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Fernhill’s Kitty is “Front of House Team Member of the Year”

KITTY Hennessy, Accommodation Manager at the Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens, Clonakilty has been named Ireland’s “Front of House Team Member of the Year” at the Keelings Gold Medal Awards. More than 460 professionals from the hospitality industry were in attendance at the awards that took place at the Crown Plaza Northwood, Santry in Dublin and were hosted by Colette Fitzpatrick.

GalleyFlash Notes

On Saturday last, September 26th, GalleyFlash Rowing Club held its annual RunForestRun. With a new 5 mile multi terrain course making its debut for runners and the traditional 5km road route making a comeback for walkers, the course was in pristine condition in the glorious autumn sunshine.

Region cleans up again at Tidy Towns awards

WEST Cork and South Kerry have once again proved to be one of the tidiest regions of the country at the national SuperValu Tidy Towns awards held at Dublin’s Helix theatre. No less than 14 medals were picked up by towns ans villages in the West Cork Times area with four gold medal winners, five silver medal winners and five bronze medal winners from the area.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes

  Minor Hurling Kilbree minors met Pedlars in the league final on Sunday last. Kilbree had the better of exchanges in the first half leading at the break. Pedlars upped the ante in the second half and Kilbree were very unlucky to lose out by the minimum in the last seconds. Final Score: 2-14 to 4-09.   Team included : Jamie Santry, Fionnan McCarthy, Brian Keohane, Jamie O’Donovan, Barry Kirby, Oige

Clon Heartsavers ready for action

AT an event held recently in Clonakilty Parish Centre to announce the installation of defibrillators in Clonakilty Parish Church and Darrara Church, members of Clonakilty Parish Assembly who recently completed a Heartsaver AED course were presented with their certificates by their instructor Rosie O’ Sullivan,Clonakilty Cardiac First Responders Group.

Cork County Council Big Bike Ride 2015

MAYOR of the County of Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea and Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey, will be leading the way and showing how everyone can take part in the 2015 Big Bike Ride.

Andy Irvine for De Barras this November

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself”. Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career.

GalleyFlash rowing club notes

On this coming Saturday, September 26th, GalleyFlash Rowing Club will host the annual Run Forest Run. Registration will open at 1pm at the boathouse in Kilkern Lake with action getting underway at 2pm. With a new long course set to debut this year incorporating road, forest and beach running, it promises to be an exciting afternoon of sporting action. The long course is 5 miles in length and is for runners only. Entry for this course is

Clon All Ireland unlimited road bowlers honoured by Mayoral Council

THE 13 bowlers from Clonakilty’s COPE and CoAction centres who participated in the All Ireland Unlimited Road Bowling Finals at Aughagower, Co Mayo on 8th -10th September last, were honoured by the Clonakilty Mayoral Council at a special ceremony held at O’Donovan’s Hotel last recently. Mayor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin welcomed everyone, praising the achievements of all the bowlers, and commending their families and support workers at the CoAction and COPE

Seafood Development Centre nets new graduates

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board has announce the appointment of its new round of graduates to its Seafood Development Centre (SDC) in Clonakilty. This innovative graduate programme is part of an ambitious drive by BIM to promote careers in the seafood sector and is being run in partnership with UCC and Letterkenny Institute of Technology.