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Courtmacsherry RNLI lifeboat rescues fishing vessel off Kinsale Gas Field

THE Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 11.25 this morning to go to the aid of a 35 ft Fishing Vessel that had encountered difficulties 31 miles south east of Courtmacsherry and just off the Kinsale Head Gas Field.   The Lifeboat under Coxswain Sean O’Farrell were underway immediately and with a crew of seven, arrived at the area of the Casuality at 1pm. There were two crew members on board the fishing boat when it encountered

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Bandon footballer’s dream comes true

by Stephen Johnson   SEAN Galvin’s Croke Park dream finally came true on Saturday, August 30. Sean grew up in Bandon, West Cork, where he played GAA football and hurling. Like every youngster in Ireland, Sean dreamed of someday playing at Croke Park, home of the GAA. Sean thought his dream was over when his family sold their family pub in Bandon a few years ago and moved to Florida. “It broke my heart,” Sean remembers. “I thought my footballing

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Country Star Annmarie O’Riordan in Macroom for one night only!

Already establishing a truly distinctive and increasingly popular singing style in the world of traditional Irish music Annmarie O’Riordan hails from the wonderfully picturesque Rathcoole area some three miles east of Millstreet, Co. Cork in the renowned Barony of Duhallow. As a seven year old Annmarie joined the Millstreet branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann and took part in many Feiseanna winning her first County Medal at Freemount. While she enjoyed participating in the various cultural competitions her heartfelt desire to

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Rosscarbery annual school – 26-28 September 2014

Ireland and Germany have had strong cultural and ecclesiastical links back to the Middle Ages. St. Mary’s Abbey, Rosscarbery, is the only definitely known daughter-house of the famous Schottenklöster, Irish Benedictine monasteries founded in the 11th century in Bavaria and Austria.  The monks from Rosscarbery went from St James in Regensburg which was to become the mother-house of some twelve monasteries, as far away as Kiev and Vienna. Building on the strength of these historical and cultural connections, the Rosscarbery