PLANS to relocate Bantry’s largest supermarket to a new development at the old railway pier, next to the former ESB offices have been rejected on appeal to An Bord Pleanála. The application to relocate Biggs SuperValu to the new development at Reenrour West was successfully appealed by Donal Hunt and An Taisce.
WEST Cork based environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment have threatened High Court action in their attempts to obtain the report on the escape of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February. The storm on February 1, 2014, saw a cage break loose from its mooring and upend itself into another cage at Gerahies in Bantry Bay. The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney refused to release the report
THE Whiddy Island oil terminal in Bantry Bay is to be sold to US energy startup company Zenith Energy, it has been confirmed.
IT’S that time of year again, the annual Bantry Fire Brigade Charity Car wash, time to get West Cork’s cars all shining again! The car wash takes place this Saturday, August 30th from 10am at the fire station, Bantry. This year the charities are: Bantry Inshore Lifeboat; Bantry Tidy Towns, Bantry Basketball Club and Bantry Tourism Association.
AN exhibition of paintings and photographs by West Cork artist Becky Keyser opens at the newly re-furbished Organico Cafe, Bantry on September 8th and runs to November 1st. Becky successfully gained her BA in Visual Art through the innovative community-based degree programme on Sherkin Island in 2010.
WEST Cork Development Partnership will host West Cork’s first ever Heritage and Tourism Conference, titled ‘Looking at Heritage through a Visitor’s Eye’ at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre in Drimoleague on Friday 12th September from 9am to 4.30pm. Local and regional tourism and heritage stakeholders in West Cork will come together at the recently opened, unique venue, to focus on how the distinctive West
CORK Craft Month is in full swing until September 5th, and offers the perfect opportunity for you to explore your crafty side. “Woodspun” takes place in the James O’Neill Building (formerly the Old Mill) in Kinsale until Tuesday August 26th from 10am-5pm daily. This exhibition and pop up craft shop features hand turned craft pieces by members of the Cork Chapter of the Irish Woodturning Guild. Saturday 23rd August
BANTRY General Hospital has introduced an electronic referral system for GPs referring patients for public outpatient hospital appointments. Dr Brian Carey, Consultant Geriatrician at Bantry General Hospital said, “The consultants at Bantry General Hospital welcome this initiative, which aims to facilitate and streamline out-patient referrals. The hospital provides a very wide range of high quality out-patient services that continues to grow year on year. We hope that this initiative
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