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Exploring the origins and practises of Station Masses in West Cork

Fr Tom Hayes, a Drimoleague native, is Parish Priest in Enniskeane Parish. He will explore with us where the Station Masses began as well as recalling how they have changed over the years. He will recall with us many of the rubrics and practises that have been well known around West Cork parishes in particular.
This event will take place in Christian Fellowship Church, Tower Street, Bantry on Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 8.00pm.  Not to be missed.
Everyone will be very welcome.  Enjoy the cuppa and chat afterwards.


History of White-tailed Sea Eagles in Ireland. 4th February 2019 at 8.00pm

White-tailed Sea Eagles, the largest resident bird species in Ireland, were once a common sight along the western seaboard. They became extinct in Ireland over 100 years ago due to persecution and poisoning but have recently returned to our skies due to a reintroduction programme. This short talk, will look at the historical evidence for their presence in Ireland and will also examine the latest chapter in their story, especially in relation to West Cork. The speaker is Clare Heardman, the local Conservation Ranger with National Parks and Wildlife Service. She has been working on eagles since 2011. 

This much anticipated talk will take place in Christian Fellowship Church, Tower Street, Bantry on Monday 4th February 2019 at 8.00pm.

Our Annual General Meeting will follow, and we'll end the evening with our usual cuppa and chat.