Monthly Archives: July 2022

First Call Out, Cllr McCarthy Launches Walking Tour Programme for National Heritage Week

Tours of Douglas and Rochestown respectively and across to Shandon and St Patrick’s Hill are part of Douglas Road Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy’s upcoming National Heritage Week programme. The Week takes place from Saturday 13 August to Sunday 21 August.

Cllr McCarthy noted; “It’s great to be back to physical tours after a hiatus of two years with Covid. So far this summer, my tours across the city’s suburbs for locals, in particular, have been very busy. Certainly, the Covid period and this post Covid era has brought a renewed interest in people’s local areas and their development and sense of place. The tours I have chosen for Heritage Week this year are all important areas in the city’s development plus all have a unique sense of place and identity. I will host seven tours and all are free. There is no booking required bar the one for Cork City Hall for Cork Heritage Open Day”.

Kieran’s National Heritage Week 

All tours are free.

Saturday 13 August 2022, A Tour of Cork City Hall as part of Cork Heritage Open Day, 10am, meet at entrance at Anglesea Street entrance (90 minutes, booking required from 3 August at Cork Heritage Open Day website with Cork City Council).

Sunday 14 August 2022, Cork Through the Ages, An Introduction to the Historical Development of Cork City; meet at the National Monument, Grand Parade, 6.30pm (2 hours, no booking required). 

Monday 15 August 2022, Shandon Historical Walking Tour; explore Cork’s most historic quarter; meet at North Main Street/ Adelaide Street Square, opp. Cork Volunteer Centre, 6.30pm (2 hours, no booking required).  

Tuesday 16 August 2022, The Northern Ridge – St Patrick’s Hill to MacCurtain Street; Historical walking tour of the area around St Patrick’s Hill – Old Youghal Road to McCurtain Street; meet on the Green at Audley Place, top of St Patrick’s Hill, 6.30pm (2 hours, no booking required; finishes on MacCurtain Street). 

Thursday 18 August 2022, Views from a Park – The Black Ash and Tramore Valley Park, historical walking tour in association with the KinShip Project; meet at Halfmoon Lane gate, 6.30pm (90 minutes; no booking required). 

Saturday 20 August 2022, Douglas and its History, historical walking tour in association with Douglas Tidy Towns; Discover the history of industry and the development of this historic village, meet in the carpark of Douglas Community Centre, 2pm (no booking required, circuit of village, finishes nearby). 

Sunday 21 August 2022, The Battle of Douglas, An Irish Civil War Story, historical walking tour, meet at carpark and entrance to Old Railway Line, Harty’s Quay, Rochestown; 2pm, (free, 2 hours, no booking required, finishes near Rochestown Road). 

Kieran’s Our City, Our Town, 28 July 2022

1161a. Michael Collins, 1922 from the Piaras Béaslaí Collection in National Library of Ireland, Dublin.
1161a. Michael Collins, 1922 from the Piaras Béaslaí Collection in National Library of Ireland, Dublin.

Kieran’s Our City, Our Town Article

Cork Independent, 28 July 2022

Journeys to a Free State: The Nation’s Death Knell

The build-up of Civil War action continued at pace across Ireland in late July 1922. A Cork Examiner editorial on 20 July 1922 reported on the isolation of the South of Ireland owing to the stoppage of telegraphic communication with Dublin, Northern Ireland, the Midlands. East and West Limerick, Waterford, and Britain. This had a knock-on effect of loss on businesses and their activities. The unsettled situation is also reflected in the accounts of the Cork Harbour Board, and the returns of tonnage dues and harbour dues showed in one week in late July a fall of over £1,600.

The dislocation of the services of the Great Southern and Western Railway was also considerable, and goods and passenger traffic were very much curtailed. On the main line, no trains ran beyond Limerick Junction and no trains connecting Waterford and Limerick were possible. The Limerick to Kerry service was only open to Newcastle West and on the Cork to Rosslare line no train ran beyond Dungarvan.

The Cork Examiner editorial reported of the economic fall-out: “No country could keep its head over water in conditions such as these, which now exist in the South of Ireland, and one needs not be a pessimist to regard the present situation and the results that must inevitably accrue from it as being extremely grave. Poverty is already widespread in Cork City because men willing to work cannot procure it. Even the American tourists who reached the South during the weekend and have been unable to reach their destination are clearing out of Ireland as rapidly as possible. The whole situation is indeed, appalling, and sufficient to cause the utmost misgivings as to the future”.

