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West Cork-born American football star plays in this weekend’s Croke Park Classic

by Stephen Johnson   AMERICAN football star Sean Galvin, who grew up in Bandon will return home to Ireland this weekend to play in the Croke Park Classic.   Sean is the kicker for the University of Central Florida, which will play the Penn State University, in Croke Park on Saturday afternoon. His parents, James and Deborah Galvin, managed a pub in Bandon before moving to Florida ten years ago. Their young son was an active member of the local

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Bantry Fire Brigade charity car wash this Saturday

IT’S that time of year again, the annual Bantry Fire Brigade Charity Car wash, time to get West Cork’s cars all shining again! The car wash takes place this Saturday, August 30th from 10am at the fire station, Bantry. This year the charities are: Bantry Inshore Lifeboat; Bantry Tidy Towns, Bantry Basketball Club and Bantry Tourism Association.

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Macroom Food Festival 2014

The 2014 Macroom Food Festival will take place over three days from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th September 2014. The weekend will kick off on Friday with a welcome ceremony and ‘An Artisan Affair’ which will be an evening of exquisite foods and flavours to showcase the vast array of Macroom’s local produce, created by our finest local producers. See www.macroomfoodfestival.com for more details. Pic: Darragh Kane

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West Cork to play its part in Culture Night

LOCAL people are being urged by Labour TD Michael McCarthy to get out and discover the cultural offerings in West Cork when Culture Night rolls into town next month. “Culture Night is Ireland’s largest cultural participatory event, and is growing in popularity every year. As ever, West Cork will be playing its part, with a number of our very own cultural institutions throwing open their doors to the public on the evening of Friday September 19th. “It is a superb