On Wednesday the 17th of August the first Carbery regional meeting took place at Rossmore Hall. On the night upcoming events were discussed and what the plan for the Macra year will be. On Friday the 19th of August there was a celebration party held in Lisheen for the Caheragh Macra lads who won the all Ireland Farm skills in Tullamore Show a great night was had.
Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat spends over 12 hours at sea rescuing a yacht which had become demasted in storm force conditions. The Castletownbere lifeboat, the Annette Hutton, was launched early this morning (Saturday 20th August 2016) when Valentia Coastguard Radio requested assistance to a yacht in difficulties forty five miles south of Mizen head in West Cork. The eight metre yacht, with one person on board, had left the Azores
Clonakilty Camera Club will be returning after the summer break on Wednesday 7th September at O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty at 8pm, with a full programme of events for the next term.
Andy O’Neill from Kilkenny and Emma Ni Chearuil from Galway have been crowned the new King and Queen of Gingerdom at the 7th Annual Redhead Convention which is in full swing in Crosshaven, Co. Cork this weekend. The fun, family festival of ginger-loving madness is a celebration of all things to do with having fabulous red hair, the rarest hair colour in the world. Accepting her award, the incoming
Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean 2016 – Join the world’s largest coastal cleanup – @CleanCoasts #BigBeachClean
Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean is taking place on the weekend of the 16th, 17th & 18th of September all over Ireland. Clean Coasts is once again teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Join us by registering your beach clean on Clean Coasts website, and receive your free Beach Clean pack! www.cleancoasts.org
by Stephen Johnson Lorge Chocolatier, located in Bonane on the main road from Glengarriff to Kenmare, has opened a new chocolate shop on Henry Street in Kenmare. Owner Benoit Lorge, an award-winning chocolatier, says he takes his inspiration from the stunning countryside of the Caha Mountains and the lakes, rivers and bays that surround him.
The Great Irish Beer Festival is an Irish craft beer festival that will be held in Cork City Hall from Thursday 22nd to Saturday the 24th of September 2016. The event is open to the public from 5pm-10pm on Thursday and 2pm-10pm on Friday and Saturday. It is a ticketed event with prices ranging between €11 and €15 for day tickets, and €22-€25 for weekend passes. Capacity of the venue
THE Adult Education & Training Exhibition takes place in City Hall on Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 1 September. It is open to the public from 1-8 p.m. each day and admission is free. The exhibition is open to any group or organisation offering classes or courses or activities for adults.
GREENSHINE are a family trio comprising of Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie. Their material straddles the boundaries of contemporary, folk and roots and includes many self-penned songs. Their fast picking and close harmonies are a treat to the ear.
Now that summer holidays are almost over and autumn activities are being planned, perhaps you may consider volunteering a little of your time with CoAction. Being a “Buddy” to one of the people in their service is a very social type of volunteering, engaging in activities that both you and the person in CoAction enjoy.
Bank of Ireland donation to Skibbereen Rowing Club for Gary & Paul O’Donovan’s Road to Rio. From left, Michael Deasy, Tony Walsh, Geraldine Walsh, Eileen O’Leary, Tricia Minihane, Sean O’Brien, Celeste Shorten.
Crew Commander Ted Brady, Fire Fighter Alan Crowley, Chief Fire Officer Jim Johnson, Fire Fighter Michael Hegarty and Fire Fighter Stephen O’Mahony introducing the latest Fire Engine to their fleet. As part of its ongoing commitment to be at the forefront of safety, Cork Airport has added a modern, next generation fire fighting vehicle to its fleet. The vehicle, known as an Avenger, will replace an older machine that has
All – Ireland Report This year’s All-Ireland coastal rowing championships were held in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The Myross Club had an extremely successful weekend with 5 Gold, 3 Silver & 2 bronze medals & were the best of the South West. Racing began on Friday evening. The first crew to take to the water were the Cork Yawl Ladies. Conditions were quite choppy but the Myross crew of Kathy Galvin,
Over 120 people made the long journey to Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal for the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships to support the Galley between August 12th and 14th. With 2 boats, 5 coxes, 19 crews and 45 different rowers, it was a jam-packed weekend of action for the club. Friday, August 12th, saw the finals of the Traditional and Regional boat categories taking place with the club having a crew in both
#Pulllikeadog for Skibbereen Rowing Club Wednesday 17th August; Skibbereen Rowing Club have launched their official O’Donovan Brothers limited edition #Pulllikeadog t-shirts in aid of the club which has produced two of Ireland’s top sportspeople and Olympic Silver medalists. Gary and Paul O’Donovan stormed in to the hearts of the nation on Friday last when they claimed Silver in the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls while also creating TV gold with their witty interviews.