Calls for peace were ongoing. A public meeting of the women electors of Cork City was held in City Courthouse on the evening of 1 August 1922 for the purpose of supporting the demand for the cessation of civil war in the country. The attendance was small and a Mrs Leader presided over the proceedings. The Chair said the women of Cork were anxious that the hostilities throughout their country should cease. She intended to submit a resolution to the meeting, and if it were passed, to have it forwarded to Dáil Éireann. If it was considered necessary, they could hold a public meeting at a future date.

Part of the resolution, Mrs Leader proposed, focused on the lack of a public mandate for civil war. She commented: “We the mothers of the men and boys in conflict, and the women electors of Cork in meeting here assembled, resolve and demand that our Leaders call an immediate cessation of Civil War. The Irish people gave no gave no mandate for civil war and we hold that no individual despot should assume the right to proclaim war. Is civil war the fulfilment of your joint promise of a ‘Triumph for the Irish Nation’. We say it is the Nation’s Death Knell. The Triumph of the enemy”.

The resolution continued: “We demand that the Leaders on both sides shall meet in legislation and devise means of obtaining the concessions necessary for a satisfactory settlement. The Republican Army was Ireland’s best asset during the fight for Independence. The men and boys of the Free State troops fought side by side with them for the same noble cause. They joined the Free State to protect us from foreign invasion, not for civil war. Are they all to be now unwillingly plunged into continuance of present fratricidal massacre? We, the mothers, must now assert authority over our men and boys, the mainstay of our homes and country. Our claim and right to do so is privileged beyond that of obdurate Leaders”.

The resolution concluded by calling for: “We therefore call on and entreat our noble Irish sons and brothers in conflict on both sides to simultaneously lay down arms and thus end this cruel conflict, forced upon you and which is bringing mourning and desolation into your homes. We willingly gave you to fight the British foe, but the slaughter of one another, owing to the enemy and lack of statesmanship of leaders is only completing the object which the enemy failed to accomplish”.

       The People’s Rights Association (an assembly, which arose out of a public meeting at the Cork Harbour Commissioner Offices on 17 July) met local TDs in the Cork Harbour Board offices. They had adopted resolutions, which called on the Speaker of Dáil Eireann to summon meetings of the Second and Third Dáil asking for an armistice to the ongoing civil war erupting across the country. They sent a deputation to Dáil Éireann and representations were sent to the General Headquarters of the Republican forces.

In response, Michael Collins wrote to them outlining his extant position that he would not back down from action until the Republican forces did. On 7 August 1922, his letter was published in the Cork Examiner; “As the Army is concerned, I am obeying the orders of the Government, and all the general staff and soldiers of the army are merely carrying out the instructions given in accordance with such orders. The Government have made it fully clear that its desire is to secure obedience to the proper authority. When an expression of such obedience comes from the Republican leaders, I take it there will no longer be any necessity for armed conflict. When the Republicans – leaders and men – see fit to obey the wishes of the people, as expressed through their elected representatives; when they will give up their arms and cease their depredations on the persons and property of Irish citizens, then there will be no longer need for hostilities”.


1161a. Michael Collins, 1922 from the Piaras Béaslaí Collection in National Library of Ireland, Dublin.

South East Bus Connects Corridors with the National Transport Authority, 26 July 2022

Maryborough Hill to City through Douglas Road and High Street:

Mahon to the City through Skehard Road and Boreenmanna Road:

Kinsale Road to Douglas through Grange Road and Shamrock Lawn area, and including The Mangala Bridge Project (p.46):

View the Mangala Bridge Proposal:

Well Road Bus Corridor Proposals, pages 50, 51 & 52:

How to find out more and have your say:

Public information events, hosted by the National Transport Authority on the proposed bus corridors, are on Wednesday 27 July 2pm -7pm and on Thursday 28 July 9am – 2pm at Nemo Rangers GAA Club. It is crucial affected residents attend the public information events and put forward comments and/or concerns, and send in submissions to the consultation process.

The NTA will be holding a series of Community Forums beginning on Monday, 12th September 2022. Further information will be posted on the Bus Connect website in the coming weeks. To register your interest for these Community Forums, please email with your name, Community, Residents or Special Interest Group and the Sustainable Transport Corridor of interest.

