by John Bohane THE Mayor of Cork County John Paul O’Shea officially opened the Michael Collins House which is located in Emmet Square, Clonakilty before a large crowd recently. The Georgian house, which was restored by Cork County Council includes a new museum which is dedicated to the life of Michael Collins and charts Ireland’s struggle for independence from the 1798 rebellion onwards. The beautifully restored house includes archive pictures,
Pictured at the Opening of the new Michael Collins Museum at Emmet Square, Clonakilty where Michael Collins once worked on the local newspaper was Great grandniece Emer O’Sullivan from Inniscarra posing with the Bust of her Grand Uncle General Michael Collins. Pic: Denis Boyle
IRISH Water recently officially opened the upgraded wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty. The project, completed in partnership with Cork County Council, primarily upgraded the Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant as well as 13 other plants around the County, to the value of €7 million. The plant now has four times its previous capacity and uses brand-new, state-of-the-art Nereda wastewater technology.
Pictured at the opening, Noel Harrington TD; Minister Michael Ring; Cllr Mary Hegarty and Michael McCarthy TD. MINISTER of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, performed the official opening of Bryce House on Garnish Island recently. Mrs Annan Bryce’s cottage has been restored to its original character by a project funded by Fáilte Ireland and the OPW. The work commenced in January and was completed in August 2015.
PRESIDENT Michael D. Higgins will preform the official opening of Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre on Thursday, 11th June, 2015 at 2.30 pm. This is a great occasion for West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen celebrating the opening of the new building. The President, will meet dancers at The University College Cork & Bollinger Family Space, speak with the Artists in Residency Studios, view the exhibitions of artists Cormac Boydell,
THEY came from near and far, young and old, art fans and the plain curious to get a look at Uillinn, West Cork’s new home for the arts in Skibbereen. Hundreds attended the official opening of the striking steel-clad building on the site of the old Wolfe’s Bakery in the heart of the town; eager to see for themselves what all the fuss is about and to finally get a
Fourth Space, the inaugural exhibition at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre’s new building, opens on Saturday 31st January 2015. Fourth Space comprises sculptural and installation work by nine leading artists based in Ireland: David Beattie, Karl Burke, Rhona Byrne, Maud Cotter, Angela Fulcher, Mark Garry, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Dennis McNulty, and Liam O’Callaghan. Opening the exhibition is Sam Thorne, Artistic Director of Tate St Ives, with guest speakers Cllr Alan Coleman,
A cast crystal and Corten steel sculpture CAOL was unveiled at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen recently. This work was commissioned to acknowledge the donors who generously contributed to the building of Uillinn, the new building for the arts, which is now complete.
MAYOR of Clonakilty Colette Twomey recently performed the official opening of the new “Le Chéile” facility at the local Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin. “Le Chéile” is a new state-of-the-art facility on the school grounds which Gaelscoil pupils can attend before and after normal school times. Príomhoide of An Gaelscoil, Ms. Carmel NicAirt said that the facility was put in place in response to some parents working away from Clonakilty during the
A BIG crowd turned out at Scally’s SuperValu in Clonakilty for the official opening of Ireland’s first in-store, gluten-free bakery at the popular West Cork supermarket. Rosanna Davison, former Miss World and Mary Twohig, chairperson of the Coeliac Society of Ireland were on hand to help launch the bakery and food production facility as were the 96fm Street Fleet who were broadcasting from the store.
DISCOUNT supermarket chain Lidl has opened its newest store in Clonakilty bringing the German retailer’s total number of stores in Ireland to 141. The store is located on Inchydoney Road and represents a new look, ultra modern design and also boasts an on site bakery.
THE village of Baltimore was celebrating recently with the opening of the newly-rebuilt clubhouse for Baltimore Sailing Club by Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine & Defence.
