by Stephen Johnson IRELAND’S biggest windfarm is being planned for the Cork-Kerry border. ESB Wind Development Ltd. says that the 38 giant wind turbines — each measuring 126 metres in height — will generate 115MW of energy — enough to supply 75,000 homes.
Ireland’s Heritage Week is being marked on the West Cork Islands by a series of events which draw attention to their untold stories. Throughout the week (22nd-30th August) local historians and guides will help visitors to learn more about the islands’ pasts, debunking any notions that the islands were cut off from the broader strands of Ireland’s history.
CANCER Connect and SouthWest Counselling Centre were the real winners, from the Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare. Over €30,000 was raised for these deserving charities. Cancer Connect Service is a free and flexible transport service to Cork Hospitals, from West Cork for people receiving radiotherapy, chemotherapy and related treatments.
THE Department of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries’ refusal to release the accident report on the loss of 230,000 salmon in a February 2014 storm has been annulled by the Information Commission, Peter Tyndal. Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s Department had refused to release the report on the grounds that it was an “internal communication” and that the public interest would “not be served by the disclosure”.
THE Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced that he was moving ahead with detailed design of a major pier extension and an upgrade of the shipyard facilities on Dinish Island, Castletownbere. The Minister said, “In April 2012 I officially opened the first phase of the pier development on Dinish. This development has been very successful in facilitating the growth of the Castletownbere based fishing fleet and underpinning the
by John Bohane BEARA selector Finbarr Harrington has wecomed the draw for the fourth round of the Cork SFC which pairs the divisional side with O’Donovan Rossa. The last time the two sides met in 2000, O’Donovan Rossa emerged victorious following a replay in the quarter-final stages of the championship. Finbarr is anticipating another tight affair when the two sides meet in the imminent future.
THE Ewe Experience annual charity tea party raised €900 for Bantry Care For The Aged. On a lovely June day visitors from a wide area contributed to a great tea party in Glengarriff. Among the supporters was Jim O’Sullivan, one of the original founders of the voluntary organisation in Bantry back in 1967, and still very much active.
Adrigole GAA are once again running their popular Duck Race Festival this year. It will take place over the August bank holiday weekend 2015. The event will be held at the base of the beautiful Hungry Hill on the grounds of Hungry Hill Lodge and Camp Site where there will be a fully licenced Marquee. A varied programme of events will run right through from Thursday July 30th starting with
THE weekend of 13th-14th June kicks off the start of summer on the West Cork Islands, with a whole range of activities planned for Bere Island. An all-inclusive walking event will allow visitors to explore this unique island located at the farthest reaches of the Wild Atlantic Way. Bere Island, which was once a former military base during WW1. Many of the original fortifications still remain, along with fortifications from
WHITE-tailed Eagles have successfully hatched chicks across four counties in Ireland including a pair in Glengarriff in West Cork. Eight pairs of White-tailed Eagles have nested and laid eggs with five nests successfully hatching chicks in Glengarriff and also in Clare, Galway and Kerry.