BEARING a proud, local link to Clonakilty’s past are the former artisan dwelling homes on the West Cork town’s Casement Street, part of what’s now the main bypass route along the N71, and on the doorstep of all of Clon’s long-established, and also newly provided, services.
The wall of dense rhododendron on the spine of Torc Mountain in the Killarney National Park acted as a firebreak in the early hours of Saturday morning and prevented a major fire reaching the oak, beech and pine woodlands, it has emerged.
THE first phase of a significant €15million motor trade investment on Cork city’s Bandon Road opens next week, indicative of the recovery in the Irish economy, the motor trade and a forerunner of other developments to follow on Cork’s western fringes.
According to the Lonely Planet’s latest Ireland edition, “everything good about Ireland can be found in County Cork”. Truth or just wishful thinking? We sent, an American living in deepest West Cork, out to play tourist for a day and give his verdict.