Stone Wanted

Askamore Community Council needs field stone to complete a project in the field beside St. Bridget’s Cemetery.

If you have some which you can donate to the project, please contact Paddy Byrne Kiltilihane on 087 2310 688.

Foróige Project

Askamore Foróige enjoying Youth Citizenship Expo in RDS July 2012On Sunday 1st July, members from Askamore Foroige attended the Permanent TSB Foroige Youth Citizenship Expo 2012 in the RDS. Over 140 different clubs from all over Ireland took part for the citizenship awards and ten finalists were selected based on their project and an interview with the judges. Unfortunately we were unsuccessful, but despite this we had a great day!
Various events took place over the day, such as an official opening with the Minister for children, Francis Fitzgerald, professional magicians and jugglers, a zip line over the RDS, meeting with Britain’s Got talent finalist, Ryan O’Shaughnessy and entertainment throughout the day! Ray Foley from Today Fm announced the ten finalists and this was followed by a concert with Ryan O’Shaughnessy.
Our project on putting rest benches on the loop walks on Sliabh Bhui will be displayed in Doran’s shop window for anyone who wishes to see it.

We are looking forward to September when Foroige will recommence.

Askamore Memories

This morning saw the start of our new folklore / heritage group. This was set up in order to record the memories of those in our community who were born in the 1930s or earlier, and of course to give a social dimension to the gathering, with a cuppa and a chat. First attendees were sisters Cathy Kavanagh of Bolinrush and Mary Gregan of Castlewhite. They spoke vividly of their memories of school days, with the topic being prompted by Davy Donohoe.

The outcomes of this project will see the taped work being typed up and possibly used in a future publication. Other options would be using part of the taped  conversations in the proposed new Askamore Heritage Centre, or using snippets online on this website.

The next topics are The Big Snow of 1947 and The Emergency, and the next meeting will take place on Thursday morning, June 7th at 10.15.

If you have stories to tell on these or other such topics, please come along, or encourage members of your family to join us for what promises to be an interesting and worthwhile project.