A SCALED down search for a Dutch tourist missing off the Sheeps Head Peninsula resumed this weekend. The family of Roland Deckers (31) are said to be distraught after a 21 day search of the coastline near their remote holiday home yielded no results. The body of Mr Deckers’ friend was winched from the water by the Coastguard on the first day of the search, February 10th.
THE merging of the four separate social welfare premises in Bantry is a “high priority” for the Office of Public Works it was revealed in the Dáil recently. The issue was raised by local senator Denis O’Donovan who said, “My reason for raising this issue is because the Social Welfare services in Bantry are in four separate locations in the town which is most inconvenient for the general public
THE annual fundraiser for the Cork Cancer Research Centre will be held in the former “Timberland” Shop, Bantry (next to the Book Shop, William Street from Monday March 31st to Tuesday April 08th (9.30am to 5.30pm).
BANTRY-based Rowa/Rowex Pharma have announced their sponsorship of the West Cork Junior Football Championship 2014. A spokesperson said, “Rowa/Rowex Pharma recognise the importance of sport in our communities and very much appreciate the GAA’s role in this regard. Rowa/Rowex Pharma would like to wish all involved the very best for the coming season.”
EVER since the inception of the West Cork Literary Festival in the late 1990s, the workshops have been at its heart, encouraging both novice and experienced writers.
THE search for a missing Dutch man who went missing from the Sheep’s Head Peninsula more than three-weeks-ago has been called off. The Goleen Coast Guard unit announced the decision via their Facebook page.
MEMBERS of BARA Camera Club crowded into BARA House on Glengarriff Road recently for their monthly meeting and to witness Judith Payne, chairperson of Bantry Active Retirement Association, proudly present a cheque for €6,000 to Neilie O’Leary Chairperson of West Cork Rural Transport.
FIANNA Fáil will hold a public meeting in Bantry on Friday where the party’s alternative CAP proposals for 2014-2020 will be outlined and debated.
BANTRY’S Brian Casey has made it through to the final five contestants in this year’s Le Crunch Apple of My Eye song contest run with Today FM. The search for Ireland’s greatest cover version has been narrowed down from almost 1,000 entries as judges have selected their top five for the grand final next week in Dublin’s Sugar Club.
BANTRY’S Brian Casey has been named as one of the 10 semi-finalists for this year’s Le Crunch Apple of My Eye Song Contest run in conjunction with Today FM. The 24-year-old was one of almost 1,000 entries for the nationwide music competition for singer/songwriters who have been asked to finely tune their talents as the search for Ireland’s greatest cover version began afresh on Monday January 20th.