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.
THIS Christmas will be one to remember for Clonakilty’s Yvonne Lehane who got the perfect Festive surprise on a recent visit to the Tír na Nollag “faery village”, part of Cork city’s “Glow” Christmas festival.
Love was in the air as Yvonne’s boyfriend Damien Cuffe from meticulously made preparations for a surprise proposal.
OLDER readers will fondly remember the famous “Clonakilty Sketch” of the 1970s and early 1980s.
“The Sketch” was a monthly publication of local news and views, compiled by the late David Walsh, founder of Walsh Printers who at the time was also a member of the then Urban District Council.
PUPILS at Scoil Náisiúnta Rae na Scríne set up a mini-company under the tutelage of Ann Linehan recently as part of a project to raise funds for the Just One charity that helps disadvantaged children in Nepal.
First they brain-stormed to find a good product and finally candles were chosen.
Brand, target market, prototype, U.S.P (unique selling point) the 5 P’s (product, place, promotion, price, packaging) all became common words in the daily discourse. more »
THE EGM of Sustainable Clonakilty held recently saw the organisation surviving, and after a frank discussion a number of people agreed to take on a number of new projects over the coming weeks and months which will re-invigorate the organisation.
And within a week, the first one was initiated and completed, when a number of dead chestnut trees that were felled on the Convent Road outside the town by the Town Council, were cut up, chopped into firewood and bagged.
MAJOR resurfacing works on one of the worst stretches of the main N71 route in West Cork are finally set to begin.
The works are set for the badly deteriorated section of the N71 at Ballinascarthy just east of Clonakilty.
JAMES Whyte from Lisavaird, Clonakilty was one of the recipients of the Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association National Awards 2013 held recently
James received the Young Irish Draught Show Horse of The Year award for his yearling filly, Carrigrua The White Lady.
BEFORE returning to Kathmandu recently, Declan Murphy founder of the “Just One” charity, presented two very special paintings to the new Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin in his native Clonakilty, to mark the opening of the new building.
Declan, who founded “Just One” (which offers educational opportunities to street children in Nepal), almost a decade ago, spends around two months home on what he calls his “annual pilgrimage” during which he tours local schools to thank them for their donations during the year, and also updates them on how their money is helping street children out of poverty and into education in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
LAST year Clonakilty was declared Ireland’s best Fairtrade Town because of the work of the local committee and the array of Fairtrade products available in shops, restaurants, cafés, schools and workplaces throughout the town.
This resulted in two members of the committee being invited on a two week fact finding trip to Ghana with Fairtrade Ireland.