Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally 2017

Posted on: 6th February, 2017

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

The 39th running of the Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally will take place from March 18 to 19, 2017 with Greg McCarthy as Clerk of the Course for a third year. The club are delighted to have the Quality Hotel back again as title sponsors; the hotel is once again also the Rally Headquarters. Once again organisers will have the support of the West Cork rally fundraising committee and additional support from Jim Davis and Co, Cork County Council, and Failte Ireland.

The Rally is a round of the following championships: Round 2 of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship; Round 1 of the FIA Celtic Trophy; Round 1 of the PlasticBags.ie Southern 4 Rally Championship; Round 2 of the Cork Motor Club Championship.

It will be 40 years since the rally first ran in 1977, and to celebrate this Greg has decided to introduce a new feature for this year’s event, the final stage of the first day will run in darkness. The format will see four stages tackled twice on the first day as usual, but a ninth stage will run in the dark to round off the first day providing drivers with an exciting challenge over some classic roads.

The second day will have six more stages, three stages to be run twice with a service after the first three stages. The Entry fee is being held at €725, but unfortunately due to the unavoidable increase in insurance a levy of €375 has to be added to the fee for a two day event.

Regulations will be available to download shortly from both www.westcorkrally.com and www.corkmotorclub.com.

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County Council host 'Dursey Cable Car Community Information Evening' Tuesday 23rd April 2019 6-8pm in the Lehanmore Community Centre, Garnish, Beara peninsula.

Cork County Council, in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, is currently planning the development of the Dursey Island Cable Car and Visitor Centre valued at approximately €7 million.

Following on from the very successful community information evening held in Glengarriff in late March, Cork County Council propose to hold a further information evening to engage with the community and all stakeholders in regards to development of the Cable Car and Visitor Centre.

This information event, happening in the Lehanmore Community Centre, Garnish, aims to update the local community and industry stakeholders on the status of the project and to seek comments and observations. It will afford the local community and industry stakeholders an additional opportunity to comment on the current preliminary design which will be on display on the evening.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy is encouraging everybody with an interest to attend this meeting, “It is vital to the success of this project to get input from the community and the feedback from these events will go into the overall design to help shape the Dursey Island cable car and visitor centre’s development into an iconic tourist experience that brings with it great benefits to the Beara region”

The third of three community information meetings on the development, this upcoming meeting, in Lehanmore Community Centre, will close the current series of formal information events. It is intended that a new series will commence post planning consent in late 2019 or early 2020.
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