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,
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 – 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
CLONAKILTY based solicitors McCarthy & Co. have again been awarded Gold Standard in the prestigious Q9000 Quality Assurance mark for lawyers. While approximately 15% of all law Irish firms have some form of quality assurance only 10 firms in Ireland have achieved the elite Q9000 standard which is the highest level of quality assurance available in the Irish marketplace. McCarthy & Co. achieved Gold Standard at this highest level placing
THE annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun weekend at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery has raised €12,500 for Action Breast Cancer. Now in its seventh year, the weekend brought 150 women together from al over Ireland to help the Irish Cancer Society fund breast cancer research, support and services.