RESIDENTS on Cape Clear are asking Cork County Council to put in place a long-term plan to deal with water supply problems that have repeatedly occurred on the island in recent summers, with this year appearing to be the worst yet. According to Ed Harper, People Before Profit representative and a 35-year resident who runs a goat farm on the island, “normal life and business are grinding to a
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.
THE Bere Island Midsummer Run will take place on Bere Island next Saturday July 12th at 1pm. There is something for everyone with a 5 & 10K run, a 5K walk and a children’s run around the island GAA pitch.
WEST Cork’s islands are set to benefit from a €4 billion draft Rural Development Programme which has just been submitted to the European Commission. West Corn Fine Gael TD Noel Harrington said, “For a long time now I have been calling for greater supports for the islands and in particular the introduction of a top up payment for island farmers under the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme.
Rosari O’Neill of Eyeries sold teas, coffees and home made cakes at her house The Dursey Cottage on Dursey Island over the West Cork Islands Weekend and raised €706 for the RNLI. Here she is presenting Sheila O’Driscoll of Castletownbere RNLI with the cheque. Also in the picture is Anne Finch and coxswain Brian O’Driscoll. Pic: John Eagle
LOCALS are well aware that West Cork is the best place in Ireland to observe marine life from whales and sharks to dolphins and seals but even the locals were surprised when a huge basking shark joined a group of visitors for a swim in Cape Clear Harbour today (Tuesday 17th June).
FINE Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has welcomed measures contained in the the new Rural Development Programme (RDP), 2014-2020 announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD. Deputy Harrington said that farmerson islands off the Cork coast are set to benefit from the RDP.
VISIT the farthest reaches of the Wild Atlantic Way with a walking weekend on Bere Island, Beara. Over the weekend of Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2014, explore the length and breadth of this historic island, which was once a former strategic military base during WW1.
In the summer of 2012, over the course of a single weekend, 1000 people visited Sherkin Island. With an average population of 100, this was a significant influx to the island and a boon to the local economy. What inspired the arrival of so many visitors to this bijou Atlantic island off the Southwest coast of Ireland? One word – art. The graduate exhibition of the BA Visual Art
COMHDHÁIL Oileán na hÉireann are urgently seeking a meeting with HSE officials to discuss the serious concerns of islanders about the provision of healthcare on the offshore islands. Islanders who have been fighting to maintain medical cover in the face of proposed cutbacks are seeking to clarify the provision of nurse, doctor and emergency cover for islanders.