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Bandon

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

Dick Barrett lecture in Clonakilty

“Dick Barrett and the Mountjoy Executions” is the topic of next Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage lecture on Thursday’s 20th November at the Parish Centre at 8.30pm. The lecture will be delivered by Tom O’ Neill. Dick Barrett was a native of Hollyhill, Ballineen, and was a prominent IRA Volunteer who fought in the War of Independence and at the Four Courts on the Anti-Treaty side which sparked the Civil War.

Close affair in Gardaí v Youth Project pool tournament

GARDAÍ from Bandon Garda Station recently played a pool tournament against young people in the Bandon Youth Project. This project is a Garda Youth Diversion Project that seeks to divert young people from anti-social behaviour and from criminal activity. The project also helps young people develop their sense of community and their social skills through different activities. It also seeks to improve relations between the Gardaí and the young people

West Cork live register numbers continue to decline

NEW figures show the number of people in Cork signing on has fallen by 4,298 year-on-year.There were 34,151 people on the Live Register in Cork in October, compared to 38,449 in October of last year. A further breakdown of local figures reveals that things are moving in the right direction in West Cork. There was a 12.11% decrease recorded in live register figures in Bandon, a 11.46% decrease in Skibbereen,