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Spike Island named ’Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the 2017 World Travel Awards

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Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Headlines

Cork County Council’s Fortress Spike Island has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the 2017 World Travel Awards 2017, seeing off a shortlist, which included the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and the Colosseum. The 104-acre island was a monastic...

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€5.5 Million confirmed for housing in West Cork

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Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Headlines

Cork South West TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed that Dunmanway and Rosscarbery areas are to receive funding to purchase and construct additional houses to assist local families who are currently on...

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Cape Clear residents looking for support to preserve ‘Access for All’ on island

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Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Headlines

Cape Clear Island residents are looking for support to preserve one of the most outstanding natural amenities on the Island to maintain public access and conservation. The Cape Clear Trust needs to raise €60,000 to purchase the site, which comprises...

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Bantry Harbour Marina officially opens

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

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

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

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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Brookpark Community Enterprise Centre

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

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

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.
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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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