ANDREAS and Emil Skovgaard, whose mother, Cara O’Driscoll, is from Union Hall in are now Copenhagen champions in school chess for the sixth year in a row. Along with their team-mates, Kitschiro Kraemmer and Mathias Bechlund Andreas and Emil were participating in the Copenhagen championships in school chess, held at the Daughters of Christianhavn school across the street from the picturesque Church of Our Savior (where, by an amazing coincidence,
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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
MICHAEL Miles and his family, from Union Hall, West Cork, have raised over €8,500 in aid of the Mater Hospital Foundation and the IHLTA through hosting a Monster Bingo night, in the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen. Over €7,100 of the money is for the Mater Hospital’s Heart & Lung Unit and €1,500 is for the IHLTA.
FACILITATED by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), local industry groups in Castletownbere and Union Hall recently met with Tom Piper of KIMO UK to hear what the UK ‘Fishing for Litter’ programme has achieved and what lessons can be learnt to ensure the programme gains traction in Ireland.
SEVEN fishermen were rescued from a stricken fishing boat that ran aground in Glandore Harbour on Sunday night in severe weather conditions.
VOLUNTEER lifeboat crew with Union Hall RNLI launched last Thursday night after a member of the public spotted a flare in the West Galley Head area and raised the alarm. Valentia Coast Guard tasked Union Hall RNLI at 10.15pm with the lifeboat launching seven minutes later. Also involved in the search was the Rescue 117 Coast Guard Helicopter and Castlefreake Coast Guard Unit.
THE volunteer lifeboat crew with Union Hall RNLI had their third callout in a week when launched last Saturday to bring a 44 ft yacht with two crew onboard to safety after it reported engine problems off Galley Head. The crew onboard the yacht raised the alarm with Valentia Coast Guard after they realised they were expiring severe engine trouble and they feared they would not be able to bring
by Carol Gilbert A SPLENDID display of vintage cars came out in force in support Union Hall RNLI fundraising branch last Sunday. Main organisers were the Crosshaven Veteran, Vintage and Classic Motor Club with members of a number of other vintage car clubs coming along in support. The group had stayed at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Saturday night and headed down to Tragumna, travelled along the Coast Road
Union Hall art group is holding the inaugural exhibit of a collection of approximately 60 paintings. Organised by village based artist Avril McDermott, the group of 16 painters come from mixed backgrounds and professions and have been painting together for approximately three years.
TWO Centra employees from West Cork were recently honoured at the inaugural Pride of Centra Awards 2015. Eoin Hurley (Kevin O’Leary’s Centra Bandon) and Bernadette O’Regan (Fuller’s Centra Union Hall) attended the special awards ceremony in Croke Park. The Pride of Centra Awards were developed to recognise Centra employees for their commitment and dedication shown in the workplace. The awards were established to acknowledge the Centra employees who consistently live
FOUR West Cork Centra stores scooped the much coveted Excellence Ireland Supreme National Hygiene Award recently. The accolade identifies and reward retailers who have maintained the highest standards of food safety, quality, and hygiene in their stores over a three year period. The stores were O’Donovan’s Centra Enniskeane; Fuller’s Centra Union Hall; Galvin’s Centra Dunmanway and Andrew’s Centra, Bantry.
THE Courtmacsherry lifeboat was called out on Sunday morning to go to the aid of a 90ft fishing vessel that had got into difficulties while fishing 35 miles off the coast of Seven Heads in West Cork and sought assistance. The lifeboat with a crew of seven volunteers were underway within minutes and headed to the scene of the casualty which was due south of the Old Head of Kinsale,
UNION Hall RNLI responded to its first call out on Thursday Nov 13th since becoming operational last September. Volunteers Anthony Walsh, Lee Miles and Tim Forde launched the B Class Atlantic 75 lifeboat at 12.03pm on Thursday. The lifeboat, ‘Maritime Nation’ was launched to aid two small leisure craft drifting aground at Mill Cove, Rosscarbery.
Myross Rowing Club were thanked for organising rowers to take part in two rows, namely Ocean to City and around the island row in aid of Union Hall Lifeboat Station They raised a massive €2,500 which was recently presented by Myross Rowing Club chairman, Anthony Glanton.
