Children, from tots to teens, are the focus for a number of events this July, as part of the 2016 West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry, West Cork. There will be readings and workshops, a visit from The Book Clinic, poetry, illustration, music and games. The West Cork Literary Festival Children’s Festival runs from Monday, July 18th to Saturday, July 23rd with many free events – see www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie for full
by Stephen Johnson NORMA Moriarty, a Kerry County Councillor who teaches at Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine in Kenmare, says she has witnessed many near misses involving cars and pedestrians outside her school and the nearby National School on busy Railway Road. The Kerry County Council has been urged to prioritise safety by widening the road outside the schools where local people say the situation “is an accident is waiting to happen”.
THE relocation of regular children’s diabetes clinics from Bantry Hospital to Cork University Hospital (CUH) has been described as a “worrying” development by local Fianna Fáil senator Denis O’Donovan. Senator O’Donovan raised the issue with Minister Kathleen Lynch in Seanad Éireann recently where he said that three-years-ago, there were monthly paediatric clinics that rotated from being a general clinic to being a diabetes clinic in Bantry.
EXCLUSIVE A MAN who has admitted to photographing young girls in their school uniforms at a playground in Ballydehob and masturbating has had his sentencing postponed while a report is completed by the Probation Services. Judge James McNulty, sitting at a District Court hearing in Bantry this week, told Petras Petrikauskas (36) from Chapel Lane Skibbereen that while the charges were indeed very serious he was referring
Witches, werewolves, skeletons and other scary monsters were out in force in West Cork on Friday as halloween approaches. At Reenascreena National School witches, vampires and pirates arrived at “Reenascreena Cineplex” as senior class pupils had turned the school into a cineplex for the day. Each of three classrooms showed a different scary movie. They festooned the hallways with Halloween decorations and made popcorn and sold it with drinks to
APPROXIMATELY 4,278 children in Cork South West are to benefit from the roll-out of free GP care, which was announced in this week’s Budget, according to Labour Deputy Michael McCarthy. “I am pleased that approximately 4,278 children in Cork South West alone will be eligible for free GP care when it is rolled out, based on the latest Census data. This is a historic and significant initiative which means
Children with type 1 diabetes who normally receive four to five insulin injections daily now have access to an alternative treatment via an insulin pump and attend to a dedicated “pump school” to learn to use the device. An insulin pump is a mini computerised device, which continually infuses insulin under the skin and optimises the blood glucose control.
Choowawaa is West Cork Arts Centre’s annual Arts Event for families and children aged from 2 to 12 years of age. This year it includes two exhibitions, storytelling sessions, dance and art workshops along with performances from Graffiti Theatre Company.