IT was a chance encounter in the early 1960s that unearthed the steel casket that transported the remains of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa back to Ireland from New York in 1915.

A GROUP of visiting archaeologists from the University of Maryland in the US are to continue their excavations at Windmill Rock in Skibbereen, despite a fire coming close to ruining the site.

Published: 21:55 Mon 29 Jun 2015
Cllr Michael Collins

THE people of Bantry should not pay their water bills, a councillor has suggested. Independent Cllr Michael Collins, has suggested that 'the entire area should be declared bill-free'.

Published: 22:05 Wed 08 Apr 2015

A new, purpose-built facility in Clonakilty is providing for an even greater range of services than before.

Published: 22:10 Wed 24 Dec 2014
Christmas greetings

THE management and staff of The Southern Star would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers, advertisers and contributors for their support in 2014 and to wish everybody a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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The Rock

SEVERAL more GPs in West Cork have signed up this week to the new free GP scheme for under 6s.

Published: 12:35 Sat 03 Jan 2015

Kilmeen-Castleventry continues to reap the benefits of great work being done by the local development association.

Published: 09:32 Sun 19 Oct 2014

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Tucked away in a remote corner of the Beara peninsula, visitors to Alex Scade's Beara Donkey and Wildlife Sanctuary are greeted by the sounds of wild birds, gulls, ducks all trying to outdo each other in decibels.