THE Heineken Kinsale 7s takes place in Kinsale over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 30th April & 1st May and is always a popular festival for players and supporters with thousands of visitors expected in the seaside town. Now in its 28th year, the Heineken Kinsale 7s is Ireland’s largest rugby 7s tournament and builds on its success each year. It promises to be an action-packed weekend of competitive men
County Mayor says it’s “insulting to the people of Cork” as US congressmen attempt to block Cork – Boston flights
THE Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea has outlined his disappointment and wholeheartedly rejects a proposed US Bill which is to be put forward by four US Representatives to block the first US Flights to Cork from Boston by Norwegian Air International.
FIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Michael Moynihan TD says he is appalled following the revelation that some 750,000 homes and businesses will have to wait until 2022 before they get access to high speed broadband under the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP).
CORK ARC Cancer Support House’s annual Flag Day collections are taking place in the West Cork towns of Bantry, Ballylickey, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Macroom on Thursday 28th April, 2016.
MAYOR of the County of Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea, warmly welcomed Canadian Ambassador, Mr Kevin Vickers, to County Hall on Tuesday, April 26th. Ambassador Vickers made the special visit to present Cork County Council with €5,000, monies to contribute toward the upkeep of the Air India Memorial in Ahakista, West Cork.
IRELAND South MEP and member of the EU Transport Committee Deirdre Clune has met with CEO of Norwegian Airlines Bjørn Kjos in Brussels to discuss transatlantic flights from Cork to the US.
THE Irish Elderly Advice Network, a London-based charity for older Irish people, is bringing a delegation of 32 older Irish emigrants to West Cork between the 10th and the 14th of May.
The Clonakilty Easter Commemoration Committee will mark the centenaries of the executions of the 1916 leaders who have streets named after them in Clonakilty, with simple remembrance ceremonies in their honour on those streets, starting next week.
A UK Agricultural Engineering lecturer is to travel to Union Hall, Cork this July to undertake a challenge to rebuild a Massey Ferguson tractor in 24-hours, with a little help from colleagues and friends. The tractor will then be raffled off to raise funds for Union Hall RNLI.
by John Bohane THE Mayor of Cork County John Paul O’Shea officially opened the Michael Collins House which is located in Emmet Square, Clonakilty before a large crowd recently. The Georgian house, which was restored by Cork County Council includes a new museum which is dedicated to the life of Michael Collins and charts Ireland’s struggle for independence from the 1798 rebellion onwards. The beautifully restored house includes archive pictures,
HUNDREDS of people retraced the footsteps of more than 350 Irish Volunteers through mid-Cork on the same date 100 years ago – Easter Sunday, 1916. They assembled from various parts of Co. Cork in Kilmurry, just as happened a century earlier. The arrival of hundreds of armed men in the small village in 1916 was part of the largest mobilisation of the Cork Brigade of the Irish Volunteers, in what
Pictured at the Opening of the new Michael Collins Museum at Emmet Square, Clonakilty where Michael Collins once worked on the local newspaper was Great grandniece Emer O’Sullivan from Inniscarra posing with the Bust of her Grand Uncle General Michael Collins. Pic: Denis Boyle
Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Deputy Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has today called for councils to speed up the turnaround times for social housing units, following a report showing that showed the turnaround time in Cork County is 66 weeks – the highest in the state.
Registration Opens on Friday Evening 22nd April The countdown is on to the inaugural Minihan’s to Mizen fun cycle which takes place this Saturday 23rd April. The event which is aimed at seasoned cyclists and pleasure seekers alike will raise funds for local sports facilities.
Details of the partnership that sees the 16th annual Tour De Munster Charity Cycle once again “share the journey” with Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Munster Branches, were announced at Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre in Tralee, Co. Kerry on Saturday, April 16th, at an event attended by cyclists, friends and families connected to DSI.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea, will host the Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards on May 11th 2016 in County Hall.
ONE the most exciting and spectacular weekends on the Kinsale events is The Blue Haven Kinsale Vintage Rally, taking place 6th to 9th of May. With over 120 amazing Vintage cars on display in Kinsale over the weekend, it really is a fun filled family weekend worth seeing.
CLONAKILTY Tidy Towns volunteers are back in action for the 2016 season. On Good Friday, a number of them were delighted to welcome members of the junior Rugby Clubs who did a clean-up of the town centre area. Several volunteers did a cleanup on the N71 to Lisavaird as part of the recent KWD County Cleanup.
IRELAND South MEP Deirdre Clune has praised the Courtmacsherry Community Shop Committee members when she visited the premises on Friday last, April 8th. Many shops in rural areas and small villages have closed due to intensive price competition from large multiples and dwindling population bases. Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune says that government led incentives should be put in place to allow communities to reopen those shops.
UPWARDS of 550 people at this year’s West Cork Community Awards ceremony held in Bandon gave a standing ovation to the members of the emergency services and the many volunteers who came to the rescue of Bandon town during the devastating flooding episodes on December 5th and 29th last, caused by Storms Desmond and Frank respectively.
THREE fishermen were rescued on Sunday night (April 10th) in gale force conditions by volunteer lifeboat crew from Kinsale RNLI. The 20 metre beam trawler was forced onto the rocks at Moneypoint, at the entrance to Kinsale harbour, around 1800hrs this evening.
A life size replica of Patrick Cotter-O’Brien (1760-1806), “The Giant of Kinsale”, was presented to The Kinsale Museum by local engineering company Graepels Perforators & Weavers Ltd. The Picture-Perf® image is perforated in 2mm stainless steel and then powder coated in Anodic Brown architectural powder.
THE many volunteers and members of the emergency services who came to the rescue of Bandon during its double flooding episodes last December, are to be honoured at the 27th Annual West Cork Community Awards ceremony to be held in Bandon on Friday 8th April.
RTÉ has appointed Drimoleague native Dee Forbes as Director General following a recruitment process overseen by its board. Ms Forbes is currently President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Northern Europe, and will leave the role to become Director General of Ireland’s national public service media organisation. Raised in Drimoleague and schooled in Clonakilty Ms Forbes parents ran the East End Bar in Drimolegaue where she worked during her college
by John Bohane NEWLY elected Independent Councillor Danny Collins was elated to be co-opted onto Cork County Council following the election of his brother Michael to represent Cork South West following the recent general election. The Bantry based publican is hoping to carry on the good work his brother has achieved within the council chambers over the last two years before his subsequent election to the Dail.
STYLIST Aaron Healy from Wayne Lloyd Hair has been crowned ‘Irish Hairdresser of the Year’ following the coveted Irish Hairdressing Championships 2016, coined the Oscars of Irish Hairdressing.
Cork City and County Mayors to lay wreaths at National Monument The Lord Mayor of Cork and the Mayor of County Cork will join together on Easter Monday, March 28, to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument on Grand Parade, Cork City. The ceremony will be one of nine such synchronised ceremonies taking place at locations around the country at 1.15pm, the time that the first shots
by John Bohane Kalbos Cafe in Skibbereen town was recently crowned Best Cafe in Cork at the Irish Restaurant awards which were held in the Malton Hotel, Killarney. Kalbos Cafe were recognised for their beautiful produce and maintaining their consistently high standards which ensures they were deservedly crowned the Best Cafe in Cork. Siobhan Boyle, who is the proprietor at Kalbos Cafe was thrilled with their award.