The Ellen Hutchins Festival is back in Bantry and the surrounding area this month during Heritage Week (August 17-25) with an increased range of activities, many of which are free. Participation and learning are key features of the festival and plants are at the centre of most of the events.  […]

Cork-based production company Wombat Media will be launching an innovative virtual reality documentary set on Cape Clear Island this August Bank Holiday Weekend, as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival. Wombat Media is a video production studio specialising in factual and narrative film and screen content. Made up of Ciara […]

Fiona Hayes reports The Save Bantry Bay Kelp Campaign and Save Our Skibbereen (SOS) Campaign groups are celebrating success in the High Court in Dublin this week. On Monday, Justice Deirdre Murphy ruled that the court had no jurisdiction to Judicially Review the Licence granted to BioAtlantis to mechanically harvest […]

Bantry is the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town competition, 2019. The results were announced this week at an awards ceremony in Farmleigh House. Bantry also won the Best Kept Small Town category. Arklow, County Wicklow won the Best Kept Large Town category, Donaghmore, County Tyrone won the Best […]

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