Last week 700 travel experts sampled the Wild Atlantic Way during the Adventure Travel World Summit. Sarah Canty asks locals if the first season of the WAW leaves them optimistic for the future


Published: 18:26 Mon 20 Oct 2014
Poet John Fitzgerald: reading in the Boole at UCC

UNIVERSITY College Cork (UCC) Librarian John FitzGerald, recent winner of the 2014 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, is to give a poetry reading on Tuesday 21 October, from 5.30pm-7pm in the Boole Library in UCC.

Published: 16:03 Mon 20 Oct 2014
Little bakers

Kilmeen National School near Clonakilty hosted a special "East meets West" cookery event on Thursday last with one of Ireland's leading food writers Sally McKenna, in aid of the charity just-one.

Published: 11:49 Mon 20 Oct 2014
The scene at Dunmanway this morning which was cordoned off by gardai

GARDAI in Dunmanway are investigating a serious assault that is alleged to have taken place on the banks of the river between 11pm and 12.30am on Saturday night and Sunday, October 19th.

Published: 07:30 Mon 20 Oct 2014
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BERE Island in Co Cork has held a series of Walking Weekends throughout 2014, and the last one of this year will be held over the October Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October

Published: 17:00 Sun 19 Oct 2014
Noel Harrington

THE retention of the VAT rate at 9% for tourism-related activties is good news for West Cork.

Published: 09:42 Sun 19 Oct 2014
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UPWARDS of 400 people from many parts of County Cork attended a most unique open day at the farmyard, of Derry and Nora Scannell ,near Bealad on Thursday, October 9.

Published: 19:52 Sat 18 Oct 2014
The Lámh charity shop in Bantry which is still open.

THE founder of a charity that runs a shop in Bantry has strongly refuted claims by staff that its funding is not transparent.

Published: 12:30 Sat 18 Oct 2014
Skibb Bridge

By Siobhn Cronin

 

THE development of the river channel from Baltimore to Skibbereen was one of the suggestions made at the Future West Cork meeting in the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen on Monday night.

Published: 07:30 Sat 18 Oct 2014
Leap PO

BY JACKIE KEOGH

 

FOR the people of Leap and Glandore the clock is ticking - they have just over a week to argue their case for the retention of the local Post Office.

Published: 16:35 Fri 17 Oct 2014
S13

After last week's story about the Long Island Beacon in Schull, Sarah Canty asked a few visitors to the site for their opinions.

Published: 16:50 Mon 20 Oct 2014
Amulet

By Ailin Quinlan

 

To you or me, it's a simple little yellow cardigan, but to mother-of-six Mary Sexton it's far more than that. It's an amulet.

Later this month, an image of the tiny baby's cardigan, which lies carefully folded in a cupboard in the Sexton home in the West Cork village of Timoleague, will be among those on display in a new exhibition which sheds light on the often hidden pain of losing a child.

Published: 12:30 Mon 20 Oct 2014
Don Wycherly

'An la a rugadh me' is a new ten-part series on TG4 which analyses the news on the day a given guest was born.

Published: 07:45 Mon 20 Oct 2014
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SKIBBEREEN could lose a €70,000 transportation grant if a plan to build two wheelchair accessible bus stops is put on hold.

Published: 19:30 Sun 19 Oct 2014
Tourism Assembly

The first ever West Cork Tourism Assembly meeting saw almost double the predicted number of delegates attending.

Published: 12:30 Sun 19 Oct 2014
Irish water

On the same day that the former minister, Fergus O'Dowd, was taking pot shots at Irish Water in a national paper, members of West Cork's Municipal District were tearing strips off Irish Water for being faceless, distant and unhelpful.

Published: 23:38 Sat 18 Oct 2014
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CORK County Council is to carry out a follow-up inspection within the next two weeks after it received a second consecutive report of pollution at Shandrum More in Bantry.

Published: 16:55 Sat 18 Oct 2014
Author Maurice O'Callaghan speaking at the opening of the redeveloped Kilmichael Ambush site on Sunday.

'SOME are saying that 1916 was a mistake, some are saying that the men who fought at Kilmichael did so out of baser instincts, such as sectarianism, or out of self-aggrandisement

Published: 10:55 Sat 18 Oct 2014
Teresa Page

BY JACKIE KEOGH

 

A BANTRY woman has achieved the distinction of becoming the first Irish Mayor of Swindon.

Published: 20:31 Fri 17 Oct 2014
Cllr Joe Carroll (FF)

HOPES that Skibbereen's sewerage system would be extended to include a cluster of houses at Assolus and Coronea have been dashed

Published: 12:30 Fri 17 Oct 2014
Scar Race

SKIBBEREEN will be awash with lycra, bikes and energy drinks this weekend as more than 400 hardy souls take part in the inaugural SCAR (Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race).

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