TG4’s Féilte programme continues its nine-week tour of the hidden treasures along the Western seaboard – following the Fáilte Ireland-promoted 2,500 kilometre Wild Atlantic Way, beginning on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal and ending in Kinsale in West Cork. On Thursday, August 28th, presenter Síle Ní Bhraonáin is in West Cork to bring viewers the best of traditional music, song and dance, local cuisine and adventure activities –
AS a special treat, the Briery Gap in Macroom will be screening “The Lego Movie” for its younger patrons totally FREE! The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world.
Following on from the success of last year, Inchigeela Festival returns once again with a bumper weekend of activities in store for all, running from Thursday, August 14th until Sunday, August 17th. The festival kicks off on Thursday, August 14th with a cookery demonstration by celebrity chef and TV personality, Rachel Allen at the Marquee in River Island. A local artisan food fair will take place on the night
A LORRY driver whose truck collided with a cyclist near Macroom in August last year leaving the man paralysed has been sentenced to three years in prison. Tim Walsh (49) from Glanworth Co. Cork pleaded guilty to dangerous driving which left cyclist Vincent O’Driscoll (31) receiving serious injuries.
Met Eireann has issued a weather alert covering West Cork. The following Weather Advisory was issued by Met Eireann at 07:00 hours Thursday, 17-Jul-2014: Warm and very humid weather with possible heavy showers/ thunder storms/ hail may lead to local flooding/ disruption/ damage tonight, Friday and Saturday. Valid from 21:00 hours Thu, 17-Jul-2014 Valid until 21:00 hours Sat, 19-Jul-2014.
GARDAÍ in Macroom are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Knockyrourke, Stuake at approximately 8.45am on Wednesday morning. A male in his 70s was fatally injured when his car collided with a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body removed to Cork University Hospital. He was the driver and sole occupant of the car.
THE number of people signing on in West Cork has fallen by more than 9% year-on-year according to the latest figures released for June 2014. The drop of 9.31% in West Cork is slightly lower than the drop for the whole of Cork which was recorded at 11.15%.
Sullane Sessions, a new acoustic concert series hosted by the Briery Gap, Macroom presents an all age’s music industry workshop on Thursday July 17th at 2pm. This free event will give young musicians and music enthusiasts an opportunity to learn from industry professionals working in all aspects of the music industry including song writing, management, production, radio, music videos and more.
THE line-up has just been announced for this month’s Sullane Sessions, a new acoustic concert series taking place in Macroom’s Briery Gap Theatre. Programmed by local musician and promoter, Colm O’Herlihy, Sullane Sessions has quickly established itself as a platform for some of country’s finest acts including Katie Kim, Oliver Cole and The Shaker Hymn among others. This month sees a selection of exciting and eclectic international acts coming to
STUDENTS from the Youthreach Macroom Centre for Education took home the best overall and best online award for their video ‘Nicotine Nation’ at the 2014 Irish Cancer Society X-Hale Youth Awards held in Dublin this week. More than 47 youth groups from across Ireland participated in the Irish Cancer Society X Hale competition this year which encourages youth groups and youth organisations to play their part in helping to