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Macroom

Paddy Casey live in Macroom

THE Briery Gap Theatre is delighted to welcome Irish singer/songwriter Paddy Casey on Saturday 1st November. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Paddy got his first guitar when he was 11 or 12 years old and left home to start busking and gigging. At The age of about 24 Paddy was approached by an A&R scout from Sony and went on to spent about 3 days in Sun Studios, Dublin, recording 11

The Flour of Macroom cookbook launched

THE Macroom Youthreach Centre for Education launched their cookbook The Flour of Macroom at the launch night of the Macroom Food Festival in the Riverside Park Hotel recently. The cookbook was devised by students as part of their enterprise project and includes recipes contributed by students as well as community chefs. Local businesses kindly contributed tasty recipes for readers to enjoy as it was all in aid of a very

Launch of The Flour of Macroom cookbook

THE Macroom Youthreach Centre for Education launched their cookbook The Flour of Macroom at the launch night of the Macroom Food Festival in the Riverside Park Hotel recently. The cookbook was devised by students as part of their enterprise project and includes recipes contributed by students as well as community chefs. Local businesses kindly contributed tasty recipes for readers to enjoy as it was all in aid of a very

Macroom Youthreach Student of the Year Awards

ON Tuesday 30th September, the Macroom Youthreach Student of the year Awards took place in the Riverside Park Hotel in Macroom. Students past and present were awarded Certificates for the completion of their chosen course from the academic year 2013/2014. The Award for student of the year was presented to current Fetac 4 student Gary O’Connor. Guest of honour on the night, CEO of Cork Education and Training Board, Mr

Unforgiven at the Briery Gap

The Briery Gap Theatre Group present Unforgiven, a hilarious comedy, written by Irish writer, John McDwyer and directed by Michael Twomey. A real circus of a play, Unforgiven is a laugh a minute exposition of Irish rural life, where nothing is ever as it seems! The comedy follows two men, PJ and his brother Seamus who are awaiting their father’s death while their neighbour Mary is nursing her mother through

Latest Live Register figures reveal further decline in local unemployment figures in West Cork

THE latest Live Register figures from the CSO reveal further decline in local unemployment figures in West Cork with unemployment contining to fall nationally with the rate dropping to 11.1% in September, down from 12.6% in the same month last year. Across Cork, there were 39,512 on the Live Register in September 2013 and 34,973 people on the Live Register in September of this year, a drop of 11.49%.Local Labour

Five lesser-known West Cork beauty spots

WITH outstanding natural beauty all around sometimes it’s easy to miss those little gems right under your nose in West Cork; what may seem “ordinary” in this majestic landscape would often be exceptional elsewhere.   With that in mind we’ve complied a list of five lesser-known beautiful locations in West Cork that the casual visitor may not be aware of. Of course all these locations are well known to many

Guided wildlife walk and talk at Port Ban, Macroom

THE Irish Wildlife Trust Cork Branch are delighted to announce that a guided wildlife walk and talk will take place on saturday 27th September at the national reserve in Port Ban, Near Macroom. This event is part of the Irish Wildlife Trust National Wild Watch week. The title of the guided walk is ” Preserving spaces for nature to function in a time of stupefying transition”. It is led by local

Two of Ireland’s greats to visit Macroom’s Briery Gap this October

THE Briery Gap in Macroom is set to welcome two of Ireland’s best loved singer-songwriters next month, with Jimmy McCarthy on Saturday 4th October and Tommy Fleming on Friday 10th October. Following a capacity audience at Briery Gap’s re-launch last year, Jimmy McCarthy will return to Macroom to perform with his ‘Prophecy / Conspiracy’ tour.  Having written songs for major Irish artists such as Christy Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlin