Dig out a bike, pump the tyres, tweak the brakes, oil the chain and bring a helmet and hi-viz.
The alarm was raised at 17.45 and both the all-weather and inshore lifeboats responded immediately.
A kayaker had reported persons in the water between Horse Island and Audley Cove.
REPORTS of the ‘best festival yet’ have been flooding in from Ballydehob as the organizers relax after the Ballybehob Jazz festival last weekend.
Headliners including The Neil Cowley Trio and the Swingin’ Blue Cats were just two of the musical treats on show in Ballydehob. ‘This was the best festival yet with great music and plenty of free gigs for the many hundreds of people who arrived in Ballydehob for the bank holiday weekend,’ festival PRO Susan Coughlan told the West Cork Times.
As well as great music the weekend in Ballydehob had poetry slams, swing dress class, fantastic buskers, a street market and a pub trail. ‘We’ve had people from the UK this year and of course our regulars from Cork city. The festival is getting bigger and better every year and I want to thank all the volunteers who have worked so hard to get the village ready and to ensure that everybody enjoys the music and the fun. I would also like to thank all our sponsors and our local Gardá Jonathan McCarthy for all the support. Also Dave Walsh from the Woodford pub in Cork and thanks to Swing out Cork for their wonderful swing dance workshop, which everybody really enjoyed,’ Susan concluded.
Among those appearing this year will be Jimmy Crowley, Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, Baggyrinkle Swansea Shantymen, Jim Mageaan, Dick Miles, Jim Bainbridge Andrew Mackay and Carole Etherton, Rubicon,Lands End Bluegrass band, the Cork Singers’ Club and many many more.
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.
JOCKEY Deirdre Goggin hit a rich vein of form when recording a treble at the annual Easter Sunday road trotting meeting in Ballydehob on a cold and wet renewal of this traditional event.
Conway Tiger was the third leg of her wins in the feature Grade A trot. Matts Romeo a winner in Baltimore was the market leader despite a twenty yard handicap. Conway Tiger led from the start and was well positioned at the final turn.
by Brian Moore
THE village of Schull came to a stand still as mourners gathered to say farewell to little Clarrisa McCarthy and her father Martin.
As the bell tolled at St Mary’s Church in Schull, the single coffin was carried past the many relatives, neighbours and friends of the deceased, who stood, still in shock, at the recent tragic events. [Read more...]
Tragedy at Audley Cove – Father and three-year-old daughter’s bodies recovered from water near Ballydehob
By Brian Moore
THE residents of Ballydehob were left reeling in shock after the recovery of two bodies from the secluded Audley Cove just outside the village in the town land of Foilnamuck.
The two bodies, that of a 5o-year-old male and his three-year-old daughter were discovered in the early hours of last Wednesday morning after Gardaí were alerted to a hand written note discovered at a farm in the area.
Two bodies recovered from shoreline near Ballydehob
GARDAÍ in Bantry are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of two bodies at Audley Cove near Ballydehob.
The bodies are believed to be those of a father in his 50s and his three-year-old daughter.
THE village of Ballydehob can look forward to a bumper weekend of traditional Irish music, song, dance and entertainment as part of the 2013 Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival which will take place in the village on the weekend of Friday, March 22nd – Sunday, March 24th.
Headlining this year’s festival line-up is one of Ireland’s finest traditional groups The Raw Bar Collective.