Published: 11:50 Tue 07 Jul 2015
Coolea Man

FOR the second time in his life, Toms O'Riordin from Coolea found himself caught up in the middle of a terrorist attack.

Published: 11:50 Mon 06 Jul 2015

In a bizarre irony, a multi-casualty emergency exercise had been planned for Eastern Hole bay in Baltimore on Friday last.

Published: 16:50 Sun 05 Jul 2015

Research reveals that rural communities want a greater focus on job creation.

Published: 11:56 Sun 05 Jul 2015
Barry Ryan funeral

As the search continued this (Sunday) morning for the body of one of his sons, the funeral mass was taking place at the Sacred Heart Church in Rath, Baltimore, of Barry Ryan snr.Barry Ryan funeral

Published: 20:15 Sat 04 Jul 2015

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

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

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

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

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: 12:42 Mon 06 Jul 2015

An €8m investment in boats, equipment, training and the re-development of the Baltimore Lifeboat Station has meant that the service is able to respond in super quick time.

Published: 07:20 Mon 06 Jul 2015

As the 'free GP care for under sixes' scheme comes into effect this week, several more West Cork GPs have signed up to the scheme.

Published: 12:55 Sun 05 Jul 2015

Next month's Keith Whyte Waterfront Ultra Marathon III in Clonakilty is going to be an extra special event, as Boston Race icons Rick and Dick Hoyt of 'Team Hoyt' will be competing for the very first time.

Published: 07:15 Sun 05 Jul 2015

An initiative to reduce the incidence of marine crime on the Mizen peninsula was launched last week.

Published: 18:10 Sat 04 Jul 2015

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

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

Published: 16:38 Thu 02 Jul 2015

'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

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

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

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.


Southern Star Poll

Would you give Lucinda Creighton's new party, Re Nua, a Top Three vote if there is a candidate in your area?


Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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