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Clonakilty 1798 Commemoration

On Friday 19th June the annual “Battle of the Big Cross” commemoration was held at Asna Square, Clonakilty at the statue to the United Irishmen leader Tadhg Ó Donnabháin Asna. Organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, (who took over the commemoration after the abolition of the Town Council), it’s Cathaoirleach John Loughnan chaired proceedings.

Full telecommunications service restored to Sherkin Island

LOCAL TD Noel Harrington has confirmed that repairs have been completed on the submarine telecommunications cable to Sherkin Island following his representations to senior management in Eircom. This has been a challenging task for Eircom and their contractors waiting for the right combination of weather tides and wind to restore a full capacity service to all the islanders.

New Garda vehicles for West Cork

THE West Cork area is set to receive 13 Garda cars in 2015 according to local Fine Gael TD Noel Harrington. Seven cars have been issued to West Cork so far this year with six due to be issued in the coming weeks. In addition to this 2015 allocation, €27.5 million was invested in new Garda vehicles between 2012 and 2014.

Rosscarbery brother’s business scoops Bank of Ireland/ IGNITE Business of the Year Award

A WEST CORK business, Ireland’s premier Bitcoin exchange, Bitcove has received the accolade of Bank of Ireland/ IGNITE Business of the Year Award 2015. Bitcove, along with 10 other enterprising young businesses, was recognised at the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme Awards and Showcase held at the Aula Maxima in UCC on Wednesday 24th June. The top award, the Bank of Ireland/ IGNITE Business of the Year Award 2015, was

Fifth annual Tour de Munster Charity Cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland officially launched

LISMORE Castle Gardens & Gallery was the stunning venue for the official launch of the 15th Annual Tour de Munster cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI). The four-day charity cycle, which was launched by cycling legend Sean Kelly, takes place from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th August, and will see 100 amateur cyclists cycle over 600km around the six counties of Munster, raising funds for the Munster branches

Carers honoured by the Bandon Red Cross

TEN local carers were recognised recently by the Bandon Branch of the Irish Red Cross for their commitment, support and care for a loved one at a special awards ceremony held in the Munster Arms Hotel. More than 100 people attended the ceremony which included special guests Denis Hayes and his family, the Mayor of Cork County Cllr Alan Coleman, Chair of the Bandon/ Kinsale Municipal District Cllr Kevin Murphy

Seven days to go…the countdown is now on to the Cork Kerry Food Forum 2015. 

Over 5,000 people are expected to pass through Cork City Hall this Sunday which is open to public from 12-6pm. Admission is free for all the family with over 70 local Artisan food producers from both counties exhibiting & sharing their culinary delights. For the grown ups, Supervalu Ambassador, Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon will be giving cookery demos & answering all of your foody questions. For the kids we have

Kenmare GPs sign up to offer free care for children under six

by Stephen Johnson ALL six GPs at the Kenmare Medical Centre have registered to provide parents with free care for their children under six under a new HSE scheme that goes into effect on July 1st. The six are: Dr Rory O’Driscoll; Dr Bernie O’Driscoll; Dr Hilda Crushell; Dr Rose Crushell; Dr Aideen Russell and Dr Maria Quille.

TD seeks stamp of approval for Wild Atlantic “passport”

THE Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) is to get a further boost next year as Fáilte Ireland have confirmed to local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly that they will consider implementing a WAW “passport” in next years work programme. Deputy Daly said he was delighted to receive such a positive response from Fáile Ireland after he submitted the proposal to Minister Paschal Donohoe for consideration. ??Jim Daly said, “The whole idea

Continuing fall in local live register figures

THE latest figures from the CSO show there has been a 12.74% fall of people signing on the Live Register in Cork County in the past year. There were declines across Cork South West with Bandon, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Skibbereen all showing evidence of falls of more than 15%.