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Best community project award for Clonakilty Bike Scheme

THE Clonakilty Community Bike Scheme launched last June was awarded the “Overall Best Community Project” at the annual Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland (SEAI) awards in Dublin last week. Tom O’ Donovan of O’ Donovan’s Hotel and Michael O’ Neill of Fernhill House Hotel accepted the award on behalf of the Bike Scheme in the presence of Brian McSwiney of Sustainable Clonakilty, who nominated the Bike Scheme for the award. Sustainable

Clonakilty named among Ireland’s top tourism towns

FAILTE Ireland has honoured Clonakilty for the town’s impressive performance in reaching out to visitors and creating the best possible tourism experience at the fourth annual Tourism Towns Awards which took place in The Morrison Hotel, in Dublin recently.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes

Kilmeen Qualify for Munster Semi-Final   Kilmeen played the Junior B football Munster Quarter final against Clare Champions, Killimer on Sunday afternoon 22nd November in Knockaderry, Co. Limerick. Kilmeen won the toss and played with the breeze during the first half on an immaculate grass surface.

Aladdin set to light up Clonakilty for Christmas!

THE  ceremony of switching on the Christmas lights in Clonakilty is due to take place this Saturday evening, 28th November, with very special guests from the Everyman Theatre’s Pantomine, Aladdin, at the helm.

€228 million investment in Cork’s water infrastructure

IRISH Water has revealed that more than €228 million will be invested in Cork’s water infrastructure in a major programme of work to upgrade water and wastewater infastructure. Irish Water confirmed that they have developed and prioritised a major programme of work which will address the serious deficiencies that exist across Cork’s water supply schemes. They say this investment is key to supporting continued social and economic development across Cork.

Public meeting in Clonakilty to focus on Nursing Home Care and Home Help Support in Cork

A PUBLIC meeting will be held in Clonakilty this Friday, November 20th and will focus on the need for greater community care for older people, the future of nursing homes and district hospital and Home Care support. Councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, the Fianna Fáil Dáil candidate in Cork South West, is hosting the meeting at the Fernhill House Hotel from 8pm.

West Cork schools get boost in new school capital plan

FIVE major school investment projects in West Cork have been given the green light by the new School Buildings Plan announced recently. Welcoming the news, Labour TD Michael McCarthy said, “I am extremely pleased that West Cork has featured so strongly in the much-anticipated School Capital Plan today, and that Minister Jan O’Sullivan has prioritised a number of critical projects.

€4,300 raised for Clon ASD classes at Coffee Day

THE organisers of the recent fundraising coffee day and cake sale at the Parish Centre, Clonakilty in aid of the three ASD classes at the local Gaelscoil have expressed their heartfelt thanks to all who made the day such a success. €4,300 was raised, with other donations coming in since.

Clonakilty writer releases new anti-bullying film

Because I am Human, an anti-bullying poetry film is now online. It is three-minutes-long. The poem was written by Clonakilty native Dave Lordan in 2012, as a gesture of help towards a young relative of his suffering from bullying. It was aired by RTE Arena, and the RTE Playback programme, reaching an audience of hundreds of thousands.