MELFEST, the one day festival at the Tin Pub in Ahakista, was a resounding success. A total of €5,500 was raised, which was a fantastic achievement. It would not have been possible without the kindness, generosity and patience of the sponsors:The Tin Pub, Karma Parking, Ciara ‘O Driscoll, John O’Connor, CoCoMoJo, The Calvinists, Ikarhumba, Lionheart, W!ld, Jaime Dare, Mac Westie, Stuart Wild, Bean and Irene, Noel Maguire, Sultans of Sin.
THE Irish Pub film goes on release nationwide Thursday 4th of October, “an ode to the Irish pub” this film features DeBarra’s in Clonakilty as well as a few other public houses throughout the country.
The Irish Pub is a eulogy to the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run them.
The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of The Irish Pub.
One was when two local men Tim O’Sullivan and Micheal Kirby discussed the possibility of forming a fundraising group for charity, the other when a Caheragh man, the late iconic Professor Gerry O’Sullivan was instrumental in creating the Cork Cancer Research Centre.
CSO figures published recently show a 6.5% rise in overseas visits to Ireland for the first eight months of 2013.
The figures on overseas travel indicate that all four main overseas markets are showing positive growth, and Ireland is set to surpass the Gathering target of attracting an additional 325,000 visitors this year.
by Stephen Johnson
THE Courts Service may close the Court House in Kenmare and three other Kerry Towns — Cahirceveen, Dingle and Killorglin — claiming that the four proposed for closure are only used about 10 times a year for judicial cases and have a low annual case count.
TWO charities that work in sub-Saharan Africa, and both of which have links with Bantry, have joined forces to help some of the poorest communities in the world this October.
They are holding a big bric-á-brac sale, Wednesday 2nd October –Saturday 5th October (10am-6pm) in The Old Cinema, The Square, Bantry.
In 2003, the whole town, businesses, schools, the town council, workplaces, the churches and people young and old supported the efforts to become a Fairtrade Town.
There will be a full programme of events published and distributed in the next few weeks, but be prepared for parades, musical concerts, live local talent, a variety of sporting events and adventure races, charity fundraisers along with much much more! It promises to be a great week for the town, with many sporting clubs and local businesses playing their part.
SKIBBEREEN Rowing Club are the undisputed top dogs in rowing after scooping three of the four national titles from the 2013 eFlow Go Row Grand League Series.
The Grand League is a series of four major regattas which take place across the country.
Inchydoney House had a guide rating of €450,000 but was finally sold for €700,000 after considerable interest was shown at the auction held at the Inchydoney Lodge and Spa Hotel.