A commemoration to remember all those who died when the Lusitania was sunk by a torpedo off the Cork coast in 1915 will be held on Sunday 5th August at 11.15 am. The ceremony co-incides with the visit of the Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth and will be led by Commodore Rynd, Master, Queen Elizabeth at the Lusitania Peace Memorial in Casement Square. St. Colman’s Pipe Band and the O.N.E. will play pivotal roles in the ceremonies. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
The sixth annual Barrack Hill Ball Roll will take place on Monday August 6th at 4 pm. This is a lottery like no other where thousands and thousands of coloured numbered balls cascade and bounce down the steepest hill in Cobh – West View. This is a fundraiser in aid of the Head and Neck Oncology unit of the South Infirmary Hospital and Brainwave Ireland. Balls are on sale in local shops at €2 each and on the day. There are cash prizes for the first four balls that pass the finish line.
The hugely entertaining Big Ball Uphill challenge will take place before the main event, where teams of three will have to roll a big exercise ball UP THE HILL in a relay. There is an entry fee of €10 per team and entries can be made by contacting Jim on 086 0854720.