Great start to Junior A Football! Kilmeen junior footballers were promoted to Junior A football last July, having recorded a comprehensive win over Grange. The first outing in the new grade was against Ilen Rovers, in Drimoleague on Sunday evening.
Graepel Perforators & Weavers recently launched a larger than life perforated metal art structure to commemorate The Proclamation of the Irish Republic. In partnership with Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, Graepels manufactured a three-metre-high perforated metal version of the proclamation that is now on display at the Clonakilty Remembrance Garden in the West Cork Model Railway Village.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Disability Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability (UNCRPD) must be an immediate priority for the Government.
Are you a photographer based in Cork? The Editor of Source Photography Magazine will be in Cork on the 2nd of July at the Glucksman Gallery as part of the Cork Photo Festival. The trip is to find new photographic work for publication in the magazine.
THE Bandon Music Festival returns for its 20th year this June bank holiday weekend, 3rd to 5th June, and are looking for the support from all of the residents of the People’s Republic. Bandon was devastated by flooding in November 2009, December 2015 following Storm Frank and most recently during Storm Desmond with up to a month’s rain falling over one weekend.
WEST Cork has retained five Blue Flag Beaches in the An Taisce International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Awards for 2016, Garrylucas, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Barleycove and Tragumna but Garretstown beach has lost its status.
THE Sport of Life Saving which has Olympic Category 2 standing is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and the World Sport Federation. Life Saving Sport is quite distinct in that it teaches participants the skills necessary to rescue someone in distress in water through events that are varied and challenging.
THE biggest paw show in town is back, and it wants your canine! The Cork Summer Show Pet Dog Show, is calling on all pooches and pedigree owners to participate in this year’s competition. The Cork Summer Show Pet Dog Show is one of the biggest dog shows in Munster and is open to pet and pedigree dogs.
THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have urged road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery using the roads increases. The appeal comes as farmers around the country avail of the improved weather conditions to bring in the first cut of silage in 2016.
Paula Kingston O’Brien is an Irish singer songwriter who mixes a natural flair for simple, evocative writing with a voice which dips and dives between a soulful sound and a modern country lilt. Paula K O’Brien, aka Paula K, is a singer songwriter from West Cork, Ireland and has been writing songs ever since she was an angst ridden teen. Over time, and with the addition of children, marriage and a
Kilbree U14’s qualify for West Cork Final On Thursday evening the U14 hurlers played Bantry, in the West Cork semi-final, in Dunmanway. Kilbree started very strongly with some great points by Jack Murphy. A goal from Cian Murphy in the first quarter set Kilbree up nicely. The Kilbree lads continued to dominate with most of the possession and scoring chances. The half-time score was Kilbree 2-6 to Bantry’s 0-2.
A COMMUNITY exhibition on Sherkin Island is set to showcase the wonderful creative talent on the island. ‘Sherkin Creates’ opens in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island at 2:30pm on Saturday 18th June. Part of the West Cork Islands Festival, the exhibition will be curated by Sherkin Island painter, Jo Ashby. It will include a wide variety of arts and crafts, ranging from drawings, paintings and sculpture to photography, basket-weaving,
Kealkill National School Wins Best Overall Project in Bantry Bay Port Company’s Primary Schools Initiative
BANTRY Bay Port Company has announced Kealkill National School as winners of Best Overall Project in this year’s primary schools initiative. Local 5th class primary schools were invited to take part and submit a project based on the theme “A Day in the Life of a Cruise Liner Visiting Bantry Bay”. Dromore National School won a prize for Best Artwork.
THE Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff are having the annual charity tea party on Saturday June 11th from 1 to 5 PM. The proceeds from the tea party and the entrance fees all day will go to CoAction.
Pictured at the launch of the Mart Modernisation Scheme which was launched by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD at Bandon Mart was Donal Kelly, Bandon Mart; Andrew Cromie, ICBF; Minister Creed; Sean O’Sullivan, CEO Cork Marts; Sean Coughlan, CEO ICBF; Neil O’Riordan, Cork Marts and Farmer Paul Hurley, Innishannon.
