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Little festival with a big feel good factor

As the ‘LittleThings’ mental health campaign has highlighted, it’s the little things that can make a big difference to how we feel on an everyday basis. From healthy eating and exercise to social interaction and creative activities; these are just some of the things that can help us all cope better with life’s ups and downs. Depression affects one in ten people in Ireland at any one time.

Centra Calls on West Cork to Walk the World for Breast Cancer

THIS October, Centra retailers are urging the people of West Cork to put on their runners and take to the streets for Centra’s Walk the World initiative. Ireland’s leading convenience retailer aims to get thousands of people to collectively walk 40,075km, the circumference of the earth, on Saturday, October 17th and several Centra stores in West Cork, among 38 across the county will be hosting walks to help raise much

Region cleans up again at Tidy Towns awards

WEST Cork and South Kerry have once again proved to be one of the tidiest regions of the country at the national SuperValu Tidy Towns awards held at Dublin’s Helix theatre. No less than 14 medals were picked up by towns ans villages in the West Cork Times area with four gold medal winners, five silver medal winners and five bronze medal winners from the area.

West Cork singer songwriter Joe Daly writes for charity

JOE Daly living in Bantry has been through his own struggles in life with addiction, and like a lot of addicts in times of despair, suicide often seems the only way out. Joe draws inspiration from those struggles for many of his songs.

Startup Gathering 2015 event at E-Bantry

AS part of the Start-up Gathering 2015, E-Bantry Enterprise Centre is planning an Open Morning to showcase the facilities and supports available at the centre to start-up businesses in the area. The Open Morning will take place on Thursday, October 8th from 10am -1pm, and will offer members of the community the opportunity to learn more about the superb facilities at E Bantry. E-Bantry staff will be available to offer

Carrigboy NS news

Carrigboy welcomes our new Junior Infant class of Fionn O Connor, Charlie O Connor, Nathan Mallon, Michaela Johnston Kelleher, Liam Horstmanshoff, Danny O Sullivan, Bill O Donovan, Gearoid Cronin, Eoghan Hickey, Cillian O Shea and Fionn Wiseman. Also joining the school to other classes are Daniel and Kieren Coughlan. We  welcome Ms. Karen Buckley and Mrs. Máiréad O’Connor to the staff of the school.  

Businesses asked for input on future of tourism in Sheep’s Head

THE award-winning Sheep’s Head & Bantry Tourism Co-operative is inviting businesses along the Sheep’s Head Way to attend its AGM at the Philip Green Centre in Durrus on September 28th to help build plans for the area’s future. The non-profit tourism co-op has been successfully promoting the area around the walking route since it was launched in September 2013, and its work has been recognised as outstanding at the Irish

Public lighting motion passed by Cork County Council

WEST Cork Sinn Fein Cllr Paul Hayes had a motion passed at the recrent meeting of Cork County Council calling on the public lighting instalment scheme to be rolled out without further delay. Stating that the council had allowed €400,000 in this years budget towards the instalment of public lighting, Cllr Hayes pointed out that it had been over five years since the council had last initiated such as scheme.

West Cork flood damage bill will be up to €3 million says council

Flood damage in Goleen. Pic: Cllr Michael Collins THE spectre of flooding has already impacted on communities across West Cork and Kerry with the south west of the country enduring sustained heavy rain in the second week of September that led to spot flooding and damage in several locations. The worst affected areas where the Beara, Mizen and Sheep’s Head peninsulas and Ballineen and Dunamanway areas where roads were impassable