by Stephen Johnson EYERIES lace designer and artist Fiona Harrington has won the Lace Category Prize — the Eleanor De La Branchardière Award worth €1,200 — for her piece “Deserted Cottage” at the Royal Dublin Show National Crafts Awards Competition.
THE board of the Bantry Credit Union have confirmed that they will commence to provide Credit Union services for the people of the Beara Peninsula. The decision was made at their recent board meeting where it was also agreed to open the office on Friday August 1st for the purpose of opening accounts; it was also confirmed that they will operate from the existing premises in Castletownbere.
LIFEBOAT crew with Castletownbere RNLI launched yesterday (30 July 2014) to help a couple who had become injured when the 40 ft yacht they were sailing on, at Laurence’s Cove, got into difficultly. On arriving at the scene, the lifeboat crew had to board the vessel and treat the injured woman before bringing the couple to safety at Castletownbere harbour in Cork.
Beara U14’s Crowned Premier 1 Football Champions! The Carrigaline Court Hotel – Rebel Óg Fé14 Premier 1 Football Championship Final (Replay) Beara 5-08 (23pts) ~ Éire Óg 3-07 (16pts) A Daragh McElhinney penalty 12 minutes into the second half followed by two further goals from Seán and Ryan Sullivan ensured Beara were crowned county final champions in the replayed Rebel Óg Fé14 Premier 1 football final played in Páirc Tadhg
FESTIVAL fans will be spoilt for choice in Allihies this August with a week of family fun planned in the beautiful Beara village for Festival Week 2014. Running from Saturday, August 10th to Sunday, August 17th there’s something for everyone on offer during the week-long festivities.
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.