New tours give a taste of the Lee Valley

31st August, 2017

When she’s not stopping on the way home to Ballingeary to pick giant breakfast mushrooms or foraging other edible delights, Dorothy O’Tuama is busy giving tours and taste trips around the Lee Valley. The Lee Valley Taste Trail is a...

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More than €30,000 raised for charity as crowds flock to Ford 100 Fest in Ballinascarthy

31st August, 2017

The West Cork Vintage Ploughing and Threshing Association’s Ford 100 Fest, which took place on the ancestral home farm of Henry Ford at Crohane, Ballinascarthy last Sunday was attended by an incredible crowd of approximately 10,000. All monies raised at...

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Opening of new all-inclusive pool places Dunmanway at centre of West Cork for sport and recreation

31st August, 2017

The opening of the long-awaited new €5.5 million municipal swimming pool in Dunmanway this June has placed Dunmanway at the centre of West Cork for recreation and sport. The new pool is already enjoying increased footfall from individuals and community...

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Bantry Harbour Marina officially opens

31st August, 2017

Bantry Bay Port Company officially opened the new Bantry Harbour Marina in August. To celebrate, over 40 boats visited the new marina, which was officially unveiled by Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company Chairman,...

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West Cork named top food destination

31st August, 2017

West Cork has just been crowned Ireland’s Premier Foodie Destination 2017 by The Restaurants Association of Ireland. After a rigorous few weeks of applications, regional judging visits and over 10,000 online votes, West Cork was declared the winner after beating...

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Tourist numbers up in Bantry and Beara this summer

31st August, 2017

Chairperson of Bantry Development and Tourism Association, Eileen O’Shea says that tourism numbers in Bantry were up ten per cent this year. “While we have seen a drop in numbers from the UK, possibly as a result of Brexit, there...

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Brookpark Community Enterprise Centre

31st August, 2017

Two exciting projects have come to fruition in Dunmanway this year, bookending this community-minded town at the heart of West Cork. Whilst the Municipal Pool caters for leisure pursuits, Brookpark Community Enterprise Centre caters for the entrepreneurial endeavours that drive...

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Global Shares to create 80 new jobs

3rd August, 2017

West Cork based Global Shares, a leading global provider of share plan administration software, share-dealing, global custody and financial reporting tools has this week announced the creation of a further 80 new jobs due to rapid global expansion, bringing its...

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