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Bobby’s back to finish the race – Clon man returns to run Boston Marathon a year on from bombing atrocity

CLON man Bobby Hilliard was one of those caught up in the Boston Marathon bombing last year but that hasn’t stopped him returning along with thousands of others to take part in this year’s event on April 21st. Three people were killed and more than 250 injured when two bombs were set off along the course of last year’s marathon as thousands of spectators cheered on the athletes taking part. Speaking to RTÉ news Bobby said that at the time

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Action needed on rural crime – alarming rise in certain offences says senator

FIANNA Fáil senator Denis O’Donovan says he’s extremely concerned about increases in certain crimes in the West Cork region. According to Senator O’Donovan, the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal startling rises in assaults, theft, fraud and deception cases.   “These figures show a worrying rise in assaults and thefts in the third quarter of 2013. According to the CSO crime statistics there were 199 theft and related offences committed in the West Cork Division between October and

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Feile Neidin returns to Kenmare

by Stephen Johnson   AFTER a successful first year in 2013, Feile Neidin returns to Kenmare April 25-27 with what promises to be another celebration of the best in Irish music. The positive response from musicians and festival goers at last years festival was amazing. This years festival promises to be a fantastic weekend also. This year’s Feile Neidin features concerts with Breanndan O Beaglaoich; Liam O O’Maonlai; a ceili  with the Shannon Vale Ceili Band; an instrument makers exhibition, and

Community News

Bantry at the Community Games

Bantry Community Games have been very active recently taking part in two Community Games  County competitions in Art & Swimming.   The swimming finals, held at Leisureworld, Bishopstown on the  5th April 2014, were a great success. 27 competitors represented Bantry in individual events and brought home 11 medals. 2 Relay teams (U13 Girls - Aisling Stock,  Aysia Murphy, Saoirse Power,  Rebecca Harrington) & (U13 Boys - Cillian O’Brien, Cathal Dullea, Eoin Stock, Rory Lennon, Sub: Joseph Cato) took part with the girls claiming Silver and the boys Bronze. In the Under 16, Freestyle event,