Place: Whiddy Island
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
As an introduction to our islands, this heritage week programme has a selection of lovely islands and a wide range of activities to entice you.
Sun, 18 Aug, 2019
The relatives of 50 persons who died in the Whiddy Island Disaster are applying to the High Court for rectification of the victims’ death certificates.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
As well as being a much- appreciated opportunity for rural communities to see professional theatre in their locales, the West Cork Fit-Up Festival gives much needed work to actors during the summer months.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
Meet Tim O’Leary from Whiddy Island: He’s the local ferryman, postman, farmer and publican.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
From a distance, the standout feature on this lacustrine island in Lady’s Island Lake, Co Wexford, is of a solitary Monterey pine tree which dominates the character of the island.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
The organiser of the recent 40th anniversary commemoration of the Whiddy island disaster is expecting a response from the Taoiseach after concerns about marine safety were passed directly to Leo Varadkar.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2019
One of the more surprising facts about Whiddy Island in Bantry Bay is the size of its population in the 19th century.
Mon, 16 Jul, 2018
Profits at the Port of Cork fell by 22% last year to €4.1 million as a result of a sharp drop in traffic at its facilities in both Cork and Bantry.
Wed, 12 Jul, 2017
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Sat, 13 May, 2017
A Californian student at University College Cork will help remember the arrival of the US navy in Ireland — 100 years to the day after her great-grandfather commanded the flotilla that sailed into Cork harbour.
Wed, 03 May, 2017
explores the arrival of American navy fleets in Cork Harbour during the First World War and their subsequent impact on the local infrastructure, economy, and society.
Wed, 08 Feb, 2017
Mon, 05 Dec, 2016
This ‘Home of the Year’ contender in West Cork is in ship-shape for a lively buyer, writes
Sat, 08 Oct, 2016
Sat, 01 Oct, 2016
Mon, 22 Aug, 2016
Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer has written a play based on his oldest friend’s diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, writes
Fri, 29 Jul, 2016
Talk about putting the WOW! into the WAW, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
Sat, 09 Jul, 2016
An ocean version of the highly successful community bike-rental scheme — but using kayaks — is being planned for the seven inhabited islands of West Cork.
Mon, 16 May, 2016
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Is the Wild Atlantic Way holding sway over Bantry town, lifting its hotels before it? The selling agents of the Maritime Hotel, developed at a reported cost of €30m and now offered at just €1.5m, expect so, such is the pace of change on the West Cork town’s accommodation front.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
A network of water trails has been developed off the south coast to boost marine leisure activity.
Wed, 12 Aug, 2015
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
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Sat, 13 Jun, 2015
meets Tosh Lavery, who was one of the first recruits to the Garda Sub-Aqua team and whose eventful life and times he has recorded in a new memoir.
Sat, 23 May, 2015
Thu, 21 May, 2015
Thu, 26 Mar, 2015
Agreement has been reached to sell the Whiddy Island oil terminal in Bantry, which holds a third of Ireland’s strategic oil reserves, to the US startup, Zenith Energy.
Thu, 28 Aug, 2014
It’s a logistical nightmare but the West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival plays venues others just don’t reach, writes
Mon, 21 Jul, 2014
An island community has honoured a young US First World War airman who died in a plane crash off the south coast while returning from a dangerous anti submarine patrol.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
Bantry to Drumclough loop of the Sheep’s Head Way
Mon, 16 Jun, 2014
ARRIVING on the riverside pathway, we are immediately removed from the bustle of the town. Here, the Bandon is a broad, slow-flowing river.
Mon, 26 May, 2014
There are times in The Menu’s life when a prolonged sojourn in Sheep’s Head is the only repair for his poor benighted soul.
Sun, 11 May, 2014
In the last 30 years we’ve had a plethora of tribunals, commissions, investigations and reports, so many in fact it is hard to understand why we do not live in a perfect society.
Fri, 28 Mar, 2014
As the Ballydehob-based Fit-Up Theatre Festival gets ready to visit local towns and islands, Louise Roseingrave hears about the genesis of Ireland’s most unique - and lengthy - theatre festival.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2013
Seamark, overlooking Bantry Bay, is a wonder, writes Tommy Barker
Sat, 04 May, 2013
Fishermen, islanders, and other stakeholders in Bantry Bay have been urged to make submissions, before next weekend’s deadline, on the planned merger of the local harbour authority with the Port of Cork.
Tue, 02 Apr, 2013
The Department of Transport is asking the public to express their views on a proposed merger of Bantry Harbour with the Port of Cork company.
Fri, 08 Mar, 2013
A GP representative body has described a key part of HSE plans to reconfigure the ambulance service in West Cork as “dangerous and unworkable”.
Thu, 15 Nov, 2012
Cash-stricken Cork County Council cannot afford to fix some of the “appalling” and “impassable” roads on its seven inhabited islands.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2012
A landmark lighthouse which has helped guide boats, ships and tankers into one of Ireland’s busiest bays since Famine times has been decommissioned.
Fri, 02 Mar, 2012