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Review – Arsenic and Old Lace – The Peninsula Players

Review by John Baylis Post There’s no doubting the entertainment value of a Peninsula Players production, as packed and appreciative audiences at the Beara Bay found out. Arsenic and Old Lace is a well-made play, with plenty of neat jokes and frantic situations, but it still needs careful staging and sound acting to make it successful.

Cycle The Wild Atlantic Way

Thousands of cyclists from Ireland and around the country are excited about the news of the new Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare which will take place on Saturday 23rd of May 2015. Participants will cycle Ireland’s most spectacular peninsula and embrace the unspoiled beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Beara students’ project tackles disability accessibility

‘Disability Accessibility’ is a Young Social Innovators Project from Scoil Phobail Bhéara in Castletownbere. The project group consists of Daragh Crowley, Ciara Crowley, Eimear O’ Neill, Simon Harrison, Brian Collins, Tommy O’ Sullivan, Ciara O’Sullivan, Matthew Martin Sullivan and Conor McQuaid. Disability Accessibility set out to raise awareness about the lack of facilities for people with disabilities and to improve the facilities already available. They also wanted to research and

Beara Charity Cycle comes home for 2015

THE Beara Charity Cycle 2015 will take place on 30th May. Having raised approximately €50,000 since the first cycle back in 2009, the organisers have decided to bring the cycle home to Beara this year. The charities are: the RNLI; The Day Care Centre; Co-Action Beara; Castletownbere Community Hospital and Dechen Shying Spiritual Care Centre. A great day is assured for all the cyclists on the spectacular route. Registration is

Shining success for West Cork SuperValu stores at quality awards

FIVE SuperValu stores in West Cork were awarded with the highest accolade of food quality, ‘The Supreme National Hygiene and Food Safety Award’, at the recent 2015 SuperValu Quality Awards in Killarney.  The awards are accredited by the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA) and identify retailers throughout the country who have gone above and beyond in maintaining the highest quality standards for more than a three year period.  

West Cork schools to benefit from Summer Works Scheme

TWELVE West Cork Schools are set to benefit from Summer Works Scheme funding recently approved by Education Minister, Jan O’Sullivan. Almost €36 million is being provided by the Department of Education nationally and and I and 12 schools in West Cork will benefit from the scheme. Works will include window repair and replacement, upgrading of science and specialist rooms and external improvements such as upgrading of school perimeter fences and

N71 gets spring clean from volunteers

Saturday 18th April saw the annual West Cork cleanup along the N71 from Clonakilty to Glengariff involving community groups and tidy towns committees in Clonakilty, Lisavaird, Rosscarbery, Leap, Ballydehob, Bantry, Ballylickey and Glengariff. As in previous years the cleanup was facilitated by KWD recycling in the form of supplying bags and hi-viz vests to the various groups and of course collecting and processing the collected rubbish.

Exploring the Three Heads of West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way

THE Three Heads Tourism Development Association is a new grouping of West Cork Community Groups, Tourist Associations and individuals from the three West Cork peninsulas of Mizen, Sheep’s Head and the Beara Peninsula, who have come together to develop the potential of The Three Heads of West Cork as a destination on the Wild Atlantic Way. Speaking about the formation of the new association, Chairman Dr Denis Cotter said, “I

Scoil Phobail Bhéara, Castletownbere student’s work published

FOURTEEN students from Scoil Phobail Bhéara attended the launch of Southern Words – Go West in the West Cork Education Centre in Dunmanway on March 6th. Vikki O’Sullivan, Killian Power, Katie McCarthy, Finbarr O’Donovan, Dominic Kjelsen, Michael Murphy, Ciarán Murphy, Rachel O’Shea, Owen Power, Niamh Doherty, Ultan O’Shea, Olivia Harrington, Renee Waschkowitz and Michael O’Sullivan- are all third year students.

West Cork to benefit from the €17.8, Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme

THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD has announced the full details of a €17.8m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned fishery harbours and local harbour network . In announcing the initiative the Minister said, “I am delighted to announce the full details of my Departments €17.8m Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme for 2015. I have set aside €14.9m