by Brian Moore
WITH the National Spring Clean Campaign well underway, volunteers across West Cork are turning their attention from the land to the sea.
“This year, once again, we will be taking our campaign for cleaner beaches to the many bays and beaches in West Cork and once again we have volunteers willing to give of their time and energy to ensure that the environment and our world famous coastline is clean and welcoming,” Teddy Browne of Cork County Council told West Cork Times.
THE Ewe Experience in Glengarriff is celebrating 20 years in business in West Cork.
To celebrate this landmark 20 people will be given free tickets to the popular visitor destination, which is Ireland’s only interactive sculpture garden.
To enter the competition visit the Ewe web site www.theewe.com and answer the following question:
TOURISM Minister Michael Ring has unveiled the final route for the Wild Atlantic Way, a new touring route running from West Cork to Donegal.
The Minister joined Fáilte Ireland to present the final route to 300 top overseas tour operators attending Meitheal 2013, Ireland’s largest tourism trade fair.
ALMOST a quarter of a million euro has been allocated to harbour projects and coastal development programmes in West Cork.
The funding has been made available under the Fishery Harbours and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme 2013.
WHEN the supporters of Garnish GAA club on the Beara Peninsula realised that there would be no wedding in the parish in 2013 they decided to host their own and raise much needed funds for the club.
The Big Fat Fake Wedding will take place at Allihies Community Hall on Saturday, April 20th.
by Diarmuid Cohalan and David Forsythe
THE current scarcity of animal fodder in many farms has now reached a critical point with many farmers throughout West Cork desperately trying to cope with the worst spring growing conditions in memory.
The fact that cattle were housed in mid to late October 2012, means that in farms where stock are still indoors, the cattle wintering period is now approaching six months.
by Stephen Johnson
More than 250 concerned Kenmare area residents turned out for a meeting at Pobailscoil Inbhear Sceine recently to express their alarm over rumours that the National Ambulance Service is planning to reduce ambulance service in Kenmare.
Under the new proposal Kenmare would have ambulance service from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but only an ambulance car available from 8pm. to 8am.
Community artist Sean O`Laoighaire and Publican Kay Breen present Matron Cathy Sheehan with the proceeds of the Art 4 All Pop-Up Gallery and Coffee Morning in aid of St Joseph’s Community Hospital held at Breen`s Lobster bar recently.
Arts 4 All is a new and dynamic Arts Group in Beara, Following on from successfully graduating from Fetac Level 5 Community Arts Practice and Fetac Level 6 Arts in the Community Courses lead By Beara’s “Artist in Residence, Sean O’Laoghaire.
ON Wednesday 5th December 2012 he school children in Scoil an Chroí Ró-Naofa, Castletownbere planted 500 tulip bulbs with the help of Connie Downey from Garra Fadó Garden Centre, Eyeries, who very generously donated 100 bulbs to the cause.
The day began with Connie giving a lesson to the children in the art of bulb planting.