A passion for tractors inspired 22 year old Alex Kingston who attends the Cork Association for Autism services in Carrigtwohill to organise a charity tractor run in aid of his service provider. The tractor run began at The Ramble Inn in Halfway, Ballinhassig and there was a fantastic turn out with 87 tractors travelling the 18 mile scenic route. Alex handed over a cheque to the CAA’s Fundraising Manager at
EIGHT athletes from Bandon AC attended Athlone recently for the U12-U19 National Juvenile Indoor Championships having qualified from the Munster Championships in Nenagh three weeks earlier.
FIVE SuperValu stores in West Cork; O’Leary’s SuperValu Macroom, Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty; Caulfield SuperValu Bandon; Murphy’s Castletownbere and O’Keeffe’s SuperValu Millstreet were recently presented with the Supreme Excellence Ireland Quality Award by Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu and Irene Collins, Managing Director, Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA) at the 2014 SuperValu Quality Awards ceremony held in Killarney.
Michelin recommended head chef Kevin O’Regan and craft butcher Eoin O’Mahony of O’Mahony Butchers at the launch of Chapel Steps Restaurant, Bandon Butchery course for adventurous foodies which will be held in the restaurant on Tuesday, 13th May. Pic: Darragh Kane
FOLLOWING the very successful inaugural Summer Songbook in 2013, the organising team is busy putting the finishing touches to the 2014 edition. This will take place from Friday July 11th to Sunday July 13th and application forms for participation will be available shortly. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “making of” The Sound of Music (released in 1965), the organising team would like to invite the local community and
The Easter commemoration in Bandon takes place on Easter Sunday the 20th of April in St Patrick’s Cemetery at 12.30 and will be addressed by Martin Ferris TD. The annual event organised by Sinn Féin is always well attended and a big crowd is again expected this year. Speaking this week local Councillor Rachel McCarthy said, “All the preparations are done for this year’s celebration of the Easter Rising
THE Bandon lady who took on the state and won a landmark decision at the Court of Human Rights has been named the ‘West Cork Person of the Year.’ Louise O’Keeffe received a standing ovation from a 500-strong attendance at the Opinion / Bandon Co-op Awards Ceremony held in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon. The longest established community awards scheme in Munster was marking a significant milestone, being its 25th
Pictured at the campaign launch of Denis Boyle at Bandon was sitting independent county Councillor Declan Hurley MCC who officially launched the election campaign wishing success for Independent candidate for the Bandon Kinsale Electoral area Denis Martin Boyle with assembled friends and supporters.
DeCourcey Classic and Vintage club will present a talk on the West Cork railway 1845 to 1961 by Mr Chris Larkin of the Irish Railway Record Society on Monday May 5th at 7:30 P.M. The event will take place at new Kilmacsimon Community Centre, Bandon (The centre is located between Innishannon and Ballinadee).
TWO young Waterford men who died in Kinsale in September 2012 died as a result of a lethal concoction of MDMA, better known as ecstasy, and its slower acting variant PMMA an inquest in Bandon has heard. West Cork Coroner Frank O’Connell said that the deaths of Liam Coffey(22) and Michael Coleman (22) at Mandeville Terrace on September 9th 2012 were a “terrible tragedy”.