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Museum of Miniature: The Islands

THE West Cork Arts Centre presents Museum of Miniature: The Islands, a portable museum which is touring to the West Cork Islands. This pop-up and wondrous museum of tiny artworks that fit in the palm of your hand includes work from artists based on Irish off-shore Islands plus those on European and international islands including Fejoe (Denmark) Saltspring (Canada) Fogo (Newfoundland) and Honolulu (Hawaii).

Five realist painters in Skibbereen

FOR the month of July, the Catherine Hammond Gallery features some of Ireland’s most interesting realist painters with Contemporary Realism, a large group show with work by Catherine Barron, John Doherty, Mollie Douthit, Martin Gale, and Maeve McCarthy. In a world dominated by digital imagery and photography, the goal of these realist painters is not to merely represent what they see. They show us what we have overlooked and the

25,000 Members Given Real Alternative to Traditional Banking with Stronger Skibbereen CU

TUESDAY 21st June marked the first official day of operations for Bandon Credit Union under Skibbereen Credit Union. The merger, which was the culmination of many months of planning and negotiation sees Bandon members become part of Skibbereen CU which now has the largest common bond area of any other Credit Union in Ireland, spanning from the Mizen peninsula to Innishannon.

Sean Murray Fashions rows in behind Ireland’s rowing brothers

SEAN Murray Fashions, Skibbereen, has come on board with Ireland’s rowing brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan as their official dresser. Murray who is well known in West Cork as the man who holds the world record for opening the most bras in 60 seconds for charity got in to the Ilen River in Skibbereen yesterday to measure the brothers as they got in another training spin after their return Poznan

West Cork trio are all on cue

by John Bohane Three West Cork men had the proud distinction of representing their county in championship pool action recently when the All-Ireland pool championships were held in Ennis.

“Painful” defeat for O’Donovan Rossa

by John Bohane O’Donovan Rossa exited the senior football championship at the second round stage recently after they were defeated by a two point margin by Avondhu following their championship game played in Coachford.

Clonakilty 1798 commemoration

THE Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage group remembered the “Battle of the Big Cross” at the Tadhg an Asna monument last Sunday evening, 19th June, 218 years after the event near Shannonvale in 1798. New Cathaoirleach Tim Feen, in his first public event since taking over as chair, extended a céad míle fáilte to all, saying that Dúchas has organised the annual non-political commemoration since the abolition of the town council in

Clon advance following comfortable win

by John Bohane Clonakilty senior footballers advanced into the next round of the senior football championship following their comfortable 14 point win achieved against St Nicks in Charlie Hurley Park, Bandon on Saturday, June 18th.

Carbery footballers face third round championship tie

by John Bohane Carbery senior footballers will have to negotiate a third round championship tie after they were defeated by St Finbarr’s on a three point margin following their second round tie played in Macroom on Sunday, June 19th.

Carbery hurlers resume championship programme

by John Bohane THE Carbery senior hurlers resume their county championship programme on Friday, July 1st, when they play Ballymartle in a second round tie scheduled to be played in Ballinspittle, (7.30pm throw-in).

Paudie O’Driscoll visits Dublin for 1916 events

Paudie O’Driscoll, secretary of the Baltimore Fianna Fail Cumann recently participated in a series of informative events held in conjunction with the centenary of the 1916 Rising in Dublin. The event which was held over the course of a day and a half was organised by Eamonn O Cuiv TD, a grandson of former Irish Taoiseach and President Eamon de Valera. Paudie, thoroughly enjoyed his historical trip to Dublin as

Corcoran thrilled with historic title for Riverside Athletic

by John Bohane Riverside Athletic captured the West Cork Premier League title for the first time in their history recently after a brace from Chris Daly, which was followed by a late Peter Daly goal propelled them to a 3-1 home win against Dunmanway Town.

Haven “happy” with CIT victory

by John Bohane Castlehaven senior football manager James McCarthy expressed his happiness with his side’s eleven point win achieved against CIT at Newcestown on Sunday, June 19th. Castlehaven who defeated divisional rivals Clonakilty in the opening round by one point, produced an impressive display which enabled them clinch a comprehensive victory on a final scoreline of 4-17 to 3-9. James, was proud of his sides display in their second round

Time to count down the “sleeps” until Eyeries Family Festival 2016!

THE Eyeries Family Festival festival is growing from strength to strength with more than 5,000 people visiting last years’ events. This year there are even more FREE daytime activities for children and adults alike ranging from Falconry Displays to Animal Roadshows, Guided Boat Tours, Guided Walks, Strand Adventures, Shore Explorations, Bubble Soccer, Athlethics, Zumba and a Ceili!

Bandon Red Cross Carer of the Year Award

ON Friday the 10th of June the Bandon Branch of the Irish Red Cross held the fourth Eileen Hayes Memorial Perpetual Award for Carer of the Year in the Munster Arms Hotel.

New leaves sprouting in Greenshoots programme

THIS year, 11 new businesses are participating in the Greenshoots emerging entrepreneurs programme in Macroom E Enterprise Centre in Macroom, Co. Cork. The programme is supported by Cork County Council and the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork. Now in its sixth year, Greenshoots works closely with selected entrepreneurs and helps them to prepare their businesses for the commercial world. The programme supports entrepreneurs through the initial stages of setting up

A new future for the Briery Gap

THE show will go on as they say! Thanks to the speedy and generous help from our community, the Briery Gap Theatre is looking forward to a bright new future.

Minister Creed officially launches Local Link Cork

LOCAL Link Cork is officially launched by the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Deputy Michael Creed TD. Local Link Cork provides rural and community transport throughout County Cork. It follows on from a restructuring of the rural transport groups in Cork under the new branding of Local Link. It is under the auspices of the National Transport Authority both at local county level and nationally.

Twomey Jewellers 40th anniversary

At the launch of the 40th anniversary celebrations for Twomey Jewellers in Dunmanway were: Caroline Crowley, Veronica Twomey, Ciara Burke and Rita O’Connell (West Cork Times).

Kilmacsimon Annual Fun Regatta

THE annual fun regatta for Kimacsimon was held on June 18th last at 4pm. Although we shared the date with Euro 2016 Ireland v’s Belgium it was great to see clubs from near and far participating. Clubs who participated were Galley Flash, Kinsale & Dock, Ring, Courtmacsherry, Rosscarbery & Castletownbere. For our avid soccer fans it was great to have the clubhouse setup with TV to view the match as

Kilmeen GAA notes

Junior Hurlers take on Kilbrittain in Championship Kilbree’s junior hurlers will play Kilbrittain in the first round of the championship, on Friday evening, in Bandon. In preparation for this they played a league match against Diarmuid O’Mathunas, in Rossmore on Saturday evening. The first half was very evenly match with Kilbree’s Darragh Coakley, Dylan Coffey, Don McCarthy, Damien O’Gorman and Davy O’Donovan scoring some fine points. Diarmuid O’Mathunas led by