Person trapped in sea inlet off Dunworley beach, #WestCork – rescued by @CourtmacRNLI & Old Head/Seven Heads @IrishCoastguard Unit

Person trapped in sea inlet off Dunworley beach, #WestCork – rescued by @CourtmacRNLI & Old Head/Seven Heads @IrishCoastguard Unit

25 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Courtmacsherry All Weather Trent Class RNLI Lifeboat was called out this evening Thursday, just after 5 pm, to go to the immediate aid of a person who had got trapped in a sea inlet / sinkhole just off the slipway at Dunworley Beach near Butlerstown in West […]

West Cork Literary Festival: online chat with Douglas author Billy O’Callaghan

West Cork Literary Festival: online chat with Douglas author Billy O’Callaghan

24 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Billy O’Callaghan’s new novel Life Sentences is the sweeping and immersive story of one ordinary family in Ireland, and their extraordinary journey over three generations and more than a century of famine, war, violence and love. At sixteen Nancy leaves her small island for the mainland, the only member of her […]

West Cork business award named in honour of Lord David Puttnam

West Cork business award named in honour of Lord David Puttnam

20 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Network Ireland West Cork’s online event on February 22nd marks the launch of their 2021 awards. Keynote speaker for the evening, Lord Puttnam (often mispelled as Puttman) knows the value of awards having recently launched ‘The Puttnam Award’, in collaboration with Fastnet Film Festival. Lord Puttnam is also […]

#WestSchool unveils €10.5 million state-of-the-art extension

#WestSchool unveils €10.5 million state-of-the-art extension

19 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie This is the first school in Ireland to unveil spaces which were designed using the Department of Education and Skills ‘Schools of the Future’ room layouts The students of Clonakilty Community College in West Cork are in for a big surprise when they return to school after months of lockdown. Governed by […]

New COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) will provide welcome boost for struggling Cork businesses

New COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) will provide welcome boost for struggling Cork businesses

17 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie New COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) will provide welcome boost for struggling Cork businesses Cork Senator Tim Lombard has welcoming the new nationwide €60 million COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) which will provide be a support for struggling businesses. The funding for the COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) […]

PROPERTY: 2-storey house in West Cork for €75,000 includes a Civil war memorial

PROPERTY: 2-storey house in West Cork for €75,000 includes a Civil war memorial

14 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A charming, two-storey house in the picturesque West Cork village of Drimoleague is among the properties listed for Youbid.ie’s next online auction on February 18. The 80 sq mts property is an end of terrace, two-bedroom residence conveniently positioned in the centre of the village. The house features […]

WEST CORK: 13 million euro Castletownbere Waste Water Treatment Scheme #WWTP

WEST CORK: 13 million euro Castletownbere Waste Water Treatment Scheme #WWTP

11 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Irish Water is has begun works on the Castletownbere Sewerage Scheme. The new wastewater treatment plant and sewerage infrastructure to be constructed as part of this scheme will eliminate the discharge of untreated wastewater from Castletownbere into Bantry Bay. Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, […]

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY: Rents for Cork City now average €1,452 which is up 4.8% year on year (Q4 2020)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY: Rents for Cork City now average €1,452 which is up 4.8% year on year (Q4 2020)

8 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Rents in Munster rose 8.8% year-on-year, reflecting a sharp fall in availability – just 232 homes were available to rent on February 1, down by nearly half compared to a year ago. In Cork City, rents have risen by 4.8% in the last year and the average rent […]

’tis freezin’ in Cork like

’tis freezin’ in Cork like

8 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A Met Éireann Weather Advisory is currently in place for Ireland with temperatures forecasted in low single figures by day and sharp or severe frosts and icy patches at night, resulting in possible hazardous conditions on roads and paths. Cork County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team attended Met […]

New Church leader in #WestCork @DrPaulColton @CorkCofI

New Church leader in #WestCork @DrPaulColton @CorkCofI

5 February 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Religious News The appointment of the Reverend Ivan Ruiters to be the new Incumbent of Kinneigh Union of Parishes in West Cork (Church of Ireland) was announced in October. Today, in a short Service broadcast online from Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, the Reverend Ivan Ruiters was instituted […]

Strategic review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service @COSullivanTD

Strategic review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service @COSullivanTD

4 February 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie A strategic review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), aimed at assessing and reviewing how the body works, is now underway, Cork South West Deputy and Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Biodiversity, Christopher O’Sullivan has said. Deputy O’Sullivan commented, “I’m glad to see work starting on the […]

#WinterReady – Salt Bins available for Residents Associations and Community Groups

#WinterReady – Salt Bins available for Residents Associations and Community Groups

2 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As part of Cork County Council’s Winter Service Plan, a limited number of salt bins are being made available to Residents Associations and Community Groups on a shared funding basis. Under this initiative, the Council will make bins and salt available at a subsidised rate to aid Community […]

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