WEST Cork has retained five Blue Flag Beaches in the An Taisce International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Awards for 2016, Garrylucas, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Barleycove and Tragumna but Garretstown beach has lost its status.
THE Sport of Life Saving which has Olympic Category 2 standing is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and the World Sport Federation. Life Saving Sport is quite distinct in that it teaches participants the skills necessary to rescue someone in distress in water through events that are varied and challenging.
Kilbree U14’s qualify for West Cork Final On Thursday evening the U14 hurlers played Bantry, in the West Cork semi-final, in Dunmanway. Kilbree started very strongly with some great points by Jack Murphy. A goal from Cian Murphy in the first quarter set Kilbree up nicely. The Kilbree lads continued to dominate with most of the possession and scoring chances. The half-time score was Kilbree 2-6 to Bantry’s 0-2.
CLONAKILTY will host a street carnival, on Saturday June 11th, to unveil the beautiful new streetscape, with activities running from 9am until 9pm. After 18 months of major works in a €12 million road resurfacing and drainage project, the town is ready to celebrate, and locals and visitors are invited to join the community for a day of free entertainment and fun.
THE Clonakilty Agricultural Show on Sunday, 12th June as part of the 1916 commemoration are planning to celebrate the role of women in the Easter Rising of 1916 with a Mná na hEireann Commemorative Tea Party bringing the women and tastes of 1916 to life through stories, poems, song and costume while enjoying beautiful cakes from the era organized by the Cobh Animation Team.
U10 hurlers host fun blitz! Kilbree’s U10 hurlers played a blitz on home soil on Saturday morning. They played St Oliver Plunketts, St James and St Patricks in glorious sunshine. They played tremendously well but most important of all, they had great fun. Team: Ben Barry, Tim Bailey, Joe Barry, Darragh Clancy, Oisin Harrington, Cillian Twohig, Olan Murphy, Mark Collins, Jack Hehir, Rory Twohig, Daniel McCarthy, Rory Twohig, Sam Bailey,
COURTMACSHERRY is the location of the 4th Annual Summer Songbook weekend workshops, taking place from Friday July 1st to Sunday July 3rd. What started off four years ago as a new initiative for The Year of The Gathering has grown into an amazing weekend of choral music in all its facets; from modern choral work, to liturgical work, ensemble workshops, solo singing workshops and singing technique. 3 local professional singing
Thomas Tyner named on Cork U15 squad! Thomas Tyner has recently been named on the Cork U15 hurling development squad. Thomas won an All-Ireland medal with this squad at U14 level in the 2015 season. Thomas captained his own club team to a championship and league double. We are delighted for Thomas and his family and wish him the best of luck for the season!
It was a busy weekend for the club, on the 6th of May our pre-silage party took place in Tots Pub Ballygurteen a great night was had with our band the west cork ramblers playing the music till the early hours of Saturday morning thanks to everyone who came and sponsored prizes.
Ibane Gaels captain Daniel Hurley is presented the U21 B football trophy (Matt and Margaret O’Sullivan Cup) following their win against Bandon.
HARTE’S Spar in Clonakilty has become the 100th store to offer the “Seattle’s Best Coffee” concept, developed in the Irish convenience market by working in close partnership with BWG and their group retailers in order to give their customers a consistently quality tasting coffee on every occasion.
Enjoy your beach, enjoy your beach clean! 6th – 15th May 2016 A call for new recruits to join the Island of Ireland’s Largest Coastal Clean Up Almost 3,000 volunteers took to beaches around the country during Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week 2015 to remove a staggering 10 tonnes of marine litre from the coastline. With a target to remove a further 11 tonnes from Irish beaches this year, Coca-Cola Clean
Mixed Fortunes for Junior Hurlers! The junior hurlers played St Colums in Rossmore on Friday evening, in a league encounter. Kilbree were victorious, the final score was Kilbree 0-16 to St Colum’s 0-09. In a reversal of fortunes, the juniors travelled to Ballinascarthy on Sunday where they lost. The final score was Ballinascarthy 0-14 to Kilbree’s 0-11.
