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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.

Cork North-West FF candidates set out General Election priorities

FIANNA Fáil’s two candidates for the forthcoming General Election have set out a number of priorities after the party’s selection convention took place in Millstreet last Friday night. Party members heard Deputy Michael Moynihan and Councillor Aindrias Moynihan will contest the General Election in the 3-seat constituency. Deputy Moynihan commented: “Fine Gael and Labour have failed our rural communities.  People living in towns across North West Cork feel more isolated

Continuing fall in local live register figures

THE latest figures from the CSO show there has been a 12.74% fall of people signing on the Live Register in Cork County in the past year. There were declines across Cork South West with Bandon, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Skibbereen all showing evidence of falls of more than 15%.

Macroom Greenshoots ready to sprout

THERE are currently 10 new businesses on the Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme in Macroom E Enterprise Centre. Now in its fifth year, Greenshoots works closely with selected entrepreneurs helping them prepare their businesses for the commercial world. While working through the setting up of their own businesses, they are participating in various key workshops, expert mentoring sessions and networking events.

Townlands Carnival, Macroom – breaking the boundries of expectation

TownLands Carnival (TLC) is a three day, unique participatory festival, promoting Irish music, arts and culture in all its diversity at an international level. It is a celebration and exploration of all things Irish; past, present and future, attracting audiences and quality acts from home and abroad.   The atmosphere will be eclectic, lively and uplifting. We are showcasing up- and-coming acts from all musical persuasions;  acoustic to electronic, Rock

Briery Gap nominated for County Mayors Community Awards

Briery Gap Community Group Events have been shortlisted for an award at the County Cork Mayor’s Community & Voluntary Awards on June 3rd 2015. The groups collectively include Youth Theatre, Christmas Pantomime and the annual Musical.

Boston University Concert Band Perform FREE Concert at Macroom’s Briery Gap

THE Briery Gap, Macroom is getting ready to host a FREE Concert with the Boston University Concert Band on Tuesday 26th May at 1am, as part of their Irish Tour. Under the direction of Dr Jennifer Bill, the Boston University Concert Band is a large concert ensemble comprised of approximately 50 members from a multitude of majors throughout the university. The concert band performs a diverse section of the wind