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Outrage over Carrauntoohil cross vandalism

by Stephen Johnson THERE is widespread outrage in South Kerry — and indeed across Ireland — about the hacking down of the iconic steel cross on top of Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain. Carrauntoohil — 1,038 metres (3,406 ft)  high — is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy’s Reek range. More than 100 local volunteers climbed Carrauntoohil in May 1977 to erect the cross. A group of climbers discovered the damage over the weekend. It is believed that the perpetrator(s) used a

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Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine spotlights Kinsale, Kenmare and the Beara Peninsula

by Stephen Johnson THE December issue of Lonely Plant Traveller magazine is touting Ireland as “one of the world’s hottest destinations for 2015″ and spotlights the Wild Atlantic Way. Lonely Planet Traveller was launched in 2008 and is the UK’s largest travel magazine, with a circulation of more than 60,000, and has been named Travel Publication of the Year. It’s feature article on the Wild Atlantic Way is certain to increase tourism business in West Cork and South Kerry next

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Clonakilty band to take part in Massed Bands Concert

A Massed Bands Concert will take place on Saturday 29th November 2014 at the CIT Cork School of Music at 7:30pm. The concert will feature combined and individual band performances from three award winning bands, including the Blarney Brass and Reed Band, Clonakilty Brass Band and the Gleneagle Concert Band. The event is organised by Blarney Brass and Reed Band as a homecoming concert to mark their first international tour which took place earlier this month. The band had a

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Bantry Bay Lions Club Diary

The Bantry Bay Lions Club has sponsored the Lions Peace Poster competition again this year. They wish to thank the Teachers and students from all the local schools for their cooperation in making it a successful event. Students aged 11 – 13 years from Gael Scoil, St. Finbarr’s Boys School, St. Brendan’s, Our Lady of Mercy, Coláiste Phobail Beanntraí, Kealkil and Dromclough schools were honoured for their participation and the winners were presented with engraved Trophies. The judge’s comments “all