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Christmas Cards and Calendars 2020

Our Christmas cards and calendars 2020 are out now!

We are very proud of our 2020 calendar, which features the photos and stories of some of the cats we have trapped during the year.  It costs €7 and would make an ideal stocking filler or gift to send abroad.

The stories featured are:

  • Back on Known Grounds in Medieval Youghal
  • Milking Time in Kilbrittain
  • The Ginger Dynasty (Cashel)
  • One Big Happy Family (Shanagarry)
  • The Longest Trapping (Clonmel)
  • A Busy Farm in Ballyhooly
  • The Numbers Game (White’s Cross)
  • Handsome Charlie from Tallow
  • Part of The Solution (Castlelyons)
  • Part of The Solution (Clonmel)
  • The Garden Assistants in Midleton
  • Hiding in the Straw (Burnfort)
  • In Memoriam featuring a gorgeous cat from Little Island

 

We would like to thank the following businesses who kindly sponsored it and helped us to make it possible:

Also to be thanked are the Friends of Community Cats Network who sponsored the months of December and January 2021:

 

We are very grateful to Katie McGroarty from Cobh who designed this gorgeous calendar and to Anna and Steph for helping with proofreading.

Our Christmas cards also feature cats and kittens that CCN have been involved with during the year.  You can find the story of each cat inside the card.

The pack of cards costs €5 and contains 6 cards with a different design on each.  There are three models to choose from.

Model 5 contains cards that were kindly designed by Katie McGroarty and feature the stories of of Daisy the little traveller from Cloyne, some new tenants in Killavullen, the Blarney cats who were spoilt by the lads, a large colony in Cappoquin helped with good will, a colony on a carpark in Clonmel and the petshop pussyfooter from Ballincollig.

Model 4 contains cards that were kindly designed by Katie McGroarty and feature the stories of Little Miss Greedy Guts (Clonmel), the Summer of Love (Waterfall), a large colony in Dungarvan, Bluebell and Sunflower from Charleville, a Carer with a Big Heart in Mallow and a Colony in Ballinacurra. **LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

Model 3 contains cards that were kindly designed by Axelle Rychembusch and feature the stories of a colony in Ardmore, Major Tom from Kilady, a large TNR project in Youghal, a young and beautiful Cork city cat, a well-cared for colony in Midleton and of some unusual customers in Mitchelstown. **LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

We will be happy to mail them to you (p&p to be added).  Contact us at communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com with your order and we will let you know how to proceed.  Don’t forget to visit our online shop for more gift ideas!

Alternatively, you can find them at the following businesses:

If you would like to help us by taking a box of cards and calendars in your business or at your office, please email communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com.

East Cork:

City and suburbs 

West Cork 

North Cork 

Waterford 

Tipperary 

Christmas Stalls

Food Appeal in Clonmel – 3/11/19

Our stock of wet food is running critically low in Clonmel. We would gratefully accept donations of wet food and tinned fish to help us feed ferals during their stay with us.

You can drop your donation and stop for a chat in Tesco, Clonmel on Sun 3 Nov from 2.30pm to 4pm. You can also drop your donation to Southview Vets.

Thank you for your support!

Contact 089 2546320

CCN’s 7th Birthday Celebrations

On April 27th, Community Cats Network will celebrate 7 years of helping cats! We invite you all to join us on our Facebook page for the celebrations from April 20th to 29th.

There will be some fun & free competitions organised by our cat trappers with lovely prizes to be won. We will also share memories from these past 7 years and remember some of the 6,000 cats we have helped.

And don’t forget to support our birthday appeal raffle to raise funds to help more cats! Ticket are €2 each, €5 for 3 lines or €10 for 8 lines and can be bought here.

Thanks for your support!

Birthday Appeal Raffle

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Food Collection – Clonmel – 31st March 19

Christmas/New Year Appeal Raffle 2019

As part of our Christmas/New Year appeal and in order to help us raise some much needed funds to neuter feral cats in county Cork, Community Cats Network have organised a raffle with some fantastic prizes kindly sponsored by local businesses and supporters.  The draw will take place on the 11th of January 2019 in Harty’s Pub in Cloyne.

