THE Clonakilty Community Bike Scheme launched last June was awarded the “Overall Best Community Project” at the annual Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland (SEAI) awards in Dublin last week. Tom O’ Donovan of O’ Donovan’s Hotel and Michael O’ Neill of Fernhill House Hotel accepted the award on behalf of the Bike Scheme in the presence of Brian McSwiney of Sustainable Clonakilty, who nominated the Bike Scheme for the award. Sustainable
FAILTE Ireland has honoured Clonakilty for the town’s impressive performance in reaching out to visitors and creating the best possible tourism experience at the fourth annual Tourism Towns Awards which took place in The Morrison Hotel, in Dublin recently.
FROM Wednesday, December 2nd to Saturday, December 5th a pop-up-shop will be taking over 25 Bridge Street in Skibbereen. The shop is a charity shop selling a wondrous selection of bric-a-brac.], toys, accessories, books you name it! Perfect timing for picking up Christmas gifts and bargains.
Pictured at the cheque presentation at Fuller’s Centra in Union Hall who raised €6,049.58 at this year’s Pink Ribbon Walk were Chris Dyas, Bernie O’Regan, Ann O’Neill, Trish Hurley and Ingrid Fuller. Pic: Emma Jervis
AT the beginning of November The Donkey Sanctuary in Cork responded with urgency to a cry for help for seven donkeys and a mule in West Cork. Due to the owners ill-health and desperation, The Donkey Sanctuary were contacted to help with the care of eight animals. Donkey Welfare Adviser Katie Reed visited the home and was greeted by seven beautiful donkeys and a mule.
THE ceremony of switching on the Christmas lights in Clonakilty is due to take place this Saturday evening, 28th November, with very special guests from the Everyman Theatre’s Pantomine, Aladdin, at the helm.
MINISTER for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney welcomed agreement reached at today’s Task Force meeting on a new system for migrant workers in the fishing industry. The Minister, who also chaired the Task Force, provided details of the new arrangements which have been agreed. The Government Task Force was set up to address the situation of non EEA workers in the Irish Fishing Fleet.
THE organisers of the recent fundraising coffee day and cake sale at the Parish Centre, Clonakilty in aid of the three ASD classes at the local Gaelscoil have expressed their heartfelt thanks to all who made the day such a success. €4,300 was raised, with other donations coming in since.
SEVEN fishermen were rescued from a stricken fishing boat that ran aground in Glandore Harbour on Sunday night in severe weather conditions.
WEST Cork Sinn Fein Cllr Paul Hayes is calling on the public to contact the county council to highlight roads they feel need their speed limit reviewed. “Road safety and in particular the dangers of speeding drivers are a constant concern for road users. Many of the accidents on our roads are caused by motorists driving inappropriately fast on roads not suitable for such speeds,” he said.