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Music-in-schools workshops come to Durrus

Thanks to a generous donation from Durrus Charity Shop, three local national schools have been able to sign up for the music-in-schools workshops led by Cork-born soprano Kim Sheehan and Dublin guitarist Redmond O’Toole. On Friday at 10am, the children of St James NS, Durrus and Rusnacahara NS will be involved in an interactive workshop in St James Church, Durrus. The musicians will then move on to Kilcrohane NS at

Bantry Macra Notes

The countdown is on to the Bantry Macra Dinner Dance in the Westlodge Hotel, Bantry on Friday February 6th at 7.30pm. Music on the night will be provided by Uí Bhríain, and DJ after. Tickets are priced at €30, and can be bought from any club member or by calling 086 190 2623.

TD wants Top Gear show to drive the Wild Atlantic Way

WEST Cork Labour TD Michael McCarthy has invited the BBC’s motoring show Top Gear to tour the Wild Atlantic Way and “experience the untamed South Western coastline of Ireland”. The TD has written to the shows producers inviting them to tour what he called “this captivating coastal route” as part of their programme.

West Cork festival is a critical part of our tourism plan

IRELAND South MEP Deirdre Clune has met with organisers of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry. The festival received €40,000 in government funding under the National Festivals and Events Programme which was announced by Minister Ring before Christmas. Speaking from Bantry, MEP Clune spoke of the importance of developing local festivals for our national tourism offering.

Islands funding confirmed for the rest of 2015

THE Minister of State for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh has confirmed that funding for the non-Gaeltacht islands has been secured for the remainder of 2015. As reported in West Cork Times, the non-Gaeltacht islands which include six of West Cork’s seven inhabited islands were granted assurances that funding for community development offices on the islands would be in place as far as March 2015.

Kealkill National School news

Enrolment Day Our Enrolment Day for Junior Infants for September 2015 will take place on Thursday, 5th February next from 12 noon to 1pm.Everyone is welcome to attend to view the school facilities, meet with class teacher Ms. Maria Daly and other members of staff. There will be short presentation by Principal Darragh Carey and our school health squad will also be hosting a coffee morning. If possible, please bring