In this week's Southern Star...

19:58 Wed 29 Oct 2014

West Cork farmers protest at Bandon meat factory

Irish Water under fire in Clonakilty

More protests against water charges this weekend

Maureen O' Hara will be missed in Glengarriff

National Bravery Awards for West Cork men

Fantastic Halloween colouring competition

GAA: Where, oh where, is the Little Norah Cup?

Motorsport: Two-page special on the Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rally

GAA: Kilbrittain win Michel Holland Cup final

Rugby: Clonakilty launches its Clonakilty Rugby Retail Partnership

GAA: All the local GAA action from a busy weekend



MORE than 200 people attended the launch of the latest book by popular author Alice Taylor in her home village of Innishannon

Published: 16:55 Fri 31 Oct 2014
Cllr Tim Lombard,

RESIDENTS of the South Cork village of Ballinhassig are fearful that the Owenabue River could flood again this winter and cause damage to property.

Published: 07:30 Fri 31 Oct 2014
Michael Keane

Some timely advice from the ISPCA on keeping animals safe and happy this Halloween.

Published: 17:16 Thu 30 Oct 2014

WEST Cork Labour TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed two developments announced this week, which will see fibre-to-the-home delivered to at least 500,000 homes and businesses across Ireland.

Published: 08:32 Thu 30 Oct 2014

INTENSIVE talks between representatives of farmers and the meat industry are set to begin after a long-awaited intervention by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD.

Published: 13:10 Wed 29 Oct 2014
Courtmac RNLI

Courtmacsherry all-weather lifeboat was called out at 9.20am on Wednesday morning to go to the aid of a 70ft fishing vessel, which had got into difficulties 25 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale.

Published: 01:50 Wed 29 Oct 2014

Southern Star October 25 2014

Published: 21:40 Tue 28 Oct 2014
At the dedication of the new chapel in Bandon Grammar School was Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Richard Clarke, Bishop of Cork Paul Colton, school chaplain Reverend Anne Skuse and Cannon Paul Willoughby, as well as some members of the teaching staff, pupils, bo

By Ailin Quinlan


AN awards ceremony attended by some 600 people in Bandon was also the occasion of what is nowadays an increasingly rare event - the consecration of a new chapel.

Published: 07:30 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Mary Bridgeman

Robert Hume on the war between the 'Lady with the Lamp' and a feisty nun from a Kinsale convent who clashed with her over treatment.

Published: 19:50 Mon 27 Oct 2014
The cast of The North Roaders before and during filming - above: Gracie Groser-Banes, Clara McDonagh, Colette O'Leary, Aine McCarthy, Helen O'Neill and Barry Power. Below: Helen O'Neill, Colette O'Leary and Clara McDonagh.

THERE'S a buzz around North Road in Castletownbere these days, where the lives of ordinary people are being immortalised through film. The North Roaders is a new, exciting soap opera developed by local drama specialist Amy O'Sullivan, and adults with intellectual disabilities, using the services at CoAction Beara.

Published: 11:45 Mon 27 Oct 2014
Mark Wickham's book is about the vikings.

By Cammy Harley


FREELANCE illustrator and graphic designer Mark Wickham has had tremendous success with the publication of his first picture book 'Brian and the Vikings'.

Published: 12:52 Fri 31 Oct 2014

Bullying is probably one of the most damaging issues facing young people and families in today's society.

Published: 21:40 Thu 30 Oct 2014
Kilmeen Drama Group

A specially-commissioned glass replica of the RT All-Ireland trophy to mark Kilmeen Drama Group's historic three-in-a-row successes in Athlone was presented to them last week on the eve of their US tour.

Published: 12:40 Thu 30 Oct 2014

COUNTY councillor Rachel McCarthy has called for 'the biggest possible number of people from Bandon and across West Cork' to attend the 'Right2Water' mobilisation this Saturday, meeting at the main bridge in Bandon at 12 noon.

Published: 13:52 Wed 29 Oct 2014

Southern Star October 25 2014

Published: 10:56 Wed 29 Oct 2014

Southern Star October 25 2014

Published: 21:40 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Fish Anatomy

The StreamScapes Ilen project is participating on behalf of The Southern Star in the 'Get-Involved' competition for regional newspapers. Here, in Part 2 of a three-part series, we look at how the StreamScapes Ilen Project is proceeding.

Published: 12:31 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Zak Aroo says St Gobnait's in Ballyvourney has 'very good energy'

With Hallowe'en, or Samhain, fast approaching, Catherine Ketch hears how our won locality is often rich with fascinating stories

Published: 23:40 Mon 27 Oct 2014
The expert crew who gave a 'Capers' workshop for Carbery Macra members in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway, last Friday night - from left - Tommy Moyles, Deirdre Sexton, Joan Marie Healy and Brian McCarthy.

LIGHTS, camera, action! On Friday 17th last, Carbery Macra competitions committee held a 'Capers' workshop in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway.

Published: 15:50 Mon 27 Oct 2014
Mary Hegarty



OF all the newly formed municipal districts, West Cork has been allocated the biggest general municipal allowance with €258,500 to spend as they see fit, on community projects and amenities.

Published: 07:54 Mon 27 Oct 2014
Students from 4th year, Libby Blewitt and Evan Murray who received arts awards and Fiona Everard who received the sports award.

An ESTIMATED 300 people turned up to cheer as 24-award winning students received their hard earned prizes


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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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