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Aladdin set to light up Clonakilty for Christmas!

THE  ceremony of switching on the Christmas lights in Clonakilty is due to take place this Saturday evening, 28th November, with very special guests from the Everyman Theatre’s Pantomine, Aladdin, at the helm.

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Natasha Eckel is awarded the Bantry Credit Union Scholarship 2015

Natasha Eckel from Foilakilla, Bantry, has been awarded the Bantry Credit Union Third-Level Education Scholarship for 2015. Natasha is the 13th winner of the scholarship, which is worth up to €6,000 over four years.

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Bach, Baroque cello, captivating contemporary dance – A weekend of performance at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

THERE is a treat in store for lovers of classical music and contemporary dance at Uillinn this coming weekend. At 8pm on Friday 27th November, Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites become the subject of Soliloquy, a collaboration between acclaimed cellist Eimear Reidy and contemporary dancer Inma Pavon, in a performance spanning composed score to spontaneous improvisation. Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites can be imagined as a musical soliloquy, like those of Shakespeare, addressing the larger questions of our existence.

Community News

Farm accident support group to be established for Cork

Embrace FARM, the voluntary bereavement group established to support families in the aftermath of fatal and non-fatal accidents, is to establish a network in Cork. The move follows one of the worst years on record for farm accidents, with 30 people killed on Irish farms in 2014 – almost triple the death toll of five years previous.  Cork was the worst hit county last year with six of the 30 fatal accidents taking place in the county.