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Two dead, one missing in Baltimore tragedy

TWO people have died following a tragic accident in Baltimore and a third is currently missing. A man and a woman who were part of a group that were walking along the headland near the Baltimore Beacon are understood to have drowned.

RNLI honours contribution of West Cork volunteers at annual awards

THE RNLI held its Annual Presentation of Awards at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin recently where the charity presented 55 awards to volunteers, groups and businesses from across the country that have made a significant contribution to the RNLI in Ireland. Six of those awards were made to West Cork volunteers from Baltimore, Courtmacsherry, Kinsale and Union Hall.

Humpback whale wows onlookers at Inchydoney

by Calvin Jones via www.irelandswildlife.com INCHYDONEY beach is one of the undisputed jewels along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. This outstanding blue flag beach draws visitors from far and wide, but earlier this week it was a visitor of a different kind that was getting all the attention. The sandy bottom in the bay off Inchydoney is perfect for small fish called sand eels — and earlier this week they accumulated

Three in a row for Union Hall RNLI as they bring 44ft yacht with two onboard to safety

THE volunteer lifeboat crew with Union Hall RNLI had their third callout in a week when launched last Saturday to bring a 44 ft yacht with two crew onboard to safety after it reported engine problems off Galley Head. The crew onboard the yacht raised the alarm with Valentia Coast Guard after they realised they were expiring severe engine trouble and they feared they would not be able to bring

The Port of Cork Maritime Collection opens at Bantry House

BANTRY Bay Port Company is delighted to announce that the Port of Cork Maritime Collection, an exhibition of maritime themed paintings and models is now open at Bantry House, West Cork. The exhibition, which will run until 28th June, will showcase a selection of the Port’s historic maritime art pieces dating back from the 1800s. Highlights of the collection include a number of paintings by marine artist George Mounsey Wheatley

Coroner records misadventure verdict into diving tragedy

AN a diving incident that claimed the lives of two experienced divers off the West Cork coast last year was described as a “terrible tragedy” at an inquest in Cork city. Cork City Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane described the events that led to the deaths of Australian Jonathan Scott (61) and Stephen Clarke (65) from England as a “terrible tragedy” and recorded a verdict of misadventure.

A vintage display for Union Hall RNLI

by Carol Gilbert A SPLENDID display of vintage cars came out in force in support Union Hall RNLI fundraising branch last Sunday.  Main organisers were the Crosshaven Veteran, Vintage and Classic Motor Club with members of a number of other vintage car clubs coming along in support. The group had stayed at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Saturday night and headed down to Tragumna, travelled along the Coast Road

Port of Cork outlines plans for Bantry Inner Harbour development

THE Port of Cork has outlined its plans for Phase 1 of the Bantry Inner Harbour Development which the Port of Cork will undertake on behalf of its subsidiary company, Bantry Bay Port Company. The scheme marks the start of the regenerating of the inner harbour and is in keeping with the total Inner Harbour Development scheme which was developed by the Bantry Bay Harbour Commissioners in 2012 and planning