Ballydehob Community Council Newsletter

ISSUE : December 2010

We come to the last newsletter of 2010 and they say heading into another spell of cold frosty arctic weather once again. Cork County Council workers did very well keeping the village and main roads passable for the most part in the last spell of bad weather. Ballydehob Area Community Council played its part in contacting Cork County Council for the provision of grit for the village’s secondary roads. We hope that the next spell of arctic weather won’t inconvenience people too much and that people will keep an eye out for their elderly neighbours.

We would like to thank Jimmy Donegan, Gerard O’ Driscoll and Dan Collins for erecting all the Christmas trees throughout the village and the crib which all contributes to the festive spirit. On this Sunday December 19th at 3.30 p.m. Santa will arrive at the crib with lots of pressie’s for all the children. This will be followed by the official turning on of the Christmas tree lights. We hope to see you all there.

On that note I on behalf of the Ballydehob Area Community Council Ltd would like to wish you all a very Happy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Martin Swanton. Chairperson. BCC.

Thought for the Month: At Christmas, all roads lead home.

Ballydehob Community Council Weekly Private Lotto Draw:
Last draw 11/12/10 No Winner no.’s were 6, 11 & 30. €50 Joe O’ Regan, €40 Pat O’ Driscoll, €30 Peg O’ Regan, €25 Alan Seymour, €25 Mike Watkins. Next draw on Saturday 18th December. Jackpot is €2,400 and the draw takes place in Rosie’s.

Winner of the Christmas hamper Bridie Healy c/o Bunratty Inn, hamper kindly sponsored by Field’s Skibbereen. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the running of our weekly lotto draws without which it would be impossible.

Christmas Recipes Ideas:

Mulled wine Serves 10-12
- 3 Bottles of red wine
- 2 Oranges, zest peeled with a peeler and then juiced
- 2 Lemons, zest peeled with a peeler
- 2, Vanilla Pods .Split down centre
- 2 Cinnamon Stick
- 900 g caster sugar
- 6 cloves.(Can be studded into orange centre and left to soak in mix)
- 1 Ltr of water and orange juice mix
- 2 Schwatz mulled wine bags (optional)

Simply chuck everything into a saucepan and bring it to the boil over a medium heat but DO NOT let it boil. Leave to infuse for 10 mins and serve warm. This quantity makes a lot and is nice when bottled and given as gifts.

Sweet Kir Royale Serves 6
- 6tbsp Crème de Cassis
- 6 brown sugar Cubed
- 1 bottle of Champagne or Sparkling wine

Place tbsp of Crème de cassis in bottle of champagne glass along with the brown sugar cube.
Open Champagne carefully and pour it into the glasses. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Garibaldi Biscuits
Hi bakers, and biscuit lovers, here is a recipe for those old fashioned Garibaldi Biscuits:

- 4ozs plain flour and half tsp baking powder
- 1oz trex (modern equivalent cookeen)
- 1oz sugar
- quarter level tsp salt
- 2 tbs milk
- 2ozs chopped currants

Sift all dry ingredients together and add cookeen and milk. Mix to a smooth dough. Roll out to about an eighth of inch in thickness and cut down centre in other words roll out and cut piece in half; spread currants on one half press down gently and cover with other half, press genglt together, bake for 15mins at 375f, or gas mark 5. Then hope for the best!

Official Lighting of Christmas Tree: The Community Council invites you & your Family to the switch-on of the Christmas Lights on Sunday 19th December from 3:30pm, music by Ann Redmond & Friends. Santa will arrive and chat with the Children before turning on the Lights. Hope to see you all there.

Community Carol Service: is taking place on this Sunday 19th December @ 6:45pm for the blessing of the Crib followed by Carols by pupils from Scoil Bhríde & St. Matthias schools. Refreshments are being served in the Youth Centre and then on to St. Brigid’s church for the annual service @ 8pm. All are welcome.

Christmas Carols: Pupils from Scoil Bhríde will host their 6th Annual carol singing around Ballydehob on Monday 20th December from 5pm.Monies collected will be donated to a local worthy cause.

Ballydehob Community Care Christmas Dinner: has been rescheduled for Sunday 2nd January in the Community Hall. Tickets are still on sale for this worthy cause please support, lots of spot prizes to be won, draw takes place on the day.

Ballydehob Charity Shop: last day for charity shop for 2010 is Saturday 18th December, charity shop will re-open on Thursday 27th January 2011 @ 11am. Ballydehob Hall Committee would like to take this opportunity to Thank everyone involved in the running of the Charity Shop, all volunteers, donators and customers. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Safe & Healthy New Year. See you all in 2011.

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Genuine old Pitch Pine Dresser, probably country piece. Total Height 84″, Width 62″,Top Half – Height 48″, Depth 9″, Bottom Half – Height 36″, Depth 16″ NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED. MUST SELL.
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