THE inaugural Ilen Swim and Kayak was held recently in Skibbereen in beautiful autumn sunshine, with the River Ilen certainly looking its best on the day. The event, hosted by Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce, aimed to raise funds for new Christmas lights in Skibbereen as well as highlight the fantastic amenity that the river is to the town and surrounding area.
There will be a clothing recycling drive in aid of St Endas National School on 12th December 2014; We are accepting donations now! Clothes can be dropped to the school or can be dropped to Johnstown Old National School on Sundays after Mass 9th November – 7th December 10:30 – 11:30 or you can arrange collection with Gillian 087 886 1772, Mary 087 990 7287, or Mary – 086 818
A FUN filled event celebrating one of our most important but often taken for granted resources, water, will be held in Bantry on June 21st. The event titled Uisce Glan was the brainchild of Catherine Horgan who came up with the idea as a way of emphasizing the importance of clean water.
The Final West Cork Rankings took place at the Goleen Sports Centre on Sunday 11th May. This was the culmination of a series of 4 events played throughout the season. Over 70 players took part with 11 towns and clubs represented from all over West Cork. 20 women, 7 seniors, 4 parents and with the youngest player 7yrs old the rankings give players of all ages, ability and experience a
Pictured at the West Cork Hotel on Friday the 11th october 2013 Yvonne McNamara from Essential Beauty & Michael Hanley (CEO West Cork Enterprise Board) were on hand to launch the Retail networking event the WCEB will be hosting on October 22nd.
CLONAKILTY’S first ever literary week took place in June, culminating in a successful evening of the spoken word at which local writers presented their work to audiences of fellow-writers and literary enthusiasts. In response to the interest that was shown, another evening has been planned for Tuesday October 1st in De Barra’s, Clonakilty.
WE might not be able to bring you sunny skies all summer long, but then that is part of what it means to be Irish, a good reason to chat to a stranger, or complain to a friend-the weather. RSVP invites audiences to buy into the world we have created, and we promise you the sunny disposition of our actors will keep you so entertained that you will be delighted;
TO coincide with the Bealtaine Festival for Older People, West Cork Citizens Information Service will hold an information event in Bandon on Friday, May 10th; the event will run from 2-4pm and the will take place in the Munster Arms Hotel. There will be a number of speakers at the event.
It’s a while since we all made our new year’s resolutions, and – with Lent nearly over – the temptation to slip straight back into unhealthy eating habits is just around the corner. But Fiona Keohane, a registered dietitian, says that we can all make simple changes to our diets that will have positive and lasting effects on our health and fitness.
THERE are many Gaelgóirí i gCloch na gCoillte, and many more people who may not be fluent, but would love the opportunity to use the “cúpla focail” they have every now and again. However, in many instances these people don’t know each other, and probably pass each other on the street every day not knowing they could exchange a simple “Dia dhuit” or “Conas atá tú?” as they go
CORK South West TD Noel Harrington has urged West Cork people to attend a free Bowell Cancer information session being held by the HSE South at Cork University Hospital (CUH) from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, April 28th next in the main lecture theatre at CUH. Deputy Harrington said, “Bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in Ireland, a fact that is not
THIS coming Saturday March 10th sees a host of musicians coming together in support of the families of the five men lost when the fishing trawler Tit Bonhomme sank in heavy seas at the entrance to Glandore Harbour on the morning of Sunday, January 15th.