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A healthy dose of music

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in News

I first met Kevin O’Shanahan two weeks ago on a sombre morning at the gates of Cork Prison. Kevin is a musician, a trained psychiatric nurse and the coordinator of the West Cork Mental Health Services. He was there to...

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West Cork farms celebrated at Milk Awards

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in News

The NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards has awarded the country’s top prize for best quality milk to John and Maria Walsh, from Co Tipperary, who supply their milk to Dairygold Co-op. West Cork farms also celebrated in the awards...

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Issue of childcare a major concern for 72 per cent of female entrepreneurs

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

Research findings based on a sample of 150 business women conducted by the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork and Kerry has found that childcare is among the biggest barriers for women starting their own business. It found that more than...

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Rain, slurry deadlines and housing

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in Farming

Bursts of heavy rain over the last month has seen grazing conditions across the country compounded with cattle housed in parts. Farmers in West Cork recorded between 40mm and 50mm of rainfall on Tuesday, September 26. In Bantry, some 56mm...

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Celtic Ross Hotel awarded AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

The Kingfisher Bar and Bistro at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, under Head Chef Alex Petit, has received an AA Award for Culinary Excellence. The AA has been awarding Rosettes since 1955. This scheme is an award, not a classification,...

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St. Joseph’s in Clonakilty looks back on 50 years of educating young girls

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in News

On Thursday, October 19, St. Joseph’s Girls NS, Clonakilty will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special mass in Clonakilty Parish Church at 10am, celebrated by Mons. O’Driscoll. Following mass, a general invitation is issued to past pupils, and anyone...

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‘Operation Transformation’ for Young Beef Farmers

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

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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