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Irish South Coast Dragons 2014 at Glandore

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

The tenth Glandore Classic Boat Summer School

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

Fundraising continues for Glandore Church restoration

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

Additional funding for school works

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.

Glandore Church events for August

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.

“Disastrous change of course” sank Tit Bonhomme

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

Desperate calls for help from the Tit Bonhomme

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

Vintage cars take to the road

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.

Lots happening to support Glandore Church project

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

Safety changes to be put in place following Tit Bonhomme report

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

Union Hall and Glandore in bid for new lifeboat

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.

Tit Bonhomme tragedy remembered one year on

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 seek witnesses in Glandore body case

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.

New @skibbereentimes out now

It’s here! The first edition of the all-new @skibbereentimes is out today. @skibbereentimes is a new, FREE, bi-weekly publication bringing you the latest news and events from Skibbereen, Schull, Goleen, Ballydehob, Baltimore, Union Hall, Leap, Glandore, Castletownsend and surrounding areas.

Kilmacabea Rowing Club, AGM report

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.

Tit Bonhomme skipper laid to rest

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

Last body recovered from Glandore Harbour

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

Tit Bonhomme Skipper’s body found

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