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Corcaigh, Ireland


Sheep’s head kids raise funds during festive season

THE CHILDREN on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula have been hard fundraising in the lead up to the festive season. At Rusnacahara NS, Ahakista the pupils and staff have been very busy over the last few weeks. “Well, the school held a Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ party for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The children wore some wonderful Halloween costumes to school on the day and raised €60,” Principal Noreen Tobin told

St Endas National School Kilnadur fundraising event

There will be a clothing recycling drive in aid of St Endas National School on 12th December 2014; We are accepting donations now! Clothes can be dropped to the school or can be dropped to Johnstown Old National School on Sundays after Mass 9th November – 7th December 10:30 – 11:30 or you can arrange collection with Gillian 087 886 1772, Mary 087 990 7287, or Mary – 086 818

Kilcoe National School news

Kilcoe National School were recently visited by the London Chamber Brass Quintet. The school were actively involved in Maths Week and held a themed Math’s Day. The school were delighted to top the country’s leader target boards at both Junior and Senior level. This was a great achievement for our school. The school is presently working towards its 3rd green flag and the active flag.

Maebh Daly wins Bantry Credit Union Scholarship 2014

MAEBH Daly from Coorloum West, Ballylickey, Bantry, has been awarded the Bantry Credit Union Third-Level Education Scholarship for 2014. Maebh is the 12th winner of the scholarship, which is worth up to €6,000 over four years.   The daughter of Pat Joe and Noreen Daly, Maebh sat the Leaving Cert in June at Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí. All her hard work was rewarded when she got excellent exam results and was

Carrigboy NS News

Carrigboy NS is holding its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Monday, December 1st from 7 to 9pm in Durrus and District Community Hall. All welcome to what promises to be a wonderful night with wheel of fortune raffles, lucky dip, raffles and much more. Our Christmas Concert is scheduled for Friday December 12th at 7pm in the Hall. All classes are busy practising for their big night on stage.

West Cork young scientists are Cork Persons of the Month

SCIENTIFIC hat-trick winners Sophie Healy-Thow, Ciara Judge and Emer Hickey have been chosen Cork Persons of the Month. Their names now also go forward, with the other Persons of Month chosen this year, for possible selection as Cork Persons of the Year at a gala awards lunch on January 16th next. The Kinsale Community School pupils won this year’s BT Young Scientist, EU Young Scientist and the top prize at

Maria Immaculata Community College students visit Carbery Group

As part of the Schools in Businesss programme, 5th Year LCVP students from MICC were invited to Carbery Group, for an information session and tour of the plant. The Information session was given by Mike Larkin, Human Resources Manager at Carbery. The students learned about the company, its history, products and locations. They were then given a tour of the plant showing the cheese making and packaging areas. Pictured are

Kenmare Student awarded JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship

by Stephen Johnson   CAOIMHE Roisin Downing from the Probalscoil Inbhear Sceine in Kenmare has been awarded a JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship Award. Caoimhe will continue her third-level studies at the University of Limerick. JP McManus established the scholarship programme in 2008 to help young people throughout Ireland avail of third-level education. This year sees the awarding of new 125 All Ireland Scholarships from the 32 counties, with a

Conferring of BA (Hons) in Visual Art on Sherkin Island

The Sherkin Island community is preparing for an influx of visitors this coming week as the conferring of awards for the Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) BA in Visual Art Graduation ceremony takes place on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 1.30pm. Family and friends of the 18 graduating students will make their way to the island for this special occasion and to celebrate with the students and the island community