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Outdoor theatre returns to West Cork with Zorro

The Viceroy of New Spain, aided by the evil Ramón family, has turned New Spain into a tyrannical, poverty-stricken wasteland for the townspeople. Their legendary hero, Zorro, is their only hope of relief and resolution. As the rebel group The Alliance attempt to fight back, Zorro must be smarter than he has ever been to stop the Ramóns from turning his beloved people against him. Can he change his ways

Galley Flash rowing club notes

Sunshine greeted rowers and supporters to Castletownshend on Sunday, July 17th last for the fourth round of the Celtic Ross South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship. With the County Final just two weeks away, many crews were hoping to secure the much-sought after qualification spots in the warm conditions on the day.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA notes

U14 County Semi-final A very young Kilbree U14 team contested the county semi-final on Monday evening, in Ballinure. It has been a great season for these girls. They had been undefeated to this point, having beaten a very strong Buttevant side in the quarter final. The opposition on this occasion was a very strong Castlelyons side. Castlelyons scored a goal early in the first half. Following a very exciting run

Carbery Macra Na Feirme news

On Tursday the 11th of July four of our Carbery Macra members went to Michelstown to take part in Macra na Feirme Leadership awards interviews. The four members that went up were Padraig O’Driscoll, Patrick Deasy, Patrick McCarthy and John O’Driscoll.

Jumbo sidecar run for special needs and complex needs children

Jumbo Ireland together with CoAction and the West Cork Child Development Service will provide a day of fun for very special children in the Clonakilty area while raising much needed funds for CoAction. We intend to give the children a spin in a motorbike sidecar and bring them from Clonakilty via Courtmacsherry to the West Cork Secret near Timoleague. At the West Cork Secret there will be games, slides, bouncy

Rebel Rossa film screening at Skibbereen Arts Festival

THE People of West Cork, have a once-off opportunity to view the film, “Rebel Rossa” on Saturday 23rd July at the Skibbereen Arts Festival. Described as “A personal investigation into the life and legacy of the famous – and infamous – Irish rebel Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa by his American great-grandson”, much of the film was shot at the centenary events in Reenascreena, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Glasnevin Cemetery last year

Daly encourages groups in West Cork to apply for Arts and Culture Capital Scheme

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West has encouraged West Cork arts and cultural groups to apply for funding under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016, which is now open for applications. “Funding of €9 million has been announced by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, for this year’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme. Arts and cultural centres across Cork can now

Free bike tours in Clonakilty

THE Clonakilty Bike Scheme (the only such one in Ireland in a town of Clonakilty’s size) has decided to organise free guided cycle tours. People may participate on their own bicycle or if they don’t have one, hire one from the scheme at any of the local hotels or the Model Village.

At the IHFA National Open Day

Gold & Diamond Award winners who received their certificates at the IHFA National Open Day were (l-r): John O’Flynn, Ballinascarty, Co. Cork; Seamus Curran, Killorglin,Co. Kerry; Michael Langan, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo; Stanley Wright, Ballymahon, Co. Longford pictured with Richard Geraghty, FBD Group, sponsor. A Gold Award is awarded to a cows having yielded 3,000kgs of protein in her lifetime and Diamond Awards to cows having yielded 3,000kgs of protein in

Clon-born Fenian Captain Timothy Deasy remembered

IT was a hectic schedule on Monday and Tuesday 4th and 5th July for visiting American Bob Bateman and his wife Camille as they undertook a number of engagements locally in memory of his great-granduncle, famous Fenian, American civil war fighter, politician, policeman and businessman Captain Timothy Deasy who hailed from Farran, South Ring in the 1830’s. The couple had made contact initially four months ago with the then Clonakilty

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

U16 and Junior Hurlers progress! U16 Hurling The U16 hurlers commenced their U16 championship run by playing St Fachtnas in Leap on Wednesday evening. Conditions were damp and slippery but this did not seem to influence the players too much. Kilbree had most of the early chances, Thomas Tyner taking the first three points. A goal by St Fachtnas, against the run of play made this match level. However Kilbree’s

Carbery Macra news

ON Wednesday, July 6th the national final of the stock judging took place where Aoife Healy from Ballinascarty Macra and Anthony Buckley from Caheragh Macra represented the region. They did a great job in representing the region and their clubs.

