[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per […]

[Audio] Glengarriff former resident to get Oscar?

18th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A former resident of West Cork is tipped to win a prestigious lifetime achievement award at next year’s Oscars ceremony! Maureen O’Hara has never received an Academy Award despite starring in 64 movies, including classics such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Miracle on 34th Street, and […]

LISTEN: The Wild Atlantic Way – Audio Tour

13 August 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500km tourist driving route marketed by Failte Ireland Some have called it ‘Ireland’s Route 66’ It uses existing roads on the Western Seaboard of Ireland, from Kinsale to Donegal Listen back to this 5 part audio tour In July/August 2014 David O’Sullivan […]

[Audio] Bantry welcomes home maritime team

29th July 2014, 6am By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland’s winning team in an an international competition for maritime skills are back in West Cork A homecoming celebration took place in the Square Bantry last night for “Team Ireland” They collected gold in Brittany, France at the “Atlantic Challenge” competition which finished on Sunday. Ireland beat […]

[Audio] Clonakilty Model village celebrates 20th birthday

25th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie One of West Cork’s most popular tourist attractions is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Model Village in Clonakilty is an outdoor scale model of picturesque West Cork towns as they appeared in the 1940s, it includes Clonakilty, Kinsale, Dunmanway and Bandon. It’s popular with both children and adults […]

Cork politician speaks of her personal experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

Cork politician speaks of her personal experiences in Bessboro Mother and Baby home

16 July 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A Cork politician has spoken publicly for the first time about how she was born in a mother and baby home, and then went on to visit the same institution 17 years later when she became pregnant. Yoghal based County Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley spoke about her own experiences […]

[Audio] Cllr/Psychologist is new Chair of HSE South Regional Forum

[Audio] Cllr/Psychologist is new Chair of HSE South Regional Forum

12th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor of Cork City has been elected chairman of the HSE South Regional Health Forum. The forum is a place where elected Councillors from across Munster have the chance to put questions to HSE officials. Many topical issues are raised throughout the year including: progress […]

[Audio] Cork celebrates it’s fine food

29th June 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Final preparations are being made for major showcase of Cork’s artisan food producers which takes place tomorrow in the City. It will feature a celebrity chef, several local food producers, a handful of food start-ups, add a “sprinkling” of major retailers! The Cork & Kerry Food Forum […]

[Audio] Mizen Primary Health care centre opened by Minister

14th June 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A “primary health care centre” has been officially opened in Schull. Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care Alex White TD, travelled to West Cork yesterday afternoon. The Centre covers the Mizen Peninsula spanning Goleen, Crookhaven, Schull, Ballydehob, and Durrus. The […]

AUDIO: Clonakilty Town Council has it’s last ordinary meeting #WestCork #Well

7 May 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Town Council has held it’s final “statutory meeting” Every Town Council across Ireland is being abolished on May 31st as part of Local Government Reform, and County Council’s will take-over what used to be done locally. However, abolition means that the concept of a “Mayor” is also […]

Cork County Council loses another function

16 July 2012 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Editorial: Councils across Ireland are voting themselves out of existence as their race to become like the Seanad. Cork County Council already dumped its waste collection business. It will lose water to “Irish Water”, and now it has lost its role in waste collection permits. A QUANGO called […]