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O'Regan scores twice in Skibbereen Phoenix victory - Southern Star Newspaper


O'Regan scores twice in Skibbereen Phoenix victory
Southern Star Newspaper
Skibbereen Phoenix withstood a brave Castlelack comeback to secure a 3-2 win in the SuperValu West Cork Schoolboys U16 First Division at the Baltimore Road. A gale wind and driving rain didn't prevent two talented teams from producing an entertaining ...

Flood relief for Skibbereen 'in place by 2017' - Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

Flood relief for Skibbereen 'in place by 2017'
Southern Star Newspaper
WITH the arrival of heavy rain and lightning strikes in West Cork this week, the news that funding for Skibbereen's flood relief plan, has been secured, was warmly welcomed in the town. The proposed food relief works for the town should be underway by ...

Free Breast Cancer Awareness event in Skibbereen - Southern Star Newspaper


Free Breast Cancer Awareness event in Skibbereen
Southern Star Newspaper
24 October 2014- To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), the Marie Keating Foundation is holding a free information day in the Lissard Estate, Cork, on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 10am until 3pm. The event will include talks on breast ...

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The glittering story of the stargazing sisters from Skibbereen - Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

The glittering story of the stargazing sisters from Skibbereen
Southern Star Newspaper
THIRTY years ago this month, USA launched Challenger, the first spacecraft to carry two women crew. Victorian astronomers, Agnes Clerke and her sister, Ellen – daughters of a Skibbereen bank manager, and both with published books or pamphlets on ...

Skibbereen Day Care Centre - Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

Skibbereen Day Care Centre
Southern Star Newspaper
CREATING a space for older people where they can avail of a range of supportive services is one thing, but the ability to create a community within a community is a particular gift of Skibbereen Day Care Centre. Mary Willis, the warm, affectionate and ...

Safety report to be carried out on Schull Road walkway, Skibbereen - West Cork Times


West Cork Times

Safety report to be carried out on Schull Road walkway, Skibbereen
West Cork Times
Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly has received confirmation from the National Roads Authority that a safety report is to be carried out in relation to the condition of the popular walkway located on the Schull Road, Skibbereen. The NRA has ...

Skibbereen school's new ASD unit is a labour of love for all - Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

Skibbereen school's new ASD unit is a labour of love for all
Southern Star Newspaper
'THIS didn't happen overnight,' was the phrase that resonated most at the official opening of an extension to St Patrick's Boys National School in Skibbereen – an extension that features two-newly built classrooms for children with Autistic Spectrum ...

Skibbereen, Bandon and Clonakilty Flood Relief Schemes at advanced stage - West Cork Times


West Cork Times

Skibbereen, Bandon and Clonakilty Flood Relief Schemes at advanced stage
West Cork Times
FOLLOWING a meeting with Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris and officials from the Office of Public Works (OPW), re-assurance was given, that all three West Cork Flood Relief Schemes, Bandon, Clonakilty and Skibbereen, were ...

Contractors information event for new Skibbereen school - West Cork Times


West Cork Times

Contractors information event for new Skibbereen school
West Cork Times
Th event will highlight supply chain opportunities for SMEs and microbusinesses with BAM PPP as they advance their work on four post primary schools in Clare, Tipperary, Cork and Louth including the new post primary school in Skibbereen. Attendees will ...

Courts body asked to explain Skibb move - Southern Star Newspaper


Courts body asked to explain Skibb move
Southern Star Newspaper
THE Courts Service has been asked to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee to explain its decision to close the courthouse in Skibbereen. Fine Gael TD, Jim Daly, told The Southern Star that he had lobbied his party colleague, David Stanton TD ...