CHRISTY Moore has included a song version of Clonakilty native Dave Lordan’s well-known poem Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains on his new album Lily.
AFTER months of planning, the official opening of “Gáirdín Cuimhneacháin Chloch na gCoillte” (Clonakilty Remembrance Garden), and the unveiling of a 1916 memorial will be held on this Bank Holiday Monday at 3pm at the West Cork Model Railway Village site. The memorial will be a seven foot high Easter Proclamation made of metal.
CORK ARC Cancer Support House’s annual Flag Day collections are taking place in the West Cork towns of Bantry, Ballylickey, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Macroom on Thursday 28th April, 2016.
The Clonakilty Easter Commemoration Committee will mark the centenaries of the executions of the 1916 leaders who have streets named after them in Clonakilty, with simple remembrance ceremonies in their honour on those streets, starting next week.
by John Bohane THE Mayor of Cork County John Paul O’Shea officially opened the Michael Collins House which is located in Emmet Square, Clonakilty before a large crowd recently. The Georgian house, which was restored by Cork County Council includes a new museum which is dedicated to the life of Michael Collins and charts Ireland’s struggle for independence from the 1798 rebellion onwards. The beautifully restored house includes archive pictures,
A GROUP of international media including representatives from Germany and Belgium are pictured with Jane Stokes, Fáilte Ireland, at Sheep’s Head enjoying all that the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer.
THE Transition Year “Get Up And Go Mini Company 2016” national final is on in The Osprey Hotel, Nass in Dublin on Tuesday next 3rd May and Sacred Heart Secondary School in Clonakilty are delighted to be represented by the “Picture Perfect” team, who got through the West Cork finals in Skibbereen and the regional finals in Vienna Woods Hotel recently.
Tomasz Madajczak Neomorph Gallery II 30 April to 21 May 2016 Opening Friday 29 April at 7.00pm Beginning with his four month residency at Uillinn in the winter of 2015, West Cork-based artist Tomasz Madajczak has created a body of work for exhibition entitled Neomorph. This series of photoworks and animations observe Uillinn both as a vantage point from which the town of Skibbereen and its environs can be observed
Pictured at the Opening of the new Michael Collins Museum at Emmet Square, Clonakilty where Michael Collins once worked on the local newspaper was Great grandniece Emer O’Sullivan from Inniscarra posing with the Bust of her Grand Uncle General Michael Collins. Pic: Denis Boyle
WITH just two weeks to go, Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm charity is calling on people to sign up to for what is set to be the biggest Darkness Into Light ever held. The charity’s annual fundraising and awareness event in association with Electric Ireland takes place in 90 venues across Ireland this year.
WEST Cork-based Storage Tank and Re-Fuelling Systems manufacturer specialist Carbery Plastics has confirmed the appointment of XL Tank as its fuel tank distributor for Norway from April 2016. Plastic heating and fuel oil tank and re-fuelling systems specialist Carbery Plastics has confirmed the appointment of XL Tanks, as the company’s fuel tank distributor for Norway. Carbery’s Cal McCarthy says, “The appointment of XL Tank as our fuel tank distributor is the
Carmel Nic Airt, from Clonakilty, who spent a month on the Greek island of Leros in March, plans to return there next week for another month. This time she will be arriving with a 40 foot truck hopefully packed with items that are badly needed by the unfortunate refugees, donated by the people of West Cork and further afield.
Junior hurlers record narrow victory over Newcestown! On Friday evening, the junior hurlers took on Newcestown in a league fixture in Rossmore. This was a very exciting, well matched affair. The Kilbree lads were lucky to record a one point victory.
ROSSCARBERY Ladies Football club were recently presented with four new sets of jerseys from four different businesses. This has been an on-going adventure, organised by the club themselves and would not have been possible without the support and generosity from all local enterprises within the parish.