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Fun runners to light up Skibbereen in aid of local charities

Posted on: 10th February, 2014 in News

Sold out in under one week, with over 750 competitors ranging from four to 74, Skibbereen’s inaugural Glow in the Dark 5k charity fun run will take place on Friday  February 21. The run is non competitive and the organising...

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Parkrun comes to Clonakilty

Posted on: 10th February, 2014 in News

February 2014 will see Parkrun coming to the Show Grounds in Clonakilty where a new 1.25 km running trail has recently been constructed around the ground’s perimeter. This free weekly event is hosted by the Clonakilty Roadrunners AC and with...

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West Cork charity walk for cancer research

Posted on: 10th February, 2014 in News

Cork Cancer Research Centre is asking you to don your walking shoes and take part in the Castletownshend to Skibbereen 9km fundraising walk on Sunday February 23. Over the past 13 years, the walk has gone from strength to strength,...

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Illustrated talk in Kinsale in support of whale and dolphin conservation in Irish waters

Posted on: 10th February, 2014 in News

Pádraig Whooley of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) is delivering an illustrated talk at Kinsale Yacht Club on Friday, February 28 at 8pm. This event is being organised by Kinsale Yacht Club.  Proceeds from this talk will help...

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West Cork RNLI lifeboats bring 128 people to safety in 2013

Posted on: 10th February, 2014 in News

RNLI lifeboats from four stations in West Cork — Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Baltimore and Castletownbere — launched a total of 108 times in 2013 saving the lives of 128 people. Overall in Ireland, 1,278 people were rescued. The figures released by...

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O’Sullivan pushes for Greenway Trail to start in Clonakilty

Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in News

The greenway trail for West Cork which is due to go to design stage must begin in Clonakilty according to Clonakilty based county councillor Christopher O’Sullivan. His comments came at a meeting of the council’s western committee, where councillors were...

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Account of controversial killings in Dunmanway

Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in News

Massacre in West Cork: The Dunmanway and Ballygroman Killings by Barry Keane is a book that gives a definitive account of the controversial killings in Dunmanway, West Cork, during the Truce. The deaths in and around Dunmanway in 1922 have...

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Unregulated fishing will lead to collapse of the Irish sprat stock

Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in News

Dear Editor, In January 2013, I wrote to Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney, TD, highlighting the problem of unsustainable inshore trawling for sprat off the Irish south west coast. There is currently no quota on sprat in...

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