MOUNT Saint Michael’s School Bank, ‘Clash of Coins’ have made it through to the AIB build a bank national finals. For the past 13 years AIB have been running a competition for students to build their own bank. This year six transition year students were picked by student officer Jane O’ Regan and bank manager Catherine O’Connor from the Clonakilty branch, to represent Mt St Michael in the AIB build
Gardaí in Clonakilty are investigating a fatal road traffic collision near Rosscarberry on the 8th of March 2016. At approximately 7.10pm an 18-year-old male pedal cyclist was seriously injured when he was struck by a car at Barley Hill, on the Clonakilty to Skibbereen road just west of Rosscarbery. He was pronounced dead at the scene, His body was removed to CUH and a post mortem was expected to be carried out on March 9th. The
by John Bohane ROSSCARBERY native Ronan Milner will lead his CIT Fresher 2 charges into All-Ireland final action this Thursday afternoon March 10th, when the Cork based college play host to DCU in a much anticipated football final. The Carbery Rangers ace has enjoyed a dream debut season coaching the CIT Fresher 1 and 2 teams. The Fresher 1 team which contained a plethora of Carbery stars which included (Martin
by John Bohane JOHN Hayes played a key role on the Rockmount AFC soccer team who caused a major surprise recently when they defeated League of Ireland side Cork City after a dramatic penalty shoot following their Munster Senior Cup quarter-final tie. John netted the solitary goal for the city-based Munster senior league team which ensured a penalty shoot was required to separate the two evenly matched sides. John, was
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THE West Cork-based business process services company SouthWestern recently celebrated the graduation of its leaders from the “Making it Happen Leadership Development Programme” with a ceremony at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery. At the event that was attended by programme participants and the company’s senior leadership team, the graduates were recognised for their achievement in completing the year-long course and were presented with awards by SouthWestern’s Managing Director, Paddy
Unfolding B is the second exhibition in the summer series of contemporary art at Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, West Cork. Opening on Saturday 8th August, it features the work of Tom Climent, Don Cronin, Donna McNamara and Cóilín Murray. Unfolding B is showing recent paintings, prints and sculpture from these well-known established artists.
TV3’s new series of ‘Adoption Stories’ highlights the impact of adoption through the testimonies of those who experienced it first-hand. In Episode 4, we meet Cliona Moore, who lives in West Cork and whose partner and adoptive father both died within days of each other leaving her devastated.
THE Celtic Ross Hotel is carrying out a range of key improvements to the Hotel. For 2015, there are ongoing physical improvements being made to the hotel interior, but the most vital and far reaching investment has been in developing and providing a training programme for its staff.
THE Celtic Ross Leisure Centre has been awarded the Cork County Council Water Safety Awareness Award for introducing the Primary Aquatics Water Safety (PAWS) programme to primary schoolchildren who attend the Celtic Ross swim classes.
THE Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery is delighted to be organising and hosting the West Cork heat of the Over 60s Talent Competition 2015, which was launched by organiser and champion for the rights of senior citizens’ Paddy O’Brien at the hotel’s monthly afternoon tea dance.
“Are you looking for a change in style? Do you want to discover what suits your body shape and colour?” asks Mags O’Donoghue, fundraising coordinator for the Rosscarbery Ladies Football Club; “what better time to start thinking of this with confirmations and communions fast approaching,”. The event takes place at Rosscarbery’s Celtic Ross Hotel on Thursday February 26th at 8pm.
THE Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery has announced the appointment of new head chef Alex Petit, who has joined the kitchen team headed by executive head chef Graeme Campbell. Alex was born in Brittany and spent his early years training in many fine dining restaurants, such as the Grand Hotel in Dinard and Le Mutin Gourmand before moving to Ireland 10-years-ago.
TRANSITION year students, Sana Gordon and Fia Kelly, are heading to Nepal with leading volunteer organisation Projects Abroad to work in schools and orphanages during the summer of 2015. As part of their fundraising drive, the enterprising pair will be photographed wearing West Cork business’s branded t-shirts while working in Kathmandu and the images will be sent back to the various companies to be used to used in promotional activities.
