St Colums v Ahan Gaels St Colums Under 14 footballers played a highly entertaining league game against Ahan Gaels in Enniskeane on Thursday 14th last. The home team started at a blistering pace and midway through the first half were 10 points ahead with some great forward play. Colums fought back and helped by goals from Conor Doody, Mike O’Shea and Jack Desmond and a good point by Patrick Goggin
The Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff are having the annual charity tea party on Saturday June 6th from 1 to 5 PM. The proceeds from the tea party and the entrance fees all day will go to Bantry Care For The Aged.
SAINT Finbarr’s BNS and Our Lady of Mercy N.S., Bantry, launched their Green-Schools WOW (Walk on Wednesday) campaign to encourage more sustainable travel in Bantry. Both schools are working towards their fourth Green-Schools flag which is all about promoting safe and environmentally-friendly travel. The two schools combined their efforts to encourage families to walk or park-and-stride to school for the WOW on Wednesday 29th of April.
by India Bartholomew THE Glengarriff Set and Ceili Junior Dancers won 26 County Medals in the County Fleadh Cheoil 2015 in the Eccles Hotel. The team of 11, captained by Lisa Harrington, were dancing to win with dancers Helena O’Mahony and Caoimhe O’Hanlon succeeding in winning county titles in every dance bar one, the group’s Saoirse Power and Rebecca Harrington, Clodagh Harrington and Molly O’Shea winning county titles in the
LIAM Ó Maonlaí and his all-star band are undertaking their first national tour in May and they will be performing in St Brendan’s Church in Bantry on Sunday May 3rd at 8pm. Tickets are €20 and available from www.tunesinthechurch.com and on the door on the night.
THE Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphries has announced the awarding of several grants to West Cork projects under the Community Heritage Grants Scheme.
WEST Cork’s Sheep’s Head Way made its presence felt at the inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Awards with a string of special accolades going to members of its tourism co-operative. The national awards were presented in twelve categories, and Guinness topped the Best Leisure Tourism Innovation category in which the Sheep’s Head’s & Bantry Tourism Co-operative was shortlisted. However, the judges – including travel journalist Pól Ó Conghaile and representatives of
Durrus man building community links with Russia FOR Durrus resident Brendan Molloy, there is no substitute for meeting face to face to build bridges between communities and in particular between Ireland and Russia. Brendan is a graduate of UCC with a Masters in Sociology of Globalisation & Development and has a particular interest in Eastern European culture, especially Russia.
A NEW machine and its associated sterilisation and decontamination system at Bantry General Hospital (BGH) is providing enhanced protection to patients from healthcare associated infections. This is the only machine of its kind in a Cork public hospital at present. The Glosair 400 System – the initial €25,000 cost for which has been met by the Friends of Bantry Hospital group – is recommended for all high-risk areas using a
A CANCER patient at Bantry General Hospital had their diagnosis delayed due to errors in radiological investigations reported by a locum consultant radiologist at the hospital the HSE has confirmed to West Cork Times. In a statement to West Cork Times the HSE said, “The HSE has completed a review of radiological investigations reported by a locum consultant radiologist employed at Bantry General Hospital between May and September 2013.