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High Court action threatened over Bantry Bay fish farm escape report

WEST Cork based environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment have threatened High Court action in their attempts to obtain the report on the escape of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February.   The storm on February 1, 2014, saw a cage break loose from its mooring and upend itself into another cage at Gerahies in Bantry Bay. The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney refused to release the report

Bantry Fire Brigade charity car wash this Saturday

IT’S that time of year again, the annual Bantry Fire Brigade Charity Car wash, time to get West Cork’s cars all shining again! The car wash takes place this Saturday, August 30th from 10am at the fire station, Bantry. This year the charities are: Bantry Inshore Lifeboat; Bantry Tidy Towns, Bantry Basketball Club and Bantry Tourism Association.

Looking at Heritage through a visitor’s eye, West Cork’s first ever heritage and tourism conference

WEST Cork Development Partnership will host West Cork’s first ever Heritage and Tourism Conference, titled ‘Looking at Heritage through a Visitor’s Eye’ at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre in Drimoleague on Friday 12th September from 9am to 4.30pm.   Local and regional tourism and heritage stakeholders in West Cork will come together at the recently opened, unique venue, to focus on how the distinctive West

Crafty fun events and workshops in West Cork for Cork Craft Month

CORK Craft Month is in full swing until September 5th, and offers the perfect opportunity for you to explore your crafty side.   “Woodspun” takes place in the James O’Neill Building (formerly the Old Mill) in Kinsale until Tuesday August 26th from 10am-5pm daily. This exhibition and pop up craft shop features hand turned craft pieces by members of the Cork Chapter of the Irish Woodturning Guild. Saturday 23rd August

Bantry General Hospital introduces electronic referral system for public outpatient appointments

BANTRY General Hospital has introduced an electronic referral system for GPs referring patients for public outpatient hospital appointments.   Dr Brian Carey, Consultant Geriatrician at Bantry General Hospital said, “The consultants at Bantry General Hospital welcome this initiative, which aims to facilitate and streamline out-patient referrals. The hospital provides a very wide range of high quality out-patient services that continues to grow year on year. We hope that this initiative

Bantry Bay Lions Club Diary – August 2014

Nora Lynch from the Bantry Bay Lions hosted a garden fete on July 26 and raised €733 thanks to the participation of the local community and friends. These funds will be forwarded to the Lions Charity account. Of this, €150 will be donated to Cancer Connect and €500 to the special needs unit of Our Lady of Mercy National School. Special thanks for their contribution to Organico, Floury Hands, Paddy

Local artist’s exhibition in Bantry until end of August

A NEW exhibition by local artist Mary O’Mahony is running until the end of August, upstairs at Trawl and Trend on the Square.   Mary, who lives on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula has taken part in many exhibitions both nationally and internationally including Electric Picnic and Art and Style at Brown Thomas and her work has been described by Peter Murray, the Curator of Crawford Art gallery in Cork as