Tickets are only €1 each or €5 for a book of 6 tickets, but by buying one, you could make a massive difference to the lives of feral cats. They can be bought online (books only), from Harty’s Pub in Cloyne, Ballycotton Post Office, Cloyne Veterinary Clinic, Midleton Veterinary Hospital or from one of our volunteers. If you would like to help us by taking some books of tickets to sell to friends, colleagues and family, please get in touch! Photo of your ticket(s) will be emailed to you when buying online. For alternative methods of payment, please email us at communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com.

Note that if collection of prize cannot be organised locally (county Cork), postage will be at your own charge.

Now, the prizes….

1st prize is a “Gourmet Trail” Voucher bundle of a value of €300. We are very grateful to the following businesses who have kindly sponsored vouchers: Diva Boutique Bakery Cafe & Deli in Ballinspittle, Pier 26 in Ballycotton, Harty’s in Cloyne, Blasta Wholefoods in Dungarvan, Bramley Lodge in Carrigtwohill, The Teerooms at Cobh Golf Club, Corbett Court in Kilworth, Praline Pastry shop and Cafe in Mitchelstown, 143 V in Lower Glanmire Rd in Cork, Hibernian Hotel in Mallow and Jam at Hanley’s in Cork.

Winner: Orla White from Cloyne

2nd prize is a portrait commission by artist Maureen Roe (Value €250)

Winner: Christy from Burncourt

3rd prize is a luxury dining gift set comprising Newgrange Living Florence candle holders, Galway Mystique bowl 10′, a pair of Galway Living Elegance Champagne flutes and a set of Yankee candles (value €150).

Winner: John Murphy from Ballyvolane, Cork

4rd prize is a Gold and Rainbow Tourmaline ring from the Genuine Gemstone Company kindly donated by one of our supporters (estimated value: €100).

Winner: Emily Hyde c/o Pauline Upper Glanmire

5th prize is a voucher for Dinner and Movie for two at the Montenotte Hotel and Cameo Cinema (Value: €70)

Winner: Bill Looby from Cahir

6th prize is an Aspect Skincare set kindly donated by a supporter (value: €70)

Winner: Eileen Doyle c/o Mags King

7th prize is an assorted pearl necklace and bracelet

Winner: Stephen Slattery from Gort, co Galway

8th prize is a set of two prints by Maureen Roe

Winner: Phil Shanahan from Thurles

9th prize is a €50 voucher from Elaine Hunt Holistic Therapist (Clonmel)

Winner: Nina Logar bought online

10th Prize is Handknitted Cat teddy kindly knitted and donated by Beryl Burgess

Winner: Una McCarthy from Cork

11th Prize is a Cat Hamper with a bag of treats and toys from Slinky’s in Mitchelstown, a scratching post and a cat bed

Winner: Tara Doocey from Dungourney

12th Prize is a framed drawing by Carol May Hardie

Winner: Dagmara Kalarus from Garryvoe

13th Prize is a bird feeder set

Winner: Kathy Buckley from Midleton

14th Prize is a fairy door hamper donated by Easons in Clonmel

Winner: Mary Murphy from ???

15th Prize is a €25 voucher from EB Nailbar in Mitchelstown

Winner: Jean Byrne from Clonmel

16th Prize is a Morlage & Yorke hand pamper gift set donated by Wilson’s Pharmacy in Ticknock, Cobh.

Winner: Eason in Clonmel c/o Maria

17th Prize is a scarf and bracelet donated by Diva Accessories in Mitchelstown

Winner: Phil Shanahan from Thurles

18th Prize is a pair of €10 vouchers donated by Lily Beauty in Bandon

Winner: Sinead Doyle from Clonmel

19th Prize is a complimentary pass for two for the Gate Cinemas.

