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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

Legends of Irish music unite for an evening of golden oldies

CELEBRATING 55 years on the road, Johnny Carroll returns to Macroom on Friday, 22nd May. The Man with the Golden Trumpet will be joined by the legendary ‘Say You Love Me’ singer and musician, Dessie O’Halloran for what promises to be a wonderful evening of all the golden oldies.   Music knows no boundaries and that is certainly the case with Johnny Carroll and his band who play to suit

Lee Valley Communications & Munster Talent Quest 2015

Munster Talent Quest 2015 will take place this year in the months of July and August with heats taking place around the county. Once known as Macroom’s Got Talent, this competition has grown enormously with contestants coming form all corners of Munster and West Cork in particular. Now in its fifth year this competition carries great prizes in all four categories. The best overall contestant receives €1,000 plus the Maggie

Oliver! comes to life at Briery Gap, Macroom

THIS year’s Briery Gap Musical “Oliver!” will begin on Friday 24th April for a run of just seven performances over two weekends. This is Briery Gap Player’s sixth spring musical, having already presented classics such as Oklahoma, Calamity Jane, Showboat and South Pacific. Last year’s production of “The Sound of Music” was so popular that Briery Gap was asked to perform at Cork’s iconic Everyman Theatre! The trip to Cork

Wild Game Night in Macroom

MACROOM & District Gun Club is holding a Wild Game Night on Saturday 28th February at Mary Anne’s Bar, Masseytown from 9:30pm onwards. Wild game consisting of duck, pheasant, woodcock, rabbit, venison, pigeon and much more will be prepared and cooked on site by Brian Granville, Head Chef at Granville’s Bar and Grill, Macroom.

Employment figures continue to improve

NEW figures from the CSO confirm the number of people in the Cork area signing on has fallen by 4,337 in the past year indicating that the recovery is slowly starting to be felt locally. The Central Statistics Office figures show that the unemployment rate fell once again in January to 10.5%. This is down almost two thirds since the crisis peak of 15.1% three years ago. There are now

Two Country Stars Unite for a Valentines Special at Briery Gap

FRESH from his win of ‘Best Solo Instrumentalist’ at the Sunday World country Music Awards in the City West Hotel, Dublin last week, Briery Gap is delighted to welcome Patrick O’Sullivan back to Macroom on Friday 13th February for what is sure to be another fantastic show! Patrick is a singer, musician and songwriter originally from Dunmanway, Co.Cork who shot to fame after winning TG4’s talent show ‘Glor Tire’ in 2009 and

Collins walks out over civic amenity site cut backs

INDEPENDENT councillor Michael Collins walked out from the recent West Cork Municipal District meeting in Dunmanway’s Methodist Hall in protest at cuts to civic amenity site opening times. Cllr Collins said that recent reduced hours brought in at the Derryconnell (Mizen) and Castletownbere recycling sites were a major inconvenience for local people and said that local councillors had not been consulted in any way about the move.

Macroom FC bag pack

Macroom FC will be holding a bag pack in Dunnes Macroom on Friday 6th between 4pm – 9pm & Saturday 7th February between 10am – 6pm, to raise much needed funds for the Club. Volunteers are needed and must be aged 16+. Please contact Denis Murray for more info or to get involved on 087-2941780.