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.
A CANCER patient at Bantry General Hospital had their diagnosis delayed due to errors in radiological investigations reported by a locum consultant radiologist at the hospital the HSE has confirmed to West Cork Times. In a statement to West Cork Times the HSE said, “The HSE has completed a review of radiological investigations reported by a locum consultant radiologist employed at Bantry General Hospital between May and September 2013.
TWO west Cork hikers affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal are due to arrive back in Ireland tonight. They are among an estimated 150 Irish tourists in Nepal when the 7.8 magnitude struck last Saturday. Christine MacMahon (30) and Ellen O’Connor (31) spent a week hiking in the Himalayas before making their way back to Kathmandu. The hiking duo had planned their dream trip for months before their departure,
MORE than 3,000 people attended a special hurling challenge match held at Cork’s Pairc Ui Rinn in aid of the “Friends of Jamie Wall” the charity set up to support the 23-year-old inter-county star and Kilbrittain clubman who was paralysed from the waist down by a rare illness last year.
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
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
A spontaneous standing ovation by over 500 people greeted the announcement that Dr. Jason van der Velde was selected as winner of the West Cork Person of the Year accolade at the 26th Annual West Cork Community Awards organised by The Opinion magazine and sponsored by Bandon Co-op.
TWO paintings by Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley that he painted with his feet were sold at auction for almost €120,000 recently by West Cork’s Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctioneers. Morgan appeared on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy prior to the sale to discuss the two Flatley paintings. Prompted by a growing demand for Irish Art at home and abroad, Skibbereen-based Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctioneers
THE Three Heads Tourism Development Association is a new grouping of West Cork Community Groups, Tourist Associations and individuals from the three West Cork peninsulas of Mizen, Sheep’s Head and the Beara Peninsula, who have come together to develop the potential of The Three Heads of West Cork as a destination on the Wild Atlantic Way. Speaking about the formation of the new association, Chairman Dr Denis Cotter said, “I