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Sophia’s drawing chosen for commerative WB Yeats book

LISHEEN NS pupil Sophia Ball, is a young artist with a very bright future. Her drawing depicting Yeats “Stolen Child” has been chosen to be included in a commerative book on the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize winning poet WB Yeats called “The Magic Within”. This was a project which promoted access to, and enjoyment of the poetry of WB Yeats. The project aimed to enable

Macroom’s Sulan Film Society Celebrates 20 Years

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Sulan Film Society, Macroom. Dedicated to bringing films that range from artistic to deeply moving true stories, the Film Society caters for the alternative movie goer who seeks more than the usual glossy blockbuster! Films selected by Sulan Film Society take real life situations and dramas and portray them as fairly and accurately as possible, whilst maintaining a strong storyline.

Tit Bonhomme tragedy remembered one year on

by Louise Roseingrave   A SEA tragedy that sparked a 26 day search for five lost fishermen has been remembered in a moving church service in West Cork. Exactly a year after the Tit Bonhomme fishing trawler hit rocks and foundered in Glandore Harbour, the families of those lost gathered in grief at St Bridget’s Church in Union Hall.

Remembering the Flying Tiger Flight 923

THE dedication of a memorial plaque to the 50th anniversary of the crash of Flying Tiger Flight 923 off the coast of West Cork will take place at Galley Head lighthouse, this Sunday, September 23rd at 3.30pm. Twenty-eight people died when Flying Tiger Lines Flight 923 crashed into the sea en route from New Jersey to Frankfurt during a heavy storm.

Large turnout in Bandon for Gerry Adams

THERE was a large turnout in Bandon on Easter Sunday to hear Gerry Adams TD deliver the oration in St Patrick’s Cemetery on the 96th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. More than 400 people were in attendance to listen to the Sinn Fein President and to honour those who fought in the rising at the republican plot in the local graveyard.

Bandon Garda Station marks 90 years

by Louise Roseingrave THE FIRST Garda car to arrive in Bandon in 1962, a navy blue Ford Cortina, was among a collection of Garda memorabilia on display at Bandon Garda Station to mark the station’s 90th anniversary recently. It was flanked by a 1961 Triumph – “a genuine Garda motorbike” according to Superintendent Eddie MacEoin and a Model T Ford dating from 1922 “the year we were formed.”

PGi – celebrates 10 years in West Cork

PGi (Premiere Global Services), the global leader in cloud-based communications is this year celebrating its tenth anniversary at its European centre of excellence in Clonakilty. Headquartered in Atlanta (US) and in operation as an organisation since 1992, PGi established its European base at the West Cork Technology Park in 2002. Since then the company has significantly grown at this site and now boasts 210 locally based employees.

Sophie’s parents attend mass in her memory

GEORGES and Marguerite Bouniol, the parents of murdered film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, attended a special mass in Goleen on Sunday in memory of their daughter who was killed 15 years ago. Sophie’s body was discovered close to her holiday home in Toormore in 1996 and despite one of the biggest murder investigations ever mounted in the State, her killer has never been caught.

Sophie parents arrive in West Cork

THE parents of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier who was murdered near her holiday home at Toormoore, Schull in 1996 arrived at Cork Airport today (Tues). Georges and Marguerite Bouniol will attend mass in Goleen this coming Sunday to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Sophie’s death.

RTÉ radio show to celebrate the life and music of Seán Ó Riada

THIS month sees the 40th anniversary of Seán Ó Riada’s death, and to mark the anniversary RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be broadcasting a new series starting on in October that celebrates his life and work. Seán Ó Riada 1931-1971 will feature interviews with Seán’s friends throughout the country and will give listeners an insight and an understanding of the gifted musician, composer and scholar.