In this week's Southern Star

19:18 Wed 20 May 2015

Schull woman meets Duchess of Cornwall

Bandon man fatally stabbed in prison

Irish Water is holding up Bantry roadworks

Cape Clear could be facing new water crisis

Minister opens Kinsale's newest primary school

Lough Hyne Lappers lap up Gibraltar strait

Children abused dog by throwing him over fences

Bandon assaults being investigated

The inspiring forgiveness of Alisha Scannell

The Lusitania deckchair that holds the O'Flynn family story

Porsche and Rolls Royce convoys for West Cork

O'Donovan Rossa v Clonakilty SFC Preview

Bad week for Keith Cronin

Win a pair of tickets to Republic of Ireland v England

Terelton Community Centre

Feeling good isn't the same as doing good

A CONVOY of more than 50 Porsches will descend on Kinsale this Saturday, as they complete their tour of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Published: 11:12 Fri 22 May 2015
Schull Community College 1st year students waiting for the Cycle Against Suicide: Marie Murnane, Lauren Sheehan, Jill Franzoni, Eva O'Sullivan, Anna O'Regan & Ríona Whitty. (Photo: Anne Minihane)

On a recent Tuesday, Schull Community College was an anchor school for Cycle Against Suicide and hosted approximately 500 cyclists and crew.

Published: 10:01 Fri 22 May 2015
polling station

Today, Friday May 22nd, is polling day for two referendums and those entitled to vote should get out and do so, with polling stations open until 10pm.

Published: 18:04 Thu 21 May 2015
An Sanctoir

West Cork's first ever yoga festival will take place at An Sanctoir in Ballydehob over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Published: 11:55 Thu 21 May 2015
RTE's Mary Kennedy with Lilly O'Sullivan, from Ballygarvan, Co Cork, who was nominated for her tireless work with the Friends of Marymount.

Ballygarvan woman Lilly O'Sullivan, a volunteer with Marymount Hospice, was named as a Hospice Sunflower Hero at an event in Dublin last week, to mark the launch of National Sunflower Days in June.

Published: 16:16 Wed 20 May 2015

Last year Skibbereen and District Chamber of Commerce launched a Kids' Passport for a trial run during August

Published: 12:32 Wed 20 May 2015

She cut her business 'teeth' in the family pub in Drimoleague, and today Dee Forbes runs a massive TV network of 27 channels with 276m viewers. But every Friday she comes home to get her 'fix' of West Cork, she tells Siobhn Cronin

Published: 23:08 Tue 19 May 2015
Artist Mark Cronin at the launch of the 7th Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival in Schull. It runs from Wednesday May 20th until Sunday May 24th, with guests including FA chairman Greg Dyke and director Lenny Abrahamson.

With just days to go to the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, which takes place in Schull from 20th-24th May, the town is gearing up for an influx of celebrities and film fans.

Published: 17:09 Tue 19 May 2015
Miniature Battle

FOR the first time ever, over 15,000 toy soldiers have been assembled in one place. The venue for this world exclusive is Europe's only toy soldier factory - in Kilnamartyra, near Macroom.

Published: 13:09 Tue 19 May 2015
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THERE was a broad welcome from councillors at a meeting of Cork County Council when it was announced that 20% of all two-bedroom properties will now go to single people.

Published: 10:05 Tue 19 May 2015

THE mother of eight-year-old Zoe Scannell from Abbeyfeale who was killed near Rosscarbery in a road crash last June has met, and forgiven,the young male driver who caused the accident.

Published: 11:03 Fri 22 May 2015

Based at one of Ireland's most iconic pubs and restaurants on the Cork to Killarney road, the Macroom-based food firm, The Farmer's Table, is transforming the international image of the humble Irish spud.

Published: 07:09 Fri 22 May 2015
Graham Johnson

The prisoner who died as the result of a fatal stabbing in Cork Prison was Bandon native, and father of three, Graham Johnson (41).

Published: 15:32 Thu 21 May 2015

Five Cork producers have joined the Tesco Taste Bud programme with Bord Bia.

The five form part of a group of 20 Irish food and drinks companies taking part in the fourth annual supplier

Published: 10:35 Thu 21 May 2015
Artist Mark Cronin at the launch of the 7th Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival in Schull. It runs from Wednesday May 20th until Sunday May 24th, with guests including FA chairman Greg Dyke and director Lenny Abrahamson.

A Kinsale business owner is calling for a relaxation of on-street parking charges in the town.

Published: 13:05 Wed 20 May 2015
 John Boyne

The West Cork Literary Festival is gearing up for its July 12th-18th run.

Published: 11:50 Wed 20 May 2015
2015 World Naked Bike Ride

The organisers of the Irish leg of the 2015 World Naked Bike Ride have again chosen Cork as the location for the event on June 13th June.

Published: 18:07 Tue 19 May 2015

As part of the 'Save a Life' campaign, Cork Airport is offering Cardiac First responder training (CFR) to all airport staff at a discounted rate of 50 to cover course and certification costs.

Published: 17:09 Tue 19 May 2015
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GARDA Commissioner Nirn O'Sullivan returned to her beloved West Cork last weekend as the guest of honour at the Coliste Pobail Bheanntra student awards night.

Published: 11:55 Tue 19 May 2015

A West Cork Coderdojo group has won an award at the Scratch Competition which was held in Dublin Castle as part of Tech Week.

Published: 22:14 Mon 18 May 2015
Image of Glandore

DETAILS of the 2015 CH Marine Glandore Classic Regatta were announced at a press launch in the Cork HQ of Heineken Ireland recently.


Southern Star Poll

Would you give Lucinda Creighton's new party, Re Nua, a Top Three vote if there is a candidate in your area?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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