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Positivity in the Skibb area is impressive

September 13th, 2015 9:42 AM

By Southern Star Team

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Letters to EditorSIR – I would like to thank The Southern Star for its support for my Skibbereen talk on the Lusitania where you helped to give the victims and their families of that terrible and unnecessary tragedy due respect in our community.

It is nice to see so much positivity in Skibbereen and in the region generally, and it was lovely to be part if it all. Those who were with me from Lloyd’s, the GAA, City Jet and others had a wonderful time.

I have always been sent The Southern Star since I had the rather unenvious task of leaving my home in Goleen in 1985. But this summer it was a massively proud moment, as a native of Goleen, for me to receive a standing ovation in the West Cork Hotel with a crowd of almost 400 people.

I was proud that Lloyd’s of London sent the articles to their country managers and offices all over the world, and that it was sent across the US Department of Commerce, Interior, and Environment. The respect shown by our community, aided by the Star, should not be underestimated and to have the newspaper bring that news to them is a matter of pride for me and it will be recorded now in history – the paper cuttings inserted at Lloyd’s archives.

There was an important message, too, in my talk about how we, as a community, care about the current migrants in the Mediterranean – that we should always uphold both our legal and moral duty to rescue our fellow human beings – because we know only too well what it was like to be in that situation in the not too distant past, travelling on decrepit ships with no hope. But we must remember that some of our ancestors, such as the Kennedys, did make hope out of the hopeless situation and that we must always in any event, when thinking of what a lot of Irish men and women and children did when they had no hope and succeeded, like John F Kennedy, be nice to our fellow human beings in all events, because our descendants might meet them on the way down.

I started this week on a bit of a world odyssey which can be a lonely journey at times, but I know that on behalf of, and in conjunction with, our Co Cork community, thanks to the galvanising work that The Southern Star does, binding us all together at home and abroad, and giving us renewed spirit to succeed, that we are all helping in some way wherever we are in the world, either in our villages in Cork, or outside Ireland, proving that together we can indeed make a difference, not just to our community in Co Cork and Ireland, but across the world.

Michael Kingston,

DWF LLP,

20 Fenchurch Street,

London, EC3M 3AG.

Letters to EditorSIR – I would like to thank The Southern Star for its support for my Skibbereen talk on the Lusitania where you helped to give the victims and their families of that terrible and unnecessary tragedy due respect in our community.

It is nice to see so much positivity in Skibbereen and in the region generally, and it was lovely to be part if it all. Those who were with me from Lloyd’s, the GAA, City Jet and others had a wonderful time.

I have always been sent The Southern Star since I had the rather unenvious task of leaving my home in Goleen in 1985. But this summer it was a massively proud moment, as a native of Goleen, for me to receive a standing ovation in the West Cork Hotel with a crowd of almost 400 people.

I was proud that Lloyd’s of London sent the articles to their country managers and offices all over the world, and that it was sent across the US Department of Commerce, Interior, and Environment. The respect shown by our community, aided by the Star, should not be underestimated and to have the newspaper bring that news to them is a matter of pride for me and it will be recorded now in history – the paper cuttings inserted at Lloyd’s archives.

There was an important message, too, in my talk about how we, as a community, care about the current migrants in the Mediterranean – that we should always uphold both our legal and moral duty to rescue our fellow human beings – because we know only too well what it was like to be in that situation in the not too distant past, travelling on decrepit ships with no hope. But we must remember that some of our ancestors, such as the Kennedys, did make hope out of the hopeless situation and that we must always in any event, when thinking of what a lot of Irish men and women and children did when they had no hope and succeeded, like John F Kennedy, be nice to our fellow human beings in all events, because our descendants might meet them on the way down.

I started this week on a bit of a world odyssey which can be a lonely journey at times, but I know that on behalf of, and in conjunction with, our Co Cork community, thanks to the galvanising work that The Southern Star does, binding us all together at home and abroad, and giving us renewed spirit to succeed, that we are all helping in some way wherever we are in the world, either in our villages in Cork, or outside Ireland, proving that together we can indeed make a difference, not just to our community in Co Cork and Ireland, but across the world.

Michael Kingston,

DWF LLP,

20 Fenchurch Street,

London, EC3M 3AG.

Letters to EditorSIR – I would like to thank The Southern Star for its support for my Skibbereen talk on the Lusitania where you helped to give the victims and their families of that terrible and unnecessary tragedy due respect in our community.

It is nice to see so much positivity in Skibbereen and in the region generally, and it was lovely to be part if it all. Those who were with me from Lloyd’s, the GAA, City Jet and others had a wonderful time.

I have always been sent The Southern Star since I had the rather unenvious task of leaving my home in Goleen in 1985. But this summer it was a massively proud moment, as a native of Goleen, for me to receive a standing ovation in the West Cork Hotel with a crowd of almost 400 people.

I was proud that Lloyd’s of London sent the articles to their country managers and offices all over the world, and that it was sent across the US Department of Commerce, Interior, and Environment. The respect shown by our community, aided by the Star, should not be underestimated and to have the newspaper bring that news to them is a matter of pride for me and it will be recorded now in history – the paper cuttings inserted at Lloyd’s archives.

