JOHN Pridmore, the former London gangster will be sharing his amazing story in All Saints Church, Drimoleague on Monday the 11th of April at 7.30pm as part of a Parish Mission running from Monday the 11th – Friday the 15th of April. Evening sessions: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Drimoleague Church. Thursday and Friday, Drinagh Church.
WEST Cork Development Partnership will host West Cork’s first ever Heritage and Tourism Conference, titled ‘Looking at Heritage through a Visitor’s Eye’ at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre in Drimoleague on Friday 12th September from 9am to 4.30pm. Local and regional tourism and heritage stakeholders in West Cork will come together at the recently opened, unique venue, to focus on how the distinctive West
A RURAL community near Drimoleague is in mourning following the death of a local child in a tragic farm accident. Three-year-old Fionn Mulhall was crushed by a mechanical digger in the yard of the family farm at Gurtnascreena about four miles west of Drimoleague just before 11am on Friday, August 1st.
The 10th Railway Yard Threshing & Vintage event will take place on Sunday August 31st. Over the years, this hard working community have raised over €85,000 for varying charities, with this year’s proceeds in aid of: Bru Columbanus, RNLI (Baltimore), West Cork Autism Group, Methodist sports halls.
Bumblebee Farm Nurseries have announced the first in a series of open days that they will be hosting at Bumblebee Farm, where they are committed to providing a healthy, beautiful alternative to the chemical flower industry and invite you to experience the difference. The first is on the 22nd of June 12 – 5 pm. This open day is a fundraiser to help the Petford family under the auspice of
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh joined members of the St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Way to launch the inaugural National Pilgrim Paths Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 19th. Pictured at the launch at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin were Heritage Council Chief Executive Michael Starrett; Chairman of National Pilgrims Path John O’Dwyer; Micheál Ó Muircheartaig; Con Collins of Collins Press, and David Ross.
CORK County Council has announced that more than €80,000 in funding is to be made available for the provision of new footpaths and repairs to existing ones across West Cork. Schemes set to benefit include Main Street, Drimoleague; Main Street, Castletownbere; Main Street & High Street, Schull; Main Street, Ballydehob; Fernhill Road, Clonakilty; Bridge Street, Clonakilty; Abbey Street, Timoleague; Tom Barry Way, Clonakilty; Sands Quay, Clonakilty; Mill Road, Skibbereen;
Noreen & Sean McSweeney, Drimoleague, presented a cheque in the sum of €10,949 to the Bantry Hospice project, Dunmanway Hospital, Marymount Hospice and Cancer Research, as a result of putting on a wonderful display of Christmas lights over the Festive Season. Noreen and Sean have been organising the lights for a number of years and this year in particular, given the unusual windy weather it was a huge challenge
GARDAÍ in Bantry are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred near Skibbereen. The accident is believed to have happened sometime between 10pm on Thursday, November 21st and 7am on Friday, November 22nd at Tooreen on the L4231 road which runs from the Skibbereen – Drimoleague road to Drinagh village.
Sunday 25th August Opening by Lorraine Kingston Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork at 2.30pm, Vintage Car Run and display, Traditional crafts : Butter making, weaving, basket making, Barbeque, Glenilen ice cream, smoothies and lemonade, Wheel of fortune, Bottle stall, welly throwing. Forge display by Pat O’ Driscoll, bouncy castle, face painting, Guess make of crushed car ,music and Dog Show at 3.30.
AN 81-year-old Drimoleague man was airlifted to hospital after being badly gored by a bull at an incident on a farm near the West Cork town earlier today. The man, named locally as Noel Moxley, suffered massive chest injuries, leg and facial lacerations as a result of the incident.
THE refurbishment of Castledonovan Castle near Drimoleague is due for completion this summer, the OPW have confirmed. It is hoped that the castle will be open to members of the public in early June or July. Finance for the refurbishment was officially sanctioned by former minister Síle De Valera in 1991.
THE Friends of Bantry General Hospital annual fundraising walk ( 12 miles ) will take place on Saturday, June 22nd, gather at Drimoleague Railway Yard at 10am. You can walk by sponsorship card or personal donation.
FOR the first week of February we celebrated Catholic Schools Week and on February 2nd we celebrated our grandparents, with a prayer service followed by the grandparents staying for tea and chat afterwards.
THE launch of the “Kingston Gathering 2013” took place at the Drimoleague Inn recently with the help of Eileen Kingston from Corks C103 radio station. Towards the end of 2012, a group of West Cork Kingstons (along with one or two expatriates) got together to discuss the possibility of holding a Kingston family gathering in West Cork at some point during 2013 as part of The Gathering Ireland 2013.
GLENILEN Farm Dairy Products based in Drimoleague have been named as this year’s winners of the Georgina Campell Guide awards Natural Food Award 2013.
DUNMANWAY Hillwalking Club’s next outing will be on Sunday, October 21st next to one of the Drimoleague Heritage Walks.
LOCAL success story Glenilen Farm are among the 24 finalists in the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition. The Drimoleague-based family business has been nominated in the emerging category and were featured recently in a special RTÉ programme with other nominees screened on RTÉ 1. The winners of each category, a special award winner and the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 will be
PEOPLE across West Cork who have yet to make the switch to digital television are being urged to do so urgently.
DRIMOLEAGUE Railway Yard Threshing are holding a fundraising weekend on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August. On the Saturday there will be a vintage car and tractor run from Drimoleague to Skibbereen meeting at the Drimoleague Inn at 12:30.
THE Friends of Bantry General Hospital were recently presented with a cheque for €10,420.00, the proceeds of a very successful sponsored walk from Drimoleague to Bantry, which was organised by Eveisa Kingston back in May. The cheque was presented to the chairperson of the friends group, Declan Hurley at the hospital.
GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision on the main R586 Dunmanway – Bantry road at Clounties about two miles west of Dunmanway. The collision occurred between a lorry and a car at approximately 3.20pm.
CARBERY Housing Association (CHA) is inviting anyone in West Cork who would like to help the work of the association to attend its AGM which will be held from 2-5pm on Saturday, May 19th next at the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen. The AGM will focus on asking participants to help brainstorm how to achieve the ambitious objective of housing 300 households in one year forward, and in developing a
A MEMORIAL will be erected in memory of brave Drimoleague teenager Niamh Cadogan who passed away in March from leukaemia. The 17-year-old Mercy Heights Student was the driving force behind the Young Social Innovators project “Amazing Grace: Improving the Lives of Children with Autism” based in Skibbereen.
ON Saturday April 21st next Cork County Council and WEEE Ireland are hosting a free electrical and battery recycling day at the bring sites at Bantry, Drimoleague and Dunmanway. The free recyclimg offer is available between 10am and 4pm only and they will accept any household item with a plug or a battery.
DRIMOLEAGUE’S St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Way community walk has won the award for best Community Group event at from last year’s National Heritage Week. The event was a two-day contemplative St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Walk in which 36 people walked from the Top of the Rock to Gougane Barra on the weekend of August 20th 2011 as part of National Heritage Week.