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: 22:05 Sat 29 Aug 2015
Tim Crowley, author with Clíodhna O'Leary, editor of In Search Of Michael Collins.

MORE than 100 people turned up for a special double launch of a new book on Michael Collins and a very old journal which, it was revealed, lies at the heart of a secret family tragedy.

Published: 17:15 Sat 29 Aug 2015
Ciara O'Gorman and Siobhan O'Donovan from Rosscarbery and Caroline Hurley from Coppeen recently worked as volunteers at the orphanage in Tanzania. Below: the suitcases of toys that Ciara, Siobhan and Caroline brought with them provided endless hours of en

THREE young West Cork women have become mothers by proxy after working in an orphanage in Tanzania.

Published: 10:55 Sat 29 Aug 2015
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald speaking on the RTE News last Sunday evening, with the 'doughnuts' clearly visible in the background

BOYRACERS left a trail of unsightly 'doughnuts' - black tyre marks - in front of the monument site at Bal na Blth last weekend, just days before the annual commemoration event.

Published: 22:05 Fri 28 Aug 2015
Pat McCormack, Deputy President, ICMSA.

THOSE working in farming co-ops in West Cork have yet to experience the 'battering of the rural economy' that the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Assocation claims is happening due to the lower post-quota milk prices.

Published: 11:50 Fri 28 Aug 2015
Bere Island Parkrun

THE Bere Island parkrun will be celebrating its first birthday on Saturday, August 29th.

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: 19:20 Sat 29 Aug 2015
Ayelet Lalor: An 'Auction for Ayelet' will take place in Levi's Bar in Ballydehob at 3pm on Sunday, August 30th.

AYELET Lalor is an artist fighting Double-hit Lymphoma, but she is not doing it on her own.

Published: 12:50 Sat 29 Aug 2015
There is stunning drone footage of the Ilen's course on the new video which was produced by Donna McCarthy

A WEST Cork voluntary eco-tourism group has released a short video that promotes the heritage and commercial potential of the River Ilen.

Published: 07:20 Sat 29 Aug 2015

AFTER coming second in the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, the St Patrick's Pipe Band from Bandon will hold a victory parade in the town on Sunday August 30th.

Published: 17:10 Fri 28 Aug 2015
Mrs Brown's Boys actress Eilish O'Carroll loves West Cork and isn't ready to leave it yet, she admitted this week.

While Eilish O'Carroll may be selling her house in Toe Head, it doesn't mean that she is leaving West Cork for good.

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.


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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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