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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.

Brian Kennedy plays the Briery Gap, Macroom this February

THE Briery Gap is delighted to announce the long awaited return of the internationally celebrated talent that is Brian Kennedy to Macroom on Saturday 6th March. Brian Kennedy survived a childhood on the infamous Falls Road, West Belfast at the height of its hellish history against all the odds to carve an extraordinary career in Music.  In his own words he says, “I shouldn’t have become a singer really, given

Greenshoots programme seeks next generation of Cork entrepreneurs for 2015

BUDDING Cork entrepreneurs and start-ups hoping to make their mark in 2015 have been invited to apply to participate in the next Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneur Programme, commencing in February at Macroom E Enterprise Centre. In the first four years since its inception, the Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneur Programme has worked with dozens of individuals in Cork, helping them develop their new business ideas from conceptual stages through to launching new companies,

Youthreach Macroom Open Day

ON Thursday December 11th 2014 Youthreach Macroom, Centre for Education under the auspices of Cork Education and Training Board hosted an Open Day to celebrate their achievements for the year to date. The event was a great success and was well supported by parents, local employers and local School principals. Cork County Mayor, Councillor Alan Coleman officially opened the event and Ger Canning Adult Education Officer with Cork ETB also attended.