Published: 07:30 Mon 20 Oct 2014

BERE Island in Co Cork has held a series of Walking Weekends throughout 2014, and the last one of this year will be held over the October Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October

Published: 17:00 Sun 19 Oct 2014
Noel Harrington

THE retention of the VAT rate at 9% for tourism-related activties is good news for West Cork.

Published: 09:42 Sun 19 Oct 2014

UPWARDS of 400 people from many parts of County Cork attended a most unique open day at the farmyard, of Derry and Nora Scannell ,near Bealad on Thursday, October 9.

Published: 19:52 Sat 18 Oct 2014
The Lámh charity shop in Bantry which is still open.

THE founder of a charity that runs a shop in Bantry has strongly refuted claims by staff that its funding is not transparent.

Published: 12:30 Sat 18 Oct 2014
Skibb Bridge

By Siobhn Cronin


THE development of the river channel from Baltimore to Skibbereen was one of the suggestions made at the Future West Cork meeting in the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen on Monday night.

Published: 07:30 Sat 18 Oct 2014
Leap PO



FOR the people of Leap and Glandore the clock is ticking - they have just over a week to argue their case for the retention of the local Post Office.

Published: 16:35 Fri 17 Oct 2014

After last week's story about the Long Island Beacon in Schull, Sarah Canty asked a few visitors to the site for their opinions.

Published: 07:46 Fri 17 Oct 2014
Members of the Dunmanway Historical Association outside their new Heritage Centre building at the Methodist Church on the town's main thoroughfare

IT is entirely fitting that a historical association as progressive and forward-looking as the one in Dunmanway should have a brand new base of operations.

Published: 14:17 Thu 16 Oct 2014
The flyer for Kilmeen Drama Group's US tour of 'The Playboy of the Western World'.

AHEAD of the Kilmeen Drama Group's US tour, which will begin next week, taking in New York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they will present three charity performances of 'The Playboy of the Western World'.

Published: 12:03 Thu 16 Oct 2014
Belgian anatomist Andreas Vesalius

UCC WILL be hosting an event on Tuesday October 21 to honour the Belgian anatomist Andreas Vesalius in the Brookfield health services complex in UCC.

Published: 19:30 Sun 19 Oct 2014
Tourism Assembly

The first ever West Cork Tourism Assembly meeting saw almost double the predicted number of delegates attending.

Published: 12:30 Sun 19 Oct 2014
Irish water

On the same day that the former minister, Fergus O'Dowd, was taking pot shots at Irish Water in a national paper, members of West Cork's Municipal District were tearing strips off Irish Water for being faceless, distant and unhelpful.

Published: 23:38 Sat 18 Oct 2014

CORK County Council is to carry out a follow-up inspection within the next two weeks after it received a second consecutive report of pollution at Shandrum More in Bantry.

Published: 16:55 Sat 18 Oct 2014
Author Maurice O'Callaghan speaking at the opening of the redeveloped Kilmichael Ambush site on Sunday.

'SOME are saying that 1916 was a mistake, some are saying that the men who fought at Kilmichael did so out of baser instincts, such as sectarianism, or out of self-aggrandisement

Published: 10:55 Sat 18 Oct 2014
Teresa Page



A BANTRY woman has achieved the distinction of becoming the first Irish Mayor of Swindon.

Published: 20:31 Fri 17 Oct 2014
Cllr Joe Carroll (FF)

HOPES that Skibbereen's sewerage system would be extended to include a cluster of houses at Assolus and Coronea have been dashed

Published: 12:30 Fri 17 Oct 2014
Scar Race

SKIBBEREEN will be awash with lycra, bikes and energy drinks this weekend as more than 400 hardy souls take part in the inaugural SCAR (Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race).

Published: 18:11 Thu 16 Oct 2014
The Lazy Chef, On TV3

WEST Cork features heavily in the first programme in TV3's brand new cookery show The Lazy Chef.

Published: 13:14 Thu 16 Oct 2014
Noel Redding - Former owner of Dunowen House

THE former home of Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience has been opened as a luxury B&B business.

Published: 11:07 Thu 16 Oct 2014
Minister Simon Coveney

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, has announced the commencement of advance payments under the 2014 Single Payment Scheme.


Southern Star Poll

Are you feeling the effects of an improved economy yet?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

You can purchase your copy of The Southern Star in any of the following outlets throughout Cork and some outlets in Kerry, Waterford, Dublin and the UK.