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The Listowel to Glengarriff stage of the 2013 An Post RÁS cycle race passed over the Healy Pass May 22nd
Beara based photographer John Eagle was there and took pictures like the one above. To see more of the pictures he took please click here
Taoiseach Enda Kenny launches Beara-Breifne Way Heritage Stamps and Walking Passport
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. has launched the Beara-Breifne Way Heritage Stamps and Walking Passport for the longest walking trail in Ireland. Involving over sixty community groups from the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork to Blacklion in Co. Cavan, the Beara-Breifne Way project is the largest community based project undertaken in the country, involving twelve local walking trails in ten counties and four provinces. The route links counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Offaly, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Cavan.
Anam Cara News
For the third year in a row, Hannah Carney's dance students and young local musicians will present the last event of this year's fundraising season. Donations to Pieta House in Cork will be welcome. We will begin at 8:30 P.M. on May 24 at 8:30 P.M. in Evie's Hall in Eyeries. Please pass the word; hope to see you there. It will be a terrific evening! Best wishes, Yve and Sue
LITTER CHALLENGE APPLICATION FORM
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Cleaning up the rubbish. How could anyone expect someone else to clear away their rubbish?
Keeping a close eye on business protection on the Beara Peninsula to stop the thieves in their tracks
Beara Business Watch Launch Night Press Release
Mon 8th April in The Forge Nite club, Castletownbere @ 8pm by Sergeant Ian O’ Callaghan Crime Prevention Officer
Although geographically remote the Beara Peninsula has not been able to avoid the national increase in the incidence of crime against business in Ireland. The increase in such activity over the last 12 months from 28% to 33% according to a recent report out by ISME, The Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association in Ireland, has called for all businesses to be far more vigilant and to work more closely with An Garda Síochana for the overall good of their commercial community.
Due to this increase a group of concerned business people and locals to the area came together on a voluntary basis to set up an Association called Beara Business Watch which was officially launched on Mon 8th April in Castletownbere by Sergeant Ian O’ Callaghan Crime Prevention Officer West Cork District. The Association has set up and put into place an alert system in conjunction with An Garda Síochana that if any crime takes place in the area there is an automatic alert sent by An Garda Síochana to the Business Watch central number and this will then send an immediate alert notification out to all businesses in the Peninsula so that within minutes they can all be aware of any suspicious activity or crime that has taken place in the locality and be more watchful of anything out of the ordinary in the area. Due to the vast area that is encompassed in the Peninsula a crime could take place in one area of it without another business in the region knowing about it for some time but this system will aim to bridge the geographical gaps that are unavoidable in rural areas such as this.
There was a great turnout on the night by local businesses from all over the Beara Peninsula and Kenmare, all of whom were hugely supportive and welcoming of the initiative and approx 150 businesses have already signed up to become members with an expected 250 members in total to join over the next few weeks. One of the unique elements of this initiative is that it will be the first cross county one of its kind in Ireland where both Gardaí in the West Cork district of Castletownbere & Bantry are working together with Gardaí in the Kenmare and Killarney district. Also in attendance on the night were Sergeant Fachtna O’ Donovan & Garda Martin Hegarty from Castletownbere Garda Division, Inspector Joe O’ Connor and Detective DJ O’ Shea from the Bantry Division, Garda Sean Twomey representing Kenmare and The Superintendent from Killarney Flor Murphy. All Garda from all Divisions couldn’t speak highly enough of how fantastic a scheme like this has worked in other areas and how it will be a huge aid in the prevention of crimes in the Beara & Kenmare areas.
Since 2011 on a regional basis the highest incidence of crime against businesses outside of County Dublin was in Munster. Sergeant Ian O’ Callaghan gave some excellent advice and tips on the night to all businesses in attendance. He will also circulate a centralised email with updates on criminal activity in the whole of West Cork district to all businesses who are members of the Watch Association and welcomed any information no matter how small from the business community in Beara so as to have their intelligence system as updated as possible.
