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
WEST Cork will play host a solo exhibition from acclaimed Irish artist Chára Nagle whose exclusive and exquisite equine art hangs in homes throughout the world.
St Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music will, this summer, play host to the finest of Classical Music in the charming town of Castletownshend. Each Thursday a performance, by an array of national and international artists, will be held in the historic church; commencing July 18th and ending on August 15th.
IT’S time to start limbering up for the annual Castletownsend to Skibbereen 9km walk in aid of Cork Cancer Research Centre on Sunday 24th February. Over the past 12 years, the walk has gone from strength to strength, and has raised in excess of €215,000.
LEADING tour operators and travel writers from the United States, France, Germany and Belgium visited West Cork last week, as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and B&B Ireland. They were here to experience at first-hand our unique bed and breakfast offering – the warmth and friendliness of the welcome, the special one-to-one interaction with their hosts and the wonderful home-cooked food which visitors from around the world
A PIECE of West Cork’s bloody history made an unexpected appearance in Castletownsend recently thanks to an eagled-eyed nine-year-old who was helping his father plant some shrubs in Castletownsend. The discovery, an 18th Century lead musket-ball, was found by Abbeystrewry National School pupil Thomas Somerville who was helping dad Thomas planting trees and shrubs in the area at the time.
GAIA Charis from Castletownshend has been named runner up in the Family Carers’ second annual Caring for Carers Ireland poetry competition, the winners of which were announced at the Ennis Book Club Festival in County Clare during the weekend. The nationwide poetry competition asked Family Carers to compose poems on the theme of springtime, representing renewal and new life.
THIS year’s West Cork Castletownsend to Skibbereen 9km walk in aid of Cork Cancer Research Centre was a great success, as walkers went that extra mile in memory of the founder of the centre and local, world-renowned cancer research pioneer Professor Gerry O’Sullivan. The annual event took place on February 26th last, raising €13,000 in much-needed funds for research into poor prognosis and incurable cancers.
A STAGE performance of Oscar Wilde’s much-loved gothic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray will form the centrepiece of a fundraising evening at Castletownshend’s Drishane House on Saturday, March 24th next. The evening’s entertainment in aid of the Heritage Fund for St Barrahane’s Church will also include a champagne reception and a full-course dinner service. The Picture of Dorian Gray performed by Wonderland Productions has played to great acclaim at venues