by Stephen Johnson AMERICAN football star Sean Galvin, who grew up in Bandon will return home to Ireland this weekend to play in the Croke Park Classic. Sean is the kicker for the University of Central Florida, which will play the Penn State University, in Croke Park on Saturday afternoon.
HUNDREDS turned up despite the rain at a wet and windy Béal na Bláth to hear veteran broadcaster and rugby pundit George Hook deliver the 2014 Michael Collins commemoration address. Mr Hook was welcomed by members of the Collins family including Dermot Collins and Helen Collins and the event was attended by a number of politicians including Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney; County Mayor, Alan Coleman and MEP Deirdre Clune.
WEST Cork Development Partnership will host West Cork’s first ever Heritage and Tourism Conference, titled ‘Looking at Heritage through a Visitor’s Eye’ at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre in Drimoleague on Friday 12th September from 9am to 4.30pm. Local and regional tourism and heritage stakeholders in West Cork will come together at the recently opened, unique venue, to focus on how the distinctive West
DISCOUNT supermarket chain Lidl has opened its newest store in Clonakilty bringing the German retailer’s total number of stores in Ireland to 141. The store is located on Inchydoney Road and represents a new look, ultra modern design and also boasts an on site bakery.
A number of Clonakilty’s Jungle City animals will be travelling to visit the LauraLynn House, Ireland’s only children’s hospice in Dublin as part of a hugely coordinated project for their Family Fun Day. The idea is the brainchild of Michelle Hartnett, the Play Specialist at LauraLynn. Upon meeting with Ger O’Donovan from the Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness Festival, the two came to an agreement to do everything possible
THE Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens in Clonakilty has recently been awarded four star status by Failte Ireland. General Manager, Teresa O’Neill said, “We decided to go for our fourth star as we have been winning numerous awards recently including a tripadvisor traveller choice award which less than 1% of hotels in the world win.
RESIDENTS on Cape Clear are asking Cork County Council to put in place a long-term plan to deal with water supply problems that have repeatedly occurred on the island in recent summers, with this year appearing to be the worst yet. According to Ed Harper, People Before Profit representative and a 35-year resident who runs a goat farm on the island, “normal life and business are grinding to a
THE West Cork Municipal District of Cork County Council has released the plans for the long-awaited public realm improvements proposed for Skibbereen. The works will be carried out under the Part 8 planning process which are subject to a public consultation process.
LEADING West Cork company SouthWestern has been bought by Capita, the UK’s biggest support services company. Capita has acquired SouthWestern, the leading domestic provider of outsourced managed services in Ireland from private equity group Ion Equity, for €35m
THE body of a 66-year-old man has been recovered from the water off the West Cork Coast after two other people were rescued alive as part of a major search and rescue operation. He was named as Douglas Perrin, a retired teacher from Oxfordshire in England who had moved to West Cork three years ago. The major air and sea search was initiated at 9pm when a Drascombe Lugger,