The new €950,000 station includes a new two-storey building as well as a new pontoon for the Severn Class lifeboat the Annette Hutton.
THE West Cork Vintage Club annual run takes place this Sunday (May 19th) starting at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery and heading to Baltimore via the scenic route through Glandore and Union Hall.
Up to 100 cars are exepected to take part including the classic Ford Cortina once owned by former Taoiseach Jack Lynch.
IF you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving this Father’s Day, why not treat your dad to green fees at one of the many golf courses and clubs throughout West Cork and the country participating in Breakthrough Cancer Research’s “Drive for Dads” campaign, or play a round yourself in memory of your own father.
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has offically launched a new walking trail which has been described as Ireland’s answer to the famed “Camino de Santiago” in Spain.
The Beara Breifne Way is a 600km walking trail running from the Beara Peninsula to Breifne, County Leitrim following the line of Donal Cam O’Sullivan Beare’s march in the aftermath of the Battle of Kinsale in 1602.
BANDON Town Council has approved a proposal to name a picturesque riverside walkway the Graham Norton River Walkway to honour the comedian and famous talk show host.
The proposal was made by the Bandon Rebel Week committee as part of the Cork flagship Gathering event, which will run from October 14th-20th.
West Cork couple found guilty of handling stolen property
by West Cork Times Reporter
A LITHUANIAN national living in West Cork has been jailed for a year and banned from Ireland for five years on his release arising out of an investigation into a spate of burglaries throughout Cork and Kerry where over €90,000 worth of property was stolen.
PERMISSION to resume exploration at the site of one of the worse naval disasters of the twentieth century is under application at the Office of Public Works (OPW).
Lying 14 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale in 100 metres (328 feet) of water, the wreck of the RMS Lusitania remains undisturbed since it sank with the loss of 1201 lives at 2.28pm on Friday May 7, 1915. The ship’s owner, American businessman Gregg Bemis, has applied to the OPW for permission to conduct a series of dives on the wreck.
THE people of Clonakilty, Rossmore and surrounding areas turned out in force on Sunday to welcome home the members of the Kilmeen Drama Group who scored an historic third victory in a row at the All Ireland Open Drama Finals held in Athlone over the weekend.
THE refurbishment of Castledonovan Castle near Drimoleague is due for completion this summer, the OPW have confirmed.
It is hoped that the castle will be open to members of the public in early June or July.
Finance for the refurbishment was officially sanctioned by former minister Síle De Valera in 1991.
A great job for eight weeks in the summer (if lucky) but a hard job for the rest of the year.