THERE was a great turn out of both carers and service providers at the Maritime Hotel, Bantry as Alice Taylor launched two innovative aids that have been developed to assist carers in West Cork. “These initiatives will be a valuable support to carers,”said Alice Taylor, “Knowing that someone will be able to step in at short notice, will give carers great peace of mind”.
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THE Sheep’s Head Easter Run, which is now in its third year of existence will take place on Easter Saturday, April 19th at 12 noon. The 10k race will start outside Arundels by the Pier, Ahakista, and welcomes both walkers and runners (walkers will start at 11.30am). Athletes can experience the breathtaking views over Dunmanus Bay and the Sheeps Head countryside as the route takes them up past Rusnacahara Church,
THE Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery has announced the appointment of its new general manager, Neil Grant. Neil takes control of the 66-bedroom hotel, located overlooking stunning Rosscarbery Bay.
WEST Cork Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan has said the changes to the Farm Assist Scheme are threatening the future of a number of family farms across the county. The changes, introduced by the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton in 2013, have resulted in an effective cut in income for many Cork farmers on Farm Assist.
Kealkil National School kicked off their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on the Friday before the St. Patrick’s weekend when they held a “Trashion Fashion” show to raise awareness about recycling and unnecessary pollution.
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
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.