Originally posted on the club français, french classes for children, Aghada hall, cork:
Whitegate, Aghada Parish is featured in the recent twining cermony and events that took place in April to celebrate the arrival of 60 French residents of Pechabou, our twinned village.
To view, go on line to, www. irish TV, scrolls down left hand side menue, cork matters 46. The film is a fantastic promotion, by a small dedicated twining team, both in history, culturial, and tourism input for the whole parish as a tourist destination. Comgratulations to all involved who contributed to a great success. Special mention to Geata Ban Productions, for outstanding proffessional work. Enjoy.
Martin Murray, Mayor of Whitegate.
April, this was a very busy month for the Mayor of Whitegate, and especially the Whitegate Twining Team, with Mr. Eddie Tucker at the helm, for a resounding success in our twining week for gusts from Pechabou, in France. There was a lot of business generated from the result of this event, its about putting Whitegate/Aghada on the tourist map with our French connections, and jobs in the local tourist industry, we must fight our own corner, The Whitegate Mayor concluded.
April, The Mayor arranged with the County Councillars, Pat Buckley, Sinn Fain, Noel Collins, Ind.,to attend the Friday Club to answer questiond from the membership of the club. Councillars from the main parties were unable to attend.
April,The Mayor,on behalf of resident complaints from Roches Point village, with regard to the pot holes on the road surface, forwarded to the Snr. Exec. Engineer, Cork County Council.
April, The Mayor, addressed a meeting of the new County Forum, he spoke about a strong voice to be heard for residents who are living outside the City and Towns where public money is not being spent, we have sub – standard roads,volinteers doing the work of the Councils, not being re-imbursed for expenses, this has to change.
Note on the above, The Council has agreed to re-imburse volinteers.
May, Sunday 3rd, Queen of the May, a time honoured tradition in Whitegate village, The Mayor presented a gift this morning to the chosen queen.
Calling all individuals, groups and Associations in the Whitegate, Aghada, and adjoining areas to meet with 60 visitors, including 18 children of various ages, from Pechabou, France, recently twinned with Whitegate and staying at Trabolgan. They expressly wish to meet local people and establish individual and group contacts and friendships.
Tuesday 21st April – Meet & Greet Evening Cotter’s Bar, Trabolgan 7.30pm – 9.30pm
All local interested persons are cordially invited. Free entrance, a light finger food buffet and entertainment by Roy Buckley will be provided.
Thursday 23rd April – Formal Twinning Evening Trabolgan 7.00pm – 9.30pm
All local interested people are invited: Dinner will commence at 7pm and costs €20 per person or you may join us from 8.30pm for free entertainment and the Formal Gift Presentation. Booking for Dinner is essential to make a reservation please contact:
Joanna Willford, P.R.O. on 086-2399711
Saturday Afternoon 25th April – G.A.A. Camogie/Hurling Match
A proposed Match is planned for Saturday afternoon in the GAA Grounds Rostellan, time to be advised nearer the date
The group will also visit Whitegate and Aghada schools to establish links, with pen-pals and student exchanges generated between Ireland and France.
They also want to attend Daily excursions to Cobh, Fota, Blarney, Kinsale, and Midleton as well as evening visits to local hostelries.
On behalf of the Whitegate Twining Committee, who have done trojan work, the twining evening arranged at Trabolgan on Tuesday the 21st of April at 7.30pm. will be a very historical event of a gathering of people for the parish, and tourism links, said the Whitegate Mayor, the best news to day is, your all invited to attend.