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Crowds turn out for successful Adrigole Tag Rugby Blitz

by John Bohane PLAYED under the glorious West Cork sunshine it was Cork based team “Balls Deep” that emerged victorious in the 2nd annual Adrigole Tag rugby blitz played on the August bank holiday weekend as part of the Adrigole festival.

Adrigole GAA festival this August

Adrigole GAA Club are once again running their annual Duck Race Festival this year. The much anticipated event will take place over the August bank holiday weekend. The club are delighted to once again host the event at the base of the beautiful Hungry Hill on the grounds of Hungry Hill Lodge and Camp Site where there will be a fully licensed Marquee.

New role for Adrigole’s Darragh Carey

by John Bohane Adrigole selector Darragh Carey will begin life on the sideline this Saturday, May 14th, when his beloved side play Ballydesmond in a first round intermediate football county championship clash. Darragh, who enjoyed a brilliant and distinguished playing career with Adrigole, was forced to retire at the end of last year following a catalogue of injuries sustained in recent years. How is he finding his new role on

Picture of the Week

Perfect evening in Adrigole by Anna Crowley Email your pictures to: editor [at] westcorktimes [dot] com

Closure of seven West Cork Garda stations saved just €28,000 says councillor

SINN Féin councillor Rachel McCarthy has issued a scathing criticism of the Fine Gael and Labour parties over the closure of seven garda stations in West Cork that resulted in savings of just €28,000 per year. Between 2012 and 2013 seven Garda stations across West Cork were closed saving of €4,000 per year on each closure. The information is contained in the answer provided by the Minister For Justice in

Adrigole all set for packed 2015 festival

Adrigole GAA are once again running their popular Duck Race Festival this year. It will take place over the August bank holiday weekend 2015. The event will be held at the base of the beautiful Hungry Hill on the grounds of Hungry Hill Lodge and Camp Site where there will be a fully licenced Marquee. A varied programme of events will run right through from Thursday July 30th starting with

Adrigole GAA Festival Weekend

IT’S all happening in Adrigole over the last weekend in July as the picturesque Beara village welcomes visitors from far and near for the 2014 Adrigole GAA Festival. One of the highpoints of the summer on the Beara Peninsula, this year’s festival is once again packed with family fun, top musical acts and much more.

Funding announced for West Cork piers and harbours

MORE than €200,000 from a national funding allocation of €2.99 million has been allocated for West Cork piers and harbours under the 2014 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme A total of €241,750 total funding is to be allocated to West Cork for its piers and harbours. The money will be used to boost marine and leisure tourism and/or for the ongoing maintenance and development of piers and harbours.

Adrigole’s first Sigerson winner

At Adrigole GAA’s 50th Annual Social, held at The Park Hotel, Glengarriff a special presentation was made to David Harrington. David was part of the Cork Junior Team which won the All-Ireland Title in 2013 and, recently, he was on the UCC team which won the Sigerson Cup in a close final against the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, in Belfast – the first time a winning Sigerson Cup side has

Man killed in Adrigole accident

A 41-year-old male was fatally injured following a single vehicle road traffic accident which occurred at Adrigole Bridge, Beara, on the R572, Bantry to Castletownbere road, in the ealry hours of Saturday morning. It is understood the crash scene may have been undiscovered for up to 10 hours.   The father of two, John Foran with an address at Sleepy Hollow, Skeagh, Skibbereen was the sole occupant and was fatally

Healthy eating event at the Caha Centre, Adrigole

It’s a while since we all made our new year’s resolutions, and – with Lent nearly over – the temptation to slip straight back into unhealthy eating habits is just around the corner.   But Fiona Keohane, a registered dietitian, says that we can all make simple changes to our diets that will have positive and lasting effects on our health and fitness.

Caha Centre offering spring programmes

THE  Caha Centre Family resource Centre in Adrigole is offering a variety of spring workshops and courses, including:   Lauragh Sewing/Quilting/Craft Course.  An opportunity to get together one night a week to explore the crafts of sewing, quilting, crocheting and knitting. The cost to participants would be 30 euro for 6 nights; concessions are available. We need a minimum number of 10/12 participants are needed.

Garda station closures “an open invitation to criminals”

THE announced closure of 100 Gardá stations across the country in 2013 has left many people worried for the safety of their families and businesses in isolated areas.   In the West Cork region the Gardá stations in Adrigole and Ballinspittle have been earmarked for closure, a move, which Beara councillor Danny Crowley (FF) feels will be an open invitation to criminals.

John Lock Memorial Game In Adrigole

ON Sunday 18th November in Adrigole @ 1.30 PM the Beara team who won the Cork Senior Football Championship in 1997 will play the Adrigole team which won the Cork Junior Championship in 2006 in a charity match. All proceeds from the day will go towards Bantry Hospital & Co-Action Beara. The game is being organised to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the death of the former Adrigole, Beara

Save Bantry Bay campaign seeks public support

A CAMPAIGN opposed to the expansion of the Marine Harvest salmon farm at Shot Head in Bantry Bay is seeking support from local people in Bantry and Beara.   More than 7,000 homes will be receiving leaflets, distributed by An Post, from the Save Bantry Bay Committee (SBB) calling on all those living and working on the shores of Bantry Bay to oppose any new salmon farm.

Life jackets could have saved drowned sailors

AN inquiry into the deaths of three men near Adrigole in 2010 has found that if they were wearing lifejackets at the time of the incident, the outcome would have been “significantly different”. Sixty two-year-old Wolfgang Schroder, and friends Wolfgang Schmidt and Richard Harmon drowned when they were forced to abandon their motor cruiser “Castaway” due to a fire while on a fishing trip.

Fish farm demo in Bantry

CAMPAIGNERS against a proposed new fish farm in Bantry Bay will be demonstrating their opposition at the monthly meeting of the Bantry Harbour Commissioners in the town on Monday evening, February 20th. The group are opposed to a new salmon farm proposed by Norwegian company Marine Harvest for Shot Head near Adrigole on the north shore of Bantry Bay.

Growing opposition to fish farm plan

OPPOSITION is mounting to the proposed fish farm planned by Norwegian company Marine Harvest for Bantry Bay. The €3.5 million development is earmarked for Shot Head near Adrigole on the northern side of Bantry Bay. Despite assurances from the company there is growing local opposition to the plan that would create half a dozen or so jobs.

Councillor withdraws appeal against assault conviction

ADRIGOLE-based Fianna Fáil councillor Danny Crowley and his brother Michael Crowley have withdrawn their appeal against assault convictions made against them in May. The two brothers were convicted of assaulting John Hanley at the Sugar Loaf Bar, Trafrask, and also of threatening and abusive behaviour arising from an incident on March 5th last. Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin was told that the brothers were withdrawing the appeal at Clonakilty Circuit Court.