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Cork style event at Kilkenny Shop this Saturday

AW16 style event at Kilkenny Shop Autumn Winter Style Event with Kilkenny Shop & RSVP Magazine on Saturday 24th September Kilkenny Shop in Emmet Place Cork is hosting an Autumn Winter style event, in association with RSVP Magazine, this Saturday 24th September from 1-4pm – and all are welcome to attend. Cork blogger, TV personality and fashionista Sandra Murphy and RSVP Magazine’s fashion editor Marguerite Kiely will MC a fashion

Cork needs extra tourist accommodation says TD

Tourism bodies should run campaign to attract more B&B and Airbnb providers  Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has written to Tourism Ireland, and the Cork Tourism, asking them to roll-out a county wide tourism initiative to attract more people into providing accommodation to tourists visiting the county. “Over the summer, I’ve met countless tourists visiting our county, and also met with owners of pubs, restaurants, and amenities, and

Glow: Variations on a Theme at the Catherine Hammond Gallery in Skibbereen

It’s autumn! To visually echo the shift from late summer to autumn, a group of nine artists interpret the theme of “Glow” at the Catherine Hammond Gallery in Skibbereen in September and October. Whether experienced as a continues source of light, vibrating electric colours, or gently changing luminosity, the theme is explored through a variety of media, painting, printing, sculpture and glass. Participating artists are Tom Climent, Eamon Colman, William

Take part in Bantry’s first yoga festival this October 7th-9th

Set amongst the stunning Atlantic coast and taking place in iconic locations around Bantry town, this three day festival offers a unique, honest and diverse collection of yoga forms for all to experience. Showcasing some of the country’s top yoga teachers along with an eclectic selection of eastern dance, music, martial arts, meditation and laughter, this is a festival designed for those who want relax, re-connect and embrace the good life.

Kealkill N.S. welcome new pupils

It has been a busy start to our first term of the school year. We extend a warm welcome to our Junior Infants who are starting their primary school journey. We wish them many happy days in Kealkill N.S. September 2016 marks a new beginning and a new look for Kealkill N.S. as the pupils are dressed in the new school uniform. We have received a lot of positive feedback

Social protection system must be focused on getting people back to work or into education says TD

Fianna Fáil’s Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that the entire social protection system needs to re-focus itself on providing opportunities rather than putting barriers in front of people. “To my mind, every scheme that the DSP offers to those who are unemployed must have, as one of its primary outcomes, an objective of moving people into further education, training and ultimately paid employment.”

Shawn Cuddy & Friends in Concert

Saturday 8th October at 8:30pm The cream of Irish Country is coming to Macroom with Shawn Cuddy, Kathy Durkin and Richie Kavanagh performing all of their hits for one night only in Cork as part of their nationwide tour. Shawn and his band, known as one of the most hardworking in the business, have been performing for over 25 years with numerous awards and hit singles to their name. Joining

Minister must address serious crisis on tillage farms

FA President Joe Healy has welcomed Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed’s announcement that he is act on IFA’s call to convene a forum of tillage stakeholders. Joe Healy said the forum is an opportunity for key stakeholders to devise a plan and take actions that will address the serious and deepening income crisis in the tillage farming sector.

West Cork local tourism heroes honoured with awards by cottages.com at the National Ploughing Championships 

There were smiles all around at the Ploughing Championships today, as the quiet heroes of the Irish tourism industry were honored for their long term commitment to Irish tourism, by cottages.com. The company is part of Wyndham Vacation Rentals, one of the largest holiday letting agencies in Europe, and is responsible for bringing tourists from Britain and further afield to Ireland for the past 25 years.  Working with just over

Anam Cara Cork Bereavement Information Evening

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 5th October from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Ambassador Hotel, Military Road, Cork. The event gives parents an opportunity to hear a professional, experienced in bereavement support, talk about the many challenges families have to face into after the death of their son or daughter. There will be time after the talk to speak

Island photographer Robbie Murphy brings Sherkin to Organico, Bantry

Robbie Murphy has lived on Sherkin Island, West Cork, since he moved there with his family shortly after he was born. As well as working on the island, farming oysters, he photographs it, and it is fair to say that Robbie really knows his subject and captures his stunning images with an unerring eye. To view these large prints is to be transported to Sherkin, to feel the weather, hear

Former Gangster to Speak in Bandon

John Pridmore, the former London gangster will be sharing his amazing story in Bandon Parish Church on Monday the 3rd of October at 7.30pm as part of a Parish Mission running from Monday the 3rd – Friday the 7th of October.Evening sessions: Monday to Friday 7.30pm.Everyone Welcome. John has recently returned from Washington and Canada after speaking at international conferences and speaking to thousands of young people in schools and prisons.Fifty two year old Pridmore

Caheragh Scouts news

The 13th Caheragh Scout Group; Are hosting an open day event on next Saturday the 24th September from 4 – 6 pm opposite the Travellers Rest Pub and The Dr O’Sullivan park Caheragh. All are welcome to come along and participate in Games, Scouting skills, Refreshments and meet the Groups sections Beaver’s 6-9 years, Cub’s 9-12 years and Scouts 13-15 years we also have a Venture and a Rover section,

Crosshaven goes wild for Gemma’s art!

