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Public toilets located on Ashe Quay in Fermoy have been targeted by vandals once again. News of this follows concerns which were raised locally, when the toilets were locked and closed to the public on Sunday and Monday this week. A Cork County Council spokesperson confirmed that the closure was due to ‘substantial damage’ caused […]
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The festival in Ballyporeen was set up several years ago. The weekend was based on different townlands Competing for points over the weekend to be crowned townland of the year. In previous years, there were seven clubs involved in the festival but in 2019 there was decision taking at a committee meeting that we would […]
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MINI has announced a partnership with Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, on a mission to help dogs travel happier across the nation and become the first officially dog-friendly Irish car retailer by 2023. There has been a huge increase in demand for dogs in Ireland since the start of the pandemic, with more […]
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Following on from a sold out show at the 3Arena, INDIE22 brings a fantastic addition to an already incredible line-up this summer – game-changers The 2 Johnnies & The Junior B All Stars join headliners Fatboy Slim, Rudimental and Bastille for the return of INDIE to Mitchelstown from July 29-31. From humble beginnings of publishing relatable Irish […]
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‘Your Waterford’ was launched recently by the Local Enterprise Office Waterford as part of its latest programme for assisting businesses in Waterford. The platform showcases some of the best quality products and services designed or produced in Waterford. Several local businesses are amongst those showcased on the ‘Your Waterford’ website such as The Lismore Food […]
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Latest new model from Mercedes-Benz is the all-new GLC. Expected here next Autumn, when prices will be available, the GLC ranks as the best-selling model in the Mercedes-Benz range over the past two years. (2.6 million units sold since first launched six years ago). Said by Mercedes-Benz to be ‘the most dynamic model in their […]
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Irish Defence Forces troops from the 65th Infantry Group deployed with the UN to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in Syria (UNDOF) and soldiers deployed with the 120 Infantry Battalion to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have sent home Fathers’ day messages to their Fathers and children. The 65th Infantry Group deployed to Syria […]
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Ireland’s second hand car market is booming with prices in the segment up more than 50% according to market analysts from donedeal.ie. The surge in second hand car values is as a result of the perfect storm of the pandemic, the effects of Brexit in curtailing vehicle imports from the UK and the global semi-conductor shortage that […]
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In December 1916, a Private Francis Coreri was killed after availing of a free buffet provided to soldiers at Limerick Junction Railway Station during the height of WW1. He was subsequently buried in St Michael’s Cemetery in Tipperary Town. When a radio documentary maker came across his grave over a century later, his surname struck him […]
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Most of us will describe the scent of a perfume using everyday words such as sweet, fruity, airy, or even divine. While all of these may provide a hint at what is in store, perfumes are actually a subtle mix of countless unique flavors. Industry experts refer to these elements as “notes”. When specific notes […]
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Regina Nathan will perform an eclectic programme of popular, classical and operatic pieces that guarantees a journey of emotions, when she performs in Ballyporeen Community Hall this coming Saturday, 18th June. Her honest, warm and authentic style creates a unique atmosphere and connection with her audience, as she shares the emotions these beautiful songs, and […]
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‘Where Are The Trees?’ is a delightful picture book in the classic Hero’s journey style, that keeps its environmental message on the fringe of the tale and unobtrusive, but is extremely effective. Written and illustrated by Kildorrery’s Lotte Bender and ideal for the 3-7 age range, the characters are birds, and we enjoy the world […]
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Malin Head to Mizen Head, a 430-mile trip, was recently conquered by five men and their vintage tractors as part of a fundraising run in memory of the late Joe Butler from Mayfield. The run, which set out on June 2, was undertaken by Rathcormac man, Tom Fitzgerald and Mitchelstown’s Kieran O’Donoghue, alongside West Cork locals James […]
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Students have been urged to consider an accountancy apprenticeship programme which will create 140 jobs nationally this year. Applications are now open for the Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) Apprenticeship – based in colleges in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Monaghan, Waterford and Wicklow. And a graduate of the programme has advised Leaving Certificate students currently sitting […]
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East Cork GAA CORK SFC Carbery 2-18 Imokilly 1-10 Our footballers encountered a few rough patches in last week's SFC game as Carbery drove hard at them at different times of the game, especially in the run into the final whistle. We were well in the game up to the last 15 minutes and then […]
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Michael Smith is a best-selling author whose book, An Unsung Hero, the biography of explorer Tom Crean, opened a new chapter in Irish history and stimulated widespread interest in Ireland’s role in Polar exploration. An Unsung Hero has been translated into Chinese, German, Italian and Korean and has encouraged a number of spin-offs, including a […]
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On the crest of its success in the compact saloon segment, with more than 7,000,000 worldwide sales over the generations, having won a long list of awards including the award for Car Of The Year in 2014, today PEUGEOT is proud to present the All New PEUGEOT 308 at the Irish Launch in Glasson Lakehouse […]
