Another great issue of The Southern Star bringing you the best news, views and information in West Cork.

By Siobhn Cronin

SHERKIN Island's links with the art world bore fruit this week as a group of former DIT artists, who studied on the island, came together for an exhibition at Skibbereen Arts Festival.

Published: 11:45 Thu 31 Jul 2014

KINSALE Regatta Festival 2014 will have a range of activities this weekend, on land and sea, for people of all ages and abilities.

Published: 11:18 Thu 31 Jul 2014

BANTRY singer songwriter Danny Battles has been announced to play the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork this weekend.

Published: 14:10 Wed 30 Jul 2014

IRISH Guide Dogs are urgently looking for volunteer puppywalkers in Cork city and the surrounding areas.

Published: 07:33 Wed 30 Jul 2014
New walking routes are to be identified and planned

LOCAL authority engineers working in the West Cork Municipal District area have agreed to prepare a programme of works that will identify new tourism walking routes.


Published: 20:05 Tue 29 Jul 2014
Rosscarbery fest

ROSSCARBERY is getting ready for its August family festival, and revealed its busy programme of events this week.

Published: 14:30 Tue 29 Jul 2014
Belgian yacht 'Tom' being towed to shore

A BELGIAN yacht was rescued off the coast of Courtmacsherry yesterday afternoon (Monday).

Published: 17:15 Mon 28 Jul 2014

A public information day on the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme will be held this Tuesday, July 29th.

Published: 13:03 Mon 28 Jul 2014
Cllr Christopher O'Sullivan (FF)



COMMUNITIES living just outside the broadband reach in West Cork are suffering unduly because they cannot avail of normal facilities like online bank or tax payments.

Published: 22:03 Sun 27 Jul 2014

THE Mick Dineen Cycle recalls the memory of a man who died in a workplace accident four years ago.


Published: 22:38 Sat 26 Jul 2014
Mike Doolan

Fantastic day in Dunmanway as West Cork Masters League earn a 2-2 draw against Republic of Ireland Over 40's international team.

Published: 11:32 Thu 31 Jul 2014

By JJ Hurley

THE government's ongoing recruitment embargo is having a negative impact on Kinsale's efforts to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania.

Published: 23:59 Wed 30 Jul 2014
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1. DO check your lights, oil, coolant levels, windscreen wiper fluid, tyre pressure and thread depth before you hit the road. There is quite a bit of rain forecast for the weekend so roads will be

Published: 12:33 Wed 30 Jul 2014
At the cheque presentation from Bantry Credit Union (BCU) were, from left: Finbarr O'Shea, (BCU asst manager); Eddie Mullins, (BCU chair); Corina Thornton (SHPM steering group); Dorann Cafaro (SHPM volunteer); Caroline Crowley (SHPM steering group), and

THE local food and craft producers on the Sheep's Head peninsula are delighted with a major boast to their plans, thanks to Bantry Credit Union.

Published: 22:03 Tue 29 Jul 2014
Bantry's historical market rights date back to the 1600s

WHERE Bantry leads - with regard to the adoption of new casual trading bye-laws - the rest of the country will follow

Published: 18:05 Tue 29 Jul 2014
Courtmacsherry is seen by many as one of our great beauty spots, with its turquoise bay, woodland walks and lively village pubs.

In its heyday, the pretty seaside village hosted hundreds of summer holiday visitors, arriving by train from Cork.

Published: 07:32 Tue 29 Jul 2014
David Tanner at his Hobbit House at Glenview Gardens in Enniskeane.

VISITORS to West Cork can now 'visit' the world-famous hobbit home of Bilbo Baggins from the fantasy world created by JRR Tolkien.

Published: 17:12 Mon 28 Jul 2014
Dunmanway: Council's retail programme hailed a success

CORK County Council's 'Beacon' retail programme was recently completed by 15 Dunmanway retailers.

Published: 07:44 Mon 28 Jul 2014
Laurence Murdock and his son, Patrick, travelled the 350 miles from Belfast to Leap on their horse and carriage

A 72-YEAR-old man from Belfast and his son made a rather unusual road trip recently

Published: 08:04 Sun 27 Jul 2014

THE official opening of the revamped Model Railway Village took place last night in Clonakilty this week.

Published: 20:04 Sat 26 Jul 2014

LOCAL attempts to have the coastal route from Clonakilty to Timoleague included in the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) received a blow this week.


Southern Star Poll

Will Dr Reilly’s Universal Health Care proposals work?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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