HUNDREDS of concerned members of the Berehaven Credit Union (BCU) which closed last week turned out to demonstrate in Castletownbere at the weekend at what they say is the loss of a crucial local service. The crowd gathered to demand answers and seek a solution that would enable credit union services to continue in Castletownbere is some form.
A BEACH Prohibition Notice has been issued for Pallas Strand and Bathing Advisories for Trahallan and Traverra beaches on the Beara Peninsula.
THE current fishing quota system needs a radical overhaul to attract more young people into the industry and make fishing communities along the West Cork coast viable into the future, that’s according to the Beara branch if Young Fine Gael. Chairman of the group Wayne O Sullivan said that the current system which uses a monthly fishing quota simply does not work.
THE High Court in Dublin has ordered that the Berehaven Credit Union, based in Castletownbere be wound up following an application from the Central Bank. President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns granted the application which will see the credit union, which has more than 3,500 members, cease to exist.
Met Eireann has issued a weather alert covering West Cork. The following Weather Advisory was issued by Met Eireann at 07:00 hours Thursday, 17-Jul-2014: Warm and very humid weather with possible heavy showers/ thunder storms/ hail may lead to local flooding/ disruption/ damage tonight, Friday and Saturday. Valid from 21:00 hours Thu, 17-Jul-2014 Valid until 21:00 hours Sat, 19-Jul-2014.
THE 2014 Castletownbere Festival of the Sea looks set to be the best yet with a host of entertainment and activities for young and old throughout the first week in August. This year’s festival runs from Friday, August 1st to Friday, August 8th inclusive and is organised by the Castletownbere Development Association (CDA) who are an entirely voluntary and non-profit organisation made up of members of our local community.
At the opening of ‘Sun, Sea and Land’ an exhibition of photographic prints by Niall Duffy which opened recdntly at the Allihies Mines Museum were (l-r): Tadhg O’Sullivan, Vice Chairman Allihies Parish Co-op; Anne McNally, Secretary, Allihies Parish Co-op; Niall Duffy and Aoife O’Sullivan, Allihies Parish Co-op who also opened the show. Pic: John Eagle
Chris Downey, Noel Sheehan and Adrian O Sullivan, Super Valu, Castletownbere, Finalists in Best in Fresh Awards, Seafood Counter. Pic: Niall Duffy
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.