For any further information or queries please contact Press Relations Officer Claire O’ Sullivan on 087 7943221 or at email@example.com
Eirik Raude oil rig is leaving Tenerife today on the way to drill the Dunquin oil field a 100 miles west of Castletownbere. The deepwater Dunquin project consists of two main prospects, Dunquin South and Dunquin North, both anticipated to be gas/condensate bearing. Located in the Porcupine Basin offshore Ireland in 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) of water, Dunquin holds an estimated 14 Tcf and 500 million barrels of condensate. Spanning 172,974 acres (700 square kilometers), the Dunquin project may be one of the biggest fields in the world if its reserves are proven seehttp://www.subseaiq.com/data/Project.aspx?project_id=499&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
The 15th National Spring Clean campaign gets under -way this April.
This is Ireland's largest anti-litter initiative. To register please
telephone 014002219 or online www.nationalspringclean.org - then you
will receive a free clean up kit. You may join us every Monday evening
at 7pm at the square .Further enquiries Barry 0857397896 or
firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You
Traditional music was played in Twomeys Friday 8th in the company of World famous accordion player Martin Quinn who came down from Longford to host a workshop in Twomeys on the 9th. On the 8th 28 players from all over the south west played in the bar and made a magnificent sound. The event and workshop were arranged by local musician Ashley Wholihan. John Eagle was there to photograph the event and has put some pictures up on his Facebook page. If you would like to see them then please visit his wall. Prints are available from him
There have been some huge gorse fires on the Beara Peninsula in the past couple of weeks, one of them was just outside Ardgroom village, see above showing Ardgroom church with the hillside ablaze beyond. Another huge fire was lit on Knockatee Mountain which overlooks Kilmackillogue Harbour. If you would like to see a selection of these gorse fires taken by John Eagle then please click here
Would you like to have a simple page put up on this web site to promote your business, then contact John Eagle. The cost involved is annual membership of €60 to Beara Tourism plus €40 for the web page tailored to suit your requirements. To contact John please click here
We are always looking for extra helpers with our weekly litter
runs.Work resumes on Monday March 4th and every Monday evening at 7pm
Gloves and bags supplied,further information from Barry 0857397896
or e.mail email@example.com .So come on everybody, just give us
one hour a week to keep your area clean and tidy.
Barry Harrington Chairperson Castletownbere Tidy Towns
The library in Castletownbere has moved to the Square
The next O'Sullivan clan gathering will be held on the weekend of 11th to 13 July 2014 in Castletownbere. There is no clan gathering planned by the O Sullivan's clan in 2013 and the clan are not supporting any clan gathering in 2013 by hotel companies
As the Chieftain of the O’Sullivan Clan I wish to welcome you to the official Web-site. www.osullivanclan.org The Clan is based in Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork – South Kerry the ancestral home of O’Sullivan Beare. Over the last 20 years we have organised numerous events.
Events in 2014
The main event in Dunboy castle will be held on Sunday the 13 of July.
This is the ancestral home of O'Sullivan Beare. The clan chieftain Michael O'Sullivan will welcome the visitors and the official opening of the Beara Breifne Way walking trail 600km in length the longest walking trail in Ireland from Beara to Cavan will take place. The route is based on the historic March of O'Sullivan Bere in 1603. Naval ships from six countries will anchor off the headland. A special invitation will be sent to the USS The Sullivans navy ship of the USA which has historic links with the area. Numerous yachts, pleasure crafts and fishing boats will be invited to participate. Puxley's Mansion will be partly opened on the day with food and drink. Food will be cooked on a barbecue in the traditional manner.
Visits to the other O Sullivan castles in Ardea in Tuosist, Glengarriff and Carriganass in Keakill will be arranged over the weekend
The clan gathering will be part of Beara's maritime commemorations which will be held over the weekend with events in Bere Island , Waterfall, Allihies and Garnish. This is the only O Sullivan clan event planned in 2014.by the clan We are hoping many of our immigrants will return home for the weekend as this truly a Beara festival and a special welcome will be give to all Sullivans from USA, UK Canada, New Zealand And Australia. For more information on the events visit www.osullivanclan.org