The Courtmacsherry RNLI all-weather lifeboat was called out at 11.25 this (Tuesday) morning to go to the aid of a 35ft fishing vessel that had encountered difficulties 31 miles south east of Courtmacsherry.

Published: 12:39 Tue 02 Sep 2014
Tidy Towns Committee

In the last article in our seasonal series on the coastal villages and towns of West Cork, we find business people admitting that the good weather, slight pick-up in the economy, and a 'can do' attitude, have all helped to give the region a very good summer.

Published: 19:50 Mon 01 Sep 2014
Michael McCarthy: extended invite

THE Labour Party deputy for Cork South-West, Michael McCarthy, has invited his colleague Kevin Humphreys to West Cork.

Published: 12:30 Mon 01 Sep 2014
Dursey Cable Car

Helen Riddell


A LITTLE known piece of Beara history will be re-enacted this September, when the original prototype for the Dursey Cable Car will be reconstructed at Crow Head, in Garnish.

Published: 17:55 Sun 31 Aug 2014
Incorrect Sign

By Siobhan Cronin


A SEEMINGLY defaced sign for the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) in Ballydehob is part of a 'snagging list' by Failte Ireland, The Southern Star has been told.

The sign, which is at the junction of the main N71 to Bantry and Main Street in the village, has both the 'S' for South and 'N' for North scratched out.

Published: 11:25 Sun 31 Aug 2014

A TRIP down memory lane resulted in a nostalgic 'then and now' display of photographs of three men who wanted to re-create an old photograph of them as schoolboys during their stay at St Patrick's Industrial School in Upton.

Published: 08:16 Sun 31 Aug 2014

A RECENT rise in marine thefts in the West Cork area has prompted garda to issue further warnings to boat owners.

Published: 20:07 Sat 30 Aug 2014

THE owner of Bantry's biggest supermarket has said he is 'shocked' by the surprise decision to overturn planning permission for a major relocation and expansion of the business.

Published: 14:40 Sat 30 Aug 2014
Ballinascarthy locals and friends at the Jeep for Jason launch

BALLINASCARTHY Community Association have taken on a major new project to provide Dr Jason Van der Veldt and the West Cork Rapid Response team with a new jeep.

Published: 23:45 Fri 29 Aug 2014
Red Heads

By Sarah Canty


WEST CORK was well represented among the top prizes at the fifth annual Redhead Convention in Crosshaven at the weekend. The new King and Queen of the Redheads were named as Gary Fitzgibbons from Crosshaven and Laura-May Keohane from Kinsale. Nicole White from Clonakilty won the prize for 'most freckles per square inch' at the popular event, founded by local woman Joleen Cronin.

Published: 18:19 Fri 29 Aug 2014
Fields SuperValu staff ice bucket challenge

Well done to Field's SuperValu staff in Skibbereen for braving the ice bucket challenge for charity this evening...brrrr...looks cold!

Published: 07:30 Tue 02 Sep 2014
Pod Park

WEST Cork's first ever Heritage & Tourism conference will take place in Drimoleague in September.

The Top of the Rock Pod Pirc & Walking Centre is the venue for the event, which is being organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) for Friday, September 12.

Published: 16:35 Mon 01 Sep 2014
Karen Billing: campaign

Skibbereen-based artist, Karen Billing, has just launched a campaign to publish a new children's book that takes a child-friendly look at autism.

Published: 07:11 Mon 01 Sep 2014

THE organisers of TEDxClonakilty have confirmed that their event is taking place on Saturday October 25.

Published: 13:45 Sun 31 Aug 2014
Rev Denis Maguire

REV Denis Maguire is the new Methodist minister in West Cork.

Published: 09:28 Sun 31 Aug 2014

Southern Star August 30 2014

Published: 20:23 Sat 30 Aug 2014

Gardai are investigating a road traffic collision, which occurred at 4 o'clock on the Ballydehob side of Schull, this Saturday afternoon, August 30th, in which a woman in her 60s was killed.

Published: 17:04 Sat 30 Aug 2014

GEORGE Hook has questioned if any modern day politician would risk his career - let alone life itself - in pursuit of an ideal.

Published: 07:30 Sat 30 Aug 2014

A TEAM from West Cork-based firm PGI will embark on climbing the tallest free standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro.

Published: 19:55 Fri 29 Aug 2014
Jim Daly

A GROUP of local people gathered last Friday, August 22 at 8pm, to mark the 92nd anniversary of the death of Michael Collins at the monument erected in his honour at his birthplace, in Sam's Cross just outside Clonakilty.

Published: 17:10 Fri 29 Aug 2014
Southern Star

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Southern Star Poll

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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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