Clothes Recycling

Schull & District Community Council have undertaken an innovative initiative where unwanted clothing and textiles can now be recycled.

  • The clothing bank is situated in a container behind the old boys’ national school.
  • Bags of textiles unsuitable for resale may be left outside the container for collection and storage by members of the community council.
  • The clothing will be sold to a company called “eco environmental”.
  • Clothing suitable for resale as distinct from textiles for recycling should be brought to the Little Way charity shop.
  • All profits made from the clothing bank will be used to fund community projects.

An environmentally friendly way to help your community

 *This initiative runs with the co-operation of Nellie Cotter and the Little Way charity shop.



This week’s Winners – R3

The fortnightly draw for Schull & District Community Council took place in the Credit Union today April 8th.

1st prize –  Paula Collins Voucher for Eurospar

2nd prize – Breda O’Regan Voucher for Bunratty

3rd prize –  Daniel Morgan  Voucher for Barnett’s Drapery

4th prize –  Aine Barry  Pottery.

Please support this important draw.  €2.00 per line  €5.00 for 3 lines.  This is to fund a defibrillator for Main Street Schull. Tickets available at the Little Way Charity Shop.  Prizes sponsored  by the Little Way.


This week’s Winners – R2

The draw took place again today on Friday March 25th in Ellens Restaurant.  The Prize winners are as follows:

1st Olivia Cotter €30.00 Voucher for Chapter One

2nd Mary Logan €30.00 Voucher for Hegarty Butchers

3rd Paul O’Regan €30.00 Voucher for Ellens

4th Prize Gretta Leahy piece of pottery


St. Patrick’s Day Videos



Irish Dancing


St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pictures

Our St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a great success!

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Afternoon Tea Dance

 Enjoy a real fun evening …….


St. Patrick returned

March 17th is celebrated all around the world as being the feast day of the Patron Saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day parades in Ireland are a wonderful opportunity for the family to go out and savour the colourful processions, celebrate our Irishness and best of all have  good fun !

Our first St. Patrick’s Day parade in Schull was a huge success and the feedback from people has been very positive. It was wonderful to see the huge local effort put into the organisation and running of the event. From the tiny tots to the elderly, there was something for everyone. Hundreds of people turned out to watch and the Grand Marshal for this year was Sister Gabriel. Floats, street performers and marchers temporarily took over the Main St. and created a bit of magic.

Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this a special day.

The Parade line up, ably managed by Angela O’Callaghan & Mary O’Driscoll stretched from the East end of the village all the way back to Cadogans strand.

What a magnificent sight to see rescue boats, sail & rowing boats, horses, black sheep, vintage tractors pulling  mobile pubs and hairdressers with “cutting in progress”, footballers, Soccer players, Drama queens & Film squids, Girl Guides, Brownies,  Children, Parents and buggies all walk with a great sense of community & pride through Schull.The parade was led by by Community Councillors Kevin Kelleher & Mary O’Driscoll Murphy along with Grand Marshall Sr.Gabriel Sweeney & Donal McSweeney as St.Patrick.

John O’Callaghan was a superb MC for the day.

David Hayes & Mick O’Callaghan entertained everyone with a host of Irish tunes.

Aisling O’Donovan, Caoilainn O’Regan, Julie O’Sullivan & Elizabeth O’Sullivan danced a lovely 4 hand reel.

Dignitaries for the day included Fr. Alan O’Leary, Rev. Hilary Wakeman, Paddy Sheehan (Retired T.D), & Francis Sheehan.

Imaginations are already springing into action for the 2012 St. Patricks Day Parade.

This community event was hosted by the Schull & District Community Council in conjunction with the St.Patrick’s Day Sub-Committee Ellen Logan, Angela O’Callaghan, Mary O’ Driscoll & Carmel O’Regan.

The committee would like to thank all who helped in making this day a great success especially the Traffic Marshalls, Garda John Dowling & Sgt, Ger Prenderville.

St.Patrick’s Day Best Dressed Window Competition Prize winners as follows

1st The Little Way Charity Shop

2nd Divecology

3rd Enibas


This Week’s WINNER!!

MARK COTTER was the big winner this week!

The first of the fortnightly draws took place on Friday last 11th March at the Little Way Charity Shop. This draw is to fund a defibrillator for the Main St. in Schull. The prizes were kindly donated by The Little Way.

1st Prize  Mark Cotter
2nd Prize  laura McCarthy
3rd Prize  Breda O’Regan
4th Prize  Adrienne Bray


Main Street update

A meeting was held with Mr Billy Horgan of Cork County Council regarding the future plans of Main Street Schull. The Information we received was that there is a change of plan due to the large number of objections received. The situation as it stands now is to simply resurface Main Street and fix some of the broken and cracked footpaths.

The works will commence in early May, just after the bank holiday weekend.

We would ask everyone to assist the County Council with this matter.


St. Patrick’s day news

Schull 2011 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Schull & District Community Council are hosting the St.Patrick’s Day Parade in Schull on Thursday March 17th 2011.

Schull St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011 Grand Marshall is Sr.Gabriel Sweeney

Guest of honour – Retired Cork South West T.D. Paddy Sheehan Goleen

Master of Ceremonies – John O’Callaghan, Colla.

 Children’s Face painting available in the Parish Hall from 12 noon

1.30 pm Music by local musicians on viewing stand before the parade.

1.45 pm Parade assembling outside Garda Station

Parade Start time 2pm –  after the Parade at 5pm there will be dancing, music, scriocht & craic in the Parish Hall hosted by Schull Parish Assembly.

Please come & enjoy what promises to be a great day out for all the community

To help in the smooth running of this community event, Please co-operate with the Road Marshals during the parade


Check St. Patrick’s Day Parade poster for full details