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West Cork cleans up at beach awards

ALL of the West Cork beaches entered for Blue Flag or Green Coast status this year have passed and they are joined this year by the first marina in the area to also be awarded Blue Flag status.   There were eight Blue Flags awarded for Cork in total with seven of these being in the west of the county. The five Blue Flags for 2014 were retained: Garrylucas, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Barleycove and Tragumna and two were regained: Garretstown and

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New Chain of Office presented to Clonakilty Mayor

WHEN town councils were abolished last year the people of Clonakilty led by a sub-committee of the local Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage group, organised a special election so that the people could directly elect five people to hold the position of Mayor of Clonakilty on a rotation basis over the following five years.

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Kenmare playwright wins Listowel Writers’ Week award

by Stephen Johnson A YOUNG Kenmare woman has won the prestigious ‘Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award’ for Writers Week 2015. Sadhdh Moriarty, a UCC student. received the top award in this section for her play written this year In Light of Salt Rings They Drew. The award carries a €1,000 prize plus a professional reading with Siamsa Tire.

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Museum of Miniature touring West Cork Islands

WEST Cork Arts Centre presents the ‘Museum of Miniature: The Islands’, a portable museum curated by artists Marie Brett and Tess Leak which is touring to the West Cork Islands of Sherkin, Heir and Bere this summer. This ‘pop-up and wondrous’ museum of tiny artworks that ‘fit in the palm of your hand’ includes work from artists based on Irish off-shore Islands plus those on European and international islands including Fejoe (Denmark) Saltspring (Canada) Fogo (Newfoundland) and Honolulu (Hawaii).