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FIVE young Cork women, including girls representing Kinsale, Macroom and Ballydehob, have reached the pinnacle of guiding after hiking 60km in the Burren.

Published: 18:02 Thu 21 Aug 2014

BERE Island will host the first Festival of Music and Silence from August 28th to 31st

Published: 13:09 Thu 21 Aug 2014
Frank McDonald and his friends Liam O Callaghan and Noel McGowan are travelling to West Cork to recreate this photograph take at Upton Industrial School 54 years ago

In 1960, three young boys posed for this photograph at St Patrick's Industrial School in Upton.

Published: 08:24 Thu 21 Aug 2014
Newcestown v Bal

Newcestown proved too strong for Ballinascarthy in the replayed Clona Milk Carbery U21 A hurling championship final at Enniskeane on Wednesday evening.

Published: 18:05 Tue 19 Aug 2014

GRAMMY award-winning musician Ricky Skaggs is looking forward to his only Irish date this year - in Bantry.

Published: 10:00 Tue 19 Aug 2014

THE inaugural Cork Puppetry Festival starts on Wednesday 20th August with a selection of educational workshops in puppet making, manipulation and carnival arts.

Published: 20:09 Mon 18 Aug 2014
Search is on to find the next Lily Allen or Little Mix

A DOZEN dazzling acts, from solo singers, to duets, traditional musicians and a girl group, are all putting the final touches to their performances for the Star Search final in Timoleague.

Published: 15:07 Mon 18 Aug 2014
Chantelle French



A COUNTY and Munster piano champion from Leap is hoping to take All-Ireland honours this weekend at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo.

Published: 08:00 Mon 18 Aug 2014
San Francisco

By JJ Hurley


KINSALE'S Young Scientist winners, who also scooped the European title, are bound for San Francisco next month.

The trio will battle it out with the world's top young scientists in a competition sponsored by Google.

Published: 18:04 Sun 17 Aug 2014
Vaughan Pass

Helen Riddell visits one of the country's most historic towns, and hears the local business people voicing strong optimism for the future, with early indications suggesting that it's been a great summer in the 'Bay area'.

Published: 14:25 Sun 17 Aug 2014
Atlantic White- sided dolphin By Graeme Cresswell

A WHALE-watching event will take place in West Cork on August 24 as part of Ireland's Whale Watching Day.

Published: 15:06 Thu 21 Aug 2014
property tax

A LOW response from the public on a poorly advertised consultation re LPT (Local Property Tax) could be taken as support for the tax

Published: 11:38 Thu 21 Aug 2014
One of Albert Reynolds' early election posters

Our News Editor Siobhan Cronin has written a short tribute to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who passed away last night. She knew him during her time as News Editor in the paper he once owned, the Longford News

Published: 19:06 Wed 20 Aug 2014
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In this week's Southern Star ... check out our new Life section. And to celebrate, we are giving away a two-night stay in a Radisson Blu hotel with our great competition.

Published: 13:00 Tue 19 Aug 2014
Celtic Ross

ROSSCARBERY has been chosen as the location for a major conference on online marketing.

Published: 08:04 Tue 19 Aug 2014
Clon hospital

ABOUT 30,000 of high-tech equipment, including a top-of-the-range exercise bike and a number of specialised chairs, has been donated to a West Cork community hospital.

Published: 18:03 Mon 18 Aug 2014
The Amadea cruise ship: bound for Glengarriff this week

GLENGARRIFF will welcome the cruise ship Amadea tomorrow (Tuesday) to its shores as the town celebrates with a festival atmosphere.

Published: 13:05 Mon 18 Aug 2014
Battle of Kinsale

A KINSALE priest has called on the local community to set up a co-op to build an interpretative centre, based on the Battle of Kinsale.

Published: 18:06 Sun 17 Aug 2014
Morgan O'Driscoll: online success for auction

SKIBBEREEN'S new West Cork Arts Centre will benefit to the tune of more than 13,000 following a successful online auction of 50 works of art last week.

Published: 15:25 Sun 17 Aug 2014
Kinsale crew member Lorcan Hickey with his parents Peter and Frances Hickey. Lorcan received his Leaving Cert results over the phone this week from Peter, while on a training course in Dorset

A LIFEGUARD at Garylucas beach near Kinsale collected his Leaving Cert results in a most unusual location this week - minutes before boarding a lifeboat.

Published: 11:03 Sun 17 Aug 2014

AN unprecedented water shortage on Cape Clear Island is wreaking havoc with the island's tourist season.


Southern Star Poll

Will Dr Reilly’s Universal Health Care proposals work?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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