Winner: Noel Noonan from Carrigtohill

20th Prize is a pair of passes for The Pilates Studio in Midleton

Winner: Pam Murphy from Mitchelstown

21st Prize is a KS Design Jewellery Brooch donated by Horan’s Health Store in Mitchelstown

Winner: Miss Cath c/o Em Cloyne

22nd Prize is a €15 voucher donated by 2 Shoes in Mitchelstown

Winner: Marie King from Mitchelstown

23rd Prize is a Guinness Book of Records 2018 donated by Easons in Clonmel

Winner: Aoibhinn Raethorne (unsure of spelling) from Clonmel

24th Prize is a Toy car

Winner: Aurelia Browne from Clonmel

We will also have In-House Prizes on the night (reserved to Harty’s patrons buying tickets in the pub).

In-House winners: K- Pat Wade, J- Ger Wall, I- Jay O’connell, H- Danny Liam Harty, G- Orla White, F- Orla White, E- Trish Archer, D- Pat Wade, C- Pat Wade, B- Niall Murphy and A- Carmel Harty.

We would like to thank all the businesses and supporters who have sponsored this raffle, as well as Harty’s Pub for hosting the draw.  A huge thank you goes out to all the supporters who have bought a ticket and to all the volunteers who have sourced prizes and sold tickets for us.

Tickets are only €1 each of €5 for a book of 6 and can be bought from one of our volunteers. They can also be bought online here (books only).   Photo of your tickets will be emailed to you when buying online. For alternative methods of payment, please email us at communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!

Garda permit issued by superintendent J. O’Connor in Midleton; District Serial Number: 80/2018

Every Little Helps for Clonmel Cats

We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities for the community fund in Tesco in Clonmel.

We have been operating our Trap-Neuter-Return scheme in the South Tipp area for nearly two years now thanks to the dedication of one volunteer. In 2017 only, near to 100 cats were helped in the area. However, we have found it very difficult to raise enough funds to support the overwhelming number of cats we have been made aware of and not many carers seem to be in a position to cover for the cost of neutering or willing to organise fundraisers. As a result, we have had to turn down some of the enquiries we have received.

Being one of the recipients of the Tesco community fund is a fantastic opportunity to raise some vital funds so that we can continue to help out cats (and their people) in the area. Please, consider popping to Tesco in Clonmel to support the cause by putting your blue tokens in the CCN urn. You can also get in touch with ccntipp@gmail.com for more information.

Auction at AnyLittleThings

We recently put up an appeal to raise funds to help with TNR in the rural Mallow area. However, we have been struggling with raising funds while the enquiries have kept coming in. Thankfully, Anna from AnyLittleThings has once more come to the rescue and is holding an auction this weekend to help to raise funds so that we can help more people to neuter feral cats in that area.

Because very little neutering has been done in that area, colonies are quite large, sometimes reaching 20 cats (if not more) at this time of the year and carers simply cannot afford the full cost involved in neutering all these cats. Hopefully, by putting all our efforts together we will manage to raise enough to help more cats.

Please, take the time to check the auction at AnyLittleThings. It will kick off at 8pm today and end at 8pm on Tuesday. There will be some lovely pieces, so please bid at your heart’s content and help us to help them!

You can see photos from one of the project we recently carried out in the area (along with another 12 cats TNRed that week) here, and we are due to go back at the end of the month to carry out to more large TNR project.

Christmas/New Year Appeal Raffle 2017

 

As part of our Christmas/New Year appeal and in order to help us raise some much needed funds to neuter feral cats in county Cork, Community Cats Network have organised a raffle with some fantastic prizes kindly sponsored by local businesses and supporters.  Tickets are only €1 each or €5 for a book of 6 tickets, but by buying one, you could make a massive difference to the lives of feral cats.

The draw will take place on the 5th of January in Harty’s Pub in Cloyne.

Tickets are only €1 each of €5 for a book of 6 and can be bought online or from one of our volunteers.   Photo of your ticket(s) will be emailed to you when buying online. For other methods of payment, please email us at communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com.

Note that if collection locally cannot be organised, postage will be at your own charge.

Now, the prizes….

