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

Published: 20:05 Tue 29 Jul 2014
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: 12:59 Sat 26 Jul 2014

A 'MAZE of maize' is how it's being described - a huge eight acre field sure to bring lots of fun and excitement to West Cork this summer.

Published: 08:13 Sat 26 Jul 2014
Sarah is the first Traveller contestant in Miss Ireland.

'IF you are shy or ashamed, you will starve to death,' are the wise words that famous Irish musician and seancha Pecker Dunne gave to his daughter Sarah Jane Dunne.

Published: 17:13 Fri 25 Jul 2014

A LOCAL pub in Clondrohid has taken a firm stand against racism.

Published: 07:10 Fri 25 Jul 2014

Mad Pride Ireland has announced that its Free Family Fun Day - to promote mental health awareness - will take place in the playground in Skibbereen on Sunday, July 27th from 1pm to 5pm.

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. Now a vibrant local community is working hard to ensure some of that former popularity is soon restored, writes Liz Dunphy

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.

Published: 09:27 Sat 26 Jul 2014

VERY often self-righteous EU leaders ooze such hypocrisy that their statements acquire a disturbing, surreal quality.

Published: 22:03 Fri 25 Jul 2014
Minister Coveney with club commodore Joan Collins

BALTIMORE'S 400,000 redeveloped sailing club was officially opened by Minister Simon Coveney at the weekend.

Published: 12:00 Fri 25 Jul 2014
Schull playground has been closed at its busiest time.

SCHULL residents are furious this week that access to the town's playground has been blocked by the Council

Published: 23:54 Thu 24 Jul 2014
Hungarian bothers Levente and Attila Magyar, above, with their leather bags made from Astrid sails.

MAMUKKO, the Kinsale-based designer duo, have launched their exclusive limited edition Astrid Tallship life raft range of bags


Southern Star Poll

Will Dr Reilly’s Universal Health Care proposals work?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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