by Stephen Johnson FORTY-five students from Pobailscoil Inbhear Sceine second-level school in Kenmare escaped serious injury when their chartered tour bus caught fire near the West Cork village of Ballyvournery shortly after 7am on Wednesday, September 24th.
AN empty house went up in flames in Caheragh on Thursday morning and the scene was attended by local fire service units. Thankfully nobody was injured in the blaze which was brought under control by fire crews. Gardaí are investigating the circumstances that led to the blaze,
THE single occupant of a small motor yacht had to be rescued by emergency services on Saturday afternoon when the vessel caught fire and sank about two miles off of Seven Heads.
THE dressing rooms at the Dunmanway Town AFC soccer pitches suffered an attack by vandals last week. The rubbish bin outside the building was set alight as was a bag inside the home dressing room and a Window Broken.
THE Courtmacsherry Lifeboat was called to attend a yacht that got into trouble off of Seven Heads on Saturday. A fire broke out on the 35ft vessel and the two crew on board called for assistance.
AN inquiry into the deaths of three men near Adrigole in 2010 has found that if they were wearing lifejackets at the time of the incident, the outcome would have been “significantly different”. Sixty two-year-old Wolfgang Schroder, and friends Wolfgang Schmidt and Richard Harmon drowned when they were forced to abandon their motor cruiser “Castaway” due to a fire while on a fishing trip.
THE iconic Top of Coom pub on the Cork / Kerry border between Coolea and Kilgarvan has been destroyed by fire. Fire brigade units from Kenmare and Killarney attended the blaze last night at the pub, famous for being the highest in Ireland at 1,045 ft above sea level.
SKIBBEREEN gardaí want to talk to a number of people in connection with a major drug operation that was uncovered in the town yesterday (Wednesday), lunch time. A fire, believed to be due to an electrical fault with a heater used to aid the growth of cannabis plants broke out in a first-floor front room in the building sometime after midday. Fire crews from Skibbereen and Schull were called to
GARDAÍ in Skibbereen have uncovered a major illegal drugs operation in the heart of the town after the property housing it caught fire. The cannabis-growing factory was discovered in a property on North Street at around 12.30pm today after a fire broke out at the premises.
A MASSIVE blaze at the country’s biggest pallet manufacturer could see 70 people lose their jobs in the week before Christmas. The blaze broke out at the 20,000 sq m Mid-Cork Pallets facility at Clondrohid near Macroom early on Sunday morning. Several fire crews from the Cork County Fire Service attended and eventually brought the huge inferno under control.