IT’S going to be a fantastic West Cork Christmas as the local businesses prepare for the festive season with a positive outlook for 2014.
Across the region businesses from Kinsale to the peninsulas are reporting an upbeat atmosphere as customers look forward to the best Christmas in years.
In Bantry the business association has been working hard to ensure that their many loyal customers and visitors will have something to celebrate this Christmas season. more »
by Louise Roseingrave
A FRESH produce stall bringing a taste of West Cork to the city is to become a permanent fixture at the English Market.
The Fresh from West Cork stall is capturing shoppers hearts since its opening just over two weeks ago.
GARDAÍ in Macroom have arrested four males following the seizure of cannabis plants with an estimated street value of approximately €100,000.
The discovery was made at around 10pm on Sunday, December 15th during a planned search at a house in Rusheen, about four miles from Macroom.
ANTI-fluoride campaigners gathered in Bantry to stage a protest against the mandatory fluoridation of Irish water.
Prominent anti-fluoride campaigners Declan Waugh, Bantry town councillor Dermot Murphy, Skibbereen town councillor Karen Coakley and ‘The Girl Against Flouride’ Aisling Fitzgibbon were among the speakers at the public protest to be staged in Bantry Town Square.
PROMOTING cruise tours in West Cork took a significant boost recently with a visit from tour operators and cruise ship organisers to the region.
The group visited the Skibbereen and Bantry area and the Beara Peninsula amongst others.
Cllr Mary Hegarty, chairman of the Western Committee of Cork County Council, brought the Group to Bantry House & Garden where they received a private tour with Brigitte Shelswell-White.
Figures produced by the CSO show that 37,603 people in County Cork were on the Live Register in November. This compares to 41,268 for November 2012, a reduction of 3,665.
The earthquake which measured 2.6 magnitude on the Richter scale and according to the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) it was the first recorded in the area since records began.
82-year-old Abraham Busteed, a retired farmer from Lissaphooka was the driver and only occupant of a car involved in a collision with a second car at a crossroads. The driver and three occupants of the second car were uninjured.
THE Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has said that while it welcomes the assessment of aquaculture and fishing activities in Roaring Water Bay it is concerned that proposed changes to activities don’t go nearly far enough.
The Bay has long been designated as an area of high importance for nature conservation for its reefs, gardens of sea grass, porpoises, seals, otters and a myriad of other marine life. more »
KINSALE Chamber of Tourism & Business launched its ‘Christmas Card from Kinsale’ campaign, to coincide with switching on of the lights on the new Christmas tree in the Town Council Park.
Mayor, Tony Cierans helped switch on the lights on the beautiful new 8m Christmas tree as well as the new lights on Main Street. Santa and Mrs Claus arrived by fire engine to meet many local children and the ‘Kinsale Voices’ choir, to kick start the festive season in Kinsale.