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Cork needs extra tourist accommodation says TD

Tourism bodies should run campaign to attract more B&B and Airbnb providers  Cork South West TD, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has written to Tourism Ireland, and the Cork Tourism, asking them to roll-out a county wide tourism initiative to attract more people into providing accommodation to tourists visiting the county. “Over the summer, I’ve met countless tourists visiting our county, and also met with owners of pubs, restaurants, and amenities, and

Sinn Féin MP to deliver oration at West Cork commemoration

The “Vol. Diarmuid O’ Neill Commemoration Committee” (a sub-committee of the Clonakilty Sinn Féin Cumann in West Cork), received confirmation this week that Francie Molloy, life-long Republican and current Sinn Féin MP for Mid Ulster, will deliver the main oration at the 20th anniversary commemoration in memory of IRA Vol. Diarmuid O’ Neill at Timoleague Cemetery. The commemoration takes place at 12.45pm on Sunday 25th September. 

Anam Cara West Cork Bereavement Information Evening

Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 27th of September from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Westlodge Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork.   ”I have been to two Information Evenings. Both speakers were exceptionally good. I received very valuable nuggets of information and I got great comfort from speaking to the other parents afterwards,” said one bereaved mother.  

Daly Confirms Grant Aid for West Cork Islands

A number of off shore Islands along the coast of West Cork move a step closer to securing permanent helicopter landing sites which will greatly increase connectivity with the mainland and ensure a safer living environment for the Islands’ residents particularly during medical emergencies. Cork Southwest, Fine Gael TD, Jim Daly has confirmed that a grant of up to €5,500 has been made available by the Department of Arts, Heritage,

An Emigrant’s Diary – A trip to Seattle

by Sharon Whelton I apologise for the lack of blog posts over the last few months. My column on my Nana’s death was probably the most difficult piece I’ve had to put together in a long time, so I just wanted to take a step back from it all and just enjoy the summer here in Calgary. It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two months since Nana’s funeral,

More additions to bumper Culture Night Programme in West Cork

More fantastic events have been added to the jam-packed Culture Night programme in Cork County, which takes place this year on Friday, 16th September. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations, and venues of all types and sizes, extend their opening hours to allow members of the public to explore the wonderful events they have to offer. Events are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available Free of

Carbery Macra News

ON Sunday the 28th of August Bantry Macra held their Know your Neighbours Macra Na Feirme day. A great day was had with music and fun on the day. On the day the Carbery round of stock judging took place well done to James Murphy who came first and Linda Harrington who came second.

Home the Heroes – Skibbereen and West Cork celebrates Olympic heroes Paul and Gary O’Donovan

Some turnout in skibb for @gary_o_donovan & @PaulO_Donovan . Lovely to be part of such a special night. pic.twitter.com/xpq29zRKkJ — Jacqui Hurley (@jacquihurley) August 29, 2016 Phenomemal crowds in Skibb as we welcome home the O'Donovan brothers #PullLikeADog pic.twitter.com/D8Av0NxANM — Cork's RedFM (@CorksRedFM) August 29, 2016 You never know who you’d bump into in Skibb this evening @skibbrowing pic.twitter.com/Dl1R9JDI9Q — paul colton (@b2dac) August 29, 2016 And they are off!

Home Help hours failing to keep up with targets and demand in West Cork

Elderly, and people with disabilities, suffering because of government funding delays   Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to ensure that the HSE in West Cork gets the funding needed to ensure older people, and people with disabilities, have access to home help hours. According to a recent Parliamentary Reply, there is a 1048 hour gap, as of