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Bandon school girls become online singing sensations

RECENTLY Patricia Messenger on C103’s Cork Today programme spoke with teacher Gemma Magner along with students Katie Walsh Murphy, Ruth Crowley and Sarah Murphy from Colaiste na Toirbhirte in Bandon. They wowed their audience at a school ceremony by performing the song Tell Me It’s Not True from the musical Blood Brothers and a parent recording of the performance went viral. The folks at C103 decided to invite them to

Bandon bag pack for Lisheens House

Students from Hamiliton High School Bandon who gave their time to raise funds to support Lisheens House Free counselling service to help those in crisis in their community. Bag packing at Caufields Supervalue Bandon. Thanks to all who generously donated.

New HR opportunities for West Cork

AN HR professional with 35 years of corporate experience has set up his own company offering advice and support to small and medium-sized businesses. Gordon Teasdale has launched the HR Dept in South Cork and County Kerry, providing affordable outsourced HR advice and support to SMEs around the region.

Monday Movies Bandon, Next Screening Monday 16th May

BROOKLYN Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) moves from 1950s Ireland to Brooklyn, NY where there are better opportunities for her future. As Eilis adjusts to her new life, she finds love with handsome Italian-American Tony. But when a family tragedy sees her return to Ireland, she attracts attention from local bachelor Jim (Domhnall Gleeson). Faced with a fresh perspective and increasing pressure from those close to her, Eilis must decide where her

Bandon Show 2016

Caroline Crowley and Damut launching the Bandon Show 2016 which takes place in Bandon Show Grounds on Sunday May 22nd. Fantastic Prizes on the day for best dressed lady, gent, family and teenager. Pic: Gerard McCarthy

Curves Bandon opening soon

CURVES – the 30-minute full body workout designed for women – opens in Old Chapel, Bandon on Monday 16th May. Curves has helped over 10million women of all different shapes, sizes and fitness levels get fit, gain strength and lose weight, as the Curves circuit works every major muscle group and can burn up to 500 calories in half an hour.

Laura needs your votes to fulfil American dream

BANDON native Laura Hicks is one of four finalists in Budweiser’s Dream Big competition for a €50,000 “American Dream” prize. Laura has been dancing all her life and her big American dream is to visit the home of swing dancing in Harlem. She dreams of dancing with some of America’s best dancers, joined by her best bud Norah.

Bandon ladies make hockey history

by John Bohane BANDON ladies senior hockey team made history recently when they captured the Irish Hockey title for the first time in their proud history. This historic capturing of the national championship title represented the first time a national title was brought back to the Bandon Hockey Club.

Exceptional year for Bandon’s James French

by John Bohane BANDON Grammar secondary school student James French enjoyed an exceptional year representing his province in U18 rugby, and representing his country with great distinction in shot put. James, who is in fifth year in the prestigious West Cork secondary school, won the All-Ireland intermediate title in shot put, while he represented the Munster U18 side in the Inter-Pro’s last season.

Walking in the footsteps of Cork’s 1916 Volunteers – 100 years later

HUNDREDS of people retraced the footsteps of more than 350 Irish Volunteers through mid-Cork on the same date 100 years ago – Easter Sunday, 1916. They assembled from various parts of Co. Cork in Kilmurry, just as happened a century earlier. The arrival of hundreds of armed men in the small village in 1916 was part of the largest mobilisation of the Cork Brigade of the Irish Volunteers, in what

The Cork-Antarctica connection

DECOURCEY Classic and Vintage Club will host a Historical talk at the Kilmacsimon Community Centre, Bandon, Co. Cork at 8PM Monday the 2nd of May. The talk will be presented by Mr Eugene Furlong who has himself travelled to Antarctica in recent times. The talk will cover many Corkmen who although not as famous as Tom Crean still contributed to the great South Pole expeditions of the early 19th and

Bandon flood heroes honoured at West Cork Community Awards ceremony

UPWARDS of 550 people at this year’s West Cork Community Awards ceremony held in Bandon gave a standing ovation to the members of the emergency services and the many volunteers who came to the rescue of Bandon town during the devastating flooding episodes on December 5th and 29th last, caused by Storms Desmond and Frank respectively.

Need for flood relief and insurance cover must not be forgotten says TD

FIANNA Fáil is calling for a group to be established to monitor the roll out of a flood insurance scheme in the UK which delivers cover for people who are unable to get insurance after being flooded. Cork South West TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony said people in west Cork who are not able to get flood insurance cover need protection.  “Flood defences are an important part of the solution here

Awards ceremony to salute Bandon’s local flood heroes

THE many volunteers and members of the emergency services who came to the rescue of Bandon during its double flooding episodes last December, are to be honoured at the 27th Annual West Cork Community Awards ceremony to be held in Bandon on Friday 8th April.

Bandon rappers strut their stuff

YOUNG people from the Bandon Youth Project recently participated in a rap workshop in the Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon. This project is a Garda Youth Diversion Project that seeks to divert young people from anti-social behaviour and from criminal activity.

St Patricks Day in West Cork

Ballydehob Beautiful Ballydehob once again hosts one of the friendliest annual St Patrick’s Day Parades around. The parade starts at 12 noon followed by complimentary refreshments in the Old Bank. The organisers promise a great day of fun and spectacle for all the family. Bandon St Patrick’s Day in Bandon is shaping up to be another great event for young and old. The parade will begin promptly at 2.30pm in

Garda Youth Award nominees honoured in Bandon

ON Friday 19h February 2016, a very pleasant function was held in the Munster Arms Hotel in Bandon, where 16 young people were honoured. All of them had been nominated for the West Cork Garda Youth Awards (in association with SuperValu) 2015.

Family learning course in Bandon

THE Family Support & Community Wellbeing Bandon and Bandon Adult Education (CETB) are running a free seven-week Family Learning Course starting in April running for two hours on Thursday mornings.

Busy season ahead for Bandon soccer star Peter Callanan

by John Bohane TALENTED Bandon soccer star Peter Callanan has signed for the Cobh Rangers U17 side ahead of the domestic underage league which is due to resume in early March. The West Cork soccer ace represented their local rivals Cork City in the Youths League last season. Peter, however made the decision to switch to their near neighbours after being impressed by their ambitious plans for the future.