Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai became a Fairtrade school on April 2nd 2014. Fairtrade guarantees a better deal for producers in developing countries and the school supports the Fairtrade initiative by selling Fairtrade products in the canteen, supplying Fairtrade tea and coffee in the staff room, and teaching students about Fairtrade through C.S.P.E. subject modules.
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NOW in it’s 11th year and the West Cork Emergency Services and Friends Charity Cycle will take place on Saturday, July 12th next. The cycle will begin as usual in Skibbereen Fire Station and will then head towards the town of Bantry for its first official stop. On leaving Bantry cyclists will travel to Durrus and enjoy the breathtaking views of Dunmanus Bay before heading up over Mount Gabriel and
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
CHIEF Supt Tom Hayes of Cork West Garda Division hosted an innovative conference involving all 70 Community Alert and Neighbourhood Watch groups in the Division in the Riverside Park Hotel in Macroom recently. The event which was organised by Crime Prevention Officer for the region Sgt Ian O’ Callaghan had a twin objective. Firstly to explain about the roll out of the new Text Alert system for West Cork and
BANTRY’S Westlodge Hotel has been put up for sale with a price tag of €2 million. The hotel’s conference and function facilities were upgraded in the early 2000s but is in need of some modernisation to bedrooms and other areas.
FIANNA Fáil senator Denis O’Donovan says he’s extremely concerned about increases in certain crimes in the West Cork region. According to Senator O’Donovan, the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal startling rises in assaults, theft, fraud and deception cases. “These figures show a worrying rise in assaults and thefts in the third quarter of 2013. According to the CSO crime statistics there were 199 theft and related
FOLLOWING the very successful inaugural Summer Songbook in 2013, the organising team is busy putting the finishing touches to the 2014 edition. This will take place from Friday July 11th to Sunday July 13th and application forms for participation will be available shortly. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “making of” The Sound of Music (released in 1965), the organising team would like to invite the local community and
THE Department of Education has confirmed that a design team has been appointed to progress the extension to Clonakilty Community College some 12 years after first being promised by then Minister Michael Woods TD in 2002. The School which was built in 1980 to cater for 400 students was included in the current five year building plan announced by Minister Ruairí Quinn in 2011.
THE West Cork Development Partnership have been given the green light to provide funding of €200,000 to Skeaghanore Duck to develop of a processing plant for farm fresh Duck at Ballydehob, West Cork.
Fáilte Ireland have confirmed that an employee has been assigned to the Skibbereen Tourist Office for the 2014 season running from May to September.