Clonakilty Road Runners Club goes from strength to strength

by John Bohane Members of Clonakilty Road Runners Club accompanied renowned marathon runner Stevey McGeown, on his run throughout the various hinterlands of West Cork as he attempts to complete 60 ultra marathons in 60 days. The Armagh long distance runner is running the length and breath of Ireland to raise awareness and funds for children with Autism. He must run an impressive 39.3 miles on a daily basis to

An emigrant’s diary – A tribute to Nana Phil

As some of you may now be aware of, my plans changed quite unexpectedly during the last few weeks due to the death of my beautiful grandmother. Nana Phil passed away in her sleep on the morning of June 29, and we were all obviously devastated by her passing. Nana’s health had unfortunately been deteriorating in recent months, but her passing was still sudden and heart-breaking for us all. It’s

Galley Flash Rowing notes

The sun shone on Union Hall for the third round of the Celtic Ross South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship on Sunday, July 3rd last. With it all to play for in a number of categories, the day made for an exciting spectacle of rowing, which was not without its own twists and turns.

Descendant of Captain Timothy Deasy visits Cork

MAYOR of the County of Cork, Cllr Seamus McGrath welcomed Mr Robert Bateman, from Lawrence, Massachusetts, now living in Ossining, New York to County Hall, on Thursday 30th June 2016. Mr Bateman was accompanied by his wife Camille, colleague Gene McCarthy and grandson Cian McCarthy. Cork County Council’s Heritage Officer Conor Nelligan and Martin Millerick from Cork County Council’s Heritage Unit were also in attendance at this historic occasion.

Kilmeen / Kilbree GAA notes

Junior Hurling It was a week of mixed fortunes for Kilbree’s junior hurlers. They beat Kilbrittain last week in the first round of the championship. This week they continued to compete in the county junior A league. On Wednesday evening they travelled to Ballinora to play the local side. The final score was Ballinora 2-20 to Kilbree’s 0-16. On Sunday, Brian Dillons were the opposition at home in Rossmore. On

Top German media on gardening leave in West Cork

WEST Cork will take centre stage this week as a group of top German journalists who have a combined circulation and online readership of over 6 million will get to see for themselves what the south west has to offer.   The press trip, South West Gardens, was organised by Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and provides a great opportunity to highlight a number of Cork’s amazing gardens and

Bord Iascaigh Mhara to maximise the value of Ireland’s €1 billion seafood industry

IRELAND’S Seafood Sector contributes over €1 billion in GDP to our economy and employs over 11,000 people, directly and indirectly, primarily in our peripheral coastal communities according to a new statistical report entitled the ‘Business of Seafood – a snapshot of Ireland’s Seafood Sector’ launched by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency at their National Seafood Conference ‘Global Insights, Irish Opportunity’ in the Radisson Hotel, Galway today.

Galley Flash rowing notes

Following the postponement of the second round of the Celtic Ross Hotel SWCYRA championship on June 19th, it was rescheduled to take place on Sunday, June 26th. As a result, GalleyFlash Rowing Club postponed its own 2 oar challenge event in order to facilitate the hosting of the aforementioned championship regatta.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

Junior Hurlers get off to a flying start! Kilbree juniors hurlers started their championship campaign very brightly, against Kilbrittain, on Friday evening in Ahiohill. They took control of proceedings from the start, with the aid of a very strong breeze. Denis Dullea’s incredible puck outs ensured the Kilbrittain defence was under continuous pressure. Some great scores by Ray Collins and Darragh Coakley ensured Kilbree would assert their dominance. The half

Carbery Macra News

ON Wednesday the 15th of June the Carbery regional meeting took place in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway. On the night chair person James Murphy thanked the region for a great eventful 2015-2016 year.  He thanked all officers for all there hard work in the past year and wished all the best to up coming officers in there new roles within the region.

Rosscarbery Ladies Football Club Jersey Shore 5k for Baby Clayton O’Donovan

Rosscarbery Ladies Football Club are holding their annual fundraising Jersey Shore 5k family fun walk on Friday July 15th, gathering at the Ardagh Club house from 6.30pm, leaving at 7pm. Once again, the walkers are asked to wear their favourite, unique, unusual, colourful, oldest jersey; you decide and join us for a walk along the shore of Rosscsrbery.

Clonakilty 1798 commemoration

THE Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage group remembered the “Battle of the Big Cross” at the Tadhg an Asna monument last Sunday evening, 19th June, 218 years after the event near Shannonvale in 1798. New Cathaoirleach Tim Feen, in his first public event since taking over as chair, extended a céad míle fáilte to all, saying that Dúchas has organised the annual non-political commemoration since the abolition of the town council in

Clon advance following comfortable win

by John Bohane Clonakilty senior footballers advanced into the next round of the senior football championship following their comfortable 14 point win achieved against St Nicks in Charlie Hurley Park, Bandon on Saturday, June 18th.