A TWO-year-old boy died in hospital yesterday after a heavy horsebox gate fell on top him as he played in a farm yard. The toddler was critically injured in the horrific accident at his parent’s equestrian centre near Schull.
WEST Cork along with every constituency in the country except one, has backed the same sex marriage referendum by a considerable margin. The final vote in the Cork South West constituency was 56% Yes, 44% No the turnout was 61.7%. In actual numbers there were 37,107 votes cast in the constituency with 20,627 voting Yes, 16,225 voting No and 255 spoiled papers giving the Yes side a winning margin
Cork West Civil Defence Cyclists and Support team pictured at Mizen Head after completing a 650km cycle over four days from Malin Head. The cycle was in aid of Living Links – a West Cork Suicide Bereavement Group and The Friends of Jamie Wall. €4,000 has been raised so far from the cycle.
THE combined resources from An Garda Siochana, HSE National Ambulance Service, Fire Service, West Cork Rapid Response and the Red Cross organised a traffic collision simulation exercise in Bandon recently More than of 250 Transition Year students from three secondary schools in Bandon town, St Brogan’s College, Bandon Grammar School and Hamilton High School attended the road safety awareness exercise. Initially, all the students gathered in the clubhouse of Bandon
THE people of Clonakilty displayed amazing generosity recently when two fundraisers organised to provide assistance for children and families of the just-one organisation in Nepal in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes raised more than €14,000 between them. The Clonakilty Lions Club held a coffee morning at the Emmet Hotel and, in the space of a few hours, had raised more than €4,000. The just-one committee, with the help of
THE Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh has confirmed that funding of more than €300,000 has been confirmed for non-gaeltacht islands to the end of this year. There was an outcry from islanders late last year when it was announced that funding was due to be cut off this year with many claiming it could spell the end for viable communities on the islands in question.
Thanks Granny! – Proud Ellen wears granny’s Communion Dress 48 years on and it looks as good as new!
by Carol Gilbert THERE was no contest when Ellen O’Donovan was offered the choice of a brand new Holy Communion dress or of wearing her grandmother’s Holy Communion dress, first worn 48 years ago.
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.
A SIX-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was hit by a coach at Tonafora on the Bantry Road in Dunmanway. The accident happened at around 4pm; he was taken from the scene by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. The road was partially closed to traffic and Garda forensic collision investigators have examined the scene.
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.