THE West Cork Vintage Club annual run takes place this Sunday (May 19th) starting at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery and heading to Baltimore via the scenic route through Glandore and Union Hall.
Up to 100 cars are exepected to take part including the classic Ford Cortina once owned by former Taoiseach Jack Lynch.
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.
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.
THE people of Clonakilty, Rossmore and surrounding areas turned out in force on Sunday to welcome home the members of the Kilmeen Drama Group who scored an historic third victory in a row at the All Ireland Open Drama Finals held in Athlone over the weekend.
FINE Gael Cork South West Deputy, Jim Daly is calling on the Government to work with the insurance industry to establish a “solidarity insurance flood fund” which could meet the needs of home owners who cannot obtain insurance on their property as a result of having claimed for flood damage in the past.
Deputy Daly will be meeting with the CEO of the Irish Insurance Federation, Kevin Thompson, next week to discuss this proposal and to seek support from the Federation.
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.
PIGS may not be flying at Clonakilty Agricultural Show on Sunday, June 9th but they certainly will be racing.
A total of 36 pigs will be making the journey from Northern Ireland to Clonakilty for the Cheltenham of Pig Racing.
MINISTER for Agriculture Simon Coveney has announced that he has extended the duration of the Imported Fodder Transport Scheme for one week. The scheme will now run until Friday 10th May.
The Minister also today confirmed that maize silage is eligible under the scheme. He said his Department has been working with the industry on this and said that large quantities of maize silage up to 6,000 tons are currently being sourced for early delivery to this country. Minister Coveney commended the Dairy co-ops for their work over the past two weeks.
After several months of preparations, this Sunday 5th May will be the highlight of 2013 in Clonakilty, when the community celebrates and commemorates four centuries since the granting of a charter which set up the Borough of Cloghnykyltye – the pre-cursor to our modern day Town Council. President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and his wife Mrs Sabina Higgins are guests of honour on this historic and proud day for Clonakilty.
As a community, we are remembering that on 5th May 1613 – 400 years to the day, the charter was granted and stipulated how who would run the affairs of the town. The roles of the Sovereign (Mayor) and Burgesses (Councillors), and the Corporation (Town Council) itself have evolved in the four hundred years to what we have today