THE Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has said that while it welcomes the assessment of aquaculture and fishing activities in Roaring Water Bay it is concerned that proposed changes to activities don’t go nearly far enough.
The Bay has long been designated as an area of high importance for nature conservation for its reefs, gardens of sea grass, porpoises, seals, otters and a myriad of other marine life. more »
TWO major West Cork school building projects are among 70 that have been announced across the country by Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn.
Construction work will proceed in 2014 on the new Skibbereen Post Primary School Amalgamation (Mercy Heights, De La Salle, Rossa College) and the long overdue extension works at Kinsale Community School.
Sean Murray with Marie O’Regan and Una Murray (Sean Murray Fashions, Skibbereen) presenting a cheque to Eileen Kearney of The Irish Cancer Society for more than €2,600 which was raised in store throughout October. more »
IN a recent event to mark the retirement of Gerald O’Brien from his position of Treasurer and Board Member of West Cork Arts Centre, Chairperson, Sean O’Ceallaigh presented him with an original artwork by artist and fellow Board Member, Paula Marten.
Gerald O’Brien was a founding member of WCAC and served an unprecedented 27 years on the Board. Reflecting on his long association with WCAC, Gerald recalled the challenge he experienced in the early days of interpreting and evaluating the wide variety of artworks that were exhibited at the Arts Centre.
IT was a good day for West Cork at the Good Food Ireland awards held in Dublin recently with the region picking up three awards and reinforcing West Cork’s reputation as one of Ireland’s top food destinations.
Among the winners at the event which was attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny was Kalbo’s Cafe run by Siobhan O’Callaghan and husband Anthony O’Boyle in Skibbereen who were named as Ireland’s Best Café despite stiff opposition from some very well known establishments around the country.
A 26-year-old Skibbereen man has been formally charged with several offences in relation to a fatal car accident in which he was the driver earlier this year.
Sean Casey with an address at Corragannive, Ring, Skibbereen was charged at Clonakilty District Court with dangerous driving causing the death of Megan Johnston at Ilen, Skibbereen, on 8th April last.
LORRAINE Kelleher, a 17-year-old student at Mercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen has just released her debut novel Trouble in the Workshop.
Lorraine has decided to donate all profits to two charities which she says are very personal to her- The Irish Cancer Society and Marymount Hospice.
“There may be Trouble in the Workshop”, said Hugh Morley, HR Manager at Marymount Hospice, “but initiatives by people like Lorraine Kelleher help to generate the peace and calm one associates with hospice care.”
A MONSTER free draw will see shoppers in Skibbereen in with a chance to win €5,000 in shopping vouchers and win a hamper every day between the 1st – 14th December!
Over 50 businesses in Skibbereen have come together for the second year to arrange this special promotion to encourage people to shop locally, to attract new shoppers to the town and to give all of them a reward for their continued support.
GARDAÍ in Bantry are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred near Skibbereen.
The accident is believed to have happened sometime between 10pm on Thursday, November 21st and 7am on Friday, November 22nd at Tooreen on the L4231 road which runs from the Skibbereen – Drimoleague road to Drinagh village.
A GENEROUS benefactor has stepped up to fund an RNLI lifeboat in Union Hall in memory of his late wife.
Retired radiologist Dr Raymond Fielding from Monkstown in Cork has pledged to pay for the lifeboat serving Glandore Harbour following a two-year trial phase.
The vessel will be named after Mr Fielding’s late wife Christine, who died last year.