THE Cork County Beach Lifeguard Service came into effect on June 4th for the 2016 Season. The Beach lifeguards will be on patrol at the following beaches: The Warren, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Tragumna, Barleycove, Garrylucas, Garretsown, Garryvoe, Front Strand, Claycastle and Redbarn.
WEST Cork has retained five Blue Flag Beaches in the An Taisce International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Awards for 2016, Garrylucas, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Barleycove and Tragumna but Garretstown beach has lost its status.
On Sunday June 5th?, the 3rd Annual Eilish Collins Tribute Day will take place in Tragumna. The 6k coastal walk/run is in aid of Marymount Hospice & Arc House Bantry/Cork. Eilish used these facilities during her illness & to date over €32, 500 has been raised in the area towards these charities.
The coast is clear for West Cork beaches – all blue flags and green coast awards retained in West Cork
DESPITE serious storm damage at a number of locations all of West Cork’s beaches have retained their Blue Flag and Green Coast status this year. The beaches awarded Blue Flags were Garrylucas (Garretstown), Kinsale; Inchydoney; Owenahincha; Barleycove and Tragumna. The Green Coast award winners were Ballyrisode; Dooneen Pier, Kilcrohane; Galley Cove, Crookhaven; Garnish, Beara; Oysterhaven; Ring and Rocky Bay.
ON June 1st, there will be a 6k coastal walk in Tragumna in aid of Marymount Hospice and Arc House Cork, a tribute to Eilish Collins who sadly passed away at the age of 21 and used these facilities during her illness.
ALL of West Cork’s bathing beaches monitored under EU quality standards have been given a clean bill of health by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Barley Cove, Coolmaine, Garretstown, Garrylucas, Inchydoney, Owenahincha and Tragumna were all rated as good while The Warren was rated as sufficient.
Calls for emergency fund to help fishermen COMMUNITIES along the West Cork coast are facing clean up costs that could run into millons of euro as works get underway to repair damage caused by Storm Christine. There has been extensive damage along the coast following one of the worst storms in recent years with many isolated areas in the west of the region suffering the most severe damage. Among the
TRAGUMNA threshing now in its 13th year is an annual event which raises money for local charities and the ACT fund at Cork University Hospital. This small community has raised in excess of €200,000 over the years and local charities such as Skibbereen Palliative Care Unit, Day-Care Centre, Co-Action, Cope, West Cork Alzheimer’s Society, Perrot House and Cancer Connect have all received funds.
BATHING bans imposed on two West Cork beaches have been lifted by Cork County Council following water quality tests. The beaches at Tragumna near Skibbereen and Kilcrohane on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula were closed to bathing following high E.coli readings which breached regulations.
TRAGUMNA is gearing itself up for a great Gathering weekend of events later this month. On Friday, July 19th theres “A taste of Irish” at the Skibbereen Eagle Bar where local chef Leo Foley will be creating some fabulous local dishes and then its over to the trad musicians for a great live session for the night.
by Kerri McIntyre Santa Claus is paying a visit to the Skibbereen Eagle, Tragumna on December 16th next.
WEST Cork has retained all of its Blue Flag beaches in the latest survey from An Taisce, the results of which were announced by Environment Minister Phil Hogan in Dublin. Garrylucas, Garretstown, Inchydoney, The Warren, Owenahincha, Tragumna and Barleycove all met the stringent Blue Flag Criteria along with 77 other beaches and three marinas around the country.
THE third annual Tragumna Island Swim will take place on Saturday, June 16th. This year’s swim is in aid of improvements to the Tragumna area and local charities.