1st prize is a “Eat & Shop” Voucher bundle of a value of €300. It consists of several restaurant  and shop vouchers for Pauline’s Gifts and Crafts in Mitchelstown, The Favourite & Scullery in Mitchelstown, Doody Pharmacy in Mitchelstown, Toss Bryan in Fermoy, Lyons Pharmacy & Cafe in Fermoy, Blackwater Garden Centre & Cafe in Kinsalebeg, Jessica Loves in Youghal, The Hunted Hog in Castlemartyr, Magnolia in Midleton, Scarlett in Midleton (kidly donated by a supporter),  The Boothouse in Glanmire (sponsored by one of their kind customers), Dunnes Stores (kindly donated by a supporter) and Eason’s!

Winner: Breda Parkin from Midleton

2nd prize is a mid-week break for two nights b&b at The Maritime Hotel in Bantry.

Winner: Deborah Scannell from Midleton

3rd prize is an afternoon tea voucher in Castlemartyr Resort and a pearl necklace.

Winner: Fiona Connors from Aghada

4rd prize is a decoration set including Newgrange tumbler glasses, a Waterford crystal frame and a Galway Crystal candle holder.

Winner: David O’Sullivan from Mallow

5th prize is a Evening Dress Set (clutch bag, black gloves and pearl necklace).

Winner: Carmel Harty from Cloyne

6th prize is a Fermoy treat including a €20 voucher for the Barber Shop, a €15 voucher for Spillane Butcher and a €30 voucher for China Dragon Restaurant.

Winner: Catherine Higgins from Midleton

7th prize is voucher for one hour treatment in CurDane, Midleton.

Winner: Deirdre O’Mahony

8th prize is a €50 voucher for Shamrock Ink in Mitchelstown

Winner: Tricia Mallon from Fermoy

9th prize is a €50 voucher for Safe Haven (Reiki).

Winner: Clare Hennesy from East Ferry

10th Prize is a voucher for a 4 Ball round at Charleville Golf Club and a €30 voucher for Corbett Court restaurant (Fermoy and Charleville).

Winner: Niamh Cronin from Cloyne

11th Prize is a €50 voucher for The Fish Bar, donated by Electric Cork

Winner: Rachel Crowley from Cork

12th Prize is a €30 voucher for Cafe Bella in Fermoy

Winner: Tom Fleming from Cobh

13th Prize is a “wash & Blow Dry” voucher for Sandra’s Hair Studio in Mitchelstown

Winner: John Keohane from Fermoy

14th Prize is a chocolate hamper donated by a kind supporter

Winner: Kat Skrzypiec from Midleton

15th Prize is a Baylis and Harding Hamper donated by a kind supporter

Winner: Jack Barry from Limerick

16th Prize is a festive dog hamper donated by 4 Little Paws Dog Groomer in Bandon

Winner: John Keniry from Midleton

17th Prize is a cat hamper

Winner: Kathy Buckley from Midleton

18th Prize is an Oasis watch donated by Carla Walsh Jeweller in Mitchelstown

Winner: Katie O’Sullivan from ladysbridge

19th Prize is a pottery bowl and jug kindly donated by a supporter

Winner: Greg Bradley c/o Next Home Blackpool

20th Prize is a bottle of West Cork Bourbon

Winner: Sylvia Whelehan from Cobh

21st Prize is Frozen Puzzle

Winner: Eimear McGrath

22nd Prize is a remote control car

Winner: Majella Bradley from Rathcormac

We will also have In-House Prizes on the night (reserved to Harty’s patrons buying tickets on the night). Congratulations to Ger Sweetnam, Niamh Cronin, Gerry Lawton (Midleton), Teresa Lawton, Jake Murry, Jerry Lawton (Cloyne) X2, Pat Murphy, McCarthy’s Family and James Collins.

We would like to thank all the businesses and supporters who have sponsored this raffle, as well as Harty’s Pub for hosting the draw.  A huge thank you goes out to all the supporters who have bought a ticket and to all the volunteers who have sourced prizes and sold tickets for us.

Tickets are only €1 each of €5 for a book of 6 and can be bought from one of our volunteers, from Midleton Vets, Cloyne Vets or the Ballycotton Shop. They can also be bought online here (books only).   Photo of your tickets will be emailed to you when buying online. For alternative methods of payment, please email us at communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com.

