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West Cork News

Accidental death verdict in case of Dutch tourist

A DUTCH tourist swept into the sea off the Cork coast during a powerful storm died of blunt force trauma. A resumed inquest into the death of Othman Rathmouni (33) from Amsterdam concluded in Bantry with a verdict of accidental death.

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Wild Atlantic theme for Skibb St Patrick’s Festival 2015

This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Skibbereen is themed – “The Wild Atlantic Way” and schools, clubs and businesses throughout the community are encouraged to participate in this ever popular family event.  Businesses can get involved straight away by dressing their windows and turning Skibbereen “green” for the festival of events.

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Award Winning Clann Feirme group to launch Coppeen Festival

THIS year’s St Patrick’s Day Festival at Coppeen will be launched by members of the Crowley family Moneynacrohy Enniskeane, who recently won the top award in the TG4 Clann Feirm Factor awards program. The four member family group fought off stiff competion from a number of other family groups around the country to win the top award and €20,000. The award winning group consist of John, Helena, James and Tim Crowley, who are all members of Terelton Macra Na Feirme.

Community News

Bandon Secondary School hosts food forum and farmers market

The Home Economics Department in Colaiste Na Toirbhirte, a girls’ secondary school in Bandon, is hosting a day-long food forum and farmers market on Monday, 9th March. This innovative, one-day event aims to enhance learning in the classroom and show students how the knowledge and skills they acquire at school can connect and transfer to careers in the thriving Irish food sector.