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
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
In conjunction with National Heritage Week Bantry House & Garden will be offering free entry to the Garden on Saturday, 23rd August. The Garden at Bantry House is beautifully situated overlooking Bantry Bay and looks particularly beautiful this year after a lovely summer and hard work by the gardeners.
RESEARCHERS at the Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station, Bantry are leading the way in the search for sustainable, biodegradable plastics as part of a major international research project. Dr Julie Maguire is leading the team as part of the SEABIOPLAS project which is looking at using seaweed to create biodegradable plastic.
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.
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.
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.
A RURAL community near Drimoleague is in mourning following the death of a local child in a tragic farm accident. Three-year-old Fionn Mulhall was crushed by a mechanical digger in the yard of the family farm at Gurtnascreena about four miles west of Drimoleague just before 11am on Friday, August 1st.
THE Shannon coastguard helicopter has airlifted two men to Cork University Hospital (CUH) following a boat capsize off the north shore of the Mizen Peninsula.
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.