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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

Donations sought for Kealkill Community Charity Shop

A new community charity shop will shortly open in Kealkill Creamery (formerly Drinagh Co-op) In advance of the opening donations of the following items are requested: clothes, footwear, children’s toys & equipment, furniture / antiques, bric-a-brac, books & comics, media – vinyl / cd’s / dvd’s / tapes, old agricultural equipment & tools, art / paintings, jewellery.

All systems go for the Bantry Show

MAKE this Sunday, September 7th a date for your diary and join the crowds flocking to the 60th annual Bantry Agricultural Show.   Held in the stunning location of the Beaches (Bantry Airfield) it’s the only agri-show in the country accessible by ferry with regular departures from Bantry Pier – there will also be bus services laid on from Bantry town as well.

A sailing trip of a lifetime in West Cork for eight young adults

EIGHT young adults From Cork are preparing to embark on a sail training trip of a lifetime on board the ‘Spirit of Oysterhaven’, a 70foot local schooner and currently the only sail training vessel in Ireland. The eight lucky participants will depart from Bantry Bay for a five day sailing trip around West Cork, where they will become working crew on this great adventure.

New Credit Union to service the Beara Peninsula confirmed

THE board of the Bantry Credit Union have confirmed that they will commence to provide Credit Union services for the people of the Beara Peninsula.   The decision was made at their recent board meeting where it was also agreed to open the office on Friday August 1st for the purpose of opening accounts; it was also confirmed that they will operate from the existing premises in Castletownbere.