Sunday evening 29th October was a BIG EVENT day for CAHCS. A capacity crowd gathered in Coppeen for the launch of their 4th volume of their journal, ‘Coppeen – A Glimpse Of The Past’ Society chairman & book editor Colum Cronin welcomed the assembled crowd, which spilled out onto the outside area of An Caipín, Coppeen. Fortunately, the lovely weather was conducive to standing around! Colum gave a brief mention to each of the 48 articles in the almost 300-page publication which was printed by Inspire Design & Print, Skibbereen. (Thanks to Fintan O’Connell)
Colum acknowledged and thanked the many people who were involved in researching, writing, proof-reading etc. A number of appreciation pages to deceased members of the society were highlighted, remembering the lives and contributions of these individuals, namely Sam Kingston, Sean Hurley and Ned Barrett. The book is dedicated to the memory of Ned Barrett who was the founding President of the society. A book was presented to Mrs Theresa Barrett, widow of Ned, by current President, Mary Cross, along with a bouquet of flowers by Rose Cronin. Also a presentation was made to Therese Bourke/Barrett, proprietor of An Caipín, recognising the generosity of herself and her family in making their premises available for the regular use of CAHCS for their meetings and events. Special mention went to society member Michael Galvin for his highly valued help & guidance. Also to Kim O’Shea from Skibbereen, proof-reader for her efficient assistance.