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Legendary “Top of Coom” Pub Rises from the Ashes

by Stephen Johnson   On May 21, 2012, the legendary “Top of Coom” pub was destroyed by fire.  Now, two years later, owners Tim and Eileen Creedon are preparing to reopen the pub this coming Friday, April 25.   Officially Ireland’s highest pub at 1,045ft above sea level, it had been famed for its traditional music sessions, the Irish language, sheep shearing and the proud tradition of supporting GAA either side

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.

Progress to improve Macroom water supply

LOCAL Labour Councillor Martin Coughlan has welcomed assurances from Irish Water that work is due to get underway to vastly improve the quality and supply of water in the Macroom area.   The original proposed works to improve water services in Macroom Town include plans to replace Ductile Iron pipeline at Railway View on the main Macroom Road, and uPVC pipelines in the Fairgreen estate. These works were approved and

The hills are alive with the Sound of Music at the Briery Gap

This year, Briery Gap is delighted to present The Sound of Music, one of the world’s most loved and cherished musicals. Based on a true story, The Sound of Music is the masterful retelling of the Family von Trapp singers with music and lyrics from Rodgers and Hammerstein that will transport patrons to the hills of Austria and into the home of the von Trapp family.

Muskerry woman seeking Euro seat

”’I am driven, passionate and committed to creating a change for the betterment of our people,” so says Muskerry woman Liadh Ní Riada who is Sinn Féin’s candidate in the upcoming European Parliament election on May 23rd. Ní Riada is the party’s National Gaeilge Officer and the youngest daughter of the iconic composer and musician, Seán O’ Riada.

Fred & Alice – Love in the time of OCD

FOLLOWING on from its critically acclaimed sell out tour in 2013, CallBack presents Fred & Alice – Love in the time of OCD at the Briery Gap, Macroom on April 13th as part of a new national tour, details of the tour can be found on   It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you

Gripping account of Ireland’s War of Independence and the Civil War

JAMIE Moynihan had the unique distinction of being the officer commanding the group of Irish Volunteers who carried out the first armed attack on crown forces in Ireland after the Easter Rising, at the Mouth of the Glen in Muskerry on 7 July 1918. He also commanded the Volunteers who carried out the last armed attack of that war, at Céim Carraige, Carriganima, at 3 p.m. on the day of