THE CoAction children’s summer camps will again be held in Bantry, Castletownbere, Clonakilty, Dunmanway and Skibbereen in July. Everybody interested in participating in camp or any other form of volunteering within the organization must have full Garda clearance. Many applicants were disappointed last year with late applications resulting in not having time to process their Garda clearance.
REGIONAL and local roads across West Cork are set to received a badly-needed investment following the announcement of funding road infrastructure in Cork by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. A total of €32.2 million has been allcated for regional and local roads in County Cork, part of a national investment programme of €294 million which will allow approximately 2,000km of regional and local road to be maintained and strengthened in
INDEPENDENT councillor Michael Collins walked out from the recent West Cork Municipal District meeting in Dunmanway’s Methodist Hall in protest at cuts to civic amenity site opening times. Cllr Collins said that recent reduced hours brought in at the Derryconnell (Mizen) and Castletownbere recycling sites were a major inconvenience for local people and said that local councillors had not been consulted in any way about the move.
Last year in Ireland the RNLI’s lifeboat crews launched 1,089 times, bringing 1,414 people to safety. The charity is calling for the public to think ahead and never underestimate the strength and power of the sea and inland waters as it today (Wednesday 28 January) releases its 2014 lifeboat launch and rescue statistics, based on detailed returns of service, from each of its 45 lifeboat stations in Ireland. The figures
THE fourth annual Allihies to Bunmahon Miners Trail community challenge and charity walk?(the walk from A to B) takes place this year from August 15th to 22nd. The walk follows in the footsteps of our copper mining ancestors? through an eight-day, 250 km walk from the copper miming heartland of Beara to Waterford’s Copper Coast.
WEST Cork Labour TD Michael McCarthy has invited the BBC’s motoring show Top Gear to tour the Wild Atlantic Way and “experience the untamed South Western coastline of Ireland”. The TD has written to the shows producers inviting them to tour what he called “this captivating coastal route” as part of their programme.
THE Minister of State for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh has confirmed that funding for the non-Gaeltacht islands has been secured for the remainder of 2015. As reported in West Cork Times, the non-Gaeltacht islands which include six of West Cork’s seven inhabited islands were granted assurances that funding for community development offices on the islands would be in place as far as March 2015.
WORD is circulating in South Kerry that the future of the two Bus Eireann routes that connect Kenmare with nearby communities may be at risk. Both routes — 270 (Sneem-Kenmare-Killarney) and 282 (Killarney-Kenmare- Ardgroom-Castletownbere) — receive Public Service Obligation (PSO) subsidies.
We are starting into a new year and in the process of planning for exciting things happening in July, namely our CoAction Children’s Summer Camp. Camps will again be held in Bantry, Castletownbere, Clonakilty, Dunmanway and Skibbereen.
TOURISM Ireland kicks off its promotional drive for 2015 this week – with an end-of-year campaign which includes ‘wrapping’ the Daily Telegraph with images of Ireland, including a wonderful image of the picturesque village of Eyeries in West Cork. The wrap was seen by more than 1.2 million ‘culturally curious’ readers, or potential holidaymakers for Ireland, across Britain.