GEORGE Orwell, who famously wrote 'four legs good, two legs bad' would have had to pause, when 'Cassidy', a three-legged Friesian calf was born, just over a week ago.

Published: 10:35 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Food rescue

IT is said that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but that is not the case in the West Cork town of Clonakilty today.

Published: 07:30 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Bantry Hospital



A NEW piece of equipment worth almost 25,000 has been purchased by the Friends of Bantry General Hospital.

Published: 17:25 Sat 31 Jan 2015

Southern Star January 31 2015

Published: 14:44 Sat 31 Jan 2015

Southern Star January 31 2015

Published: 07:15 Sat 31 Jan 2015
New Art Centre

By Siobhan Cronin


THE new West Cork Arts Centre - Uillinn - will officially open to the public this weekend, with the unveiling of 'Fourth Space', the inaugural exhibition at the 3.4m euro centre.

Published: 18:02 Fri 30 Jan 2015
Sheeps Head

Witness the Wild Atlantic Way's sweeping sandy beaches, sheer cliffs, ancient forts and rocky outcrops from a bird's eye view in this video.

Published: 07:05 Fri 30 Jan 2015
Floods Committee

THE Skibbereen Flood Committee says the town is getting closer to construction of the scheme, following their meeting at Leinster House last week with Simon Harris TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the OPW and Public Procurement.

Published: 16:50 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Clon protest

AS part of the national day of action against the introduction of water charges, West Cork Right2Water will hold a protest at Emmet Square, Clonakilty at 2pm this Saturday

Published: 12:55 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Veronica Horgan

VERONICA Horgan's insightful interview with Dith S and Maura Derrane on RTE's 'The Today Show' was praised by viewers.

Published: 07:30 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Martin Robbins


A guide to expressing our own unique potential, a book by Martin Robbins, is now available in West Cork bookshops.

Published: 07:30 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Skibbereen Credit Union

THE High Court has refused to grant an order to Skibbereen Credit Union to clear the way for the sale of two family homes to meet a 560,000 unpaid loan.

Published: 20:05 Sat 31 Jan 2015
Cork Airport

By Siobhan Cronin

LABOUR TD Michael McCarthy has said this week that he would 'huge difficulty' supporting the sale of Aer Lingus to British Airways' parent IAG.

Published: 15:10 Sat 31 Jan 2015
Bandon protest

PROTESTORS were out on the streets of West Cork towns, including Clonakilty and Bandon, this Saturday afternoon as they carried on their campaign against water charges.

Published: 11:55 Sat 31 Jan 2015
Rachel McCarthy

By Brian Moore and Siobhan Cronin


AN emergency motion calling on Irish Water to proceed with the main drainage in Bandon was passed by Cork County Council this week.

Published: 21:20 Fri 30 Jan 2015
John Redc O'Donovan



THE local horseracing community is 'much the poorer' without the late John 'Red' O'Donovan who died in a tragic accident near his home in Leap last Sunday morning.

Published: 09:54 Fri 30 Jan 2015

Southern Star January 31 2015

Published: 22:05 Thu 29 Jan 2015
By Rose O'Donovan

EU Farm Ministers travelled to Brussels for the first Agriculture and Fisheries Council under the Latvian Presidency on Monday 26th.

Published: 14:30 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Jim Kennedy

ATLANTIC Sea Kayaking founder Jim Kennedy is a star in Australia, after appearing on an Aussie travel show.

ExploreTV, which airs on the Nine Network, is now in its 11th season, having visited 35 countries.

Published: 10:48 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Alex Ott appeal

Kinsale Point to Point have organised a special Fun Day event this weekend, in aid of the Alex Ott campaign.

Published: 22:06 Wed 28 Jan 2015

This Saturday morning (Jan 31) the West Cork Association of Community First Responders will be launched by Steve Redmond, World Champion Open Water Sea Swimmer in Skibbereen and Clonakilty.


Southern Star Poll

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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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