In this week's Southern Star

20:58 Wed 29 Jul 2015

Top names backing plan for digital hub in Skibbereen

Patriot Day - Rossa parade a huge success

Roads won't close for Dunmanway horse fair

Local distillery gets into the spirit of The Pogues

Great grandsons of Rossa filming in West Cork

Gardai have interviewed 77 customers in chemist case

Lloyds Loss book a big draw at Lusitania talk

Win luxury spa visit worth €200

Skibbereen and Clon Debs specials

John Cleary front-runner for Cork senior football manager

Two-page special from Drinagh Rangers Legends v Liverpool Legends

Interview with Bandon athlete Carmel Crowley

West Cork Crafts celebrating third anniversary

Profile of Schull-based writer ER Murray


Published: 22:03 Thu 30 Jul 2015
IFA Logo 2015

WELCOMING the recent launch of a National Broadband Intervention Strategy, IFA General Secretary Pat Smith said it was very important to deliver the roll-out within the shortest timeframe possible.

Published: 19:25 Thu 30 Jul 2015
USI

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is urging students and parents to submit their grant funding applications for the student grant.

Published: 10:03 Thu 30 Jul 2015
The committee, from left: Patrick McCarthy,Ellie O'Driscoll, Michael Collins, Jimmy O'Donovan, Marie Collins, Billy Wolfe, Bernie O'Regan, Michael O'Mahony, Jo Aherne, Sean O 'Donovan, and Siobhan O'Donovan.

IT'S more like three events in one: It is the annual agricultural show; Schull Market moves up to the showgrounds for the day; and it is probably the best family day out all year.

Published: 15:04 Wed 29 Jul 2015
Bere Island

BERE Island is to get a sailing school once more.

Published: 11:03 Wed 29 Jul 2015
Some of the new Fastnet Trails signposts in Ballydehob

A West Cork walking group has launched their self-sustaining tourism project near Kilcoe Church with the unveiling of a series of walks aimed to promote local natural assets.

Published: 13:03 Tue 28 Jul 2015
 Maxine Linehan

Cork singer Maxine Linehan may be a long way from home, but home is never far away.

Published: 18:05 Mon 27 Jul 2015
IRISH FARMERS ASSOCIATION

Balanced economic recovery must be a key Government objective and this requires a greater focus on, and investment in, rural Ireland

Published: 11:05 Mon 27 Jul 2015
At the launch of the app were Minister Alan Kelly, Laura Burke, director general, and EPA inspector Cormac MacGearailt.

A new app designed to highlight and identify pollution and litter issues, has been launched by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Published: 08:03 Mon 27 Jul 2015
Michael Kingston with Captain John Mauger, commanding officer, US Coastguard Maritime Safety Centre, as Michael receives the US Coastguard Challenge Coin Medal at the U S National Naval Memorial Centre, in Washington DC

The talk, which takes place on Tuesday July 28th, at 8pm in the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen, is in aid of Bantry Hospital.

Published: 10:25 Sun 26 Jul 2015
Manager: Brian Cuthbert.

Loss to Kildare leads to question marks over Brian Cuthbert's role as his two-year term has come to an end

Published: 20:55 Thu 30 Jul 2015
Padraig Pearse delivers the graveside oration for O'Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin on August 1st, 1915. Sinn Fein have organised an event in Dublin for the anniversary.

THE state commemoration of the centenary of the burial of O'Donovan Rossa is to be broadcast live by RTE.

Published: 17:20 Thu 30 Jul 2015
Dan McSweeney, CEO Carbery Group: praised for holding milk prices

A WEST Cork milk processor has been singled out for high praise by the ICMSA for its decision to hold milk prices.

Published: 22:09 Wed 29 Jul 2015
Padraig Pearse delivers the graveside oration for O'Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin on August 1st, 1915. Sinn Fein have organised an event in Dublin for the anniversary.

MEMBERS of the public are being asked to walk in the footsteps of the leaders of 1916 in a very special tribute to West Cork patriot O'Donovan Rossa on August 1st.

Published: 11:11 Wed 29 Jul 2015
Brian Cuthbert

'I have decided not to seek reappointment to the position of Cork senior football manager and am stepping down with immediate effect'

Published: 20:05 Tue 28 Jul 2015
Arthur Griffith, Eamon deValera and Michael Collins at an All-Ireland Final in Dublin in 1921.

Unlike most of the publications written about one of West Cork's most famous men, it focuses on the man behind the mask, not the soldier, statesman or guerrilla.

Published: 22:03 Mon 27 Jul 2015
Young film makers in action earlier this summer which comes to West Cork next week

Cork Young Filmmakers is heading to West Cork this summer with a great opportunity for the region's would-be Scorseses or JJ Abramses

Published: 15:03 Mon 27 Jul 2015
The Energy Descent Action Plan team at the 'Fuelling the Future' conference in Kinsale in 2005, top. Right: The 'Green Team' at

A possible solution to Ireland's energy problems had its origins in West Cork ten years ago, writes Robert Hume

Published: 10:45 Mon 27 Jul 2015
March Back in Time

LAST Friday's March Back in Time in Skibbereen drew some of the biggest crowds to the town in recent years with hundreds lining the streets to watch the spectacle.

Published: 12:10 Sun 26 Jul 2015
Nuffield scholars having their picture taken with their hosts in a wheat field in Hikkiado, Japan. They were entertained by a young farmers' discussion group, taken on tour of the farm and given a beautiful barbecue, which wives and families attended too.

MIRE McCarthy of Innishannon, a Nuffield Scholarship winner, is travelling around the world investigating farming practices and meeting government agriculture officials across the globe.

Published: 07:15 Sun 26 Jul 2015
Sophie Healy Thow.

MULITIPLE award winner, Sophie Healy Thow from Kinsale was appointed a Generation Next Ambassador by Nissan Ireland last week.

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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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