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Unique fundraising event will see rescuers build their own island cablecar

KERRY Mountain Rescue Team in conjunction with Castletownbere Coast Guard, Castletownbere RNLI and Lehanmore Centre will attempt subject to the weather, to recreate the first ever cable car from Beara peninsula mainland to one of the islands on Saturday 6th September. This will provide an opportunity for a joint training exercise between the Kerry mountain rescue team and Castletownbere coast guard.

Parkrun Comes to Bere Island

A new and unusual weekly 5k run is being added to the Cork running calendar, as Bere Island becomes the venue for Ireland’s latest parkrun event.   The parkrun will be open to runners, joggers and walkers every Saturday from 30th August onwards, and the island location makes the event an attractive one for runners from Ireland and beyond who are always looking to explore different routes, and try out

Crafty fun events and workshops in West Cork for Cork Craft Month

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

New Credit Union to service the Beara Peninsula confirmed

THE board of the Bantry Credit Union have confirmed that they will commence to provide Credit Union services for the people of the Beara Peninsula.   The decision was made at their recent board meeting where it was also agreed to open the office on Friday August 1st for the purpose of opening accounts; it was also confirmed that they will operate from the existing premises in Castletownbere.

Castletownbere RNLI help injured couple after yacht gets into difficulty near Bere Island

LIFEBOAT crew with Castletownbere RNLI launched yesterday (30 July 2014) to help a couple who had become injured when the 40 ft yacht they were sailing on, at Laurence’s Cove, got into difficultly. On arriving at the scene, the lifeboat crew had to board the vessel and treat the injured woman before bringing the couple to safety at Castletownbere harbour in Cork.

Beara Coiste na nÓg – Notes

Beara U14’s Crowned Premier 1 Football Champions! The Carrigaline Court Hotel – Rebel Óg Fé14 Premier 1 Football Championship Final (Replay) Beara 5-08 (23pts) ~ Éire Óg 3-07 (16pts) A Daragh McElhinney penalty 12 minutes into the second half followed by two further goals from Seán and Ryan Sullivan ensured Beara were crowned county final champions in the replayed Rebel Óg Fé14 Premier 1 football final played in Páirc Tadhg

Head west for the Allihies Festival 2014

FESTIVAL fans will be spoilt for choice in Allihies this August with a week of family fun planned in the beautiful Beara village for Festival Week 2014. Running from Saturday, August 10th to Sunday, August 17th there’s something for everyone on offer during the week-long festivities.