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Kinsale Community School extension work to begin

There is some welcome news in Kinsale as local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has confirmed that a letter of offer has issued from the Department of Education to West Cork based based firm MMD Construction to commence the building of a €10 million extension to Kinsale Community School.

Carrigboy NS news

Carrigboy welcomes our new Junior Infant class of Fionn O Connor, Charlie O Connor, Nathan Mallon, Michaela Johnston Kelleher, Liam Horstmanshoff, Danny O Sullivan, Bill O Donovan, Gearoid Cronin, Eoghan Hickey, Cillian O Shea and Fionn Wiseman. Also joining the school to other classes are Daniel and Kieren Coughlan. We  welcome Ms. Karen Buckley and Mrs. Máiréad O’Connor to the staff of the school.  

MICC Dunmanway notes

THE school year has kicked off at MICC Dunmanway with a large contingent of enthusiastic first year students settling in very well.   The whole student body was presented a talk by County Cork Fire Service where the officers demonstrated a chip pan fire in the school’s car park and guided students how to extinguish fires properly.

Kinsale student’s work “most imaginative” in Fyffes competition

by Niamh Herlihy   SCOIL Naomh Eltin student Saoirse Hayes from Kinsale was celebrating recently after her work was named “most imaginative” in a national competition run by banana importers Fyffes. The eight-year-old based her idea around the concept of using a steel shipping container to provide a multi-sensory space at school.   The competition was launched to promote a free-to-download, educational app Go Bananas, to inspire healthy eating among

One in 10 children in West Cork classrooms could have dyslexia

THE Clonakilty and West Cork Dyslexia Association will host a special Information Evening for parents of children with Dyslexia and teachers, on Thursday, September 24th, at 7pm, in the Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa Hotel. The meeting will be addressed by two of the country’s leading experts on the topic of Dyslexia among children, Donald Ewing, Head of Psychological and Educational Services with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and Dr.

Parking bays to tackle congestion at Barryroe National School

LOCAL councillor Paul Hayes has welcomed the recent road marking by Cork County Council of a dedicated school bus parking bay outside of Barryroe National School. He said, “Having lobbied the Council over a number of months, I’m delighted to see this work done in time for the new school term.

Support available for new rural business women

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has encouraged local women in West Cork who have recently started their own business, to apply to ACORNS (Accelerating the Creation of Rural Nascent Start-ups), a fully funded programme to support female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland. “Applications are being sought from female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland for the ACORNS programme, which will provide knowledge, support and networking opportunities to

Election candidate proposes new plan to tackle school costs for families

CORK South-West election candidate Margaret Murphy O’Mahony is proposing a new strategy to help parents to manage the financial cliff that comes with back-to-school costs every September. Councillor Murphy O’Mahony has said a survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions, which says parents face costs of an average of €400 per child on uniforms and books this September, is “just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to

SNAs left in the dark about future at County Cork schools

SPECIAL Needs Assistants at some schools in west Cork are still waiting to find out if they will have a job to go back to in September, according to Fianna Fáil councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony. Cllr Murphy O’Mahony said Fianna Fáil is aware that there has been a significant delay in informing SNAs that they will soon be out of a job due to changes to the number of pupils with

Sophia’s drawing chosen for commerative WB Yeats book

LISHEEN NS pupil Sophia Ball, is a young artist with a very bright future. Her drawing depicting Yeats “Stolen Child” has been chosen to be included in a commerative book on the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize winning poet WB Yeats called “The Magic Within”. This was a project which promoted access to, and enjoyment of the poetry of WB Yeats. The project aimed to enable