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West Cork protests water fluoridation

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Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in Headlines

Two public protests will take place in West Cork in January as part of the West Cork Fluoride Free Campaign. The first protest will be held on The Fair Green in Macroom on Saturday, January 18 followed by one at...

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Urgent action required after Council confirms €3.5 million in damages caused to Cork coastline

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Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in Headlines

West Cork Fine Gael Councillor Noel O’Donovan reiterated his call for an urgent response to the unprecedented damage caused to coastal communities around the West Cork area. His comments come after Cork County Council confirmed at Mondays full council meeting...

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€20,000 allocated to assist in the provision of children’s activity zone in Dunmanway

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Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in Headlines

Dunmanway based, Independent councillor, Mr. Declan Hurley has warmly welcomed the allocation of €20,000 announced by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs yesterday, towards the re-location of the Dunmanway Playground to provide a new children’s activity zone. According to Mr....

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Teaching a vital life skill

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Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in News

The Water School at Pearson’s Bridge in Ballylickey opened five years ago to answer the need for a dedicated swimming school in this area. Since then the school has taught over 4000 people to swim, both adults and children. Swimming...

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Focus Ireland Meetings to be held in Macroom and Bandon

Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in News

Focus Ireland is a registered charity that works to prevent people becoming, remaining or returning to homelessness. Due to the noticeable increase in the number of phone calls received by the charity from outside the Cork city radius, it has...

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Coding kids camp out at Quality

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Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in News

November 2013 saw the first ever Camp CoderDojo take place at the Quality Hotel in Clonakilty, West Cork. Attended by 170 kids, mentors and parents from all over Ireland, the event which was sponsored by SouthWestern and the Quality Hotel,...

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Clonakilty welcomes its first dedicated yoga studio

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Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in News

Unity Yoga (formerly of Cork City) has set up home in a charming space on Spiller’s Lane in Clonakilty; next to the Olivebranch Natural Food Store, two floors above Cafe on the Lane. The studio itself is warm, bright, and...

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Run the right way to health

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Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in News

What is the best way to get started if you’re considering taking up running? Ask a close friend or work colleague with similar fitness levels to run with you. Working as a pair means you can motivate each other. Pick...

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