GAELSCOIL Mhichíl Uí Choileáin in Clonakilty has launched an appeal to families of the school and the community of the greater Clonakilty area to donate old mobile phones to the school which can be turned into a voice for children in the school’s ASD Classes. For every 220 phones collected, Autism Ireland will donate an iPad to a pupil. Since the initial class was set up in September 2011, teachers and
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The dates for the 4th annual Walk from Allihies to Bonmahon have been set and preparations have begun. An intrepid group will leave Allihies in West Cork on Saturday 16th of August and will arrive in Bonmahon on the Copper Coast in Co. Waterford on Saturday 23rd after walking a total of 144 miles.
IN 2014 Colaiste Phobal Chléire offers an exciting new week long traditional music for young musicians between the ages of 10 and 18 years of age. It is aimed at those who have already developed an interest and ability in traditional music and who would both enjoy and benefit from an intensive week of formal tuition, informal practice and group sessions. The course will focus on the student’s main instrument
CON Whelton from Courtmacsherry has won the West Cork Heat of the popular Over 60s Talent Competition; Con beat off stiff competition to win at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery. Con performed a song made famous by Liam Clancy “I know this place” and will now go forward into the semi-final on April 27th in Cork City Hall.
EIGHT schools in West Cork are set to receive funding under the 2014 Summer Works Scheme. The €36 million Department of Education and Science scheme provides for building maintenance and improvement works in 386 schools across every county in Ireland.
by Stephen Johnson PROPONENTS and opponents of proposed new regulations for casual traders in Kenmare will have their day in court: June 6th. Kerry County Council has proposed new regulations on casual trading in the Town, but no one seems happy with the proposal.
by Stephen Johnson A FIRM of which county councillor Danny Healy Rae is a director has won contracts with Kerry County Council worth almost €1.9 million over the last six years.
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.
CONOR Cusack delivered an inspiring speech, when he attended a Positive Mental Health event in Kinsale recently, organised by Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS). More than 300 people attended the event. From the outset, Conor specified that he was not a professional, and that he was speaking in a personal capacity, and that his ultimate aim was to portray a message of hope.
Chloe Kelleher a student at Mercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen who published a cook book in 2013 and raised over €40,000 for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin has qualified for the final of the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, an All-Ireland recognition programme for outstanding young volunteers. The final takes place on March 26th in Donegal town. Pictured presenting an award certificate is Clive Byrne, Director of NAPD