & Nice Machine, Elves Tattoo Parlour, Candy Land and Elves-World Workshop. 

The elves will take you on a journey through Winter Wonderland. See the polar bears, penguins, reindeer & lots more… There are lots of sweets and goodies to choose from at Candyland. Write your letter to Santa Claus and post it in Santa’s Mailroom. Pick your own Christmas tattoo in the Tattoo Parlour. Try your luck at the Naughty or Nice machine and see if you have been good for Santa! Then help out the elves in the workshop where they are very busy preparing for Santa’s trip around the world this Christmas.

 

And finally you will visit Santa’s Grotto where Santa Claus and his elves will be waiting with a special present for all the good boys and girls. 

Early booking is recommended especially as the ‘adventure duration time’ for each family has been increased in order to provide a high quality and value for money experience. 

15% discount by booking your family visit Mon-Thurs plus opening weekend up to 6th of December. 

Winter Wonderland Skibbereen can be found at www.winterwonderlandskibb.com or via the booking hotline 028 23288.

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  Winter Wonderland 2013

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