THE Castletownbere Development Assoc (CDA) will launch the 2015 Castletownbere Christmas Newsletter & Calendar on Sat 28th Nov @ 8:30pm in Twomey’s Ivy Bar. I know your next issue is not out until the 1st December so perhaps you could give this a mention on your website or Facebook page. The CDA wishes to acknowledge and thank Sandra O’Shea, Dorothy Brophy and Michael Downey who, each year, put in a colossal effort
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AT least 128,589 people across Cork will begin to receive the Christmas bonus payment for the second time since 2009. This includes 48,762 people on the State Pension, 19,284 Jobseekers, 14,380 Disability Allowance and 7,288 Carers allowance.
LOCAL Labour TD Michael McCarthy is urging local shoppers to but Irish this Black Friday weekend. Black Friday has a reputation of being the biggest shopping day of the year. Stores have traditionally offered incredible bargains to lure shoppers into stores and, while the phenomenon started in the US, Irish shoppers have started to avail of the deals available in Irish stores and online.
UCC has become the first university in Ireland to offer free legal information to startups with the launch of its new IT Law Clinic. Twelve postgraduate law students work together with academic staff and established law firms including McCullagh Wall, Ronan Daly Jermyn and O’Dowd Solicitors, responding to legal questions from startups, from protecting copyright to ensuring websites comply with data protection law.
Natasha Eckel from Foilakilla, Bantry, has been awarded the Bantry Credit Union Third-Level Education Scholarship for 2015. Natasha is the 13th winner of the scholarship, which is worth up to €6,000 over four years.
First Irish-American couple choose Ballinacurra House and Kinsale to Host Ireland’s 1st Humanist Same Sex Wedding
AFTER the initial euphoria and groundbreaking Marriage Equality Referendum in May this year – the rush was on this week as couples exchanged vows after the equality laws became legal. Ireland’s first humanist (non-religious) same sex wedding took place in Kinsale at Ballinacurra House on Saturday, 21st November; the award winning private estate – where Raymond Davidson and Daryl Gunning completed the legalities.
TWO hundred years ago a man called George Boole, now hailed as a forefather of the Computer era, was born. He became professor of Maths at UCC in the year The Model School was built and set about changing the way people thought about thinking. He believed that there was logic to everything and he led the way to the development of a logical computer language. In 2013 the “Digital
100 Years of Hope is a book of stories of strength, courage and resilience through the years in Beara edited by Linda Stevens.
IRISH Water has revealed that more than €228 million will be invested in Cork’s water infrastructure in a major programme of work to upgrade water and wastewater infastructure. Irish Water confirmed that they have developed and prioritised a major programme of work which will address the serious deficiencies that exist across Cork’s water supply schemes. They say this investment is key to supporting continued social and economic development across Cork.
CIARÁN O’Sullivan, Droumgarriff, Glengarriff (KiwiCutz) entered the, “Ireland Alfaparf Fantastic Gents Hair Stylists Awards 2015” in the Double Tree Hotel Dublin recently. This category required a stylist to “produce a high fashion look suitable for the cover of a magazine”.