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Bandon water infrastructure projects finally to go ahead

IRISH Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council are set to progress the Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network projects it has been announced. The project represents an investment of €7 million and is a merger of the previously named Bandon Sewerage Collection Scheme and the new Bandon Water Main Rehabilitation project. It will also allow for the provision of storm water network in areas of overlap with the

Fastnet Trails launched at Kilcoe

“The future of communities, rural communities in particular, is communal effort… This (project) is a benefit to your community, to West Cork and to the country . . . to whom you are an example.’ These true words were spoken by former TD Jim O’Keeffe during the recent launch of the Fastnet Trails, a system of way-marked walking (and cycling) routes aimed to promote the local natural and historical heritage.

Irish Water is good for West Cork says Jim Daly

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has claimed that West Cork is reaping significant rewards as a result of setting up a single utility company to manage and improve water services across Ireland. The local TD was speaking following confirmation he received from Irish Water that they intend to invest €400,000 in the water network of Dunmanway. Mr Daly said, “This is another great news story for

€7 million upgrades to Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant nearing completion

IRISH Water welcomed members of the local community to view upgrades to the value of €7 million at Clonakilty, Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project, which is in the final stages of construction, will provide four times the capacity of the existing wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty using state of the art technology.

€100,000 boost for Clonakilty sustainable projects

CLONAKILTY is set to benefit from the allocation of €106,541 for a number of sustainable projects in the town under the Government’s 2015 Better Energy Communities scheme. The Better Energy Communities programme is run by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) on behalf of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. This year €13m will be provided to community and not-for-profit organisations to undertake energy upgrades across residential,

Plaques unveiled in Reenagross Wood to mark family trees

by Stephen Johnson   FAMILIES from Kenmare were out in force in Reenagross Wood on Saturday May 30th.  The families were marking Biodiversity Week by unveiling plaques to mark their own newly-planted family trees in the woodland. Under the guidance of Kenmare Tidy Towns and Gortbrack Organic Farm, Kenmare families planted over 100 native trees in the woodland over the winter and early spring, each tree dedicated to a family. 

€5 million investment in Cape Clear water supply scheme

FINE Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the news that Irish Water is to invest €5 million in the water supply scheme on Cape Clear. The announcement was made during a public meeting organised by Deputy Harrington. “We had a very productive meeting today on Capre Clear with representatives of Irish Water and I welcome their commitment of a €5 million investment in the water supply scheme

West Cork cleans up at beach awards

ALL of the West Cork beaches entered for Blue Flag or Green Coast status this year have passed and they are joined this year by the first marina in the area to also be awarded Blue Flag status.   There were eight Blue Flags awarded for Cork in total with seven of these being in the west of the county. The five Blue Flags for 2014 were retained: Garrylucas, Inchydoney,

Locals urged to join Clean Coasts clean up in West Cork

A CALL for volunteers to join Ireland’s largest coastal cleanup was made today by Clean Coasts ambassador and pro surfer Easkey Britton. Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2015 takes place from May 8th to May 17th and everybody is invited to get involved in protecting and celebrating a beach they love.

More than five tonnes of rubbish cleared from Clon – Dunamanway road

A MASSIVE spring clean –up of roadside litter from the Ballygurteen, Bealad and Rossmore areas has now been successfully completed by the members of Kilmeen & Castleventry Community Development Association. One hundred and two different volunteers, working over three Saturdays, collected three hundred and seventy bags of rubbish weighing over five tonnes from an estimated fifty miles of roadsides in these and surrounding areas.