Pictured at the recent handing over of the €1,500 proceeds of the fourth annual Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5km Fun Run to its two nominated charities, Concern Worldwide and the Irish Guide Dogs Association were: Denis McSweeney (race committee), Neil Grant (Celtic Ross Hotel), Fiona Calnan (race committee), Gary Howarth (Carbery Rangers), Michael O’Sullivan (Rosscarbery Community Council), Alex O’Shea (for Irish Guide Dogs Association), Denis Calnan (race committee), Geoff Wycherley (Rosscarbery
THE Celtic Ross Hotel presented a delectable buffet of finger-sized sandwiches followed by scones and an assortment of cakes and pastries, at the launch of its Afternoon Tea, on Saturday 8 November. People came from all corners of West Cork and thoroughly enjoyed the launch event. Ladies from the Cobh Animation Team, who base their dress on the Late Edwardian Period, the era of the Titanic, added a dash
THE annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun weekend at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery has raised €12,500 for Action Breast Cancer. Now in its seventh year, the weekend brought 150 women together from al over Ireland to help the Irish Cancer Society fund breast cancer research, support and services.
Commercialising your business know-how using digital media was the theme of this year’s Offsite 2014 conference in West Cork. Influential business leaders and a record number of attendees convened in West Cork today to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP).
by Eoghan O’Connell A number of West Cork properties have been sold at by Dublin based auctioneers Allsop Space. One of these properties is situated in North Street, Skibbereen and sold for €145,000 at their latest auction. This mid terrace mixed use building has two residential units at first and second floor and a ground floor office unit.
NEXT Monday (Sept. 29th) influential business leaders will convene in West Cork to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual OFFSITE event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP). OFFSITE is a unique business and technology event aimed to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in West Cork. This year the conference, which is taking place at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery on 29th September, will focus on digital innovation in
Ireland and Germany have had strong cultural and ecclesiastical links back to the Middle Ages. St. Mary’s Abbey, Rosscarbery, is the only definitely known daughter-house of the famous Schottenklöster, Irish Benedictine monasteries founded in the 11th century in Bavaria and Austria. The monks from Rosscarbery went from St James in Regensburg which was to become the mother-house of some twelve monasteries, as far away as Kiev and Vienna.
Distribution challenges and opportunities for food businesses in West Cork will be the topic of discussion at a breakfast morning hosted by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Tuesday the 9th September. The WCDP is delighted to welcome James Burke, Ireland’s leading Food Consultant and Retail Advisor to speak at the event. The WCDP has commissioned James to conduct a “Review of
NEXT month influential business leaders will convene in West Cork to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual OFFSITE event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP). Pictured at the launch are David Tuohy, WCDP with speakers Julia Lynes, Director of EazyCity and Fabien Peyaud, co-founder of Herdwatch. Offsite 2014 will run from 9am to 3pm on Monday 29th September at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery and tickets are available
MORE than 100 Cork based small businesses were keen to take their slice of Ireland’s €4 billion online sales market in Rosscarbery at an Information seminar on the Online Trading Vouchers. The scheme is being rolled out by the local enterprise offices in Cork City and County and offers small businesses funding to the value of €2,500 up to a maximum of 50% of the total cost to develop and
The annual Family Festival takes place in Rosscarbery, West Cork from the 8th – 17th August. The festival programme, which has over 40 events taking place during the week, was launched at the Celtic Ross Hotel recently.
TOURISM in West Cork is set to receive a boost with news of an ambitious multi million euro redevelopment in Castlefreke, Owenahincha. Owenahincha has long been a holiday retreat for Cork City dwellers in the summer months but parts of it have lacked investment in recent years.
THREE West Cork Towns, Glengarriff, Kinsale and Rosscarbery are among 15 across the country in the running for Fáilte Ireland’s 2014 Tourism Towns Awards. The competition, now in its third year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists. The selected towns will now be subject over the next few weeks to a series of
Rosscarbery’s Mike Keohane representing Ireland at European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships
WEST Cork will be represented at the upcoming European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships taking place in Krakow, Poland next month when Mike Keohane from Rosscarbery will represent Ireland in the 5km Race Walk, Javelin, Shot Putt, Discus and Darts. The members of Transplant Team Ireland, which includes three former national and international mainstream sports stars, travelled from the four corners of Ireland to a photo-call and motivational talk
MORE lives will be lost unless funding is found to improve a dangerous stretch of road between Clonakilty and Rosscarbery on the N71, that’s according to local Fine Gael councillor Noel O’Donovan. Cllr O’Donovan confirmed to West Cork Times he will be putting a motion before the next meeting of councillors at County Hall calling on Cork County Council to demand funding is released from the National Roads Authority
AN eight-year-old girl has died following a road traffic accident that occurred at Ownahincha Cross on the main N71 near Rosscarbery on Thursday afternoon. Gardaí in Clonakilty are investigating the circumstances of the two-car collision that happened at around 3pm on the busy stretch of road near the turning for Ownahincha beach where there is a climbing lane. A second female passenger in her early 30s, understood to be the