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Hundreds brave the rain to remember Collins “The Colossus”

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.

Looking at Heritage through a visitor’s eye, West Cork’s first ever heritage and tourism conference

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

Lidl opens new store in Clonakilty

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.

Clonakilty animals to help recreate zoo at LauraLynn children’s hospice

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

Cape Clear islanders seek long-term solution to water supply problems

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

One dead, two found alive in major search operation off West Cork coast

  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,