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Steve Coogan and Stephen Frears confirmed for Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival in Schull this May

A LITTLE bit of Hollywood stardust will be sprinkled on the upcoming Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival it was announced at the launch party for the festival held in Cork’s Bodega recently.   Speakers at the event included Chair of the festival Helen Wells and Cinematographer Chris O’Dell. Also in attendance to celebrate the huge success of the festival were John Kelleher former Film Classifier, Carlos Garcia de Alba Mexican Ambassador to Ireland, Paschal Scott actor, Brian Deane Director of

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Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí has become a Fairtrade School

Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai became a Fairtrade school on April 2nd 2014. Fairtrade guarantees a better deal for producers in developing countries and the school supports the Fairtrade initiative by selling Fairtrade products in the canteen, supplying Fairtrade tea and coffee in the staff room, and teaching students about Fairtrade through C.S.P.E. subject modules.

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Top lineup for Jim Dowling Trad Fest this June in Glengarriff

June 20th to the 22nd the second Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Traditional Music Festival takes place in Glengarriff. The festival looks to revive the tradition of Uilleann piping in the area and is a must for all piping and traditional music enthusiasts. This year’s festival promises to be a spectacular event with a strong artistic line-up featuring renowned names such as De Dannan, Liam O’Flynn, Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch and Kila’s Ronan O’Snodaigh. De Dannan will open the

Community News

Clonakilty access group established

A VIBRANT and representative group of people attended the Public Meeting recently where the issue of accessibility on the streets and public places and buildings in Clonakilty were discussed and saw the re-establishment of Clonakilty Access Group.   Local town councillor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin extended a welcome and saying that an Access Group was formed in the town in the mid 1990’s and achieved a lot in it’s 2-3 years of existence, but hadn’t met for many years during which