November 2016 issue
  • What a month for West Cork GAA Clubs
  • Double celebration for Bandon – County victories in Premier Intermediate Hurling and Intermediate Football
  • Carbery Rangers  – Senior County Championship for the first time.
  • Gabriel Rangers added a fourth County accolade – Junior A Football Championship.
  • Bandon and Skibbereen Flood Relief Schemes progress.
  • Friends of the Irish Environment Europe complained about the OPW disturbing the pearl mussel colony on the Bandon River in Dunmanway. Gillian Powell, one of Bandon’s leading campaigners for the Flood Relief Scheme confronted Tony Lowes, Director FIE
  • Premiere of “Fordes of Ballinascarthy-Freedom From Famine” in Ballinascarthy Hall
  • The Opinion visited St. Fachtna’s Hall, Clonakilty for one of the senior citizen Thursday night socials and found the spirit of volunteerism most admirable.
  • Skibbereen’s Ludgate Hub prepares for National Digital Week.
  • Reservations about the safety of the pedestrian crossing on the Square in Bantry
  • Tidy Towns competition in West Cork.
  • Make Your Mark on Cancer Walk presents €42,150 to The Mercy Cancer Appeal.
  • John Pidmore, ex gangster and now preacher addressed congregations in St. Patrick’s Church
  • World Wars 1 and ll remembered as we approach Armistice Day.  
  • Minister Simon Harris visited Bandon Community Hospital to officially launch its re-development and
  • Nellie Kingston, Inchydoney is doing trojan work in Haiti. Bandon witnessed three major economic/social events: Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town; Employability West Cork’s seminar and Bandon’s Solve our own Problems Seminar.
  • Clash without the Ash boxing contest – between old rivals Kilbrittain and Courcey Rovers.
  • Aidan Stafford’s photographic exhibition
  • Tragic death of Cathal Murphy, Kilbrogan in a car accident in Canada.


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