Christmas Flower Arranging

On November 29th Margaret Ahern demonstrated her magnificent skills as a flower arranger. This proved to be a very popular event as evidenced by the demand for places in the SMA Hall in Wilton. As well as being an expert in flower arranging, Margaret is highly entertaining and regaled us with tales of her childhood in Aherla. Alice Taylor had better watch out! As she chatted away, Margaret effortlessly created some amazing arrangements which were raffled afterwards. Here is a selection of the creations.

Christmas Flower Arranging with Malcolm Kitt

15 of us had the great privilege of having a workshop with Malcolm on December 14th. We arrived empty handed and departed 2 hours later with 2 stunning arrangements – each made by ourselves under Malcolm’s guidance. He supplied everything and everyone went home ecstatic with creation.

Thanks to Clare Duggan for the photographs and to Mary Cahill for the account.

October calendar

3rd – 10th Trip to the sights of Ancient Greece.

5th Social coffee morning. Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. 11 a.m.

 11th Amble in CobhHeritage Centre 11.30 a.m.

17th Hillwalk, Knockmealdowns.

18th Camera group outing to Gaggin.

19th Dermot Goode. Health Insurance talk. Midleton Park Hotel. 1.30 p.m.

25th Camera group meeting, SMA, Wilton. 2 p.m.

Ongoing events: Choir, Drama rehearsals, Line dancing, Art classes.

June Events

Thursday 7th: Golf outing. Muskerry G.C. Contact Joe Lane for details.

Tuesday 12th: Crawford Art Gallery. Guided visit to the exhibition Heroes and Villains. Meet at the gallery at 10.45 a.m. Please notify Mary C of your intention to attend.

Wednesday 20th: Amble in Glengarriff at 11 a.m. Meet at Jim’s Bayview from 10 a.m. Please notify Clare S, before 13th. Lunch available after the walk.

Thursday 21st: Hillwalkers hike on Bere Island, led by Leo Lowney. Hillwalkers have been notified by email. Accommodation should be booked in advance!

Friday 22nd: Summer meeting and lunch. A text message will issue in advance. Please reply to the text in order to reserve your place at the meeting and/or lunch!

Legal talk by Tim Bracken

A large group of teachers attended the excellent legal talk  by Tim Bracken at  Oriel House recently. Tim spoke about  the importance of making a will. He explained about Powers of attorney and the reasons why this should be arranged by people of any age.  He spoke about inheritance and tax exemptions as well as the Succession Act.

Tim gave clear answers to the many questions which were posed by the audience. This was a really worthwhile event and was well received by those in attendance. Tim is a well-know legal author having written books about probate and  modern family relationships and the law among others. He is frequently heard providing legal advice on the RTE Radio 1 Seán O’Rourke programme.