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.
The walk took place at Bantry House and raised an impressive €1,432.
Bantry General Hospital set to benefit under small hospitals’ framework
FINE Gael Cork South West has hailed the reorganisation of public hospitals in Ireland as the most significant reform of the healthcare system in the history of the State.
These include concerns re non-payment of annual leave, entitlement to public holidays as well as concerns about employees having their working conditions or hours of work changed without consultation.
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.
Cumasú – affectionately known as ‘The Wellness Bus’, which assists people in the community of West Cork in their recovery outside the parameters of mental health services will be launched on Monday, 27th May 2013 by Ms. Kathleen Lynch, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Mental Health.
Cumasú which means “to empower” or “to redeem” is a community based project which is being undertaken by the HSE South’s West Cork Mental Health Services in partnership with the National Learning Network, RehabCare, West Cork Development Partnership and Service User Groups. more »
by Brian Moore
WHEN was the last time you had a really nice glass of sherry?
Do you know your Fino from your Oloroso, or indeed your Manzanilla?
IT’S official, the Rebel County has become the People’s Republic of Cork with the very first Rebel Passport hot off the press!
The organisers of the forthcoming Cork Rebel Week (October 14th – 20th), the flagship Gathering event for Cork, have begun distributing the much anticipated Rebel Passports to the county’s finest.
THE Friends of Bantry General Hospital annual fundraising walk ( 12 miles ) will take place on Saturday, June 22nd, gather at Drimoleague Railway Yard at 10am.
You can walk by sponsorship card or personal donation.
RUNNERS and walkers from across the country made their way to Glengarriff on Sunday last for the start of the annual Bay Run.
Over 700 participants took to the start line for the 13-mile race from Glengarriff to Bantry. ‘We were delighted once again with the turn out for the Bay Run 2013 and as usual the event was a fantastic day out for the runners, walkers and the many, many supporters who lined the route all the way into Bantry,’ Bay Run organiser, Diarmaid Murphy told the West Cork Times.
As all those walking the route got underway at 9.30am on Sunday morning the runners prepared to tackle the 13-mile road race to Bantry half an hour later. ‘We had some excellent runners from across the country taking part and I would like to congratulate all those who achieved personal best times at the Bay Run this year,’ Diarmaid continued.
First over the line in the men’s category was Sandis Bralitis with a time of 01.09.32, followed in second place by Alan O’Shea with 01.12.12 and Gavin Sweeny taking third place with 01.12.23. First female across the line in Bantry was Claire Gibbons-McCarthy with a time of 01.21.04, in second place Nollaigh O’Neill with a time of 01.25.06 and taking third place Anne-Marie Holland with 01.27.05.
‘I want to talk all the volunteers, marshals and the Gardaí both in Glengarriff and Bantry for making the day so successful. Both Ronan O’Riordan and myself would like to thank everybody who has taken part and helped organised the Bay Run over the years. Next year the Maritime Hotel will be organising the event and we would like to wish them all the best with the Bay Run 2014 and we hope for many years more,’ Diarmaid concluded.