THE Mizen Primary Care Centre in Schull was officially opened by Alex White TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care recently. The Mizen Primary Care Centre (PCC) covers the Mizen Peninsula spanning Goleen, Crookhaven, Schull, Ballydehob, Durrus and all surrounding rural areas ensuring that people can receive a wide range of health and social services, from GPs and HSE health professionals, as
Pictured at the new €5 million state-of-the-art clubhouse at Killmacsimon rowing club was Club President JJ McCarthy with rowing club members Mike Murphy, Conor O’Leary, Bill Bennett, PJ Hunt, Jack Scannell, David Donovan and Sean Crowley. Pic: Denis Boyle
BETWEEN 18th April – 25th SeptembeR The Blue House Gallery, Schull will host a dozen exhibitions and will showcase the work of professional artists from the region as well as visiting artists from outside the community.
Representing an investment of €13 million and creating 35 new jobs, the new 20,000 sq. ft. Smiths SuperValu store located at The Glen, New Road, Kinsale will employ a total of 115 people. Offering the people of Kinsale and surrounding environs a whole new shopping experience, the store will boast a superb fresh food range, which includes expert butchers and fishmongers, an excellent fresh fruit and vegetable selection and
A SKIBBEREEN retailer has broken the world record for unclasping the most bras ever in 60 seconds. Sean Murray of Sean Murray Fashions, Skibbereen succeeded in unclasping 91 bras in his shop on Saturday afternoon as part of his fundraising drive for Get the Girls, the Irish Cancer Society’s breast cancer awareness campaign.
THE latest ECentre in the Cork County network has been officially opened by the County Mayor Noel O’Connor in Bandon. With more than 3,000 square feet of office space equipped with high speed broadband, own door offices, hotdesking facilities and meeting room, the Bandon ECentre will be of enormous value to businesses, startups, entrepreneurs and community groups in the town and the surrounding area.
IT may not have been ideal weather for a stroll down by the river but that didn’t stop hundreds of fans turning out to welcome local boy made-good Graham Norton to his home town of Bandon to open a new riverside walk that has been named in his honour. The star visit from the West Cork native and chat show host was arranged as part of the Cork “Rebel
DRESSED is a brand new women’s fashion store just open in Bandon; owned and managed by Josephine Whelehan, Dressed is aimed at stylish women looking for something a little different for a special occasion or a classic piece, to last for a number of years in their wardrobe. With labels such as Orla Kiely, Axara, Essentiel, Almost Famous, Mos Mosh Jeans, Tempest, Isabel de Pedro and beautiful knitwear by
Macroom Mayor Cllr. Ted Lucey and Town Engineer Brendan Fehily cut the ribbon to officially open the new footbridge with members of the public at the official opening of the long awaited, controversial €1m footbridge in Macroom. [nggallery id=185]
Deirdre Galvin-Hosford of Operation Transformation pictured officially opening the New Beauty Care Salon at Brookes Pharmacy, South Main Street, Bandon. Pic: Jonathan Tyner
THE COPE Foundation has officially opened a new further education Training Centre in Clonakilty. DORAS West Cork Training Centre will provide further education opportunities for students of school-leaving age individually tailored for the people who attended special classes in the community.
Pictured at the opening of the Clonakilty Community Arts Centre at Astna Square was Clare Calnan, Aidan Pendlebury who took part in a poetry reading on the night, Chloe Hart and Lucy Boland. Pic: Denis Boyle
THE new Bandon Gaelscoil opened its doors to pupils on Wednesday August 29th. Staff, pupils, parents and the wider school community were delighted with the new state of the art facilities. Twenty seven new Junior Infants started their primary education through the medium of Irish.
BANDON’S Mr Simms’ Sweet Shoppe relaunched recentlyt we a brand new range of tasty treats, sweets and chocolates as well as some temptin g American specialities available for the first time.
SINN Féin TD Martin Ferris and Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh will jointly perform the official opening of the party’s first office and shop in West Cork today (Thursday, May 3rd).
THE Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney has officially opened a major new €39.5 million pier development in Castletownbere. The major development at Dinish Wharf on Dinish Island is set to reinforce the town as one of Ireland’s major fishing ports and its largest whitefish port. Proximity to rich fishing grounds makes Castletownbere an attractive fish landing location for Irish and foreign vessels.