Museum of Miniature, in partnership with West Cork Arts Centre, is inviting submissions from island-based artists to be part of an exciting 'pop-up' touring museum.

Published: 20:45 Mon 30 Mar 2015

Cork County Council repaired or refurbished 33 vacant houses in West Cork in 2014, according to a management report for the Western Division on Housing.

Published: 16:37 Mon 30 Mar 2015
Ian Bailey: Case resumes in the High Court at 11am tomorrow

Ian Bailey has lost his High Court case against the State.

Published: 07:15 Mon 30 Mar 2015

People from all over West Cork will have the opportunity to pay their final respects to Bernard McNicholas - the former owner of the London-based company McNicholas Engineering - when he is laid to rest in Kilfaughnabeg Cemetery in Glandore on Monday.

Published: 18:50 Sun 29 Mar 2015
Clonakilty, Castlehaven, U21 A

All hail Clonakilty as they are crowned South West U21 A football champions for the third year in a row.

Published: 12:50 Sun 29 Mar 2015

Several major events to mark the centenary of O'Donovan Rossa's death will take place in West Cork this summer.

Published: 22:16 Sat 28 Mar 2015

The clocks go forward by one hour this Sunday morning, as Spring Time comes in. At 1am on Sunday 29th March, remember to forward your clocks by an hour, to 2am.

Published: 11:50 Sat 28 Mar 2015

A simulated road traffic accident collision exercise took place recently at Skibbereen Fire Station to highlight the dangers students will face on the roads.

Published: 22:05 Fri 27 Mar 2015
David Puttnam talks technology with Cappabue pupils Hannah Campbell and Bonnie Dale

To the delight of 29 movie-mad students at Cappabue NS, Lord David Puttnam gave generously of his time when he visited Kealkil to unveil their Digital School of Distinction.

Published: 15:50 Fri 27 Mar 2015

Members of Cork West Civil Defence were recently trained up as Swift Water and Flood Water First Responders to Rescue 3 International standard.

Published: 11:55 Fri 27 Mar 2015

Lady luck is certainly shining on Skibbereen as once again the West Cork town can lay claim to another Euro Millions win.

Published: 17:05 Mon 30 Mar 2015

The decision to abolish town councils was harsh and now leaves a void, according to a local Fianna Fail councillor.

Published: 11:50 Mon 30 Mar 2015

West Cork is to get a new Cancer Support House, with the help of Cork ARC Cancer Support House and Bantry Hospice.

Published: 22:10 Sun 29 Mar 2015

The National Spring Clean will get its West Cork launch on Monday in Dunmanway.

Published: 16:45 Sun 29 Mar 2015

A Kinsale student, who was part of a team that won two major science prizes, donated part of her prize money to save the life of a baby girl in Ukraine.

Published: 07:18 Sun 29 Mar 2015
A 'river' runs through the gaps in the pier wall on Cape Clear

A 175-year-old pier on Cape Clear island has what looks like a river running through it.

Published: 15:05 Sat 28 Mar 2015

Sinn Fein Cllr Rachel McCarthy has said that the other parties on Cork County Council don't care about the savage 70% cut to Leader Programme funding for the region.

Published: 07:20 Sat 28 Mar 2015

If 'Junk Kouture' is the name of the game, then three Transition Year students in Colaiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon are making a rubbish name for themselves.

Leaghanorah Carroll, Orla Coffey and Sarah Crowley

Published: 16:05 Fri 27 Mar 2015
Graham Dwyer is on trial for the murder of Elaine O'Hara

Bandon man Graham Dwyer has been found guilty of the murder of childcare worker Elaine O'Hara in 2012.

Published: 12:11 Fri 27 Mar 2015
Emergency services in Ballinspittle following this morning's 'explosion'. (Photo: Courtesy Paul Byrne, TV3)

Emergency services are in Ballinspittle following a gas explosion in a commercial premises in the village.

Published: 07:29 Fri 27 Mar 2015
De Danann

Ballydehob can look forward to a bumper weekend of traditional Irish music, song, dance and entertainment as part of the ninth annual Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival, which will take place in the village this weekend.


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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