Ireland and Germany have had strong cultural and ecclesiastical links back to the Middle Ages. St. Mary’s Abbey, Rosscarbery, is the only definitely known daughter-house of the famous Schottenklöster, Irish Benedictine monasteries founded in the 11th century in Bavaria and Austria. The monks from Rosscarbery went from St James in Regensburg which was to become the mother-house of some twelve monasteries, as far away as Kiev and Vienna.
by Stephen Johnson Kenmare’s Pobascoil Inbhear Sceine has moved up 30 points in The Sunday Times 2014 rankings of the top 400 secondary schools in Ireland. The school, which has an enrolment of about 470 boys and girls, currently ranks number 152 on the list, up from its previous ranking of number 182.
THE Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has confirmed hat the funding for the Visual Arts BA (Hons) Degree Programme on Sherkin Island in conjunction with the Dublin Institute of technology (DIT) has again been awarded for the coming year.
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
ARTISTS of any genre who are interested in being considered for a “Per Cent Art Project” at Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin, Cloch na gCoillte, Iarthair Chorcaí (Clonakilty), are invited to submit an expression of interest to the Bórd Bainistíochta before 25th July. All expressions must be made via e-mail to email@example.com
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
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
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
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 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