Many of Skibbereen’s local businesses joined forces, with the Ludgate Hub, to welcome the new tenants to Skibbereen & surrounds by donating, generous offers encouraging them to sample what the area has to offer. The vouchers consisted of a range of offerings including; 10-30% off products & services, a free ‘welcome to town’ pint, free coffees and lite bites, free car washes and beauty treatments.
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WEST Cork will take centre stage this week as a group of top German journalists who have a combined circulation and online readership of over 6 million will get to see for themselves what the south west has to offer. The press trip, South West Gardens, was organised by Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and provides a great opportunity to highlight a number of Cork’s amazing gardens and
Rosscarbery Ladies Football Club are holding their annual fundraising Jersey Shore 5k family fun walk on Friday July 15th, gathering at the Ardagh Club house from 6.30pm, leaving at 7pm. Once again, the walkers are asked to wear their favourite, unique, unusual, colourful, oldest jersey; you decide and join us for a walk along the shore of Rosscsrbery.
THE Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage group remembered the “Battle of the Big Cross” at the Tadhg an Asna monument last Sunday evening, 19th June, 218 years after the event near Shannonvale in 1798. New Cathaoirleach Tim Feen, in his first public event since taking over as chair, extended a céad míle fáilte to all, saying that Dúchas has organised the annual non-political commemoration since the abolition of the town council in
THIS year, 11 new businesses are participating in the Greenshoots emerging entrepreneurs programme in Macroom E Enterprise Centre in Macroom, Co. Cork. The programme is supported by Cork County Council and the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork. Now in its sixth year, Greenshoots works closely with selected entrepreneurs and helps them to prepare their businesses for the commercial world. The programme supports entrepreneurs through the initial stages of setting up
THE show will go on as they say! Thanks to the speedy and generous help from our community, the Briery Gap Theatre is looking forward to a bright new future.
STARTING off at Malin Head on their rothairs were Ballinascarthy lads (l to r in photo) Kieran Dineen, Kevin Kingston, Jerry Ryan, Jerry McCarthy and Keith Collins.
LITTLE did the late Eoin O Mahony, KM, imagine the when he ‘summoned’ all the O’Mahonys to meet at meet at Gurranes fort in Templemartin’, the cradle of the O’Mahonys, on a Sunday in September 1955, that the clan would gather annually – but this is what is happening. Because the O’Mahonys have links to much of Munster, mainly in County Cork, the annual clan meetings have also took notice
THE third annual Do Run Run charity event takes place on July 2nd. next on the beautiful Sherkin Island. Once again there will be two routes, a 6k which takes in breathtaking views of the island and is over grass, road and beach while the 4 k route is on road surface and is buggy friendly so all the family can enjoy the event.
THE Mayor and his colleagues on the Clonakilty Mayoral Council hosted a “Mayoral Reception” recently at which four locals “who have achieved something special over the last year” were honoured.
Are you a photographer based in Cork? The Editor of Source Photography Magazine will be in Cork on the 2nd of July at the Glucksman Gallery as part of the Cork Photo Festival. The trip is to find new photographic work for publication in the magazine.
THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have urged road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery using the roads increases. The appeal comes as farmers around the country avail of the improved weather conditions to bring in the first cut of silage in 2016.
Pictured at the launch of the Mart Modernisation Scheme which was launched by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD at Bandon Mart was Donal Kelly, Bandon Mart; Andrew Cromie, ICBF; Minister Creed; Sean O’Sullivan, CEO Cork Marts; Sean Coughlan, CEO ICBF; Neil O’Riordan, Cork Marts and Farmer Paul Hurley, Innishannon.
JACOB Goode, a fifth year student from Schull Community College has turned creativity into an accomplishment on a national scale. Jacob was tasked with filming his school’s preparation for Proclamation Week (March 10th-17th) and the flag raising ceremony held at the school.
RECENTLY Patricia Messenger on C103’s Cork Today programme spoke with teacher Gemma Magner along with students Katie Walsh Murphy, Ruth Crowley and Sarah Murphy from Colaiste na Toirbhirte in Bandon. They wowed their audience at a school ceremony by performing the song Tell Me It’s Not True from the musical Blood Brothers and a parent recording of the performance went viral. The folks at C103 decided to invite them to
THE Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle is run by the Emergency Services in West Cork to raise funds for local charities. This year’s cycle is based in Bantry and takes place on Saturday 9th July.
THE Clonakilty Agricultural Show on Sunday, 12th June as part of the 1916 commemoration are planning to celebrate the role of women in the Easter Rising of 1916 with a Mná na hEireann Commemorative Tea Party bringing the women and tastes of 1916 to life through stories, poems, song and costume while enjoying beautiful cakes from the era organized by the Cobh Animation Team.
THE people of Ahakista on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula are celebrating the news that their adopted son and celebrity neighbour, Graham Norton, has agreed to be quizmaster at their annual fund raising table quiz again this year.
Skibbereen/ Castlehaven man Micheal Hurley won the individual award for the Western Division at the County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony at County Hall. Micheal was nominated by P.P.N. representative Eleanor Calnan and was commended for his community efforts over his 28 years volunteering.
“IT was with great pride and delight that Kilcoe NS was awarded the status of Digital School of Distinction becoming only one of 150 schools in Ireland to hold this prestigious award,” said Principal Michelle Griffin at the award ceremony recently.
Bantry House are delighted to announce a partnership with a German conservation university. The Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (www.abk-Stuttgart.de) is the oldest university in Germany to offer exceptional high and academic training in the field of conservation of artefacts. The Academy offers four specialised consecutive BA/MA courses
THE Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club in conjunction with Cancer Connect, held their annual Cancer Connect Classic on Saturday, May 7th.
BANDON native Laura Hicks is one of four finalists in Budweiser’s Dream Big competition for a €50,000 “American Dream” prize. Laura has been dancing all her life and her big American dream is to visit the home of swing dancing in Harlem. She dreams of dancing with some of America’s best dancers, joined by her best bud Norah.
THE Heineken Kinsale 7s takes place in Kinsale over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 30th April & 1st May and is always a popular festival for players and supporters with thousands of visitors expected in the seaside town. Now in its 28th year, the Heineken Kinsale 7s is Ireland’s largest rugby 7s tournament and builds on its success each year. It promises to be an action-packed weekend of competitive men
MORE than 120 students observed a simulated road traffic accident exercise at Skibbereen Fire Station on Tuesday. The Students from the three secondary schools in Skibbereen were met with a typical scene which is often witnessed by the emergency services on a regular basis.
AFTER months of planning, the official opening of “Gáirdín Cuimhneacháin Chloch na gCoillte” (Clonakilty Remembrance Garden), and the unveiling of a 1916 memorial will be held on this Bank Holiday Monday at 3pm at the West Cork Model Railway Village site. The memorial will be a seven foot high Easter Proclamation made of metal.
MAYOR of the County of Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea, warmly welcomed Canadian Ambassador, Mr Kevin Vickers, to County Hall on Tuesday, April 26th. Ambassador Vickers made the special visit to present Cork County Council with €5,000, monies to contribute toward the upkeep of the Air India Memorial in Ahakista, West Cork.
by John Bohane WEST Cork singing stars Claire Hayden and Becky Phillips have taken the singing world by storm since they released their debut single, ‘Goodnight’, a beautifully haunting and poignant song which deals with the effects bullying has on young people in modern society.