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Have your say in shaping the future of Clonakilty

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Headlines

Have you ever wondered what Clonakilty looks like in 3D? Well now’s your chance. On Sunday, November 19 from 9am until 1.30pm after months of painting and constructing models, the town of Clonakilty will come to life in a large...

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Dursey Island project passes first phase in Failte Ireland’s Grant Scheme

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Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Headlines

A new project aimed at increasing tourism in Dursey Island and West Cork has passed the first phase in Failte Ireland’s Grant Scheme for Large Tourism Projects. Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley commented “I am looking...

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Minister Ring visits superb rural initiatives in West Cork

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Headlines

On November 1 the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring TD visited rural initiatives in the West Cork communities of Skibbereen, Drinagh, Clonakilty and Bandon, focussing on projects which have been allocated funding through the Town and Village...

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West Cork farms celebrated at Milk Awards

NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 
The Shannon Family , Shannon Family Farm, Dromgarriff, Ballinascarthy, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
Picture Clare Keogh

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in News

The NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards has awarded the country’s top prize for best quality milk to John and Maria Walsh, from Co Tipperary, who supply their milk to Dairygold Co-op. West Cork farms also celebrated in the awards...

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Issue of childcare a major concern for 72 per cent of female entrepreneurs

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Pictured at the launch of the National Women's Enterprise Day on Thursday 12th October which is being held at Inchydoney were Ciara McGee, LEO South Cork, Pam Sheehan, Burke by Design, Clonakilty & Christine Heffernan, LEO Cork North and West. 

Issue of Childcare a Major Concern for 72% of Female Entrepreneurs
The Juggle of Family and Business Life Still a Struggle for Female Business Leaders
Research findings based on a sample of 150 business women conducted by the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork and Kerry has found that childcare is among the biggest barriers for women starting their own business. It found that more than 70% of female business owners who are mothers find  that childcare costs are a major challenge. The research was carried out ahead of a special event for aspiring female entrepreneurs and female-led businesses across the region in Inchydoney for National Women's Enterprise Day on Thursday 12th October.
More than half feel that setting up a business as a woman is more challenging than it is for  a man with the main reason being that family duties still fall on the woman to manage on a day to day basis. Lack of confidence was also found to be one of the biggest issues facing women wanting to start or grow their small businesses. This is evident from findings on the LEOs’  Women in Business programmes which are run throughout the year.
"Open doors to new markets" is the theme of the event on October 12th and will focus on how established and aspiring businesswomen can tap in to Ireland's rapidly growing digital economy which represents €12.3 billion (6%)of Ireland's GDP. With Irish consumers spending €850,000 per hour online, 24 hours a day, attendees will learn from some of Ireland's top female business leaders about building a better business while also learning to deal with and overcome everyday stresses.
Christine Heffernan, Business Adviser with the Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West said, "Childcare has always bee

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

Research findings based on a sample of 150 business women conducted by the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork and Kerry has found that childcare is among the biggest barriers for women starting their own business. It found that more than...

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Rain, slurry deadlines and housing

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Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

Bursts of heavy rain over the last month has seen grazing conditions across the country compounded with cattle housed in parts. Farmers in West Cork recorded between 40mm and 50mm of rainfall on Tuesday, September 26. In Bantry, some 56mm...

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Celtic Ross Hotel awarded AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence

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Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

The Kingfisher Bar and Bistro at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, under Head Chef Alex Petit, has received an AA Award for Culinary Excellence. The AA has been awarding Rosettes since 1955. This scheme is an award, not a classification,...

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St. Joseph’s in Clonakilty looks back on 50 years of educating young girls

Infants Class 1967-1968

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

On Thursday, October 19, St. Joseph’s Girls NS, Clonakilty will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special mass in Clonakilty Parish Church at 10am, celebrated by Mons. O’Driscoll. Following mass, a general invitation is issued to past pupils, and anyone...

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