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Death of the Islands? – Funding cuts announcement threatens very existence of offshore communities claim islanders

ISLAND communities across West Cork as well as along the entire West Coast say that cuts to core funding allocations to non – Gaeltacht Islands will lead to the islands becoming unviable as permanent communities.   The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government has announced that it is to terminate funding to their five Community Development Companies Offices from December 31st, 2014.

Basketball in West Cork becomes Bearable

Thirteen girls from the Beara Peninsula made history recently by being the first ever team from Beara to compete in the Cork Ladies Basketball League. The under 16 girls team are entered in the C league and played their first match against Bantry in the local Castletownbere Community Hall. The girls looked particularly smart in their uniforms sponsored by the Creperie and Marine Harvest. As Katie Waschkowitz said “It’s great

Fisheries sector to benefit from China trade mission

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has said that the Irish fisheries sector is to benefit from a successful trade mission to China by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD.   “The Government led trade mission to China has been really positive for our fisheries sector. Today in Qingdao city, Minister Coveney opened the opened the largest ever Irish pavilion at the China Seafood &

Beara soap opera puts the North Road on the map

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.

America’s hottest Irish-Gypsy-American folk rock band wows the crowd at the Lake House in Tuosist

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.