A lovely night was had by all at the celebrations of 40 years of Comhaltas in Glengarriff Community Hall on the 24th of June. Thanks to Seàn Ò Sè for running the night so well with his story telling and singing. A BIG THANK YOU to all the performers on the night, to their families for helping out and for being so patient with the extra practises. A special thanks
ALTHOUGH the numbers may have been smaller, C.C.E. Gleann Garbh still had a very successful day at the County Fleadh Cheoil held in the Eccles Hotel Glengarriff, on Monday May 2nd. Well done to the U12s Lisa Harrington, Caoimhe O’Hanlon, Emma Osbourne, Caoimhe O’Shea, Anna O Shea, Molly Harrington, Chloe Coppinger, Lucy and Abbey Connolly.
GLENGARRIFF is delighted to announce the line-up for the 2016 Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival, which takes place from 16th to 19th June. The festival has grown from small beginnings in 2013 to become one of the highlights on Ireland’s festival map, attracting the country’s top trad musicians and ever bigger audiences.
ONE of West Cork’s best-knowm galleries is on the move; after 12 seasons in Glengarriff, the Catherine Hammond Gallery reopens in Skibbereen on March 17th. To celebrate its new location and its 13th year, the inaugural show 12 Now 13 will feature work by some of the most prominent artists shown at the gallery in the past.
CORK Nature Network are holding an event on the 13th March at Blue Pool Park – Poulgorm, Glengarriff. Meeting at 2pm in the car park at Quills Woollen Market. This is a beautiful public area in the heart of the Village.
THE Glengarriff Nature Reserve will be the venue for West Cork’s newest parkrun which is launching just in time for Operation Transformation 2016! Glengarriff has joined the growing list of Cork locations where people can take part in weekly timed parkruns since the event was launched on January 2nd. Runners, joggers, and walkers are all welcome to participate in the parkruns which will take place each Saturday morning at 9:30am.
In Arcadia is a new group exhibition at the Catherine Hammond Gallery in Glengarriff that runs until September 10th, coinciding with the West Fork Festival. Based on imaginary landscapes, this should be a very popular show. Lost paradise, imaginary lands, utopia or dystopia, these are themes that artists have explored across history. Here four very different artists present their own fantasy or allegorical landscapes, sometimes populated with figures or animals. All
WHITE-tailed Eagles have successfully hatched chicks across four counties in Ireland including a pair in Glengarriff in West Cork. Eight pairs of White-tailed Eagles have nested and laid eggs with five nests successfully hatching chicks in Glengarriff and also in Clare, Galway and Kerry.
The Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff are having the annual charity tea party on Saturday June 6th from 1 to 5 PM. The proceeds from the tea party and the entrance fees all day will go to Bantry Care For The Aged.
Are you looking for money? The Ewe Experience in Glengarriff is seeking charities to benefit from their annual charity day. “Every year we support a different charity; a big event for Willow our dog, who always dressed for the occasion in a T-shirt from the particular charity. Last year was special for her since it was for animals. Sadly it was also to be Willow’s last. In her honour and
by Stephen Johnson A TWO-YEAR, 4-million euro project designed to improve safety on a 1.6-kilometre stretch of N71 in Bonane is finally underway. A spokesman for the National Roads Authority (NRA) told the West Cork Times this week that the project will involve the removal of more than 11,000 cubic metres of rock, which will widen the narrow road and improve safety.
THE Bantry woman who was formerly PA to Hollywood star Maureen O’Hara during her time spent living in West Cork has settled a defamation action she brought against Ms O’Hara’s nephew Charlie FitzSimons. In the High Court lawyers for Mr FitzSimons with an address at Kinna, Sweden read out a personal apology to Carolyn Murphy from Bantry relating to a number of statements made by Mr FitzSimons about Carolyn Murphy.
ONE of the world’s largest sailing vessels visited Bantry Bay recently, the latest in a succession of cruise ships to visit West Cork this summer. The five-mast Club Med 2 cruise ship carrying more than 600 passengers and crew using ultra-modern computer controlled sail technology along with more traditional diesel engines.
