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Once upon a time in Macroom…….

THE Briery Gap are delighted to announce Christmas Pantomime 2015 “The Sleeping Beauty” from Saturday, December 12th. This is the first time this well-loved fairy-tale has been staged at Briery Gap and celebrates their 16th Panto Production with a cast and chorus of over 120 talented adults and children.

Paschal Sheehy launches 2015 Christmas Cracker charity cycle

RTE’s Southern Editor Paschal Sheehy unveiled details of the 2015 edition of the annual Christmas Cracker Charity Cycle at the Friends of Marymount shop recently. The event is a great source of support for Marymount Hospice, last year’s edition raised more than €13,000.

An evening with Johnny McEvoy in Macroom

JOHNNY McEvoy has always been highly acclaimed for his excellent shows and his forthcoming nationwide concert tour is eagerly awaited by his legion of fans to celebrate the release of his first studio Album in 10 years “Basement Sessions 2”.

Red makes a welcome return to Macroom!

With a career spanning five decades, Red Hurley is one of the most successful solo male singers in Irish show-business history and remains one of Ireland’s best loved entertainers. Brian “Red” Hurley started singing in 1969 and has been recording and singing all over the world ever since. Principally known as a solo artist, he has also performed with various bands including, in his early career, some of Ireland’s top show bands.

West Cork environmental projects get funding thumbs up

CORK County Mayor Cllr John Paul O’ Shea has welcomed the allocation of financial assistance to community and voluntary groups within County Cork as part of the 2015 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund scheme. The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund, which has operated since 1997, promotes sustainable development by assisting small-scale environmental projects at local level.  These projects involve partnership arrangements between local authorities and various local groups

Turning the tide on marine litter

Macroom E joins forces with new EU marine project CORK organisation, Macroom E, is set to work on a new European project to tackle the increasing problem of marine pollution. The €1.5 million ‘Circular Ocean’ project will encourage the ‘upcycling’ and ‘repurposing’ of plastic litter and in particular fishing nets.  Led by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of the North Highland College UHI, the project aims to turn waste plastic from the

Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann 2015 at the Briery Gap

THE Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom has been chosen as the only venue in Cork to host the Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann 2015 on Tuesday, October 20th from 8pm. Each year the National Tour assembles a fine mix of established artists together with up-and-coming young stars drawn from all four Provinces of Ireland. These are blended together into a fast-moving and colourful show which appeals to both the connoisseurs and peripheral

Macra na Feirme rally in Macroom this year

THE Annual Agricultural Conference is the main event at the Macra na Feirme Rally. This year it is being held in the Riverside Hotel in Macroom which is in the heart of the Muskerry Macra Region. The conference will take place on Saturday the 24th October at 2pm following farm tours in the morning.

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.