West Cork News

Recovery works continue in the wake of storm Ophelia

Clean up operations started across Cork County from yesterday evening with Council crews tending to blocked roads, fallen trees, and the removal of debris...

#Ophelia update – Storm hits #WestCork

The front edge of of Storm #Ophelia has begun to impact West Cork, with trees falling and power lines being brought down and roads...



Calling all un-neutered cat owners – Fix it for a fiver

Following on from the success of previous Fix it for a Fiver offers RAWR are running the same programme from the 13th -17th November....

Entertainment & Arts


Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes 

Kilbree U14’s progress in county championship! Kilbree U14 camogie girls progressed to the county quarter-final stage, having defeated Castlelyons on Monday night. The match was...

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

“Kilmeen U12’s are Double Champions!” Kilmeen U12 footballers defeated a strong Timoleague side to win the U12 West Cork league. They had already defeated Ahan...




Sheen Falls Lodge unveils new luxury Oscars – Final instalment...

This month Kenmare’s award-winning five-star retreat, Sheen Falls Lodge, proudly unveils its new luxury Oscars Suites, marking the completion of the hotel’s two year...

Irish Ferries chooses W.B. Yeats as name for new cruise ferry

Irish Ferries has chosen W. B. Yeats as the name for its new €144million cruise ferry now being built in Germany for service on...



Health matters

Disappointing budget for disability services

Fianna Fáil’s Disability Spokesperson, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD has said that the €15 million for new disability measures announced yesterday in the health budget...

Overnight respite care numbers drop 10% in a year

“It is beyond wrong that there has been a near 10% decline in the number of centre-based respite nights over the first six months...

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Baltimore & Mizen Head, drone footage

This is a story about two people with one passion. I would like to thank @kachmarskyphotographer for his help in making this project about...

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West Cork Property

Budget 2018 measures will help Cork County Council deliver on housing

The Government is allocating funding of €1.9 billion to national housing programmes that will meet the needs of 25,500 households in 2018. Cork based Fine...


Brexit-focussed budget that will support Cork businesses

Funding from Budget 2018 will assist local businesses in Cork, ensuring they are supported to face the challenges of Brexit, Fine Gael Senator, Tim...

Women Rock! Cork and Kerry LEO event at Inchydoney

Pictured at the Cork and Kerry LEO event for National Women's Enterprise Day were Lorraine Higgins, Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Retail Excellence,...

Clonakilty toymaker Little Green Dot marks four years in business with a weekend of...

Little Green Dot launched their unique craft business in October 2013. Their work has always been guided by an environmentally and socially conscious ethos...

Finance News

“Late Late Show” Budget offers little for rural Ireland

CORK South West TD, Michael Collins is not convinced that the measures announced in Budget 2018 will address adequately the many problems facing rural...

Huge numbers of mortgage holders not claiming rate reduction

Tens of thousands of mortgage holders are not claiming a reduction in their mortgage interest rate which they are entitled to avail of immediately...

West Cork Motors

Additional Incentives for Electric Cars

Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed Budget 2018’s €17 million fund aimed at incentivizing the uptake of electric vehicles and the...

High performance AMG – growing family within the Mercedes-Benz fold

The family of high-performance AMG models – of which the AMG GT Coupé, Roadster and GTR were the focus of a recent international press...