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
Mrs. Brigitte Wagner Halswick of Rowa was a worthy recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship award which was presented to her on April 12 by Lions President Ramor Craigie (see picture).
Bantry House & Garden will reopen for visits to the House & Garden on Friday 18th April. The Tearoom and B&B will also be open until October and bookings can be made for Afternoon Tea which is served in the Library.
The Mayor of Cork County, Cllr Noel O’Connor, recently attended Bantry to officially open an Open Day at St Goban’s which was hosted by the VTOS Culinary Skills Group. Prior to the event Jay Collins, Bantry, who is attending the course, made the following comment: “We are delighted that Cork ETB are providing a VTOS Culinary Skills Course in West Cork. The open day is part of our study module
Jenny Corcoran (hygienist), Michelle Connolly (dental nurse), John Lynch, Dr Claire O’Connor (dentist), Sean Og OhAilpin, Betty & Philip O’ Connor, John O’ Sullivan, Christopher Quinlan and Bill Lehane at the opening of Bantry Dental clinic in Bantry recently.
Dear Sir, I refer to the letter carried by your paper this week by Alec O’Donovan of Save Bantry Bay entitled ‘opposition to fish farming’ and wish to respond. Marine Harvest’s recent meeting with the Irish Government, to which the author refers, was held to discuss the many jobs and opportunities open to Ireland through the global growth of aquaculture. Another item on the agenda was how Ireland