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Corcaigh, Ireland


Music-in-schools workshops come to Durrus

Thanks to a generous donation from Durrus Charity Shop, three local national schools have been able to sign up for the music-in-schools workshops led by Cork-born soprano Kim Sheehan and Dublin guitarist Redmond O’Toole. On Friday at 10am, the children of St James NS, Durrus and Rusnacahara NS will be involved in an interactive workshop in St James Church, Durrus. The musicians will then move on to Kilcrohane NS at

Kealkill National School news

Enrolment Day Our Enrolment Day for Junior Infants for September 2015 will take place on Thursday, 5th February next from 12 noon to 1pm.Everyone is welcome to attend to view the school facilities, meet with class teacher Ms. Maria Daly and other members of staff. There will be short presentation by Principal Darragh Carey and our school health squad will also be hosting a coffee morning. If possible, please bring

Griff Fm back with a bang for 2015

Griff Fm is back for one week only, broadcasting live from the 2nd – 6th February. The student station which is run by Griffith College Cork’s Journalism students, goes live once a year for one week only. This year will see the return of many familiar voices from throughout the past two years, as well as a host of new and talented presenters.

Thinking of doing Accounting at University? Accounting Boot Camp for Transition Year Students at UCC

Transition year students interested in a career in accounting will be pleased to hear that University College Cork’s Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems is running their Accounting Boot Camp again this year, following the success of the inaugural event last year. The event is being held on Thursday 12th February, and limited places are still available. 

Mercy Heights Skibbereen 2014 Awards

by Carol Gilbert WITH the anticipated opening of Skibbereen’s amalgamated secondary school within the next two years, there was a sense of nostalgia during the penultimate Mercy Heights Secondary School Awards night held on Friday January 16, 2015, in the West Cork Hotel. Guest of honour, Lord David Puttnam, was introduced by school principal, Mr Anton O’Mahony.  Also on stage were Mr Michael Lucitt, Chairperson of the Board of Management

Work commences on Skibbereen’s new school

WORK is scheduled to begin this week on the new state-of-the-art secondary school in Skibbereen to accommodate 1,000 students. The new secondary school will replace Mercy Heights, De la Salle and Rossa College and bring them all together under one roof. Plans to amalgamate the schools on one modern campus have been in the pipeline for years but it seems that those plans will finally become a reality as building commences

Flying Colours for students at Cork Airport Christmas Trade Fair 

Schools in the South Cork region had the opportunity this week to showcase their mini companies at the annual Cork Airport Christmas Trade Fair  as part of the Schools Enterprise Awards. Over Three hundred Cork students participated in the event, comprising 100 mini company groups showcasing their products and services. Students were interviewed  by a panel of judges during the Trade Fair and rated on their business acumen, before prize winners were selected according to category

Kilcoe National School News

Kilcoe National School recently held its first Christmas Bazaar. It was a huge success and the school would like to thank all the people who turned up in their droves for supporting it and all those who helped out on the night. The school would also like to thank all the people who kindly sponsored the raffle prizes, Biggs of Bantry, Carbery oils, Annie may’s bar, Skibbereen Sports centre, Drinagh,

MICC notes

MARIA Immaculata Community College Dunmanway produced their annual variety concert recently to packed audiences both nights. The show provided a mixture of entertainment from Irish dancers, singers, instrumental performances, drama and musical tasters from both Annie and Mama Mia.