Another great issue of The Southern Star bringing you the best news, views and information in West Cork.

SOME Council houses in Clonakilty have been boarded up for over a decade, according to a local councillor.

Published: 10:11 Fri 01 Aug 2014

UP to 100 brave swimmers will cross one of Ireland's most beautiful bays this weekend in aid of the RNLI.

Published: 07:34 Fri 01 Aug 2014
lough hyne

Two kayakers came to the assistance of a swimmer who got into difficulty at Lough Hyne on Sunday morning.

Published: 20:42 Thu 31 Jul 2014

A FAMILY picnic day will be held at the Galley Head Lighthouse on Sunday August 10 from noon 'til 6pm.

Published: 19:24 Thu 31 Jul 2014

SWIMMERS at a selection of top west Cork beaches are facing bathing restrictions due to the detection of excessive e.coli levels

Published: 16:36 Thu 31 Jul 2014
Noel Collins

CHARGING people for water is akin to a 'toilet tax' for sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), according to one councillor.

Published: 12:27 Thu 31 Jul 2014

By Siobhan Cronin

SHERKIN Island's links with the art world bore fruit this week as a group of former DIT artists, who studied on the island, came together for an exhibition at Skibbereen Arts Festival.

Published: 11:32 Thu 31 Jul 2014

By JJ Hurley

THE government's ongoing recruitment embargo is having a negative impact on Kinsale's efforts to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania.

Published: 23:59 Wed 30 Jul 2014
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1. DO check your lights, oil, coolant levels, windscreen wiper fluid, tyre pressure and thread depth before you hit the road. There is quite a bit of rain forecast for the weekend so roads will be

Published: 12:33 Wed 30 Jul 2014
At the cheque presentation from Bantry Credit Union (BCU) were, from left: Finbarr O'Shea, (BCU asst manager); Eddie Mullins, (BCU chair); Corina Thornton (SHPM steering group); Dorann Cafaro (SHPM volunteer); Caroline Crowley (SHPM steering group), and

THE local food and craft producers on the Sheep's Head peninsula are delighted with a major boast to their plans, thanks to Bantry Credit Union.

Published: 22:03 Tue 29 Jul 2014
Bantry's historical market rights date back to the 1600s

WHERE Bantry leads - with regard to the adoption of new casual trading bye-laws - the rest of the country will follow

Published: 08:42 Fri 01 Aug 2014

THE Board of Bantry Credit Union is, from today (Fri), providing a Credit Union service for the people of the Beara Peninsula.

Published: 21:29 Thu 31 Jul 2014

Two people have been airlifted to hospital after their boat capsized in Dunmanus Bay earlier this evening.

Published: 19:55 Thu 31 Jul 2014
Members of Sinn Féin, and other supporters, at a protest meeting in Bandon on Saturday against Israeli strikes on Gaza. (Photo: Denis Boyle)

CORK County Council is to write to the Government to express its concern over the current conflict in the Middle East.

Published: 15:04 Thu 31 Jul 2014
Cork Airport

Summer is in full swing at Cork Airport with the airport treating passengers and staff to free ice-cream cones ahead of the bank holiday weekend ahead.

Published: 11:45 Thu 31 Jul 2014

KINSALE Regatta Festival 2014 will have a range of activities this weekend, on land and sea, for people of all ages and abilities.

Published: 11:18 Thu 31 Jul 2014

BANTRY singer songwriter Danny Battles has been announced to play the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork this weekend.

Published: 14:10 Wed 30 Jul 2014

IRISH Guide Dogs are urgently looking for volunteer puppywalkers in Cork city and the surrounding areas.

Published: 07:33 Wed 30 Jul 2014
New walking routes are to be identified and planned

LOCAL authority engineers working in the West Cork Municipal District area have agreed to prepare a programme of works that will identify new tourism walking routes.


Published: 20:05 Tue 29 Jul 2014
Rosscarbery fest

ROSSCARBERY is getting ready for its August family festival, and revealed its busy programme of events this week.


Southern Star Poll

Will Dr Reilly’s Universal Health Care proposals work?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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