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Ewe Experience seeks nominated charities

Are you looking for money? The Ewe Experience in Glengarriff is seeking charities to benefit from their annual charity day. “Every year we support a different charity; a big event for Willow our dog, who always dressed for the occasion in a T-shirt from the particular charity. Last year was special for her since it was for animals. Sadly it was also to be Willow’s last. In her honour and

€440,000 investment in Cork seafood processing

THERE was good news for the seafood sector this week with news that €440,000 in grants from the Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme have been allocated to Cork based companies. The grants approved include €51,132.00 for Ballycotton Seafoods; €118,500 for Good Fish Processing (Carrigaline) Ltd.; €198,032.10 for Keohane Seafood Ltd. (Bantry) and €71,896.80 for Shellfish De La Mer (Castletownbere).

Future funding for non-Gaeltacht islands secured says TD

FINE Gael West Cork TD Noel Harrington, has says that funding for the Development Offices on non-Gaeltacht islands has been secured for the future. The news will allay fears that funding for the islands, which include six of West Cork’s inhabited islands, could have been permanently cut. There was an outcry from islanders late last year when it was announced that funding was due to be cut off this year

In Review- Naming Baby a play based on the topic of domestic violence

by Carina McNally Naming Baby – a play written by Jennifer Russell and directed by Julie Aldridge – was performed at the Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere on three nights – the 6th 7th and 8th February 2015. The ensemble of actors – Marie-Noel Colman, Ann O’Carroll, Mary Maddison, and Margaret Hardiman – was supported by Ciannat Walker and Tade O’Sullivan. With excellent lighting and sound presented in this lovely Castletownbere

Danica Holland back with a new single

AFTER capturing the imagination of Irish viewers and grabbing headlines for her powerful pop vocals and edgy stage performances on 2014’s Voice of Ireland series, followed up with a number of eye opening rounds in the UK Xfactor as part of a Louis Walsh backed pop group, West Cork’s Danica Holland decided to go against the grain and do things on her terms.

Carer’s collaborate on crochet project

THE spirit of collaboration is alive and well in West Cork as is proven by the new exciting project that West Cork Carers Support Group have undertaken. “We pride ourselves on being a Carer led Support Group and many of our Carers had expressed the desire to do a collaborative crafts project, so the West Cork Carers Crochet Project was born” said Lorna Harte, Support Worker in West Cork Carers

Sinn Féin delegation and Irish fishermen meet EU policy makers in Brussels

SINN Féin MEP for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada recently welcomed a delegation of Irish Fishermen to Brussels to meet with key policy makers on the difficulties that they face in making a sustainable living and on other issues impacting the industry. The delegation included fishermen from all around the Irish Coast including from Dunmore East, the Waterford Estuary, Kilmore Quay, Youghal, Union Hall, Castletownbere, Fenit and Arklow.

Small schools issue may be revisted – Minister

THE Minister for Education has said that the whole issue of small rural schools may be reviewed in response to concerns raised by rural communities across the country. A delegation from West Cork, facilitated by local TD Michael McCarthy met the minister in Dublin recently to once again outline the case for small rural schools. Among the group representing Cahermore NS on the Beara Peninsula, the most distant school from

Major new tourism initiative for the Beara Peninsula

PROMOTION Beara is the new title of the original Kenmare Beara Tourism Cluster that was established in 2010, under the Collabor8 Programme. At that time the cluster was made up of the local tourism, community and development groups of Kenmare Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Glengarriff Tourism & Development Association, Castletownbere Tourism, Bonane Community Council, Eyeries Tidy Towns and Allihies.

West Cork / South Kerry shellfish industry facing crisis

IRELAND South MEP Deirdre Clune has submitted a parliamentary question to the European Commission on the possibility of European aid for shellfish famers in West Cork and Kerry. High temperatures last summer resulted in a late and extensive autumn bloom of the most common naturally occurring marine biotoxin, dynophysis – commonly known as Red Tide.