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Sludge build up the cause of the “Clon Pong”

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

Clon historians enjoy Lisselan talk and walk

AROUND 80 people attended last week’s talk and walk at Liselane Estate and Gardens organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage as part of it’s 2014 summer programme. On a glorious evening the group assembled in the garden at the front of the main house where Dúchas Rúnaí Marian O’ Leary extended a welcome to all and spoke about the history of the estate. The house was built by William Bence Jones

GalleyFlash Rowing Club Notes

The third round of the Celtic Ross sponsored South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship was held on Sunday last, July 20th in Castletownshend. With the County Final merely a week away and with several qualification places still up for grabs, rowers of the GalleyFlash produced some great displays of skill and endurance in sweltering conditions.

Clonakilty’s ultimate act of kindness for LauraLynn

INSPIRED by their upcoming Random Acts of Kindness Festival (19th-20th July), Clonakilty locals have connected with LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, to perform a unique act of kindness. Since 2012 the town is the permanent residence for 24 life-sized endangered animal sculptures, who have been installed in various nooks and crannies throughout the town.

Weather Alert issued for West Cork

Met Eireann has issued a weather alert covering West Cork.   The following Weather Advisory was issued by Met Eireann at 07:00 hours Thursday, 17-Jul-2014:   Warm and very humid weather with possible heavy showers/ thunder storms/ hail may lead to local flooding/ disruption/ damage tonight, Friday and Saturday.   Valid from 21:00 hours Thu, 17-Jul-2014 Valid until 21:00 hours Sat, 19-Jul-2014.

President “looking forward to reading” new West Cork novel

President and Mrs Higgins hosted a Community Garden Party at Áras an Uachtarán recently to which community representatives from around the country were invited. Among those who were in attendance was Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, who received an invitation as he was the Town Mayor when President and Mrs. Higgins visited Clonakilty on 5th May 2013 for the Clonakilty 400 celebrations.

Clonakilty Tidy Towns doing great work

CLONAKILTY Tidy Towns volunteers continue to enhance and compliment the good work of the Council, FÁS and TÚS workers in town as the streets, estates and public areas are all looking well this summer.   The fine weather of the last month has helped to bring on the blooms. Great credit is due to the group and also a number of individuals who spend a lot of their own time

Bord Iascaigh Mhara Seafood Development Centre invests in new forming and breading technology to add value to Irish seafood

BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the development agency for the Irish Seafood Sector, is leading the way in assisting Irish Seafood companies to develop innovative added value seafood products. BIM’s custom built Seafood Development Centre (SDC) based in Clonakilty has recently invested in reformed and breading technologies as the abundance of pelagic, whitefish, and other fish and shellfish species on our doorstep, presents a considerable opportunity to produce convenient, market-ready concepts