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THE Courtmacsherry lifeboat was called out on Sunday morning to go to the aid of a 90ft fishing vessel that had got into difficulties while fishing 35 miles off the coast of Seven Heads in West Cork and sought assistance. The lifeboat with a crew of seven volunteers were underway within minutes and headed to the scene of the casualty which was due south of the Old Head of Kinsale,
Enjoy walking? Enjoy raising money for charity? Come join local West Cork group on their ‘Seven Heads Walk’ on Saturday the 29th of November, around the West Cork coast to raise much needed funds for the Cork Simon Community. In its 11th year running, a group of at least 20 individuals, led by a local volunteer, will walk from Courtmacsherry to Buttlerstown, enjoying good company and spectacular views of the
“Just-One”, an organisation which empowers street children in Nepal through provision of educational opportunities and which was founded by Clonakilty-native Declan Murphy 10 years ago, was one of six charities who were presented with cheques recently from the Clonakilty Charity Cycle Committee. Just-One has a support committee in Clonakilty and at the recent Charity Cycle presentation night held at the local GAA Complex, it’s Asst. Secretary Marian O’ Leary accepted
MARTIN Shanahan, renowned seafood chef, author and broadcaster, treated the five finalists of the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Young Fishmonger 2015 competition to a master class in seafood cookery in BIM’s Seafood Development Centre, Clonakilty recently.
CLOSED circuit television cameras are set to change the nature of policing in many of the towns across West Cork with Clonakilty being the latest town to go live this week. Cork Southwest TD Jim Daly has welcomed the installation of eight new security cameras erected at strategic locations throughout the town of Clonakilty and confirmed that Clonakilty will be looking to further extend the number of cameras in the
Mr Eugene Hayes of Teagasc will deliver a public talk on safety on the farm in Tot’s Pub, Ballygurteen on Friday, November 21st at 8.30 pm. This talk, which is organised by Kilmeen & Castleventry Community Development Association, will deal with practical aspects of safety relating to machinery, livestock, electrics, fire, slurry tanks, construction work, etc. on the farm.
THE Celtic Ross Hotel presented a delectable buffet of finger-sized sandwiches followed by scones and an assortment of cakes and pastries, at the launch of its Afternoon Tea, on Saturday 8 November. People came from all corners of West Cork and thoroughly enjoyed the launch event. Ladies from the Cobh Animation Team, who base their dress on the Late Edwardian Period, the era of the Titanic, added a dash
“Dick Barrett and the Mountjoy Executions” is the topic of next Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage lecture on Thursday’s 20th November at the Parish Centre at 8.30pm. The lecture will be delivered by Tom O’ Neill. Dick Barrett was a native of Hollyhill, Ballineen, and was a prominent IRA Volunteer who fought in the War of Independence and at the Four Courts on the Anti-Treaty side which sparked the Civil War.
AN amazing total of 84 volunteers took part in environmental projects in the community this year, reported Jason Collins, Chairman, Kilmeen & Castleventry Community Development Association, at a special meting held to review the year’s progress in Bealad recently. These included several enthusiastic members of Kilmeen Macra na Feirme, led by Branch Chairperson and then reigning ‘Queen of the Land,’ Geraldine Barrett.