In this week's Southern Star

18:04 Wed 01 Oct 2014

This week's Southern Star is packed with news, sport, features, opinion and more, and a chance to win a €100 voucher for Hamlets restaurant in Kinsale.

Published: 12:19 Wed 01 Oct 2014

Southern Star September 27 2014

Published: 10:07 Wed 01 Oct 2014
Farm Safety

WEST Cork Labour Party TD Michael McCarthy is urging primary schools in the area to take advantage of free online farm safety learning resources, currently being offered by the Health and Safety Authority.

Published: 07:40 Wed 01 Oct 2014
Kilcrohane Locals



THE little village of Kilcrohane on the Sheep's Head Peninsula is about to become even more famous, thanks to next month's Indie Cork Film Festival.

Published: 21:05 Tue 30 Sep 2014
Johnstown vintage festival

By Catherine Ketch

JOHNSTOWN Harvest Festival has harvest fun all wrapped up this year with a visit by the Lee Valley's most famous vintage combine harvest and a new competition for those adept at sheaf tossing.

Published: 12:30 Tue 30 Sep 2014
Artist Michael Ray

CREATING a space for older people where they can avail of a range of supportive services is one thing, but the ability to create a community within a community is a particular gift of Skibbereen Day Care Centre.

Published: 07:30 Tue 30 Sep 2014
At the annual Tina O'Leary Honda run at Crossbarry recently were bikers Frank O'Sullivan, Bernadette

NEVER underestimate the power of a humble Honda 50

Published: 21:00 Mon 29 Sep 2014
Kinsale Signal Tower

By Liz Dunphy


KINSALE's Old Head signal tower is the first of the country's 81 historic towers, dotted along the coastline, to be restored.

Published: 15:35 Mon 29 Sep 2014
Dromclough Centenary



PEOPLE who hadn't met for 50 years or more met again on Saturday and embraced with the same sense of joy they had together as school children.

'It was emotional,' said the principal of Dromclough National School, Bernadette Collins, when she was describing the centenary anniversary celebrations that took place throughout the day on Saturday, September 13.'

Published: 12:30 Mon 29 Sep 2014
Bantry Harbour



LOCAL councillors were given a date for the much-mooted ambitious plans for Bantry Harbour, at a recent meeting of the Western Committee in Cork.

Published: 07:31 Mon 29 Sep 2014
Rachel during her visit to the Heritage Centre, where she met author

IT'S not often that you can return to a place after nearly 60 years and be remembered, but that's what happened one day recently at Skibbereen Heritage Centre.

Published: 11:01 Wed 01 Oct 2014
The storm gate chamber arrives at Cape Clear

A civil engineering firm has released stunning aerial views of Cape Clear island, as it installed the island's storm gate chamber this week.

Published: 09:23 Wed 01 Oct 2014

OCTOBER 1st is International Day of Older People and ALONE, the charity that cares for older people in need, is highlighting the fact that one in five Irish older people live in deprivation.

Published: 23:58 Tue 30 Sep 2014

MARINE Minister Simon Coveney will be at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI)'s tenth anniversary celebrations on Friday, October 3.

Published: 15:40 Tue 30 Sep 2014
The quay in Kinsale where visitors leave the Cork bus and then have to cross a busy road to the opposite footpath.

SAFETY fears have been expressed for Bus Eireann passengers to Kinsale

Published: 11:06 Tue 30 Sep 2014

Speaking from Brussels this morning Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada offered her support to struggling beef farmers protesting at the ABP facility in Bandon.

Published: 22:28 Mon 29 Sep 2014
Bandon girls

MEMBERS of the Bandon Girl Guides have won a national award for a video they made on the theme of being homeless.

Published: 17:25 Mon 29 Sep 2014
Kinsale's young scientists are now top in the world

A MAJOR homecoming in Kinsale greeted the award-winning students from Kinsale Community School, who scooped the top prize at the Google Science Fair last week.

Published: 14:26 Mon 29 Sep 2014
Ardnakinna Lighthouse: bird's eye view from John Eagle

Local lighthouse enthusiast and photographer John Eagle has given us a bird's eye view of the trip from Castletownbere to Ardnakinna Lighthouse.

Published: 09:21 Mon 29 Sep 2014
SCAR group

A few members of the organising committee did a test run on the SCAR course on Saturday morning last. Watch the video here.

Published: 19:55 Sun 28 Sep 2014
IT is

IT is believed that twice-convicted rapist Patrick 'Lolo' O'Driscoll has been sighted in the Dunmanway area



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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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