WEST Cork has retained five Blue Flag Beaches in the An Taisce International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Awards for 2016, Garrylucas, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Barleycove and Tragumna but Garretstown beach has lost its status.
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.
IT may not come as a great surprise to locals, but popular travel website Tripadvisor has named Inchydoney near Clonakilty as Ireland’s best beach for the third year in a row.
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
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
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
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.
POPULAR teavel website Tripadvisor has named Inchydoney Beach near Clonakilty the favourite beach in the country according to the sites users for the second year in a row. Inchydoney edged out Derrynane beach in County Kerry to claim the top spot.
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.
ALL of West Cork’s bathing beaches monitored under EU quality standards have been given a clean bill of health by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Barley Cove, Coolmaine, Garretstown, Garrylucas, Inchydoney, Owenahincha and Tragumna were all rated as good while The Warren was rated as sufficient.
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
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
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”.
Members from West Cork Sand Circles create a masterpiece on Inchydoney Beach, West Cork to show their support for the Cork Hurlers in the All-Ireland Hurling Final.
A LARGE Georgian house at Inchydoney Island, Clonakilty sold for €250,000 more than the guide price at auction recently. Inchydoney House had a guide rating of €450,000 but was finally sold for €700,000 after considerable interest was shown at the auction held at the Inchydoney Lodge and Spa Hotel.
THE clear blue sky, bright sun and perfectly calm conditions on Christmas morning made it ideal for the huge crowd that participated in the annual Christmas Swim at Inchydoney.
FROM this week Clonakilty will be transformed into a jungle with the only exhibition of its kind in the world ‘Jungle City’. A collection of 30 life-sized, brightly painted animal sculptures has been permanently installed in every nook and cranny of the town.
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.