For further information on BusConnects Cork, please visit: To review the STC proposals in detail, and to have your say, please visit:

The closing date for receipt of first round submissions is Monday, 3 October 2022.

Well Road Bus Connects Project, 24 July 2022

In the last few days, the National Transport Authority flyered homes along Well Road outlining the proposed Bus Connects corridor route.

A handful of people have been in contact with me noting that they heard of the information being delivered but did not get the information. If you have not received the material, please email me or contact me by phone at phone at 087 655 3389.

The main website is and the Well Road plans are contained under proposed Bus Corridor K, Kinsale Road to Douglas under pages 50-52.

The current draft plan contains very dramatic interventions to widen Well Road such as compulsory purchase orders – please note the draft proposal of taking up and over 2m from a large number of front gardens on Well Road.

The proposals are being led by the National Transport Authority, whose planning authority will be An Bord Pleanála.

In otherwords, the plans will not be formally voted in the City Council chamber. It is my personal view that such a removal of local decision making processes is to be deplored.

A number of residents have been already in contact with me so far and are very upset by the proposed changes. If residents have questions or comments, I can still field them in the City Council Chamber or at the Roads Strategic Policy Committee meetings. My contact details are above.

Public information events, hosted by the National Transport Authority on the proposed bus corridors, are on Wednesday 27 July 2pm -7pm and on Thursday 28 July 9am – 2pm at Nemo Rangers GAA Club. It is crucial affected residents attend the public information events and put forward comments and/or concerns, and send in submissions to the consultation process.

The Mangala Bridge Proposal, Public Meeting No.2, Friday 22 July, 6.30pm

Site of Mangala Bridge Proposal by the NTA (picture: Kieran McCarthy)
Site of Mangala Bridge Proposal by the NTA (picture: Kieran McCarthy)

As noted in my flyer to houses in Donnybrook and in (some of- photocopying issues!) my Maryborough Woods flyers this week, I note I will host another Q & A meeting on Friday 22 July 2022, 6.30pm, Ballybrack Woods.

The meeting is on the flat green area by the stream at the proposed site of the bridge, next to the central tree in the picture.

Last week’s meeting was targeted at the social media market but I got alots of emails and calls during the week recommending another meeting for those not on social media.

So Many thanks to the flyering team yesterday and today. Over 1500 houses were flyered. We put in alot of steps 🙂And there may be people on social media who missed the meeting last Friday, are seeing this, and want to attend 🙂

But if you are concerned and are up to speed with the bridge proposal, don’t leave your submission to someone else.

It doesn’t have to be an epic submission, but why the woods is important to you.Make your submission here:

We Can and we Will stop this together.#saveballybrackwoods#savethemangalaView the scale of the Mangala bridge proposal and what it impacts here,

My thanks as well to all those I met last evening at the public meeting on Boreenmanna Road, and the calls and emails that came into from the Shamrock Lawn area today.

Kieran’s Our City, Our Town, 21 July 2022

Kieran’s Our City, Our Town Article,

Cork Independent, 21 July 2022

Mother Jones Festival 2022

The 2022 Mother Jones festival and summer school in Shandon– the eleventh annual festival – will take place from Thursday 28 July to Saturday 30 July. It is dedicated to the memory of Mary Harris/Mother Jones and to inspirational people everywhere who fight for social justice. The website for all the details of the event is at

The Cork Mother Jones Committee have assembled over 20 events ranging from talks and lively discussions, to walks and exhibitions, to presentations of awards and toasts as well as singing, poetry and music. They are working closely with their sponsors Cork City Council, the SIPTU trade union, the ASTI Trade union and IFUT. With their assistance, it is possible to maintain the festival free and open to all.

Highlights for 2022 will include the screening of the Shandon Area History Group/Frameworks Films documentary ‘Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times’ at the Dance Cork Firkin Crane Theatre on Friday evening, 29 July. 

Of special interest this year will be the visit of Antoinette Keegan, whose two sisters Mary and Martina died in the Stardust Fire tragedy in 1981.  Christine her mother and John her father were instrumental in establishing the campaign of the Stardust Victims to seek justice for their loved ones over the past 40 years.  Antoinette was will be presented with the 2020 Spirit of Mother Jones Award in person on Friday afternoon 29 July at 3pm. The festival committee hopes that the people of Cork will come along and show their support to the victims and survivors of the Stardust tragedy in their efforts to attain justice.