There was an important message, too, in my talk about how we, as a community, care about the current migrants in the Mediterranean – that we should always uphold both our legal and moral duty to rescue our fellow human beings – because we know only too well what it was like to be in that situation in the not too distant past, travelling on decrepit ships with no hope. But we must remember that some of our ancestors, such as the Kennedys, did make hope out of the hopeless situation and that we must always in any event, when thinking of what a lot of Irish men and women and children did when they had no hope and succeeded, like John F Kennedy, be nice to our fellow human beings in all events, because our descendants might meet them on the way down.

I started this week on a bit of a world odyssey which can be a lonely journey at times, but I know that on behalf of, and in conjunction with, our Co Cork community, thanks to the galvanising work that The Southern Star does, binding us all together at home and abroad, and giving us renewed spirit to succeed, that we are all helping in some way wherever we are in the world, either in our villages in Cork, or outside Ireland, proving that together we can indeed make a difference, not just to our community in Co Cork and Ireland, but across the world.

Michael Kingston,

DWF LLP,

20 Fenchurch Street,

London, EC3M 3AG.

Letters to EditorSIR – I would like to thank The Southern Star for its support for my Skibbereen talk on the Lusitania where you helped to give the victims and their families of that terrible and unnecessary tragedy due respect in our community.

It is nice to see so much positivity in Skibbereen and in the region generally, and it was lovely to be part if it all. Those who were with me from Lloyd’s, the GAA, City Jet and others had a wonderful time.

I have always been sent The Southern Star since I had the rather unenvious task of leaving my home in Goleen in 1985. But this summer it was a massively proud moment, as a native of Goleen, for me to receive a standing ovation in the West Cork Hotel with a crowd of almost 400 people.

I was proud that Lloyd’s of London sent the articles to their country managers and offices all over the world, and that it was sent across the US Department of Commerce, Interior, and Environment. The respect shown by our community, aided by the Star, should not be underestimated and to have the newspaper bring that news to them is a matter of pride for me and it will be recorded now in history – the paper cuttings inserted at Lloyd’s archives.

There was an important message, too, in my talk about how we, as a community, care about the current migrants in the Mediterranean – that we should always uphold both our legal and moral duty to rescue our fellow human beings – because we know only too well what it was like to be in that situation in the not too distant past, travelling on decrepit ships with no hope. But we must remember that some of our ancestors, such as the Kennedys, did make hope out of the hopeless situation and that we must always in any event, when thinking of what a lot of Irish men and women and children did when they had no hope and succeeded, like John F Kennedy, be nice to our fellow human beings in all events, because our descendants might meet them on the way down.

I started this week on a bit of a world odyssey which can be a lonely journey at times, but I know that on behalf of, and in conjunction with, our Co Cork community, thanks to the galvanising work that The Southern Star does, binding us all together at home and abroad, and giving us renewed spirit to succeed, that we are all helping in some way wherever we are in the world, either in our villages in Cork, or outside Ireland, proving that together we can indeed make a difference, not just to our community in Co Cork and Ireland, but across the world.

Michael Kingston,

DWF LLP,

20 Fenchurch Street,

London, EC3M 3AG.

Letters to EditorSIR – I would like to thank The Southern Star for its support for my Skibbereen talk on the Lusitania where you helped to give the victims and their families of that terrible and unnecessary tragedy due respect in our community.

It is nice to see so much positivity in Skibbereen and in the region generally, and it was lovely to be part if it all. Those who were with me from Lloyd’s, the GAA, City Jet and others had a wonderful time.

I have always been sent The Southern Star since I had the rather unenvious task of leaving my home in Goleen in 1985. But this summer it was a massively proud moment, as a native of Goleen, for me to receive a standing ovation in the West Cork Hotel with a crowd of almost 400 people.

I was proud that Lloyd’s of London sent the articles to their country managers and offices all over the world, and that it was sent across the US Department of Commerce, Interior, and Environment. The respect shown by our community, aided by the Star, should not be underestimated and to have the newspaper bring that news to them is a matter of pride for me and it will be recorded now in history – the paper cuttings inserted at Lloyd’s archives.

There was an important message, too, in my talk about how we, as a community, care about the current migrants in the Mediterranean – that we should always uphold both our legal and moral duty to rescue our fellow human beings – because we know only too well what it was like to be in that situation in the not too distant past, travelling on decrepit ships with no hope. But we must remember that some of our ancestors, such as the Kennedys, did make hope out of the hopeless situation and that we must always in any event, when thinking of what a lot of Irish men and women and children did when they had no hope and succeeded, like John F Kennedy, be nice to our fellow human beings in all events, because our descendants might meet them on the way down.

I started this week on a bit of a world odyssey which can be a lonely journey at times, but I know that on behalf of, and in conjunction with, our Co Cork community, thanks to the galvanising work that The Southern Star does, binding us all together at home and abroad, and giving us renewed spirit to succeed, that we are all helping in some way wherever we are in the world, either in our villages in Cork, or outside Ireland, proving that together we can indeed make a difference, not just to our community in Co Cork and Ireland, but across the world.

Michael Kingston,

DWF LLP,

20 Fenchurch Street,

London, EC3M 3AG.

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