Clonakilty Fairtrade Fortnight celebrates 15 years

6th February, 2018

International Fairtrade Fortnight (when the public is asked to think about and support FT products when shopping), takes place from February 26 to March 11 this year. Clonakilty is Ireland’s first Fairtrade town, and will celebrate it’s 15th anniversary since...

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€44 million to improve Cork roads

6th February, 2018

Local and regional roads in Cork are set for a significant funding injection, with €44 million being allocated to Cork County. Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, welcomed the announcement and said: “I was delighted to see Cork receive...

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Clonakilty Access Group AGM hears of many frustrations and challenges for people with disabilities in the town

6th February, 2018

The recent AGM of Clonakilty Access Group at O’ Donovan’s Hotel was attended by 26 people, including many with physical disabilities, their family members and carers, two local County Councillors, a clergyman, people interested in equality and access for all...

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Schull student scoops top invention award at BT Young Scientist

6th February, 2018

Young Scientists from Cork Education and Training Boards’ (CETB) Schull Community College left the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS last month with an impressive haul of five awards. The college’s fortunes in this prestigious science competition...

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Schull Garda Station wins ‘Leading Light in Road Safety’ award from Road Safety Authority

15th January, 2018

Schull Garda Station has been awarded a Road Safety Authority Leading Lights award for 2017. The award was presented to Gardaí from the station by the RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell at the RSA’s 10th annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’...

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Go quackers at the 2018 West Cork Bird Race

15th January, 2018

On Sunday, January 28, the West Cork Branch of Birdwatch Ireland will hold its annual dawn to dusk bird race. Teams of four people will spend the day racing around the defined race area trying to record as many species...

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Bandon in danger of losing its youth café

15th January, 2018

Bandon is in danger of losing its youth café if more young people don’t support it. Funky Fish youth café manager Keith Kingston is appealing to Bandon teenagers to use this valuable asset so they don’t lose it. “If you...

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Local professionals invited to Anam Cara information pack launch

15th January, 2018

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold an official West Cork Launch of their Information Pack on Tuesday, January 23 in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry at 11am. This event seeks to introduce local professionals such as nurses,...

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