THE Bantry Bay Lions hosted a dinner celebration for the winners of the All-Ireland 2014 Intel Youth Enterprise Ideation competition. The Beara Community School in Castletownbere, represented by Daniel O’Neill, John O’Donoghue, Nicole Elphick, Caitriona Anne Nee, Jayden Murphy and David O’Driscoll.
Bantry Blues U16 hurlers came away with the spoils following a good win over Fastnet Gaels in a breezy Skibbereen on Sunday last in the West Cork League Final.
ON Monday, 29 September, the Bantry Bay Lions made a presentation of a cheque for €500 to Ms. Dympna Daly, Principal of Our Lady of Mercy School for the Special Needs Unit. This was proceeds from Lions Garden fete kindly hosted by Nora Lynch and family at her home in July. Ms Daly thanked the Lions and explained that the school receives some funding from Central Government, so much for
by Brendan Roche PLANNING permission has been sought by the Sheeps Head Way Committee for the repair and upgrade of one of its best known walking trails known as “the Lighthouse Loop”. The trail, which starts at Tooren trailhead car park, is approximately 4.2 kilometres long and needs repiars made to 1.7 kilometres of it.
AN attempt to add some extra interest into the annual Santaland & Christmas Bazaar has now taken on a life of its own as Our Lady of Mercy National School are planning to open a Christmas Pop-up Shop in Bantry Town. Stock has been gathered from around the country and the school will be offering Christmas decorations at discount store prices to Bantry shoppers on the run up to Christmas.
Hurling took centre stage in the club this week. On Friday the under 12 hurlers won the west cork league final with a victory over Clonakilty. All the players put in a great performance and were a credit to their team mentors John O’Shea and Eamonn McCarthy. On Saturday evening the Junior B hurlers also won their league final beating Randal Og on a scoreline of 5-17 to 0-10. After
BANTRY Bay Lions Club has announced details of their 2014 Community Awards Night. The Lions Club want to acknowledge the positives within the community and to highlight the caring nature of people, and in doing so highlight the good work being done.
THERE’S no need for you to catch a plane this autumn to discover culture from around the world. Instead get your first class (free!) ticket to The West Cork Multicultural Festival 2014. Running throughout West Cork from October 17th-19th the Multicultural Festival will host a multitude of free activities and workshops including children’s events and an exciting family fun day.
by Stephen Johnson Salmon Watch Ireland this weekend called for a “fundamental rethinking” of the Government’s salmon farming policy, warning that large-scale marine operations are having “catastrophic” effects on the sector.
by Carol Gilbert EDDIE Hobbs, celebrity financial advisor, television presenter and author will host a Q&A after the screening of The Guarantee on October 30th next in Bantry. The new Irish feature film The Guarantee starring Love/Hate’s Peter Coonan, David Murray (Amber), Orla Fitzgerald (The Wind That Shakes The Barley), Morgan C. Jones (Vikings) and Gary Lydon (Calvary) will be hitting Irish cinemas on Thursday October 30th with a special