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West Cork retains five Blue Flag beaches but Garretstown loses out

West Cork retains five Blue Flag beaches but Garretstown loses out

WEST Cork has retained five Blue Flag Beaches in the An Taisce International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Awards for 2016, Garrylucas, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Barleycove and Tragumna but

Beautiful sunrise at Castletownshend by Benchawan Thompson

Beautiful sunrise at Castletownshend by Benchawan Thompson

Sherkin Islanders get creative for West Cork Islands Festival

Sherkin Islanders get creative for West Cork Islands Festival

A COMMUNITY exhibition on Sherkin Island is set to showcase the wonderful creative talent on the island. ‘Sherkin Creates’ opens in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island at 2:30pm on

Joe Wilson exhibition Caha at the Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibbereen

Joe Wilson exhibition Caha at the Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibbereen

ONE of Europe’s last remaining natural wilderness areas, the Caha mountains on the Beara peninsula, are rugged and remote. They are at once elemental and shamelessly romantic. Characterised by terraced,

400 older people in West Cork hospitals send each other mail

400 older people in West Cork hospitals send each other mail

ARTISTS, residents and day visitors of eleven community hospitals and day care centres throughout West Cork will display the work of their “Envelope” project at the Uillinn Centre in Skibbereen

A perfect day at Tralagoch Beach, Toe Head by Benchawan Thompson

A perfect day at Tralagoch Beach, Toe Head by Benchawan Thompson

Micheal Hurley “deeply humbled” by award win

Micheal Hurley “deeply humbled” by award win

Skibbereen/ Castlehaven man Micheal Hurley won the individual award for the Western Division at the County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony at County Hall. Micheal was nominated by P.P.N. representative Eleanor

County Mayor Honours Volunteers and Leaders at Annual Community Awards 2016

County Mayor Honours Volunteers and Leaders at Annual Community Awards 2016

COUNTY Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea held the fourth Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony at County Hall recently. The Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards is an annual public recognition

Skibbereen CoderDojo club relocate to the Ludgate Hub

Skibbereen CoderDojo club relocate to the Ludgate Hub

THE Skibbereen branch of CoderDojo have found a new home in the Ludgate Hub, at the Old Bakery Building in Townshend Street, Skibbereen. The street was once home to Percy

Skibbereen Rowing Club News

Skibbereen Rowing Club News

Skibbereen Rowing Club have put Skibbereen on the map nationally and internationally with the club’s fantastic achievements and now they need your help. The club would really appreciate your support

Leap surfacing works to begin in coming months

Leap surfacing works to begin in coming months

Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has confirmed that Cork County Council is progressing design work on the road pavement between Leap and Dromihilly. It is currently anticipated that the Council

Uncover – BA visual art degree Art Trail on Sherkin Island

Uncover – BA visual art degree Art Trail on Sherkin Island

IN the summers of 2012 and 2014, over the course of a single weekend, over 1000 people visited Sherkin Island. With an average population of 100, this was a significant

Funds donated from Church Cross Community Day

Funds donated from Church Cross Community Day

MONIES raised following the successful remembrance walk and community fun day held in memory of the late John O’Driscoll on April 3rd at Church Cross were presented to the designated

Rossa College’s year end art exhibition

Rossa College’s year end art exhibition

A year of exploration and study of specific themes culminates with this year-end exhibition by students attending the Rossa College Professional Arts Practice. The exhibition is held at The O’Driscoll

Cancer Connect golf fundraiser

Cancer Connect golf fundraiser

THE Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club in conjunction with Cancer Connect, held their annual Cancer Connect Classic on Saturday, May 7th. Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club has proved

A beautiful morning in Union Hall

A beautiful morning in Union Hall

A beautiful morning in Union Hall. Photo taken just after 6 am by Rebecca Limrick

Scouts at County Sheild event in Skibbereen

Scouts at County Sheild event in Skibbereen

Caheragh scouts members pictures at the recent County Shield event held in Skibbereen. Pic: Rory Jackson

Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week 2016

Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week 2016

Enjoy your beach, enjoy your beach clean! 6th – 15th May 2016 A call for new recruits to join the Island of Ireland’s Largest Coastal Clean Up Almost 3,000 volunteers

Bealtaine 2016 Celebrating creativity as we age at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Bealtaine 2016 Celebrating creativity as we age at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is celebrating this year’s national Bealtaine Festival with a multidisciplinary exhibition, showcasing many of the art programmes and projects with older people that take place

Leap Gets Lively!

Leap Gets Lively!

Images from the recent Leap Gets Lively! event. Pics by Emma Jervis

Exciting opportunities for West Cork-based artists

Exciting opportunities for West Cork-based artists

TWO exciting opportunities for West Cork-based artists have just been announced by Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre. The first is the call for artist members to submit work for Uillinn’s

Scouting County Shield event in Skibbereen

Scouting County Shield event in Skibbereen

The 13th Caheragh Scouting Ireland Group are hosting the 11th West Cork County Shield event at Skibbereen over this May Bank Holiday weekend. The sheild event is a competition where

Skibb students get a lesson in road safety

Skibb students get a lesson in road safety

MORE than 120 students observed a simulated road traffic accident exercise at Skibbereen Fire Station on Tuesday. The Students from the three secondary schools in Skibbereen were met with a

West Cork Flag Day collections in aid of Cork ARC Cancer Support House

West Cork Flag Day collections in aid of Cork ARC Cancer Support House

CORK ARC Cancer Support House’s annual Flag Day collections are taking place in the West Cork towns of Bantry, Ballylickey, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Macroom on Thursday 28th April, 2016.

Dilapidated tractor to be rebuilt in 24-hour challenge to raise funds for Union Hall RNLI

Dilapidated tractor to be rebuilt in 24-hour challenge to raise funds for Union Hall RNLI

A UK Agricultural Engineering lecturer is to travel to Union Hall, Cork this July to undertake a challenge to rebuild a Massey Ferguson tractor in 24-hours, with a little help

West Cork darts players enjoy national success

West Cork darts players enjoy national success

by John Bohane Ronan McCarthy Skibbereen native Ronan McCarthy recently became the first West Cork youth to capture Munster and All-Ireland honours in darts. Ronan, who is a pupil in

Eilish Collins Tribute Day

Eilish Collins Tribute Day

On Sunday June 5th?, the 3rd Annual Eilish Collins Tribute Day will take place in Tragumna.  The 6k coastal walk/run is in aid of Marymount Hospice & Arc House Bantry/Cork.

Cormac Boydell exhibition at the Catherine Hammond Gallery

Cormac Boydell exhibition at the Catherine Hammond Gallery

ONE of Ireland’s most respected ceramicists, Cormac Boydell, has created over 25 large new wall pieces and sculpture for his solo show at the Catherine Hammond Gallery in Skibbereen, Co.

New exhibitions at the West Cork Arts Centre

New exhibitions at the West Cork Arts Centre

Tomasz Madajczak Neomorph Gallery II 30 April to 21 May 2016 Opening Friday 29 April at 7.00pm Beginning with his four month residency at Uillinn in the winter of 2015,

Final Countdown for Skibbereen’s “Minihan’s to Mizen” Fun Cycle

Final Countdown for Skibbereen’s “Minihan’s to Mizen” Fun Cycle

Registration Opens on Friday Evening 22nd April The countdown is on to the inaugural Minihan’s to Mizen fun cycle which takes place this Saturday 23rd April. The event which is