In this week's Southern Star

20:58 Wed 29 Jul 2015

Top names backing plan for digital hub in Skibbereen

Patriot Day - Rossa parade a huge success

Roads won't close for Dunmanway horse fair

Local distillery gets into the spirit of The Pogues

Great grandsons of Rossa filming in West Cork

Gardai have interviewed 77 customers in chemist case

Lloyds Loss book a big draw at Lusitania talk

Win luxury spa visit worth €200

Skibbereen and Clon Debs specials

John Cleary front-runner for Cork senior football manager

Two-page special from Drinagh Rangers Legends v Liverpool Legends

Interview with Bandon athlete Carmel Crowley

West Cork Crafts celebrating third anniversary

Profile of Schull-based writer ER Murray

Published: 15:06 Sat 01 Aug 2015
Staff of Prenco Manufacturing Ltd on the Baltimore Road in Skibbereen, who recently celebrated their anniversary

LAST December Prenco Manufacturing Ltd, on the Baltimore Road in Skibbereen, celebrated ten years in business.

Published: 08:03 Sat 01 Aug 2015
The business bootcamp in action earlier this year

More than 450 young entrepreneurs around the country, aged between 18 and 30, are set to benefit from the September bootcamps, as part of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition

Published: 18:33 Fri 31 Jul 2015

John Sexton goes back in time to recall the festival's links with a bygone era.

Published: 10:05 Fri 31 Jul 2015
Graham Norton on stage with Bishop Paul Colton at the Maritime Hotel last Friday night.

'AM I your first bishop?' asked Bishop Paul Colton, to much laughter, as he quizzed TV presenter Graham Norton in Bantry last Friday night.

Published: 20:55 Thu 30 Jul 2015
Padraig Pearse delivers the graveside oration for O'Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin on August 1st, 1915. Sinn Fein have organised an event in Dublin for the anniversary.

THE state commemoration of the centenary of the burial of O'Donovan Rossa is to be broadcast live by RTE.

Published: 17:20 Thu 30 Jul 2015
Dan McSweeney, CEO Carbery Group: praised for holding milk prices

A WEST Cork milk processor has been singled out for high praise by the ICMSA for its decision to hold milk prices.

Published: 22:09 Wed 29 Jul 2015
Padraig Pearse delivers the graveside oration for O'Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin on August 1st, 1915. Sinn Fein have organised an event in Dublin for the anniversary.

MEMBERS of the public are being asked to walk in the footsteps of the leaders of 1916 in a very special tribute to West Cork patriot O'Donovan Rossa on August 1st.

Published: 11:11 Wed 29 Jul 2015
Brian Cuthbert

'I have decided not to seek reappointment to the position of Cork senior football manager and am stepping down with immediate effect'

Published: 20:05 Tue 28 Jul 2015
Arthur Griffith, Eamon deValera and Michael Collins at an All-Ireland Final in Dublin in 1921.

Unlike most of the publications written about one of West Cork's most famous men, it focuses on the man behind the mask, not the soldier, statesman or guerrilla.

Published: 22:03 Mon 27 Jul 2015
Young film makers in action earlier this summer which comes to West Cork next week

Cork Young Filmmakers is heading to West Cork this summer with a great opportunity for the region's would-be Scorseses or JJ Abramses

Published: 10:30 Sat 01 Aug 2015
Kieran Nolan and Eamon Jackson of Kilbritain-based company ICP Newtech, with their ROVs, Defender and Vanguard

A West Cork company that produces Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) has launched a recruitment drive.

Published: 20:35 Fri 31 Jul 2015
Making a presentation of produce grown in the polytunnels at NLN Bantry, to guest speakers Minister Simon Coveney and CEO of CETB Ted Owens, following the presentation of certifiates to graduates of the centre's first Food Production course.

OVER half of the students on a Bantry-based food diploma course will go directly into jobs, while many others are developing their own artisan products.

Published: 13:05 Fri 31 Jul 2015
Members of the Courtmacsherry Tidy Towns Committee beneath the plaque at Ruddock's Hall. (left to right): Bernadette O'Brien, Lynne Cannon, Paddy Kelly, Teresa Egger, Richard May, Shane Murphy and Doreen Kelly.

HUNDREDS of people turned up to watch the unveiling of three cast-iron plaques marking historical landmarks in Courtmacsherry.

Published: 22:03 Thu 30 Jul 2015
IFA Logo 2015

WELCOMING the recent launch of a National Broadband Intervention Strategy, IFA General Secretary Pat Smith said it was very important to deliver the roll-out within the shortest timeframe possible.

Published: 19:25 Thu 30 Jul 2015

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is urging students and parents to submit their grant funding applications for the student grant.

Published: 10:03 Thu 30 Jul 2015
The committee, from left: Patrick McCarthy,Ellie O'Driscoll, Michael Collins, Jimmy O'Donovan, Marie Collins, Billy Wolfe, Bernie O'Regan, Michael O'Mahony, Jo Aherne, Sean O 'Donovan, and Siobhan O'Donovan.

IT'S more like three events in one: It is the annual agricultural show; Schull Market moves up to the showgrounds for the day; and it is probably the best family day out all year.

Published: 15:04 Wed 29 Jul 2015
Bere Island

BERE Island is to get a sailing school once more.

Published: 11:03 Wed 29 Jul 2015
Some of the new Fastnet Trails signposts in Ballydehob

A West Cork walking group has launched their self-sustaining tourism project near Kilcoe Church with the unveiling of a series of walks aimed to promote local natural assets.

Published: 13:03 Tue 28 Jul 2015
 Maxine Linehan

Cork singer Maxine Linehan may be a long way from home, but home is never far away.

Published: 18:05 Mon 27 Jul 2015

Balanced economic recovery must be a key Government objective and this requires a greater focus on, and investment in, rural Ireland


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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