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West Cork Mental Health Services champion an arts approach to recovery

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Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Health & Lifestyle

West Cork Mental Health Services (WCMHS) is currently developing community services in the Skibbereen area, including a new space at 49 North Street. The goal of North Street is to provide a creative space to promote recovery and wellness. The...

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Deborah and Roberta unlock students’ potential at La Fenice Beauty Academy

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Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in News

On Saturday, September 16 mother and daughter team Deborah Cortimiglia and Roberta Mingione officially opened their new beauty college in Clonakilty. La Fenice Academy caters for a wide range of educational needs, offering part-time and full-time courses, year-round, in hair...

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Warmer Homes Scheme accepting applications for 2017/2018

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in News

West Cork Development Partnership is accepting applications for the Warmer Homes Scheme 2017/2018. The scheme, which has been in operation in West Cork since 2008 and covers most parts of Cork and South Kerry, is for the installation of attic...

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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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New tours give a taste of the Lee Valley

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in News

When she’s not stopping on the way home to Ballingeary to pick giant breakfast mushrooms or foraging other edible delights, Dorothy O’Tuama is busy giving tours and taste trips around the Lee Valley. The Lee Valley Taste Trail is a...

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More than €30,000 raised for charity as crowds flock to Ford 100 Fest in Ballinascarthy

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Martin O'Sullivan, Innishannon and James Keohane, Ballinhassig, with their Ford County at the Ford 100 Fest  held at the Old Ford Farm, Ballinascarthy to mark the Ford Centenary.

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in News

The West Cork Vintage Ploughing and Threshing Association’s Ford 100 Fest, which took place on the ancestral home farm of Henry Ford at Crohane, Ballinascarthy last Sunday was attended by an incredible crowd of approximately 10,000. All monies raised at...

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