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Phoenix art pieces – West Cork children’s work on O’Donovan Rossa

Three art pieces will be on display in Skibbereen Library from Wednesday 8th July which were produced by local children at Easter workshops in Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Dunmanway libraries this year, facilitated by three artists. The display of these pieces is part of Cork County Library and Arts Service’s O’Donovan Rossa centenary commemorations.

Clonakilty 1798 Commemoration

On Friday 19th June the annual “Battle of the Big Cross” commemoration was held at Asna Square, Clonakilty at the statue to the United Irishmen leader Tadhg Ó Donnabháin Asna. Organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, (who took over the commemoration after the abolition of the Town Council), it’s Cathaoirleach John Loughnan chaired proceedings.

Alfred Elmore plaque unveiling in Clonakilty

A simple unveiling  by Mayor of Clonakilty Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin of a plaque on the entrance wall to the former Convent of Mercy and Sacred Heart Secondary School on 18th June will at last see artist Alfred Elmore remembered publicly in his own town. The 18th June marked the 200 anniversary of his birth at nearby Scartagh Cottage, where the old convent now stands. Following the unveiling, a lecture on

GalleyFlash Rowing Club Notes

Another windy day greeted rowers from GalleyFlash Rowing Club upon their return to Glandore for Round 2 of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship on Sunday last. Once again wind and rough sea conditions forced the cancellation of both U12 races on health and safety grounds. The first crew on the water for the Galley was the Veteran Ladies crew of Breeda Hayes, Susanna Williams, Bernie O’Donovan, Sheila Hayes and cox

RNLI honours contribution of West Cork volunteers at annual awards

THE RNLI held its Annual Presentation of Awards at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin recently where the charity presented 55 awards to volunteers, groups and businesses from across the country that have made a significant contribution to the RNLI in Ireland. Six of those awards were made to West Cork volunteers from Baltimore, Courtmacsherry, Kinsale and Union Hall.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA notes

Junior Hurlers take the next step against St Mary’s A disappointing first round performance against Bandon was the perfect catalyst for an improved team effort against St Mary’s in Castletownkenneigh on Saturday evening. In damp conditions, the sides traded scores and were on an even keel through much of the first half. Points by Kevin Keohane, Brian O’Donovan and Darragh Coakley just before half time gave the Kilmeen side a

€7 million upgrades to Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant nearing completion

IRISH Water welcomed members of the local community to view upgrades to the value of €7 million at Clonakilty, Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project, which is in the final stages of construction, will provide four times the capacity of the existing wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty using state of the art technology.

Rosscarbery brother’s business scoops Bank of Ireland/ IGNITE Business of the Year Award

A WEST CORK business, Ireland’s premier Bitcoin exchange, Bitcove has received the accolade of Bank of Ireland/ IGNITE Business of the Year Award 2015. Bitcove, along with 10 other enterprising young businesses, was recognised at the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme Awards and Showcase held at the Aula Maxima in UCC on Wednesday 24th June. The top award, the Bank of Ireland/ IGNITE Business of the Year Award 2015, was

Kilmeen GAA notes

U21 footballers qualify for County Final!   U21 Football The U 21 footballers secured their place in the B County Final on Saturday last when they defeated Charleville in the County Semi-Final at Inniscarra. Kilmeen went into the lead early on in the game and never relinquished it throughout the match. Leading 2-05 to 0-03 at the break, Kilmeen used a sweeper for the entire second half. Try as they