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. more »
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.
THE Mrs Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe in Macroom is set to close following two and a half years in businesses.
It was the first one to open in West Cork and was followed by further shops in Bandon and Clonakilty.
The Bandon branch has since closed but the Clonakilty shop remains open for businesses.
Tammy was last seen on 14th February. She is described as being 5ft 2” tall, slim build, with brown shoulder length hair and brown/green eyes. When last seen she was wearing a black jacket and faded blue jeans.
Irish Water and Cork County Council wishes to notify consumers, following advice from the Health Service Executive, that Irish Water and the Council are now in a position to remove the boil water notice with immediate effect for the list of water supplies identified hereunder.
Everyone can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.
IRISH Water and Cork County Council habve issued a Boilw Water Notice covering large areas of West Cork following the recent bad weather.
In a statement they said, “It has come to the attention of Irish Water and Cork County Council that the public water supply served by the list of attached schemes may be contaminated. more »
SOME of the most severe winds ever recorded battered West Cork downing countless trees and power lines and causing widespread damage across the region.
With winds gusting to 160 km/h the ESB said that at the peak more than 260,000 customers were without power, the majority of these in West Cork and Kerry.
A meeting of farmers in West Cork highlighted the devastating impact Single Farm Payment clawbacks will have on family farms, and made it clear that the issue will have to be addressed by politicians running in the upcoming local and European elections.
Well over 100 farmers attended the meeting at the Castle Hotel in Macroom, which was organised and chaired by ICSA West Cork chairman Dermot Kelleher.
A MACROOM councillor has been told that he is no longer a member of the local Town Council because of a conviction he received last year after claiming expenses for a conference he did not attend.
Independent councillor Pat Melia who was formerly a member of Fianna Fáil remained on Macroom Town Council after pleading guilty in January 2013 to claiming €552.26 for attending a three-day conference in Galway.