A FEAST of hilarious laughter, wonderful singing, spectacular costumes and amazing sets are on the menu for this year’s favourite fairy story, “The Babes in the Wood.”
Briery Gap is now in its 14th year of producing one of the best Panto’s in the country, with a cast of over 100 this year’s production promises to be even bigger and better than before – oh no it isn’t – oh yes it is!
Macroom boxer, Christina Desmond displays her latest awards for her boxing achievements. From left, September Winner Cork Youth Awards for ladies boxing, the Mick Leahy perpetual trophy for Best Overall Boxer of the Year for Cork City & County, The Lagan to Lee Award for Services to the Sport of Boxing & The Lagan to Lee Trophy Winner, presented at City Hall, Cork recently. Picture: John Delea.
AS the reality of abolition looms for West Cork’s town councils, opposition to the biggest shake up in Irish local government in decades is growing across the region.
The Local Government Bill which will seal the fate of 80 town councils across the country was published by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan last month.
Among the 80 councils facing the axe are Bandon, Bantry, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Macroom, and Skibbereen.
MID Cork Sinn Féin members held a protest in Macroom recently against the removal of the phone allowance in the Budget.
Hundreds of cards highlighting the unfairness of the cut were distributed to members of the public outside the post office as pensioners came to collect their pensions. The protest was then continued at the shopping centre.
IT is hoped that approval of funding of €410,873 to Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Society for the construction of a new museum in the village will see the project become a reality in the near future.
The proposal is to build a purpose built museum and community space over two floors in Kilmurry Village. It consists of an entrance foyer, exhibition display space, audio-visual room, hall & kitchenette, toilets, circulation and general and museum storage space, office and landscaped courtyard.
YOUTH Reach Macroom Centre for Education hosted their annual awards night in the Castle Hotel recently.
The night was attended by students, parents members of the Board of Management and guest speakers from Cork Education and Training Board. more »
GARDAÍ from the West Cork Drug Unit assisted by gardaí from Macroom searched a house at Ron Na Killa, Tarelton, south of Macroom recently where they discovered 600 cannabis plants with an approximate street value of €480,000.
A male 30-year-old male, Piotr Stancik, originally from Slovakia was arrested at the scene and brought to Bandon Garda station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act.
MACROOM’S Castle Hotel has been named as Munster’s Best Hotel Carvery at the Grand Final of The Great Carvery Competition 2013.
The prestigious awards, which are one of the largest in the country, are run on an annual basis by Unilever Food Solutions and are highly sought after by industry professionals. The Great Carvery Competition acknowledges Ireland and Northern Ireland’s love of carvery, recognising the very best pub and hotel carveries that the island has to offer.
by Stephen Johnson and David Forsythe
KENMARE has been named as Ireland’s tidiest small town at the SuperValu Tidy Towns competition scoring an impressive 312 out of a possible 400 points, one point ahead of Clonakilty on 311.
The overall national winner was Moynalty in Co. Meath who scored 316 points beating Killarney, Co. Kerry, winner of the large town category who scored 315 points.