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Cheque presented to Ronald McDonald House

A cheque of €1,400 was recently presented to Sheena Dalton, Assistant Manager, Ronald McDonald house, Crumlin Hospital, in memory of baby Stephen Nicholas. Rachel Moriarty, along with her aunt Irene Sheehan and two cousins Carol and Ciara Buckley, would like to sincerely thank to communities of Muintir Bhaire, Castletownbere, Bantry and all their relatives and friends in Kerry who generously sponsored them for running the Cork Women’s mini marathon on

Sheep’s head kids raise funds during festive season

THE CHILDREN on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula have been hard fundraising in the lead up to the festive season. At Rusnacahara NS, Ahakista the pupils and staff have been very busy over the last few weeks. “Well, the school held a Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ party for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The children wore some wonderful Halloween costumes to school on the day and raised €60,” Principal Noreen Tobin told

Lisheens House suicide prevention service West Cork

Since the launch of its free counselling service on the 27th October last Lisheens House West Cork Suicide Prevention Service has been very busy fielding calls on its helpline number 023 888 8888. Although its founder Noreen Murphy realised the need for such a service when she founded the charity the volume of the calls it has received since its launch has surprised her.

Maebh Daly wins Bantry Credit Union Scholarship 2014

MAEBH Daly from Coorloum West, Ballylickey, Bantry, has been awarded the Bantry Credit Union Third-Level Education Scholarship for 2014. Maebh is the 12th winner of the scholarship, which is worth up to €6,000 over four years.   The daughter of Pat Joe and Noreen Daly, Maebh sat the Leaving Cert in June at Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí. All her hard work was rewarded when she got excellent exam results and was

Carrigboy NS News

Carrigboy NS is holding its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Monday, December 1st from 7 to 9pm in Durrus and District Community Hall. All welcome to what promises to be a wonderful night with wheel of fortune raffles, lucky dip, raffles and much more. Our Christmas Concert is scheduled for Friday December 12th at 7pm in the Hall. All classes are busy practising for their big night on stage.

Neighbours collaborate on children’s book

The arrival of 2 Springer Spaniel puppies proved to be the catalyst for a new children’s book released in West Cork this Christmas. Áine Boys (10) watched in envy as her neighbour, Maureen Ryan, drove past with Milo and Finn hanging their heads out of the car window on their way to their favourite walk near Bantry. She rang and asked if she could visit the puppies and has been

Temporary funding lifeline secured for non-Gaeltacht islands

IRELAND’S non-Gaeltacht islands which include six of West Cork’s seven inhabited islands have had assurances that funding for community development offices on the islands will be put in place as far as March 2015. There was uproar from islanders when it appeared that state funding would be cut off completely in January with islanders claiming the move would see the end of viable communities on the islands.

Bantry woman settles defamation case with Maureen O’Hara’s nephew

THE Bantry woman who was formerly PA to Hollywood star Maureen O’Hara during her time spent living in West Cork has settled a defamation action she brought against Ms O’Hara’s nephew Charlie FitzSimons. In the High Court lawyers for Mr FitzSimons with an address at Kinna, Sweden read out a personal apology to Carolyn Murphy from Bantry relating to a number of statements made by Mr FitzSimons about Carolyn Murphy.

Death of the Islands? – Funding cuts announcement threatens very existence of offshore communities claim islanders

ISLAND communities across West Cork as well as along the entire West Coast say that cuts to core funding allocations to non – Gaeltacht Islands will lead to the islands becoming unviable as permanent communities.   The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government has announced that it is to terminate funding to their five Community Development Companies Offices from December 31st, 2014.

Water Service vans burned out in Bantry

A GARDA investigation is underway following an arson attack on two Cork County Council water service vans at a depot in Bantry over the weekend. The attack occurred at the depot in Newtown in the early hours of Sunday morning and is being treated as malicious by gardaí.