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
CORK ARC Cancer Support House’s annual Flag Day collections are taking place in the West Cork towns of Bantry, Ballylickey, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Macroom on Thursday 28th April, 2016.
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.
MACROOM’S Townlands Carnival add 31 acts to their festival bill with Gentlemans Dub Club leading the charge in the second major line up announcement from the Cork weekender.
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.
RECENTLY local volunteers in Inchigeela, some with family members availing of the CoAction service, came together to create a new event to raise much needed funds and awareness for CoAction.
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.
PATRICK O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s premier Country Music performers. Originally from Dunmanway, he shot to fame after winning TG4’s talent show ‘Glór Tíre’ in 2009.
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.
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
THE three-day Townlands music and arts festival in Macroom has announced the first acts of its diverse line up this year.
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
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.
The much loved country sensation “Crystal Swing” will visit Briery Gap, Macroom on Friday 22nd January, along with Special Guest PJ Murrihy.
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
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
Council seeks public’s views in preparing new local area plans for Bandon-Kinsale and West Cork municipal districts
CORK County Council is preparing new Local Area Plans for the Bandon-Kinsale and West Cork municipal districts. The new plans will replace the plans adopted in 2011. It is also the Council’s intention that the new plans will replace the existing Kinsale, Clonakilty and Skibbereen Town Development Plans, 2009, adopted by the former town councils.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE Briery Gap, Macroom is delighted to welcome the talented Killorglin Drama group to town with their production of “Callaghans Place” on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October at 8pm.
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”.
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.
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
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
THE Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom has been chosen as the only venue in Cork to host the Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann 2015 on Tuesday, October 20th from 8pm. Each year the National Tour assembles a fine mix of established artists together with up-and-coming young stars drawn from all four Provinces of Ireland. These are blended together into a fast-moving and colourful show which appeals to both the connoisseurs and peripheral
THE Annual Agricultural Conference is the main event at the Macra na Feirme Rally. This year it is being held in the Riverside Hotel in Macroom which is in the heart of the Muskerry Macra Region. The conference will take place on Saturday the 24th October at 2pm following farm tours in the morning.
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.