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Last Sunday’s Parade
Last Sunday’s eleventh annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was the great success we all hoped for. The hard working committee’s efforts paid off in every detail, and even the weather held up reasonably well. The usual huge crowd packed the streets, and the usual large number of walking groups, floats and vehicles took part. Pride of place this year went to the Irish Army, with some very impressive vehicles being driven and manned by local members of the defence forces, and the military display which followed the parade, in the GAA field, was a really popular and innovative idea this year. 2019 also saw the first ‘grand marshals’ of the Cappoquin parade, and both did a wonderful job.

Waterford Older People’s Council
This new council is being established in the city and county of Waterford to ensure that people over 50 are treated with respect and dignity and have access to essential services and supports, including the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives. A number of meetings are being held around the county in the coming weeks, to discuss the formation of a Waterford Older People’s Council, and we have been advised that the nearest one to Cappoquin will be held at Lismore Heritage Centre on Tuesday, March 26th next, between 12 noon and 1.30 PM. There is an open invitation to anyone who wants to get involved or find out more about this important new initiative, and light refreshments will also be served on the day.

This Week’s Photo
Another blast from the past this week, with a still from during the shooting of the BBC’s drama, ‘One of Ourselves’ in Cappoquin during the mid-1980s. Pictured here are the legendary actor Cyril Cusack, and Cappoquin’s own Stephen Mason who played the central role of ‘John Joe’ in the drama. In fact, the original William Trevor story which inspired the film was called ‘An Evening with John Joe Dempsey’. It looks like the two are just shooting the breeze while resting at Uniacke’s house in Lower Main Street, looking at the brickwork behind them, but I am open to contradiction on that.

While we have shown the film in town previously during a carnival some years ago, people will be glad to know that it is accessible in full on You Tube too, thanks to Michael Bermingham, just by searching for ‘One of Ourselves’ or using the address if you prefer.


Cusack and Mason






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