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Lifeguards patrolling Cork beaches for the summer

THE Cork County Beach Lifeguard Service came into effect on June 4th for the 2016 Season. The Beach lifeguards will be on patrol at the following beaches: The Warren, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Tragumna, Barleycove, Garrylucas, Garretsown, Garryvoe, Front Strand, Claycastle and Redbarn.

Get into life saving this summer!

THE Sport of Life Saving which has Olympic Category 2 standing is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and the World Sport Federation.  Life Saving Sport is quite distinct in that it teaches participants the skills necessary to rescue someone in distress in water through events that are varied and challenging.

Cork Surf Life Saving goes from strength to strength in 2015

BUILDING on national success in 2014, Cork Surf Life Saving has gone from strength to strength in 2015. Firstly, at Indoor Competition in February, Cork’s Masters took the All Ireland title and Cork Senior Girls finished second overall. At Nipper Level Cork Nippers won the Munster Title and went on to win the All Ireland Indoor Life Saving title in Galway for the first time in their history!   In Outdoor

Inchydoney wins Beachguard Team Award

COUNTY Mayor, Cllr John Paul O’ Shea was on hand recently to award the authority’s annual beachguard team award with this year’s award going to the well deserving Inchydoney Beachguard Team. In 2014, Cork County Council introduced a new initiative under the Cork County Council Beach Service, that of an award recognising and acknowledging the Beachguard Team which has excelled during the season. The award is given for a number

Humpback whale wows onlookers at Inchydoney

by Calvin Jones via www.irelandswildlife.com INCHYDONEY beach is one of the undisputed jewels along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. This outstanding blue flag beach draws visitors from far and wide, but earlier this week it was a visitor of a different kind that was getting all the attention. The sandy bottom in the bay off Inchydoney is perfect for small fish called sand eels — and earlier this week they accumulated

Locals urged to join Clean Coasts clean up in West Cork

A CALL for volunteers to join Ireland’s largest coastal cleanup was made today by Clean Coasts ambassador and pro surfer Easkey Britton. Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2015 takes place from May 8th to May 17th and everybody is invited to get involved in protecting and celebrating a beach they love.

West Cork film is making waves

WAVES is a short film written by Clonakilty resident Claire Lamb, it tells the story of a group of friends who have gone away for the weekend. the story focuses on one of the friends Thomás, played by Michael Linnehan, who is suffering from mental health issues and is having a really hard time at the moment, as he struggles through the weekend we see his interactions with the friends

The coast is clear for West Cork beaches – all blue flags and green coast awards retained in West Cork

DESPITE serious storm damage at a number of locations all of West Cork’s beaches have retained their Blue Flag and Green Coast status this year.   The beaches awarded Blue Flags were Garrylucas (Garretstown), Kinsale; Inchydoney; Owenahincha; Barleycove and Tragumna. The Green Coast award winners were Ballyrisode; Dooneen Pier, Kilcrohane; Galley Cove, Crookhaven; Garnish, Beara; Oysterhaven; Ring and Rocky Bay.

A Viennese musical evening in Inchydoney

by Hannah Humphreys   THE ‘Evening in Vienna’ on Valentine’s Day in the Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa Hotel took off in style.   With a red rose flower arrangement a reminder of the romantic nature of the day, and  strawberries adding a touch of class to the champagne flutes, guests were treated to a drinks reception followed by an evening of good food, wine and great entertainment hosted by

A Gala New Year’s Eve Concert: An Intimate Evening with Rebecca Storm

Rebecca Storm, Ireland’s leading lady of musical theatre, the acclaimed star of Blood Brothers, Evita and Les Miserables, will make her West Cork debut with a New Year’s Eve concert in Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa on Tuesday 31 December at 8pm.   Accompanied by a full band, Rebecca will perform musical theatre classics and personal favourites. An Intimate Evening with Rebecca Storm will include songs from her leading roles

Gay Byrne – live on stage at Inchydoney

LEGENDARY broadcaster Gay Byrne will perform the only West Cork date of his acclaimed Live on Stage show at Inchydoney Lodge Hotel, Clonakilty on Thursday, October 24th.   The Irish Times calls Gay Byrne: Live on Stage “exhilarating…superb…ingenious…a thoroughly enjoyable evening.” Following his sold-out March show in Ballymaloe Grainstore, Gaybo returns to Cork with his hilarious entertainment sharing some of “the greatest show-biz stories never told”.

West Cork retains all Blue Flag beaches

WEST Cork has retained all of its Blue Flag beaches in the latest survey from An Taisce, the results of which were announced by Environment Minister Phil Hogan in Dublin. Garrylucas, Garretstown, Inchydoney, The Warren, Owenahincha, Tragumna and Barleycove all met the stringent Blue Flag Criteria along with 77 other beaches and three marinas around the country.