THE Bantry Bay Lions hosted a dinner celebration for the winners of the All-Ireland 2014 Intel Youth Enterprise Ideation competition. The Beara Community School in Castletownbere, represented by Daniel O’Neill, John O’Donoghue, Nicole Elphick, Caitriona Anne Nee, Jayden Murphy and David O’Driscoll.
by Stephen Johnson Bernard Harrington’s Bar in Glengarriff is hosting a “Free Spirit” music festival this coming weekend, Friday, 17th October through Sunday, October 19th October.
THERE’S a creative buzz simmering around North Road in Castletownbere, where the lives of ordinary people are being immortalised through film. The North Roaders is a new, exciting soap opera developed by local Drama specialist Amy O’Sullivan and adults with intellectual disabilities using the services at CoAction Beara. The Soap explores the lives of fictitious everyday people who live and work in the North Road area in Castletownbere.
by Stephen Johnson Salmon Watch Ireland this weekend called for a “fundamental rethinking” of the Government’s salmon farming policy, warning that large-scale marine operations are having “catastrophic” effects on the sector.
by Stephen Johnson NAMED for Ukranian nomads, “Scythian” (pronounced ‘SITH-ee-yin”) put on a show to remember at the Lake House in Tuosist recently. The band brought 90 of its American fans to Ireland this week on a tour that included performances in Dublin and Galway, but their show at the Lake House was the highlight of the tour.
ON Sunday 28th September Kenmare Walking Club is dedicating a club walk as a fundraiser for the Jack & Jill Foundation. The walk will be from Lauragh to Uragh in Gleninchiquin along the Beara Way. The walk is approximately 9km in length. The first 5km will be along country roads with the last 4km along track.
TOURISM Ireland invited 20 top British coach and group tour operators on a fact-finding visit of West Cork recently in advance of attending a B2B workshop with Irish tourism enterprises in the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork. The event was organised in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, to encourage the visiting tour operators to extend the Ireland content of their existing programmes or to include Ireland for the first time in
Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean will be taking place in September. Clean Coasts is teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy again for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Last year 645,015 volunteers in 92 countries removed 5,580 tonnes of marine litter from the world’s oceans.
ONE of the world’s largest sailing vessels visited Bantry Bay recently, the latest in a succession of cruise ships to visit West Cork this summer. The five-mast Club Med 2 cruise ship carrying more than 600 passengers and crew using ultra-modern computer controlled sail technology along with more traditional diesel engines.
THE Power of the Small, a retreat led by Laurence Freeman OSB will take place from 17th – 23rd October on Bere Island. Meditation and medicine are integrally connected through the experience of care, attention and wholeness. While open to all, this six day meditation retreat has a special focus for those in the medical and caring professions.