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Author Lane Ashfeldt to teach at West Cork College Writers Retreat in Glengarriff

AUTHOR Lane Ashfeldt will be returning to West Cork in September to teach a workshop for new writers at the West Cork College Writers Retreat in Glengariff – www.irishwriters.ie.   Lane’s book SaltWater was published earlier this year by Liberties Press Dublin. The book is a bestselling short story title this summer with a thumbs up as a must-have beach reading purchase from Irish Times magazine Gloss. SaltWater is also

Memorable night at Togher National School

Friday June 20th was a very special and memorable occasion for the community of Togher National School.  It was a night when the community bade farewell to Mary Keane who will retire on the 31st August and congratulated the new principal, Helen O’ Connell.  Teacher, Majella Hurley extended a warm welcome to the gathering of the school community. The children performed a play entitled, ‘The Wonders of the Garden’.  The

New Course for West Cork aims to address unemployment and support the food industry.

National Learning Network West Cork, in partnership with Cork Education & Training Board, the Department of Social Protection, West Cork Development Partnership and Cork County Council are delighted to announce a new Local Training Initiative for the West Cork area. West Cork has long been known for its high quality food products from cheese to shellfish and salami to yogurt. The year long City & Guilds Diploma in Food Industry

Carrigboy National School awarded Discovery Primary Science and Maths Excellence Award

THE staff and pupils of Carrigboy National School received the good news recently that the school has been awarded a Discovery Primary Science and Maths Excellence Award for 2013 – 2014. This is a wonderful achievement for the school and recognition for the fantastic work being done in Science and Maths throughout the school. The School Science Fair was singled out for special mention especially the variety of the projects

Castletownshend National School fundraising campaign to complete the new building extension

AFTER many years of campaigning Castletownshend National School has finally received permission and a grant from the Department of Education to build an extra classroom, a resource room and special needs toileting facilities. However there is a significant shortfall. Extra costs have arisen as the school is a beautiful, listed school. Within the parish of Castlehaven over €15,000 has already been raised however in order to complete the project a

Clogagh National School make charity donation from communion money

Clogagh National School first communion class 2014 donated some of their holy communion money to the Christopher Barry Leukemia Fund. Receiving the cheque from the class is Mrs Maria Barry on behalf of her grandson. Also in the picture is class teacher Mrs. Mairead Crowley.   Class : – Joe Bishop, Niamh Dineen, Timothy Harte, Dominick Lombard, Shane Lucey, Danny Lawton, Owen Mccarthy, Daniel Murphy

West Cork engineering students graduate from National Fisheries College

THE 18th Annual Class 3 Engineer Awards Ceremony organised by BIM and sponsored by Foyle Fishermen’s Co-op recently took place at the BIM National Fisheries College, Greencastle, Co.  Donegal.   Three students West Cork, Kieran C. O’Neill (Trainee of the Year); Kieran J. O’Neill and Christopher O’Shea completed the one-year shore-based course before going to sea for a year to gain the necessary sea time experience to go forward for

Kenmare Library launches online language learning service

by Stephen Johnson   KENMARE Library has launched “Transparent Languages Online”, a new language learning service which allows library members who sign up online to pick a language and learn it for free.   From Arabic and Mandarin Chinese to  Polish, Russian, — and Irish —  library members will have over 80 different languages to choose from.  The choice of languages includes all the major European languages including Irish, English