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Coroner records misadventure verdict into diving tragedy

AN a diving incident that claimed the lives of two experienced divers off the West Cork coast last year was described as a “terrible tragedy” at an inquest in Cork city. Cork City Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane described the events that led to the deaths of Australian Jonathan Scott (61) and Stephen Clarke (65) from England as a “terrible tragedy” and recorded a verdict of misadventure.

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West Cork students win Texaco Children’s Art Awards

TWO West Cork students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 61st Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Pictured is Pippa McIntosh (7), a pupil at Kinsale Art Academy, who won a second prize in the 7-8 years age category of the Competition. Presenting her with the award is Minister for Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD and James Twohig, Director Ireland Operations of Valero.

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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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John Lonergan to visit Gaelscoil Beanntraí

John Lonergan, the former Governer of Mountjoy Prison is set to visit the Gaelscoil Beanntraí on Monday June 8th next at 7pm, The event is being held in conjunction with the school’s Mental Health Week which is running from June 8th to the 12th , all are welcome to attend.