THE recent Christmas tree throwing event held in Leap has raised more than €1,000 for the Cancer Connect charity that transports patients from across West Cork to Cork city for treatment.
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Laochra Óg Hurling Club had their first anniversary celebrations in the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom recently. The day kicked off at 3pm last Sunday with a bouncing castle, zumba dancing, face painting, fast and furious sliotar shot speed, food and refreshments.
IMAGES of West Cork and Kinsale were beamed into the homes of more than 1.1 million Italians this recently, when an episode of MasterChef Italia – filmed here last summer – aired on Italian TV channel, Sky Uno.
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.
PEOPLE in Clonakilty are invited to a “free lunch” with a difference after church services this Sunday, February 1st at 12.30pm in O’Donovan’s Hotel, when top chefs from two of the towns famous restaurants will cook up meals made entirely from “rescued” ingredients donated by two local supermarkets.
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.
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
A 27-year-old Skibbereen native is in the money after scooping the €500,000 prize in the EuroMillions Plus draw. The winner, who wants to stay anonymous, had only recently returned to Ireland after working abroad and says he now plans to buy a house with the windfall.
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.
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.