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Corcaigh, Ireland

Beara

British tour operators give West Cork the thumbs up

TOURISM Ireland invited 20 top British coach and group tour operators on a fact-finding visit of West Cork recently in advance of attending a B2B workshop with Irish tourism enterprises in the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork. The event was organised in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, to encourage the visiting tour operators to extend the Ireland content of their existing programmes or to include Ireland for the first time in

Walking weekend on Bere Island

BERE Island is holding a series of walking weekends throughout 2014, the next one will be held on saturday 20th and sunday 21st september 2014.  On a mellow September afternoon, there’s no better place to be than walking the hills of Bere Island. Explore the length and breadth of this historic island, which was once a former strategic military base during WW1, and lies at the southern most reaches of

High Court action threatened over Bantry Bay fish farm escape report

WEST Cork based environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment have threatened High Court action in their attempts to obtain the report on the escape of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February.   The storm on February 1, 2014, saw a cage break loose from its mooring and upend itself into another cage at Gerahies in Bantry Bay. The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney refused to release the report

Unique fundraising event will see rescuers build their own island cablecar

KERRY Mountain Rescue Team in conjunction with Castletownbere Coast Guard, Castletownbere RNLI and Lehanmore Centre will attempt subject to the weather, to recreate the first ever cable car from Beara peninsula mainland to one of the islands on Saturday 6th September. This will provide an opportunity for a joint training exercise between the Kerry mountain rescue team and Castletownbere coast guard.

Parkrun Comes to Bere Island

A new and unusual weekly 5k run is being added to the Cork running calendar, as Bere Island becomes the venue for Ireland’s latest parkrun event.   The parkrun will be open to runners, joggers and walkers every Saturday from 30th August onwards, and the island location makes the event an attractive one for runners from Ireland and beyond who are always looking to explore different routes, and try out