Cappamore Show: Show day is almost upon us again. We look forward to a good clear day as the success of the show is very much dependent on the weather. Final preparations are now underway and any assistance in the preparation of grounds would be greatly appreciated.
Free Bus will be in operation on Show Day from O Dwyers Cross to Showgrounds.
Times: 12 noon; 1.00p.m. ; 2.00p.m. Return Times: 5.00p.m. and 6.00p.m.
Timetable (times are approx.)
Show grounds open – 9.00a.m. Judging of Cookery, Crafts, Produce, Vegetable, Flowers etc. 9.00 a.m.
Judging of Cattle, Ponies and Horses 10.30a.m. Jumping Competitions – 10.00a.m. Pet Dog Show 12 noon.
Demonstration of Cookery 12 noon onwards. Viewing of Exhibits open to public 12.30p.m. Carriage Driving 12.30p.m. Sheaf Throwing 2.00p.m. Dancing Display 2.00p.m. Bonny Baby Show 2.30p.m. Fashion Section 3.30p.m. Removal of Exhibits from Stalls 4.30p.m. Presentation of Special Awards in Flowers, Crafts , Cookery etc 5.00p.m.
Show Office on Moore Street.
Open – Thursday 7.30p.m. to 9.30p.m. Friday 9.30 A.m. to 12.30p.m. After that entries taken on Show Grounds from 5.30p.m.
Show Dance: The ever popular Show Dance caters for all tastes and generations in Hayes’ Function Room with Social Dancing from 9.00p.m. to 11.00p.m – Music by Pat Costello. Then from 11.00pm ‘til whenever – dancing to UV5.
Recent Death: The death took place on 6 August of Tom O Dwyer (aged 74), Killarney and formerly Kyle, Cappamore. He is survived by sons, daughters, sisters Frances and Christina, nephews Graham and Ciaran Dunne. Following Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney burial took place in Aglish cemetery on Thursday 8 August.
Congratulations: Cappamore had one big winner at Tullamore Show last Sunday when Eamonn O Donovan, Tineterrife won the 15 – 18years category in the the Irish Farmers Journal Heifer & Hogget Competition. He had to submit an essay detailing their farming enterprise and its development into the future. From an entry in excess of 200, Eamonn was just one out of 10 chosen to be interviewed by a panel of judges at Tullamore Show( the most prestigious one-day in these islands). The award in his section was a Limousin Cross Belgian Blue. Eamonn was presented with his prize by Limousin Cattle Society.
Tidy Towns: In order to assess our progress and to plan further development in the village we will hold a meeting on Monday 19 August at Community Centre. We would like anyone with new and fresh ideas to attend and there need be no further obligation. We would like to erect Name plates for all the streets and terraces to complete the job as done around the Estates. The creamery area is in need of a simple facelift until the housing development gets the go –ahead when funds become available. We also need to examine the Nature trails around the village and highlight them with suitable signs.
Show Bingo Special: Come along on Thursday night at 8.30p.m. and have a chance to win €3,000 in prize money including €500 Jackpot.
Milford Hospice Harvest Fair: The 28th Annual Harvest Fair is scheduled to take place on Sunday 1st September. This year the location is at the UL Arena. For further details with regards to donating irtems etc. please contact Fundraising Office at 061 485860.
Heritage Week: As part of Heritage Week, Cappamore Historical Society in association with Co. Limerick VEC will host a lecture by Charlotte Murphy on Medieval Limerick in St. Michael’s College, Cappamore on Monday 19th August at 8.00p.m.
On Sunday 25th August a guided tour of places of historical interest in the Newport area will take place. The tour will be conducted by Mary T Ryan and will start from Newport Church at 2.00p.m. All interested are welcome to both events.