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Briery Gap Box Office Now Open

THE Briery Gap is delighted to announce that our new Box Office is now open at South Square Macroom, four doors up from the Briery Gap Building. We have an exciting array of shows lined up for the coming months ranging from the musical genius of Frankie Gavin & De Danann to the Theatrical event of the year, Murder at Shandy Hall, Ireland’s first Musical Murder Mystery starring screen legend

County Cork ramping up for Heritage Week 2016

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Seamus McGrath joined Cork County Council Heritage Officer Conor Nelligan to launch Heritage Week 2016 outside County Hall. Heritage Week, which is coordinated by the Heritage Council and forms part of the wider European Heritage Days Programme, takes place from August 20th to 28th 2016 and in this, our centenary year, it promises to be the best yet.

Town Councils can breathe life back into West Cork communities says TD

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says Town Councils should be re-established in towns with a population of over 7,000.  She wants to see measures introduced to revitalise towns across the county. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony explained, “Local Government is the driving force behind towns, cities and communities right across this country.  It is at the heart of job creation, democratic representation, civic participation and local service

West Cork planning news

A new caravan park in Eyeries and the divison of the Toymaster store in Bandon into three units are among this week’s applications. Planning news File Reference 16/00418 Applicant: Patrick Hill Development Address: Dromilihy, Leap, Co Cork Development Description  Construction of a single dormer type dwelling house with a sunroom to the side and all associated site development works including installation of a septic tank and percolation area Application Type:

News from the Briery Gap

Announcement of production of Murder At Shandy Hall-The Musical. The Briery Gap is proud to announce that the original musical will open on Thursday 13th October at Riverside Park Hotel and will star Patrick Bergin in the role of Dr Philip Cross and involve director Michael Sheridan, musical director Alan Kiely and produced by Briery Gap.

A sneak peek, behind the scenes of Townlands Carnival

WITH less than 24 hours until gates open, TOWNLANDS CARNIVAL is adding the final touches to what is set to be a spectacle of Music, Arts and performance and offered us a glimpse into the action ahead of throwing the gates open to thousands of revelers this weekend.

Daniel Kingston Memorial Run in Macroom

Ulster Bank staff from Cork, pictured at the Daniel Kingston Memorial Run in Macroom, Cork. Staff from Ulster Bank Cork took part in the run as part of their One Week in June activity. One Week in June encourages fundraising activity in branches around the country for 46 local charities. For the month of June, staff and customers will raise money and awareness for Irish cancer charities, to help make

New leaves sprouting in Greenshoots programme

THIS year, 11 new businesses are participating in the Greenshoots emerging entrepreneurs programme in Macroom E Enterprise Centre in Macroom, Co. Cork. The programme is supported by Cork County Council and the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork. Now in its sixth year, Greenshoots works closely with selected entrepreneurs and helps them to prepare their businesses for the commercial world. The programme supports entrepreneurs through the initial stages of setting up

A new future for the Briery Gap

THE show will go on as they say! Thanks to the speedy and generous help from our community, the Briery Gap Theatre is looking forward to a bright new future.

Townlands Carnival announces comedy stage and stellar line up

THE Macroom weekender announces its Comedy line up. New to Townlands Carnival in 2016, the programme is set to have festival goers crying joyful tears, sending the sound of laughter through the twelve themed arenas, adding to an already bumper three days of entertainment.

Briery Gap shifts programme to alternative venues following fire

FOLLOWING a damaging fire at Macroom’s Briery Gap Theatre, the much loved institution that has strong community support across mid and west Cork has issued a statement thanking the local community and emergency services and has stated that the cultural programme will continue at alternative venues while repairs are carried out.

Celebrating Irish Culture at Briery Gap Theatre

Oiche Dramaíochta le Aisteoirí Chúil Aodha Thursday May 19th at 8:30pm – Tickets €8 Briery Gap Theatre is celebrating Irish Culture this May with two special events, the first being an evening of dramaíocht as Gaeilge with Aisteoirí Chúil Aodha who have been performing annual productions for many years.

Macroom’s Michael Creed is new Minister for Agriculture

MACROOM-based TD Michael Creed has been named as the new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. On accepting the post, Deputy Creed said, “It was an immense honour and privilege to be appointed by An Taoiseach on Friday last and to be subsequently endorsed by the Dáil to serve as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Fatal House Fire in Macroom

TWO men have died following a house fire in Macroom. Gardaí and fire services attended the scene of a house fire in St Coleman’s Park, Macroom, at 4am on the morning the May 2nd last.

Richie O’Donnell’s Atlantic screening in Macroom and Bantry

FILMED over four years among coastal communities in Norway, Newfoundland and Ireland, Richie O’Donnell’s Atlantic documentary focuses on the lives of fishermen facing down the big-money interests of oil and gas explorers. The competition on the open ocean is fierce and potentially lethal to the sustainability of coastal communities. From the maker of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s new film Atlantic takes on the powerful interests carving up Ireland’s ocean

Thomas Kent – 1916 Rebel at the Briery Gap Theatre

On May 9th 1916 Thomas Kent became the only man outside of Dublin to be executed on Irish soil in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising. This forgotten story is brought to you by Cork Theatre Company Lantern Productions at Briery Gap Theatre as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations.

Castletownbere, Clonakility and Inchigeelagh take part in Darkness Into Light 2016

THERE was a large turnout at the Kingsley Hotel in Cork recently as Pieta House launched Cork’s Darkness Into Light event in association with Electric Ireland. Founder of Pieta House Joan Freeman was joined by Deputy City Mayor Thomas Gould, County Mayor John Paul O’Shea, members of local organisations and volunteers from across the county to launch the event which is now in its eighth year.

Briery Gap Theatre celebrates Seachtain na Gaeilge

TO celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016 Briery Gap Theatre will be screening the Oscar nominated Amhrán na Mara (Song of the Sea) on March 14th at 10:30am for school groups, and at 8:30pm later that day for the general public.

“Don’t Tell The Wife” in Macroom this March!

THE Ahakeera Drama Group from near Dunmanway have has been on the go for over thirty years now. They present a three act play without fail every year and always entertain their audience with a good comedy. They achieve this with their mix of new young talent and the much experienced members of the cast.

Terelton parent and toddler group news

PARETNS and carers gathered in Tarelton Community Centre for the first two parts of the Tarelton Parent & Toddler Group Parenting Evening Education Series. The first two evenings of the series  concentrated on  Paediatric First Aid and were designed to give people the skills and confidence necessary to deal with  paediatric medical emergencies, including  a demonstration on  common emergencies. The  next event in the Evening Parenting Education Series takes place

Forward thinking partnership the key to reducing housing list numbers

Clúid Housing, in partnership with Cork County Council, has purchased an apartment complex in ‘The Granary’, Sleaveen Road, Macroom and as a result 29 families, from Cork County Council’s housing waiting list, are currently moving into their new homes. The development is located close to Macroom town centre and comprises of two and three bedroom units which were originally built in 2005 but had been idle for a number of

Sowing the seeds for new business in Cork as Greenshoots launch programme for 2016

APPLICATIONS are now open to budding entrepreneurs from all over Cork who are invited to participate in this year’s Greenshoots Programme, commencing in March at Macroom E Enterprise Centre. Since its inception five years ago, the Greenshoots programme has supported fifty five aspiring businesses in Cork, enabling them to develop their ideas from conceptual stages through to launching new companies. 

Country Fun at Briery Gap, Macroom!

The much loved country sensation “Crystal Swing” will visit Briery Gap, Macroom on Friday 22nd January, along with Special Guest PJ Murrihy.