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Bandon water infrastructure projects finally to go ahead

IRISH Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council are set to progress the Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network projects it has been announced. The project represents an investment of €7 million and is a merger of the previously named Bandon Sewerage Collection Scheme and the new Bandon Water Main Rehabilitation project. It will also allow for the provision of storm water network in areas of overlap with the

Clonakility in the running for top tourism town

Clonakility has been named on the shortlist for the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Towns Awards. The competition, in place since 2012, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community have worked hard to enhance their appeal to tourists. As part of their shortlisting, the selected towns will be subject to a series of unannounced inspections from a team of “secret shoppers” who will visit the towns and

New magazine Clonakilty Living portrays the cosmopolitan town of Clonakilty in West Cork

CLONAKILTY Living, a new magazine born in the cosmopolitan West Cork town of Clonakilty, has launched its first edition. The twice yearly publication reflects the unique vibe that attracts people to Clonakilty; from its people, vibrant culture and inclusiveness, to the food, music and beaches. The magazine is aimed at a wide audience of people locally, nationally and around the globe where a small town’s stories may resonate with people

E Bandon Enterprise Centre offers cost effective and convenient office space for businesses

E Bandon Enterprise Centre, funded and supported by Cork County Council, Bandon Chamber of Commerce and Bandon Credit Union, boasts office space and meeting/training facilities for start ups and expanding businesses in the Bandon area. Centrally located in South Main Street, E-Bandon enables companies to develop and grow in dedicated office space, with a variety of desk and office configurations. The aim of the ECentre is to provide a flexible

Irish Water is good for West Cork says Jim Daly

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has claimed that West Cork is reaping significant rewards as a result of setting up a single utility company to manage and improve water services across Ireland. The local TD was speaking following confirmation he received from Irish Water that they intend to invest €400,000 in the water network of Dunmanway. Mr Daly said, “This is another great news story for

Olden Ways Festival on Whiddy Island

Whiddy islanders are inviting visitors to celebrate the island’s past with a weekend of activities at the island’s Olden Ways Festival (11th-12th July). Whiddy gained national coverage this year with the broadcast of TV3’s acclaimed Islanders series. The show, which gained nationwide acclaim, focused on a year in the life of islanders Tim and Danny O’Leary, and generated a lot of interest in island life today and its links to

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