A FORMER ghost estate in Bandon has become one of the first in the country to be handed over to the National Association of Building Co-Operatives (NABCO) to house people currently on the Cork County Council housing waiting list.
by Brendan Roche THE ROAD Safety Authority’s (RSA) “Check it Fits” service will be visiting Bandon and Kinsale next month. The service ensures that child car seats and restraints are properly fitted and since October 2013 has checked over 4,000 child car seats.
by Eoghan O’Connell BANDONIANS will awake to a brand new sound on Saturday, October 18th next as the West Cork town’s very own community radio station takes to the air for the very first time. Bandon Community Radio aims to “educate people of all ages and nationalities, in all aspects of broadcasting for the good of their communities.”
THIS year’s Bandon Engage Arts Festival (Thursday September 25th to Sunday September 28th) once again celebrates contemporary art in all forms and in providing a platform for a connection between art and the wider community. This belief informs the programme, which is, accordingly, varied and will give participants the potential to experience a very broad range of art forms.
BACK by popular demand, bigger and better than ever, Ahiohill Music Fest returns on Fri 3rd and Sat 4th Oct. This year the event runs over two nights and with such a lineup of headline acts, it promises to be another great weekend. The Music Fest kicks off on Friday night at 8pm with local duo Roxy John and Frank to warm up the crowd. Then in what promises to
A MAN has died following a freak wall collapse in Bandon on Monday afternoon. Seventy four-year-old Billy O’Driscoll from was in the back garden of his house at 4 St Patrick’s Quay when the incident happened.
ON September 28th Bengour Harvest Festival committee will hold their 25th annual harvest festival at Bengour. As it marks the silver jubilee of the festival, this year’s event will have extra significance.
TOWNS, villages and islands across the region were among the winners at the 2014 SuperValu Tidy Towns competition this year. Regular strong performers in the Category C section Clonakilty, Kinsale and Kenmare all picked up gold medals.
End of season celebration for Kilmacsimon rowers and supporters Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club held an end of season bbq with music and kids entertainment last Saturday evening September 6th at Kilmacsimon Quay to celebrate a very successful 2014 rowing season which saw them accumulate 10 sets of All Ireland medals; 13 sets of County medals and 13 sets of SWCYRA Championship medals.
THE body of a man was removed from Wesley Place, Bandon on Wednesday, September 10th when emergency services were called to attend a suspected drugs overdose. Paramedics and gardaí were quickly in attendance and the unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene.