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Double wedding award for Fernhill

STAFF at Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens are celebrating after the well know hotel recently brought two Wedding awards home to West Cork. Fernhill has won ‘Best country house Wedding Venue in Cork’ from Southern Brides which are Munster’s leading Wedding Show organisers. To add to this prestigious accolade, Fernhill has also been named among the 50 top Wedding hotels nationally by Confetti magazine.

West Cork businesses will soon be literally on top of the world

TRANSITION year students, Sana Gordon and Fia Kelly, are heading to Nepal with leading volunteer organisation Projects Abroad to work in schools and orphanages during the summer of 2015. As part of their fundraising drive, the enterprising pair will be photographed wearing West Cork business’s branded t-shirts while working in Kathmandu and the images will be sent back to the various companies to be used to used in promotional activities.

Survey reveals best performing tourism websites in West Cork

SÉAMUS Ó Drisceoil of Cailin Óir Ferry Service carried out a web survey of West Cork Tourism related websites recently, the purpose of which was to obtain some baseline data on general interest websites promoting tourism in the area. While the work was carried out to support the efforts of the newly formed West Cork Tourism Group, the author accepts complete responsibility.

Rosscarbery Steam Engine Run cheque presentation

Pictured at the recent handing over of the €1,500 proceeds of the fourth annual Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5km Fun Run to its two nominated charities, Concern Worldwide and the Irish Guide Dogs Association were: Denis McSweeney (race committee),  Neil Grant (Celtic Ross Hotel),  Fiona Calnan (race committee),  Gary Howarth (Carbery Rangers), Michael O’Sullivan (Rosscarbery Community Council), Alex O’Shea (for Irish Guide Dogs Association),  Denis Calnan (race committee), Geoff Wycherley (Rosscarbery

Taoiseach launches national phase of Macroom’s SMILE Resource Exchange

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD,  this week attended the national launch of Macroom-based environmental organisation SMILE Resource Exchange.   SMILE Resource Exchange is an innovative initiative, established in Cork in 2011, aimed at fostering economic development while adhering to best waste management practices. The launch also coincided with European Waste Reduction Week 2014.

Kenmare will unveil a new website in December

by Stephen Johnson   KENMARE will unveil a new business and tourism web site in December.   The project has been developed by the 46-member Kenmare Marketing & Events Group (KMEG). A KMEG spokesperson told West Cork Times that web design experts at Tourism Ireland in Killarney and Dublin have vetted the new web site and given it their strong approval.

Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine spotlights Kinsale, Kenmare and the Beara Peninsula

by Stephen Johnson THE December issue of Lonely Plant Traveller magazine is touting Ireland as “one of the world’s hottest destinations for 2015″ and spotlights the Wild Atlantic Way. Lonely Planet Traveller was launched in 2008 and is the UK’s largest travel magazine, with a circulation of more than 60,000, and has been named Travel Publication of the Year. It’s feature article on the Wild Atlantic Way is certain to

Broadband plan gets clearer as new map launched

A NEW map service enabling people in West Cork to find out whether they will get high-speed broadband from a commercial operator or the State has gone live online at www.broadband.gov.ie. The online national and county maps that identify the homes, businesses and schools where commercial providers will deliver high-speed broadband access by the end of 2016. Under the plan, the State will invest in all the remaining areas to

Fashion Show at Casey’s of Baltimore raises funds for Cancer Connect

THE recent fashion show in aid of Cancer Connect organised by Valerie from Casey’s of Baltimore was a great success raising almost €4,000 for the charity. Marion Creedon Hegarty from Top Image in Cork was the compere and the shops involved featured gorgeous outfits and accessories which gave great ideas for the upcoming festive season . The shops featured on the night were Fiona’s, Violette House, Wish and local designers

Sheep’s head kids raise funds during festive season

THE CHILDREN on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula have been hard fundraising in the lead up to the festive season. At Rusnacahara NS, Ahakista the pupils and staff have been very busy over the last few weeks. “Well, the school held a Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ party for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The children wore some wonderful Halloween costumes to school on the day and raised €60,” Principal Noreen Tobin told