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Clonakilty 1916 Garden and Memorial to be unveiled on May Bank Holiday

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.

Remembering the 1916 executions in Clonakilty

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.

Michael Collins House officially opened in Clonakilty

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,

Sacred Heart School in mini company national final

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.

New exhibitions at the West Cork Arts Centre

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

Michael Collins Museum opening in Clonakilty

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

Two weeks left to register for Darkness Into Light

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.

Carbery Partners with XL Tank to grow Scandinavian presence

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 returning to Greece with truckload of aid for refugees

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.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

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 announce sponsors for 2016

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.

Clonakilty 2016 Tidy Towns campaign underway

CLONAKILTY Tidy Towns volunteers are back in action for the 2016 season. On Good Friday, a number of them were delighted to welcome members of the junior Rugby Clubs who did a clean-up of the town centre area. Several volunteers did a cleanup on the N71 to Lisavaird as part of the recent KWD County Cleanup.

Rosscarbery school bank through to national finals

MOUNT Saint Michael’s School Bank, ‘Clash of Coins’ have made it through to the AIB build a bank national finals. For the past 13 years AIB have been running a competition for students to build their own bank. This year six transition year students were picked by student officer Jane O’ Regan and bank manager Catherine O’Connor from the Clonakilty branch, to represent Mt St Michael in the AIB build

Government support for community shops, such as the one in Courtmacsherry, is a good first step

IRELAND South MEP Deirdre Clune has praised the Courtmacsherry Community Shop Committee members when she visited the premises on Friday last, April 8th. Many shops in rural areas and small villages have closed due to intensive price competition from large multiples and dwindling population bases. Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune says that government led incentives should be put in place to allow communities to reopen those shops.

Tourism VIPs Enjoy Wild Atlantic Way showcase

TOURISM buyers from across the globe are enjoying fact-finding tours around the country in the run up to Meitheal, Ireland’s largest tourism trade fair. The event, which is taking place in Dublin on 11th and 12th April is organised by Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland,

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes

U14 hurlers unlucky to lose out to Western Gaels Kilbree U14’s welcomed Western Gaels to Rossmore, on Wednesday last. The visitors had much of the play in the first half. However Kilbree did not give up.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes

Easter Camp 2016 is a huge success! Over seventy children took part in the club’s annual Easter Camp in Rossmore. They enjoyed three days of hurling and football fun, under the expert guidance of coaches James Desmond, Paudie Crowley and Shane O’Donovan. Our own assistant coaches Fionan McCarthy, Kevin Keohane, Rory Brimble and Cathal Daly provided invaluable assistance during the camp. The camp is organised by Deirdre O’Leary and Marie

Bank of Ireland Clonakilty Enterprise Town launch

BANK of Ireland recently hosted a Town Hall meeting in Clonakilty to announce its Enterprise Town initiative in partnership with the local community. The Bank has taken a three-pillar approach to this initiative whereby the Bank of Ireland Branch Manager Geraldine Galvin will work closely with the business community, the wider sports and social community and the schools in the town and surrounding areas.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

Junior hurlers open league campaign with a win! Kilbree junior A hurlers opened their county league campaign with a win. The opposition on the day was Courcey Rovers, the match was played in Ballinspittle. The final score was Kilbree 1-12 to Courcey Rovers 0-13.

New Clon enterprise gets tails wagging

A NEW Irish brand aimed at the canine gift sector ‘Little Hound’ has been shortlisted for a major craft design award. The new range of dog neckerchiefs are designed and hand made in Clonakilty by the people behind ‘Little Green Dot’.

World Autism Day Clonakilty

Mayor of Clonakilty Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin officially launched “World Autism Day Clonakilty” which will take place on Saturday 2nd April with from left: Séamus O’ Donovan with his son Ryan’s service dog “Chloe”; Patricia O’ Leary, co-ordinator of World Autism Day Clonakilty; Adrian Hayes, with “Ookie”, his son Logan’s service dog and Fiona Kennedy with “Max”, her daughter Aobhinn’s service dog. Pic: Édaín O’ Donnell

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

“Kilmeen Kubs 2016” Graduate in Style! The junior classes (junior infants-second class) of Kilmeen National School graduated from the school nursery programme on Monday last. Each child had seven weeks of hurling and football coaching. This programme would not be possible without the support of Kenneth McCarthy and all the staff at Kilmeen National School. This initiative was organised by Marie Dorgan and Deirdre O’Leary.

St Patricks Day in West Cork

Ballydehob Beautiful Ballydehob once again hosts one of the friendliest annual St Patrick’s Day Parades around. The parade starts at 12 noon followed by complimentary refreshments in the Old Bank. The organisers promise a great day of fun and spectacle for all the family. Bandon St Patrick’s Day in Bandon is shaping up to be another great event for young and old. The parade will begin promptly at 2.30pm in