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Bantry

Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí wins at Discover Cork Schools History Heritage Competition 2014

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

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

West Cork Emergency Services and Friends Charity Cycle

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

Style afternoon for Bantry Hospice Project

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

Sweeping success for SuperValu stores in West Cork at national hygiene awards

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 opens for the 2014 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

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 at the Community Games

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