Distribution challenges and opportunities for food businesses in West Cork will be the topic of discussion at a breakfast morning hosted by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Tuesday the 9th September. The WCDP is delighted to welcome James Burke, Ireland’s leading Food Consultant and Retail Advisor to speak at the event. The WCDP has commissioned James to conduct a “Review of
DISCOUNT supermarket chain Lidl has opened its newest store in Clonakilty bringing the German retailer’s total number of stores in Ireland to 141. The store is located on Inchydoney Road and represents a new look, ultra modern design and also boasts an on site bakery.
Success was as easy as 1, 2, 3 for GalleyFlash Rowing Club as they picked up one gold, two silver and three bronze at the 2014 All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Waterville, Co. Kerry. Over 100 people, including both rowers and supporters, travelled to the seaside location to cheer on the Galley in one of the biggest All Ireland’s to date.
NEXT month influential business leaders will convene in West Cork to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual OFFSITE event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP). Pictured at the launch are David Tuohy, WCDP with speakers Julia Lynes, Director of EazyCity and Fabien Peyaud, co-founder of Herdwatch. Offsite 2014 will run from 9am to 3pm on Monday 29th September at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery and tickets are available
A number of Clonakilty’s Jungle City animals will be travelling to visit the LauraLynn House, Ireland’s only children’s hospice in Dublin as part of a hugely coordinated project for their Family Fun Day. The idea is the brainchild of Michelle Hartnett, the Play Specialist at LauraLynn. Upon meeting with Ger O’Donovan from the Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness Festival, the two came to an agreement to do everything possible
TIDY Towns volunteers in Clonakilty continue their good work of brushing, cleaning, weeding and dead-heading of flowers in their organised gatherings every Tuesday and Thursday evenings, which compliments the work of the Council, FÁS and TÚS workers. People will also regularly see individual Tidy Town members doing their own thing picking litter and sweeping around different areas of the town.
Clonakilty is participating as usual in National Heritage Week from this Saturday 23rd to next Saturday 31st August. Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage has put an interesting programme together with a mix of indoor and outdoor events which was launched at the Museum on Monday evening last by Mayor Colette Twomey. All events during the week are completely free, although voluntary donations will be accepted at some.
Kildare Native Michael English brings his brand new country music dance band to West Cork this Thursday, August 21st as he appears at the Timoleague Festival.
THE Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens in Clonakilty has recently been awarded four star status by Failte Ireland. General Manager, Teresa O’Neill said, “We decided to go for our fourth star as we have been winning numerous awards recently including a tripadvisor traveller choice award which less than 1% of hotels in the world win.
Roll on the County Final on Sunday! Kilmeen Juniors play the Junior B County Final V Castlelyons on Sunday next. The fixture will be played at 2.30pm in Pairc Ui Rinn. Kilmeen lost out to Castlelyons in the first round. However, the team re-grouped and have recorded victories against Lismire, Lough Rovers, Ballinacurra and Bride Rovers to qualify for the final! Best of luck to the lads on Sunday