Dráma 2019

Tá Grúpa Drámaíochta an RTAI ag eagrú seó an Fhomhair faoi láthair. Taréis roinnt cruinnithe san SMA i Wilton I Mí na Bealtaine, tá an clár nach mór socraithe anois. Bheadh fáilte is fiche roimh bhaill nua, idir aisteoirí, scríobhnóirí nó éinne gur mhaith  bheith leo  bheith bainteach i slí ar bith leis an ngrúpa. Téigh i dteagmháil le Marian má tá suim agat bheith linn- 0864072037.

Ba bhreá linn dráma aon-ghníomh nó sceits as Gaeilge a léiriú  i mbliana. An bhfuil script  nó smaoineamh do script agat? An scríofá sceits nó dráma dúinn?

Slí iontach isea an drámaíocht chun cairde nua a dhéanamh, bíonn an chraic go diail ar fad agus is mór an sásamh bheith ar stáitse. Is iontach an rud é an lucht féachana a shásamh agus go deimhin táimíd fíor-bhuíoch as an dtacaíocht  dhílis a thugann sibh dúinn.

Táimíd ag tnú go mór   le Mí Dheireadh Fomhair agus Mí na Samhna 2019 le  seó úrnua.

Meitheamh 2019

The following events are planned for June:

5th – 12th. Our Choir will visit Krk, Croatia.

7th. Friday. Social Coffee Morning. Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. 11a.m.

13th. Thursday. Amble. The Gearagh.

19th. Wednesday. SUMMER MEETING. Oriel House Hotel. 12p.m.

26th. Wednesday. Hillwalkers. Darragh Woods, led by Nora Farrissey and Máiréad Twomey.

Details of times and meeting points will be sent by text message and email (hillwalks).

A reminder to download the Text-a-Parent app. Never miss a text from RTAI, and store all your RTAI messages in one place!

 

Lough Hyne and Cape Clear

 

“I know a lake where the cool waves break,

And softly fall on the silver sand –

And no steps intrude on that solitude

And no voice, save mine, disturbs the strand”

 Such is the description given by Fitzjames O’Brien of the beautiful Lough Hyne which was the first port of call for the RTAI group, who enjoyed a wonderful two days of walking and talking in stunning West Cork.  While the weather was inclement on the 7th of May for our first walk, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm or enjoyment of anyone.  This was a looped walk which headed from Lough Hyne to Barlogue Beach and back again and took 1.5 hours.    For those who stayed overnight in Baltimore, a wonderful meal was had in The Waterfront Bar with all looking forward to our trip to Cape Clear on the Wednesday.

Fortunately, the weather proved friendly as 38 explorers headed out of Baltimore Harbour to one of Carbery’s  100 isles.  We were greeted by Diarmuid O Drisceoil who lead the group on an historical guided tour of the island which lasted for 4 hours.  History is often described as the extraordinary stories of ordinary people;  this perfectly described the tour given by Diarmuid as he took us through the history of the island as lived by ordinary people especially members of his own family who originated from the island.

On leaving Cape Clear and heading back into Baltimore Harbour, all were agreed that the trip was most enjoyable and informative and that the arrangements made by Clare Shelley facilitated a wonderful few days.

Thanks to Seán McCarthy for this recount of a wonderful visit to Lough Hyne and Cape Clear.  Thanks to all who sent photos of the trip. 

Rolling back the years on the Old Kenmare Road

Once we had gathered in Muckross, Clare Shelley ensured that the 36 of us came under “Starter’s Orders”. The bus ride from Muckross House car park to Derrycunnihy Church (courtesy of the RTAI), had an air of expectancy, a reminder of the buzz of the school tour of yore. A welcome sight on board was newcomers adding to the vigour of our group. The dark grey clouds as we sped along took turns with beckoning sunshine, vivid reminders that we tip-toed between a “sweat-fest” and a serious drenching.

Pat Crowley was our Moses, as we began our wanderings in primeval oak forest, bog, dirt road and raised walk-way. Contrary to his detailed recce notes, the first stage, once blended with the chat and zest of us let loose, ran from 60 to 90 minutes! Meanwhile James covered every angle of walking and resting, as evidenced by the accompanying photos.

The early going was a gently rising slope with little sign of spring. Equally shy were the pine marten and white-tailed eagle, who probably kept a covert eye on us. How wise of God to entrust the care of the Kingdom to the good people of Kerry. No doubt He knew they would mind it and share it. We in turn would not begrudge them a good living from such care and service, delivered with good humour.

In the “always a teacher” tag we bear, having examined the graffiti of James Ó Neill 1815, we concluded he was ready to begin joined-up writing soon.

Post lunch, by a waterfall, the pathway climbed upwards and the sleepy, lazy furze of earlier was now “unprofitably gay”. This prompted an outburst of Oliver Goldsmith’s “The Village Master taught his little school” etc. The polite walkers stealing a breather on the steep hill, gave all the appearance of a generous audience. The reciter was happy to parse the audience no further!

Farther along the path, K. in a modern version of “the lady drops her handkerchief”… dropped her water bottle into the raging torrent [Editor’s note: Tiny gentle stream?] Two latter-day gentlemen risked all to retrieve the bottle and a goodly share of the brownie points!!

At the risk of our grub getting cold at the Killarney Oaks Hotel, the pace quickened. In brave defiance of the forecast (thunder showers and gales), the shower at walk’s end seemed a sort of blessing. We descended below Torc Waterfall, with a brief nod of appreciation to a much-loved landmark.

Soon, we were back at the car park in right good spirits; the combined great outdoors and our physical exertions yielded a natural “high”.  P, on removing his shirt drew a small but appreciative audience, but thankfully did not frighten the horses.

Our hotel was deceptively small-looking from the outside, but once we made it inside, the food and service was perfect for our needs. All in all, it was a very special outing in a most beautiful setting.

Bhí lá dár saol againn i gCill Áirne. Maith sibh, ár gCoiste!

Ár mbuíochas le Seán Ó Callanáin as an tuairisc fairsing, saoithiúil seo.

Buíochas freisin le chuile duine a sheoil chugainn na griangrafanna .

 

 

Féilire Bealtaine

Seo thíos na gníomhaí atá beartaithe ag RTAI Chorcaí do mhí Bealtaine:

  • Wednesday. 1st. Camera group outing to Ballyannon Woods.
  • Friday. 3rd. Social Coffee Morning. Clayton Silversprings Hotel. 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday. 7th & 8th. Hillwalking. Lough Ine and Cape Clear.
  • Sunday to Wednesday. 12th – 15th. Trip to Tralee.
  • Thursday. 16th. Amble. Lissarda.
  • Thursday. 30th. Camera Group meeting.