2016 All – Ireland Champtionships August 12th to 15th saw the 2016 All – Ireland Championships in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. A total of 47 clubs from all over the country travelled to battle it out and for the Kilmacsimon club it was quite a long distance from home yet despite the distance family and friends travelled in force. Saturday saw a day of heats, with the Vet Ladies, Pre Vet
All Star Colm O’ Neill Presented ‘Kit for Kids’ to Beara girls & boys in Murphy’s SuperValu, Castletownbere
SuperValu Teams Up With GAA Stars for 2016 ‘Kits for Kids’ Initiative Colm O’ Neill, has teamed up with SuperValu to present Beara underage teams with their 2016 ‘Kit for Kids’ packages. The Cork star appeared in Murphy’s SuperValu in Castletownbere on Tuesday 16th of August to present young players from Beara with juvenile O’Neills kit including playing gear and training equipment as part of SuperValu’slong standing support as sponsor
Four of Ireland’s most well known print artists, Yoko Akino, Jean Bardon, James McCreary and Ruth O’Donnell are showing at Blue house Gallery (26 August — 08 September) with an exhibition of remarkable skill and artistry in the realm of etching, monoprint and mezzotint, skills that have been honed to a high degree of perfection by the dedication of consummate professionals. All the artists are members of Graphic Studio Dublin, the oldest and
The Support Your Local campaign has today launched an employment trail map, which seeks to highlight the job and wage contribution of the drinks and hospitality industry in Ireland. More than 204,000 people rely on the drinks and hospitality sector for direct employment.
Described as one of the finest songwriters on the planet Declan O’Rourke finds himself held in the esteem of the likes of Ronnie Wood, Chris Rea, Eddi Reader and Paul Brady. Having performed beside Paul Weller, Bob Dylan, Planxty and Snow Patrol as well as being only one of a few solo performers to make a repeat appearance on the Other Voices show Declan O’Rourke brings his compelling songwriting to
Nellie, Susie and Maura of Schull Tidy Towns promoting City Go doggy bags in Schull. These are available in Schull Tourist Office, “We like to keep our streets and our green areas clean so please clean up after your dog!”. Pic: Ellen Logan
The Donkey Sanctuary and the ISPCA collaborate to offer lifelong care for neglected donkey ‘Walshie’
The ISPCA responded to reports of a neglected donkey in a farm in Co. Limerick at the beginning of August. The donkey was rescued with severely overgrown hooves; he has since been transferred into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary. The ISPCA received a report from a concerned member of the public regarding the neglect of a donkey in Limerick. On arrival ISPCA Inspector Walsh discovered a grey middle
Crosshaven is the land of a thousand gingers this weekend for the annual Irish Redhead Convention. Redheads of all shades from strawberry blonde to titian and from all corners of the world are expected to descend on Crosshaven, Co. Cork this weekend, 19-21 August for the 7th annual Irish Redhead Convention. The fun family festival of ginger-loving madness is a celebration of all things to do with having fabulous red
Pictured are children from Bantry Community Games who took part in the Swimming competitions at the recent Community Games National Finals in Athlone. L-R Aysia Murphy, Ella Downey, Ellen Collins, Aisling Stock & Eoin Stock.
The Festival organised by Bantry Development & Tourism commemorates the life and work of Captain Francis O’Neill, music collector, Tralibane, Bantry will be be officially opened at 6.30pm on Friday 9th September in Bantry Community Tourist Office by the Mayor of Cork County Cllr Seamus McGrath. That will be followed by a concert in St. Brendan’s Church at 8pm featuring Frankie Gavin and Dé Danann. A very special feature of
A body has been recovered from the water following an intensive search for a local fisherman who went missing in the Schull area on Monday night.