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Roscommon People Friday 27 May 2011

people news Roscommon native opens new restaurant in Miltown Malbay

Roscommon town native, Aidan Feeney and his wife Emily have opened a new restaurant called Black Oak Restaurant in Rinneen, Miltown malbay, Co. Clare. Aidan is a son of Agnes and Martin Feeney, Lisnamult, Roscommon. Black Oak Restaurnt offers a classic dining experience in an unique countryside setting with

Classic dining in an unique countryside setting with idyllic views of the west Clare coastline

Black Oak Restaurant

Your hosts: Aidan & Emily Feeney

Rineen, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare.

email: [email protected]

Tel.: 065 7084403

Open: 6-9.30 pm ­ Seating for 85 Set Table d'Hóte menu, 5-courses, 38

idyllic views of the west Clare coastline. The restaurant is situated between Lahinch and Miltown malbay, twenty minutes from the famous Cliffs of Moher and ten minutes from Lahinch and Doonbeg Golf Clubs. Aidan has over twenty years experience in the restaurant business. He trained in RTC, Athlone and RTC, Killybegs and started his career in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. He has also previously worked in the Bellbridge Hotel, Spanish Point and in the 5-star Sheraton Hotel in Hyde Park, London. Emily previously managed the 5-star Moy House, Lahinch. Aidan and Emily officially opened the restaurant during Easter weekend and Aidan is delighted with the brisk trade and good reputation they have received so far. County

Clare is a very popular holiday destination for Roscommon people and Aidan hopes to offer a true `Rossie' welcome to all who call to the restaurant at Rineen. They are looking forward to renowned Willie Clancy week which takes place from 2nd July 10th July 2011 in Miltown Malbay. The Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is Ireland's largest traditional music summer school, held annually since 1973 in memory of the piper Willie Clancy. During the week, nearly a thousand students from every part of the world attend daily classes taught by experts in Irish music and dance. In addition, a full program of lectures, recitals, dances (céilithe) and exhibitions are run by the summer school. All events are held in and near Miltown Malbay

in County Clare starting on the first Saturday in July.The restuarant is open 6.00 - 9.00 pm and offers 5-course Table d'Hote menu for 38. Follow Black Oak Restaurant on facebook @ black oak restaurant. You can contact Aidan at Black Oak Restaurant at (065) 7084403.

John Burke and Aoibhinn Garrihy, (Neasa of Fair City), pictured with Emily and Aidan Feeney at the official opening of Black Oak Restaurant.

Aidan and Emily Feeney, (centre), pictured with Aidan's parents, Martin and Agnes Feeney (left) and Ann and Matt Keating (right), at the official opening of Black Oak Restaurant.

Shape Your Future

Are you Unemployed or at risk of Redundancy? Are you Ready to Make a Difference? Are you Over 50 years Old?

Roscommon Integrated Development Company (RIDC) in conjunction with the European Union will be running a "Shape Your Future" which targets people aged over 50 to explore different career prospects like self employment, gaining an insight into enterprise, exploring and developing your business idea and exploring how couples can run a successful business. The 4 day course is free of charge and it will take place Roscommon town. Closing date for registration is 8th June, 2011 Those interested need to contact: Joseph: 0863801701 or Noel: 0876388590 via e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] "Shape Your Future Training is run by Roscommon Integrated Development Company and is funded by the European Union"

New deal `a boost for local jobs and pig farmers'

The announcement by Oliver Carty Ltd. that it has signed a new "100% Irish" deal with SuperValu and Centra is a major boost for local jobs and pig farmers, states local TD Denis Naughten. "The Monksland-based company which employs 130 people has signed a new contract with the Musgrave Group, which will not only secure existing employment at the Roscommon plant but will also support Irish bacon producers who have been struggling to survive," explained Denis Naughten. "Furthermore on foot of a product development programme, the company expects to launch a number of new products over the coming months which will lead to an estimated additional 30 jobs over the next year. "This announcement again highlights the importance of our agrifood sector which can not only meet the existing demands of consumers both at home and abroad but result in expansion and further job creation also. "It is also important to note that Oliver Carty Ltd, as is the case with many more Irish food companies, is not standing still but developing new and innovative products that can expand the range available to the ever changing consumer trends. "I would like to congratulate Ted Carty and his dedicated staff for their ongoing commitment to a home grown success story, which we all hope will continue to develop into the future," concluded Denis Naughten.

Pictured at the launch of the Roscommon CBS magazine `Rosc Chomáin 2011' were Roscommon CBS teachers and magazine editorial committee members along with special guest Paul Healy, who launched the publication. Left to right: Kevin Scollan, Gerry McGarry, Ryan Coleman, Michael McDonnell, Paul Healy, Roscommon People Editor, Daniel O'Loughlin, Aaron Mullaney, Michael Foley and Josephine Connaughton. Full report and photographs in our next issue. Picture: Andrew Fox

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