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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

World Mental Health Day events in West Cork

AND here it is, a celebration of the arts and wellbeing for everyone to share in West Cork’s contribution to World Mental Health Day and there’s so much going on it will be a “Week like this”. Inspirational speakers, drama performances, music, visual art, creative writing and drama workshops are all part of the region’s very own ‘Week like this’. West Cork Mental Health Forum has joined forces with the HSE

Crumbling road surface on N71 in Leap to continue until 2016

LOCAL Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has criticised the National Roads Authority and the stated position of their programme manager Gary Lynch in relation to the condition of the road surface at Leap. In a letter issued by the NRA in response to Deputy Daly’s representations, Mr Lynch stated that “strengthening works have been identified on the N71 in Leap and the works are currently scheduled to be undertaken in