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West Cork auction house sells Michael Flatley “foot” paintings for more than €100,000

TWO paintings by Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley that he painted with his feet were sold at auction for almost €120,000 recently by West Cork’s Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctioneers. Morgan appeared on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy prior to the sale to discuss the two Flatley paintings. Prompted by a growing demand for Irish Art at home and abroad, Skibbereen-based Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctioneers recently became the first Irish auction house to hold a

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Skibbereen Credit Union Wild Atlantic Year Photo Competition a huge success!

CONGRATULATIONS to the first winners of our Wild Atlantic Year Photo Competition, Ellen Logan and Carla Sheehy seen here at the recent presentation of their prizes, a canvas print of their photo. Ellen, from Schull is an avid photographer and Carla who is only 10-years-old shows a skill beyond her years. Both photos captured the beauty and ruggedness of our local coastline. We were thrilled with the response to the first part of our Facebook Wild Atlantic Year competition receiving

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2015

THE Ballydehob Jazz Festival, the Boutique Festival in the Back of Beyond is back for its 9th year from the 1st to the 4th May. This year will see an array of talent landing into the creative hub of  Ballydehob from local to international ; from Skibbereen to New Orleans. The highlight of the Jazz Festival 2015 will be Saturday night’s Prohibition,Rum Running, Speakeasy Party in the secret Shebeen (aka the local community hall ). The Dublin City Jazz Orchestra; an 18 piece brass band will be pumping out the tunes andjazz standards of the 20’s,30’s and

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Boost in Garda recruitment is good news for communities in West Cork

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West has welcomed the announcement that Garda recruitment will be accelerated in 2015, saying it is good news for communities in West Cork and a clear demonstration of Fine Gael’s commitment to strengthening the Gardaí. “Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, has announced that the Government is to accelerate the recruitment of Gardaí, with a further 250 recruits due to enter Garda College in 2015,” he said.