SAFETY fears have been expressed for Bus Eireann passengers to Kinsale

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: 15:30 Sun 28 Sep 2014

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched by Argideen Rangers GAA club in Timoleague for Paudie Crowley and Jack Long.Paudie (7) is the son of John and Jennifer Crowley of Scottsville, New York.

Published: 07:31 Sun 28 Sep 2014

THE treacherous stretch of road between Rosscarbery and Clonakilty, which has already claimed the lives of two people, looks set for improvement.

Published: 16:05 Sat 27 Sep 2014

HOMEOWNERS are set to see a 10% reduction in their local property tax (LPT) demands for 2014.


Published: 07:30 Sat 27 Sep 2014

By JJ Hurley


KINSALE'S educational history marked a new chapter this week, when the pupils and staff of Scoil Naomh Eltin, Kinsale, finally took possession of their new building on the site of the former boys national school, St Johns.

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

Published: 12:00 Sun 28 Sep 2014
Cape Clear

DUE to inadequate social housing, two families were recently 'turned away' from Sherkin Island.This was one of the messages coming from last weekend's AGM of the islands.

Published: 17:25 Sat 27 Sep 2014

ON the final day of National Ploughing Championships, two more West Cork ploughmen won All-Ireland titles, bringing to four the total won by the Cork West team.

Published: 11:45 Sat 27 Sep 2014

GARDAI have issued a warning to West Cork retailers this week, of forged 20 notes which may be circulating in the area. Four people were arrested after passing the notes in a shop in the Ballinahassig area.

Published: 22:00 Fri 26 Sep 2014
Phil Spencer

TOURISM Ireland has teamed up with Phil Spencer, co-presenter of the hit Channel 4 TV series Location Location Location, and Classic FM, one of Britain's largest radio stations, in a novel promotion to showcase the Wild Atlantic Way.


Southern Star Poll

Are you feeling the effects of an improved economy yet?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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