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Top lineup for Jim Dowling Trad Fest this June in Glengarriff

June 20th to the 22nd the second Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Traditional Music Festival takes place in Glengarriff. The festival looks to revive the tradition of Uilleann piping in the area and is a must for all piping and traditional music enthusiasts. This year’s festival promises to be a spectacular event with a strong artistic line-up featuring renowned names such as De Dannan, Liam O’Flynn, Jackie Daly and Matt

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. – #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