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Bantry Lions Club news

ON Monday, 29 September, the Bantry Bay Lions made a presentation of a cheque for €500 to Ms. Dympna Daly, Principal of Our Lady of Mercy School for the Special Needs Unit. This was proceeds from Lions Garden fete kindly hosted by Nora Lynch and family at her home in July. Ms Daly thanked the Lions and explained that the school receives some funding from Central Government, so much for

Planning permission for Sheep’s Head walk

by Brendan Roche PLANNING permission has been sought by the Sheeps Head Way Committee for the repair and upgrade of one of its best known walking trails known as “the Lighthouse Loop”. The trail, which starts at Tooren trailhead car park, is approximately 4.2 kilometres long and needs repiars made to 1.7 kilometres of it.

Christmas Pop-up & Santaland planned for Bantry

AN attempt to add some extra interest into the annual Santaland & Christmas Bazaar has now taken on a life of its own as Our Lady of Mercy National School are planning to open a Christmas Pop-up Shop in Bantry Town. Stock has been gathered from around the country and the school will be offering Christmas decorations at discount store prices to Bantry shoppers on the run up to Christmas.

Bantry Blues GAA notes

Hurling took centre stage in the club this week. On Friday the under 12 hurlers won the west cork league final with a victory over Clonakilty. All the players put in a great performance and were a credit to their team mentors John O’Shea and Eamonn McCarthy. On Saturday evening the Junior B hurlers also won their league final beating Randal Og on a scoreline of 5-17 to 0-10. After

Multicultural festival takes off in West Cork this autumn

THERE’S no need for you to catch a plane this autumn to discover culture from around the world. Instead get your first class (free!) ticket to The West Cork Multicultural Festival 2014. Running throughout West Cork from October 17th-19th the Multicultural Festival will host a multitude of free activities and workshops including children’s events and an exciting family fun day.

Finance guru Eddie Hobbs to host The Guarantee Q&A in Bantry

by Carol Gilbert EDDIE Hobbs, celebrity financial advisor, television presenter and author will host a Q&A after the screening of The Guarantee on October 30th next in Bantry. The new Irish feature film The Guarantee starring Love/Hate’s Peter Coonan, David Murray (Amber), Orla Fitzgerald (The Wind That Shakes The Barley), Morgan C. Jones (Vikings) and Gary Lydon (Calvary) will be hitting Irish cinemas on Thursday October 30th with a special