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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

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