IRISH wildlife artist Gemma Best presents an exhibition of pastel drawings in Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven. Her highly detailed and realistic drawings include squirrels, foxes, puffins and badgers and other animals that can been seen in the Irish countryside.

Three children airlifted to CUH following incident in Drinagh

THREE small children were airlifted to CUH this evening (Tuesday) for treatment for serious burns following an incident at the family home. The three are said to have sustained serious but not life-threatening burns after what was described as a domestic incident at the family home in Knockmore, understood to involve an exploding petrol container. The three children’s ages have not been officially confirmed but local sources say they are

Jane Goodall says Trump’s antics remind her of male chimpanzees

by Stephen Johnson Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign antics resemble male chimpanzees’ dominance rituals. Goodall, who spent years studying and living among chimpanzees in Africa, says Trump’s  attempts to assert dominance in politics are chimp-like.

Bantry Bay RFC notes

On Sunday 18th our Ladies team made their debut in the Munster Division 1 Qualifying League. They took on near rivals and also newly promoted Bandon Ladies RFC. Bandon took an early lead 3-0 through a converted penalty. This did not deter the BBRFC ladies as they have often been on the back foot. Through a lot of phases the Bay ladies found themselves on Bandon 5m line with a

October is festival month in Kinsale!

WHAT’S ON IN KINSALE IN OCTOBER October is festival month in Kinsale with three major events taking place: Kinsale Gourmet Festival – 7th-9th October Kinsale Walking Festival – 15th & 16th October Guinness Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival – 28th-31st October

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

Kilbree U12 Hurlers are crowned League Champions! U12 Hurling Kilbree’s U12’s were crowned West Cork Champions on Monday night. Under lights, in Aughaville, they defeated St Patrick’s 4-5 to 2-5. St Patrick’s were the stronger side in the first half. Conor O’Sullivan scored Kilbree’s only point in the first half. Cillian Twohig made some great saves in goal for Kilbree and was unlucky when St Patrick’s scored a goal just

Ring Rowing Club News

The weekend of the 17th and 18th September is one to be remembered ,mother nature threw everything at a group of rowers to test their strength and abilities and they did not disappoint Saturday was a calm flat day and Sunday saw some rough conditions .  Courtmacsherry was the place to be for the weekend of the Irish Open Championships 2016 with The Irish Coastal Rowing Federation & Rowing Ireland. Ring Rowing Club had 4

Bric-a-brac sale for Syria & Lesotho

A big bric-a-brac and craft sale is taking place in the Old Cinema, The Square, Bantry, Weds 5th to Sat 8th October (10am-6pm daily). A massive range of items will be on sale, including second hand goods and new crafts. 100% of the funds raised will go to two charities, Together for Better Days and Action Lesotho. The sale is being organised by two West Cork-based women, Christine Brewer and

Ger Wolfe @ The High Tide Club Sat Sept 24th, 8pm

Over the last twenty years Ger Wolfe has released seven CD’s of original material. He is well known for songs such as The Curra Road, The Lark of Mayfield and She Scattered Crumbs, and his lastest album is entitled ‘I Have Been Loved’. Needless of fad or fashion, Ger is reflective and independent in mind and nature and his musical talent sees him plough through the Irish musical landsacpe. A wonderful poet and composer,

Macroom branch of the Cope Foundation awarded €500 by Aldi’s Macroom store staff

Macroom charity benefits from new Aldi community support fund ALDI is delighted to announce that the Macroom branch of the Cope Foundation is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s new community support fund.  Aldi’s Macroom store staff have awarded the Macroom branch of the Cope Foundation a €500 grant in recognition of its tremendous work within the local community and to help support its vital services.

October 2016  Blood Donor Clinics in County Cork

  CLONAKILTY Fernhill House Hotel Tue 11 Oct 5pm – 8.30pm CLONAKILTY Fernhill House Hotel Wed 12 Oct 3pm – 5pm  & 7pm – 9pm CHARLEVILLE Charleville Park Hotel Mon 24 Oct 3pm – 5pm  & 7pm – 9pm RINGASKIDDY Ferry Terminal Tue 25 Oct 4pm – 7.30pm DUNMANWAY The Parkway Hotel Wed 26 Oct 5pm – 8.30pm DUNMANWAY The Parkway Hotel Thu 27 Oct 3pm – 5pm  & 7pm