REEK SUNDAY IN MAYO:
30th July - Garland Sunday or Fraughan Sunday.
Climb ' the Reek' , take to the Hills, pick Fraughans
(Frockens) and make a fraughan cake....
BORD NA nÓG: Quiz Night; Fri 4th Aug; The Rock Bar. Help to send the U11 team to Semple Stadium.
LISKENNETT FARM; Tickets for their Halloween Pumpkin event will go on sale 17th Aug through their web site www.sjf.ie It was a sold out event last year. TRÓCAIRE/ ONE DAY: One Day: Victims of gender-based violence in DRC have a safe space. From the outside, it isn’t much to look at. Yet a small hut in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a lifeline to many women who are affected by violence . This ‘listening point’ provides a safe space for survivors of violence to seek support. Ituri province of DRC has seen some of the worst human rights abuses of Congo’s long running conflicts. This has included large-scale massacres and widespread sexual violence. Gender inequality remains a deep-rooted issue in DRC. When women challenge these norms, gender-based violence is often used as a tactic against them. Sexual violence has also been used as a military tactic by armed forces. However, volunteers help survivors to seek medical, legal and psychological support. These supports can make a huge difference for survivors as they seek recovery, healing and justice.
DID YOU KNOW: 31st Jul, 1852: Hottest July in the Netherlands since 1783 at 20°C !! 1st Aug, 1994: Michael Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley. 2nd Aug,1932: Actor, Peter Seamus O’Toole was born in Connemara. 3rd Aug, 1963: Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool. 4th Aug, 1999: Government abandons plans to transform the Great Blasket Island into a State Park and the 1,132 acre island is to remain in private ownership. 5th Aug, 1934: Gay Byrne, broadcaster, is born in Dublin. 6th Aug; 1960: Chubby Checker performs his version of "The Twist" on US Tv show, starting a worldwide dance craze. 7th Aug, 1974: Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers.