A THREE-year-old child has died following a farm accident near Drimoleague in West Cork. It is understood the boy was trapped by a mechanical digger in the farmyard and suffered serious crushing injuries sometime after 10.30am on Friday morning at the farm in Aughaville, about four miles west of Drimoleague.
THE board of the Bantry Credit Union have confirmed that they will commence to provide Credit Union services for the people of the Beara Peninsula. The decision was made at their recent board meeting where it was also agreed to open the office on Friday August 1st for the purpose of opening accounts; it was also confirmed that they will operate from the existing premises in Castletownbere.
LIFEBOAT crew with Castletownbere RNLI launched yesterday (30 July 2014) to help a couple who had become injured when the 40 ft yacht they were sailing on, at Laurence’s Cove, got into difficultly. On arriving at the scene, the lifeboat crew had to board the vessel and treat the injured woman before bringing the couple to safety at Castletownbere harbour in Cork.
FIGURES released by the CSO show that there was a further fall in Live Register figures in July compared with figures for July 2013. The Live Register has fallen by 11.51% in the county overall, with decreases of 11.39% in Bandon, 10.52% in Bantry, 10.50% in Skibbereen and a drop of 7.73% recorded in Kinsale.
A LORRY driver whose truck collided with a cyclist near Macroom in August last year leaving the man paralysed has been sentenced to three years in prison. Tim Walsh (49) from Glanworth Co. Cork pleaded guilty to dangerous driving which left cyclist Vincent O’Driscoll (31) receiving serious injuries.
A new sculpture commissioned by Cork County Council on behalf of the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government was recently erected on the Railway Pier, Bantry. Entitled “Odyssey”, this piece is intended to reflect the illusive beauty of West Cork, symbolising not only the wild beauty of the surrounding countryside but also the historic affinity between Bantry and Bantry Bay. Its theme revolves around acknowledging life brought from
TOURISM in West Cork is set to receive a boost with news of an ambitious multi million euro redevelopment in Castlefreke, Owenahincha. Owenahincha has long been a holiday retreat for Cork City dwellers in the summer months but parts of it have lacked investment in recent years.
THE Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat has successfully completed its rescue of the Stricken 66 ft Belgium Yacht “Tom” that sought help at 3.20pm on Monday afternoon, 23-miles south east of Courtmacsherry Bay. The Lifeboat took the casualty in tow at 4.20pm and later berthed the large Schooner at the Courtmacsherry Pier. The yacht was on passage from Newlin in Cornwall to Ireland when it’s engines failed.
HUNDREDS of concerned members of the Berehaven Credit Union (BCU) which closed last week turned out to demonstrate in Castletownbere at the weekend at what they say is the loss of a crucial local service. The crowd gathered to demand answers and seek a solution that would enable credit union services to continue in Castletownbere is some form.
WITH the tourist season in full swing and visitors from home and abroad flocking to West Cork, citizens in Clonakilty are once again calling on the authorities to tackle the unpleasant smell that has wafted over the town at times during the hot weather. According to Irish Water the cause of the stench is a build up of sludge at the local wastewater treatment plant. Irish Water says that