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Cape Clear documentary wins at Kerry Film Festival

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

€5 million investment in Cape Clear water supply scheme

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

Seals hold up dangerous pier

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 Coveney inspects storm gates installation on Cape Clear

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

Cape Clear islanders seek long-term solution to water supply problems

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

Ed Harper, an unusual candidate for unusual times

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

€4m investment in Cape Clear

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.

The 2013 Cape Clear Island International Story Telling Festival

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.

Glamping holidays in West Cork in the spotlight in world’s most widely-read travel magazine

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