FINE Gael West Cork TD Noel Harrington, has says that funding for the Development Offices on non-Gaeltacht islands has been secured for the future. The news will allay fears that funding for the islands, which include six of West Cork’s inhabited islands, could have been permanently cut. There was an outcry from islanders late last year when it was announced that funding was due to be cut off this year with many claiming it could spell the end for viable
This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Skibbereen is themed – “The Wild Atlantic Way” and schools, clubs and businesses throughout the community are encouraged to participate in this ever popular family event. Businesses can get involved straight away by dressing their windows and turning Skibbereen “green” for the festival of events.
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The Home Economics Department in Colaiste Na Toirbhirte, a girls’ secondary school in Bandon, is hosting a day-long food forum and farmers market on Monday, 9th March. This innovative, one-day event aims to enhance learning in the classroom and show students how the knowledge and skills they acquire at school can connect and transfer to careers in the thriving Irish food sector.