THREE West Cork Towns, Glengarriff, Kinsale and Rosscarbery are among 15 across the country in the running for Fáilte Ireland’s 2014 Tourism Towns Awards. The competition, now in its third year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists. The selected towns will now be subject over the next few weeks to a series of
The Glengarriff Arts Festival is on in the village over the weekend of August 22nd, 23rd and 24th . There will be an amazing exhibition of artists’ work on display and the village will be alive with activity throughout the weekend.
AUTHOR Lane Ashfeldt will be returning to West Cork in September to teach a workshop for new writers at the West Cork College Writers Retreat in Glengariff – www.irishwriters.ie. Lane’s book SaltWater was published earlier this year by Liberties Press Dublin. The book is a bestselling short story title this summer with a thumbs up as a must-have beach reading purchase from Irish Times magazine Gloss. SaltWater is also
MORE than €200,000 from a national funding allocation of €2.99 million has been allocated for West Cork piers and harbours under the 2014 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme A total of €241,750 total funding is to be allocated to West Cork for its piers and harbours. The money will be used to boost marine and leisure tourism and/or for the ongoing maintenance and development of piers and harbours.
FINE Gael local election candidate for West Cork Municipal District, Cllr Jerry Sullivan, has welcomed the announcement of €99,998 in funding for Cork County Council to support community groups such as the TidyTowns groups to enhance their areas. The funding comes as part of a €3 million Public Area Enhancement Scheme announced by Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD.
THE Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff are holding their annual charity tea party on Saturday, June 7th next from 1pm – 5pm. The funds raised this year will go to Rural Animal Welfare Resources (RAWR), a local animal welfare charity.
June 20th to the 22nd the second Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Traditional Music Festival takes place in Glengarriff. The festival looks to revive the tradition of Uilleann piping in the area and is a must for all piping and traditional music enthusiasts. This year’s festival promises to be a spectacular event with a strong artistic line-up featuring renowned names such as De Dannan, Liam O’Flynn, Jackie Daly and Matt
A fundraising event for Cancer Research, Cork will be held on Sunday May 4th in Sacred Heart Church, Glengarriff at 7.30pm. The event, titled A Celebration of Light is a gala concert with local, national and international artists taking part. The artists are performing free of charge and all profits will go directly to the charity.
A WEST Cork singer who has made it through to the finals of RTÉ’s The Voice of Ireland talent show has come in for criticism following a sexy dance routine broadcast as part of her performance on the show last Sunday evening. Twenty two-year-old Danica Holland from Glengarriff impressed the judges with her performance of Lady Gaga’s hit ‘Do What U Want’ but it was the dancers in the
THE Cork Sports Partnership has announced that the An Post Rebel Tour 2014 is returning to West Cork and the Beara Peninsula for the third-year running on Saturday September 13th 2014. Michael Crowley, event manager said “This is due largely to the support and cooperation that we get from so many local community groups and clubs along the route, and of course in the village of Glengarriff itself.
A 65-year-old man died while working to restore telephone lines near Glengarriff, West Cork. Michael O’Riordan was working as part of an Eircom subcontractor crew between Glengarriff and Adrigole at around 2pm last Saturday when the accident happened.
TWO Dutch journalists have been touring West Cork in their electric car. The pair write for NRC Next, a daily newspaper, and SALT, a magazine targeting environmentally-aware travellers, with a combined readership of almost 250,000 people – or potential visitors – across the Netherlands. They were invited here by Tourism Ireland, to experience and write about an e-car touring holiday in Ireland.
Bug Hunt in the woods, 24th August 2013, Glengarrif Woods Bug hunt in the woods and finding ladybirds! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Ewe Experience in Glengarriff raised a total of €600 at the annual charity tea party for two Bantry service groups, Rehab and the National Learning Network. Here Kurt Lyndorff from The Ewe is handing over the proceeds to staff and service users at Rehab.
THE Ewe Experience in Glengarriff is holding a charity tea party on Saturday June 8th. All the proceeds on the day will go to two Bantry groups, Rehabcare and the National Learning Network. On the same day The Ewe Experience, Ireland’s only interactive sculpture garden, will also be celebrating the anniversary of 20 years in business in West Cork. “We have had a close connection over the years
THE Ewe Experience in Glengarriff is celebrating 20 years in business in West Cork. To celebrate this landmark 20 people will be given free tickets to the popular visitor destination, which is Ireland’s only interactive sculpture garden. To enter the competition visit the Ewe web site www.theewe.com and answer the following question: