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Text alert system proving to be a success

by Eoghan O’Connell MORE than 600,000 texts alerting people to potential criminal activity in their local area have been sent to individuals and communities across the country during the first year of the crime prevention Text Alert system, according to figures released today by An Garda Síochána.

It’s a case of “digital first” for West Cork

NEXT Monday (Sept. 29th) 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). OFFSITE is a unique business and technology event aimed to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in West Cork. This year the conference, which is taking place at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery on 29th September, will focus on digital innovation in

Bandon Community Radio to take to the air

by Eoghan O’Connell BANDONIANS will awake to a brand new sound on Saturday, October 18th next as the West Cork town’s very own community radio station takes to the air for the very first time. Bandon Community Radio aims to “educate people of all ages and nationalities, in all aspects of broadcasting for the good of their communities.”

Fourth Annual Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5km Charity Fun Run on October 18th

FOLLOWING on from three very successful years, the fourth annual ‘Rosscarbery Steam Engine’ 5km Fun Run will take place on Saturday October 18th at 5pm. This year’s run is particularly special as it marks 100 years since the death of the Irish and USA Champion 400-metres champion runner, T.J. O’Mahony, the Rosscarbery native in whose honour the event was created.

Earn your SCARs on the Wild Atlantic Way

IRELAND’S only adventure race which gives 100pc of the proceeds to charity, will take place along part of the spectacular West Cork leg of the Wild Atlantic Way, this October. ‘SCAR’ – the Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race – has already signed up a number of top Irish adventure athletes, including Fiona Meade, Chris Caulfield and Jerry O’Sullivan.

West Cork lady launches website to bring emigrants closer to home

LOCAL retailers throughout West Cork can celebrate the dawn of a new era for their business thanks to a new Irish company, Local Gift Cards which has been launched by Clonakilty based Maria Carolan. Givealocalgiftcard.ie provides retailers and service providers with the opportunity to offer gift cards to customers from all over the world. The service has already been rolled out to towns throughout west Cork with this due to