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West Cork News

Kenmare Relief Road finally opens

by Stephen Johnson THE Eastern Relief Road in Kenmare was finally opened last week — to mixed reviews. Work on the 700-metre stretch of road, which cost 2.5 million euro, began more than three years ago. The Relief Road connects R569 (the Kilgarvin Road) with Railway Road. There are concerns that the new road will divert visitors away from the small businesses along Henry Street and Main Street in centre of the popular tourist town. There are also public safety

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End in sight for Belgooly water supply problems

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has received written confirmation from Irish water that a permanent solution is to be put in place to address the poor quality of public water supply available in Belgooly Co Cork. Jim Daly said that he has been receiving complaints from residents in the area over a number of years and he is glad to have received written confirmation from Irish Water this week that the proposed works are to go

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

West Cork Talent 2014 at the Westlodge, Bantry

THIS year is the third year of the West Cork Talent competition to be held in the Westlodge Hotel in Bantry. This competition is held each year to raise funds for St. Finbarr’s Boys’ National School. In 2012 the overall winner was a young dancer called Liadan Bowden who gave a stunning performance on stage again in 2013 when she performed as a guest artiste to entertain the huge crowd at the grand final. In 2013 the overall winners were

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Kealkill N.S. School News

Junior Infants   We are delighted to welcome twelve new pupils to Kealkill N.S. this year who have all settled in so well under the guidance of their teacher Ms. Maria Daly.   They had a busy first term undertaking a terrific ‘Butterfly’ project which saw them provide a home in their classroom for five caterpillars which transformed into beautiful butterflies which they released & celebrated with a  butterfly party. Well done to all & we wish them many happy