DeCourcey Classic and Vintage club will present a talk on the West Cork railway 1845 to 1961 by Mr Chris Larkin of the Irish Railway Record Society on Monday May 5th at 7:30 P.M. The event will take place at new Kilmacsimon Community Centre, Bandon (The centre is located between Innishannon and Ballinadee).
MEMBERS of BARA Camera Club crowded into BARA House on Glengarriff Road recently for their monthly meeting and to witness Judith Payne, chairperson of Bantry Active Retirement Association, proudly present a cheque for €6,000 to Neilie O’Leary Chairperson of West Cork Rural Transport.
A WEST Cork TD is calling for the new roads agency to make significant investment in the N71 which runs through the heart of west Cork. Fine Gael’s Noel Harrington was speaking in the Dáil at second stage of the Roads Bill 2014 which provides for the amalgamation of the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA).
MAJOR resurfacing works on one of the worst stretches of the main N71 route in West Cork are finally set to begin. The works are set for the badly deteriorated section of the N71 at Ballinascarthy just east of Clonakilty.
AT a recent meeting of the Bantry and Skibbereen area roads which was held in Bantry Cllr Jerry Sullivan put forward the following notice of motion (That this council would undertake a safety review of all approaches to Adrigole Bridge). As a result an examination was undertaken by a senior engineer from Cork County Council and the following recommendations were made:
AFTER two years of roadworks and major traffic disruption the two new flyovers on Cork’s South Ring Road officially opened to traffic recently. The new flyovers take the N40 South Ring Road over the Bandon and Sarsfield Road roundabouts which were a major source of congestion before the works were carried out. The new road layouts should be of particular benefit for traffic coming to and from West
ONE of the countries worst traffic bottlenecks is a step closer to be eradicated thank to a recent High Court decision. The decision which dismissed the final challenge to the proposed Macroom Bypass finally clears the way for detailed design work and compulsory purchase orders to proceed for the 22km €231 million road scheme.
FIANNA Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan has condemned the sudden withdrawal of the bus service between Ballinspittle and Garretstown.??Senator O’Donovan commented: “The bus service between Ballinspittle, Garretstown and the Old Head of Kinsale was suddenly cut this week without warning, which I find disgraceful.
THE government has announced major changes to the rural transport programme as the result of widespread consultation with community groups and the rural transport network who provide the current services. As part of the restructuring, 18 new Transport Co-ordination Units (TCUs) will be created. They will be created out of the existing 35 Rural Transport Programme (RTP) companies which were set up in 2002 to tackle social isolation.
MINSTER of State Alan Kelly has announced proposals for a local hackney scheme in rural areas, designed to make it easier to provide taxi services in isolated parts of the country.