WORK on Clonakilty’s flood defence plan is set to begin in Autumn 2015, that’s according to the Minister for the Office of Public Works Simon Harris who visited the town recently to launch a public consultation on the €12 million scheme. The plan includes defences against both tidal and river flooding both of which have caused problems for Clonakilty in recent years. The plan envisages flood walls, embankments, retention ponds
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THE Clonakilty Mayoral Council is encouraging the people of Clonakilty to attend next Mondays (15th December), OPW public exhibition and consultation process for the Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme. The opening will take place in O’Donovan’s Hotel at 2.00pm and continue until 8.00pm that evening, when personnel from the OPW study team will be available to answer questions.
STAFF at Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens are celebrating after the well know hotel recently brought two Wedding awards home to West Cork. Fernhill has won ‘Best country house Wedding Venue in Cork’ from Southern Brides which are Munster’s leading Wedding Show organisers. To add to this prestigious accolade, Fernhill has also been named among the 50 top Wedding hotels nationally by Confetti magazine.
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A SPECIAL fundraising Christmas song “Home” recored by the pupis and staff of Scoil na mBuachailli in Clonakilty has received nearly 10,000 youtube hits and is climbing up the iTunes charts. Home, The Clonakilty Christmas Song is a heartwarming ode to the importance of home to Irish people everyhere and the pain of having to leave as an emigrant.
TRANSITION year students, Sana Gordon and Fia Kelly, are heading to Nepal with leading volunteer organisation Projects Abroad to work in schools and orphanages during the summer of 2015. As part of their fundraising drive, the enterprising pair will be photographed wearing West Cork business’s branded t-shirts while working in Kathmandu and the images will be sent back to the various companies to be used to used in promotional activities.
Club AGM held on Saturday night The club’s AGM was held on Saturday night last in St Mary’s Hall, Rossmore. A big crowd assembled for this night. Pat Tobin (Chairman), Gavin Twohig (Secretary), Marie Dorgan (PRO), Connie Murphy (Juvenile Secretary), James Coakley and Tom Scannell (Treasurers) delivered their reports covering all activities of the past year.
CLONAKILTY’S first ever directly-elected Mayor, Ms Colette Twomey performed the official switch-on of the town’s Christmas Lights at Asna Square recently. In doing so, the tradition of the Town Mayor doing the Christmas Lights switch-on continues, something that has been lost in all other towns this year since the abolition of the town councils in May.
Cork based Alternative Rock outfit Paradox return with their fourth official full length studio album to date which has been taking shape for over a year at Wavefield Recording Studios in Bantry, West Cork. Formed in 1996 by brothers Pete Mac and Mike Mac the early Paradox sound was heavily influenced by the Grunge Era of the 90’s.The band has shaped and evolved their sound over the years while still