SINCE the first batch came off the printers, organisers of Cork Rebel Week have been inundated with applications for the coveted Rebel Passport, with thousands of people from all over the globe vying to prove their “Corkness” and get their hands on one. Now there’s an opportunity for businesses from all over West Cork to get in on the act and become a Rebel Passport Partner free of charge.
THE Sinn Fein Summer School returns again to The Mills Inn Baile Bhuirne this year with a very impressive line up of contributors for the event on June 28th and 29th.A large crowd from around the country and abroad will again make the annual trip to the Gaeltacht area of West Cork with the likes of Eamon Dunphy, Sean Og O Hailpin and disability campaigner Joanne O Riordan just a few of those confirmed to speak alongside household names in the political world such as Mary Lou McDonald and Pierce Doherty.
RESIDENTS of Kenmare Community Hospital moved into their new home recently, a new 40 bed Hospital, built at a cost of €8 million replaces the existing 24 bed facility providing a much enhanced environment for residents, staff and visitors.
The new hospital is designed to provide residential care for people in the region as well as a wide range of community supports, including convalescent, respite and hospice care.
With arching blue skies and temperatures to rival Greece there have been many days of late where the only sign of cloud has been in the hedgerows.
Whether you call it hawthorn or whitethorn the tree is now at its peak, transforming from scraggy and nondescript to showy and dramatic with branches dripping in petals as though it had plunged each arm into lacy white sleeves. [Read more...]
THE Make Your Mark on Cancer Walk is set to take place at 10am on Sunday 14th July 2013.
The 22km event is in aid of The Mercy Hospital Foundation, Cork, will take place between the Viaduct Pub on the Bandon Road, Cork, and the Town Hall, Bandon.
A Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday June 22nd from 1pm at Barryroe GAA pitch.
All are welcome to enjoy bouncy castles, athletics, pony rides, GAA skills, golf skills, go-cart races etc as well as a burger bar, shop and coffee stand. Organisers hope to be joined by the Coastguard helicopter during the day.
Celebrating 49 years as Secretary of Barryroe GAA, Paddy Murphy will cut the ribbon to officially open the beautifully refurbished playground adjacent to the GAA pitch on the day also. All welcome.
KINSALE Yacht Club celebrated the official re-opening of its renovated Clubhouse at a reception for members and guests.
The 14-week construction programme included the gutting and total re-build of all changing facilities on the ground floor, to include a new Reception/Office, first-class men and women’s changing facilities, laundry, cadet training room and gym. All mechanical and electrical services within the building were replaced and the Bar/Dining areas have been totally refurbished. Also, the extended balcony offers a magnificent view over the marina and has total wheelchair access with a new lift to the main entrance area.
THE club’s annual excursion took place to Lismore on Sunday 9th June last. A wonderful day was had by all with the weather playing its part in that it was a beautiful sunny day.
The weekend following the bank holiday was yet another hectic one for the GalleyFlash. On Friday afternoon the senior pupils from Rathbarry NS visited the club to try out rowing as part of their PE class.
On arrival they were welcomed by Club Captain Danny Hayes and after getting safety instructions, they tested their skills on the rowing machines.