Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí are delighted to announce that Stefan Cooper, 3rd Year has won the “Heritage Through the Ages” Award in the Discover Cork Schools History Heritage’ Competition 2014. Stefan designed a model as well as an accompanying book on the Fastnet Lighthouse highlighting how life has changed in West Cork since it was built in the 1890s. Stefan received his award in a ceremony on Tuesday 18th March in
Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai became a Fairtrade school on April 2nd 2014. Fairtrade guarantees a better deal for producers in developing countries and the school supports the Fairtrade initiative by selling Fairtrade products in the canteen, supplying Fairtrade tea and coffee in the staff room, and teaching students about Fairtrade through C.S.P.E. subject modules.
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí First Year Boys’ Basketball team qualify to take part in All-Ireland play-offs
FOLLOWING on from last year’s successes in Under 16 and Under 19 boys’ basketball, the Coáiste Pobail Bheanntraí First Year Boys’ basketball team took part in the 2014 All-Ireland play-offs held on Thursday 10th April, in Claregalway Community College. The team’s participation in the tournament was secured by winning the All-Ireland Schools’ South Division League. Qualification for the play-offs was a fantastic achievement by the players and a tremendous honour
NOW in it’s 11th year and the West Cork Emergency Services and Friends Charity Cycle will take place on Saturday, July 12th next. The cycle will begin as usual in Skibbereen Fire Station and will then head towards the town of Bantry for its first official stop. On leaving Bantry cyclists will travel to Durrus and enjoy the breathtaking views of Dunmanus Bay before heading up over Mount Gabriel and
THE RNLI is calling on the public to “give it some welly” and support Mayday, the charity’s upcoming fundraising campaign in West Cork. People are being asked to buy and wear a yellow welly pin badge or keyring or to hold a welly themed event to raise funds for Irish lifeboats.
Sola Boutique recently hosted a very stylish afternoon tea and fashion show event. The event took place in the beautiful setting of the Seaveiw House Hotel. There was a great buzz in the lead up to the event with the tickets selling out two weeks before the show. Thanks to the wonderful staff in the Seaveiw the afternoon tea was done to the highest standard. Local girls modelled for Marie
BANTRY’S Westlodge Hotel has been put up for sale with a price tag of €2 million. The hotel’s conference and function facilities were upgraded in the early 2000s but is in need of some modernisation to bedrooms and other areas.
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.
Booking has now opened for the 2014 West Cork Chamber Music Festival which throws opens its doors from 27th June to 5th July, welcoming a star-studded cast of international musicians. One of the leading violinists of her generation Alina Ibragimova will be joined by renowned German cellist Alban Gerhardt; the much-admired singers Ruby Hughes, Maria Keohane and Allison Bell; French pianists Cédric Pescia, Cédric Tiberghien and Philippe Cassard; German violinist
Bantry Community Games have been very active recently taking part in two Community Games County competitions in Art & Swimming. The swimming finals, held at Leisureworld, Bishopstown on the 5th April 2014, were a great success. 27 competitors represented Bantry in individual events and brought home 11 medals. 2 Relay teams (U13 Girls - Aisling Stock, Aysia Murphy, Saoirse Power, Rebecca Harrington) & (U13 Boys - Cillian O’Brien, Cathal Dullea, Eoin Stock, Rory Lennon, Sub: Joseph Cato) took part with the girls claiming Silver