The Cork Mother Jones Commemorative committee was established in 2012 to mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris / Mother Jones (1837-1930)  in Cork. After a highly successful festival marking that anniversary it was decided to make the festival an annual event marking the life and legacy of Mother Jones. Although famous in other parts of the world, especially in the United States of America where she was once labelled “the most dangerous woman in America”, Cork born Mary Jones (née Harris) – or Mother Jones as she is perhaps more widely known – was virtually unknown and not recognised as yet in her native city.  The festivals and activities of this committee have changed that and now the name of Mother Jones is better known in Cork and beyond.

The Cork Mother Jones Commemorative Committee, in conjunction with Cork City Council commissioned Cork Sculptor Mike Wilkins to create a limestone plaque to honour Mother Jones in the Shandon area of the city, near her birthplace.  This plaque was erected near the famous Cork Butter Market and was unveiled on 1 August 2012 which was the 175th Anniversary of her baptism in the North Cathedral. 

Mary’s parents were Ellen Cotter, a native of Inchigeela and Richard Harris from Cork city. Few details of her early life in Cork have been uncovered to date, though it is thought by some that she was born on Blarney Street and may have attended the North Presentation Schools nearby.  She and her family emigrated to Canada soon after the Famine, probably in the early 1850s. Later in the United States, after tragic deaths of her husband George Jones and their four children, she became involved in the struggle for basic rights for workers and children’s rights, leading from the front, often in a militant fashion.

Mary is best known for her fiery speeches against the exploitation of miners; she was utterly fearless, travelling all over America to defend workers and their families.  Mother Jones was one of the best and most active union organizers ever seen in America. She became a legend among the coalminers of West Virginia and Pennsylvania; Mother Jones was fearless and faced down the guns and court threats of the mine bosses. In 1905 she was the only woman to attend the inaugural meeting of the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies).

Later Mary became an organiser for the Socialist Party and continued her defence of workers in industrial disputes across America. She was arrested and jailed in West Virginia for her activities during the Paint Creek, Cabin Creek strikes, but later released following large demonstrations of her supporters. Between 1912 and 1914 she was involved in the “coal wars” of Colorado which led to the infamous Ludlow Massacre, where 19 miners and members of their families were killed. She was imprisoned many times but always released quickly due to huge local support for her activities.

Described as “the most dangerous woman in America”, her cry of “Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living” still resonates through history! Her autobiography was published in 1925. She passed away at the age of 93 in 1930 and is buried at Mount Olive Union cemetery in Illinois, where a museum will be erected to her memory shortly. When she died in 1930, she was a legend in her adopted land.  A magazine (Mother Jones) is still published to this day, along with dozens of books and countless references in US Labour History.  She certainly can claim to be the most famous Cork woman in the history of the United States of America.

See for more on the Mother Jones Festival 2022 across venues in the Shandon area.


1160a. Photo of Mother Jones, 1920s (source: Library of Congress, USA).

Bus Connects Project, Boreenmanna Road, 20 July 2022

A long few hours back on the road again the last few days – this time flyering houses and meeting a good few residents along and off Boreenmanna Road – highlighting the impact of the National Transport Authority Bus Connects project there.

I will host a meeting of local residents who have queries – on the wide pedestrian space as Crab Lane meets Boreenmanna Road on this Wednesday evening, 20 July, 7pm.

Spread the word.

To all residents of Boreenmanna Road be aware of:

– Multiple draft compulsory purchase order proposals of parts of front gardens being proposed- Removal of over 190 on street car spaces

– Destruction of the complete tree corridor line, over 280 trees

– Widening of Boreenmanna Road to host bus lanes, car lanes and bicycle lanes

– as well as a proposal for land to be taken from Ballinlough Community Park

The Full set of draft plans for Boreenmanna Road are available here:…/STC-J-Mahon-to-City-20.06.22…

Please attend the public information events, hosted by the National Transport Authority to voice concerns on the proposed bus corridors including Boreenmanna Road, which are on Wednesday 27 July, 2pm to 7pm and on Thursday 28 July, 9am-2pm at Nemo Rangers GAA Club.

