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Major works to upgrade N71 surface

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has confirmed that a major upgrade of the road surface is to take place at both Lisavaird and Leap on the N71. The upgrade at Lisavaird will commence at the Curragh west of Clonakilty, and continue through Lisavaird until it ties in to a previously resurfaced section at Newmills, Rosscarbery. A contractor, Priority Conctruction Ltd., has been appointed to carry out

Leap surfacing works to begin in coming months

Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has confirmed that Cork County Council is progressing design work on the road pavement between Leap and Dromihilly. It is currently anticipated that the Council will be in a position to tender the scheme in the coming months.

Leap Post Office to remain closed permanently

AN Post have confirmed that Leap Post Office will not reopen following it’s sudden closure at the beginning of the year following what was described as a “contractual dispute” between An Post and the contractor. A number of local meetings have been held in the village with the aim of galvanising support for the reopening of the post office but An Post have now confirmed that following local consultation the

Crumbling road surface on N71 in Leap to continue until 2016

LOCAL Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has criticised the National Roads Authority and the stated position of their programme manager Gary Lynch in relation to the condition of the road surface at Leap. In a letter issued by the NRA in response to Deputy Daly’s representations, Mr Lynch stated that “strengthening works have been identified on the N71 in Leap and the works are currently scheduled to be undertaken in

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.

Government to investigate poor Saorview signal in West Cork

THE Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources under Minister Pat Rabbitte is to investigate the availability of the new national digital TV service Saorview in parts of rural West Cork. Concerns have been raised that the area between Dunmanway and Rosscarbery in particular suffers from very poor reception due to the large number of hills and valleys.

West Cork lingo goes high-tech with new app

Jerome Hughes, Foróige WOULD you believe it? Two entrepreneurial teens from Leap Foróige Club have developed an iPhone App that translates Cork English into mainstream English. Sixteen-year-olds Austin Keane and Liam Horgan are also members of Foróige’s democratically elected Reference Panel. The idea sprang from hearing locals in West Cork using phrases that the lads had never heard outside of their native county.

€1.2m for N71 improvements

THE National Roads Authority (NRA) have approved funding of €1.2 million for repairs and improvements to two sections of the main N71 road in West Cork. Six hundred thousand euro has been allocated for overlaying the damaged section from Leap to Connonagh and another €600,000 for the section between and Connonagh and Rosscarbery. Efforts are also being made by the members of the Western Committee of Cork County Council to

Sean Chapman Motorbike Run

THE Annual Sean Chapman Motorbike Run in aid of West Cork Wheelchair Support Group is being held on Sunday, February 26th from the Beehive Bar, Connonagh, Leap at 1.30pm. For further details contact Michael Gallwey 086 252 8978 or George Roycroft 028 22197. All donations & spot prizes for draw greatly appreciated.

Boy dies in tragic circumstances

A FOURTEEN-year old boy has died tragically in Leap while he was staying over at a friend’s house early on Wednesday (September 28th) morning. Jonathan O’Regan who was from Glandore Road in Leap and a pupil at Mount St Michael’s in Rosscarbery collapsed sometime after 3am after complaining of feeling unwell. Efforts were made to revive him by relatives and then paramedics at the scene.