by Louise Roseingrave A BID to create a native woodland in Clonakilty springs into action this weekend as part of National Tree Week. Some 2,000 trees will be planted by up to one hundred volunteers at a fledgling woodland on grounds near Gullane Lake, donated by Cork County Council.
WITH the Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally fast approaching, almost 160 entries have been received across all categories. As the rally is the second round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Modified Championship there has been a lot of interest and the quality of the entry reflects this.
Fairtrade Fortnight continues until this Sunday and there are two events remaining. All are invited to Lettercollum Kitchen Project Shop on Connolly St. at 4.00pm on Saturday when the official launch of “Clonakilty Fairtrade Chocolate”, made by choclatier Allison Roberts, will be held.
CLONAKILTY Community Kindergarten, is very excited to host the second St. Patricks Day Post-Parade Kiddies Disco taking place directly after the parade in the Emmet Hotel, Emmet Square, Clonakilty on March 17th. The proceedings will begin at the Emmet Hotel, Emmet Square, Clonakilty, directly after the parade.
INTERNATIONAL Fairtrade Fortnight takes place once again from Monday 24th February to Sunday 9th March. The annual event raises awareness about Fairtrade and is a chance for communities in the developed world to get involved in Fairtrade-organised events.
THE first AGM of Dúchas-Clonakilty Heritage was held the Parish Centre recently with Cathaoirleach John Loughnan extending a welcome to all and thanking everyone for their commitment since the organisation was founded almost two years ago.
FORTY new jobs are to be created in West Cork following the announcement of expansion plans by Clonakilty-based outsourcing company SouthWestern. The company has also announced major plans for its UK operations which will see 200 new jobs at its UK base at Milton Keynes.
CORK County Council has announced that more than €80,000 in funding is to be made available for the provision of new footpaths and repairs to existing ones across West Cork. Schemes set to benefit include Main Street, Drimoleague; Main Street, Castletownbere; Main Street & High Street, Schull; Main Street, Ballydehob; Fernhill Road, Clonakilty; Bridge Street, Clonakilty; Abbey Street, Timoleague; Tom Barry Way, Clonakilty; Sands Quay, Clonakilty; Mill Road, Skibbereen;
Irish Water and Cork County Council wishes to notify consumers, following advice from the Health Service Executive, that Irish Water and the Council are now in a position to remove the boil water notice with immediate effect for the list of water supplies identified hereunder. Everyone can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.
IRISH Water and Cork County Council habve issued a Boilw Water Notice covering large areas of West Cork following the recent bad weather. In a statement they said, “It has come to the attention of Irish Water and Cork County Council that the public water supply served by the list of attached schemes may be contaminated.