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Funding approved for Macroom Bypass

by Stephen Johnson   FUNDING has been approved for the long-awaited bypass on the N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom road.   This comes as part of a €6bn investment in the road network over the next seven years announced by the Government this week in its €42bn capital investment plan for the country.

Region cleans up again at Tidy Towns awards

WEST Cork and South Kerry have once again proved to be one of the tidiest regions of the country at the national SuperValu Tidy Towns awards held at Dublin’s Helix theatre. No less than 14 medals were picked up by towns ans villages in the West Cork Times area with four gold medal winners, five silver medal winners and five bronze medal winners from the area.

Cinema Night for The Hope Foundation

A charity film screening of “The Impossible” will take place on Sunday 4th October at 7pm at Briery Gap Cinema, Macroom. “The Impossible” tells the story of close-knit family Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons as they begin their winter vacation in Thailand in December 2004, but the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the

Michael Collins ambush site to be upgraded

by Niamh Herlihy CORK County Council are set to carry out major improvements to the Michael Collins ambush site memorial at Béal na Bláth. The site, where Collins was assassinated by the anti-treaty forces on August 22nd, 1922 will get a facelift as part of the centenary celebrations for the 1916 Rising.

Collection for Syrian refugees in Macroom area

Organisers for Help for Humans, Kerry Clare Newell, Baby Matthew Burton with mum Trish Prendiville and Jennifer O’Sullivan take a well deserved 10-minute break after a hard weekend of collecting, sorting and bagging hundreds of bin liners full of clothes and domestic amenities for the Syrian crisis in the Clondrohid area.

A laugh and a half guaranteed at the Briery Gap

YES he’s back, Ireland’s ambassador of comedy Conal Gallen is back on stage solo with his hilarious new one man stand up show “A Laugh and a Half”. After taking over 18 months out to tour his hugely successful comedy play “A Bit On The Side”, Conal is back with what promises to be his best show yet, jam-packed with over two hours of hilarious jokes, stories and songs which

More food, glorious food in store for Macroom this September

THE team at Macroom Food Festival HQ are getting excited, since its beginnings in 2012, this year’s festival looks set to be the biggest and best to date. The old favourites are still in the mix but there are a few new additions this year to maximise taste, fun and gastronomic exploration. The event is due to take place over three days from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September 2015.

Sing-Along with Goldilocks and the Three Bears in Macroom

THE much loved fairy-tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears comes to life on the Briery Gap stage, Macroom, in an unforgettable production full of song and laughter on Sunday 23rd August at 3:00pm. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Ruff the Dog and Mr Bunny, perform live on stage, right before your eyes in this exciting and fun filled musical performance.