CHURCH READERS: The following are the readers at masses this weekend, Joanne Sheehy the 7pm on Saturday evening, and Michelle Goggin at the 10am on Sunday morning.
TOURS CONTINUE: Castle Oliver will remain open to the public at weekends for the month of September, there will be tours of the Castle on Saturday’s and Sunday’s at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm, the charge at the gate is €10 per adult with a package available for families.
CORK TO DERRYNANE: Members of Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club walked from Cork City to Derrynane House in Kerry on Saturday and Sunday of last week, six sections were covered on Saturday in relays of about 15 miles and the final section over the Kerry Way from Sneem to Derrynane House on Sunday.
This massive walk was done to re-enact the famous night ride of William Burke in 1829, better known as the Doneraile Conspiracy. Doneraile man, Cal McCarthy was the great motivator behind this ambitious walk and invited many people both in the club and outside to formulate the plan of action. Club members Martin Murphy, Ted Hennessy, Pat Casey, J.J. Cronin, Billy Rowan and Pat Moriarty acted as leaders, Cal led the walkers into Derrynane House on Sunday afternoon to a rousing reception from those waiting, a proud moment for the weary walkers and the excellent support team. Derrynane Hotel was the base camp for the team, walkers from a number of clubs from West Cork joined along the way, well over 30 people walked the final leg, the weather was perfect over the two days, and friendships were built up by all, over the beautiful countryside of Cork and Kerry.