THE RNLI’s 45th lifeboat station in Ireland has officially been put on service at Union Hall for a trial period of two years. The station boat is now a declared search and rescue asset based at Keelbeg Pier in Union Hall. The RNLI will operate a B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat from temporary station facilities and launching from a slipway adjacent to the pier. The station’s lifeboat Maritime Nation
Pictured at the Union Hall and Glandore Charity swim and launch of the new RNLI boat in aid of the RNLI were Anthony Welsh, Johnny McKenna & Richard Browne. Pic: Emma Jervis
CHANNEL 4’s top doc Pixie McKenna will be Union Hall tomorrow (Sunday, Aug 3rd) judging a fishing competition at the pier as part of Sea Sunday (2-6pm). Welcome the RNLI lifeboat ‘Maritime Nation’ to Union Hall, the Embarrassing Bodies star is lending a hand to the fundraising festivities.
ON Wednesday July 30th Dr. Edward M Walsh, the Founding President of the University of Limerick, will open an Exhibition of 25 paintings of the Old Pier in Union Hall in Christ Church, Glandore. All are welcome.
PUB drama, an Antarctic adventure and revival of the village ‘Person of the Year’ feature as part of the 2014 Union Hall Festival by the Sea. The ten day festival line up was revealed on Sunday at the festival’s Street Feast launch, a celebration of the village’s seaside streetscape. Visitors and villagers flicked through the festival programme while sampling seafood dishes from Dinty’s and Casey’s pubs and Glenmar Shellfish, drinks
Pictured enjoying the sunshine at Union hall at the Union Hall festival by the sea “Street Feast” were all the sponsors and committee members enjying some food and craic before the festival proper that kicks of on 18th July and runs till the 27th. Pic: Denis Boyle
A SIXTEEN year campaign for an inshore lifeboat at Union Hall, Co Cork has come to fruition with the arrival of the Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat. Village children lined the pier waving flags to herald the arrival of the D class lifeboat, which will become officially operational next month for a two year trial.
A NEIGHBOURHOOD street feast takes place in Union Hall this Sunday June 22nd. Foodies interested in meeting their neighbours are invited to whip up their signature dish or a tasty snack to share in a colourful community gathering. The street feast, part of a network of nationwide events, is the launch of the Union Hall Festival by the Sea taking place in July. Festival programmes will be unveiled detailing
THE Irish Naval Service confirmed that the patrol vessel L.É. NIAMH detained a Spanish registered trawler off the West Cork coast for alleged fisheries infringements. The ship was detained about 100 miles South of Union Hall last Wednesday night (April 30th) and was later escorted to Castletownbere. It was the 269th fisheries boarding carried out this year from which there have been 17 warnings issued and four detentions.
AT Keelbeg Pier in Union Hall, RNLI lifeboat supporters Liam Deasy (5) and Adam Limrick (5) have their Yellow Wellies on in support of the Mayday fundraising drive ahead of the arrival of the new B Class Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat in July.
Nora Deasy Memorial Coffee Morning – will take place in The Deasy Family Home, Kilbeg, Union Hall on Sunday 4th May from 11 – 2 pm. This year the family decided to give all proceeds to RNLI with a certain amount going to ‘RNLI Forever by the Sea’ Cake Sale, Raffle, Kids Colouring Comp (bring colours) to be judged by RNLI mascot Stormy Stan (if he is not out on
by Aaron Barry RELATIVES in Union Hall are celebrating the second annual victory for Danish school chess champs Andreas and Emil Skovgaard whose mother Cara O’Driscoll hails from the West Cork fishing village.
A GENEROUS benefactor has stepped up to fund an RNLI lifeboat in Union Hall in memory of his late wife. Retired radiologist Dr Raymond Fielding from Monkstown in Cork has pledged to pay for the lifeboat serving Glandore Harbour following a two-year trial phase. The vessel will be named after Mr Fielding’s late wife Christine, who died last year.
FAMILIES will have a unique opportunity for a private photo shoot with renowned photographer Emma Jervis later this month in aid of the Little Haven Playschool. Pre-booking is essential for the shoot which takes place at the Community Hall, The Blackfield Union Hall on Sunday, November 24th.
TWO breast cancer survivors from Union Hall were among some 200 walkers who braved the mist for a cancer charity hike around Glandore Harbour yesterday. Anne O’Neill and Carmel McKenna were diagnosed with breast cancer within weeks of each other in November 2010. The news was delivered to Carmel following an MRI on her 50th birthday.
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