SHOWING from May 6th – 19th at the Blue House Gallery, Schull, is an exhibition of distinguished locally-based ceramists, combined with one of the most time-honoured of art forms, still life painting. Among the ceramicists are Kathleen Standen who shows a group of robust globular forms broken open to reveal glinting glass-like deposits. These pieces are geological in feeling and might be the product of a volcanic eruption, so elemental
THE Blue House Gallery, Schull, the leading gallery of contemporary art in the region, opens its 2016 season with a month-long (March 25 – April 21) blockbuster of an exhibition, The History Show.
by John Bohane TALENTED Schull soccer ace Ronan Hurley is hopeful he can enjoy a successful season operating at left back with the Cork City U17 youth team. The Transition Year student in Schull Community College, who played his underage soccer with local club Bunratty United trained hard in preparation for the resumption of the league last Saturday afternoon. The talented young star is hoping for a good season with
GENERAL Election Candidate and former Mayor of Cork Cllr Alan Coleman has claimed that funding to get the marina and pier extension project in Schull up and running must be a priority for the next government with the West Cork town having been let down by the present government despite three government TDs in West Cork.
TELECOM provider Eir have confirmed that work is set to commence on bringing fibre broadband to Schull, Baltimore and Union Hall and also upgrading of equipment in the Durrus and Leap exchanges. Cable is also now being put through the pipes to bring fibre broadband to Beara after many obstacles (outside of Eir’s control) have been resolved. Fine Gael TD Noel Harrington who was involved in securing that work could
WEST Cork Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hayes has welcomed plans from Cork County Council to develop a number of serviced sites for social housing. Sites around West Cork, including in Courtmacsherry, Schull, Skibbereen, Durrus and Bantry, had been bought by the Council at the height of the boom, and were intended to be sold as serviced sites to housing applicants looking to build their own homes.
ENIBAS, the Irish designer jewellery boutique is marking its 22nd year in business with the launch of a brand new state-of-the-art workshop at its West Cork base in Schull. Husband and wife team, Sabine Lenz and Len Lipitch started the business in 1993 from humble beginnings in their Schull home and have since grown Enibas to one of the most recognisable Irish handmade jewellery brands in the country. The pair
A TWO-year-old boy died in hospital yesterday after a heavy horsebox gate fell on top him as he played in a farm yard. The toddler was critically injured in the horrific accident at his parent’s equestrian centre near Schull.
A CALL for volunteers to join Ireland’s largest coastal cleanup was made today by Clean Coasts ambassador and pro surfer Easkey Britton. Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2015 takes place from May 8th to May 17th and everybody is invited to get involved in protecting and celebrating a beach they love.
Here we are again, another year and another amazing line-up for the festival in May. Over 30 guests have confirmed their participation and the 2015 programme is spectacular.
West Cork author delves into the complexity of nightmares in newly published children’s picture book
The Dream Catcher was officially launched recently by local author Caroline Twomey. The launch took place in the award winning bookshop Whyte Books owned by Sheila Whyte, Main Street Schull. The Dream Catcher is a beautifully illustrated picture book aimed at children between 3-8 years of age. The book deals with the issue of childhood nightmares and fears of the dark, a subject matter that is realistic and relatable to
Grab your Rubik’s cubes, your leg-warmers and your blue eye shadow and join the students of Schull Community College as they head ‘Back to the 80s’ in the college’s annual Christmas production which takes place in the school’s Sports Hall on Wednesday next, December 17th and Thursday, December 18th. The Transition Year students will bring you on a musical journey to the era that brought us Michael Jackson, ‘Dirty Dancing’
There’s a silver lining to the cloud, and this one tastes great! Ellen’s Restaurant in Schull closed its doors on November 29th, but as always, Ellen Logan was looking out for Schull’s best interests. She has passed on her lease and equipment to Kevin Rochford and Brittany Ingram, an energetic young couple that are opening their Café Cois Cuan on January 6th, 2015.
To culminate the second successful year of the Blue House Gallery in Schull the curators are presenting a unique exhibition “Tribal India” a collection of contemporary Indian Folk and Tribal art gathered from remote villages of this vast continent. Working together with the Adivasi Arts Trust, a charitable Trust that works with tribal artists to explore new applications for their art and to bring little known ancient traditional practices into
Maybe it is something in the name but Schull has a long tradition of inspiring Halloween nights with a huge participation by the community who all get involved in some scary stuff! This year is no different with a day filled with spooky activities for little goblins, ancient ghouls and groovy ghosts! As the day turns to night and the veil between this world and the other grows ever thinner
WEST Cork based Gubbeen Farmhouse Products Ltd has been approved to receive funding of €200,000 to build a new processing plant at Gubbeen Farm, Schull, to manufacture Gubbeen Smokehouse products. The award form the West Cork Development Partnership was announced by Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.
Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Schull, West Cork which occurred at 4pm on 30th August 2014. The incident involved two cars and a mini-bus.
THE body of a 66-year-old man has been recovered from the water off the West Cork Coast after two other people were rescued alive as part of a major search and rescue operation. He was named as Douglas Perrin, a retired teacher from Oxfordshire in England who had moved to West Cork three years ago. The major air and sea search was initiated at 9pm when a Drascombe Lugger,
PlayActing Theatre will present a double bill, ‘Eileen’ and ‘May the Force…’ in Schull Parish Hall for four nights, July 19th, 20th, 25th and 27th. The Monologue ‘Eileen’, is written and performed by Karen Minihan and ’May the Force…’ is a one-woman show developed from a story written by Terri Leiber and performed by her. Terri has adapted the story for theatre with Karen who is also the Director.
The Blue House Gallery in Schull is delighted to announce the opening this Friday 4th July at 6pm our latest exhibition featuring renown female photographers. Ulrike Crespo, Sheena Jolley and Nuala Mahon
The Blue House Gallery in Schull is delighted to announce our new exhibition opening this Friday 20th June featuring new works by local artists Keith Payne and Helen O’Keeffe. The exhibition is sure to surprise and delight
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
The Blue House Gallery, Schull, West Cork has announced a one off show to be held in their upstairs room featuring the Ten Oxherding Pictures by Terrance Keenan – Buddhist monk, author and painter. He has produced a series of 10 large paintings based on the Zen Buddhist stages of personal growth and discovery. The show will run for a week until 19th June.
In Levis Bar for the first time in association with the Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival celebrating the Sea an Exhibition titled “The spirit of the Sea” shall take place Thursday June 12. On display there will be works of art by both international and local artists the work will encompass a choice of disciplines.
THE PlayActing Theatre brings two exciting new performances to West Cork this Summer. ‘Eileen’ a Monologue written and performed by Karen Minihan is the first venture for PlayActing Theatre with the first performances in Grove House, Schull on Sunday June 8th and June 15th at 8pm. This 40 minute play tells the story of an ordinary, middle-aged countrywoman, and local Tupperware rep, Eileen O’Brien. She is facing the difficulty of
WHYTE Books in Schull will be hosting two events with poet Michael Coady on Saturday, June 7th. Coady will be leading a poetry workshop from 10am until 4.30pm (€50) and returning for a reading at 8pm (€5, to include a glass of wine) – all welcome. Winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry, as well as Listowel Writers’ Week and RTE Francis McManus short story awards, Coady has published
Half Light Audio, which is based in the Marina Commercial Park in Cork City, will be hosting an audio post production workshop at this year’s Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival in Schull, Co. Cork. The independent festival is dedicated to bringing together established and first-time filmmakers in a forum to celebrate short films and will run from Wednesday 21st – Sunday 25th May. Half Light Audio is one of
by Zoe Holman The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is to return to Schull for it’s 6th consecutive year from the 21st-25th of May. This year is set to be the biggest yet, with a screening of the Oscar-nominated Philomena introduced by the writer, producer and star, Steve Coogan.
Whyte Books, Schull, is delighted to announce that they will be hosting an evening of reading, signing and wine with Irish author David Slattery on May 23rd. Slattery will be reading from his latest book Poet, Madman, Scoundrel at 7.30pm in Whyte Books on Main Street, Schull. Doors open at 7pm. There will be a glass of wine on entry – all welcome.
A coffee morning held for Daffodil Day at Ellen’s Restaurant in Schull rasied more than €1,800 for the Irish Cancer Society. Pictured at the cheque presentation by Ellen Logan to Eileen Kearney fom the Irish Cancer Society are back (l-r): Nelly Cotter, S Gabriel, Liadh Pyburn, Berna Prendiville, Mary Logan, Helen O’Brien; front (l-r):Eileen Kearney, Ellen Logan, Colette Coughlan, Lynda Morgan. Pic: John Walsh