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St Patricks Youth Pipe Band win Best Youth Band at Limerick International Band Competition and Parade

THE members of St Patricks Youth Pipe Band travelled to Limerick on Sunday 15th March for the annual International Band Parade. More than 40,000 people gathered to spectate musicians from across the world perform on the streets of the city. There were twenty four marching bands featuring musicians from across Ireland, Europe and the USA. The St Patricks Youth Pipe Band performed for the panel of adjudicators and dignitaries at the

Quality Products, Great Prices, Excellent Advice – Bandon Co Op Garden Centres at Bandon, Kinsale and Enniskeane

Advertorial At our three Bandon Co Op Garden Centres, not only are you guaranteed a huge range of gardening products  at great prices, but also excellent gardening advice from our three in-house experts! Ask the experts… At Bandon Co Op we are lucky enough to have three gardening experts with tons of experience and knowledge between them! In Bandon we have Sean Browne who has built up a large customer

New figures show Live Register down for 31 months in a row

THE Latest Central Statistics Office figures show that unemployment has dropped for 31 months in a row and that in Cork County, there has been a fall of 23.44% over that period. In Cork the number of people on the Live Register has fallen from 43,941 to 33,641 while nationally the percentage signing on has dropped from 15.2% in 2012 to 10.5% today.

West Cork employees honoured at national Centra awards ceremony

TWO Centra employees from West Cork were recently honoured at the inaugural Pride of Centra Awards 2015. Eoin Hurley (Kevin O’Leary’s Centra Bandon) and Bernadette O’Regan (Fuller’s Centra Union Hall) attended the special awards ceremony in Croke Park. The Pride of Centra Awards were developed to recognise Centra employees for their commitment and dedication shown in the workplace. The awards were established to acknowledge the Centra employees who consistently live

Award Winning Clann Feirme group to launch Coppeen Festival

THIS year’s St Patrick’s Day Festival at Coppeen will be launched by members of the Crowley family Moneynacrohy Enniskeane, who recently won the top award in the TG4 Clann Feirm Factor awards program. The four member family group fought off stiff competion from a number of other family groups around the country to win the top award and €20,000. The award winning group consist of John, Helena, James and Tim

Bandon Secondary School hosts food forum and farmers market

The Home Economics Department in Colaiste Na Toirbhirte, a girls’ secondary school in Bandon, is hosting a day-long food forum and farmers market on Monday, 9th March. This innovative, one-day event aims to enhance learning in the classroom and show students how the knowledge and skills they acquire at school can connect and transfer to careers in the thriving Irish food sector.

Tractors from all over Cork attend Halfway tractor run for autism

SEVENTY-three tractors came from all over Cork to take part in the Halfway Tractor Run recently in aid of the Cork Association for Autism. There was great excitement at the start line as the engines fired up and the procession of tractors were waved off on their journey.   Twenty three-year-old Alex Kingston who organised the fundraiser has turned his passion for tractors into a popular charity fundraising event. Last

No funding for N71 this year is a disgrace says councillor

A REPORT this week on the allocation of funding for roadworks in the county for the coming year was issued to the councillors on Cork County Council at their forthnightly meeting. The omission of any funding for the N71,the scene of many fatalities over recent years,has been met with condemnation by Bandon based Cllr Rachel McCarthy. The Sinn Féin councillor has said that it was “a disgrace” that the N71