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Bantry

Exploring the Three Heads of West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way

THE Three Heads Tourism Development Association is a new grouping of West Cork Community Groups, Tourist Associations and individuals from the three West Cork peninsulas of Mizen, Sheep’s Head and the Beara Peninsula, who have come together to develop the potential of The Three Heads of West Cork as a destination on the Wild Atlantic Way. Speaking about the formation of the new association, Chairman Dr Denis Cotter said, “I

St. Colum’s Camogie News

St. Colum’s Camogie had started back training. The training schedule is: Under 6’s and  Under 8’s Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:00pm; Under 10’s and Under 12’s Thursdays 7:00pm -8:00pm ;Under 14’s and Under 16’s Mondays 7:00pm – 8:00pm. All training takes place in St. Colum’s hall and grounds. Interested girls are always welcome to give Camogie a try for a session. St. Colum’s Camogie caters for 5 years up to 18

Muintir Bhaire Men’s Group

PICTURED are inaugural members of the newly formed Muintir Bhaire Men’s Group outside their weekly meeting home in the new hall, Philip’s Green, Durrus. Membership of the group, which is open to males resident within and around the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, is focused on getting men out into the community to exchange their past and current skills and experience through the promotion of comradeship, cross communication and social inclusion. The

Bantry Development & Tourism AGM

The Bantry Development & Tourism held their AGM last Tuesday, 24th March. The Chairman outlined the work done during the year including developing the new website www.VisitBantry.ie and managing the www.bantry.ie website. With the support of Cork County Council and Failte Ireland they managed the Bantry Tourist Office from May to October with 20,000 visitors.

West Cork to benefit from the €17.8, Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme

THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD has announced the full details of a €17.8m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned fishery harbours and local harbour network . In announcing the initiative the Minister said, “I am delighted to announce the full details of my Departments €17.8m Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme for 2015. I have set aside €14.9m

Ewe Experience seeks nominated charities

Are you looking for money? The Ewe Experience in Glengarriff is seeking charities to benefit from their annual charity day. “Every year we support a different charity; a big event for Willow our dog, who always dressed for the occasion in a T-shirt from the particular charity. Last year was special for her since it was for animals. Sadly it was also to be Willow’s last. In her honour and

€440,000 investment in Cork seafood processing

THERE was good news for the seafood sector this week with news that €440,000 in grants from the Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme have been allocated to Cork based companies. The grants approved include €51,132.00 for Ballycotton Seafoods; €118,500 for Good Fish Processing (Carrigaline) Ltd.; €198,032.10 for Keohane Seafood Ltd. (Bantry) and €71,896.80 for Shellfish De La Mer (Castletownbere).

Fancy dress parade returns to Bantry this St Patrick’s Day

BANTRY is delighted to welcome back a fancy dress parade this Saint Patrick’s Day, Tuesday March 17th kicking off at 12.30pm with a large numbers of floats followed by live music on the square with bouncing castles, face painters and much more fun and games for all ages. Come and join in the fun and games in Bantry town this saint Patrick’s Day from 12.30pm!

Volunteers needed as Cycle Against Suicide visits West Cork this May

THIS May, one of Ireland’s biggest charity cycle events, the 2015 Cycle Against Suicide will pass view West Cork and organisers are seeking local volunteers to help out with the event which will see up to 1,000 cyclists travel from Kenmare to Cork city via Bantry, Mizen Head, Skibbereen and Clonakilty from May 4th to 6th. The cycle will afternoon stop in Kenmare on Monday, March 4th before overnighting in