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€228 million investment in Cork’s water infrastructure

IRISH Water has revealed that more than €228 million will be invested in Cork’s water infrastructure in a major programme of work to upgrade water and wastewater infastructure. Irish Water confirmed that they have developed and prioritised a major programme of work which will address the serious deficiencies that exist across Cork’s water supply schemes. They say this investment is key to supporting continued social and economic development across Cork.

Bantry Bay Lions Club Diary

THE Bantry Bay Lions  hosted a successful fund-raising dinner at the Mariner in Bantry on Friday, October 30th. Lion’s members and guests enjoyed a Prosecco reception followed by a lovely buffet meal. A total of €330 was raised for contribution to the Trobolgan respite holiday project. This project allows Carers to take a respite vacation for one week, subsidised by the Lions Clubs of Ireland. The Bantry Bay Lions would

Two-day festival leaves Bantry “feeling good”

OCTOBER 9th and 10th saw Bantry celebrate the first ‘West Cork Feel Good Festival’ in support of World Mental Health Day 2015. Giving and sharing were at the heart of the festival which welcomed people to ‘come and try’ at a sports morning in Coláiste Pobail and at a ‘Big Sing’ on Bantry Square.

Bantry Community Choir concert hits the right note

BANTRY Community Choir hosted a fabulous evening of song and music at the Maritime Hotel Bantry recently. The concert, Live Life and Sing, was a part of the West Cork Feel Good Festival that was such a huge success in Bantry throughout the weekend. The Live Life and Sing concert featured some amazing local talent who performed some wonderful music. The concert included hosts Bantry Community Choir, Caoimhe Conlon a flautist who is a music

West Cork environmental projects get funding thumbs up

CORK County Mayor Cllr John Paul O’ Shea has welcomed the allocation of financial assistance to community and voluntary groups within County Cork as part of the 2015 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund scheme. The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund, which has operated since 1997, promotes sustainable development by assisting small-scale environmental projects at local level.  These projects involve partnership arrangements between local authorities and various local groups

Kealkill National School, Bantry and Togher National School, Dunmanway, nominated for short film award at the 11th FÍS Film Festival

KEALKILL National School, Bantry and Togher National School, Dunmanway have both been nominated for an award at the upcoming FÍS Film Festival. Kealkill N.S. have been nominated for their film “Sammy’s Salmon Survival” alongside Togher N.S who are nominated for their film “Day Dreamers”. The West Cork based schools are among 22 other schools that have been chosen from over 100 entries received from all over the country. The event

€2.5 million refurbishment for Bantry Hospital

REFURBISHMENT works to the tune of €2.5 million works are now underway at Bantry General Hospital. Welcoming the news, Chairperson of the Friends of Bantry General Hospital Declan Hurley said, “This is a great boost and signals a huge vote of confidence in the future of this fine Hospital. This is really welcome news for patients who use the hospital on a daily basis, as well as the hospital staff

Consultant Physician with special interest in diabetes joins Bantry General Hospital

DOCTOR Mark Hannon, a consultant physician and endocrinologist, has recently joined the staff at Bantry General Hospital. Dr Hannon becomes the fourth full-time consultant based at the hospital joining Dr. Peter Wieneke, consultant physician, Dr Brian Carey, consultant geriatrician and Dr Olivier de Buyl, consultant physician who provide vital medical services to the people of west Cork and parts of Kerry. 

Another drop in local live register figures

THERE has been a further drop in the Live Register unemployment figures for West Cork according to the latest figures produced by the Central Statistics Office. The figures show that 31,332 people in Cork were on the Live Register in September. This compares to 34,973 in September 2014 a reduction of 3,641 or 10.4%. Locally there was a 15.7% decrease recorded in live register figures in Bantry, a 14.9% decrease