BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) recently hosted a workshop on “Marine Litter and Derelict Fishing Gear” in the agency’s Seafood Development Centre (SDC) in Clonakilty. The main aim of the workshop was to assist the fishing industry to explore innovative ways to tackle marine litter at sea and onshore.
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Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Dr. Seán McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd will present at their upcoming Breakfast Briefing on Tuesday November 11th at 7:30am in the West Cork Hotel. The presentation, “European Funding for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020)” will focus on opportunities for Irish companies and will provide an overview of the European funding that is available for research and innovation. Horizon
A STROKE Support Group for adults living with the experience of stroke and their carers is being launched in West Cork in the West Lodge Hotel in Bantry on November 6th, 7.00pm -9.00pm. The event is open to all those affected by stroke. The launch event, hosted by the multidisciplinary therapy team at Bantry General Hospital and the Irish Heart Foundation, will be informative and of interest to patients, relatives,
FINE Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has received written confirmation from Irish water that a permanent solution is to be put in place to address the poor quality of public water supply available in Belgooly Co Cork. Jim Daly said that he has been receiving complaints from residents in the area over a number of years and he is glad to have received written confirmation from Irish
SIX popular West Cork pubs have retained their listing in the new-look 2015 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide just published. They are Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), An Súgan and Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Cronin’s (Crosshaven) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale).
The Sherkin Island community is preparing for an influx of visitors this coming week as the conferring of awards for the Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) BA in Visual Art Graduation ceremony takes place on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 1.30pm. Family and friends of the 18 graduating students will make their way to the island for this special occasion and to celebrate with the students and the island community
THE AGM of the Clonakilty section of the “Just One” charity, founded in 2004 by Clonakilty man Declan Murphy took place recently. Along with Declan himself and a number of local supporters attending, also present were Suti and Bimal from Just One in Kathmandu who had accompanied Declan on his recent fundraising trip home to West Cork. Declan outlined the ongoing work in Kathmandu at the school he set up
Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has received confirmation from the National Roads Authority that a safety report is to be carried out in relation to the condition of the popular walkway located on the Schull Road, Skibbereen. The NRA has requested Cork County Council to investigate and report to their office as soon as possible in relation to the safety standards for pedestrian users.
CORK Southwest Fine Gael TD has confirmed that the Courts Service has been summoned to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee in relation to the proposed closure of Skibbereen Courthouse. Deputy Daly confirmed that he has lobbied his party colleague and chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice David Stanton TD to invite the Irish Courts Service to appear before the committee to answer questions relating to their intention to
THE Bantry Bay Lions hosted a dinner celebration for the winners of the All-Ireland 2014 Intel Youth Enterprise Ideation competition. The Beara Community School in Castletownbere, represented by Daniel O’Neill, John O’Donoghue, Nicole Elphick, Caitriona Anne Nee, Jayden Murphy and David O’Driscoll.