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Corcaigh, Ireland

Beara

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.

Michael O’Sullivan standing as independent candidate

BEARA man Michael O’Sullivan has declared as an independent candidate for the West Cork area in the upcoming local elections in May.   Michael said, “For the past four and a half years and beyond I have tirelessly championed the issues, the injustices and the unfair cutbacks foisted upon the people of West Cork. As everybody knows track record, profile and recognition factor play a major role in the electability

Beara swimmers at the Community Games

Following on from Beara’s first small team of 6 swimmers in 2013 this year the area entered a team of 18.  Children qualified for their places at the trials held in early February.  For the majority of the children taking part this was their first swimming competition and, for some, their first time in a 25m pool.

The benefts of fish farming

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

My Little Big Adventure scoops major national enterprise award

TRANSITION Year students from Beara Community School, Castletownbere, claimed second place in the National Student Enterprise Awards held in Croke Park recently. The five member team (Sadhbh Sullivan, Eoghan Coleman, Orlaith Carroll, Kevin Elphick and Danny O’Neill) produced an illustrated children’s book which allows the child to write their own story to accompany the pictures.

DARE2BDRINKAWARE.ie – #DontKidYourself – Caution Slow Down Video Launch 31st March 2014

Victor Barry mentors Lisa Buckley (Gurranabraher) and Emma Hanley (Castletownbere) in their national campaign to encourage students to drink responsibly. Lisa and Emma – Two students in the midst of their Masters in Marketing Practice in Cork Institute of Technology, evidently know the role social media plays in student life. The two girls endeavour to create awareness amongst the students of the dangers of drinking. Their idea appears to be

Castletownbere Students on A Little Big Adventure

TRANSITION Year students at Beara Community School in Castletownbere will unveil their unique children’s book to a national audience tomorrow, April 2nd in Croke Park as they represent the West Cork Enterprise Board at the national finals of the Student Enterprise Awards. The Castletownbere students were the recent winners of the West Cork Schools Enterprise Programme which is funded and managed by the West Cork Enterprise Board.

Europe’s fastest zip wire proposed for Dursey Island

PROPOSALS from Cork County Council to replace Ireland’s only cable car with the fastest zip-wire in Europe have been met with mixed reactions from locals on the Beara Peninsula.   Engineers at the local authority have unveiled plans to replace the cable car which traverses the 374m-wide Dursey Sound with a zip wire that would reach speeds of up to 120kmh making the crossing.