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Five years a-growing in Skibbereen - Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

Five years a-growing in Skibbereen
Southern Star Newspaper
SKIBBEREEN'S Community Orchard is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month. Like the old saying: 'Out of acorns grow mighty oaks,' the Community Orchard started with a volunteer crew of just seven people. 'Over the last five years, the project ...

How compromise hit plans for Skibbereen's arts centre - Irish Times


Irish Times

How compromise hit plans for Skibbereen's arts centre
Irish Times
The new West Cork Arts Centre, called Uillinn, certainly makes its mark on the landscape. A great hulk of weathered Corten steel rises up in the middle of Skibbereen, brazenly challenging established landmarks such as the town hall and rather modest ...

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President Higgins for Skibbereen - Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

President Higgins for Skibbereen
Southern Star Newspaper
'This will be a great occasion to showcase this contemporary gallery space and place the town of Skibbereen firmly on the arts map in Ireland,' said the Uillinn's development manager, Rita O'Driscoll, this week. On the same day, President Higgins will ...

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Skibbereen man's 'very strange' will - Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

Skibbereen man's 'very strange' will
Southern Star Newspaper
The will belonged to Timothy Driscoll from Skibbereen who had died on 28 January, aged 74. For many years he had been doing well selling flour, cream, butter and eggs from his shops in Lower Bridge Street, Skibbereen, and his outlets at Clonakilty and ...

Old Christians' need to win is too much for Skibbereen - Southern Star Newspaper


Old Christians' need to win is too much for Skibbereen
Southern Star Newspaper
For Skibbereen this was their first match since February 1st due to postponements and cancellations and the absence of match practice was evident – plenty of mistakes were made and the penalty count was high. Old Christians, with the benefit of a good ...

Skibbereen sculptor's work gets Choctaw thumbs up - Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

Skibbereen sculptor's work gets Choctaw thumbs up
Southern Star Newspaper
A HUGE stainless steel sculpture entitled Kindred Spirits is being created by Skibbereen sculptor Alex Pentek to symbolise the generosity of the Choctaw people to the Irish. The sculpture, which commemorates the generosity of the native Americans to ...

Skibbereen's Maria in bid to win Miss Cork title - Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

Skibbereen's Maria in bid to win Miss Cork title
Southern Star Newspaper
THE Southern Star is delighted to be sponsoring Maria Connolly from Skibbereen in her bid to claim the Miss Cork title this weekend in Cork. The former Mercy Heights student Maria, (23), is a daughter of well-known business woman Mary Deasy who runs a ...

Skibbereen gets 6-day suicide support centre - Southern Star Newspaper


Skibbereen gets 6-day suicide support centre
Southern Star Newspaper
LISHEENS House, the West Cork Suicide Prevention Service, is opening a free counselling centre, six days a week, in Skibbereen. This, according to the organisation, is another step closer to their dream of realising a free service for everyone in West ...

Skibbereen golf club to mark its birthday in style - Southern Star Newspaper


Skibbereen golf club to mark its birthday in style
Southern Star Newspaper
SKIBBEREEN & West Carbery Golf Club celebrates its 80th birthday this year and everybody is invited to its year-long party! Working closely with the Confederation of Golf Ireland – the umbrella body of the GUI, ILGU and the PGA – the club has developed ...

Tsunami of Skibb tries drown out Dolphin in cup masscacre - Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

Tsunami of Skibb tries drown out Dolphin in cup masscacre
Southern Star Newspaper
SKIBBEREEN advanced to the quarter-final of the 2015 Munster Junior Plate after an easy victory over city side Dolphin at the Showgrounds on Sunday. The final score of 48 – 10 was a true reflection of the vast difference between the sides on the day.