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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

West Cork trad group scoop prize at Siansa Gael Linn 2016 final

West Cork trad group scoop prize at Siansa Gael Linn 2016 final

A West Cork trad group were chosen as one of the eight finalists from an initial entry of fifty groups in November last – a fantastic achievement for ‘Gluaiseacht’  as

Ludgate puts Skibbereen on the digital map

Ludgate puts Skibbereen on the digital map

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has praised the efforts of the Ludgate digital hub in Skibbereen for encouraging enterprise and entrepreneurship in the community.  The centre, which is seeking to

Tourism VIPs Enjoy Wild Atlantic Way showcase

Tourism VIPs Enjoy Wild Atlantic Way showcase

TOURISM buyers from across the globe are enjoying fact-finding tours around the country in the run up to Meitheal, Ireland’s largest tourism trade fair. The event, which is taking place

Ludgate Hub calls for expressions of interest for share of a €300,000 ‘Ludgate Seed Capital Fund’

Ludgate Hub calls for expressions of interest for share of a €300,000 ‘Ludgate Seed Capital Fund’

A €300,000 Ludgate Seed Capital fund, aimed at companies who locate in The Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, is currently calling on entrepreneurs to register interest in the fund by 20th

Drimoleague woman Dee Forbes appointed next RTE Director General

Drimoleague woman Dee Forbes appointed next RTE Director General

RTÉ has appointed Drimoleague native Dee Forbes as Director General following a recruitment process overseen by its board. Ms Forbes is currently President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Northern

Former gangster to speak in All Saints Church, Drimoleague

Former gangster to speak in All Saints Church, Drimoleague

JOHN Pridmore, the former London gangster will be sharing his amazing story in All Saints Church, Drimoleague on Monday the 11th of April at 7.30pm as part of a Parish

West Cork musicians tune up for Siansa Gael Linn final in National Concert Hall

West Cork musicians tune up for Siansa Gael Linn final in National Concert Hall

Tuning up in readiness for the All-Ireland Final of Siansa Gael Linn 2016 in the National Concert Hall, Dublin on Sunday, 17 April next are the traditional music group ‘Gluaiseacht’,

West Cork RNLI stations take part in Easter 1916 centenary commemoration

West Cork RNLI stations take part in Easter 1916 centenary commemoration

RNLI representatives from Baltimore, Courtmacsherry and Union Hall RNLI took part in the Easter Sunday 1916 centenary commemoration which saw over seven hundred members of the Irish emergency services taking

Dancing at the Crossroads in Baltimore

Dancing at the Crossroads in Baltimore

As the clouds gathered momentum over Baltimore Bay on Good Friday it seamed as if the Happy In Baltimore Community would have to postpone the Dancing at the Crossroad, but

Glow Fun Run a resounding success

Glow Fun Run a resounding success

by John Bohane THE recent Glow Fun Run held in Skibbereen, proved a resounding success with a substantial amount of money raised for deserving local charities. The Glow Fun Run

Life drawing classes at the West Cork Arts Centre

Life drawing classes at the West Cork Arts Centre

LIFE drawing is a wonderful thing to do, and it isn’t just for “artists”. Anyone can get increased focus through the exercise of close observation and practising hand to eye

Kalbos named best cafe in Cork

Kalbos named best cafe in Cork

by John Bohane Kalbos Cafe in Skibbereen town was recently crowned Best Cafe in Cork at the Irish Restaurant awards which were held in the Malton Hotel, Killarney. Kalbos Cafe

Footballers can build on Monaghan win says Brian Hurley

Footballers can build on Monaghan win says Brian Hurley

by John Bohane CORK senior star Brian Hurley is hoping the Cork senior footballers can build on their impressive national league win achieved against Monaghan recently. The Rebels produced an

St Patricks Day in West Cork

St Patricks Day in West Cork

Ballydehob Beautiful Ballydehob once again hosts one of the friendliest annual St Patrick’s Day Parades around. The parade starts at 12 noon followed by complimentary refreshments in the Old Bank.

Skibbereen school runners-up in All-Ireland debating final

Skibbereen school runners-up in All-Ireland debating final

THE senior debating team from Mercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen ( left to right ) Máire Treas Ní Chochláin, Helen Ní Chochláin and Aisling Nic Gearailt (captain ), runners-up at

Letters – Penalty points for the fishing industry

Letters – Penalty points for the fishing industry

Dear Sirs, The fishing industry has been dealt a destructive blow with the reintroduction of penalty points by Minister Simon Coveney. This has been done in recent days via the

Sadness in West Cork as second road accident victim dies this week

Sadness in West Cork as second road accident victim dies this week

A MAN involved in a road traffic accident on the Bantry line on Wednesday, March 9th last has died at Cork University Hospital (CUH). Thirty four-year-old John Strahan who was

Mercy Heights Skibbereen hosts its final awards night

Mercy Heights Skibbereen hosts its final awards night

by John Bohane THE Mercy Heights Secondary School Skibbereen held their school awards for 2015 in the West Cork Hotel last Friday evening. A large crowd turned out for what

Sean Kennedy set to make his mark in Airtricity Premier Division

Sean Kennedy set to make his mark in Airtricity Premier Division

by John Bohane A TALENTED young soccer player with very strong West Cork connections recently signed a one year contract with SSE Airtricity Premier Division outfit Longford Town who began

Amanda Coogan at the West Cork Arts Centre

Amanda Coogan at the West Cork Arts Centre

WEST Cork Arts Centre is pleased to bring a manifestation of Amanda Coogan’s recent, highly acclaimed exhibition at the RHA, Dublin with a series of performances to Uillinn. A joint

Rossa College are runners up in schools robot competition

Rossa College are runners up in schools robot competition

ROSSA College, Skibbereen were announced as the the runners up at the 2016 CEIA (www.ceia.ie) Schools Robot Competition held at the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) recently. Rossa took second