A big bric-á-brac sale is being held to benefit two charities working on serious current health-related matters in Africa. Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland is involved in devastating Ebola virus crisis in Sierra Leone and Action Lesotho is working to alleviate the crushing impact of HIV/AIDS in a country which has the second highest incidence of the disease in the world. For more information on the two charities visit www.actionlesotho.ie and
BANTRY Youthreach centre has recently opened a new hairdressing facility at their premises in St. Gobans, Seskin. The facility was developed over the summer by the staff and students and training began early in September.
THE proposed sale of the contents of Bantry House which was set for October 21st next has been called off due to difficulties in obtaining a license on time. The sale of the iconic house’s contents was organised reluctantly by the owners ion order to meet financial obligations.
MORE than 160 people took part in Christian Aid’s annual Sheep’s Head Hike recently, including renowned celebrity and TV personality Graham Norton. The Sheep’s Head Hike, one of Cork’s largest hiking events on the Sheep’s Head, is a fundraising event aimed at raising funds to help some of the world’s poorest communities out of poverty. This year’s event drew participants from Cork, Tipperary, and even as far as the UK.
One of the initiatives of Lions Clubs throughout Ireland is to work to raise awareness of diabetes. This year, in conjunction with HSE community nurse/physiotherapy specialists, President Mary O’Regan Barsum made a free Diabetes screening service and information on Mens health available at the Bantry Agricultural Show for the first time. A large number availed of this service and it proved to be an outstanding success. The Lions sincerely appreciate and acknowledge the professionalism,
BANTRY Bay Lions Club is delighted to announce details of their annual Community Awards Night. All too often, the outstanding work being done on a voluntary basis by members of our community goes unnoticed. The Lions Club want to change that, and to recognise and honour the people who make our community a better place within which to live.
AND here it is, a celebration of the arts and wellbeing for everyone to share in West Cork’s contribution to World Mental Health Day and there’s so much going on it will be a “Week like this”. Inspirational speakers, drama performances, music, visual art, creative writing and drama workshops are all part of the region’s very own ‘Week like this’. West Cork Mental Health Forum has joined forces with the HSE
THE Department of Education has today announced funding for necessary roof repairs at Kealkill National School.
THE Parents Association of Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí is delighted to announce that renowned speaker, author and natural storyteller, John Lonergan will speak in Bantry about “Parenting Teenagers” on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at the Maritime Hotel, Bantry at 8pm.
BANTRY Blues GAA club have officially launched their new development plans at Wolfe Tone Park, Bantry and are moving ahead as scheduled. The first part of this much needed development is the construction of an astroturf facility with floodlighting. This facility will be of huge benefit not just to Bantry Blues but to the whole community as it will be available for use all year round. At the launch night