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Unfolding B at Doswell Gallery

Unfolding B is the second exhibition in the summer series of contemporary art at Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, West Cork.   Opening on Saturday 8th August, it features the work of Tom Climent, Don Cronin, Donna McNamara and Cóilín Murray.  Unfolding B is showing recent paintings, prints and sculpture from these well-known established artists.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes

Junior Footballers are County Champions! After a thirty one year wait, Kilmeen’s junior footballers were crowned county champions! It was third time lucky for this team. This was their third final in the last four years. The result of this match was never in doubt. Kilmeen’s young guns ran at the Grange defence from the throw-in and they completely outclassed Grange from this point. Within ten minutes, Kilmeen lead by

Clonakility in the running for top tourism town

Clonakility has been named on the shortlist for the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Towns Awards. The competition, in place since 2012, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community have worked hard to enhance their appeal to tourists. As part of their shortlisting, the selected towns will be subject to a series of unannounced inspections from a team of “secret shoppers” who will visit the towns and

Old time threshing in Ardfield

It’s that time of year again when modern day life comes together with the days of old to celebrate the hugely popular Ardfield/Rathbarry Old-Time Threshing.This year the Threshing takes place on Saturday, 8th August at 2pm at O’Sullivan’s Mountain House, Ardfield Village.

New magazine Clonakilty Living portrays the cosmopolitan town of Clonakilty in West Cork

CLONAKILTY Living, a new magazine born in the cosmopolitan West Cork town of Clonakilty, has launched its first edition. The twice yearly publication reflects the unique vibe that attracts people to Clonakilty; from its people, vibrant culture and inclusiveness, to the food, music and beaches. The magazine is aimed at a wide audience of people locally, nationally and around the globe where a small town’s stories may resonate with people

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes

Juniors qualify for County Final! Kilmeen’s junior footballers have set up a clash with Grange in the Junior B Football Championship County Final.  Qualification came a little easier than generally expected against Kilbrittain in Bandon on Friday evening.  Kilmeen were always the dominant force in this encounter.  Kilbrittain were held scoreless in the first half and never really got going.  Kilmeen’s resilient defence  extinguished the opposition’s chances when they attacked,

Galley Flash Notes

With two weeks respite from competitive action, rowers from GalleyFlash Rowing Club are looking forward to participating in the Cork County Coastal Rowing finals in Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry on Sunday, August 2nd. In the meantime the club host a ‘Quiz with a Difference’ in O’Donovan’s Bar, Fishers Cross on this coming Friday, July 17th at 9pm. This audio visual quiz promises to be a great night of entertainment with entry for

Kilmeen GAA Notes

Kilbree Camogie Club take the “road to Croker”   Kilbree Camogie Club’s U12 players travelled to Croke Park to take part in an All-Ireland blitz.  This team had already participated in a Munster Blitz in Semple Stadium (Thurles) in April. The girls and their supporters/mentors enjoyed a tour of the stadium and museum prior to taking to the field of play.  They thoroughly enjoyed all parts of the tour including

Free creative writing summer camp in Clonakilty

Clonakilty’s poet Dave Lordan will be leading a free creative writing summer camp for talented teens in Clonakilty Library from the 22nd-24th of July. Dave is a renowned creativity educator as well as a nationally recognised author, editor and literary commentator. He is the editor of the acclaimed collection of new Irish short fiction Young Irelanders. He was recently guest of honour at the Clonakilty Organic Arts Festival. He teaches creative writing to adults and teens