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Local heroes take on Mizen to Malin cycle for Lisheens House

A group of 15 local middle aged hobby cyclists dubbed “Local Heroes” have taken on a cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head in aid of Lisheens House Suicide Prevention Charity West Cork, to highlight the benefit of physical exercise in combating mental health issues. It is part of a wider campaign we have in mind to get people even in groups of two to get out walking, running or

Air India Flight 182 remembered 30 years on

FOR the families of those who died it seems incredible that 30 years have now passed since Air India Flight 182 was blown out of the sky 30,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Cork. The aircraft, en-route from Canada to India was destroyed by a terrorist bomb on June 23, 1985 killing all of the 329 men, women and children on board. It was the

Ewe Experience fundraiser for Bantry Care For The Aged

THE Ewe Experience annual charity tea party raised €900 for Bantry Care For The Aged. On a lovely June day visitors from a wide area contributed to a great tea party in Glengarriff. Among the supporters was Jim O’Sullivan, one of the original founders of the voluntary organisation in Bantry back in 1967, and still very much active.

Cork it at The Quays Fundraiser in aid of St. Finbarrs Boys National School

THE Quays Bar, Bantry will host an adult only ‘Cork it at The Quays Fundraiser’ on Friday 19th June 2015 with all proceeds going directly toward St. Finbarr’s Boys National School, Seskin, Bantry.   The event, which begins at 8pm, coincides with the launch of The Quays Bar’s new Wine Menu and is a FREE event.

Continuing fall in local live register figures

THE latest figures from the CSO show there has been a 12.74% fall of people signing on the Live Register in Cork County in the past year. There were declines across Cork South West with Bandon, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Skibbereen all showing evidence of falls of more than 15%.

White-tailed eagle chicks hatch successfully in Glengarriff

WHITE-tailed Eagles have successfully hatched chicks across four counties in Ireland including a pair in Glengarriff in West Cork. Eight pairs of White-tailed Eagles have nested and laid eggs with five nests successfully hatching chicks in Glengarriff and also in Clare, Galway and Kerry.

The Port of Cork Maritime Collection opens at Bantry House

BANTRY Bay Port Company is delighted to announce that the Port of Cork Maritime Collection, an exhibition of maritime themed paintings and models is now open at Bantry House, West Cork. The exhibition, which will run until 28th June, will showcase a selection of the Port’s historic maritime art pieces dating back from the 1800s. Highlights of the collection include a number of paintings by marine artist George Mounsey Wheatley

Bantry Salmon & Trout Anglers Club suspended for 12 months due to low numbers

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of Bantry Salmon & Trout Anglers Club was held recently in Boy’s Club Bantry. Due to the low membership of the club over the last number of years, a discussion ensued on the future of the club. Low membership means much reduced income so that in the long term the club would not be able to cover insurance payments and affiliation fees.

John Lonergan to visit Gaelscoil Beanntraí

John Lonergan, the former Governer of Mountjoy Prison is set to visit the Gaelscoil Beanntraí on Monday June 8th next at 7pm, The event is being held in conjunction with the school’s Mental Health Week which is running from June 8th to the 12th , all are welcome to attend.