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Dunmanway tackles food waste

Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Headlines

Dunmanway Family Resource Centre is one of the first organisations in West Cork to sign up with Food Cloud, in connection with Aldi in Dunmanway, making a limited amount of fresh food available to those who want or need it....

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Doors open in newly revamped Schull Community College

Posted on: 11th April, 2017 in Headlines

Schull teachers and students of Coláiste Pobail Scoil Mhuire (Schull Community College) were excited to open the doors on their newly revamped college last week. Schull Community College, which offers a comprehensive programme of education, opened in 1983 catering for...

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West Cork aid worker forced to wade through snake-infested swamps to help support civilians fleeing war

Posted on: 11th April, 2017 in Headlines

An Irish aid worker has revealed how petrified civilians are hiding in snake-infested swamps to avoid getting killed by militia in war-ravaged South Sudan. Nellie Kingston, who works with Concern Worldwide, has been responding to the crisis in the East...

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New community building in Ballydehob nearing completion

Posted on: 11th April, 2017 in Headlines

A final push is on to complete a new community building in Ballydehob. Fundraising for the outdoor education centre at An Sanctoir has been ongoing for several years and the latest successful phase means that a turf roof can now...

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Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-op wins overall ‘Green Business of the Year’ award

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Headlines

Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-operative Society won the top accolade ‘Green Business of the Year’ at last weeks prestigious Green Awards 2017 attended by over 500 professionals in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin. Beating off stiff competition from a range of well-known successful...

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Trinity exhibition honours West Cork botanist

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Headlines

Ellen Hutchins of Ballylickey (1785 – 1815), Ireland’s first female botanist, is being celebrated by an exhibition in Trinity College Dublin, hosted by the Botany Department there. Spectacular seaweed specimens, collected by Ellen in Bantry Bay over 200 years ago,...

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3,000 people to attend events throughout Local Enterprise Week

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Headlines

More than 3,000 people will attend business events in Cork from Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 10, as part of Local Enterprise Week. The Local Enterprise Offices of South Cork, Cork North and West and Cork City have announced...

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€1m in funding sought for a new Air Ambulance

Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Headlines

€1m in funding is being sought for a new Air Ambulance Service for Munster, which will be officially launched later this year. Operating out of Cork Airport, the distinct red-coloured helicopter is a mobile intensive care unit, which is staffed...

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