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Planning application expected soon for major investment at Owenahincha

TOURISM in West Cork is set to receive a boost with news of an ambitious multi million euro redevelopment in Castlefreke, Owenahincha.   Owenahincha has long been a holiday retreat for Cork City dwellers in the summer months but parts of it have lacked investment in recent years. Close to the famed Galley Head Light House and set just back from a beach along the Wild Atlantic way Owenahincha is an area of distinct natural beauty. Local businessman Tossie Hayes,

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Call for extension of Wild Atlantic Way to include the coastal route from Clonakilty to Timoleague

CORK County Council has backed a motion calling for the route of the Wild Atlantic Way to be extended to include the coastal route from Clonakilty to Timoleague. Asking for support for the motion from Council colleagues, Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hayes highlighted the fact that the route currently bypasses this headland “of incredible natural beauty” where active communities work hard to promote the area. “Courtmacsherry and nearby Timoleague host their own festivals annually, with each one running for an

The Jig - Entertainment & Arts

Skibbereen Arts Festival draws inspiration from its river and the coast

THE Skibbereen Arts Festival is set to take its festivals goers down a historical path and show them the calibre of the beauty that lies in the town.   Skibbereen’s own River Day will be held on Wednesday 30th July. The River Day will be held in celebration of one of Skibbereen’s dearest treasures, the Ilen River. The day will begin with a trip to the Fastnet, leaving from the Ilen River. Attendees will be joined by Ger Butler, one of

Community News

Clonakilty access group and chamber of commerce reps meet

THE Clonakilty Access Group welcomed the positivity of their recent meeting when a number of it’s officers along with two local visually-impaired people and one wheelchair-user met with three Directors of the Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce.   The Access Group had sought the meeting and thanked the Chamber reps for taking time to meet with them. The meeting started with everyone viewing the five minute video compiled by TY students of Sacred Heart Secondary School in which they borrowed a