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.
Charlie Hayes and Kadi Deasy with Liam Deasy and David McCarthy of Clonakilty Renewable Energy Centre; Munster’s first Renewable Energy Centre which will officially open to the public this May Bank Holiday Weekend in The Curragh, Clonakilty.
Christian Graninger THE doors were opened in Rosscarbery recently to the area’s latest eating establishment, The Old Town Grill, by owners David and Sam and team. This new spot for fine food and wine is easy to find, located as it is right on the main N71 near the Celtic Ross Hotel.
MINISTER for Health, Dr James Reilly officially opened the Acute Stroke Unit at Bantry General Hospital on Friday. The unit is the first of its kind in Cork and Kerry and one of the first such units in the country. The four-bed specialist unit was established at the end of 2009 without the need for any extra staff by reorganising existing resources and admits more than 100 patients with acute
THE driving rain and howling wind couldn’t keep Christmas bargain hunters away as hundreds of shoppers flocked to the opening of West Cork’s latest supermarket chain. Aldi, the German discount supermarket chain opened their first West Cork store in Dunmanway today and judging by the overflowing car park and packed aisles inside, the store will have no shortage of customers. Despite the bad weather there wasn’t a space to be
A GREAT day was enjoyed by the pupils of Ballinacarriga National School near Dunmanway recently as Research and Innovation Minister Seán Sherlock, accompanied by local TD Michael McCarthy officially opened the school’s new extension. The event was attended by current pupils at the school as well as parents, teachers and local people who had attended the school down through the years. The children enjoyed a fun magic show as part
LOCAL rugby hero Ronan O’Gara and 2011 Rose of Tralee, Tara Talbot were on hand to officially launch the newly revamped Newbridge Silverware Store, on Cork’s Oliver Plunkett Street today. They both signed autographs and chatted with customers at the store whose new look was inspired by the Art Deco era. The store was originally open five years ago by well-known Cork businessman Finbarr Cotter. Since its inception, the Newbridge
THE long-awaited extension to Coppeen National School will be officially opened today (Monday, October 17th) by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. The 78-pupil school has served the local community since the 19th century and has been awaiting the completion of the extension since plans were first put in place in 2007.