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.
BEARA Community Games Committee is holding an information meeting om Monday, December 1st at 8pm in Twomeys, Castletownbere. Community groups, sports people, artists, writers, chess players, parents, teachers and any interested parties are invited to attend.
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
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 &
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.