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Global Shares to create 80 new jobs

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Headlines

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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Ford 100 Fest on Ford family farm to mark 100 years of Ford in Ireland

(l to r) Don Coakley, Chairman, West Cork Vintage Ploughing & Threshing Association and Ciarán McMahon, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland.
Launch of Ford 100 Fest 
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Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Headlines

The West Cork Vintage Ploughing and Threshing Association’s Ford 100 Fest will take place on the ancestral home-farm of Henry Ford at Crohane, Ballinascarthy on Sunday, August 27. Billed as a great day out for the whole family, the event...

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A Taste of West Cork Food Festival launches delectable programme

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Pictured at the launch of ‘A Taste of West Cork Food Festival’ 2017, at Kalbos@Uillinn, Skibbereen were: from left: Sharon Corcoran, Director of Touriism, Cork County Council; Cllr. Declan Hurley, Mayor of the County of Cork and Helen Collins, chairperson "A Taste of West Cork Food Festival".  The group are pictured in front of one of the William Crozierr landscapes which is on display in the West Cork Arts Centre.
Expanding its reach even further this year, the Festival (8th-17th September), will now host over 230 culinary and adventure events across 36 towns and villages and 8 islands. The Festival will welcome visitors to a foodie’s paradise, with several national and international chefs preparing culinary-themed feasts in local restaurants, food tastings al fresco, foraging walks, open-air markets, seminars, cook-offs, masterclasses and intimate evenings with local artisan food producers imparting their culinary wisdom. For more see www.atasteofwestcork.com or follow the conversation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Headlines

Variety is the spice of life, and it is a spice that this year’s A Taste of West Cork Food Festival has in abundance! With 33 guest chefs, and a plethora of events for families, friends, couples, and food-lovers alike,...

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Clune to lobby new Minister on Seven Heads Peninsula decision

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Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in Headlines

Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce Deirdre Clune has met with and is supporting campaigners in Cork whose are lobbying to include the Seven Heads Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way signposted route. MEP Clune has...

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Bantry Bay Port Company welcomes first liner to Bantry Bay in almost 30 years

MS Prinsendam

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in Headlines

Holland America Lines, MS Prinsendam made her maiden call to Bantry Bay Harbour on June 12 on what was to be the first visit of a cruise liner to Bantry in almost 30 years. Carrying over 800 passengers, MS Prinsendam...

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Rathbarry is Ireland’s Best Kept Town 2017

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Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in Headlines

Rathbarry is the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town competition, 2017. The results were announced on June 20 at an awards ceremony in Farmleigh House. Rathbarry also won the Best Kept Village category. Kenmare, County Kerry  won the Best...

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Beara students recognised for novel use of STEM at awards showcase

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Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Headlines

Students from Beara Community School, Castletownbere were presented with the first STEM and Social Innovation Award sponsored by AbbVie at the 2017 Young Social Innovators of the Year Award. The awards were held in the Convention Centre Dublin earlier this...

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Proud moment for West Cork at National Volunteer Awards

6/5/2017  "Clonakilty do the double in the in Croke Park" - Deric Ó hArtagáin from TV3 pictured with Clonakilty Irish Red Cross Volunteers Duncan Rose and John Joe Lyons who won "Young volunteer of the Year" and "Volunteer of the Year" respectively at the awards cermony in held in Croke Park. Photo Jonathan Tyner

Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Headlines

On May 6 Clonakilty man John Joe Lyons was named as the 2017 Irish Red Cross Volunteer of The Year on Saturday whilst 13-year-old Duncan Rose received the Irish Red Cross Young Volunteer of The Year Award. John Joe and...

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