ON May 6th Disability Accessibility, a group of Transition Year students from Scoil Phobail Bhéara won the Young Social Innovator Making our World More Inclusive and Poverty Free Award at the Young Social Innovators showcase in Citywest, Dublin. The group has worked really hard all year raising awareness about disabled parking and the access to facilities for people with disabilities. Disability Accessibility decided to tackle the problem of the abuse
The Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff are having the annual charity tea party on Saturday June 6th from 1 to 5 PM. The proceeds from the tea party and the entrance fees all day will go to Bantry Care For The Aged.
AN eco-friendly, split-level house in Castletownbere, West Cork, which combines comfort, clever design and functionality, has won RTÉ One’s Home of the Year. Owned by retired couple Ita Molloy and Andrew Harvey, the house was designed and built by Ita’s architect son, Donn Ponnighaus. Over the past seven weeks, TV viewers were welcomed across the threshold of 21 houses as expert judges Declan O’Donnell, Hugh Wallace and Helen James debated the
A TRANSITION year group from Scoil Phobail Bheara, Castletownbere were recently named winners of the “Making our World Healthier” category in the Physical Well Being Award at the Young Social Innovator Showcase at Citywest, in Dublin. The team, named “Are you my Type?” are a group of 11 transition year students who set out to learn about blood donation in Ireland and around the world, to change attitudes to blood
THE Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare on the 23rd of May is truly a family occasion. Not to be out done by their parents on their bikes, children in national school classes between 3rd and 6th will be able to take part in a free kid’s cycle around Kenmare Town. This event is run in conjunction with the cycle safety awareness programme running in all local national school on the
by India Bartholomew THE Glengarriff Set and Ceili Junior Dancers won 26 County Medals in the County Fleadh Cheoil 2015 in the Eccles Hotel. The team of 11, captained by Lisa Harrington, were dancing to win with dancers Helena O’Mahony and Caoimhe O’Hanlon succeeding in winning county titles in every dance bar one, the group’s Saoirse Power and Rebecca Harrington, Clodagh Harrington and Molly O’Shea winning county titles in the
THE Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh has confirmed that funding of more than €300,000 has been confirmed for non-gaeltacht islands to the end of this year. There was an outcry from islanders late last year when it was announced that funding was due to be cut off this year with many claiming it could spell the end for viable communities on the islands in question.
A CALL for volunteers to join Ireland’s largest coastal cleanup was made today by Clean Coasts ambassador and pro surfer Easkey Britton. Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2015 takes place from May 8th to May 17th and everybody is invited to get involved in protecting and celebrating a beach they love.
Following a spring tour of the US, The Henry Girls are set for a number of Irish dates including two in West Cork before embarking on a tour of Austria and Italy, before returning to play the Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Westport on June 12th.
THE Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphries has announced the awarding of several grants to West Cork projects under the Community Heritage Grants Scheme.