Eyeries Family Festival 18th – 20th July 2014, take great pleasure (and are very excited) in announcing that West Corks’ very own, Danica Holland will be performing a few songs for the Friday crowd before the Festivals’ official opening by Mr Neil Delamere himself! “Danica is a sensational talent, she’s West Cork – we’re West Cork and we are delighted that she is able to perform for the crowd this
IT’S all happening in Adrigole over the last weekend in July as the picturesque Beara village welcomes visitors from far and near for the 2014 Adrigole GAA Festival. One of the highpoints of the summer on the Beara Peninsula, this year’s festival is once again packed with family fun, top musical acts and much more.
ANTI fish farm campaigners have accused Minster Simon Coveney of refusing to release the Department’s Report on the loss of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February. The decision they say, claims that the work is not completed and that the public interest would not be served by the disclosure of the Department of Marine’s Engineering Division report.
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.