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Seamus O’Rourke explores friendship, relationships and how best to get noticed on your last day in his latest piece entitled ‘The Handyman’, a hilariously funny, yet a poignant poetic look at small-town life in rural Ireland. Hugh Spotten is the local handyman and is about to receive an award for his contribution to the community. However, all […]
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The great prices that we have been enjoying for the last number of weeks ensured that we had a larger sale than would have been expected at this time of year. The trade and demand continued with an exceptional trade especially for store cattle. COWS A really super trade for dry cows this week. Store […]
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Paul Sanchez is a highly talented multi instrumentalist who will premiere his new show ‘Classical Gold Celtic Heart’ in Kilworth Community Centre on this Friday at 8pm. Tickets for the concert are priced at just €12, thanks to the support of Cork County Council’s Arts Office. While ‘Classical Gold Celtic Heart’ will contain some classical music from the […]
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The Talbot Collection has announced the appointment of Mr William Burke as General Manager of the newly purchased and rebranded Talbot Hotel Clonmel, Co Tipperary. William, a Clonmel native, during his early career served his time as a cabinet maker before pursuing his dream with a career in hospitality. Working over the years between Ireland […]
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Last week was all about Peugeot. On Monday I picked the new Hybrid version of their 3008 which came in a very attractive Vertigo Blue colour. Two days later it was off to the luxurious Glasson Lakehouse near Athlone for a first drive in the eagerly awaited new version of the Peugeot 308. I was […]
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By Katie Glavin & Marian Roche Exams got off to a flying start on Wednesday with Leaving Certs and Junior Certs making their way back to exam halls after Covid-19 brought major interruptions in the past few years. While some nerves were noted amongst those turning up to sit the traditional exam papers, there was also […]
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A presentation was made to Veronica O’Donogue, principal of St Colman’s College, Fermoy recently as she prepares to retire in August following thirty years of service to the local secondary school. As sixth-year students at the secondary school made their graduation, it was also a bitter-sweet moment for the entire school as they marked Mrs O’Donoghue’s […]
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A unique monument was unveiled in Araglin Community Field last Monday acknowledging the contribution of Margaret Rice Allen to Araglen Pony Club. Family, neighbours and friends turned out in force for an event that celebrated the life of a woman who made a lasting impression on everyone she met. The specially commissioned sculpture features a horseshoe set among […]
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In less than a month Mitchelstown will be the centre of an awful lot of activity, as RTÉ’s ‘DIY: SOS’ comes to the town to film the latest episodes of the popular home makeover show. With a short timeframe to get things organised, programme makers are eager to get as many ‘GOs’ (general operatives) signed […]
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Rathcormac martial artists, Callum Lees and Dylan O’Leary travel to Amsterdam in July to compete in the IFT Taekwon-do World Championships. Set to face the world’s best, the duo are looking forward to what is a high point in their sporting careers. Unfortunately, this isn’t an ‘all expenses paid’ gig and the boys must finance […]
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Summer is here! Which means that keen DIY enthusiasts may be thinking its time to spruce up their living room, bring new life to their kitchen or simply add some new colour to their bedroom. Painting your home inside and out can be a tricky task, but the team at Deco-Furbish Painters & Decorators have […]
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Players, mentors and supporters of Grange GAA met in The Long Bar, Fermoy last Friday night to pay tribute to Dave Roche. Known and respected throughout GAA circles, Dave has given a lifetime of service to Grange Football Club, where he has filled all the officership positions, as well as serving as coach and selector. He also […]
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New research shows that during April this year, families spent almost twice as much on treat foods as they did on fruit and vegetables. Of an average monthly spend of €746, families spent €159 on chocolate, crisps and biscuits and €86 on fruit and vegetables. The HSE, Healthy Ireland and safefood have launched a new […]
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The first units of the all-new Opel Movano have arrived in Ireland. The New Movano has all of Opel‘s famous build quality and practicality, now enhanced with a refreshed design, new powertrains and a wide range of payload capabilities of up to 1790kg. The all-electric version, due later this year, will complement the load-lugging 2.2 […]
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— Organisations caution against taking inflatables on the water As the June bank holiday approaches, the Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland have issued a joint water safety appeal. Many people are expected to take advantage of the break and visit the coast and inland waters. The organisations are asking people to check that […]
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Rathcormac Scouts (82nd Cork) celebrated their 40th anniverary last weekend. The centre piece of celebrations was a family fun day held in the grounds of the old national school in Rathcormac. The scouts picked the best day of the year for this enjoyable event, with members past and present turning up to share in the […]
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With only days to go, the organisers of the IMART Mixed Ability Rugby World Cup are looking for supporters in the Cork area to attend the event. The tournament which will host an estimated 25,000 players and spectators across the week, will be a 6-day long affair, and organisers say they need people on the […]
