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Education

Kealkill N.S. welcome new pupils

It has been a busy start to our first term of the school year. We extend a warm welcome to our Junior Infants who are starting their primary school journey. We wish them many happy days in Kealkill N.S. September 2016 marks a new beginning and a new look for Kealkill N.S. as the pupils are dressed in the new school uniform. We have received a lot of positive feedback

Thrive School comes to Ludgate Hub, Skibbereen

This is a call to action for creatives, self-starters, visionaries, makers and do-ers.   Do you have a big dream and need support to make it happen? Want to accelerate your learning as a creative or social entrepreneur?  Thrive School could be just the thing for you… Thrive School, set up by serial creative entrepreneur, Clare Mulvany, offers cutting edge training, blending personal and professional development across a 5 month

Food, Fiction, Fads & Phonies talk in Clonakilty

As part of A Taste of West Cork, award winning food producer Avril Allshire-Howe and her committee of fellow food lovers are hosting ‘Food, Fiction, Fads & Phonies’ on Thursday, 15thSeptember, 9am. The event will take place in the National  Seafood Centre (NSC) Auditorium which is located at Clogheen, Clonakilty. The conference will focus on several aspects of myths & facts and the importance to make educated decisions. Outspoken and a strong supporter of the artisan movement, Avril

West Cork schools face chaos due to ballot for industrial action

CORK South West Fianna Fáil TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony is calling for the Minister for Education and the ASTI to come together and reach an agreement to avoid the closure of West Cork schools as a result of planned industrial action. “The decision at the weekend by the ASTI to vote in favour of industrial action is deeply worrying. There are thousands of students in West Cork starting off the

Students losing out on bus places as school transport scheme remains up in the air

Families fear they’ll lose the service as a result of changes to the scheme  Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has called on the Education Minister to urgently clarify the situation regarding the school transport scheme.  A review of the scheme has been ongoing for a number of months, and parents are worried that their children will miss out on places as a result of new changes.

Meet the West Cork Ten, 1916’s Forgotten Men

Everyone knows Cork missed the 1916 Rising, but what if everyone was wrong? ‘The West Cork Ten’ is a five episode series of 10 minute radio documentaries on ten West Cork men who were in Dublin for 1916, some famed for later achievements and others forgotten by history. This documentary series will play from Monday 12th – Friday 16th of September, a new episode each day playing at 8:40am, 12:20pm and 16:20pm on 93.1

Cork Adult Education & Training Exhibition 2016 at Cork City Hall

THE Adult Education & Training Exhibition takes place in City Hall on Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 1 September. It is open to the public from 1-8 p.m. each day and admission is free. The exhibition is open to any group or organisation offering classes or courses or activities for adults.

County Cork ramping up for Heritage Week 2016

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Seamus McGrath joined Cork County Council Heritage Officer Conor Nelligan to launch Heritage Week 2016 outside County Hall. Heritage Week, which is coordinated by the Heritage Council and forms part of the wider European Heritage Days Programme, takes place from August 20th to 28th 2016 and in this, our centenary year, it promises to be the best yet.

Two-day workshop on filmmaking with Cork Young Filmmakers at the Skibbereen Arts Festival

This intensive practical two-day workshop is geared towards aspiring young people, aged from 13 to 21, with a strong interest in enhancing their film making skills. Young filmmakers working as a group will learn film making techniques. You will script your own drama, shoot the scenes, act, direct, crew and edit a short film under the guidance of professional filmmakers from Cork Film Centre.

New leaves sprouting in Greenshoots programme

THIS year, 11 new businesses are participating in the Greenshoots emerging entrepreneurs programme in Macroom E Enterprise Centre in Macroom, Co. Cork. The programme is supported by Cork County Council and the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork. Now in its sixth year, Greenshoots works closely with selected entrepreneurs and helps them to prepare their businesses for the commercial world. The programme supports entrepreneurs through the initial stages of setting up

Kilcoe National School take top prize at Irish Aid Our World Awards

Kilcoe National School took the top prize at the 2016 Irish Aid Our World Awards final held in Dublin Castle recently. The students of Kilcoe NS were delighted to receive the winners’ trophy from Minister of State for Diaspora and Overseas Aid Joe McHugh. Their project – entitled “One World Our Future There is No Planet B” really impressed the judges. They completed a full project book on the Global

On your bike for 5,000 students – Bike Week celebrations take place in schools

Schools across West Cork have been taking part in National C.O.W Day (Cycle on Wednesday/Weekdays) as part of Bike Week 2016. This is the eighth annual national celebration of cycling and, as a key partner of Bike Week, An Taisce Green-Schools Travel is encouraging all schools to get on their bikes and get mooving to school as part of our popular COW initiative. This year Green-Schools hopes to achieve the

Dararra National School pupils plant 250 native Irish trees

by Fionn Magee, 6th Class, Darrara National School IT has been an exciting year for Dararra National School. Between trips to the Young Scientist exhibition in Dublin, visits from bird experts and receiving its fifth Green Flag, the students in Darrara National School have truly been busy.

CEIA launches new app development competition

THE CEIA – Cork’s Technology Network – has launched a new App development competition for transition year students based on the logic of George Boole. SySTEM, a team-based competition that will run over a 12-week period starting in September 2016, will require teams of up to 8 students to establish a mini-technology company and develop an App for a game incorporating the true and false values of Boolean logic.

Sherkin Islanders get creative for West Cork Islands Festival

A COMMUNITY exhibition on Sherkin Island is set to showcase the wonderful creative talent on the island. ‘Sherkin Creates’ opens in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island at 2:30pm on Saturday 18th June. Part of the West Cork Islands Festival, the exhibition will be curated by Sherkin Island painter, Jo Ashby. It will include a wide variety of arts and crafts, ranging from drawings, paintings and sculpture to  photography, basket-weaving,

Skibbereen CoderDojo club relocate to the Ludgate Hub

THE Skibbereen branch of CoderDojo have found a new home in the Ludgate Hub, at the Old Bakery Building in Townshend Street, Skibbereen. The street was once home to Percy Ludgate who is famed for deigning the first portable computer.

Kilcoe NS is a Digital School of Distinction

“IT was with great pride and delight that Kilcoe NS was awarded the status of Digital School of Distinction becoming only one of 150 schools in Ireland to hold this prestigious award,” said Principal Michelle Griffin at the award ceremony recently.

Rossa College’s year end art exhibition

A year of exploration and study of specific themes culminates with this year-end exhibition by students attending the Rossa College Professional Arts Practice. The exhibition is held at The O’Driscoll Buildings, on the Quay in Skibbereen and opened on May 13th.

MICC students take part in Sky Sports project

THIRTY transition year students from Maria Immaculata Community College in Dunmanway participated in the Sky Sports Living for Sport Project this year. It is the first year MICC has undertaken the Living for Sport initiative which aims to develop leadership skills and foster healthy attitudes towards participation in physical activity.