by Stephen Johnson SEAN Galvin’s Croke Park dream finally came true on Saturday, August 30. Sean grew up in Bandon, West Cork, where he played GAA football and hurling. Like every youngster in Ireland, Sean dreamed of someday playing at Croke Park, home of the GAA. Sean thought his dream was over when his family sold their family pub in Bandon a few years ago and moved to Florida.
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PLANS to relocate Bantry’s largest supermarket to a new development at the old railway pier, next to the former ESB offices have been rejected on appeal to An Bord Pleanála. The application to relocate Biggs SuperValu to the new development at Reenrour West was successfully appealed by Donal Hunt and An Taisce.
WEST Cork Labour TD Michael McCarthy has supported calls by a Labour Minister for Business and Employment that workers’ wage levels should increase as the economy continues to improve. “I agree with Minister Ged Nash when he says that we need a wage-led recovery and decent, sustainable jobs. As the economy improves, workers’ wage levels should also improve so that they are spending more in the local economy to sustain
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 12.36 this afternoon to go to the aid of a 46 ft Passenger Pleasure boat which encountered difficulties off Kinsale Harbour by Charles Fort. The Lifeboat with a crew of seven were underway immediately and together with the Kinsale RNLI Inshore Lifeboat reached the scene quickly.
The AIB Photojournalism Exhibition 2014, a collection of award-winning and highly commended images from the AIB Photojournalism Awards, is now on display in AIB Bank, Kinsale, until Friday 5th September. The awards, which are the annual awards of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, took place at a ceremony in the RDS, Dublin, in February and were presented by Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D.
IT’S that time of year again, the annual Bantry Fire Brigade Charity Car wash, time to get West Cork’s cars all shining again! The car wash takes place this Saturday, August 30th from 10am at the fire station, Bantry. This year the charities are: Bantry Inshore Lifeboat; Bantry Tidy Towns, Bantry Basketball Club and Bantry Tourism Association.
TG4 music and magazine series Féilte visits West Cork on its journey of discovery along the Wild Atlantic Way
TG4’s Féilte programme continues its nine-week tour of the hidden treasures along the Western seaboard – following the Fáilte Ireland-promoted 2,500 kilometre Wild Atlantic Way, beginning on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal and ending in Kinsale in West Cork. On Thursday, August 28th, presenter Síle Ní Bhraonáin is in West Cork to bring viewers the best of traditional music, song and dance, local cuisine and adventure activities –
by Stephen Johnson GLENGARRIFF’S The Ewe Experience and Kenmare’s Lace and Design Centre are prominently featured in the August issue of Cara, Aer Lingus’ in-flight magazine. The magazine has a monthly readership of more than 1.3 million passengers, including more than 300,000 Irish passengers.
NEXT month influential business leaders will convene in West Cork to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual OFFSITE event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP). Pictured at the launch are David Tuohy, WCDP with speakers Julia Lynes, Director of EazyCity and Fabien Peyaud, co-founder of Herdwatch. Offsite 2014 will run from 9am to 3pm on Monday 29th September at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery and tickets are available