BANTRY Historical Society is now planning an exciting autumn/winter programme of events starting with an inspiring Talk “Bantry… A Place Apart” by James Hourihane retired Head of Geography Department St Patrick’s College of Dublin City University. This is scheduled to take place in Christian Fellowship Church Bantry on Wednesday 15th October at 8pm. Everyone is very welcome.
It all started after I retired and moved to Ireland, to a house in an idyllic spot on a cliff top between Glengariff and Bantry in West Cork. As I immersed myself in the history of the country, I was taken aback by the desperately sad story of the famine years and all those who were forced to leave their homeland because of starvation. I decided to erect a memorial
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.