Who is Raif Badawi?

6th August, 2019

by Mary Grover, Clonakilty Amnesty Group Raif Badawi is 35 and Saudi Arabian. This does not make for easy reading but we hope that you continue. Since 2012 he has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. He was sentenced to seven...

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Go wild at the 2019 Ellen Hutchins Festival

6th August, 2019

The Ellen Hutchins Festival is back in Bantry and the surrounding area this month during Heritage Week (August 17-25) with an increased range of activities, many of which are free. Participation and learning are key features of the festival and...

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Island ferry tales

6th August, 2019

Cork-based production company Wombat Media will be launching an innovative virtual reality documentary set on Cape Clear Island this August Bank Holiday Weekend, as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival. Wombat Media is a video production studio specialising in factual...

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HSE’s new model of care for lymphoedema patients still a long way off…

6th August, 2019

In 2017, Caroline Costello from Cork developed secondary lymphoedema as a result of cancer treatment. Six months ago, Caroline paid for a surgery in the UK called lymphaticovenular anastomosis (LVA), an effective treatment for early lymphoedema, which isn’t available in...

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West Cork prevails in the High Court

6th August, 2019

Fiona Hayes reports The Save Bantry Bay Kelp Campaign and Save Our Skibbereen (SOS) Campaign groups are celebrating success in the High Court in Dublin this week. On Monday, Justice Deirdre Murphy ruled that the court had no jurisdiction to...

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New model of Lusitania ‘launched’ in Courtmacsherry

5th July, 2019

It’s full steam ahead in Courtmacsherry for the erection of a replica model at the entrance to the village of the ill-fated ocean liner RMS Lusitania, which will be officially ‘launched’ at 4pm on Sunday, July 14 by historian, author...

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Bantry is Ireland’s Best Kept Town

5th July, 2019

Bantry is the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town competition, 2019. The results were announced this week at an awards ceremony in Farmleigh House. Bantry also won the Best Kept Small Town category. Arklow, County Wicklow won the Best...

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All you need to know about Clonakilty’s new Bike Circus

5th July, 2019

Next to Clonakilty’s Spiller’s Lane, in the ‘Christmas Tree yard’, you will find a hive of activity. In recent weeks a dedicated team of volunteers has launched West Cork’s first community bicycle workshop.  The space was launched on June 6...

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