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Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes 25/07/16

Juniors bow out to stronger team! Kilmeen juniors bowed out to Kilmacabea, a more experienced side in the junior A football championship on Sunday evening. This third round tie was played in perfect conditions in Drimoleague. Don McCarthy got the first point for Kilmeen, followed quickly by a Kilmacabea point. The Leap side had a series of wides before converting a number of chances. Some exciting attacking play by Oige

Inchydoney Summer Swim, August 7th at 2pm

For the first time an organised swim is held at Inchydoney beach and will take place on Sunday 7th August. This is a fundraising event, all proceeds go to Cork Surf Lifesaving which provide valuable lifesaving training to all ages. The community at Cork Surf Lifesaving host children’s summer camps as well as pool and ocean training in lifesaving skills and promote water safety throughout the year. For more info

“Desert to Sea” art exhibition at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Artists Majella O’ Neill Collins and Joan Maureen Collins take you from ‘Desert to Sea’ through an exhibition of new paintings on display at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Co. Cork Overlooking two magnificent stretches of Blue Flag beach, just outside the pretty heritage town of Clonakilty in West Cork, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is the perfect setting to feature an exhibition of new paintings titled ‘Desert to Sea.’ 

Ellen Hutchins Festival 2016

The Ellen Hutchins Festival is taking place again in West Cork during Heritage Week (20-28 August). Ellen, who was born in 1785 in Ballylickey was Ireland’s first female botanist and was also an accomplished botanical artist. The festival will celebrate her life and work through walks, talks, workshops and exhibitions. The festival kicks off with a seaweed event by Dr Susan Steele on Whiddy island (11am Sunday 21st August) and

Ilen River Blueway officially launched

Cllr Joe Carroll, deputising for the Mayor of the County of Cork officially launched the Ilen River Blue Way, which stretches from Baltimore to Skibbereen on Friday, July 22nd from Baltimore Harbour. This is the first Blueway developed by Cork County Council and is a relatively new concept in Ireland. Cork County Council will also manage, maintain and carry out a local inspection regime on the Ilen River Blueway, ensuring

Celebrating Traditional Music in its Purest Form “Masters of Tradition” Bantry, West Cork Wednesday 17th – Sunday 21st August 2016

Now in its 14th year, Masters of Tradition, taking place in Bantry from 17 – 21 August, continues to celebrate traditional music in its purest form. Artistic Director Martin Hayes, the renowned fiddler from County Clare, will once again open and close this year’s Masters of Tradition. Joining him in the opening concert will be guitarist Dennis Cahill, fiddler Liz Knowles and New York clarinettist Doug Wieselman. Also appearing throughout

Gloria Steinem draws overflow crowd at West Cork Literary Festival

by Penelope Thoms Famed American author, feminist, editor and political activist Gloria Steinem filled the Windward Room of the Maritime Hotel in Bantry on Saturday, 23rd July, to talk to more than 400 women – and about a dozen men – about her new book MY LIFE ON THE ROAD as part of this year’s West Cork Literary Festival. Steinem’s probably could have filled Croke Park; her event was sold

New Mizen photography festival announced

THE FotoMizen Photography Festival 2017 is a new all-inclusive festival in West Cork. Bringing together all aspects of photography from capture to publication and everything in between. Experts with many different photography skills will be hosting practical and hands-on workshops, discussion panels with leading personalities will cover relevant and trending topics, photography exhibitions will be held and there will be plenty of opportunities to network, share your passion and learn more

Sponsorship Evening – Kilmacsimon Rowing Club

On July 22nd a cheese & wine reception was held in the Kilmacsimon Community centre as a special thank you to our kind sponsors for our club gear and new set of oars. Each oar blade has the company logo applied which will be on show at all forthcoming regattas and for the All Ireland Rowing Championships which will be held in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal on Aug 13th & 14th

Ana Gog @ The High Tide Club Saturday July 30th 9pm – as part of the Beara Arts Festival

Ana Gog are a five-piece band based in Dublin, Ireland. Their sound is an eclectic mix of folk, post/prog rock and electronica with contemporary influences. To date the band have had two official releases, the album ‘Making Trails’ in 2013 and the EP ‘Resemblance’ which was released in 2014. After touring in India and Europe and after a period of writing and rehearsing the band returned to the studio in

Trump on the stump – candidate playing to a “shrinking minority of the increasingly-diverse American electorate”

by Stephen Johnson Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this past week was aimed at his supporters, who constitute a shrinking minority of the increasingly-diverse American electorate. His speech, on the final night of the convention, focused on the supposed dangers posed by illegal immigrants, the rise in domestic violence, trade deals that harm mostly-white, older blue-collar American workers, and the threat posed by foreign-based

IFA launches National Farm Safety Awareness Day – Thursday 21st July

IFA President, Joe Healy said that farming can be a dangerous occupation, and that is why it is so important that farmers take a proactive approach to farm safety. IFA National Farm Safety Awareness Day (July 21st) is about encouraging farm families to take time to review their Farm Safety Risk Assessment document to make their farms a safer place to work and live.

A splash of colour at the Blue House Gallery, Schull

Two painters and a printmaker, each with a profound relationship to colour, join forces at Blue House Gallery, Schull, 29 July -11 August; Grainne Cuffe, Catherine Weld and Helen O’Keeffe. Grainne Cuffe, one of the most well known and accomplished printmakers in the country is celebrated for her large and exotic botanical prints. Two sculptors, Angela Fewer and James McCarthy compliment the exhibition of work on the walls with their

Swinging Back to the 60s – All You Need is LOVE in Skibbereen & 60s Home Decor

With Lauraine Farley On Friday 22nd July The whole town of Skibbereen will reverberate to the sounds of the 60s for the day with shops displaying posters and artefacts from the period and staff dressed in period costume. it will be Great fun for locals and visitors alike. Perfect timing for the opening of the fabulous New Vintage shop ‘Liberty & Jasmine’ on Bridge Street where not only will you

Two Sherkin artists celebrate the sea with ‘Beneath & Beyond’

Two artists from Sherkin Island will hold a joint exhibition of paintings at the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from 7th August until 20th August. ‘Beneath & Beyond’ is the second two-person show by artists, Jo Ashby and Majella O’Neill Collins, both of whom paint seascapes from their Sherkin Island studios.

Outdoor theatre returns to West Cork with Zorro

The Viceroy of New Spain, aided by the evil Ramón family, has turned New Spain into a tyrannical, poverty-stricken wasteland for the townspeople. Their legendary hero, Zorro, is their only hope of relief and resolution. As the rebel group The Alliance attempt to fight back, Zorro must be smarter than he has ever been to stop the Ramóns from turning his beloved people against him. Can he change his ways