FOLLOWING on from three very successful years, the fourth annual ‘Rosscarbery Steam Engine’ 5km Fun Run will take place on Saturday October 18th at 5pm. This year’s run is particularly special as it marks 100 years since the death of the Irish and USA Champion 400-metres champion runner, T.J. O’Mahony, the Rosscarbery native in whose honour the event was created.
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IRELAND’S only adventure race which gives 100pc of the proceeds to charity, will take place along part of the spectacular West Cork leg of the Wild Atlantic Way, this October. ‘SCAR’ – the Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race – has already signed up a number of top Irish adventure athletes, including Fiona Meade, Chris Caulfield and Jerry O’Sullivan.
LOCAL retailers throughout West Cork can celebrate the dawn of a new era for their business thanks to a new Irish company, Local Gift Cards which has been launched by Clonakilty based Maria Carolan. Givealocalgiftcard.ie provides retailers and service providers with the opportunity to offer gift cards to customers from all over the world. The service has already been rolled out to towns throughout west Cork with this due to
Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean will be taking place in September. Clean Coasts is teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy again for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Last year 645,015 volunteers in 92 countries removed 5,580 tonnes of marine litter from the world’s oceans.
AND here it is, a celebration of the arts and wellbeing for everyone to share in West Cork’s contribution to World Mental Health Day and there’s so much going on it will be a “Week like this”. Inspirational speakers, drama performances, music, visual art, creative writing and drama workshops are all part of the region’s very own ‘Week like this’. West Cork Mental Health Forum has joined forces with the HSE
Pictured are Jim O’Mahony of Blue Haven Food Company; Eamon Howell, Trading Director of Musgrave Retail Partners and Aoife McGowan of Blue Haven Food Company at the expansion announcement of Blue Haven Food Company and its long-term distribution contract with Musgrave Retail Partners.
FORTY-eight enthusiastic members of the Skibbereen Luncheon Club were welcomed to the newly refurbished and extended premises by Service Manager, Aine Minihane recently. “Over coffee old friends were re-acquainted and it was clear to see that new friendships were being forged”, said Aine.
LOCAL Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has criticised the National Roads Authority and the stated position of their programme manager Gary Lynch in relation to the condition of the road surface at Leap. In a letter issued by the NRA in response to Deputy Daly’s representations, Mr Lynch stated that “strengthening works have been identified on the N71 in Leap and the works are currently scheduled to be undertaken in
IFA Deputy President and Countryside Chairman Tim O’Leary has welcomed Communications Minister Alex White’s recent comments that the delivery of high speed broadband to all parts of Ireland is a top priority for Government.
ONE of the world’s largest sailing vessels visited Bantry Bay recently, the latest in a succession of cruise ships to visit West Cork this summer. The five-mast Club Med 2 cruise ship carrying more than 600 passengers and crew using ultra-modern computer controlled sail technology along with more traditional diesel engines.