THE number of people signing on in West Cork has fallen by more than 9% year-on-year according to the latest figures released for June 2014. The drop of 9.31% in West Cork is slightly lower than the drop for the whole of Cork which was recorded at 11.15%.
THREE West Cork Towns, Glengarriff, Kinsale and Rosscarbery are among 15 across the country in the running for Fáilte Ireland’s 2014 Tourism Towns Awards. The competition, now in its third year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists. The selected towns will now be subject over the next few weeks to a series of
The Glengarriff Arts Festival is on in the village over the weekend of August 22nd, 23rd and 24th . There will be an amazing exhibition of artists’ work on display and the village will be alive with activity throughout the weekend.
THE Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed funding of €100,000 towards the carrying out of an underwater survey on the sea bed, to ascertain the possibility for the construction of an additional deep water quay at Castletownbere. The underwater survey on the southern shore of Dinish Island will ascertain if the construction of an additional deep water quay for Castletownbere is possible.
AUTHOR Lane Ashfeldt will be returning to West Cork in September to teach a workshop for new writers at the West Cork College Writers Retreat in Glengariff – www.irishwriters.ie. Lane’s book SaltWater was published earlier this year by Liberties Press Dublin. The book is a bestselling short story title this summer with a thumbs up as a must-have beach reading purchase from Irish Times magazine Gloss. SaltWater is also
THE Bere Island Midsummer Run will take place on Bere Island next Saturday July 12th at 1pm. There is something for everyone with a 5 & 10K run, a 5K walk and a children’s run around the island GAA pitch.
MORE than €200,000 from a national funding allocation of €2.99 million has been allocated for West Cork piers and harbours under the 2014 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme A total of €241,750 total funding is to be allocated to West Cork for its piers and harbours. The money will be used to boost marine and leisure tourism and/or for the ongoing maintenance and development of piers and harbours.
If Opera is ‘your thing’, treat yourself to a performance of pure delight, If Opera is ‘not your thing’, allow yourself to be delightfully surprised! Voce Di Donna (Voice of a Woman) is a Cork-based trio of experienced performers: Fiona O’Reilly (Sop.), Christina O’Flynn (Mezzo) and Bethan Lee (Piano). This unique group came together because of their shared passion for opera and the desire to bring it to
The festival is growing from strength to strength with more than 5,000 people visiting last years’ events. This year there are even more FREE daytime activities for children and adults alike ranging from Falconry Displays to Paddle Boarding, Guided Boat Tours, Walks, Strand Adventures, Shore Explorations, Zumba and a Ceili!.
THE new Cork County Council beach lifeguard Facebook page and Twitter feed were officially launched at Garretstown Beach, Kinsale recently by county mayor Cllr Alan Coleman. The aim of the Cork County Council beach lifeguard Facebook page and Twitter feed is to promote safety around water, with an emphasis on the beaches of Cork that are patrolled by lifeguards.