Castlemartyr Resort in East Cork has been named Golf Resort of the Year 2014 at the Irish Golf Awards which took place on Monday at a prestigious event hosted in Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo.

Published: 22:04 Tue 21 Oct 2014
Mark Boyden, StreamScapes project director with Coomhola Salmon Trust, along the beautiful Saivenose River below

The StreamScapes Ilen project is participating on behalf of The Southern Star in the 'Get-Involved' competition for regional newspapers. Here, in Part 1 of a three-part series, we take a look at the background to StreamScapes methodology and its work in the River Ilen Catchment and Coastal Zone

Published: 16:55 Tue 21 Oct 2014
Deelish Pier



SKIBBEREEN'S Deelish Pier is to get a €30,000 makeover as part of the new Blueway initiative that is designed to complement the Wild Atlantic Way.

Published: 12:45 Tue 21 Oct 2014
Kilmurry Mums

By Catherine Ketch

MOTHERS and Others, the Yummy Mummies and Kearney's Angels (after their trainer) are the unofficial names for a new ladies Gaelic panel in the Lee Valley.

The official name, the Quarry Blues, comes from one of three Kilmurry men's teams in the 60s. That lends the blue to the jersey, the pink is for the women.

Published: 22:23 Mon 20 Oct 2014
The scene at Crookstown today. Photo: John Delea

Garda at Macroom in Co Cork are investigating an incident which occurred in Crookstown Co Cork this afternoon (20/10/14).

Published: 18:26 Mon 20 Oct 2014
Poet John Fitzgerald: reading in the Boole at UCC

UNIVERSITY College Cork (UCC) Librarian John FitzGerald, recent winner of the 2014 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, is to give a poetry reading on Tuesday 21 October, from 5.30pm-7pm in the Boole Library in UCC.

Published: 16:03 Mon 20 Oct 2014
Little bakers

Kilmeen National School near Clonakilty hosted a special "East meets West" cookery event on Thursday last with one of Ireland's leading food writers Sally McKenna, in aid of the charity just-one.

Published: 11:49 Mon 20 Oct 2014
The scene at Dunmanway this morning which was cordoned off by gardai

GARDAI in Dunmanway are investigating a serious assault that is alleged to have taken place on the banks of the river between 11pm and 12.30am on Saturday night and Sunday, October 19th.

Published: 07:30 Mon 20 Oct 2014

BERE Island in Co Cork has held a series of Walking Weekends throughout 2014, and the last one of this year will be held over the October Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October

Published: 17:00 Sun 19 Oct 2014
Noel Harrington

THE retention of the VAT rate at 9% for tourism-related activties is good news for West Cork.

Published: 09:42 Sun 19 Oct 2014

UPWARDS of 400 people from many parts of County Cork attended a most unique open day at the farmyard, of Derry and Nora Scannell ,near Bealad on Thursday, October 9.

Published: 20:08 Tue 21 Oct 2014

Kickstarter, the world's largest funding community, has announced its launch to Irish creators.

Published: 14:00 Tue 21 Oct 2014
One of the dogs rescued by Toe Head/Glandore Coastguard. Photo: Courtesy Toe Head Coastguard

The puppy trapped down the mine near the Glandore since yesterday has been rescued alive and very well, by the Toe Head & Glandore Coastguard.

Published: 12:04 Tue 21 Oct 2014

ALMOST 3000 students will graduate from University College Cork (UCC) this week, and next, as the annual autumn conferring ceremonies kick off.

Published: 21:52 Mon 20 Oct 2014
Last week 700 travel experts sampled the Wild Atlantic Way during the Adventure Travel World Summit.

Last week 700 travel experts sampled the Wild Atlantic Way during the Adventure Travel World Summit. Sarah Canty asks locals if the first season of the WAW leaves them optimistic for the future

Published: 16:50 Mon 20 Oct 2014

By Ailin Quinlan


To you or me, it's a simple little yellow cardigan, but to mother-of-six Mary Sexton it's far more than that. It's an amulet.

Later this month, an image of the tiny baby's cardigan, which lies carefully folded in a cupboard in the Sexton home in the West Cork village of Timoleague, will be among those on display in a new exhibition which sheds light on the often hidden pain of losing a child.

Published: 12:30 Mon 20 Oct 2014
Don Wycherly

'An la a rugadh me' is a new ten-part series on TG4 which analyses the news on the day a given guest was born.

Published: 07:45 Mon 20 Oct 2014

SKIBBEREEN could lose a €70,000 transportation grant if a plan to build two wheelchair accessible bus stops is put on hold.

Published: 19:30 Sun 19 Oct 2014
Tourism Assembly

The first ever West Cork Tourism Assembly meeting saw almost double the predicted number of delegates attending.

Published: 12:30 Sun 19 Oct 2014
Irish water

On the same day that the former minister, Fergus O'Dowd, was taking pot shots at Irish Water in a national paper, members of West Cork's Municipal District were tearing strips off Irish Water for being faceless, distant and unhelpful.

Published: 23:38 Sat 18 Oct 2014

CORK County Council is to carry out a follow-up inspection within the next two weeks after it received a second consecutive report of pollution at Shandrum More in Bantry.


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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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