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Cork and Kerry Food Forum will be a “foodie heaven”

IF you happen to be strolling the streets of Cork City on the 28th of June then make your way over to City Hall as you’re in for a gastronomic Feast! Cork Kerry Food Forum returns this summer celebrating the culinary spirit of both counties. Drop in and support your local artisan producers from Cork and Kerry. \Cork City Hall will be transformed into a foodie heaven as the City

Big turnout for O’Donovan Rossa lecture in Clonakilty

A LARGE crowd attended the recent illustrated lecture on Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa by Gabriel Doherty of UCC and organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage at the Parish Centre. In his talk, Mr Doherty traced the life of the patriot from his birth “in Rosscarbery Parish!” in 1831, the influence the death of his father had on him during the Great Hunger and subsequent emigration of his family to America to his

West Cork house is RTÉ One’s Home of the Year

AN eco-friendly, split-level house in Castletownbere, West Cork, which combines comfort, clever design and functionality, has won RTÉ One’s Home of the Year. Owned by retired couple Ita Molloy and Andrew Harvey, the house was designed and built by Ita’s architect son, Donn Ponnighaus. Over the past seven weeks, TV viewers were welcomed across the threshold of 21 houses as expert judges Declan O’Donnell, Hugh Wallace and Helen James debated the

Gardaí, youth and the law – a booklet for young people to understand the law

THE launch of the booklet, titled Gardai, Youth and the Law, was attended by parents, youth leaders teachers and young people from secondary schools, and community and voluntary organisations, from across the Cork West Garda Division. Judge James McNulty, District Court Judge for West Cork, and Councillor Alan Coleman, Mayor of County Cork, and Councillor Michael Collins were also present on the evening. Chief Superintendent Tom Hayes officially launched the

Glandore set for landmark Classic Regatta

by Cormac O’Carroll HEINEKEN Ireland recently hosted the launch of the 2015 Glandore Classic Regatta at their brewery in Cork. The event was well attended by members of the press, as well as invited members from south coast sailing clubs. Jim Cashman of Heineken welcomed the Commodore and Classic committee members, sponsors and invited guests present. Following this introduction Nick Bendon of CH Marine spoke of his company’s involvement in

Ring of Beara Kenmare Kid’s Cycle

THE Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare on the 23rd of May is truly a family occasion. Not to be out done by their parents on their bikes, children in national school classes between 3rd and 6th will be able to take part in a free kid’s cycle around Kenmare Town. This event is run in conjunction with the cycle safety awareness programme running in all local national school on the

West Cork firm wins Munster Law Firm of the Year at the Irish Law Awards

A WEST Cork firm of solicitors were winners again at the finals of the prestigious Irish Law Awards 2015 held on 30th April. Clonakilty’s McCarthy & Co. won Munster Small Law Firm of the Year; the second year in a row that the firm has won an award. Last year they won Legal Website of the Year. It is the third year in the row that the firm has reached

Clon Show celebrates 100 years

Clonakilty Agricultural Show has teamed up with Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce to launch a new competition called “Let’s celebrate the 100th Agricultural Show Window / Shop Front Display” The coming  Clonakilty  Agricultural Show  which will take place on Sunday, 7th June will be the 100th show.  The first show was held In September 1901 and shows were held annually with a few breaks during the Civil War and the Foot

Sheep’s Head successes at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 

WEST Cork’s Sheep’s Head Way made its presence felt at the inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Awards with a string of special accolades going to members of its tourism co-operative. The national awards were presented in twelve categories, and Guinness topped the Best Leisure Tourism Innovation category in which the Sheep’s Head’s & Bantry Tourism Co-operative was shortlisted. However, the judges – including travel journalist Pól Ó Conghaile and representatives of

New sterilisation and decontamination machine at Bantry hospital

A NEW machine and its associated sterilisation and decontamination system at Bantry General Hospital (BGH) is providing enhanced protection to patients from healthcare associated infections. This is the only machine of its kind in a Cork public hospital at present. The Glosair 400 System – the initial €25,000 cost for which has been met by the Friends of Bantry Hospital group – is recommended for all high-risk areas using a