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Skibbereen Credit Union Wild Atlantic Year Photo Competition a huge success!

CONGRATULATIONS to the first winners of our Wild Atlantic Year Photo Competition, Ellen Logan and Carla Sheehy seen here at the recent presentation of their prizes, a canvas print of their photo. Ellen, from Schull is an avid photographer and Carla who is only 10-years-old shows a skill beyond her years. Both photos captured the beauty and ruggedness of our local coastline. We were thrilled with the response to the

Bantry Development & Tourism AGM

The Bantry Development & Tourism held their AGM last Tuesday, 24th March. The Chairman outlined the work done during the year including developing the new website www.VisitBantry.ie and managing the www.bantry.ie website. With the support of Cork County Council and Failte Ireland they managed the Bantry Tourist Office from May to October with 20,000 visitors.

Contracts signed for new Dunmanway Swimming Pool

THE long wait for Dunmanway’s new swimming pool is finally at an end. Dunmanway based independent county councillor, Mr Declan Hurley is delighted to confirm, that contracts have been signed this week by the chief executive of Cork County Council and the contractor’s MMD for the construction of the new Swimming Pool in Dunmanway. According to councillor Hurley, “Construction is expected to commence in early April and consists of the

€440,000 investment in Cork seafood processing

THERE was good news for the seafood sector this week with news that €440,000 in grants from the Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme have been allocated to Cork based companies. The grants approved include €51,132.00 for Ballycotton Seafoods; €118,500 for Good Fish Processing (Carrigaline) Ltd.; €198,032.10 for Keohane Seafood Ltd. (Bantry) and €71,896.80 for Shellfish De La Mer (Castletownbere).

West Cork employees honoured at national Centra awards ceremony

TWO Centra employees from West Cork were recently honoured at the inaugural Pride of Centra Awards 2015. Eoin Hurley (Kevin O’Leary’s Centra Bandon) and Bernadette O’Regan (Fuller’s Centra Union Hall) attended the special awards ceremony in Croke Park. The Pride of Centra Awards were developed to recognise Centra employees for their commitment and dedication shown in the workplace. The awards were established to acknowledge the Centra employees who consistently live

Kinsale launches 2015 calendar of events

KINSALE Chamber of Tourism & Business launched its schedule of headline events for 2015 and new website www.kinsale.ie at a reception at Ballinacurra House sponsored by The Kinsale Gourmet Academy and Private Label Wines. As the start / finish point of the Wild Atlantic Way, Kinsale has a lot to celebrate as it was recently awarded Failte Ireland’s “Best Small Tourism Town 2014” and was shortlisted “Top Irish Foodie Town