Most of all Please Please Please make a submission on the Bus Connects Cork website,

Any questions message me or give me an email at

Boreenmanna Road Tree Corridor, July 2022 (picture: Kieran McCarthy)
Boreenmanna Road Tree Corridor, July 2022 (picture: Kieran McCarthy)

Cllr McCarthy: Shock and Anger at Environmental Vandalism Proposal, 15 July 2022:

Cllr Kieran McCarthy at Ballybrack Woods, Douglas, July 2022
Cllr Kieran McCarthy at Ballybrack Woods, Douglas, July 2022

“A shocking act of environmental vandalism” is how Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy has described the proposal by the National Transport Authority to place a 20 metre wide bridge to facilitate bus and cars over Ballybrack Woods from Donnybrook Hill to Maryborough Woods as part of the Grange to Douglas Bus Corridor.

To view the plans, log onto

Cllr McCarthy noted: “This is a shocking act of environmental vandalism. Yes there is a need to improve the nature of public transport in the city and in the south east of the city but not at the expense of demolishing half a woodland to do it”. “One just can’t have one climate action agenda dominating over a dozen other climate action priorities. They are all important. In this case, it is literally being proposed, amongst other concepts to eliminate the last green lungs of Douglas, to seriously interfere with a biodiversity corridor, and to remove a significant site of enormous health and well-being added value from its surrounding communities”.

“What is also shocking and very disappointing coming from the NTA is the downplaying of a such a removal of urban forestry. Their proposal is hidden away in its series of online bus corridors map proposals, which require the citizen to have a detailed knowledge of map reading and ready access to their own measuring tape”. “The consultation and info sessions are taking place during July when people are away on holidays and people are just beginning to feel freedom post a very tough two years of COIVD”.

“The communication to local communities of the detail of proposals has been shocking and instead of leading to support from communities or encouraging support for change have led directly and certainly led to fear, anger, grief, panic and sadness amongst my constituents. Supposed partnership has turned into a battleship”. “At this moment in time I have no confidence at all in the NTA to deliver the Cork Bus Connects programme that will enhance the city’ public transport in a sustainable and inclusive way”, concluded Cllr Kieran McCarthy.

NTA Bridge Proposal, Ballybrack proposal, July 2022
NTA Bridge Proposal, Ballybrack proposal, July 2022

Kieran’s Our City, Our Town, 14 July 2022

1159a. National Army snipers, Henry Street Dublin, July 1922 (source: National Library, Dublin).
1159a. National Army snipers, Henry Street Dublin, July 1922 (source: National Library, Dublin).

Kieran’s Our City, Our Town Article,

Cork Independent, 14 July 2022

Journeys to a Free State: Calls for Peace

On 17 July 1922 at 12noon a peace conference was summoned at the request of the chairman Frank Daly of the Cork Harbour Commissioners. It was one of the most influential and representative meetings held in Cork for a considerable time. Resolutions were passed demanding a cessation of hostilities across the country and calling upon Dáil Éireann to meet.

Frank Daly, who presided over the meeting was joined by local members of urban district councils from Cobh to Bantry to Mallow, representatives of the city’s two chambers of commerce, from the city’s Corn Market, Board of Guardians and other influential figures from over 45 public bodies in Cork City and County. Frank Daly read a resolution; “Faced with the appalling prospect of a prolonged civil war, with all its moral, national and commercial consequences, and in view of the uncertainty of the political basis and constitutional implications of such strife, we hereby call upon the authorities in Dublin to arrange for an immediate armistice and a conference with their fellow-Irishmen in the South of Ireland”.

Frank outlined that the meeting was a thoroughly representative one. There was no doubt he observed that it was a love of country that brought people to the meeting. He noted: “The situation, as you know, is an extremely grave one, and the future presents an appalling prospect. The outlook is such that all good Irishmen are really heart-broken, and little wonder when they see their country in the actual process of self-destruction, and when they see their loyal comrades and brothers-in-arms of but yesterday engaged in deadly strife. And for what purpose?”

Frank continued to be fearful of the impact of destruction; “In plain, cold simple language the continuation of the fratricidal strife can only mean devastation, destruction and desolation. If this awful struggle continues our fair province of Munster will be, by Irishmen, ravaged, ruined and laid waste. Our own city of Cork, of which we are justly proud, will if this struggle continues, be undoubtedly reduced to ashes, and we may hear at any moment that Waterford is ablaze and that the ancient city of Limerick is by modern artillery blotted out, and the destruction of Clonmel, Tipperary and Tralee will be only a matter of time”.

