Pictured at the annual presentation of proceeds of the Innishannon Steam and Vintage Rally of €65,000 were committee members and volunteers with seated at centre, Pauline Coomey and Eileen Carney Irish Cancer Society, accepting the cheque from Mary Desmond Secretary and also included was Siobhan McSweeeny, Assistant Secretary with Martin Desmond, Chairman, treasurers Jim Finn and PJ Ryan and John Kelleher, PRO. Pic: Denis Boyle
Michael Carey, Chairman of Bord Bia, has announced the appointment of Tara McCarthy from Clonakilty as Chief Executive of Bord Bia. Ms McCarthy will succeed current Chief Executive, Aidan Cotter, who will retire in January 2017.
CORMAC BEGLEY is a bass, baritone treble and piccolo concertina player from a musical family on the Dingle Peninsula.
IFA President Joe Healy led a commemoration in Bantry, West Cork today (Thurs) to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous Farmers’ Rights Campaign of 1966.
Joe Healy said “The right to negotiate, which we fought for 50 years ago, is as important today as it was in 1966. Those who answered the call half a century ago are owed a huge debt of gratitude from farmers today”. Continue reading “Commemoration in Bantry to mark 50th anniversary of farmers’ rights campaign”
St Brendan’s NS school has had a very busy month. We had a visit to the Fire Station in Bantry for National Fire Safety Week where we watched a demonstration about chip pan fires.
THE town of Dunmanway West Cork is bracing itself for the wedding of the year. With a huge presence expected Saturday morning to view the beautiful bride being escorted through the town via garda escort and fire services the excitement is palpable. Continue reading “Dunmanway braced for “wedding of the year””
THE Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort was the overall winner in the Best Family Hotel/ Holiday Destination category at the Boots Maternity & Infant awards 2016 that took place in The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire recently. Continue reading “Kenmare Bay Hotel named best family hotel by Boots maternity and infant awards”
THIS Halloween sees the second annual Scarecrow Festival in the picturesque village of Leap, West Cork and judging by the number of entries already this year looks set to be an even bigger success than last year’s inaugural event.
FIANNA Fáil Cork South West TD, and Spokesperson on Disability, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that changes are required to the School Transport Scheme (STS) to ensure that when children with disabilities reach the age of 18 they can continue to receive free transport to their educational facilities. Continue reading “School Transport Scheme must be extended for people with disabilities says TD”
Autumn is well under way now and you may be tempted to swap the running shoes for thermal socks, but stay focused, keep up your active lifestyle, and join in on the fun in West Cork on December 3rd for The Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon VII.The route is a stunning testing course with ocean views and gentle hills. Continue reading “Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon VII”