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International autism specialist to speak at event in Bandon

SPECIAL Strength for Special Parents is a unique financial and health education evening for parents of young and adult children with an intellectual disability or autism. The charity event is the brainchild of two young business women Caroline Crowley of Chartered Accountancy firm Charles P Crowley & Co and Bandon based nutritional therapist Alison Kingston.   The event is tailored to meet many practical issues ranging from financial supports to

Kilmacsimon rowing notes

All Ireland Glory for Kilmacsimon at Coastal Rowing Finals 2014   Waterville, Co Kerry looked splendid in the late summer sun as the 2014 All Ireland Coastal Rowing Finals kicked off last weekend, with races commencing on Friday evening, August 15th and concluding on Sunday August 17th. Kilmacsimon got off to a flying start, when on the Friday evening, the first success for the Club went to the Cork Yawl

Le Chéile Rose returns to Ballineen following 14-year absence

by Liam O’Driscoll   THE Village Inn Enniskeane hosted the Le Chéile Rose competition recently; organised by Ballineen Foróige Club, this charity event in aid of the Irish Kidney Association saw seven enthusiastic and inspirational ladies take to the stage, each representing a local business or organisation.   As part of their annual citizenship project, Ballineen Foróige Club decided to revive and awaken this event which first took place in

One stop diabetes health check opportunity Diabetes Ireland in West Cork

DIABETES Ireland, Southern Office will hold a screening and information event in Scannell’s Pharmacy, Ballineen on Friday, August 29th. Any member of the general public is welcome to pop in between 10am and 4pm ( exc. Lunch 1pm to 2pm).   The screening consists of a risk assessment and blood glucose testing, a simple five second test, which is a tool used to help identify people who may be at

Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club notes

SWCYRA 2014 Championship – Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club continue to shine Scenic Schull was the venue last Sunday August 10th for the 4th and penultimate round of the SWCYRA Championship 2014. Kilmacsimon crews again performed very well winning 5 races,   they were runners up in 4  and finished third in 6  races. Medal tally was as follows: Gold: U14 ladies(Claire Cummins, Sarah Neary, Saoirse McCarthy, Kate Murphy, cox Sean

Council called on to improve condition of “Gateway to West Cork”

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has expressed his dissatisfaction with the current condition of the area surrounding the Halfway Roundabout which he labelled as the Gateway to West Cork.   In a letter written to the County Manager Tim Lucey by Deputy Daly he stated that the current condition of the verges, the road edge and the roundabout centre was something that caused him great annoyance

Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club notes

Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club continue to accumulate silverware at Cork County Coastal Rowing Final 2014 Kilmacsimon crews and supporters travelled east to Passage for the first time in almost 20 years last Sunday July 27th to compete in the 2014 Cork County Coastal Rowing Final, the largest coastal rowing event outside of the All Irelands, hence the earlier 9am start.