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New book from Bandon author

PROJECT CODE-X: Beta to Psi is a new novel published by Sarah Robinson, a Bandon author, under the pen name S.J. Robinson. Beta to Psi is a mystery thriller and it is the first part of an exciting trilogy of fiction, under the umbrella name of PROJECT CODE-X.

New bus route proposal for Bandon

CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has received confirmation from West Cork Rural Transport that they are currently considering a new bus route around the town of Bandon to replace the previous route which was run by Martin Crowley Bus Services in the town of Bandon for 14 years.

Huge turnout for West Cork “surviving or thriving” conference in Kilmacsimon

JOB creation, developing enterprises and improving the economic landscape of West Cork were some of the main topics discussed at the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) forum entitled “West Cork: Surviving of Thriving?” at Kilmacsimon. The forum took an in-depth look at the current trends and statistics for West Cork and how the Region can progress.

Ní Riada calls for local focus on economic development at West Cork Conference

SINN Féin MEP for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada today highlighted the need for a bottom-up approach to local economic development with a focus on supporting indigenous enterprise and rural diversification. Liadh Ní Riada was speaking at the West Cork Development Partnership’s economic forum in held in Kilmacsimon. The event brought together key stakeholders to discuss and debate innovation, employment and economic development on the periphery and in the regions,

Charity walk ‘Makes its Mark on Cancer’ and raises over €51K in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation

IN July over 630 walkers took to the road and participated in the second annual ‘Make Your Mark on Cancer’ charity walk, raising a phenomenal €51,500 in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation Cancer Appeal. The 22km sponsored walk took place on Sunday 13th July from The Viaduct to Bandon, with funds raised going to the planned Mercy Cancer Care Centre at Sheares Street; as well as supporting the Rapid

Wild Atlantic Way inspired crafts on display at Cork Airport

THE inaugural “Crafts from the Wild Atlantic Way” exhibition opened at Cork Airport recently. The exhibition by Cork Craft & Design, which showcases the best of locally produced craft, was opened by the Mayor of County Cork Cllr Alan Coleman and will run for two weeks until the 28th October. Cork Craft & Design is a social enterprise supporting over 120 craftspeople living and working in Cork city and county.

Great support for Bandon Community Radio

by Colm Power ON Friday, October 10th the Bandon Community Radio fundraising evening of music and song took place in the Brog Inn in Bandon. The aim of the fundraiser was to support the opening of Bandon’s very own local radio station. The event featured local artists of all ages, and was a true success thanks to the fantastic backing from those involved. Many businesses of Bandon also got behind

€150,000 investment fund allocated as Local Enterprise Offices announce Cork’s Young Entrepreneurs of the Year

NINE of Cork’s ‘Best Young Entrepreneurs’ were officially announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Cork’s three Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) on Thursday, 9th October in Vertigo, County Hall. The nine winners were chosen from almost 40 young entrepreneurs who were shortlisted from almost 150 applicants in the competition launched this summer by the LEOs in Cork, as part of a nationwide search to find ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’.

Bandon AC notes

TWENTY five Junior athletes from Bandon AC travelled to Leiria in Portugal to compete in the European Junior Club Track & Field Competition in September. The womens team consisted of Laura McSweeney (captain), Helena Murphy, Fiona Duggan, Aisling Everard, Emma Young, Sinead Caulfield, Erin Kingston, Ella Nicholson, Aisling Kelly and Fiona Everard. The mens team consisted of Colin Kingston (captain), Thomas McCarthy, Jake Inglis, Promise Okafor, Davide Mazzali, Scott Gibson, James