August 2016 issue



  • The Harte and O’Donovan brothers in Rio – John Bohane caught up with both sets of brothers before they headed south.
  • Local sports achievements – Hannah Sexton, Timoleague – U-16 All-Ireland Bowling champ; Mike Keohane, Rosscarbery, wins at the European Transplant & Dialysis Championships and Kinsale’s John Murphy won the Munster Boy’s golfing title in Dromoland.
  • Other successes – Darragh O’Donovan awarded the Society of Radiographers Professional Award for Academic Achievement in Edinburgh, Brian O’Donovan’s golfing achievement
    Success of women in business and in the community: Niamh Sammon, the proactive Manager of Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon ; Dolores Madden, Innishannon, appointed Marketing Director of Hidden Hearing ; Emerald de Leeuw who features in our Women in Business series; Noreen Murphy of Lisheens House, honoured with a Cork Person of the Month award; Odette Ellis won the Eileen Hayes Carer of the Year award and the legal ladies who took a stand on the proposal to close Skibbereen Courthouse. Sr. Alphonsus received the Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifica medal, Bernard Greaves, secretary of the Kinsale Lions for 17 years, honoured.
    Bandon and Skibbereen flood relief schemes, gravel in the River Bandon remains a contentious issue
  • Bandon people concerned that the aborted Drainage/Sewerage Scheme will be delayed further by the decision of the government to set up an expert committee to look into Irish Water
  • Local TD Jim Daly – vocal criticism of the inability of Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny to announce the date of his departure
  • West Cork hotels, The Westlodge, Bantry and the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen undertaking major refurbishments
  • Make Your Mark on Cancer walk
  • Students of Bantry debs/grads
  • Rossa College and St. Fachtna’s in Skibbereen took a trip down memory lane
  • August festivals, regattas, threshings and concerts in West Cork -Nathan Carter in Timoleague, Bandon Walled Town Festival, music season in Uillinn, Skibbereen, Schull, Kinsale, Courtmacsherry and Baltimore maritime activities
    Ballabuidhe in Dunmanway and threshing in Drimoleague.
  • 11 page Education Feature

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