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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.

Commitment to Macroom bypass called into question as N22 funding cut

FIANNA Fáil General Election candidate for Cork North-West Cllr Aindrias Moynihan has revealed that the Government has allocated less money to the Macroom Bypass for next year.??When the Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocations were announced just before Christmas the Macroom Bypass was allocated €3.8m for 2016. This is a reduction on what was allocated for the bypass in 2014 and 2015 and it casts doubt on the Government’s commitment to the

Trails for Tourism – A Policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County

MEMBERS of Cork County Council recently adopted Draft Trails for Tourism, a policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County which was drafted by members of the Tourism Strategic Policy Committee. Through the promotion of trails, the policy aims to support rural regeneration, economic development and tourism in a sustainable manner. The policy supports the linking of trails with existing attractions (heritage, historic, commemorative) with a focus on achieving

A nostalgic journey back in time with Louise Morrissey at Briery Gap

LOUISE Morrissey has long been regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest interpreters of song.  In this acoustic concert at Briery Gap, Macroom on Monday 28th December, Louise will journey back in time and recall many memories from her many successful years with the highly acclaimed Folk Group The Morrisseys up to her present day repertoire.  

Poignant Christmas single from West Cork singer

Inchigeela-based singer / songwriter Olive De Ville has just released her new Christmas single ‘A Father’s Prayer’ which is available to download from iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Rhapsody and WiMp.

Once upon a time in Macroom…….

THE Briery Gap are delighted to announce Christmas Pantomime 2015 “The Sleeping Beauty” from Saturday, December 12th. This is the first time this well-loved fairy-tale has been staged at Briery Gap and celebrates their 16th Panto Production with a cast and chorus of over 120 talented adults and children.

Paschal Sheehy launches 2015 Christmas Cracker charity cycle

RTE’s Southern Editor Paschal Sheehy unveiled details of the 2015 edition of the annual Christmas Cracker Charity Cycle at the Friends of Marymount shop recently. The event is a great source of support for Marymount Hospice, last year’s edition raised more than €13,000.

An evening with Johnny McEvoy in Macroom

JOHNNY McEvoy has always been highly acclaimed for his excellent shows and his forthcoming nationwide concert tour is eagerly awaited by his legion of fans to celebrate the release of his first studio Album in 10 years “Basement Sessions 2”.

Red makes a welcome return to Macroom!

With a career spanning five decades, Red Hurley is one of the most successful solo male singers in Irish show-business history and remains one of Ireland’s best loved entertainers. Brian “Red” Hurley started singing in 1969 and has been recording and singing all over the world ever since. Principally known as a solo artist, he has also performed with various bands including, in his early career, some of Ireland’s top show bands.

West Cork environmental projects get funding thumbs up

CORK County Mayor Cllr John Paul O’ Shea has welcomed the allocation of financial assistance to community and voluntary groups within County Cork as part of the 2015 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund scheme. The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund, which has operated since 1997, promotes sustainable development by assisting small-scale environmental projects at local level.  These projects involve partnership arrangements between local authorities and various local groups

Turning the tide on marine litter

Macroom E joins forces with new EU marine project CORK organisation, Macroom E, is set to work on a new European project to tackle the increasing problem of marine pollution. The €1.5 million ‘Circular Ocean’ project will encourage the ‘upcycling’ and ‘repurposing’ of plastic litter and in particular fishing nets.  Led by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of the North Highland College UHI, the project aims to turn waste plastic from the