by Louise Roseingrave WEST Cork voters plan to keep a 400 year tradition alive by implementing a new people powered mayoral initiative to be launched tomorrow night, (Thursday). Utilising a clause in the government’s Putting People First document outlining democratic changes arising from the abolition of town councils nationwide, the people of Clonakilty will directly elect their own mayor for the first time in history. Pioneered by the town’s Duchas Clonakilty Heritage group, the mayor election will run alongside
Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai became a Fairtrade school on April 2nd 2014. Fairtrade guarantees a better deal for producers in developing countries and the school supports the Fairtrade initiative by selling Fairtrade products in the canteen, supplying Fairtrade tea and coffee in the staff room, and teaching students about Fairtrade through C.S.P.E. subject modules.
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Clonakilty Voices, formerly known as Allegria Singers, will present a candlelit concert entitled “Musicals in May” on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th May at The Venue, O ‘Donovan’s Hotel Clonakilty. The group is a talented mixed voice choir under the musical direction of Denise Hayes and Karen O’ Regan. In the past, this group has captivated audiences when they performed for President Michael D Higgins as part of Clonakilty 400 celebrations last May. A sell out show in The Venue
A passion for tractors inspired 22 year old Alex Kingston who attends the Cork Association for Autism services in Carrigtwohill to organise a charity tractor run in aid of his service provider. The tractor run began at The Ramble Inn in Halfway, Ballinhassig and there was a fantastic turn out with 87 tractors travelling the 18 mile scenic route. Alex handed over a cheque to the CAA’s Fundraising Manager at the Ramble Inn on Thursday April 17th worth €3,300. The