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Ludgate@Skibbereen Wins €50,000 in funding to support digital community initiatives

Ludgate@Skibbereen are proud to announce that they are the lucky recipients of a €50,000 fund through the REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zones) pilot scheme via the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA) fund. Ann Phelan, TD Minister of State for Rural Affairs announced the €3,758,479 in funding on Tuesday for the REDZ pilot scheme where recipients were selected on a competitive basis. This pilot is a result of the work

Castletownbere and Skibbereen get €100k under rural REDZ plan

ALMOST €100,000 has been awarded to two West Cork towns in a bid to help them become Regional Economic Development Zones (REDZ). It was confirmed today that Castletownbere and Skibbereen are receiving €44,500 and €50,000 each as part of their selection as one of 26 new REDZ pilot projects around the country.

The Real Harvest Supper

by Carol Gilbert   IT’S an event that happens each October in Skibbereen. The celebration of bringing in the harvest in this rural community is marked on a Friday in October in Abbeystrewry Church of Ireland. The church community provide a Turkey Supper which is enjoyed by hundreds and often into double figures. Five hundred takeways are packed and carted off as soon as the side doors of the hall

Kilmackilloge Wild Atlantic Way discovery point to be refurbished

THE Kilmackillogue “Discovery Point” on the Wild Atlantic Way is set for a refurbishment as part of the ongoing development of the popular tourism route. The refurbishment is part of a €3.5 million investment plan for the development of the 2,000km route, which stretches from Donegal to Cork.

Startup Gathering 2015 event at E-Bantry

AS part of the Start-up Gathering 2015, E-Bantry Enterprise Centre is planning an Open Morning to showcase the facilities and supports available at the centre to start-up businesses in the area. The Open Morning will take place on Thursday, October 8th from 10am -1pm, and will offer members of the community the opportunity to learn more about the superb facilities at E Bantry. E-Bantry staff will be available to offer

€30 million rural investment package promised

THE Government has announced a new “Village/Town Renewal Scheme” which will run for six years from 2016 with a budget of €30 million. A statement announcing the scheme said, “The Government is keenly aware of the impact the economic downturn has had on towns and villages throughout Ireland and is committed to addressing this in a proactive way. Research conducted by the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas

Clon All Ireland unlimited road bowlers honoured by Mayoral Council

THE 13 bowlers from Clonakilty’s COPE and CoAction centres who participated in the All Ireland Unlimited Road Bowling Finals at Aughagower, Co Mayo on 8th -10th September last, were honoured by the Clonakilty Mayoral Council at a special ceremony held at O’Donovan’s Hotel last recently. Mayor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin welcomed everyone, praising the achievements of all the bowlers, and commending their families and support workers at the CoAction and COPE

Kinsale student’s work “most imaginative” in Fyffes competition

by Niamh Herlihy   SCOIL Naomh Eltin student Saoirse Hayes from Kinsale was celebrating recently after her work was named “most imaginative” in a national competition run by banana importers Fyffes. The eight-year-old based her idea around the concept of using a steel shipping container to provide a multi-sensory space at school.   The competition was launched to promote a free-to-download, educational app Go Bananas, to inspire healthy eating among

Two Kinsale restaurants make the Michelin grade

Kinsale restaurant Bastion has been awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2016 just published. Michelin Bib Gourmand awards recognise those establishments that offer good food at affordable prices of €40 or less for a three-course meal.