First of a special series of articles to mark 125th anniversary of The Southern Star

Clonakilty goes it alone to elect its own mayor

Possible Whiddy oil storage depot sale no threat to Bantry jobs

Countdown to local and European elections begins


20-page Home & Garden mag

West Cork Fashion and Beauty Special

Superstar kids' mini paper


GAA: Carbery begin SFC campaign in style plus we preview Beara's opener

GAA: An interview with Bandon's Mark Sugrue ahead of All-Ireland U21 semi-final between Cork and Roscommon

GAA: Carbery Rangers win the Tadhg Crowley Cup

Hockey: Clonakilty ladies' celebrate famous cup victory

Rugby: Good weekend for Clonakilty, Skibbereen and Bandon in various cups

Calling all kids, don't miss our mini newspaper, Superstar, in this week's Star.


Published: 20:15 Fri 18 Apr 2014
lamb recipes

A Bord Bia audit carried out in March 2014, found that the use of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance logo continues to grow with 95% of all lamb facings in Irish retailers carrying the mark, up 7% on the same quarter last year.

Published: 07:33 Fri 18 Apr 2014
Bright Ideas

KBC Bank is looking for ideas which are innovative, creative and that will make a difference to a community in Cork.

Published: 12:35 Thu 17 Apr 2014

Following an appeal process, planning permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanla for a discount store development at the Fairfield in Skibbereen, which will be operated by German retailer Aldi.

Published: 17:45 Tue 15 Apr 2014
Glenilen Farm

West Cork's Glenilen Farm has launched its layered fruit and 'live' probiotic natural yoghurt pots in a new 125g four-pack with a little help from brand ambassador Sonia O'Sullivan.

Published: 12:27 Tue 15 Apr 2014
An Garda Síochána

An Garda Sochna and the Road Safety Authority have urged drivers and riders to slow down this Easter bank holiday weekend. From April 14th to April 21st, An Garda Sochna will be intensively target speeding vehicles.

Published: 17:20 Sun 13 Apr 2014
Diana Dodog from Courtmacsherry has been doing well in 'MasterChef Ireland' on RTE One television.

COOKING up a storm

Published: 19:26 Sat 12 Apr 2014
Dr Mary Wickham cutting a cake at a function organised in her honour by the local community in Kilcrohane to mark her retirement, watched by husband, Mark.

Community at Kilcrohane turns up to honour quarter-century of service

Published: 17:25 Sat 12 Apr 2014
Kinsale 7s

FORMER Irish international captain and manager of the Irish and British & Irish Lions rugby teams Donal Lenihan, launched the 2014 Heineken Kinsale 7s.

Published: 11:01 Sat 12 Apr 2014
The notice in the window of Leap Post Office, which closed suddenly in recent weeks.

AN Post has confirmed that the future of Leap Post Office - which closed suddenly two months ago - is subject to 'an ongoing process'

Published: 12:38 Fri 11 Apr 2014
Spring Clean

WITH the clocks gone forward it's off for another season of cleaning, brushing, weeding and watering for members of Clonakilty Tidy Towns Committee who held their AGM earlier this week.

Published: 10:44 Fri 18 Apr 2014
Pint of lager

The Restaurants Association of Ireland today condemned the ban of alcohol sales on Good Friday, saying that the law is unacceptable at such a busy time for the tourism, restaurant and hospitality industry.

Published: 14:59 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh (centre) at the launch of the inaugural National Pilgrim Paths Day, which takes place this Saturday, April 19th. Included also are David Ross, Drimoleague, from St Finbarr's Pilgrim Path; Michael Starrett, chief executive of the

THOUSANDS of people are expected to retrace their ancestral heritage as they take to Ireland's ancient pilgrim paths - including the St Finbarr's Pilgrim Walk which leaves Drimoleague for Gougane Barra

Published: 07:10 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Dan MacSweeney

BALLINEEN-based Carbery Group has announced a strong operational and financial performance in its 2013 accounts.

Published: 15:43 Tue 15 Apr 2014
Tammy Duggan

Garda in Anglesea Street Garda Station, Cork, are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 17-year-old Mid Cork girl Tammy Duggan.

Published: 11:26 Mon 14 Apr 2014
Community Alert

CORK West Garda Division is hosting a unique event this Tuesday night - the first of its kind held anywhere in the country - at the Riverside Park Hotel in Macroom at 7pm.

Published: 14:14 Sun 13 Apr 2014
Attending the Wild Atlantic Way information evening at Acton's Hotel, Kinsale, yesterday evening were local restaurateurs Anne Marie Queve, Max's Wine Bar, and Martin Shanahan, Fishy Fishy, with Greta O'Kelly-Lynch, Kinsale.

GREAT ideas flowed as freely as the ocean at an information evening in Acton's Hotel about the Wild Atlantic Way

Published: 18:09 Sat 12 Apr 2014
Students Kate Ryan, Alice O'Regan, Serena Sheane, Sarah Benson, Elena Dineen and Anne- Marie O'Donovan from Sacred Heart Secondary School, Conakilty, who won the AIB Build a Bank Challange National Final 2014 in Dublin.

CLONAKILTY'S Sacred Heart Secondary School scooped the top prize in one of Ireland's biggest schools competitions

Published: 15:05 Sat 12 Apr 2014
Michael McCarthy, TD.

A HUNDRED news jobs are to be created at pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly

Published: 20:01 Fri 11 Apr 2014
Pupils from St Joseph's Girls' National School in Clonakilty raised the astonishing sum of €4,200 for Daffodil Day. Photo shows - back, from left - Mia Saunders, Lena Wiwatowska, Laura O'Mahony in their Mad Hair and PJs for Daffodil Day. Front: Deirdre O

FROM 'Pancake Pandemonium' to 'Coppers for Cancer'

Published: 07:21 Fri 11 Apr 2014

Minister Phil Hogan has announced that he has given sanction to West Cork Development Partnership Ltd to approve funding of €200,000 to Skeaghanore Duck at Ballydehob.


Hayes named in Cork team for league clash with Dublin

CARBERY Rangers' John Hayes has been handed a starting place in the Cork attack for Saturday night's Allianz Football League top-of-the-table clash against Dublin in Croke Park (7pm).

Southern Star Poll

Will Dr Reilly’s Universal Health Care proposals work?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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