In this week's Southern Star

18:03 Wed 22 Oct 2014

This week's Star has news on broadband issues, the proposed Skibb courthouse closure, rescued dogs and the Hollywood star who thinks Bantry is 'wonderful'.

A PROMOTIONAL video for The Southern Star, created by Amanda and Edwin Landzaad from West Cork firm Siol Talamh, was launched at the paper's Business Breakfast in Bandon last Friday.

A MOVIE starring Love/Hate star Peter Coonan, will have a premiere in Bantry later this month.

Published: 12:14 Thu 23 Oct 2014
Julian Berwick and Marie Brennan of Equippage at their shoe making workshop in The Stables at Bantry House. (Photo: Tony McElhinney)

Sarah Canty meets a couple who are stepping into the unknown with a footwear firm, and also a training element.

Published: 22:05 Wed 22 Oct 2014
Agnes Clerke

by Robert Hume


THIRTY years ago this month, USA launched Challenger, the first spacecraft to carry two women crew. Victorian astronomers, Agnes Clerke and her sister, Ellen - daughters of a Skibbereen bank manager, and both with published books or pamphlets on astronomy bearing their name - would have been intrigued; they may even have booked their places on board.

Published: 12:30 Wed 22 Oct 2014
John Fagan

BALLYDEHOB man John Fagan, from Cooragurteen, has spent over three years researching, designing and developing a next generation of super efficient wood burning eco stoves, with high efficiency output

Published: 00:04 Wed 22 Oct 2014
Pictured from left - right are Jonathan Lee, Brady Sherwood, Brenda Murphy, Cathal Lynch, Trevor Norris

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: 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: 09:43 Thu 23 Oct 2014
James O'Donoghue

For the second year in a row, Cork have no players selected on the All-Stars football team.

Published: 13:25 Wed 22 Oct 2014

See our slideshows on the SCAR adventure race in Skibbereen

Published: 12:04 Wed 22 Oct 2014
Eyeries in storm

Photographer John Eagle has been out and about with his camera this week, to capture some of the raging seas since last weekend's storm.

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.


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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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