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It's been through a few tough years, but now the stylish town is ready to be revitalised by a new injection of visitors, writes Nick Bramhill

Published: 07:34 Tue 22 Jul 2014
Tomasz Madajczak at his exhibition 'All the Places I Call Home' in Skibbereen.

A camera can be a hugely powerful chronicler of the past, artist Tomasz Madajczak tells Siobhn Cronin

Published: 12:37 Mon 21 Jul 2014
Ailis McCarthy with some of her delicious treats at The Coffee Dock at Garretstown beach.

Liz Dunphy took time to chat to this summer's mobile caterers at the popular beach

Published: 18:09 Sun 20 Jul 2014
Entrepreneur Conor O'Callaghan and his girlfriend, Kelly Gaughan, pictured at The Welly Club, Market Street, Bandon, with his range of handmade welly stands.

A LECTURE from his mum about leaving his mucky wellies lying around has inspired an unemployed West Cork man to launch a business.

Published: 07:55 Sun 20 Jul 2014
Timber awaiting removal to sawmills during the clear-fell.

AS Gougane Barra National Forest Park re-opens to the public this week, controversy still surrounds its clear-felling

Published: 18:03 Sat 19 Jul 2014
 Labour's Ann Phelan

West Cork Communities Alliance welcomes new Minister of State

Published: 09:23 Sat 19 Jul 2014

REMEMBER those happy days when a cock-a-hoop Kenny floated on air, joyously announcing that Fine Gael was the party of 'openness, transparency and accountability'?

Published: 20:02 Fri 18 Jul 2014
Clem Cairns (above) editor of the 'Fish Anthology,' speaking at the launch of the 2014 edition, as part of the West Cork Literary Festival at the Maritime Hotel, Bantry.

'THE origins of the festival are here'

Published: 15:48 Fri 18 Jul 2014

Crosshaven lifeboat volunteers were tasked by Valentia Coast Guard to reports of a young man with leg injuries near Power Head earlier today.

Published: 07:45 Fri 18 Jul 2014

JEROME Lordan's book, No Flowers on a Sailor's Grave: Shipwrecks of Kinsale and Courtmacsherry, was launched on Tuesday evening at The Speckled Door, Old Head, Kinsale.

Published: 11:55 Thu 17 Jul 2014
O'Reilly House

IT'S 'sale agreed' on Tony O'Reilly's Glandore home, Shorecliffe House.

Published: 17:14 Mon 21 Jul 2014
Dunmanway Retail Group

WEDNESDAY last, July 16th, saw the completion of the Cork County Council's Beacon Retail Programme for fifteen Dunmanway retailers.

Published: 07:33 Mon 21 Jul 2014
Eilish O'Carroll who plays Winnie McGoogan (inset) in 'Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie'.

Eilish O'Carroll is back home in Castletownshend after the media frenzy at the opening of her new movie, writes Aisling Meath

Published: 12:33 Sun 20 Jul 2014
Objector Tony Cohu.

THE decision by An Bord Pleanla (ABP) to refuse planning permission for a wind farm in an upland region of West Cork has been hailed as a landmark decision

Published: 22:05 Sat 19 Jul 2014
Fine Gael councillor Noel O'Donovan.

A DEPUTATION, led by the Mayor of Cork County, Alan Coleman, is to travel to Dublin in the coming weeks to meet the new Minister for Transport

Published: 12:33 Sat 19 Jul 2014
The yachts in Courtmacsherry Harbour last week, photographed from a robot gyrocopter operated by Elgan Loane.

COURTMACSHERRY Harbour has again broken its record for the largest number of visiting yachts on one night.

Published: 07:44 Sat 19 Jul 2014
The outdoor wedding altar at Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens in Clonakilty.

THE attorney general has ruled that couples will now be able to hold their wedding in the grounds of hotels and other approved wedding venues

Published: 16:03 Fri 18 Jul 2014
Following 70% increase in accident fatalities so far this year

Following 70% increase in accident fatalities so far this year

Published: 11:45 Fri 18 Jul 2014
Committee members, friends and supporters of Castletownshend Regatta - from left - George Croke, Eddie Browne, Batt Maguire, Debbie McCarthy, Marion Schultsz-Vos, John Collins, Anne Cahalane, Fiona Chapple, Brendan O'Neill and Stan Slee.

CASTLETOWNSHEND Regatta takes place this Sunday, July 20th.

Published: 17:07 Thu 17 Jul 2014

The Skibbereen Arts Festival takes place from Friday, July 25th, to Saturday, August 2nd.

Published: 10:18 Thu 17 Jul 2014
Tommy T

Tommy Tiernan is to film his new DVD 'Stray Sod' in the Glebe Gardens Amphitheatre, in Baltimore West Cork on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 19th and 20th.


Southern Star Poll

Will Dr Reilly’s Universal Health Care proposals work?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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