In this week's Southern Star

18:03 Wed 22 Oct 2014

This week's Star has news on broadband issues, the proposed Skibb courthouse closure, rescued dogs and the Hollywood star who thinks Bantry is 'wonderful'.

A PROMOTIONAL video for The Southern Star, created by Amanda and Edwin Landzaad from West Cork firm Siol Talamh, was launched at the paper's Business Breakfast in Bandon last Friday.

Published: 19:55 Fri 24 Oct 2014

THE founder of the charity which runs a shop in Bantry where staff staged a walkout recently has responded to their calls for better transparency

Published: 12:50 Fri 24 Oct 2014
Gearóid O'Rourke, left, and Richard Murphy of Shellfish Ireland with President Michael D Higgins

CASTLETOWNBERE company Shellfish Ireland was announced as an InterTradeIreland business ambassador at a ceremony in ras an Uachtarin recently.

Published: 09:42 Fri 24 Oct 2014
Garda sign

Gardai in Bantry are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred in Kilcrohane on the Sheep's Head peninsula at approximately 8.05pm last (Thursday) night.

Published: 16:04 Thu 23 Oct 2014
The Guarantee

A MOVIE starring Love/Hate star Peter Coonan, will have a premiere in Bantry later this month.

Published: 09:43 Thu 23 Oct 2014
James O'Donoghue

For the second year in a row, Cork have no players selected on the All-Stars football team.

Published: 13:25 Wed 22 Oct 2014

See our slideshows on the SCAR adventure race in Skibbereen

Published: 12:04 Wed 22 Oct 2014
Eyeries in storm

Photographer John Eagle has been out and about with his camera this week, to capture some of the raging seas since last weekend's storm.

Published: 00:04 Wed 22 Oct 2014
Pictured from left - right are Jonathan Lee, Brady Sherwood, Brenda Murphy, Cathal Lynch, Trevor Norris

Castlemartyr Resort in East Cork has been named Golf Resort of the Year 2014 at the Irish Golf Awards which took place on Monday at a prestigious event hosted in Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo.

Published: 20:08 Tue 21 Oct 2014

Kickstarter, the world's largest funding community, has announced its launch to Irish creators.

Published: 14:00 Tue 21 Oct 2014
One of the dogs rescued by Toe Head/Glandore Coastguard. Photo: Courtesy Toe Head Coastguard

The puppy trapped down the mine near the Glandore since yesterday has been rescued alive and very well, by the Toe Head & Glandore Coastguard.

Published: 16:30 Fri 24 Oct 2014
Cork craftspeople

CORK Airport and Cork Craft & Design's first joint venture is an exhibition of locally made craft entitled 'Crafts from the Wild Atlantic Way'.

The exhibition was opened by the Mayor of County Cork Cllr Alan Coleman and runs until October 28.

Published: 10:05 Fri 24 Oct 2014
Patrick O'Sullivan, above, from Leap, with Taylor the dog, rescued by the Toe Head-Glandore Coastguard volunteers, collecting their equipment in the background.

IT was the sound of the four beagles howling that alerted their owners to the fact that they were at the bottom of a 100ft mineshaft

Published: 20:09 Thu 23 Oct 2014
Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara has placed her scenic coastal property in Glengarriff on the market.

Published: 12:14 Thu 23 Oct 2014
Julian Berwick and Marie Brennan of Equippage at their shoe making workshop in The Stables at Bantry House. (Photo: Tony McElhinney)

Sarah Canty meets a couple who are stepping into the unknown with a footwear firm, and also a training element.

Published: 22:05 Wed 22 Oct 2014
Agnes Clerke

by Robert Hume


THIRTY years ago this month, USA launched Challenger, the first spacecraft to carry two women crew. Victorian astronomers, Agnes Clerke and her sister, Ellen - daughters of a Skibbereen bank manager, and both with published books or pamphlets on astronomy bearing their name - would have been intrigued; they may even have booked their places on board.

Published: 12:30 Wed 22 Oct 2014
John Fagan

BALLYDEHOB man John Fagan, from Cooragurteen, has spent over three years researching, designing and developing a next generation of super efficient wood burning eco stoves, with high efficiency output

Published: 07:15 Wed 22 Oct 2014

Southern Star October 25 2014

Published: 22:04 Tue 21 Oct 2014
Mark Boyden, StreamScapes project director with Coomhola Salmon Trust, along the beautiful Saivenose River below

The StreamScapes Ilen project is participating on behalf of The Southern Star in the 'Get-Involved' competition for regional newspapers. Here, in Part 1 of a three-part series, we take a look at the background to StreamScapes methodology and its work in the River Ilen Catchment and Coastal Zone

Published: 16:55 Tue 21 Oct 2014
Deelish Pier



SKIBBEREEN'S Deelish Pier is to get a €30,000 makeover as part of the new Blueway initiative that is designed to complement the Wild Atlantic Way.

Published: 12:45 Tue 21 Oct 2014
Kilmurry Mums

By Catherine Ketch

MOTHERS and Others, the Yummy Mummies and Kearney's Angels (after their trainer) are the unofficial names for a new ladies Gaelic panel in the Lee Valley.

The official name, the Quarry Blues, comes from one of three Kilmurry men's teams in the 60s. That lends the blue to the jersey, the pink is for the women.


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Published: 17:22 Wed 27 Feb 2013

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