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A maritime take on Irish history

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in News

Despite being an island nation, interest in the marine in Ireland has been neglected. John Thuillier’s new book will change that. Kinsale Harbour – A History (The Collins Press, price €19.99) offers an examination of aspects of Irish history, urban...

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Two new classes for students with Autism opening in Scoil Phádraig Naofa in Bandon

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in News

Scoil Phádraig Naofa in Bandon has been sanctioned an additional two extra classes for students with ASD, which will open in September 2014.  Currently the school has an Early Intervention class for students with ASD aged between two and a...

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Effects of the Great Famine in West Cork clearly illustrated in panels at Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

When a humanitarian crisis happens anywhere in the world today, the children of the poor are generally its first victims. Sadly, this was once the case in West Cork too. Recently-installed panels on the Great Famine at Skibbereen Heritage Centre show...

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Spirit of musician Jim Dowling remembered by Glengarriff Festival

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

June 20  to 22 sees the second Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Traditional Music Festival take place in Glengarriff. The festival looks to revive the tradition of Uilleann piping in the area and is a must for all piping and...

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Clon elects five Mayors in historic election

Posted on: 29th May, 2014 in Headlines

The inaugural and historic Clonakilty Mayoral Council election held at Scoil na mBuachaillí on Saturday, May 24 saw 1,588 people (36 per cent of the electorate) returning to vote a day after the County Council and Euro Elections. Eight candidates...

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Clonakilty to host a stage-end finish of 2014 An Post Rás

Posted on: 6th May, 2014 in News

For the first time since 1995, Clonakilty will host a stage-end finish of the 2014 An Post Rás eight-day international cycle race. The Rás is included on the prestigious Union Cycliste Internationale Calendar of Cycle races. As such it is...

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Annual motorcycle fundraiser for Crumlin aims to complete Cancer unit

Posted on: 6th May, 2014 in News

Over 150 motorcyclists and pillions will take part in the annual Cork motorcycle fundraiser, the ‘Motorbike Run to West Cork’, in aid of St. John’s Cancer ward at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin this May. Now in its fourth year,...

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Carbery Housing Association aims to provide an alternative to repossession for mortgage holders

Posted on: 6th May, 2014 in News

The current housing crisis in Ireland — with 100,000 families in need of housing, and 20,000 more at risk of repossession — is probably the most important and understated social problem of our day. While thousands need homes or at...

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