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Funding awarded for new Skibbereen CCTV installation project

THE Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce has announced that they have been awarded funding toward the installation of CCTV in the town as part of the Cork County Council Community Fund Scheme, West Cork.   The funding awarded from Cork County Council together with the allocation set aside by Skibbereen Town Council, prior to its abolition, of more than €45,000 toward the scheme will ensure that the project will

Open day fund-raiser for Kate Petford & West Cork Animal Welfare

Bumblebee Farm Nurseries have announced the first in a series of open days that they will be hosting at Bumblebee Farm, where they are committed to providing a healthy, beautiful alternative to the chemical flower industry and invite you to experience the difference. The first is on the 22nd of June 12 – 5 pm. This open day is a fundraiser to help the Petford family under the auspice of

Kerry Council backtracks on new regulations for casual trading in Kenmare

by Stephen Johnson FACED with opposition from both parties in the dispute, the Kerry County Council has withdrawn its proposed new regulations on casual trading in Kenmare. The new regs were to have been up taken in court in Kenmare on June 6, but were pulled off the table at the last minute by the Council, which says that it needs more legal advice and a more “comprehensive knowledge” of

Tuck into a discount lobster dinner as Midsummer Madness strikes Kinsale

Lobster only €20 at any Good Food Circle restaurant. Kinsale Good Food Circle’s restaurants have gone mad! For one day only! On Saturday, 21st June there will be a Midsummer Lobster Madness Sale in all Good Food Circle restaurants. You can order a whole lobster for only €20 per person. All you have to do is book in advance at the restaurant of your choice, using the code word LOBSTER.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – in aid of Action Breast Cancer

THE annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Weekend takes place at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery this October 10th – 12th and the star attraction will be a cooking demonstration with Chef Clodagh McKenna.   Helen Wycherley from the Celtic Ross Hotel said, “I am thrilled to announce that Clodagh McKenna will be part of our weekend this year. We are looking forward to bringing many women to Rosscarbery to

Peace pilgrim brings his message to Ireland

by Eileen O’Leary   I SPOTTED “Earthian”, a peace pilgrim, camped in a small tent outside Bantry Library. He has been travelling the world since 2012 without a passport and without money.   An electronic engineer by background and born in Kurdistan he is determined to bring his message of world peace to as many places that will let him gain access in order to plea for countries to ‘put