KINSALE town centre is set for major improvements with the news that plans are being finalised for Cork County Council to purchase the car park between Pier Road and Long Quay. It has been a long-term aim for the council to purchase the underdeveloped car park in the heart of the town centre that is currently owned by NAMA, and West Cork Times understands that plans for the purchase are
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INSPIRED by the success of last year’s event, 23-year-old Alex Kingston from Cork is organising a tractor run in aid of the Cork Association for Autism (CAA) on Sunday March 1st. It will start at 12pm from the Ramble Inn, Halfway, Ballinhassig and with 87 tractors taking part in the run last year, the organisers hope to have an even bigger turnout this year.
IF YOU’VE rediscovered the joys of knitting or the delicate art of crocheting and would like to learn more than Munster’s first Yarn Festival is the place for you. Set against the rugged beauty of the aptly named Sheep’s Head Peninsula, the Yarn Festival which gets underway on Saturday May 16 will see knitters and yarn crafters from across the country gathering for a weekend of workshops at various locations
A WEST Cork market trader is taking an novel approach to avoiding future currency problems by offering customers the option of taking change in real silver coins. Well-known trader Walter Ryan Purcell who runs Loughbeg Farm near Schull has a regular pitch at Skibbereen Farmer’s Market and is offering customers silver coins to the value of €20 and €10 and copper coins worth €1 each as an alternative to euro
REGIONAL and local roads across West Cork are set to received a badly-needed investment following the announcement of funding road infrastructure in Cork by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. A total of €32.2 million has been allcated for regional and local roads in County Cork, part of a national investment programme of €294 million which will allow approximately 2,000km of regional and local road to be maintained and strengthened in
MORE action is needed from Cork County Council to ensure landowners meet their responsibilities for hedge and verge cutting on public roads. That was the message from the recent meeting of councillors from the West Cork Municipal District in Dunmanway.
MEMBERS of the business and community sector in West Cork met with Communications Minister Alex White recently to discuss broadband provision in the region. The meeting was organised by local TD Michael McCarthy, “It was a very important meeting between the Minister and local people and I was delighted to facilitate it,” he said.
THERE really was such a thing as a free lunch in Clonakilty at the weekend when locals were treated to a tasty Mauritian curry followed by dessert of bread and butter pudding, all cooked up using “rescued” ingredients from local supermarkets.
THE recent Christmas tree throwing event held in Leap has raised more than €1,000 for the Cancer Connect charity that transports patients from across West Cork to Cork city for treatment.
Laochra Óg Hurling Club had their first anniversary celebrations in the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom recently. The day kicked off at 3pm last Sunday with a bouncing castle, zumba dancing, face painting, fast and furious sliotar shot speed, food and refreshments.