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Fears for safety of schoolchildren along Kenmare road

by Stephen Johnson NORMA Moriarty, a Kerry County Councillor who teaches at Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine in Kenmare, says she has witnessed many near misses involving cars and pedestrians outside her school and the nearby National School on busy Railway Road.   The Kerry County Council has been urged to prioritise safety by widening the road outside the schools where local people say the situation “is an accident is waiting to happen”.

Clonakilty to turn pink to fight breast cancer

THE people of West Cork have been asked ‘to go pink’ for the annual Pink Ribbon Walk for Action Breast Cancer at Fernhilll House Hotel and Gardens in Clonakilty on Bank Holiday Monday the 26th of October.

Eyeries features in UK advertising campaign

THE picturesque West Cork village of Eyeries has been selected to feature on posters and adverts in Tourism Ireland’s latest UK advertising campaign highlighting the Wild Atlantic Way. Tourism Ireland in Britain is partnering with Aer Lingus this month, to promote flights to Cork Airport and the adverts are highlighting the “colourful towns, lush landscapes, deserted beaches and jutting peninsulas” of County Cork and Cork city “known as Ireland’s culinary

New study documents threat to MacGillycuddy’s Reeks

by Stephen Johnson THE thousands of walkers on the pathways along with climate change and huge numbers of sheep driving out the deer, are contributing to the deterioration of the MacGillicuddy Reeks. Each month, thousands of people climb the pathways on the Reeks, the home of Ireland’s highest peaks.

Ireland’s first National Digital Week to be held in Skibbereen West Cork

IRELAND’S first ever National Digital Week will take place from November 3rd – 8th in Skibbereen in the heart of West Cork, with more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, digital marketers, technology enthusiasts and those embarking on a digital journey, expected to attend. National Digital Week aims to develop entrepreneurship by making digital accessible for all, and is the first of its kind in a non-urban area in Ireland. It caters for

Mayor launches girst “age friendly town plan” for Cork in Kinsale

THE Mayor of County Cork Cllr John Paul O’ Shea recently launched “The Kin sale Age Friendly Town Plan” at the Blue Haven Hotel in Kinsale. The Kinsale Age Friendly Strategy has been up and running since 2014, when Kinsale became the only town in Cork County (and one of eight nationally) to be selected to take part in the Age Friendly Town Strategy for 2014/15.

New CUH children’s unit a step closer

THE paediatric ward at Cork University Hospital has moved into a newly-built bright and spacious modular unit while the existing department is being refurbished and extended to create a new ultra-modern facility.