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EU Commission move to begin arbitration over Norwegian Air license

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed moves by the EU Commission to launch an arbitration procedure over the failure of the US authorities to grant Norwegian Air Ireland a license to fly between Cork and Shannon to the United States. Speaking after she recently called on the Commissioner to begin arbitration, the Ireland South MEP and EU Transport Committee member Deirdre Clune said the move is unprecedented but necessary

Celebrate Lughnasadh on Bere Island this August

Come and celebrate the Celtic festival of Lughnasadh on Bere Island over the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August as part of the island’s celebrations for Heritage Week 2016. Join us on Bere Island, the largest of the west Cork Islands as we awaken and celebrate the ancient traditions associated with the festival of Lughnasadh which traditionally marked the beginning of the harvest season.

French Fine Wine & Dining Experience at Sheen Falls Lodge

Tucked away in Kenmare Bay, and perfectly situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, Sheen Falls Lodge is a five-star luxury destination that specialises in experiences with a difference. Those in search of an autumnal escape need look no further than Sheen Falls Lodge’s exclusive French Fine Wine & Dining evening taking place on Saturday, September 24th.     Sure to impress even the world’s most established food and wine connoisseurs, this special

Ilen River Blueway officially launched

Cllr Joe Carroll, deputising for the Mayor of the County of Cork officially launched the Ilen River Blue Way, which stretches from Baltimore to Skibbereen on Friday, July 22nd from Baltimore Harbour. This is the first Blueway developed by Cork County Council and is a relatively new concept in Ireland. Cork County Council will also manage, maintain and carry out a local inspection regime on the Ilen River Blueway, ensuring

The Gourmet Capital claims another title

Kinsale, well known for being the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, has now earned the title as the Wedding Capital of Ireland. Five of Kinsale’s most prestigious venues opened their doors recently for the official launch. The venues came together under the banner of ‘Love Kinsale’ to showcase Ireland’s most popular wedding destination. With the support of the Kinsale Chamber of Tourism, the venues, which include Acton’s Hotel, the Trident Hotel, The

Free bike tours in Clonakilty

THE Clonakilty Bike Scheme (the only such one in Ireland in a town of Clonakilty’s size) has decided to organise free guided cycle tours. People may participate on their own bicycle or if they don’t have one, hire one from the scheme at any of the local hotels or the Model Village.

Clon-born Fenian Captain Timothy Deasy remembered

IT was a hectic schedule on Monday and Tuesday 4th and 5th July for visiting American Bob Bateman and his wife Camille as they undertook a number of engagements locally in memory of his great-granduncle, famous Fenian, American civil war fighter, politician, policeman and businessman Captain Timothy Deasy who hailed from Farran, South Ring in the 1830’s. The couple had made contact initially four months ago with the then Clonakilty

Fáilte Ireland host Spanish media on back of new route to Cork

A GROUP of Spanish journalists, accompanied by a representative from Iberia Express will touch down in Cork Airport from Madrid today to find out what Cork can offer Spanish visitors when they arrive at the gateway to the South of Ireland.  It is hoped that the new summer service from Madrid to Cork will open up opportunities for Spanish tourists to see for themselves what the Wild Atlantic Way and

Top German media on gardening leave in West Cork

WEST Cork will take centre stage this week as a group of top German journalists who have a combined circulation and online readership of over 6 million will get to see for themselves what the south west has to offer.   The press trip, South West Gardens, was organised by Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and provides a great opportunity to highlight a number of Cork’s amazing gardens and

What a tee shot!

Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton, a regular visitor to the South West Of Ireland is pictured teeing off from the Fastnet Lighthouse to promote the The Wild Atlantic Way Golf Pass. The pass allows golfers to play four stunning Wild Atlantic courses, Kenmare, Bantry Bay, Skibbereen and Kinsale for just €99. For further information contact: Skibbereen Golf Club 028 21227 www.skibbgolf.com Bantry Golf Club 027 50579 www.bantrygolf.com Kenmare Golf Club

Cork Hotels invest €27 million collectively

CORK Hotels have invested heavily in the last 12 months and continue to invest in 2016 with up to €27m being spent on refurbishments, underlining their commitment to Cork’s conference & meetings industry.

Lifeguards patrolling Cork beaches for the summer

THE Cork County Beach Lifeguard Service came into effect on June 4th for the 2016 Season. The Beach lifeguards will be on patrol at the following beaches: The Warren, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Tragumna, Barleycove, Garrylucas, Garretsown, Garryvoe, Front Strand, Claycastle and Redbarn.

New Düsseldorf service takes off from Cork Airport

THE new Aer Lingus service between Cork and Düsseldorf is now underway with the official launch taking place at Cork Airport. The German Ambassador to Ireland H.E Matthias Höpfner officially launched the new service and was one of the first passengers to fly to Düsseldorf. He was joined by a delegation of Cork representatives which included Lord Mayor of Cork, Chris O’Leary and Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr

2016 Heineken Kinsale 7s kicks off

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

Promotion Beara information evening

Promotion Beara, the new tourism initiative aiming to promote the entire Beara Peninsula as a premier tourism destination, will be holding an information evening in the Beara Coast Hotel, Castletownbere on Tuesday May 3rd at 8pm.

Cork – US flights could begin in August

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.

Promotion Beara Information Evening

PROMOTION Beara, the new tourism initiative aiming to promote the entire Beara Peninsula as a premier tourism destination, will be holding an information evening in the Beara Coast Hotel, Castletownbere on Tuesday, May 3rd at 8pm.

Tourism VIPs Enjoy Wild Atlantic Way showcase

TOURISM buyers from across the globe are enjoying fact-finding tours around the country in the run up to Meitheal, Ireland’s largest tourism trade fair. The event, which is taking place in Dublin on 11th and 12th April is organised by Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland,

€100m investment for Wild Atlantic Way and Greenways

THE Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe have announced plans to create 50,000 new jobs in tourism and increase the number of visitors to €10 million a year. They outlined a new €100 million capital injection for the Wild Atlantic Way, and a nationwide greenways network as part of the plan.

Locals unimpressed by €18,500 Wild Atlantic Way “photo points”

THE installation of several Wild Atlantic Way “photo point” markers at various scenic locations along the West Cork coastline has been met with consternation from many tourism operators and local residents. The right-angled metal markers are designed to literally frame scenic photos at the various discovery points along the route and are accompanied by sturdy all-weather interpretive panels that give local and historical information as well as a local map.