Bigger Dragon fleet at Glandore for this years South Coast Dragon Regatta, we had 15 entries, 6 from Dublin Clubs, 5 from Kinsale and 4 from the home club GHYC, this is up from last year and bodes well for the Glandore fleet with the prospect of up to three more dragons joining the club for the 2015 season. The Club was delighted that Richard Leonard of RCYC was again
Pictured at the Union Hall and Glandore Charity swim and launch of the new RNLI boat in aid of the RNLI were Anthony Welsh, Johnny McKenna & Richard Browne. Pic: Emma Jervis
ON Wednesday July 30th Dr. Edward M Walsh, the Founding President of the University of Limerick, will open an Exhibition of 25 paintings of the Old Pier in Union Hall in Christ Church, Glandore. All are welcome.
GLANDORE’S landmark Marine Hotel is on the market unde the instructions of receivers David Swinburne and Niall Macklin of KPMG. The property comprises a three storey bar and restaurant premises together with an 11-bedroom detached annex and 18 self contained holiday homes.
TWO divers have died after getting into difficulties diving on a shipwreck off the West Cork coast. The dead men, aged 66 and 61 are understood to be from England.
The Weekend after next on the 12th and 13th of July Glandore Classic Boat Summer School will take place organised by the Glandore Harbour Yacht Club. Glandore is well known for its Classic Regatta that occurs every two years attracting beautiful boats from Ireland and abroad to its picturesque anchorages, the Club have organised this biennial summer school since 1993 this is the 10th edition. The school programme
THE Glandore Church of Ireland Restoration Committee formed in 2012 to protect and restore Christ Church, Glandore has been very successful in its aims mainly thanks to the huge support it has been given from the general public and state agencies. To date the tower has been restored, electricity installed, the gutters and downpipes replaced, new drains installed and by early July the repair of the stonework around the windows
SIR Tony O’Reilly’s luxury West Cork hideaway Shorecliffe in Glandore has been put on the property market with an asking price in the region of €2-3m. The property on a six-acre coastal site in wealthy Glandore has been a family getaway for years and is next door to another property owned by the tycoon’s wife.
BELGOOLY Central School and Scoil Náisiúnta Chuan Doir are set to receive additional funding under the Emergency Works programme. Both schools have been proved for additional funding for structural works under the Emergency Works programme for structural improvements.
A MUCH loved local farmer has died as the result of a workplace accident in the Glandore area. The deceased man, Willie Fortune (70) suffered fatal injuries when his tractor overturned while he was working in a steep cliffside field overlooking Glandore Harbour on Saturday evening.
The August Programme of Events in Christ Church, Glandore begins with an Exhibition of Applique Pictures by Susannah Sindall and her students from Tuesday August 6th to Saturday 10th (inclusive). The exhibition is open daily from 11am-5pm with free admission. Susannah, an appliqué artist who lives near Skibbereen, works with very fine fabrics using them like paints to colour her images of the natural world.
ON Friday July 5th the opening event of the Summer Programme of Events in Christ Church, Glandore will be a screening of The Mission, the 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America.
by West Cork Times Reporter A DISASTROUS change of course was made just six minutes before a trawler steamed directly into a rocky island with five fishermen dying in raging seas as the vessel sank. A marine expert told a Cork coroner’s inquest he believed one of the crew either turned off the auto-pilot on the ‘Tit Bonhomme’ or else manually adjusted the course settings before it ploughed
by West Cork Times reporter KEVIN Kershaw made two desperate 999 calls from his mobile phone in the minutes after the ‘Tit Bonhomme’ trawler struck rocks at the entrance to Glandore Bay in west Cork. The calls were made at 5.46am and 5.49am on January 15 2012 as the 21-year old was told by his desperate crew mates that he didn’t need call credit to make a 999
THE West Cork Vintage Club annual run takes place this Sunday (May 19th) starting at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery and heading to Baltimore via the scenic route through Glandore and Union Hall. Up to 100 cars are exepected to take part including the classic Ford Cortina once owned by former Taoiseach Jack Lynch.