Garda permit issued by superintendent J. O’Connor in Midleton; District Serial Number: 97/2017

Shoe Box Appeal

Could you get a little shoe box ready to treat feral cats and cats & kittens in foster care this Christmas?

Collection Points:
Douglas Village Shopping Centre – 2nd storey carpark – 9th Dec. 1-3pm
Mitchelstown – Supervalu – 8th Dec. 10am-4pm
Fermoy – Lidl carpark – 20th Dec. 6-7pm
Clonmel – Tesco carpark – 11th Dec. 6.30-7.30pm
Youghal – Perks carpark – 16th Dec. 11-12pm
Midleton – Maxi Zoo – 9th, 22nd & 23rd Dec. 2-6pm
Bandon – Glasslyn Vets – From 9th to 22nd of Dec.

Wish list: Wet food, toys, treats, small blankets, tinned tuna and sardines. We also welcome bag of dry cat & kitten food!

Christmas/New Year Appeal Raffle 2017

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As part of our Christmas/New Year appeal and in order to help us raise much needed funds to neuter feral cats in county Cork, Community Cats Network has organised a raffle with some fantastic prizes sponsored by local businesses and supporters.  Tickets are only €1 or €5 for a book of 6 tickets, but by buying one, you could make a massive difference to the lives of feral cats.

The draw will take place on the 5th of January in Harty’s Pub in Cloyne.

Tickets are only €1 each of €5 for a book of 6 and can be bought online or from one of our volunteers.   Photo of your ticket(s) will be emailed to you when buying online. For alternative payment options, please email us.

Now, the prizes….

1st prize is an activity/entertainment pack of a value of €350. It consists of a family pass for Fota Wildlife, a voucher for Electric Cork, 2 passes for Midleton Jameson Distillery, a pass for two for Gate Cinemas and vouchers for Awesome Walls.

Winner: Sarah Beausang

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2nd prize is a Ballymaloe Cookery Demonstration for two kindly donated by one of our supporters (value €150)

Winner: Eleanor Fitzgerald

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3rd prize is a canvas print by Caroline Stephenson (value €140).

Winner: Therese Barrett

 

4rd prize is a luxury dining set worth €120. It contains a Newbridge candle holder, a Newbridge pastry set and a Paul Costello set of pearl napkin rings.

Winner: Henry Ward

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5th prize is a Jewellery Set.

Winner: Brian Walsh

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6th prize is a Ann Geddes Doll

Winner: Davey Leahy

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7th prize is a remote control toy car

Winner: Douglas Lorgan

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8th prize is a bottle of Dingle Slow Gin.

Winner: John O’Neill

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9th prize is a catty gift box

Winner: Tadgh Curtin

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10th Prize is a MP3 player.

Winner: Siobhan Lonergan

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11th Prize is a French Connection gift set for women

Winner: Lisa Roynane

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12th Prize is a Corvette Blue gift set for men

Winner: Neil O’Sullivan

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13th Prize is a gift set for cats

Winner: Katie O’Sullivan

14th Prize is a voucher for Connections in Glanmire

Winner: Marian Burke

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In-House Prizes (reserved to Harty’s clients buying tickets on the night)

We also have a number of prizes for people buying tickets on the night in Harty’s pub!

Prize A: Bottle of French Bubbly

Prize B: Pass for two for Gate Cinemas

Prize C: Toiletry Gift Set for Women

Prize D: Toiletry Gift Set for Men

Prize E: Four Star Pizza Voucher

Prize F: The Real Godfathers DVD Box Set

Prize G: Fancy Desktop Mouse

Prize H: Watch

Prize I: Travel Fund Jar – to take you anywhere in the world 😉

Prize J: Frame

Prize K: Handcrafted Jewellery Set

We would like to thank all the businesses and supporters who have sponsored this raffle, as well as Harty’s Pub for hosting the draw.  A huge thank you goes out to all the supporters who have bought a ticket and to all the volunteers who have sourced prizes and sold tickets for us.

Tickets are only €1 each of €5 for a book of 6 and can be bought online or from one of our volunteers.   Photo of your ticket(s) will be emailed to you when buying online.

Garda permit issued by Midleton; District Serial Number: 87/2016