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Centra Calls on West Cork to Walk the World for Breast Cancer

THIS October, Centra retailers are urging the people of West Cork to put on their runners and take to the streets for Centra’s Walk the World initiative. Ireland’s leading convenience retailer aims to get thousands of people to collectively walk 40,075km, the circumference of the earth, on Saturday, October 17th and several Centra stores in West Cork, among 38 across the county will be hosting walks to help raise much

Region cleans up again at Tidy Towns awards

WEST Cork and South Kerry have once again proved to be one of the tidiest regions of the country at the national SuperValu Tidy Towns awards held at Dublin’s Helix theatre. No less than 14 medals were picked up by towns ans villages in the West Cork Times area with four gold medal winners, five silver medal winners and five bronze medal winners from the area.

St Patrick’s Pipe band put West Cork on the map in Moscow

MEMBERS of the St Patrick’s youth pipe band from West Cork have just returned from a 14-day trip to Russia. They band were invited guests of the Spasskaya Tower Military Tattoo where they played in front of audiences of up to 8,000 people each night, including Vladimir Putin. The show was filmed for live television and also streamed online. The prestigious festival consisted of many other acts from around the

Planning permission granted for Bandon Hospital upgrade

PLANNERS at Cork County Council have given the green light to the planned upgrade of Bandon Community Hospital with construction on the new state of the art facility due to begin in the coming months. The new facility will be built on the existing site and will see the bed capacity at the hospital increase to 25 beds. Construction is expected to be completed within 12 months of work beginning.

Michael Collins ambush site to be upgraded

by Niamh Herlihy CORK County Council are set to carry out major improvements to the Michael Collins ambush site memorial at Béal na Bláth. The site, where Collins was assassinated by the anti-treaty forces on August 22nd, 1922 will get a facelift as part of the centenary celebrations for the 1916 Rising.

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Season Roundup

SWCYRA Championship Another great rowing season has come and gone, and a lot of great achievements have been made. From winter training in the Club’s new club house to the All-Irelands in Kerry, a lot of work and time has been put in by all involved. Kilmacsimon are celebrating a largely successful season from the SWCYRA Championship, County Final and All–Irelands.

Bandon pedestrian crossing to be moved for safety reasons

A dangerous pedestrian crossing in Bandon is set to be relocated following discussions between a local TD, the National Roads Authority and Cork County Council. Fine Gael TD Jim Daly said, “I am pleased to have received confirmation from the NRA that they are to install additional public lighting along the Bandon bypass to enhance safety at the GAA grounds and surrounding area.

Delays to Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme “an absolute disgrace”

INDEPENDENT General Election candidate Cllr Alan Coleman has described a further Government delay to Skibbereen’s flood relief scheme as “shambolic and an absolute disgrace”. The proposed major flood relief scheme is funded by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the lead agency is Cork County Council. Having completed the tender process Cork County Council sent the details of the recommended tender to the OPW for their approval on July

Heritage Week puts West Cork towns on the map

AS part of National Heritage Week, Cork County Council has begun an initiative to produce a series of maps for the seven historic towns in the West Cork region. Launching the Dunmanway Historic Town Map in Dunmanway recently. Chairman of the Western Division councillor Declan Hurley said, “It is hoped these maps will encourage an appreciation of the rich heritage of the seven towns in the region both for locals

Kelly blaming local authorities for housing crisis says councillor

FIANNA Fáil general election candidate and Cork County Councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said it is extremely unfair of Environment Minister Alan Kelly to insinuate that local authorities are not doing enough to tackle the housing and homelessness emergency.