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Caheragh scouting news

Caheragh scouting news

A team of 8 scouts from the 13th Caheragh Scout Group took part in the 12th National Phoenix event starting this Wednesday at the Mount Mellery Scout Center in County

#WestCork Picture of the Day

#WestCork Picture of the Day

Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean 2016 – Join the world’s largest coastal cleanup – @CleanCoasts #BigBeachClean

Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean 2016 – Join the world’s largest coastal cleanup – @CleanCoasts #BigBeachClean

Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean is taking place on the weekend of the 16th, 17th & 18th of September all over Ireland. Clean Coasts is once again teaming up with the

Bank of Ireland donation to Skibbereen Rowing Club

Bank of Ireland donation to Skibbereen Rowing Club

Bank of Ireland donation to Skibbereen Rowing Club for Gary & Paul O’Donovan’s Road to Rio. From left, Michael Deasy, Tony Walsh, Geraldine Walsh, Eileen O’Leary, Tricia Minihane, Sean O’Brien,

Myross Rowing Club Notes

Myross Rowing Club Notes

All – Ireland Report This year’s All-Ireland coastal rowing championships were held in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The Myross Club had an extremely successful weekend with 5 Gold, 3 Silver &

Limited edition Olympic T-Shirts to help Skibbereen Rowing Club produce the next Olympians

Limited edition Olympic T-Shirts to help Skibbereen Rowing Club produce the next Olympians

#Pulllikeadog for Skibbereen Rowing Club Wednesday 17th August; Skibbereen Rowing Club have launched their official O’Donovan Brothers limited edition #Pulllikeadog t-shirts in aid of the club which has produced two

Trish O’Donovan all smiles arriving home from Rio after witnessing son’s Gary and Paul’s Olympic triumph

Trish O’Donovan all smiles arriving home from Rio after witnessing son’s Gary and Paul’s Olympic triumph

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West Cork clubs “Pull like a dog” at All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships

West Cork clubs “Pull like a dog” at All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships

“Pull like a Dog”…The infamous words by Olympian Silver Medalists, O’ Donovan Brothers, Gary and Paul were roared out by all counties over the weekend, at the All Ireland Coastal

Carbery Macra news

Carbery Macra news

On the August Bank Holiday weekend Mary Sheehan of Clonakilty Macra represented Carbery Macra region in the Ms Macra Na Feirme weekend a great weekend was had by all who

Olympic heroes Gary and Paul O’Donovan are the talk of the county and the country!

Olympic heroes Gary and Paul O’Donovan are the talk of the county and the country!

Brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan from Skibbereen in West Cork have created Irish sporting history by winning a silver medal in the lightweight double sculls at the Olympic Games in Rio.

County Cork ramping up for Heritage Week 2016

County Cork ramping up for Heritage Week 2016

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Seamus McGrath joined Cork County Council Heritage Officer Conor Nelligan to launch Heritage Week 2016 outside County Hall. Heritage Week, which is coordinated

Heir Island Plans First 5k Run for Annual Regatta Day

Heir Island Plans First 5k Run for Annual Regatta Day

A fun day out for all the family is planned for Heir Island on August 18th, as the traditional island regatta on Roaringwater Bay takes place. This year, there’ll be

In Pictures – Skibb cheers on local Olympic heroes Gary and Paul O’Donovan

In Pictures – Skibb cheers on local Olympic heroes Gary and Paul O’Donovan

Camilla Griehsel and Maurice Seezer at St Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music, Castletownshend

Camilla Griehsel and Maurice Seezer at St Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music, Castletownshend

One more concert remains for this Festival of Music, now in its 36th year, held in the beautiful setting of St. Barrahane’s Church in Castletownshend. The church, well-known for its’

Eugene Croning Memorial Walk

Eugene Croning Memorial Walk

NINETY-seven family and friends braved the rain on the August bank holiday Monday for the annual Walk with all the proceeds going to Bantry Hospice. Despite the weather everyone enjoyed

John Kelly: A Group Show at the West Cork Arts Centre

John Kelly: A Group Show at the West Cork Arts Centre

FREE EVENT Ongoing event | 11:00 daily until 31 August, 2016 Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, West Cork A solo exhibition of painting, sculpture and print by Irish/English/Australian artist, John Kelly,

Town Councils can breathe life back into West Cork communities says TD

Town Councils can breathe life back into West Cork communities says TD

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says Town Councils should be re-established in towns with a population of over 7,000.  She wants to see measures introduced

Celebrity Chef Derry Clarke launches A Taste of West Cork’s most ambitious Food Festival to date.

Celebrity Chef Derry Clarke launches A Taste of West Cork’s most ambitious Food Festival to date.

It’s all about the chefs this year as celebrity Chef Derry Clarke, (of Michelin Star L’Ecrivan restaurant fame) today launches the popular long-running A Taste of West Cork Food Festival.  

Myross Rowing Club notes

Myross Rowing Club notes

All roads led to Cuskinny, Cobh, on August Bank Holiday Sunday for the 2016 Cork Coastal Rowing County finals. The finals ran off smoothly which were hosted by Rushbrooke Rowing

Some of the Parts Too exhibition at St Mathews Church Hall, Church Cross

Some of the Parts Too exhibition at St Mathews Church Hall, Church Cross

Exhibiting: Isobel Baldwin, Maddi Precious, Savannah Rozema, Marlen Strickner & Lynda Powney Venue: St Mathews Church, Church Cross, Skibbereen Dates: August 5th to 13th August, 2016 Opening: Friday August 5th

West Cork planning news

West Cork planning news

A new caravan park in Eyeries and the divison of the Toymaster store in Bandon into three units are among this week’s applications. Planning news File Reference 16/00418 Applicant: Patrick

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Picture of the Day

The Ludgate Hub officially opens in Skibbereen – kickstarting a new digital age for West Cork

The Ludgate Hub officially opens in Skibbereen – kickstarting a new digital age for West Cork

THE Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD has officially opened a 1 Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) digital hub in Skibbereen. The Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, which originally

In Pictures – Opening Dennis Horgan’s “West Cork from the air” exhibition in Skibbereen

In Pictures – Opening Dennis Horgan’s “West Cork from the air” exhibition in Skibbereen

                           

Colm O’Driscoll opens new fitness centre in Drimoleague

Colm O’Driscoll opens new fitness centre in Drimoleague

Cork footballer Colm O’Driscoll pictured at his new business venture in Drimoleague, ‘Colm O’Driscoll Fitness’ situated at An Muileann which is a multi-functioning training centre, offering fitness classes of people

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RNLI Sea Sunday in aid of Union Hall RNLI Life Boat

RNLI Sea Sunday in aid of Union Hall RNLI Life Boat

THE third annual RNLI Sea Sunday in aid of Union Hall Life Boat will take place on Sunday 31st July. There will be family fun from 2.30 till 5.30 on

Zorro coming to West Cork this August!

Zorro coming to West Cork this August!

Join Off the Ground in West Cork this summer as they transport you to New Mexico in 1821 with their swashbuckling presentation of ‘Zorro’. On the brink of Mexican Independence,

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Picture of the Day