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‘Operation Transformation’ for Young Beef Farmers

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Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

The Young Beef Farmer Sustainability Programme, a year-long training programme dubbed as ‘Operation Transformation’ for beef farmers was launched by Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet and Dawn Meats at the Ploughing Championships. The initiative is focused on developing future...

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Macra President welcomes publication of EU Young Farmer Survey

Kinsale Macra’s president Paul O’Regan (centre) pictured with Kinsale members Selina O’Donovan and Mark O’Donovan after Paul was rewarded with a Gold Leadership Distinction Award at this year’s Macra na Feirme county officer training in Athlone. As Paul received Gold he is now eligible to participate as a Macra representative on a number of overseas seminars, including the European Rally for young people.

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

Speaking from the European Parliament in Brussels, Macra na Feirme National President James Healy has welcomed publication of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) Survey of young farmers. The Young Farmer Survey entitled ‘Building a Sustainable Sector’ was an...

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Vital role of Focus in the West Cork community highlighted at Open Morning

l-r: Elva Barron, Lee Cole, Professor Marcellino Smyth, Jim Daly TD, Fiona Brennan, Toufik Messabih, Mary Russell at the NLN Open Day in Cloankilty.

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

Minister Jim Daly TD was on hand to support the National Learning Network Focus Programme during its Open Morning at the Supervalu Complex in Clonakilty on Monday, September 11. The Focus programme offers rehabilitative training to those who are dealing...

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Clonakilty Food Company opens new production facility in Clonakilty

The cutting of the ribbon at Clonakilty Food Co.’s new production facility on Western Road, Clonakilty with well-wishers. L-R: Patrick Twomey, Colette Twomey MD of Clonakilty Food Co., Ed Twomey, Tara McCarthy CEO of Bord Bia and Jonathan Twomey.

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia, on Monday officially opened Clonakilty Food Company’s new c. 5,000sq metre factory in the town of Clonakilty with MD Colette Twomey. The new production facility houses administration offices, new product development facilities and distribution....

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Beara student one of three Cork students awarded €20,000 scholarship by Naughton Foundation

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Science teachers Kathleen Dwyer & Alan Sheehy, scholar Daragh Crowley from Beara Community School, Castletownbere, County Cork, Martin Naughton, an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Carmel Naughton at the 2017 Naughton Foundation Scholarship awards held at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin.-photo Kieran Harnett

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in News

Since its establishment in 2008, Naughton Foundation Scholarships worth over €4million have been presented to 175 remarkable young people in the fields of science, engineering and technology in publicly funded third level institutions in Ireland, north and south. On September...

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International success for Skibb rowers

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Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in News

Last Friday was a remarkable day for Rowing Ireland as two of the three Irish crews competing at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota took Gold. Skibbereen’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan have become World Champions of the lightweight...

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Launch of Clonakilty Community Youth Centre fundraising drive

The Mayor of Clonakilty John Loughnan, is pictured cutting the tape to launch the fundraising for the building of the Clonakilty Community Youth Centre at Deasy's Car Park. Pic: Paddy Feen.

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in News

The official launch of a ‘fundometer’ at the proposed new Clonakilty Community Youth Centre, next to Deasy’s carpark, took place on September 7. Passersby on the bypass road will have noticed the large sign, which was recently installed on the...

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Aware Relatives and Friends Programme coming to Cork this October

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in News

Aware, Ireland’s leading organisation providing support, education and information services around depression and bipolar disorder has announced that the new Relatives and Friends Programme will be available to the people of Cork this October. The free programme, six hours over...

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