Pic: informatique via Flickr SPEAKING in the Dáil, Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has said that all vehicles should be fitted with location tracking devices to help in the fight against crime. “Almost all crime involving theft and burglary in rural areas involves the use of getaway vehicles, many of which are stolen.
Juniors & U14’s unlucky in finals! The South West Junior B Football final was held in appalling wet weather conditions in Ballinacarriga on Sunday morning. Dohenys provided the opposition for this final. Given these conditions the first half of his encounter was particularly low scoring. It took Kilmeen fifteen minutes to get on the scoreboard. The half time score was Kilmeen 0-3 to Dohenys 0-2. An early Kilmeen goal in
U21 County Football Final Kilmeen footballers make their second trip back to Pairc Ui Rinn for a county final on Friday evening. This time the U21 footballers play Cill na Martra. We wish them the very best of luck!
THE West Cork Development Partnership is pleased to announce the commencement of the new Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) with effect from April 1st 2015. The funding provided for this programme has been made available as a result of a public procurement process in which the WCDP was awarded contracts for programme delivery in the West Cork and Bandon/Kinsale municipal areas.
TWO West Cork students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 60th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Pictured is Pia Barrett (15), a pupil at Mount Saint Michael, Rosscarbery who won a Special Merit Award for her work entitled ‘Morgan Freeman Watercolour’. Presenting her with the award is James Twohig, Director Ireland Operations of Valero.
FIANNA Fáil local election candidate in West Cork, Deirdre Kelly, has expressed her shock at figures which reveal that since 2012 the number of discretionary medical cards or GP visit cards in West Cork have dropped by an astonishing 31%. New figures reveal that there are now 1,362 discretionary medical cards or GP visit cards in West Cork, compared to 1,963 in 2012.
ON June 1st, there will be a 6k coastal walk in Tragumna in aid of Marymount Hospice and Arc House Cork, a tribute to Eilish Collins who sadly passed away at the age of 21 and used these facilities during her illness.
102 years young, Richard (Dick) Draper cuts his birthday cake to celebrate with friends, relations and staff of Skibbereen Community Hospital on Sunday. Included with Dick in photo are, Marie Nyhan, Carmel Murhphy, Jerry Sheehan, Josie O’Donoghue and Lilian Clerke. Pic: Garry Minihane
Ed Harper is standing in the May 23rd County Council election for West Cork. He farms 27 acres on Cape Clear Island, where he has lived and worked for the last 34 years. For a lot of that time he has had some involvement in community politics on and off the islands, including many years as a member of the County Council’s adhoc Islands Advisory Committee; helping to initiate waste
PAUL Hayes, West Cork candidate for Sinn Féin in the upcoming Local Elections has outlined the party’s 10 proposals to boost the Small and Medium Enterprises sector. Announcing the local launch of Sinn Féin’s policy document Putting SMEs First, Paul Hayes said, “The greatest potential for jobs growth in this State is within the Small and Medium Enterprises sector (SME’s). Almost 70% of people employed in Ireland are employed
Sheep’s Head Beaver Sea Scouts enjoyed a fun packed day orienteering in Liss Ard Estate recently. This was the first opportunity for the Sheep’s Head Sea Scout Beavers to take part in activities with other beaver, cubs and scouts from Kilbrittain, Bantry, Innishannon, Skibbereen and Caheragh.
LOCAL fisherman have raised concerns following the news that the world’s second largest fishing factory ship, the FV Margiris has been spotted in Irish waters off the West Cork coast. The Dutch-owned trawler which is registered in Lithuania is understood to be in the area for the start of the blue whiting season.
CLONAKILTY Community Kindergarten, is very excited to host the second St. Patricks Day Post-Parade Kiddies Disco taking place directly after the parade in the Emmet Hotel, Emmet Square, Clonakilty on March 17th. The proceedings will begin at the Emmet Hotel, Emmet Square, Clonakilty, directly after the parade.
THE Fort Madison Voices Choir has been singing around the United States for over 45 years receiving numerous accolades and exemplary ratings at contests. This is their first time performing overseas and they are pleased to present to you a concert that they have been preparing for over a year.
BANTRY-based Rowa/Rowex Pharma have announced their sponsorship of the West Cork Junior Football Championship 2014. A spokesperson said, “Rowa/Rowex Pharma recognise the importance of sport in our communities and very much appreciate the GAA’s role in this regard. Rowa/Rowex Pharma would like to wish all involved the very best for the coming season.”
