GRAMMY award-winning musician Ricky Skaggs is looking forward to his only Irish date this year - in Bantry.

Published: 13:00 Tue 19 Aug 2014
Celtic Ross

ROSSCARBERY has been chosen as the location for a major conference on online marketing.

Published: 08:04 Tue 19 Aug 2014
Clon hospital

ABOUT 30,000 of high-tech equipment, including a top-of-the-range exercise bike and a number of specialised chairs, has been donated to a West Cork community hospital.

Published: 18:03 Mon 18 Aug 2014
The Amadea cruise ship: bound for Glengarriff this week

GLENGARRIFF will welcome the cruise ship Amadea tomorrow (Tuesday) to its shores as the town celebrates with a festival atmosphere.

Published: 13:05 Mon 18 Aug 2014
Battle of Kinsale

A KINSALE priest has called on the local community to set up a co-op to build an interpretative centre, based on the Battle of Kinsale.

Published: 18:06 Sun 17 Aug 2014
Morgan O'Driscoll: online success for auction

SKIBBEREEN'S new West Cork Arts Centre will benefit to the tune of more than 13,000 following a successful online auction of 50 works of art last week.

Published: 15:25 Sun 17 Aug 2014
Kinsale crew member Lorcan Hickey with his parents Peter and Frances Hickey. Lorcan received his Leaving Cert results over the phone this week from Peter, while on a training course in Dorset

A LIFEGUARD at Garylucas beach near Kinsale collected his Leaving Cert results in a most unusual location this week - minutes before boarding a lifeboat.

Published: 11:03 Sun 17 Aug 2014

AN unprecedented water shortage on Cape Clear Island is wreaking havoc with the island's tourist season.

Published: 22:09 Sat 16 Aug 2014
The Le Cheile Rose contestants line up for the camera at the final of the competition, held in Enniskeane last week

Ella Ryan from Gaggin, representing Enniskeane Post Office, was crowned the Le Cheile Rose


Published: 18:02 Sat 16 Aug 2014
The late Brendan O'Donovan

THERE was widespread shock in the general Skibbereen area last weekend, following the tragic death of local man Brendan O'Donovan

Published: 15:09 Sat 16 Aug 2014
The gravestone of Private Patrick Collins, who died on Bere Island, at Abbeystrowry Graveyard in Skibbereen.

Former mayor of Skibbereen, Frank Fahy, on the story of his granduncle Patrick, wounded in WWI in France, but who died tragically on a local island

Published: 10:00 Tue 19 Aug 2014

THE inaugural Cork Puppetry Festival starts on Wednesday 20th August with a selection of educational workshops in puppet making, manipulation and carnival arts.

Published: 20:09 Mon 18 Aug 2014
Search is on to find the next Lily Allen or Little Mix

A DOZEN dazzling acts, from solo singers, to duets, traditional musicians and a girl group, are all putting the final touches to their performances for the Star Search final in Timoleague.

Published: 15:07 Mon 18 Aug 2014
Chantelle French



A COUNTY and Munster piano champion from Leap is hoping to take All-Ireland honours this weekend at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo.

Published: 08:00 Mon 18 Aug 2014
San Francisco

By JJ Hurley


KINSALE'S Young Scientist winners, who also scooped the European title, are bound for San Francisco next month.

The trio will battle it out with the world's top young scientists in a competition sponsored by Google.

Published: 18:04 Sun 17 Aug 2014
Vaughan Pass

Helen Riddell visits one of the country's most historic towns, and hears the local business people voicing strong optimism for the future, with early indications suggesting that it's been a great summer in the 'Bay area'.

Published: 14:25 Sun 17 Aug 2014
Atlantic White- sided dolphin By Graeme Cresswell

A WHALE-watching event will take place in West Cork on August 24 as part of Ireland's Whale Watching Day.

Published: 10:09 Sun 17 Aug 2014
Above: Diane and Dermot Kennedy, with Mary Jordan and Liam Hegarty who are involved, along with other members of the community, in putting together a proposal in the hopes of taking over the former Glenans building in Baltimore, and opening it as the Bal

Michelle Newman hears how the sale of the former Glenans building in Baltimore has been heavily criticised by some locals who have a vision for its future

Published: 20:09 Sat 16 Aug 2014
Phil Healy

West Cork athlete shines at European Championships in Zurich.

Published: 17:05 Sat 16 Aug 2014
Man O'War jellyfish in West Cork.

'A FRIGHTENING situation' is how the Officer in Charge of Goleen Coast Guard described his team's helplessness

Published: 20:04 Fri 15 Aug 2014
By Siobhán Cronin

GARDAI in West Cork have issued a warning to the owners of commercial properties and marine equipment


Southern Star Poll

Will Dr Reilly’s Universal Health Care proposals work?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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