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Corcaigh, Ireland

Bandon

Further delays to flood and sewerage works in Bandon

NEWS that there will be further delays to the sewerage works and flood works in Bandon was given to councillors last Monday at the Western Division meeting of Cork County Council. The transfer of assets from the council to Irish Water was accompanied with confirmation that Irish Water were seeking to redesign the sewerage scheme to make it more cost effective.

The XPERT diabetes programme comes to Bandon and Clonakilty

A series of free education sessions for people with diabetes are planned for Bandon and Clonakilty in January 2015.   The award winning X-PERT programme is being organised by HSE Community Dietitians Bernie Dennehy and Melissa Byrne, in conjunction with local general practitioners. The aim of the programme is to educate people affected by diabetes so that they can best manage their condition, improve their health and increase their control over

Funding approved for Goggins Hill works

LOCAL Labour TD, Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that Goggins Hill (N71) Hill Drainage Improvement Scheme has been included in a €33m Roads Programme announced today.  The announcement was made as part of the Select Committee to recommend a Supplementary Estimate of €162 million for the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Bandon Schools ICT Initiative

The idea of asking local firms and individuals for their old PC’s and laptops came from a shortage of ICT equipment in our local schools. As a local secondary school teacher who teaches computers and as a parent to kids in a local primary school… it is obvious that the best way to teach young people about the strengths and advantages of computers is to get young people familiar with

Local live register shows further fall in unemployment

CSO figures just released show the number of people in Cork signing on has fallen by over 11%. According to local TD Michael McCarthy this shows the job-led economic recovery is starting to be felt locally.   “Nationally the figures from the Central Statistics Office show that there were 352,647 people on the Live Register in November, a reduction of 38,860 or 10% on the same month in 2013. Unemployment

200 attend Dick Barrett lecture in Clonakilty

MORE than 200 people packed into the largest room in The Clonakilty Parish Centre last week for the lecture on “Dick Barrett and the Mountjoy Executions” organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage. Tom O’ Neill gave an excellent illustrated presentation on the patriot’s life from his humble beginnings in Ballineen as a farmers son, to becoming a Primary School teacher and progressing to the position of Principal and was also an

Urru Festive Charity Tea Party

The Season of Goodwill – Urru Festive Charity Tea Party Sunday 14 December 2014 2.30pm – 4.30pm This year Urru is combining its annual Festive Baking Competition and its Local Community Groups & Charities Festive Tea Party into a single “season of goodwill” celebration event.

New children’s book inspires nostalgia with its old-fashioned charm

A UNIQUE new book for children aged 5-10 years, Jackie Dorey Stories was launched recently by Bandon author and artist, Elizabeth Giles. Also known as “Granny Woodfort”, the 82-year-old great-grandmother has compiled a collection of her favourite Jackie Dorey stories, featuring an eccentric family of tiny people who live at the bottom of a beech tree. The stories have been passed down through generations of the Giles family and hark