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When you listen to the various radio advertisements for new cars there seems to be keen rivalry between car companies. But we also know that there has been many mergers and alliances in recent years between some of the top car companies in the world. Suzuki and Toyota are the latest to form an alliance […]
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It is believed that The Grand Hotel in Fermoy may reopen to provide accommodation to those continuing to arrive in Ireland from wartorn Ukraine. The town centre hotel, which boasts 12-ensuite bedrooms closed in early November 2019, reopening only briefly since to host a seasonal pop-up shop last Christmas. Calls have been repeatedly extended for it to reopen […]
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Calls have been extended for speed ramps to be installed on Walker’s Hill in Fermoy after several residents of Lynch Terrace have seen their cars hit by passing vehicles. One local, Anthony Taaffe, said that his car was ‘written-off’ in a hit-and-run by a passing vehicle that has yet to be identified. “It was a bank […]
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Funding to the tune of €1.02 billion has been announced under the Department of Health’s 2022 Capital Plan, with a significant portion of this funding being announced for local projects. St Patrick’s Community Hospital in Fermoy is one of the big beneficiaries, with funding of €4.13 million announced. According to the Department, such funding will […]
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Works under a Traffic Calming Scheme for Doneraile’s main street began this week and have been met with pushback from local residents, who are unhappy with Cork County Council’s plans for the town. Machinery was brought into Doneraile to commence works this week and was met with calls for the council to call off the works […]
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Mitchelstown’s Kingston College will be a hive of activity come July, as news broke this week that ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build Ireland’ will be filming and collaborating with locals to renovate six of the houses in the college. The “mammoth endeavour” will be happening from July 5th to the 14th at the college in Kings […]
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Dairygold milk suppliers Clement and Eileen Twomey from Mount Rivers, Fermoy were declared the Mitchelstown regional winner in the 2021 Dairygold Milk Quality Awards. Clement and Eileen Twomey, working closely with Clement’s brother John, milk 120 cows with a herd EBI of €202, placing the herd in the top 1% nationally. The Twomey’s produced 538kgs […]
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MABS, the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, is marking 30 years since it was established to support the people of Ireland who are in debt or at risk of getting into debt through its independent, confidential and non-judgmental money advice and budgeting services. It is funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board (CIB). A […]
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Audi is integrating Apple Music, a premium music streaming subscription service, directly into select models. Adding Apple Music into the infotainment system gives users the ability to access their subscription directly and intuitively from the Multi-Media Interface (MMI) screen using in-car internet data. This seamless integration allows Apple Music subscribers to find their favourite music and discover even […]
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A new website has launched in Cork which aims to provide a one-stop source of information for Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in Cork. www.pryvitcork.ie will provide links to information and offers of employment, as well as information on housing, education, local sports clubs, aid organisations and lots of practical information about living in Ireland. The […]
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Playwright Jody O’Neill has been announced as the new theatre artist in residence for the Cork Opera House and UCC. The artist, who was raised in Cobh, was appointed following the search for a professional theatre artist who identifies as autistic/person with autism. The Theatre Artist in Residence Programme is aimed at celebrating and promoting diversity […]
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Many cities and towns limit speeds around schools, hospitals and shopping areas. Seeing the signs, however, can depend on how visible they are, whether they are concealed by branches, or maybe surrounded by a cluster of other signs. Now, Ford is trialling connected vehicle technology using geofencing – a virtual geographical boundary – that could […]
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Ireland’s best known and most successful cricketer, Kevin O’Brien, visited Lismore Cricket Club last week, where he put locals through their paces. The 38-year-old has operated at the highest level for club and country – a career highlight being his world record 50 ball century in the World Cup finals in Bangalore in 2011 to help […]
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This Saturday sees a Senior football championship double-header in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, with the Cork ladies team and the Limerick men's team facing their respective opponents from Kerry. The Avondhu area is well-represented on both teams, with Bride Rovers’ Katie Quirke, Glanmire’s Abbie O’Mahony, Aisling Hutchings from Fermoy and Dara Kinry, Lisgoold lining out with the Cork […]
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Fiat has been struggling in Ireland in recent years, but the famous Italian cars could see a revival as they are now part of the expanding Gowan Group, who are expected to invest more support in what was once a popular brand in this country. Last week I picked up the new electric Fiat 500e […]
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The difference between Mitchelstown and Fermoy came to the fore at Tuesday’s Fermoy MD meeting, with road sweepers at the centre of it. While Fermoy has a regular motorised road sweeper tidying the town, Mitchelstown does not. Cllr Deirdre O’Brien asked why – and it is because Fermoy has a legacy and an advantage because […]
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