ALMOST a quarter of a million euro has been allocated to harbour projects and coastal development programmes in West Cork.
The funding has been made available under the Fishery Harbours and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme 2013.
by Diarmuid Cohalan and David Forsythe
THE current scarcity of animal fodder in many farms has now reached a critical point with many farmers throughout West Cork desperately trying to cope with the worst spring growing conditions in memory.
The fact that cattle were housed in mid to late October 2012, means that in farms where stock are still indoors, the cattle wintering period is now approaching six months.
THE 24th annual Opinion / Bandon Co-op awards ceremony took place in the Munster Arms Hotel recently with more than 500 people in attendance.
Guest of Honour Sean Kelly MEP, former President of the GAA presented the awards to a total of 26 individuals and clubs who have contributed hugely to the sporting, cultural, social and voluntary life of West Cork over the past 12 months.
GARDAÍ at Skibbereen investigating the fatal road traffic collision that happened in the early hours of Monday morning are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
Investigating officers are particularly anxious to speak to two men who were at the scene of the collision and gave valuable assistance to ambulance personnel.
“It was found in an antique shop in London by a collector who has moved up to the Hebrides,” said Rae.
“He passed it to my cousin who displays old articles in his tweed shop and I saw it there and thought I would try to trace it’s origins as a matter of interest.
The event will be coordinated from the Community Hall where anyone who needs guidance or suggestions can come from 4pm to 5pm.
A particular welcome will await people who live outside the village boundary, (the speed limit sign), who would like to help in areas where there are few or no residents. Refreshments afterwards at the Community Hall.
A REPORT from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the sinking of the Tit Bonhomme in January 2012 has found that fatigue was a major factor in the sinking of the vessel.
The reports findings show that the vessel was on auto-pilot when she struck rocks at the mouth of Glandore Harbour resulting in the loss of five crew members, one of the six crew survived the tragedy.
ONCE again this unlikely West Cork village has planned an outstanding programme of live jazz performance and complimentary fringe events over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
In its usual bid to book the best, the Ballydehob Jazz Festival has bagged the Neil Cowley Trio for this year’s headline slot on Sunday 5th May, Cowley’s only scheduled appearance in Republic of Ireland this spring.