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Just One AGM held in Clonakilty

THE AGM of the Clonakilty section of the “Just One” charity, founded in 2004 by Clonakilty man Declan Murphy took place recently. Along with Declan himself and a number of local supporters attending, also present were Suti and Bimal from Just One in Kathmandu who had accompanied Declan on his recent fundraising trip home to West Cork. Declan outlined the ongoing work in Kathmandu at the school he set up

Kilmeen / Kilbree GAA underage notes

Great day out at U10 Football Blitz Finale! U10 Football The U10 footballers travelled to Skibbereen on Saturday morning to take part in the final football blitz of the season.  These blitzes are a wonderful opportunity for children to develop their football skills in a fun, non-competitive environment.  The skills and confidence of all these young players have developed substantially over the past few months.  On Saturday, the U10’s played

Lyre Rovers mark 20th anniversary with ambitious development plans

THE image of Ray Houghton’s left footed shot nestling in the back of Italian goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca’s net in the Giants Stadium, New York at World Cup 1994 left an indelible mark on an era for Irish soccer that has become enshrined in legend. International success provoked a growing interest in soccer at local level and this was reflected by the emergence of new soccer clubs nationwide. Against this backdrop,

Welcome for Clonakilty playground revamp

WEST Cork Cllr Paul Hayes has welcomed the recent works carried out at Clonakilty Playground and has praised the former Town Council for the funding allocated to the project before it’s abolition. Approximately €10,000 has been spent upgrading some of the play furniture and a number of new items specifically designed for younger children have been added.

Foot in the Door jobseeker’s event comes to Clonakilty

FOOT in The Door – an Irish co-operative industry initiative targeting potential new employees for the agri-food sector is coming to Clonakilty at the Fernhill House Hotel from 9am – 1pm on Thursday, October 23rd. Foot in The Door is a training and advisory event for currently unemployed job seekers. It was launched in May by ICOS Skillnets and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Simon Coveney. The initiative

Kilmeen GAA underage notes

Kilmeen Juniors & Minors qualify for county final!   Junior Football   Kilmeen played the Junior B football league semi-final against Tracton on Sunday morning 19th Oct 2014 in Bandon. Kilmeen lost the toss and played into a stiff breeze during the first half. However the boys in blue went in at half time leading 1-02 to 0-03 much to the credit of a great team effort which saw James Clancy rattle the Tracton net in

Ní Riada praises Clonakilty Gaelscoil for ‘resounding success’ in Comenius Scheme

SPEAKING in Clonakilty Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada praised the staff, parents and children of Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Uí Choileáin on their successful participation in the European Comenius program. The entire school community welcomed a group of 28 students and 16 teachers from Croatia, France, Germany and Italy on a week-long visit as part of the Comenius program.

Big Fella’s Clon home to become museum

by Colm Power THE former home of West Cork’s “Big Fella” in Clonakilty is set to be converted into a museum dedicated to the life of Michael Collins. The building, located in Emmet’s Square, will tell the life story and struggle for Independence of this national icon. The project is part of the €1m being pumped into urban renewal projects in Clonakilty, with an estimated €500,000 going towards the museum.

Wild Atlantic Way inspired crafts on display at Cork Airport

THE inaugural “Crafts from the Wild Atlantic Way” exhibition opened at Cork Airport recently. The exhibition by Cork Craft & Design, which showcases the best of locally produced craft, was opened by the Mayor of County Cork Cllr Alan Coleman and will run for two weeks until the 28th October. Cork Craft & Design is a social enterprise supporting over 120 craftspeople living and working in Cork city and county.

Two major Clonakilty developments sold

FURTHER evidence of an improving property market in West Cork has come with confirmation that two of Clonakilty’s most significant developments have found buyers. Five buildings and 13 undeveloped acres in the West Cork Business & Technology Park just outside the town are understood to have been sold off by the receivers for around €1.4 million, about €200,000 more than expected, following bids from several interested parties.