THE latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that unemployment in West Cork is at its lowest level in five years. According to the figures the live register in Cork has fallen by 10.33% in the past year with 37,177 people on the register in March compared to 41,460 for March 2013, a reduction of 4,283.
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 www.callbacktheatre.com. It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you
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
JOHN Reihill, Manager of the Castle Hotel Leisure Centre, Macroom, sponsors a one year free membership each to Blaithin Casey (17), Macroom and Christina Desmond (17), Macroom.
Sixth Class pupils, Emma Cronin, Nicole O’Connor & Katie Sheehan with their teacher Miss O’Donoghue from Clondrohid Primary School who received first prize in the Primary School category of the Discover Cork Schools Heritage Projects held last Tuesday night in the Silversprings Moran Hotel, Cork.
Cllr. Con Lynch (FF) who was recently co-opted into Macroom Town Council replacing former FF then Ind Cllr Pat Melia. Melia was disqualified from the Town Council as a result of his conviction for fraud on the 16th January 2013 at Macroom District Court.
CONGRATULATIONS to Rachael O`Shea of West Muskerry AC who won the Esther Enright Memorial Perpetual cup at a function in the Riverside Hotel, Macroom recently. She won the cup for her commitment to West Muskerry AC, to athletics and to training. She is a great role model for the athletes in the club.
Hundreds of Second Level students from all parts of the country gathered in Macroom last weekend to take part in the All Ireland Light Entertainment Festival 2014 and the 14th annual National Transition Year Drama Festival in the Briery Gap Theatre.
THIS weekend Briery Gap Cultural Centre is proud to host the 14th annual The festival was founded in 2001 and is aimed at encouraging the artistic skills of students during the non-exam year.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a West Cork woman whose body was discovered on the outskirts of Inchigeela on Tuesday. The search for Elizabeth (Lil) O’Sullivan (79) ended after her body was recovered at 10.30am. The mother of 11 had been missing since the previous afternoon, prompting a massive community search effort.