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Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine spotlights Kinsale, Kenmare and the Beara Peninsula

by Stephen Johnson THE December issue of Lonely Plant Traveller magazine is touting Ireland as “one of the world’s hottest destinations for 2015″ and spotlights the Wild Atlantic Way. Lonely Planet Traveller was launched in 2008 and is the UK’s largest travel magazine, with a circulation of more than 60,000, and has been named Travel Publication of the Year. It’s feature article on the Wild Atlantic Way is certain to

Broadband plan gets clearer as new map launched

A NEW map service enabling people in West Cork to find out whether they will get high-speed broadband from a commercial operator or the State has gone live online at www.broadband.gov.ie. The online national and county maps that identify the homes, businesses and schools where commercial providers will deliver high-speed broadband access by the end of 2016. Under the plan, the State will invest in all the remaining areas to

Fashion Show at Casey’s of Baltimore raises funds for Cancer Connect

THE recent fashion show in aid of Cancer Connect organised by Valerie from Casey’s of Baltimore was a great success raising almost €4,000 for the charity. Marion Creedon Hegarty from Top Image in Cork was the compere and the shops involved featured gorgeous outfits and accessories which gave great ideas for the upcoming festive season . The shops featured on the night were Fiona’s, Violette House, Wish and local designers

Sheep’s head kids raise funds during festive season

THE CHILDREN on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula have been hard fundraising in the lead up to the festive season. At Rusnacahara NS, Ahakista the pupils and staff have been very busy over the last few weeks. “Well, the school held a Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ party for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The children wore some wonderful Halloween costumes to school on the day and raised €60,” Principal Noreen Tobin told

Jobseekers who get seasonal work assured over welfare payment

LOCAL jobseekers who avail of temporary seasonal work for up to eight weeks over Christmas should know that their social welfare payment will be immediately reinstated when the period of employment ends. West Cork Labour TD Michael McCarthy issued the reminder urging jobseekers to avail of any seasonal jobs that arise over the holidays. He said it is hugely important that people are aware there will be no delay in

Maria Immaculata Community College students visit Carbery Group

As part of the Schools in Businesss programme, 5th Year LCVP students from MICC were invited to Carbery Group, for an information session and tour of the plant. The Information session was given by Mike Larkin, Human Resources Manager at Carbery. The students learned about the company, its history, products and locations. They were then given a tour of the plant showing the cheese making and packaging areas. Pictured are

Bantry woman settles defamation case with Maureen O’Hara’s nephew

THE Bantry woman who was formerly PA to Hollywood star Maureen O’Hara during her time spent living in West Cork has settled a defamation action she brought against Ms O’Hara’s nephew Charlie FitzSimons. In the High Court lawyers for Mr FitzSimons with an address at Kinna, Sweden read out a personal apology to Carolyn Murphy from Bantry relating to a number of statements made by Mr FitzSimons about Carolyn Murphy.

Kenmare Wins All Ireland Pride of Place Award

by Stephen Johnson KENMARE won an All Ireland Pride of Place Award at a ceremony held in Ennis, Co. Clare last Saturday evening Kenmare won the award for the category of towns with a population of 1,500-4,000. The IPB Pride of Place competition, which began in 2003, focuses about people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities. In presenting the trophy to group of Kenmare

Courtmac lifeboat rescues stricken fishing vessel

THE Courtmacsherry lifeboat was called out on Sunday morning to go to the aid of a 90ft fishing vessel that had got into difficulties while fishing 35 miles off the coast of Seven Heads in West Cork and sought assistance. The lifeboat with a crew of seven volunteers were underway within minutes and headed to the scene of the casualty which was due south of the Old Head of Kinsale,