The official launch night for this, our Parish Website, took place at the community centre lounge last night (10th Aug 2011) with a rousing thumbs up given to its unveiling. Chairman of the Community Council Seamus Geary spoke of the huge amount of work and research that went into the project and thanked the Newsletter & Website Committee for their effort in getting the site revamped and updated.
Our main sponsors of the website “East Cork Oil Ltd.” were represented by Con Ryan who was taken aback by the amount of information available to both residents and former parishoners and commented on the importance of keeping a link open to all parishoners and especially those who have gone abroad. Seamus thanked our other sponsors “McDonnell Bros Agricultural Suppliers” and urged people to support the businesses who were putting money into community ventures such as this. He then gave a mention to “Ballyvolane House” for their continued support to the locality and to “Ballinterry House” (the former home of Hurd Hatfield) who have only recently opened as a B+B in the area.We wish them well in their new venture.
A special presentation was made to Sinéad Hickey (chief cook and bottlewasher!!) for the time and effort put in to designing and upgrading the website. Sinéad then went on to explain the various new features and links to those present and stressed the importance of continually getting information and photos etc. onto the site to keep it updated and fresh. She urged people to use the new business directory and support local tradespeople/businesses and service providers in the local area. The night was rounded off with a pleasant cup of tea while watching the many old photographs in the “photo gallery” section. Thank you to all who attended the launch, for their support and enthusiasm.