Frank called for Dáil Éireann to assemble, to call for an armistice and for a stable government to be formed. His resolutions containing the latter calls were to be sent to the press, government, the Chief of Staff and every member of Dáil Éireann. In his conclusions he hoped that in the discussion each and every person would as far as possible, avoid taking the party view of the situation and deal with it from what was best for Ireland.

Mr George Nason, President of the Cork District Trade’s Council, spoke second and called for a truce immediately. He was interested in representing the most unfortunate people in the country, and noted: “What was going on between the contending parties was putting their women and children into a state of starvation. The Labour Party was trying to take similar steps to those suggested at that meeting. We are not saying that the Free Staters were right or that the Republicans were right, but we say both are wrong in acting as they are now. These men on both sides had fought loyally up to quite recently side by side. The greater portion of the armies are of the working class and it was sorrowful and deplorable that the city of Dublin was today almost reduced to ashes, the finest buildings being levelled to the ground, and who is going to pay for damage, which is being done by Irishmen to their own country”.

Sir John Scott, an elder councillor of Cork City Council called for the new government to meet; “We are all anxious that peace and prosperity should come to their land. Business was paralysed. Starvation was coming, and ruin would be soon amongst them”.

Cllr Barry Egan stood up and observed that there was truth and a certain amount of justice on both sides, and he wanted to call these people together. He noted; “let them not to forget once and for all the opinions were not principles. There were only the ten commandments. They were the only principles he knew of, and it was time that those principles should prevail”.

Liam De Róiste TD stood up to speak and noted that he was there is a listening capacity. He commented on the use of guns across the emerging civil war; “If this rule of men with guns against unarmed men continues, there is an end to all Christian civilisation in this day…if they were going to have liberty in the country, liberty of the individual to live his life as he can or may, if we are going to have political liberty in the country, or economic liberty it must be by the whole people of Ireland recognising, every section recognising that progress must be upon constitutional lines within Ireland itself. The fight against the armed aggression of England was justifiable and would be justifiable any time. But a war between Irishmen themselves is, in my view and conscience, not justifiable”.  

Seven other speakers spoke including Robert Day TD. There were minor amendments to Frank Daly’s original resolutions but all were sent to the agreed list of recipients. There was also a provisional committee for peace set up, which drew from interested attendees.


1159a. National Army snipers, Henry Street Dublin, July 1922 (source: National Library, Dublin).

Kieran’s Upcoming July Tour:

Saturday 16 July 2022, The Battle of Douglas, An Irish Civil War Story, historical walking tour with Kieran, from carpark and entrance to Old Railway Line, Harty’s Quay, Rochestown; 2pm, (free, 2 hours, finishes near Rochestown Road).

Bus Connects Project – The Mangala Bridge Proposal or Aka the Madness of Destroying Ballybrack Woods, 9 July 2022

After spending a few days getting into the depth of the vast and very upsetting CPO proposals for Douglas Road and Maryborough Hill, Ballybrack Woods bridge proposal has been the next on my list. This is the absolute worst anti environment proposal to hit a Cork suburb in decades.

The proposal as part of the National Transport Authority led Bus Connects project proposes to erect a 20m wide bridge for cars and buses over the green space in this embedded short snippet film from Donnybrook Hill to the Carrigaline Road taking out huge sections of Ballybrack Woods plus the widening of Carrigaline Road takes out a wide range of woodland paths.

I have put together a 4 minute piece showcasing the wider pieces of destruction in the woods. It goes through the proposal; the link is here,

I know how much this space is cherished by the local population.P.46 of the Kinsale Road to Douglas proposed bus corridor has the proposed bridge development,…/STC-K-Kinsale-Road-to-Douglas…

Please attend the public information events, hosted by the National Transport Authority to voice concerns on the proposed bus corridors including the Mangala development, which are on Wednesday 27 July, 2pm to 7pm and on Thursday 28 July, 9am-2pm at Nemo Rangers GAA Club. Most of all Please Please Please make a submission on the Bus Connects Cork website,

I will also attend on next Friday, 15 July at 6.30pm-7pm at the green space in this short video giving out the map section of the proposed bridge development and if anyone has questions or wants a copy of the map in the meantime please email me at

This madness needs to be stopped – Please, Please, Please #SaveBallybrackWoods.