MORE than 100 Cork based small businesses were keen to take their slice of Ireland’s €4 billion online sales market in Rosscarbery at an Information seminar on the Online Trading Vouchers. The scheme is being rolled out by the local enterprise offices in Cork City and County and offers small businesses funding to the value of €2,500 up to a maximum of 50% of the total cost to develop and
The annual Family Festival takes place in Rosscarbery, West Cork from the 8th – 17th August. The festival programme, which has over 40 events taking place during the week, was launched at the Celtic Ross Hotel recently.
THE Clonakilty Access Group welcomed the positivity of their recent meeting when a number of it’s officers along with two local visually-impaired people and one wheelchair-user met with three Directors of the Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce. The Access Group had sought the meeting and thanked the Chamber reps for taking time to meet with them. The meeting started with everyone viewing the five minute video compiled by TY students
CORK County Council has backed a motion calling for the route of the Wild Atlantic Way to be extended to include the coastal route from Clonakilty to Timoleague. Asking for support for the motion from Council colleagues, Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hayes highlighted the fact that the route currently bypasses this headland “of incredible natural beauty” where active communities work hard to promote the area.
LOCAL Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has raised the issue of the Clonakilty Hospital junction on the N71 with Cork County Council and the National Roads Authority with a view to having a safety audit carried out at this junction. Deputy Daly pointed to access to Clonakilty Hospital as a major issue and concern for staff and relatives of patients who are forced to use this dangerous entrance often on
TOURISM in West Cork is set to receive a boost with news of an ambitious multi million euro redevelopment in Castlefreke, Owenahincha. Owenahincha has long been a holiday retreat for Cork City dwellers in the summer months but parts of it have lacked investment in recent years.
THE Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat has successfully completed its rescue of the Stricken 66 ft Belgium Yacht “Tom” that sought help at 3.20pm on Monday afternoon, 23-miles south east of Courtmacsherry Bay. The Lifeboat took the casualty in tow at 4.20pm and later berthed the large Schooner at the Courtmacsherry Pier. The yacht was on passage from Newlin in Cornwall to Ireland when it’s engines failed.
Last Sunday, July 27th, rowers and supporters of the GalleyFlash were up bright and early to make the journey to Passage West for the Cork County Finals. Changeable weather and unsettled seas combined to pose a tough challenge for those competing on the day. With the club not competing in the first race of the day, this offered rowers an opportunity to view the course before taking to the water.
THE finale of the upcoming Ardfield Festival which runs from August 3rd will see one of West Cork’s iconic landmarks, the Galley Head Lighthouse, open to the public as part of a special gala day on Sunday, August 10th. The “Gala Day at the Galley” will feature music, stalls, family fun and the unique opportunity to climb the lighthouse free of charge.
WITH the tourist season in full swing and visitors from home and abroad flocking to West Cork, citizens in Clonakilty are once again calling on the authorities to tackle the unpleasant smell that has wafted over the town at times during the hot weather. According to Irish Water the cause of the stench is a build up of sludge at the local wastewater treatment plant. Irish Water says that