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Volunteer now for CoAction Summer Camps

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.

Funding allocation announced for regional and local roads

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

Collins walks out over civic amenity site cut backs

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.

Allihies to Bunmahon Miners Trail walk

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.

TD wants Top Gear show to drive the Wild Atlantic Way

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.

Islands funding confirmed for the rest of 2015

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.

Eyeries stars in Tourism Ireland’s UK campaign reaching 1.2 million people

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.

Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare set for 23rd May

by Stephen Johnson The Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare will take place on Saturday 23rd of May 2015. Participants will cycle Ireland’s most spectacular peninsula and experience the unspoiled beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way. There is a route to suit all levels of fitness from the seasoned cyclist to the day tripper. Choose from the 140km or the shorter 100km route.