WEST Cork seafood companies are set for more than €350,000 of investment as part of €2.4 million in national grant aid announced by marine minister Simon Coveney.
The funding for the 25 seafood processing companies under the 2013 Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme includes three who are based in West Cork who will receive a total of €351,493.
WEST Cork is under attack from a whole raft of proposals that will leave the region well and truly left behind if they are allowed to go ahead; that was the message from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin who spoke to West Cork Times on a recent visit to the Beara Peninsula.
Deputy Martin spent two days in Beara speaking to fishermen in Castletownbere and celebrating Donal Harrington of Ardgoom’s service to the party among other engagements. more »
THE Eyeries Family Festival will take place this year on the 19th, 20th, and 21st July and the line up for headline or main events each night is even better and more varied than last year while the range of activities during the day also increases from last year.
Damien Dempsey will officially opening the festival and headlines as the main act on the Friday night.
THE Allihies Copper Mine Museum is among eleven of Ireland’s Museums to be recognised for high standards under the Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.
The museum has been awarded interim accreditation in recognition for high standards in the management of the museum, care of collections and visitor services.
by Marie Cahalane
Mick Kelly (1845 -1933) of Beara was a Jack of all trades, making a living as a stone mason, farmer, copper miner and fisherman; he was also a man who had the distinguished pleasure of turning up at his own wake – smoking his clay pipe – having survived the Calf Rock disaster of 1881.
THE South West Fishery Local Action Group will host an information and ideas meetings on Wednesday, June 26th next in Castletownbere at the BIM Fishery College from 8pm.
All those connected with or interested in fisheries, the marine economy, and Marine tourism are encouraged to attend.