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
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.
THE recent Christmas tree throwing event held in Leap has raised more than €1,000 for the Cancer Connect charity that transports patients from across West Cork to Cork city for treatment.
THE discovery of a body in a river near Leap on Sunday last is being treated by gardaí as a tragic accident.
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
LOCAL people in Leap and surrounding areas are being asked to come together to make a convincing case for the reopening of the local Post Office. The Post Office closed at the beginning of the year following what was described as a “contractual dispute” between An Post and the contactor.
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
THE seventeenth annual Leap Show will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6th. It will include a full schedule of in-hand and ridden classes for horses and ponies held across three rings.
FOR Lawrence White, having recently relocated to West Cork after working in Cork City for the last ten years, it’s all about sound! Originally hailing from South Africa, Lawrence has over 20 years experience in the professional audio industry.
Pictured hard at work with a 1890 hand threshing machine at the annual Leap threshing and vintage day at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Sunday were Ballydehob threshers Dan Collins, Ben Dean, Tom Camier, Pierce Hickey and Dermot O’Donovan. Pic: Denis Boyle
PEOPLE across West Cork who have yet to make the switch to digital television are being urged to do so urgently.
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.
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.
THE new, improved Old Mill Stores has opened in Connonagh selling stoves plus all sorts of handpicked homewares, interesting interiors items, groovy gifts and things that defy categorisation. The new store replaces the former OVNE Antique Stoves premises at the same location.
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.
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
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.
HUNDREDS of mourners packed into St Mary’s Church in Leap to pay their last respects to 14-year Jonathan O’Regan who tragically died last Wednesday morning. Jonathan who suffered from severe asthma and was a promising GAA star, died after collapsing at a sleepover at a friend’s house in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
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.