A WEST Cork farmer was caught on the hop last week as a unique new arrival was born at the farm in Church Cross near Skibbereen. Local farmer David Cregan was shocked to discover that a newborn Friesian bull calf, delivered last week at the Ardralla farm was perfect in every way except that it was missing its front right leg.
THE discovery of a body in a river near Leap on Sunday last is being treated by gardaí as a tragic accident.
LAST Friday evening The Quest for the Little Norah book by Tom Lyons which records the history of the South West Junior football championship 1949-1997 was launched in the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen. The book is now available in book shops throughout West Cork.
THE Minister of State for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh has confirmed that funding for the non-Gaeltacht islands has been secured for the remainder of 2015. As reported in West Cork Times, the non-Gaeltacht islands which include six of West Cork’s seven inhabited islands were granted assurances that funding for community development offices on the islands would be in place as far as March 2015.
WORD is circulating in South Kerry that the future of the two Bus Eireann routes that connect Kenmare with nearby communities may be at risk. Both routes — 270 (Sneem-Kenmare-Killarney) and 282 (Killarney-Kenmare- Ardgroom-Castletownbere) — receive Public Service Obligation (PSO) subsidies.
SWIMMERS from Dunmanway and right across Cork will be delighted to hear that Minister for Sport Paschal Donohoe has signed off on plans for the new €6.1 million state-of-the-art swimming pool in in the town. The minister has approved a €3.8m grant to Cork County Council under the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme which will enable the council to proceed with construction.
Fourth Space, the inaugural exhibition at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre’s new building, opens on Saturday 31st January 2015. Fourth Space comprises sculptural and installation work by nine leading artists based in Ireland: David Beattie, Karl Burke, Rhona Byrne, Maud Cotter, Angela Fulcher, Mark Garry, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Dennis McNulty, and Liam O’Callaghan. Opening the exhibition is Sam Thorne, Artistic Director of Tate St Ives, with guest speakers Cllr Alan Coleman,
NEWS that there will be further delays to the sewerage works and flood works in Bandon was given to councillors last Monday at the Western Division meeting of Cork County Council. The transfer of assets from the council to Irish Water was accompanied with confirmation that Irish Water were seeking to redesign the sewerage scheme to make it more cost effective.
BALLINASCARTHY was a hive of activity recently for the official launch of the much awaited “Jeep for Jason”. Paschal Sheehy from RTE handed over the keys of the new top-of-the-range medically equipped emergency response vehicle to Dr Jason van der Velde in an absolutely packed to capacity Ballinascarthy Hall. The jeep was on show from 3pm that day and an estimated 2,500 people came to see it and to attend
THE X Factor Dunmanway was held on Saturday 10th January in the Parkway Hotel. Nineteen acts competed for the €1,000 first prize; it was a hugely successful event with more than 400 people attending.