CORK County Council has backed a motion calling for the route of the Wild Atlantic Way to be extended to include the coastal route from Clonakilty to Timoleague. Asking for support for the motion from Council colleagues, Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hayes highlighted the fact that the route currently bypasses this headland “of incredible natural beauty” where active communities work hard to promote the area.
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LOCAL Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has raised the issue of the Clonakilty Hospital junction on the N71 with Cork County Council and the National Roads Authority with a view to having a safety audit carried out at this junction. Deputy Daly pointed to access to Clonakilty Hospital as a major issue and concern for staff and relatives of patients who are forced to use this dangerous entrance often on
According to the latest CSO figures the total number of trips to Ireland increased by 12.3% to 2,126,600 – an overall increase of 233,600 compared with figures from April to June 2013.
THERE was a carnival atmosphere in Dunmanway at the weekend and a huge turnout for the much anticipated West Cork Masters v Republic of Ireland Over 40s soccer match. Among those playing for the visitors on the day were Irish soccer legends Paul McGrath, Niall Quinn and Ronnie Whelan.
THE finale of the upcoming Ardfield Festival which runs from August 3rd will see one of West Cork’s iconic landmarks, the Galley Head Lighthouse, open to the public as part of a special gala day on Sunday, August 10th. The “Gala Day at the Galley” will feature music, stalls, family fun and the unique opportunity to climb the lighthouse free of charge.
THE current fishing quota system needs a radical overhaul to attract more young people into the industry and make fishing communities along the West Cork coast viable into the future, that’s according to the Beara branch if Young Fine Gael. Chairman of the group Wayne O Sullivan said that the current system which uses a monthly fishing quota simply does not work.
CORK County Council’s Beacon Retail Programme for 15 Dunmanway retailers was completed in the town recently. The programme commenced in early March this year and following an onsite meeting with the business owners in the town, a strategic working document was tailor made for each individual outlet. This document was designed by an external expert team who specialise in the retail industry and for the duration of the programme,
DUNMANWAY Library’s “Knit & Natter” Summer Exhibition 2014 has gone on display in Dunmanway Library for the summer months. For those of you who haven’t seen the extraordinary knitted artworks created by the group, the library exhibition should be on your list of things to see this summer.
BANDON’S Old Market Shopping Centre, the former home of Caulfields SuperValu before their move to the Riverview Shopping Centre is on the market with agents Downing Commercial.
WHIDDY Island plays host to an exciting food festival this weekend (July 18th – 20th) as the Bank House on Whiddy joins forces with the Frank Moynihan cookery school to celebrate local food at the inaugural “Symphony of the Sea” festival. Frank is well-known from his practical and tasty tips about cookery on Gay Byrne’s RTÉ Radio One, and has a passion for sharing his cookery skills with others.