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Bantry House sale of contents called off

THE proposed sale of the contents of Bantry House which was set for October 21st next has been called off due to difficulties in obtaining a license on time. The sale of the iconic house’s contents was organised reluctantly by the owners ion order to meet financial obligations. In a statement, Brigitte and Sophie Shelswell-White of Bantry House and Garden said, “Due to circumstances beyond our control the auction scheduled for the 21st October has been cancelled. “Our auctioneers Lyon

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Fourth Annual Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5km Charity Fun Run on October 18th

FOLLOWING on from three very successful years, the fourth annual ‘Rosscarbery Steam Engine’ 5km Fun Run will take place on Saturday October 18th at 5pm. This year’s run is particularly special as it marks 100 years since the death of the Irish and USA Champion 400-metres champion runner, T.J. O’Mahony, the Rosscarbery native in whose honour the event was created. Making 2014 doubly special, Alex O’Shea – who set a Guinness World Record in this year’s Cork marathon for running

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Something for everyone at Bandon’s Engage Arts Festival

THIS year’s Bandon Engage Arts Festival (Thursday September 25th to Sunday September 28th) once again celebrates contemporary art in all forms and in providing a platform for a connection between art and the wider community. This belief informs the programme, which is, accordingly, varied and will give participants the potential to experience a very broad range of art forms. Some of the highlights of this year’s festival are writer Rob Doyle (Town Hall, Saturday, September 27th); Songwriter and cellist Vyvienne

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Bric-á-Brac Sale for Africa

A big bric-á-brac sale is being held to benefit two charities working on serious current health-related matters in Africa. Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland is involved in devastating Ebola virus crisis in Sierra Leone and Action Lesotho is working to alleviate the crushing impact of HIV/AIDS in a country which has the second highest incidence of the disease in the world. For more information on the two charities visit www.actionlesotho.ie and www.msf.ie. The sale will be taking place from Wednesday 8th