In this week's Southern Star

19:15 Wed 01 Jul 2015

Tragedy at the Beacon

Coolea man's second lucky escape from terror attacks

Clampers fail to stop John in his tracks

Monument unveiled to Ross patriots

Vote for your West Cork farming heroes

Cork v Kerry Munster SFC final preview

Jennifer O'Leary lists the top 10 players she played with

West Cork League is back in Oscar Traynor Cup


West Cork Farming Awards launched

17:01 Thu 02 Jul 2015

The Southern Star and Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery are delighted to announce the inaugural West Cork Farming Awards, which will be presented this autumn.


Published: 20:15 Sat 04 Jul 2015
Writing

With only weeks to go before this year's West Cork Literary Festival, tickets are selling quickly for Bantry's six-day feast of writing and reading, from July 12th to 18th.

Published: 16:50 Fri 03 Jul 2015
Music

Skibbereen-based singer, songwriter, composer and musician Jessie Kennedy has just completed work on The Carbery Songs - a contemporary musical project inspired by the diaries of three women from the Freke/Carbery family of Castle Freke, West Cork, spanning three centuries, beginning in the 1650s.

Published: 07:25 Fri 03 Jul 2015
Music

The organisers of the 36th South of Ireland Band Championships and the Old Time Fair Day are finalising preparations for the first Saturday in July.

Published: 12:25 Thu 02 Jul 2015
Olympics

Irish retail giant Gala is to sponsor Team Ireland in the upcoming Special Olympics. Special Olympics Ireland require €440,000 to cover the cost of sending an Irish delegation to the World Games in LA.

Published: 22:10 Wed 01 Jul 2015
News

Representative of Skibbereen Chamber of Commerce have met with members of the West Cork Municipal District in a bid to open up better dialogue with the local authority, and seek their assistance in developing Skibbereen town and the surrounding district.

Published: 07:30 Wed 01 Jul 2015
The area, near the Beacon (headland on left) where the incident occured

The search has resumed this morning for a man missing off the West Cork coast since last evening.

Published: 22:22 Tue 30 Jun 2015
news

Exactly 30 years after the Air India disaster, Brian Moore talks to a heartbroken father who makes the annual trip to the tiny village that remembers his two sons, who lost their lives that day

Published: 07:10 Tue 30 Jun 2015
Internet

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has said the demand is now for next generation broadband.

Published: 16:30 Mon 29 Jun 2015
The committee at the newly restored monument

Reenascreena will honour the centenary of the death of O'REENASCREENADonovan Rossa with a series of events throughout July.

Published: 11:46 Mon 29 Jun 2015
Archon

Is the Pope a communist?

Published: 18:10 Sat 04 Jul 2015
news

West Cork's rugged coastline makes the job of detecting drug smuggling a difficult one. Kieran O'Mahony spoke to members of the West Cork Divisional Drugs Squad in Bandon about recent seizures

Published: 12:20 Fri 03 Jul 2015
Race

A number of local businesses are backing this year's SCAR Adventure Race in Skibbereen.

Published: 16:38 Thu 02 Jul 2015
news

'Thelife and death of each of us has its impact on others.'

That quote from the Bible, so often used at funerals could have been written with Fachtna O'Callaghan in mind.

Published: 09:53 Thu 02 Jul 2015
news

It was only fitting that the members of the Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Company (ILTDC) were honoured recently for their tremendous work in developing the Coachford Greenway.

Published: 12:34 Wed 01 Jul 2015
news

Maire McCarthy of Innishannon, a Nuffield Scholarship winner, is currently - as she admits herself - lucky to be travelling around the world investigating farming practices

Published: 07:20 Wed 01 Jul 2015
Lighting

Cork County Council has committed to funding the upgrading of the public lighting on the seven inhabited islands in Cork, with the most modern energy-saving lighting options.

Published: 07:25 Tue 30 Jun 2015
Jim Daly

PLANS for an 'outdoor pursuits hub' in West Cork are progressing, according to Deputy Jim Daly, Cork South West Fine Gael TD.

Published: 17:20 Mon 29 Jun 2015
Jack O'Connell

A COUPLE who were featured in The Southern Star recently, due to the theft of phone wires from their home, have expressed their frustration with the lack of any official response.

Published: 12:40 Mon 29 Jun 2015
Ghost Hunter

A GROUP of Cork ghost hunters are asking the public for their help in identifying a mysterious figure in a photograph taken in Timoleague recently.

Published: 07:20 Mon 29 Jun 2015
Alan Coleman

OUTGOING County Mayor Cllr Alan Coleman may be about to resign from the Fianna Fil party in Cork South West.

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