Over the last twenty years Ger Wolfe has released seven CD’s of original material. He is well known for songs such as The Curra Road, The Lark of Mayfield and She Scattered Crumbs, and his lastest album is entitled ‘I Have Been Loved’. Needless of fad or fashion, Ger is reflective and independent in mind and nature and his musical talent sees him plough through the Irish musical landsacpe. A wonderful poet and composer,
Castletownbere and Dunmanway Community Hospital residents parachute into the past and imagine the future for Ireland 2016
Michael Collins, TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD and Councillor Joe Carroll are in Dunmanway Community Hospital on Friday 16th September to celebrate Culture Night 20156 and in particular the collaborative efforts of artist Sarah Ruttle with staff and residents of two West Cork Community Hospitals, Dunmanway and Castletownbere. Sarah along with artists Colm Rooney in Dunmanway Community Hospital and Tess Leak and Liz Clark in Castletownbere Community Hospital have worked
Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean 2016 Join the world’s largest coastal cleanup @CleanCoasts #BigBeachClean
Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean is taking place on the weekend of the 16th, 17th & 18th of September all over Ireland. Clean Coasts is once again teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Last year more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers in 91 from the world’s oceans. Each year millions of tonnes of marine litter enter our seas and
A FAMILY of German holiday makers were rescued from Hungry Hill on the Beara Peninsula overnight after getting into difficulties and becoming separated from one and other. The family of five, three boys aged eight, 10 and 14-years-old, their sister and father were walking on the mountain when the three boys became trapped on a high ledge.
A number of off shore Islands along the coast of West Cork move a step closer to securing permanent helicopter landing sites which will greatly increase connectivity with the mainland and ensure a safer living environment for the Islands’ residents particularly during medical emergencies. Cork Southwest, Fine Gael TD, Jim Daly has confirmed that a grant of up to €5,500 has been made available by the Department of Arts, Heritage,
THE Anti Litter Challenge Awards Night was held in County Hall on Thursday 8th of September. West Cork was well represented among the 114 communities that took part in this year’s competition, and Thursday was the occasion when the winners of the towns categories were announced, as well as best improvers in the villages category, and the county final winners in the villages category. The Council’s annual Anti Litter Challenge
WHITE-tailed Eagle chicks have fledged from nests in West Cork, Kerry and Galway in 2016. A total of six chicks fledged at five nests in counties Kerry, Cork and Galway making 2016 the most successful year to date for the reintroduction of this iconic but once extinct eagle. In total eight pairs nested and laid eggs in 2016 with five of these pairs rearing chicks.
More fantastic events have been added to the jam-packed Culture Night programme in Cork County, which takes place this year on Friday, 16th September. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations, and venues of all types and sizes, extend their opening hours to allow members of the public to explore the wonderful events they have to offer. Events are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available Free of
Doctor Strangely Strange was formed in Dublin in 1967 by Tim Booth (vocals and guitarist) and Ivan Pawle (vocals, bass and keyboardist). They then teamed up with Tim Goulding (multi-instrumentalist and aspiring painter) and began rehearsing and living in a house owned by Goulding’s then girlfriend and backing vocalist Orphan Annie (a.k.a. Annie Xmas). The tenants nicknamed the house ‘The Orphanage’. The group’s sound was experimental irish folk music and
This September a unique festival celebrating the power of music and silence will take place on West Cork’s Bere Island. Music and meditation are combined in the Music and Silence festival programme (16-18 September) to give visitors a chance to reflect, contemplate, and refresh their senses in the company of one of the world’s leading experts on mindfulness and meditation. The festival programme is led by Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB,
by John Bohane PLAYED under the glorious West Cork sunshine it was Cork based team “Balls Deep” that emerged victorious in the 2nd annual Adrigole Tag rugby blitz played on the August bank holiday weekend as part of the Adrigole festival.
PAULA GOMEZ is a singer-songwriter who has spent some years living in West Cork but now resides in Madrid. Paula will make a welcome return to The High Tide Club along with the very talented guitarist/singer/songwriter Stephen Housden. Paula’s sound is influenced by blues, folk and rock and her compositions have been noted as highly original, with a strong melodic sensibility. Her sound combined with her wide vocal range and
Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat spends over 12 hours at sea rescuing a yacht which had become demasted in storm force conditions. The Castletownbere lifeboat, the Annette Hutton, was launched early this morning (Saturday 20th August 2016) when Valentia Coastguard Radio requested assistance to a yacht in difficulties forty five miles south of Mizen head in West Cork. The eight metre yacht, with one person on board, had left the Azores
Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean 2016 – Join the world’s largest coastal cleanup – @CleanCoasts #BigBeachClean
Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean is taking place on the weekend of the 16th, 17th & 18th of September all over Ireland. Clean Coasts is once again teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Join us by registering your beach clean on Clean Coasts website, and receive your free Beach Clean pack! www.cleancoasts.org
GREENSHINE are a family trio comprising of Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie. Their material straddles the boundaries of contemporary, folk and roots and includes many self-penned songs. Their fast picking and close harmonies are a treat to the ear.
All Star Colm O’ Neill Presented ‘Kit for Kids’ to Beara girls & boys in Murphy’s SuperValu, Castletownbere
SuperValu Teams Up With GAA Stars for 2016 ‘Kits for Kids’ Initiative Colm O’ Neill, has teamed up with SuperValu to present Beara underage teams with their 2016 ‘Kit for Kids’ packages. The Cork star appeared in Murphy’s SuperValu in Castletownbere on Tuesday 16th of August to present young players from Beara with juvenile O’Neills kit including playing gear and training equipment as part of SuperValu’slong standing support as sponsor
“Pull like a Dog”…The infamous words by Olympian Silver Medalists, O’ Donovan Brothers, Gary and Paul were roared out by all counties over the weekend, at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships 2016, held at Ballyshannon Lakeland Centre, Co.Donegal, hosted by Donegal Bay Rowing Club. 2700 Rowers descended on Ballyshannon, Ireland’s oldest town for the annual All Ireland Coastal Championships. Set against Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, the rowing course
The Bantry Bay Lions Club attended the Glengarriff Fun Day on August 7. A paint ball shooting game was introduced for the first time at Fun Day and proved to be very popular, attracting all age groups. Sharpshooter Saoirse McCarthy, aged 8, was the top scorer with a perfect 5 and then later shot a 6. An amazing display of accuracy by Saoirse, pictured receiving the gold medal. There were