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
The annual Liz Lucey Memorial Vintage Run, Walk and Cycle in aid of Marymount Hospice will take place on July 13th in Inchigeela. Great routes have been organised allowing participants view the scenery available locally. This run includes tractors of all ages,cars,cyclists,walkers and Motorcycles. Registration for tractors,cars,cyclists and Motorcyclists will take place at 11.30am sharp at Inchigeela Hall.
GARDA Whistlebower John Wilson will be just one of the speakers of note at the 5th annual Sinn Féin Summer School which takes place this weekend in Baile Bhuirne, Co. Cork. The Summer School, themed as “Speaking Out and Standing up”, will be held in the Mills Inn on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of June. The audience can also look forward to contributions from personalities from the worlds
MEMBERS of the emergency services have recovered the body of a man from a remote mountainside near Gougane Barra where it is believed he may have lain, undiscovered for up to three weeks. It is believed that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death.