The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 12.36 this afternoon to go to the aid of a 46 ft Passenger Pleasure boat which encountered difficulties off Kinsale Harbour by Charles Fort. The Lifeboat with a crew of seven were underway immediately and together with the Kinsale RNLI Inshore Lifeboat reached the scene quickly.
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The AIB Photojournalism Exhibition 2014, a collection of award-winning and highly commended images from the AIB Photojournalism Awards, is now on display in AIB Bank, Kinsale, until Friday 5th September. The awards, which are the annual awards of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, took place at a ceremony in the RDS, Dublin, in February and were presented by Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D.
IT’S that time of year again, the annual Bantry Fire Brigade Charity Car wash, time to get West Cork’s cars all shining again! The car wash takes place this Saturday, August 30th from 10am at the fire station, Bantry. This year the charities are: Bantry Inshore Lifeboat; Bantry Tidy Towns, Bantry Basketball Club and Bantry Tourism Association.
TG4 music and magazine series Féilte visits West Cork on its journey of discovery along the Wild Atlantic Way
TG4’s Féilte programme continues its nine-week tour of the hidden treasures along the Western seaboard – following the Fáilte Ireland-promoted 2,500 kilometre Wild Atlantic Way, beginning on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal and ending in Kinsale in West Cork. On Thursday, August 28th, presenter Síle Ní Bhraonáin is in West Cork to bring viewers the best of traditional music, song and dance, local cuisine and adventure activities –
by Stephen Johnson GLENGARRIFF’S The Ewe Experience and Kenmare’s Lace and Design Centre are prominently featured in the August issue of Cara, Aer Lingus’ in-flight magazine. The magazine has a monthly readership of more than 1.3 million passengers, including more than 300,000 Irish passengers.
NEXT month influential business leaders will convene in West Cork to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual OFFSITE event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP). Pictured at the launch are David Tuohy, WCDP with speakers Julia Lynes, Director of EazyCity and Fabien Peyaud, co-founder of Herdwatch. Offsite 2014 will run from 9am to 3pm on Monday 29th September at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery and tickets are available
BANTRY General Hospital has introduced an electronic referral system for GPs referring patients for public outpatient hospital appointments. Dr Brian Carey, Consultant Geriatrician at Bantry General Hospital said, “The consultants at Bantry General Hospital welcome this initiative, which aims to facilitate and streamline out-patient referrals. The hospital provides a very wide range of high quality out-patient services that continues to grow year on year. We hope that this initiative
Clonakilty is participating as usual in National Heritage Week from this Saturday 23rd to next Saturday 31st August. Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage has put an interesting programme together with a mix of indoor and outdoor events which was launched at the Museum on Monday evening last by Mayor Colette Twomey. All events during the week are completely free, although voluntary donations will be accepted at some.
Michael and Aileen O’Neill of Irish Atlantic Salt Ltd are celebrating the news that their Irish sea salt products have wowed judges at the Great Taste 2014 awards by being awarded three gold stars in the world’s largest and most rigorous food awards scheme that involves over 400 judges and thousands of hours of blind tasting.
DIABETES Ireland, Southern Office will hold a screening and information event in Scannell’s Pharmacy, Ballineen on Friday, August 29th. Any member of the general public is welcome to pop in between 10am and 4pm ( exc. Lunch 1pm to 2pm). The screening consists of a risk assessment and blood glucose testing, a simple five second test, which is a tool used to help identify people who may be at