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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.

A Celebration of Light for cancer research

A fundraising event for Cancer Research, Cork will be held on Sunday May 4th in Sacred Heart Church, Glengarriff at 7.30pm.   The event, titled A Celebration of Light is a gala concert with local, national and international artists taking part. The artists are performing free of charge and all profits will go directly to the charity.

Minister confirms Bantry Bay fish farm escape

THE Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney has confirmed that a major escape of farmed salmon occurred in Bantry Bay following the severe storms in February.   In a parliamentary question response the minister said, “The results of this preliminary examination suggest that the total number of salmon held on site in three cages immediately prior to the recent storm was in the order of 250,000. The number of live

Fundraising quiz for Eyeries festival

It’s that time of year again for a great fun night out at the annual Eyeries Family Festival Fundraiser Table Quiz in Causkeys Bar, Eyeries but this year it’s a quiz with a difference.   It’s on Friday, April 11th and instead of just one overall first prize, there will be four main prizes and loads of raffle and spot prizes to give away too.

West Cork singer under fire following raunchy routine

A WEST Cork singer who has made it through to the finals of RTÉ’s The Voice of Ireland talent show has come in for criticism following a sexy dance routine broadcast as part of her performance on the show last Sunday evening.   Twenty two-year-old Danica Holland from Glengarriff impressed the judges with her performance of Lady Gaga’s hit ‘Do What U Want’ but it was the dancers in the

Walk from A to B 2014

The dates for the 4th annual Walk from Allihies to Bonmahon have been set and preparations have begun. An intrepid group will leave Allihies in West Cork on Saturday 16th of August and will arrive in Bonmahon on the Copper Coast in Co. Waterford on Saturday 23rd after walking a total of 144 miles.

Walking weekend on Bere Island

OVER the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014, explore the length and breadth of this historic island, which was once a former strategic military base during WW1, and is also home to a megalithic wedge tomb, a standing stone, and the remains of a Viking boatyard.

Berehaven Park Golf Club fundraiser

A three ball scramble was held at Berehaven Park Golf Club over the St Patrick’s weekend. Fantastic weather ensured a great turnout with 35 teams entered.   The presentation of prizes took place in the club house on Sunday night. Winners of this 3 ball scramble were Katie Crowley, Michael Crowley and Mikey Crowley on a score of 52.6. Runners-up, on a score of 53.4, were Aidan McGurn, Brian Power

Bere Island Holy Week Retreat 2014

ONCE again, The Bere Island Heritage Centre is honoured to host the annual Holy Week Retreat led by Fr Laurence Freeman OSB.   From Sunday 13th to Sunday 20th April, The World Community for Christian Meditation will come together in harmony with our remote island community for a week of meditation, prayer, discussion and warmth.