Clonakilty Chamber Director appointed to new Board to oversee growth at Cork Airport

Posted on: 10th March, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Solicitor Emma O’Brien, a Director of Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to a new development board for Cork Airport. The appointment of Emma by Minister Leo Varadkar has come about as a result of lobbying by Fine Gael TD Jim Daly to have a Development Council formed to support the growth of Cork Airport and to include a representative from the West Cork region on the Council.

The purpose of the Development Council is to ensure strong engagement and alignment with key stakeholders in the region ensuring common understanding of the issues, opportunities and operating performance of the airport and to drive coordinated action to further develop Cork airport.

The Council will provide a forum for its members to be informed of Cork Airport activities and for its members to provide timely policy level feedback and advice on matters relating to community and the growth and development of Cork Airport, helping to drive more traffic through Cork Airport on a sustained basis for the benefit of the region as a whole.

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Sponsored Cycle in aid of Enable Ireland. 20 miles or a 6-mile walk across some of the most scenic roads in West Cork, on Sunday, 26th June 2016, beginning at 3pm from Coppeen, Enniskeane.

A free t-shirt will be given to participants on registration on the day.

All monies raised will be donated to Enable Ireland at the Lavanagh Centre, Cork.

There will be a draw with numerous prizes on the day including 200 euro worth of volchours & free bike & bike accessories for all who participate on the day.

Homemade refreshments will be supplied for all who attend!

Sponsorship cards available from Joe 087 1469473 or Geraldine 0860764926. Sponsorship also taken on the day.

All support will be greatly appreciated!! :)
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The Bandon Music Festival returns for its 20th year this June bank holiday weekend, 3rd to 5th June, with new and familiar faces added to the line-up of musical talent. The festival’s headline acts are two of Ireland’s top rock bands The Riptide Movement and Delorentos with support local act Ruby Jude and Jupe.

Saturday’s headline, The Riptide Movement blew-up the Irish music scene in 2014 with their number one album “Getting Through” and string of Top 10 singles. In a bid to support local talent, The Riptide Movement will be joined by opening act Ruby Jude.

Sunday’s main stage will be home to Choice Music Award winners, Delorentos, a Dublin-based Irish alternative rock band. The band have released five critically acclaimed albums since 2007, with their latest single 'Home Again' taken from their fifth album Night Becomes Light.

Supporting Delorentos will be Jupe. Last year, Jupe released their single, Rocket with producer Billy Farrell (Ryan Sheridan, The Corrs, Brian Kennedy).

This year the festival will also have Music, Street Entertainment and Amusements on Saturday at Riverview Shopping Centre and on the Main Street in Bandon and on Sunday on Oliver Plunkett Street we will have Colin Deady and The Shruggs performing free along with children's activities and amusements.

Tickets are on sale now from O’Farrell’s Newsagents Bandon priced just: €15 per adult day pass, €20 per adult weekend pass, €15 per teenager weekend pass, €10 per teenager day pass, accompanied under 13’s are free. Tickets will also be available from the Bandon Music Festival box office at the venue. Gates open each night at 6.30pm.
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Kilcrohane Music Night in aid of Meningitis charity

Bantry woman, Margaret Murnane is holding a Music Night fundraiser in Eileen’s Bar in Kilcrohane on Friday 20th May in aid of the national charity, Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF). This event will kick off at 9pm and will be filled with live music provided by Roxy John & Frank with special guests, amazing raffle prizes and a great atmosphere. All are welcome and proceeds from the event and the raffle will be used by MRF to raise awareness of meningitis, support families affected by the diseases and contribute to vital medical research.

Margaret decided to support this cause because as she said: “My 8 year old grandson Kye is a tragic victim of meningitis and septicaemia, who has had life-changing, multiple amputations, and is facing months of more surgical procedures and skin grafts. The fundraiser is also to raise awareness of how serious and devastating meningitis and septicaemia are.”

Every year in Ireland, almost 200 people will contract meningitis and septicaemia (the blood poisoning form of the disease). On average one in 10 of those will die and one in three survivors will be left with severe after effects, such as brain damage, amputations or deafness.

MRF Ireland Manager, Monika Marchlewicz, said: “This event is a fantastic opportunity for the community to get involved and support our cause and we are extremely grateful to Margaret and her family for organising this fundraiser. We rely on voluntary donations to fund our vital work into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicemia, so their generosity enables us to continue our work.”

For more information on this event, please contact Margaret on: 087 1326020.

For information on the signs and symptoms of meningitis, please visit the charity’s website: or contact their helpline on: 1800 41 3344
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