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Fairtrade Fortnight in Clonakilty

FAIRTRADE Fortnight continues until March 8th with this year’s theme being – “The Power is in your Pocket”. Clonakilty was Ireland’s first Fairtrade town and the local committee is appealing to the local businesses to promote Fairtrade items in their premises during Fairtrade Fortnight, by displaying them more prominently, and ensuring that stock doesn’t run out!

Kenmare Livestock Mart Celebrates 20th Anniversary

THE Kenmare Livestock Mart is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Dan McCarthy became manager of the Mart in 2004. The Mart holds sheep sales on Mondays and cattle sales on Thursdays and employs 16-18 employees on Mart days. McCarthy’s a busy man these days. He was electedto the Kerry County Council last year, a job he calls “thoroughly enjoyable. I can represent farmers on issues that are important to

Launch of exciting kenmare.ie website and new Beara cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way

AT the official launch on recently in the Brook Lane Hotel members of the Kenmare Marketing and Events Group – KMEG, launched the new, responsive www.kenmare.ie website and outlined plans for a new event The Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare. Sarah Durkin, Chairperson of KMEG urged those who were not members to become members. Thousands of cyclists from Ireland and around the globe are excited about the news of the

Kinsale’s Carlton Hotel put up for sale

KINSALE’S landmark four-star Carlton Hotel has been put on the market with agents Savills with a guide price of €4.25 million. The 70 bedroom hotel boats a scenic location overlooking Oysterhaven Bay just outside Kinsale and includes a 200 capacity ballroom, conference and banqueting facilities, a state-of- the- art leisure centre with a 20 metre swimming pool as well as 19 three-bedroom holiday houses fitted to a high standard.

Uillinn forum explores West Cork arts trail proposal

A Forum for the exchange of views took place at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre recently to discuss the possibility of utilizing the success of the Wild Atlantic Way and to extend this success into a Trail of Arts throughout West Cork from Beara Peninsula to Bandon.   The meeting was chaired by Declan Tiernan, Chairman West Cork Arts Centre, and attended by Alan Coleman, Cork County Mayor and Ian