Another great issue of The Southern Star bringing you the best news, views and information in West Cork.

IT'S one of the most popular regattas of the year, so Baltimore is the place to be this August bank holiday weekend with a wealth of entertainment on land and sea.

Published: 16:04 Fri 01 Aug 2014

SWIMMERS at a selection of top west Cork beaches have welcomed the news that bathing restrictions, due to earlier detection of ecoli, have been lifted.

Published: 14:16 Fri 01 Aug 2014

Ballabuidhe Horse Fair and Races take place on August 3rd , 4th and 5th , followed by the famous Ballabuidhe Horse Fair on the Tuesday evening and again on Wednesday 6th.

Published: 10:11 Fri 01 Aug 2014

UP to 100 brave swimmers will cross one of Ireland's most beautiful bays this weekend in aid of the RNLI.

Published: 07:34 Fri 01 Aug 2014
lough hyne

Two kayakers came to the assistance of a swimmer who got into difficulty at Lough Hyne on Sunday morning.

Published: 20:42 Thu 31 Jul 2014

A FAMILY picnic day will be held at the Galley Head Lighthouse on Sunday August 10 from noon 'til 6pm.

Published: 18:29 Thu 31 Jul 2014

Lifeboat crew with Castletownbere RNLI launched on Wednesday to help a couple when the yacht they were sailing got into difficulty.

Published: 15:04 Thu 31 Jul 2014
Cork Airport

Summer is in full swing at Cork Airport with the airport treating passengers and staff to free ice-cream cones ahead of the bank holiday weekend ahead.

Published: 11:45 Thu 31 Jul 2014

KINSALE Regatta Festival 2014 will have a range of activities this weekend, on land and sea, for people of all ages and abilities.

Published: 11:18 Thu 31 Jul 2014

BANTRY singer songwriter Danny Battles has been announced to play the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork this weekend.

Published: 14:10 Wed 30 Jul 2014

IRISH Guide Dogs are urgently looking for volunteer puppywalkers in Cork city and the surrounding areas.

Published: 14:55 Fri 01 Aug 2014
The toddler was later pronounced dead at Bantry Hospital

The death of a toddler has taken place following a tragic farm accident near Drimoleague this morning (Fri).

Published: 12:01 Fri 01 Aug 2014
Paul Hayes: boarded-up houses a 'disgrace'

SOME Council houses in Clonakilty have been boarded up for over a decade, according to a local councillor.

Published: 08:42 Fri 01 Aug 2014

THE Board of Bantry Credit Union is, from today (Fri), providing a Credit Union service for the people of the Beara Peninsula.

Published: 21:29 Thu 31 Jul 2014

Two people have been airlifted to hospital after their boat capsized in Dunmanus Bay earlier this evening.

Published: 19:55 Thu 31 Jul 2014
Members of Sinn Féin, and other supporters, at a protest meeting in Bandon on Saturday against Israeli strikes on Gaza. (Photo: Denis Boyle)

CORK County Council is to write to the Government to express its concern over the current conflict in the Middle East.

Published: 16:36 Thu 31 Jul 2014
Noel Collins

CHARGING people for water is akin to a 'toilet tax' for sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), according to one councillor.

Published: 12:27 Thu 31 Jul 2014

By Siobhan Cronin

SHERKIN Island's links with the art world bore fruit this week as a group of former DIT artists, who studied on the island, came together for an exhibition at Skibbereen Arts Festival.

Published: 11:32 Thu 31 Jul 2014

By JJ Hurley

THE government's ongoing recruitment embargo is having a negative impact on Kinsale's efforts to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania.

Published: 23:59 Wed 30 Jul 2014
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1. DO check your lights, oil, coolant levels, windscreen wiper fluid, tyre pressure and thread depth before you hit the road. There is quite a bit of rain forecast for the weekend so roads will be

Published: 12:33 Wed 30 Jul 2014
At the cheque presentation from Bantry Credit Union (BCU) were, from left: Finbarr O'Shea, (BCU asst manager); Eddie Mullins, (BCU chair); Corina Thornton (SHPM steering group); Dorann Cafaro (SHPM volunteer); Caroline Crowley (SHPM steering group), and

THE local food and craft producers on the Sheep's Head peninsula are delighted with a major boast to their plans, thanks to Bantry Credit Union.


Southern Star Poll

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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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