Light Opera Concert by Michael & Sebastian
A concert of Light Opera by two internationally renowned German musicians, tenor Sebastian Köching accompanied by Michael Lörcher on piano will be held in The Venue, O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty at 7.00 p.m. on Monday 24th August, 2015. Tickets €5 at door. Full Details
Waldaschaff visitors have arrived in Clonakilty
A delegation of 76 people from Waldaschaff have arrived in Clonakity on 19th August 2015 and will spend a week here to celebrate "the most successful town twinning in Western Europe".
1n 1989 the Chairman of Clonakilty UDC Cllr Charles R Cullinane & Waldaschaff Burgermeister Peter Winter signed the Twinning Charter in Waldaschaff between the two towns. The following year, 1990, a similar ceremony was held in Clonakilty when the then Chairman of Clonakilty UDC Cllr Raymond O'Neill & Waldaschaff Burgermeister Peter Winter signed the Twinning Charter.
So, 25 years after the Clonakilty event the large delegation led by Marcus Grimm, Bürgermeister of Waldaschaff and Kurt Dyroff, Chairman of Waldaschaff's twinning association 'Freundeskreis Clonakilty' are back in Clonakilty. The delegation includes many members of Musikverein Waldaschaff led by conductor Bernd Zwiesler.
Wednesday 19th August 2015
The delegation was met at Kerry Airport by Michael Kenneally, Chairman of Clonakilty Twinning Association, Del McCarthy & Paddy Feen.
On arrival in Clonakilty the delegation was given a Civic welcome by Councillor Joe Carroll, Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork in O'Donovan's Hotel.
This was followed by an excellent barbecue in the hotel and the official part of the programme was concluded with speeches and exchanges of gifts by Cionnaith OSuilleabhain, Mayor of Clonakilty, Marcus Grimm, Burgermeister of Waldaschaff, Michael Kenneally, Chairman Clonakilty Twinning Association and Kurt Dyroff, Chairman Freundeskreis Clonakilty. The various speakers paid tribute to Lore Steigerwald former Chairman of Freundeskreis Clonakilty for all she had done over the years to make the twinning a success.
Thursday 20th August 2015
On Thursday afternoon there was a choice of leisure activities with the more active doing the cycle tour to Galley Head lighthouse while others opted for the visit to Galley Head lighthouse & walk on Long Strand. Rain and wind made the cycle quite arduous but this was soon forgotten after a rather splendid afternoon tea in Dunmore House Hotel.
Friday 21st August 2015
Friday was a very relaxed day but unfortunately not for Musikverein Waldaschaff who had to travel to Skibbereen for a rehersal on Friday evening.
At 3.00p.m. on Friday Cionnaith OSuilleabhain gave a very interesting historical tour of Clonakilty Town which was greatly appreciated by both our German visitors and Clonakilty locals.
Programme of Entertainment
Clonakilty Town Twinning Association have prepared an interesting week long programme for their entertainment which will include surfing at Inchydoney and concerts.
One of the highlights of the week will be a free open-air concert at Emmet Square at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 22nd August when Musikverein Waldaschaff under conductor Bernd Zwiesler will perform with our own Clonakilty Brass Band under conductor Ger Condon.
It will be a great week for music aficionados as Musikverein Waldaschaff will lead a parade to Clonakilty Church on Sunday 23rd August where Waldaschaff native Fr Manfred Hock will concelebrate Mass.
Waldaschaff School visits Clonakilty
On Wednesday 25th March 11 students from Waldaschaff travelled to Clonakilty to take part in a school exchange with the Clonakilty Convent of Mercy Secondary School.
Not only was it the first exchange between the two schools but it was also a unique experience for the all-girl Convent of Mercy School to have six boys attending their school.
The students (Arne Barros-Hagemann, Clara Brehm, Conny Berr, Dilan Ertürk, Felix Roth, Luis Habel, Lukas Fleischer, Luna Hessler, Melisa Erkan, Tarkan Meric ) were accompanied by School Principal Reinhold Eckert, Vice-Principal Joachim Brand, English teacher Philipp Wissel, School caretaker Steffi Brehm, Lore Steigerwald outgoing Chairman of Freundeskreis Clonakilty, Heidi Eckert and Barbara Brand.