Archive for category Bandon

Denis Lehane RIP – a natural kind of West Cork man

From my earliest years at home in Drimoleague my brothers and I slept under a ceiling of gloss-painted ceiling boards. That part of the house was added on in the 1950s when my father Sean was planning on getting married. His father, Jacky, had purchased the house and lands belonging to a neighbouring family who […]

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Is the Catholic Church getting noisy?

I was very conscious of noise last night as I tried to go to sleep. My TV viewing had already been vying with the thump-thump beat from a nearby house party — or maybe a garden party — over the hedge at a neighbour’s house. I’ve no idea what was being celebrated but it was […]

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Altar Society’s annual dinner

There’s a very strong tradition of an altar society associated with St. Patrick’s Church, Bandon. The current members had their annual dinner and social this evening at the Pink Elephant in Kilbrittain and I was a guest! The Altar Society tends to the adornment of the sanctuary and altar of the church, with special attention […]

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