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BALTIMORE RNLI received an an alert from Valentia Coastguard at 09:29 on Wednesday morning last, when a young boy in urgent need of medical attention required immediate evacuation from Cape Clear Island.
A FILM about Cape Clear Island, Aonrú has won Best Documentary at Kerry Film Festival 2015. The short documentary directed by Dominic de Vere and produced by Jason Gaffney received the award at a packed closing ceremony at the Malton Hotel, Killarney recently. Aonrú has been officially selected for every major Irish film festival in 2015 and will show at the Cork Film Festival in November where it has been
THE island co-op on Cape Clear (Comharchumann Cléire Teo) has lodged a planning application to construct a new whiskey distillery and visitor centre on the island.
FINE Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the news that Irish Water is to invest €5 million in the water supply scheme on Cape Clear. The announcement was made during a public meeting organised by Deputy Harrington. “We had a very productive meeting today on Capre Clear with representatives of Irish Water and I welcome their commitment of a €5 million investment in the water supply scheme
RESIDENTS of Cape Clear Island say they are outraged that a planning application for remedial works to a dangerous pier are being held up due to concerns that pile driving for the project may have an adverse affect on seal colonies in the vicinity. Séamus Ó Drisceoil from the Cape Clear ferry said, “The Carthys and Calf Island are over two miles from North Harbour; even more ridiculous is the
MINISTER for the Marine Simon Coveney visited Cape Clear Island recently to see the progress of the new storm gates being installed to protect the island’s North Harbour from storm damage. The €4.3 million project will see the automatic gates installed that will be able to close at the touch of a button and protect the harbour’s interior from storm surges and waves. It is expected that the gates
RESIDENTS on Cape Clear are asking Cork County Council to put in place a long-term plan to deal with water supply problems that have repeatedly occurred on the island in recent summers, with this year appearing to be the worst yet. According to Ed Harper, People Before Profit representative and a 35-year resident who runs a goat farm on the island, “normal life and business are grinding to a
A VIDEO taken of a “Super-Pod” of countless dolphins off the West Cork coast has proved a viral hit on Youtube. The video was taken during the recent good weather by Richard O’Flynn on a family boat trip from Baltimore to Cape Clear island.
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
MORE than €2.5 million has been allocated to harbour projects and coastal development programmes in West Cork. The funding is part of a €23m package for the repair of public piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the winter storms and for the ongoing development of Ireland’s public harbour network.
THE Government has announced funding to repair damage caused to publicly owned harbours and piers across West Cork by the recent storms. Marine Minister Simon Coveney has announced €8.8 million to repair the damage to publicly owned piers, harbours and slipways linked to fisheries and aquaculture.
THE Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced funding for the remediation and harbour improvement works at North Harbour, Cape Clear, which will see an investment of €4 million being made. Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington welcomed the announcement saying it demonstrates the Government’s commitment to coastal communities and to ensuring marine infrastructure is maintained and kept up to standard.
BACK in 1847 the Choctaw Indian people sent $170 to the Irish people during the potato famine. This year Tim Tingle the renowned storyteller, writer and member of the Choctaw nation will be a featured storyteller at the 2013 Cape Clear Island Storytelling Festival. Tim will be joined by Paola Balbi from Italy, and our own Batt Burns founder of the Sneem Storytelling Festival, along with the UK’s Ursula Holden-Gill.
AFTER 42 years aboard the Cape Clear Ferry, Ted O’Driscoll, Skipper of the Dún an Óir is trading in his sea legs. A great job for eight weeks in the summer (if lucky) but a hard job for the rest of the year.
A PRESTIGIOUS travel publication showcasing Chléire Haven on Cape Clear hit the newsstands in the United States this month, profiling ‘glamping’ and yurt holidays here to thousands of avid American readers and potential holidaymakers. The current edition of National Geographic Traveler, the world’s most widely-read travel magazine with a circulation of about 8.5 million readers, includes an article titled “Ireland’s Green Scene” with some great ideas for boutique camping
HE’S more used to being in the open water but the tables were turned for record-breaking endurance swimmer Steve Redmond recently as he was the one shouting encouragement for three novice endurance swimmers.
THE Baltimore Lifeboat was called to assist the Maersk tanker Clarissa yesterday evening, as she was en route to New York. A merchant seaman aboard the vessel which was 4.8 nautical miles south west of Cape Clear at the time was in urgent need of medical attention.
THE Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has approved a heavy cargo service to serve four of West Cork’s inhabited islands. Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Dinny McGinley’s sanctioned the grant for Comharchumann Chléire Teo to provide a heavy cargo service to Cape Clear, Sherkin Island, Hare Island and Long Island.