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Sludge build up the cause of the “Clon Pong”

WITH the tourist season in full swing and visitors from home and abroad flocking to West Cork, citizens in Clonakilty are once again calling on the authorities to tackle the unpleasant smell that has wafted over the town at times during the hot weather.   According to Irish Water the cause of the stench is a build up of sludge at the local wastewater treatment plant. Irish Water says that the reason is the dramatic increase in water usage as

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Monthly fishing quota should be replaced by “days at sea” system

THE current fishing quota system needs a radical overhaul to attract more young people into the industry and make fishing communities along the West Cork coast viable into the future, that’s according to the Beara branch if Young Fine Gael.   Chairman of the group Wayne O Sullivan said that the current system which uses a monthly fishing quota simply does not work. “Within the last year the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine has gained a 23% increase in

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Award-winning first play comes to West Cork before making London debut

JEZEBEL by Irish playwright Mark Cantan will play the West Cork Fit-up Festival this August, before making its London debut at Soho Theatre. An award-winning contemporary farce, Jezebel is Mark Cantan’s first play and is produced by Dublin-based Rough Magic Theatre Company.  Directed by Lynne Parker, this is a fast-paced and surprising romantic comedy for the 21st century.  Jezebel will have 6 performances at the West Cork Fit-up Festival before makings its English premiere at Soho Theatre, London. Finding their

Community News

Clon historians enjoy Lisselan talk and walk

AROUND 80 people attended last week’s talk and walk at Liselane Estate and Gardens organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage as part of it’s 2014 summer programme. On a glorious evening the group assembled in the garden at the front of the main house where Dúchas Rúnaí Marian O’ Leary extended a welcome to all and spoke about the history of the estate. The house was built by William Bence Jones between 1851 and 1853 having inherited the estate of 2,000