EVERY MONTH SCHULL & DISTRICT COMMUNITY COUNCIL PRODUCE A NEWSLETTER….
The theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade is “Our History ~ Our Heritage. All are welcome to take part, either in floats, on trailers, on horses or simply marching. There will be prizes for all age groups, and there will be spot prizes for the audience, so get the face paint, costumes and headpieces out for the day. The Parish Assembly will again host their St Patrick’s Day Party in the hall from 3 pm. Come along and enjoy the music, the dancing, the tea and the cake. An exciting addition this year is a treasure hunt, guaranteeing fun for everyone. Entries on the day accepted, enquiries to Gene 086 339 5373, or Susan 086 085 9500.
Schull is hosting the International Schools Team Racing Championships this month. For the first time ever the competition will take place with teams from around Ireland, the UK and the USA. The American teams will be staying with local families while the other competitors will be renting houses. Over 100 sailors and their coaches will be in the village during the competition, let’s make sure they all have a splendid time! The racing will take place right in the harbour so take time to come out and watch the action.
An update from the Box Office of the Fastnet Film Festival. The closing date for 2016 submissions has come and gone and we are thrilled with the response, over 240 submissions from 26 countries. Some visually beautiful, some thought provoking, some funny, some informative but all of them worth watching. The standard this year is very high, making for some very tough hours of viewing for the judges. Notifications will be sent out in April to all entrants informing them as to whether or not their film will proceed in the competition. A huge thanks goes out to all the filmmakers who have submitted films this year. Without them there would be no festival. We are humbled but excited by the interest shown in this year’s festival. Drop into the Box Office if you are interested in volunteering! Roll on May!
Transititon Year Young Social Innovators would llike to bring your attention to the worldwild Global Goals – launched in 2015 with the aim of improving the quality of life of every world citizen regardless of economic status…. They were created to ‘…end poverty, halt climate change and fight injustice and inequality’. The 17 Global Goals have been agreed upon by leaders of 193 governments and tackle such issues as extreme poverty, quality education for ALL children, resilience to climate related hazards and natural disasters. These problems need solutions, so imagine how amazing the world would be if we solved even a portion of them!
Please visit www.globalgoals.org to see what you can do. Join us in our quest to raise awareness around The Global Goals, follow us on www.facebook.com/globalwhatnow or www.instagram.com/globalwhatnow.
For The Global Goals to work, people need to know about them!
A lot of work has already been done on the inaugural Schull Blueway Kayaking Festival which is taking place this coming July. This should a fabulous addition to the Schull summer. Keep up with all the developments by following them on Facebook; Facebook.com/SchullBluewayKayakingFestival.