FIANNA Fáil’s newly appointed Spokesperson on Disability Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said she will ensure disability issues will be a core priority in the 32nd Dáil. The West Cork TD said, “I am extremely honoured to have been appointed to the Fianna Fáil front bench as the Party’s Spokesperson on Disability. I’ve worked and volunteered extensively in this field and it is an area I am passionate about. I will be
JACOB Goode, a fifth year student from Schull Community College has turned creativity into an accomplishment on a national scale. Jacob was tasked with filming his school’s preparation for Proclamation Week (March 10th-17th) and the flag raising ceremony held at the school.
CORK County Mayor, Cllr John Paul O’Shea has come out strongly in response to an objection lodged by the Irish Air Line Pilots Association (IALPA) against the granting of a licence to Norwegian Air International to commence its planned Cork – Boston route.
RECENTLY Patricia Messenger on C103’s Cork Today programme spoke with teacher Gemma Magner along with students Katie Walsh Murphy, Ruth Crowley and Sarah Murphy from Colaiste na Toirbhirte in Bandon. They wowed their audience at a school ceremony by performing the song Tell Me It’s Not True from the musical Blood Brothers and a parent recording of the performance went viral. The folks at C103 decided to invite them to
THE new Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed TD, must ensure swift and measurable action to review procedures, reduce red tape and encourage development of the indigenous Irish shellfish sector, a conference in Athlone heard recently.
CLONAKILTY will host a street carnival, on Saturday June 11th, to unveil the beautiful new streetscape, with activities running from 9am until 9pm. After 18 months of major works in a €12 million road resurfacing and drainage project, the town is ready to celebrate, and locals and visitors are invited to join the community for a day of free entertainment and fun.
AS part of National Supported Week, Garda Damian White, Community Garda based in Bandon assisted with Job Shadow Day. The Job Shadow Day is a nationwide initiative, which takes place each April.
ONE of Europe’s last remaining natural wilderness areas, the Caha mountains on the Beara peninsula, are rugged and remote. They are at once elemental and shamelessly romantic. Characterised by terraced, deep pleats and folds of old red sandstone, these are challenging mountains to climb.
THE Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare on the 28th of May, is truly a family occasion. Following the success of last year’s event, children in national schools from 3rd to 6th class will once again be taking part in a free kid’s cycle around Kenmare Town.
THE Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle is run by the Emergency Services in West Cork to raise funds for local charities. This year’s cycle is based in Bantry and takes place on Saturday 9th July.
THE Clonakilty Agricultural Show on Sunday, 12th June as part of the 1916 commemoration are planning to celebrate the role of women in the Easter Rising of 1916 with a Mná na hEireann Commemorative Tea Party bringing the women and tastes of 1916 to life through stories, poems, song and costume while enjoying beautiful cakes from the era organized by the Cobh Animation Team.
U10 hurlers host fun blitz! Kilbree’s U10 hurlers played a blitz on home soil on Saturday morning. They played St Oliver Plunketts, St James and St Patricks in glorious sunshine. They played tremendously well but most important of all, they had great fun. Team: Ben Barry, Tim Bailey, Joe Barry, Darragh Clancy, Oisin Harrington, Cillian Twohig, Olan Murphy, Mark Collins, Jack Hehir, Rory Twohig, Daniel McCarthy, Rory Twohig, Sam Bailey,
ALTHOUGH the numbers may have been smaller, C.C.E. Gleann Garbh still had a very successful day at the County Fleadh Cheoil held in the Eccles Hotel Glengarriff, on Monday May 2nd. Well done to the U12s Lisa Harrington, Caoimhe O’Hanlon, Emma Osbourne, Caoimhe O’Shea, Anna O Shea, Molly Harrington, Chloe Coppinger, Lucy and Abbey Connolly.
ARTISTS, residents and day visitors of eleven community hospitals and day care centres throughout West Cork will display the work of their “Envelope” project at the Uillinn Centre in Skibbereen until June 6th 2016. During a nine month period over 400 people in hospitals and day centres in West Cork connected with one another by writing letters, drawing pictures or sharing poems and memories and putting them in envelopes and these