In this week's Southern Star...

19:58 Wed 29 Oct 2014

West Cork farmers protest at Bandon meat factory

Irish Water under fire in Clonakilty

More protests against water charges this weekend

Maureen O' Hara will be missed in Glengarriff

National Bravery Awards for West Cork men

Fantastic Halloween colouring competition

GAA: Where, oh where, is the Little Norah Cup?

Motorsport: Two-page special on the Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rally

GAA: Kilbrittain win Michel Holland Cup final

Rugby: Clonakilty launches its Clonakilty Rugby Retail Partnership

GAA: All the local GAA action from a busy weekend



Protests against water charges

12:40 Thu 30 Oct 2014

COUNTY councillor Rachel McCarthy has called for 'the biggest possible number of people from Bandon and across West Cork' to attend the 'Right2Water' mobilisation this Saturday, meeting at the main bridge in Bandon at 12 noon.

Published: 08:32 Thu 30 Oct 2014

INTENSIVE talks between representatives of farmers and the meat industry are set to begin after a long-awaited intervention by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD.

Published: 13:10 Wed 29 Oct 2014
Courtmac RNLI

Courtmacsherry all-weather lifeboat was called out at 9.20am on Wednesday morning to go to the aid of a 70ft fishing vessel, which had got into difficulties 25 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale.

Published: 01:50 Wed 29 Oct 2014

Southern Star October 25 2014

Published: 21:40 Tue 28 Oct 2014
At the dedication of the new chapel in Bandon Grammar School was Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Richard Clarke, Bishop of Cork Paul Colton, school chaplain Reverend Anne Skuse and Cannon Paul Willoughby, as well as some members of the teaching staff, pupils, bo

By Ailin Quinlan


AN awards ceremony attended by some 600 people in Bandon was also the occasion of what is nowadays an increasingly rare event - the consecration of a new chapel.

Published: 07:30 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Mary Bridgeman

Robert Hume on the war between the 'Lady with the Lamp' and a feisty nun from a Kinsale convent who clashed with her over treatment.

Published: 19:50 Mon 27 Oct 2014
The cast of The North Roaders before and during filming - above: Gracie Groser-Banes, Clara McDonagh, Colette O'Leary, Aine McCarthy, Helen O'Neill and Barry Power. Below: Helen O'Neill, Colette O'Leary and Clara McDonagh.

THERE'S a buzz around North Road in Castletownbere these days, where the lives of ordinary people are being immortalised through film. The North Roaders is a new, exciting soap opera developed by local drama specialist Amy O'Sullivan, and adults with intellectual disabilities, using the services at CoAction Beara.

Published: 11:45 Mon 27 Oct 2014
Mark Wickham's book is about the vikings.

By Cammy Harley


FREELANCE illustrator and graphic designer Mark Wickham has had tremendous success with the publication of his first picture book 'Brian and the Vikings'.

Published: 21:50 Sun 26 Oct 2014
Theft of Budda

By Cammy Harley


EMMA Bird and her family at Waterfall Alpaca farm, Castledonovan, suffered a hurtful shock last month when a buddha on their walking trail disappeared. Emma opened her land to the public in 2008 when she joined the Drimoleague Heritage Walkways Route.

Published: 16:35 Sun 26 Oct 2014

The Marie Keating Foundation to hold free information day in Lissard Estate

Published: 23:30 Sat 25 Oct 2014

Doubts are expressed that closing the town's courthouse would save any money

Published: 13:52 Wed 29 Oct 2014

Southern Star October 25 2014

Published: 10:56 Wed 29 Oct 2014

Southern Star October 25 2014

Published: 21:40 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Fish Anatomy

The StreamScapes Ilen project is participating on behalf of The Southern Star in the 'Get-Involved' competition for regional newspapers. Here, in Part 2 of a three-part series, we look at how the StreamScapes Ilen Project is proceeding.

Published: 12:31 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Zak Aroo says St Gobnait's in Ballyvourney has 'very good energy'

With Hallowe'en, or Samhain, fast approaching, Catherine Ketch hears how our won locality is often rich with fascinating stories

Published: 23:40 Mon 27 Oct 2014
The expert crew who gave a 'Capers' workshop for Carbery Macra members in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway, last Friday night - from left - Tommy Moyles, Deirdre Sexton, Joan Marie Healy and Brian McCarthy.

LIGHTS, camera, action! On Friday 17th last, Carbery Macra competitions committee held a 'Capers' workshop in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway.

Published: 15:50 Mon 27 Oct 2014
Mary Hegarty



OF all the newly formed municipal districts, West Cork has been allocated the biggest general municipal allowance with €258,500 to spend as they see fit, on community projects and amenities.

Published: 07:54 Mon 27 Oct 2014
Students from 4th year, Libby Blewitt and Evan Murray who received arts awards and Fiona Everard who received the sports award.

An ESTIMATED 300 people turned up to cheer as 24-award winning students received their hard earned prizes

Published: 18:55 Sun 26 Oct 2014
Bellringers Bob Cooke, Jane Johnston, Liz Best, Martin Hough, and Judy Peters

A NEW HANDBELL-ringing group in Rosscarbery is currently looking to recruit new members.

Published: 10:33 Sun 26 Oct 2014

Southern Star October 25 2014

Published: 20:04 Sat 25 Oct 2014
Dr Bernadette Power Dept of Economics UCC, Ian Dempsey CEO West Cork Development Partnership and Patrick Neary Technical Director National Broadband Plan ,dept of Communications Pictured at the conference entitled West Cork Surviving or Thriving ,With r

SOME parts of West Cork could be waiting for decades to get broadband


Southern Star Poll

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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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