A meeting of GalleyFlash Rowing Club will be held in the boathouse at Kilkern Lake on Friday next, March 14th at 9pm. Meanwhile, preparations are well underway for the club’s upcoming Afternoon Tea Dance which will be held on Sunday, March 23rd in Rathbarry Hall from 3pm to 6pm. Music will be provided on the afternoon by Ger Deasy. For ticket information please contact 0857439146. Rowing training continues on Sundays
DON Baker, Irish Blues Musician will perform at The High Tide Club, Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere on Sat 15th March at 8pm. Don became a musical figure in 1979 when he was invited by the Late Late Show to compose a song about inner city Dublin.
Hundreds of Second Level students from all parts of the country gathered in Macroom last weekend to take part in the All Ireland Light Entertainment Festival 2014 and the 14th annual National Transition Year Drama Festival in the Briery Gap Theatre.
TIM Lucey, the former Cork city manager has been appointed as the new Cork county manager replacing Martin Riordan who retired last year. Mr Lucey, who is from Bandon began his career working for Cork County Councl as a clerical assistant in 1982.
Scoil Náisiúnta Rae na Scríne recently enjoyed success at the Clonakilty Credit Union Quiz. The senior team claimed fist place in their competition. Team members were Evan Browne, Cillian Fitzpatrick, Anna Hourihane and Kate Quinlan. As is school policy, they pooled their winnings to treat all their classmates.
by Hannah Humphreys THE ‘Evening in Vienna’ on Valentine’s Day in the Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa Hotel took off in style. With a red rose flower arrangement a reminder of the romantic nature of the day, and strawberries adding a touch of class to the champagne flutes, guests were treated to a drinks reception followed by an evening of good food, wine and great entertainment hosted by
Pictured at the launch of the 53rd West Cork Drama Festival in Rossmore were the festival committee. The Drama Festival runs from March 7-17th in the theatre in Rossmore with a wide variety of comedies, thrillers and drama classics.
THIS weekend Briery Gap Cultural Centre is proud to host the 14th annual The festival was founded in 2001 and is aimed at encouraging the artistic skills of students during the non-exam year.
EXCLUSIVE A MAN who has admitted to photographing young girls in their school uniforms at a playground in Ballydehob and masturbating has had his sentencing postponed while a report is completed by the Probation Services. Judge James McNulty, sitting at a District Court hearing in Bantry this week, told Petras Petrikauskas (36) from Chapel Lane Skibbereen that while the charges were indeed very serious he was referring
A WEST Cork TD is calling for the new roads agency to make significant investment in the N71 which runs through the heart of west Cork. Fine Gael’s Noel Harrington was speaking in the Dáil at second stage of the Roads Bill 2014 which provides for the amalgamation of the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA).
TRIBUTES have been paid to a West Cork woman whose body was discovered on the outskirts of Inchigeela on Tuesday. The search for Elizabeth (Lil) O’Sullivan (79) ended after her body was recovered at 10.30am. The mother of 11 had been missing since the previous afternoon, prompting a massive community search effort.
There will be a cake sale in the Euro Bar Dunmanway this Friday 21st Feb from 9.30 – 12.30. Gorgeous home baking, Children’s activity area and face painting and fabulous raffle prizes. Money raised will go to the Dunmanway Boxing Club. Sorry we had to cancel last week due to the weather/power situation
GARDAÍ searching for two men who went missing on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula have identified a body recovered last week as one of the missing pair. The two men, Dutchman Roland Deckers (31) and his German friend Othman Rahmouni (33) from Amsterdam went missing on Saturday, February 8th last.
THE new entry format for the Kerry Group Ras Mumhan has proved very successful. With only nine weeks to go to the event, 30 teams have already been entered. There is now only space for three more teams, so the race is on for the remaining available places. The final list is expected shortly.
The Bantry Bay Lions held a Church Gate Collection on the weekend of January 12 and 13 at Ahakista, Bantry, Kealkil, Durrus, Coomhola, Dromore and Kilchrohane. Despite the atrocious weather a total of €1476 was raised. This was a fantastic response from the community, given the current economic climate. Well done and a big thank you to all who contributed.