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Fundraising underway for new playground in Innishannon

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Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Headlines

An endeavour to provide the Innishannon area with a much-needed playground has kicked off with enthusiasm. The Innishannon Playground group launched their playground campaign with an open meeting on April 20. An enthusiastic crowd listened to an excellent presentation on...

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Enibas commemorative pendant for Colin Vearncombe to raise funds for Brú Columbanus

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One of Ireland's leading contemporary jewellery brands Enibas has unveiled a special commemorative pendant for Colin Vearncombe (Black) fans around the world with all proceeds going to Cork based charity Brú Columbanus. Colin, an internationally loved singer, songwriter passed away in Cork University Hospital on January 26th last year after a car accident on route to Cork airport.
Pictured launching the pendant were Sabine Lenz, Enibas & Camilla Griehsel (Colin's wife)

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Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Headlines

One of Ireland’s leading contemporary jewellery brands, Enibas, has unveiled a special commemorative pendant for Colin Vearncombe (Black) fans around the world with all proceeds going to Cork-based charity Brú Columbanus. Colin, an internationally loved singer, songwriter passed away in...

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Dunmanway tackles food waste

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Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Headlines

Dunmanway Family Resource Centre is one of the first organisations in West Cork to sign up with Food Cloud, in connection with Aldi in Dunmanway, making a limited amount of fresh food available to those who want or need it....

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Doors open in newly revamped Schull Community College

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Pictured at the opening of the Schull Community College state-of-the-art €400,000 extension are Thomas McCann, Eimear Minihane, Lauren O'Sullivan, Aisling Quinn, Padraig Dineen, all members of the Student Council with Brendan Drinan, Principal, Jim Daly TD, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, Rev Dr. Tom Deenihan and Ted Owens, CE Cork ETB.
This impressive new revamp which caters to the 405 students currently enrolled includes two new standalone classrooms with a universal access W.C, to accommodate the needs of all students, full Wi-Fi and top of the range equipment such as short throw projectors. A huge perk of Schulls’ extension is their new therapy room. This investment is crucial for the mental health and wellbeing of students, which is hugely important to the college. The school is now also universally accessible to pupils of all abilities with this new build ensuring all external doors are fully ramped. For more information on this state-of-the-art extension or to enquire about enrolling for the upcoming academic year you can check out, www.schullcommunitycollege.com, or contact the school on 028 28315 or via e-mail at office@schullcommunitycollege.com
Picture: Jim Coughlan.

Posted on: 11th April, 2017 in Headlines

Schull teachers and students of Coláiste Pobail Scoil Mhuire (Schull Community College) were excited to open the doors on their newly revamped college last week. Schull Community College, which offers a comprehensive programme of education, opened in 1983 catering for...

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West Cork aid worker forced to wade through snake-infested swamps to help support civilians fleeing war

Concern Emergency Director for Concern Worldwide in South Sudan, travelling through the swamps of Leer County in Unity State by dugout canoe.

Posted on: 11th April, 2017 in Headlines

An Irish aid worker has revealed how petrified civilians are hiding in snake-infested swamps to avoid getting killed by militia in war-ravaged South Sudan. Nellie Kingston, who works with Concern Worldwide, has been responding to the crisis in the East...

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New community building in Ballydehob nearing completion

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Posted on: 11th April, 2017 in Headlines

A final push is on to complete a new community building in Ballydehob. Fundraising for the outdoor education centre at An Sanctoir has been ongoing for several years and the latest successful phase means that a turf roof can now...

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Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-op wins overall ‘Green Business of the Year’ award

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Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Headlines

Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-operative Society won the top accolade ‘Green Business of the Year’ at last weeks prestigious Green Awards 2017 attended by over 500 professionals in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin. Beating off stiff competition from a range of well-known successful...

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Trinity exhibition honours West Cork botanist

Ellen Hutchins: Letters, specimens and drawings of seaweed in the exhibition at Trinity.

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Headlines

Ellen Hutchins of Ballylickey (1785 – 1815), Ireland’s first female botanist, is being celebrated by an exhibition in Trinity College Dublin, hosted by the Botany Department there. Spectacular seaweed specimens, collected by Ellen in Bantry Bay over 200 years ago,...

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