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Allihies to Bunmahon Miners Trail walk

THE fourth annual Allihies to Bunmahon Miners Trail community challenge and charity walk?(the walk from A to B) takes place this year from August 15th to 22nd. The walk follows in the footsteps of our copper mining ancestors? through an eight-day, 250 km walk from the copper miming heartland of Beara to Waterford’s Copper Coast.

TD wants Top Gear show to drive the Wild Atlantic Way

WEST Cork Labour TD Michael McCarthy has invited the BBC’s motoring show Top Gear to tour the Wild Atlantic Way and “experience the untamed South Western coastline of Ireland”. The TD has written to the shows producers inviting them to tour what he called “this captivating coastal route” as part of their programme.

Holy Cross Church in Kenmare holds time capsule ceremony

by Stephen Johnson Hundreds of parishioners gathered at Holy Cross Church in Kenmare for a final ritual to mark the more than 150 years since the church was consecrated on 14th September 1864. Following a service in the church officiated by Diocese of Kerry Bishop Ray Browne , a steel capsule containing more than 1,000 letters and cards, photos, CDs, videos and news clippings was lowered into the ground next

Kerry County Council names new Kenmare road after Pat O’Connor-Scarteen

by Stephen Johnson KERRY County Council has voted to name the new Kenmare relief road after the late politician and businessman Pat O’Connor-Scarteen. O’Connor-Scarteen (1906-1989) was born in the town land of Scarteen, Blackwater. He spent his early years working on the family farm and at the family bakery and grocery store on Main Street in Kenmare. In his 20s, he emigrated, first to London and then to New York.

Brand ambassadors Sharon Crosbie and Tara Flynn, attend Kinsale Pink Ribbon registration day

IN Kinsale recently, brand ambassadors Tara Flynn, actress and writer, and jazz singer Sharon Crosbie lent their support along with Martin Shanahan of Fishy Fishy to the fourth Kinsale Pink Ribbon Registration and Open day. The Irish Cancer Society along with Trudy Mcgillicuddy and Fiona Loughran of Elite Pilates Kinsale gave invaluable advise on cancer related issues, health, fitness and good diet.