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Woman dies in house fire in Union Hall

A WOMAN has died in a house fire in Myross, Union Hall. The body of the 58-year-old woman was discovered at the cottage in Myross, Union Hall when emergency services arrived on the scene. She was named locally as Delores Elward.

West Cork boys sweep the boards at Copenhagen school chess championships

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,

Fibre broadband coming to Schull, Baltimore, Union Hall and Beara

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

Double lung transplant survivor from West Cork raises €8,500

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.

West Cork fishermen welcome anti-litter initiative

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.

Union Hall RNLI in late night search after flare sighting

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.

Three in a row for Union Hall RNLI as they bring 44ft yacht with two onboard to safety

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

A vintage display for Union Hall RNLI

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

West Cork employees honoured at national Centra awards ceremony

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

West Cork Centra stores clean up at Quality Awards

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.

Courtmac lifeboat rescues stricken fishing vessel

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’s new RNLI lifeboat station is ready for action

  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

Sea Sunday spectacular in Union Hall

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.  

Union Hall Festival By the Sea line up revealed

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

Union Hall set for a feast in the street!

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

Navy boards Spanish fishing vessel off West Cork

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.

Nora Deasy Memorial Coffee Morning in Union Hall

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

Benefactor steps in to support Union Hall Lifeboat

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.

Get in the picture for Little Haven Playschool

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.