In this week's Southern Star

19:42 Wed 26 Aug 2015


Read these stories, and much more, in this week's Southern Star, out THURSDAY

Published: 07:20 Fri 28 Aug 2015
The Goleen coast guard crew during their search of the area last Saturday. (Photo: Matt Kirkham)

T was a mammoth trip around Ireland in a red VW Beetle by three friends that took in 12 counties in 12 days, needing three refuels and covering 1,168 miles.

Published: 17:10 Thu 27 Aug 2015
Actor Pascal Scott, top, cuts the tape on the Catalpa sculpture

THE Goleen and District Community Council-led project, the Catalpa Six Sculpture, was unveiled in memory of Michael Harrington - one of the six so-called 'Wild Geese' from Goleen, last weekend.

Published: 07:25 Thu 27 Aug 2015
North Main Street needs attention, with many buildings in need of a facelift, says local guesthouse owner Mark Piper.

A BANDON businessman who says he is passionate about his town, is asking Cork County Council to address the run-down state of one of the town's main streets.

Published: 16:25 Wed 26 Aug 2015
Matthew Brownie

Brownie's Bite: Food with Chef Matthew Brownie.

Published: 11:20 Wed 26 Aug 2015
The Goleen coast guard crew during their search of the area last Saturday. (Photo: Matt Kirkham)

THE public have been asked to notify the Valentia Coast Guard if they are planning to set off flares along the West Cork coast.

Published: 21:50 Tue 25 Aug 2015
A delighted Stella McGrath reuinited with her pony Gismo on Wednesday.

THE power of social media may have had a role to play in the safe return of Gismo, who was stolen from a field in Poulanargid last week.

Published: 11:55 Tue 25 Aug 2015
Emmet Square, Clonakilty.

CORK County Council has admitted there is some uncertainty about whether Michael Collins ever lived in the new museum building that will bear his name.

Published: 22:10 Mon 24 Aug 2015

Leap farmer Jerry O'Sullivan tells Brian Moore that he is confident about the future of dairy farming in West Cork.

Published: 16:50 Mon 24 Aug 2015
Liam Murphy with Shakiha on the rollercoaster at the Ferrari World theme park

IT'S not very often that you find yourself the top trending story above One Direction on one of the world's biggest news websites.

Published: 09:44 Mon 24 Aug 2015

Environment Minister Alan Kelly is no comedian.

Published: 22:10 Thu 27 Aug 2015
Patrick Kiely

A WEST Cork restaurateur has echoed the call by the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) that there is now a crisis with the shortage of chefs in the country.

Published: 11:55 Thu 27 Aug 2015
A collage of the images from Ed Godsell's 'Kilbrittain People' which is now available to view in Kilbrittain Parish Hall

IT was a snapshot of all the people living in Kilbrittain village and one year on, Ed Godsell's 'Kilbrittain People' Book is still proving popular with both locals and visitors alike.

Published: 22:10 Wed 26 Aug 2015
Cows were being milked three times a day in the kibbutz, being showered three to five times every day to keep their temperatures down and yields up.

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

Published: 15:05 Wed 26 Aug 2015
Ava Archbold from Clonakilty donated the last €100 of her confirmation money to help Rufus who needed an operation on his badly-infected ears.

WHEN Ava Archbold, (11), a sixth class pupil at St Joseph's National School in Clonakilty, heard about the plight of 'Rufus' the hound, she didn't hesitate to help him.

Published: 07:20 Wed 26 Aug 2015
Graham Norton cutting the tape at the Opening of the Arc Cancer Care Centre in Bantry, with Bernard Uniacke, board of trustees; Ellen Joyce, Cork Arc; Tricia Lyne, West Cork Arc co-ordinator, Prof Seamus O'Reilly, chairperson, board of trustees Cork Arc;

GRAHAM Norton officially opened a new Cancer Support House in Bantry on Thursday.

Published: 17:05 Tue 25 Aug 2015
Miss Bantry 2015 Cadhla O'Sullivan, with Richard Harrington of her sponsor, Quay's Bar.

'IT has been an unreal week,' said Cadhla O'Sullivan, who was crowned Miss Bantry on Saturday night.

Published: 07:15 Tue 25 Aug 2015
Tidy Towns volunteers Lorraine Swanton, Ann Redmond and John Forde taking part in one of the Wednesday evening clean-ups in Ballydehob.

As with many other towns and villages, Ballydehob Tidy Towns volunteers aim to foster pride in their community through leading by example, writes Sarah Canty.

Published: 20:10 Mon 24 Aug 2015
The Barryroe well off the Old Head of Kinsale

EXPLORAITON company Providence Resources has moved to quell any fears arising from a fall in its share price, by saying plans for its Barryroe oilfield off the Old Head of Kinsale are progressing.

Published: 11:50 Mon 24 Aug 2015

GARDAI were called to Kealkil on Monday after a landowner tried to block Coillte subcontractors from felling and extracting trees.

Published: 07:25 Mon 24 Aug 2015
One of botanist Ellen Hutchins' seaweed drawings

A FESTIVAL to celebrate the life of Ireland's first female botanist, Ballylickey-born Ellen Hutchins, will take place during this year's Heritage Week.


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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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