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In the May 2016 Issue:

Some of our stories/features

May sees the start of Summer Festivities

  •  Summer Festivities begin – Bandon Agricultural Show,  Heineken 7s in Kinsale,  Post Rás stage end in Clonakilty, the Fastnet Film Festival in Schull and Ballydehob Jazz Festival.
  • The Opinion/Bandon Co-op West Cork Community Awards -honoured individuals and organisations whose contribution to the social, cultural, sporting and community life of the area makes them worthy of the title; Local Heroes. Guests included RTE presenter Mary Kennedy, newly-appointed Director General of RTE, Dee Forbes and Eoin Ryan, producer of Nationwide.
  • Centenary celebrations all over West Cork.
  • Bandon’s appearance took a giant step forward with the painting of the dilapidated North Main Street buildings and the provision of a car park and new planting at MUGA.
  • Tidy Towns works programme started
  • A glimpse of the newly-refurbished Killarney House & Gardens
  • Major objections to the Castlebernard, Bandon
  • Bandon received a fantastic boost with the Flood Relief Scheme
  • Kinsale area – welcome news with €35 M investment at Eli Lilly.
  • Skibbereen Rugby Club welcomed Chicago visitors
  • RNLI in Kinsale rescue three Portuguese fishermen.
  • Kate Ryan looks at packaging
  • Social events from all over West Cork
  • GAA stalwart Paddy Murphy, Barryroe, honoured in his own parish
  • The incredible speed of sprinter Phil Healy goes viral.

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