CHRIST Church, Kilfaughnabeg, Glandore was consecrated on the 12th September, 1861 and since then has served the local Church of Ireland community. Regular services are held during the summer months of July and August at 10am. However, its future was at risk because of the dangerous condition of the tower. Everyone agreed that it would be a tragedy if this important and beautiful landmark were allowed to fall into
A REPORT from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the sinking of the Tit Bonhomme in January 2012 has found that fatigue was a major factor in the sinking of the vessel. The reports findings show that the vessel was on auto-pilot when she struck rocks at the mouth of Glandore Harbour resulting in the loss of five crew members, one of the six crew survived the
by Brian Moore A COMMITTEE has been formed in Union Hall to petition the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) for a new inshore lifeboat. Over 200 people attended a public meeting in Union Hall this week where a decision was made to once again submit proposals to the RNLI board meeting scheduled to take place in Poole, Dorset in April.
by Louise Roseingrave A SEA tragedy that sparked a 26 day search for five lost fishermen has been remembered in a moving church service in West Cork. Exactly a year after the Tit Bonhomme fishing trawler hit rocks and foundered in Glandore Harbour, the families of those lost gathered in grief at St Bridget’s Church in Union Hall.
GARDAÍ are asking anyone with any information relating to the body discovered in Glandore on Sunday to come forward. The body of a 65-year-old man was discovered at 11:15am in a rented flat near the Marine Hotel in the village on Sunday, he has since been identified as Stanley Giles who was originally from Rosscarbery.
NEXT weekend (July 13th-15th) the ninth Glandore Classic Boat Summer School offers talks and lectures, book-readings, launches and a model exhibition in the renovated church.
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GARDAÍ are awaiting the results of a post-mortem following the discovery of a man’s body in a house in Glandore on Sunday. It is believed that the body of the 60-year-old man may have been in the house located in the village for up to two weeks.
Joseph O’Callaghan THERE was a major milestone for Kilmacabea Rowing Club recently as their third fibreglass boat, ‘The Rocket III’, was blessed and officially launched at Glandore Pier. The addition of a new boat to the Kilmac fleet comes as the club celebrates 10 years in existence.
by Louise Roseingrave A FISHERMAN was dramatically rescued from waters off the West Cork coast yesterday after he was swept from his fishing boat in rough seas.
by Joseph O’Callaghan KILMACABEA Rowing Club’s AGM for 2012 took place on Saturday, February 11th last. Outgoing chairperson Kevin O’Callaghan reviewed the 2011 season, especially highlighting the success of the club’s underage crews on the water. Six SWCYRA medals and four county medals was the impressive haul of Kilmacabea’s eight underage crews whilst the club’s newly formed overage crews showed great promise for 2012.
THE skipper of the Tit Bonhomme which sank near Glandore with the loss of five lives three weeks ago has been laid to rest in his native Waterford. Hundreds gathered at Ring Church near Dungarvan for the funeral mass of 52-year-old father of five Michael Hayes. His body was recovered from the sea close to the entrance to Glandore Harbour last Wednesday
THE body of the last missing crewman from the sunken trawler Tit Bonnhomme has been found at low tide in Glandore Harbour. The body of 24-year-old Saied aly Eldin from Rosetta in Egypt was found in the water by search teams near Long Point at around 1pm on Friday. The body of Skipper Michael Hayes was discovered only two days ago nearby. His body was brought to a temporary mortuary on
David Forsythe in Union Hall THE body of missing fisherman and skipper of the ill-fated trawler Tit Bonhomme has been recovered close to the mouth of Glandore Harbour where the boat sank more than three weeks ago. The body of 52-year-old father of five, Michael Hayes from Helvick, Co. Waterford was spotted by a team of on-shore Civil Defence volunteers and a number of search teams out on the
Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited Union Hall this morning (Sat) to thank those involved in the ongoing search operation for the two missing fishermen from the Tit Bonhomme which sank near Adam’s Island three weeks ago. The Taoiseach thanked members of the coastguard, volunteers and gardaí involved on the ongoing search and also met with members of the families of the two missing men, skipper Michael Hayes and crewman Saied Aly