by Stephen Johnson FUNDING has been approved for the long-awaited bypass on the N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom road. This comes as part of a €6bn investment in the road network over the next seven years announced by the Government this week in its €42bn capital investment plan for the country.
WEST Cork and South Kerry have once again proved to be one of the tidiest regions of the country at the national SuperValu Tidy Towns awards held at Dublin’s Helix theatre. No less than 14 medals were picked up by towns ans villages in the West Cork Times area with four gold medal winners, five silver medal winners and five bronze medal winners from the area.
A charity film screening of “The Impossible” will take place on Sunday 4th October at 7pm at Briery Gap Cinema, Macroom. “The Impossible” tells the story of close-knit family Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons as they begin their winter vacation in Thailand in December 2004, but the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the
by Niamh Herlihy CORK County Council are set to carry out major improvements to the Michael Collins ambush site memorial at Béal na Bláth. The site, where Collins was assassinated by the anti-treaty forces on August 22nd, 1922 will get a facelift as part of the centenary celebrations for the 1916 Rising.
Organisers for Help for Humans, Kerry Clare Newell, Baby Matthew Burton with mum Trish Prendiville and Jennifer O’Sullivan take a well deserved 10-minute break after a hard weekend of collecting, sorting and bagging hundreds of bin liners full of clothes and domestic amenities for the Syrian crisis in the Clondrohid area.
ALREADY establishing a truly distinctive and increasingly popular singing style in the world of traditional Irish music Annmarie O’Riordan hails from the wonderfully picturesque Rathcoole in the renowned Barony of Duhallow.
by Stephen Johnson A KERRYwoman who travels to Cork University Hospital (CUH) for appointments for her relatives is petitioning Transport Minister Paschal O’Donohoe to move forward on the proposed Macroom Town Bypass.
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
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.
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.