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Memories from the Archives – March 1998

A dog with three legs and answering to the name ‘Ranger’ was causing ‘severe distress’ to factory workers in St Joseph’s Square, Fermoy. Workers on the night shift at the SCI plant, were being kept awake during the day by Ranger’s howling. Visiting the square ...

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There were two St Patricks … and other theories

In the fifth century, there were two Patricks, the ‘sean-Phádraig’ (‘old-Patrick’) an early missionary originally called Palladius, and the second Pádraig, who founded Armagh. Later tradition would unite them into a single person.

St Patrick – a Briton ...

2019-03-17 12:40 open_in_new
The new Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept Car: electrification meets beauty and dynamism

Alfa Romeo is breaking into the electric car world at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show with the new Alfa Romeo Tonale mid-size SUV concept.

The Tonale is the first plug-in hybrid and the first mid-size utility vehicle from Alfa Romeo. It rewrites the rules of today’s fastest ...

2019-03-17 11:37 open_in_new
John O’Keeffe at peace in Castlehyde Cemetery

In 1971, Northern Ireland stood on the brink of civil war as sectarian violence threatened to spiral out of control. 

There were many such instances in the divided city of Belfast where loyalist mobs systematically drove Catholic families from their homes.

Those who ...

2019-03-16 14:37 open_in_new
Fermoy Rotary Club launches ‘Young Writer Competition’

Following on from the success of the Fermoy Rotary Club’s ‘Young Photographer Competition’, the club personnel have decided this year to hold a ‘Young Writer Competition’.

The competition is sponsored by Synergy Credit Union Fermoy and the theme is ‘My Best Day ...

2019-03-16 13:34 open_in_new
Seat Tarraco achieves Euro NCAP’s highest safety rating

The all-new SEAT Tarraco, which launched in Ireland in February, has achieved a five-star safety rating from testing organisation Euro NCAP.

This continues the brand’s tradition of developing vehicles that not only meet the needs of a diverse consumer base, but also offer the safest ...

2019-03-16 11:28 open_in_new
Important to take some time to review everything around calf rearing

From the middle of March to early April is the time when calves are at the highest risk of developing health problems.

It is during this time that calves are at peak, which puts everything on the farm under pressure.

North and East Cork ICMSA chairperson Maurice Walsh, says it is ...

2019-03-15 16:34 open_in_new
BREAKING: McDonagh family lucky to be alive after fire

John McDonagh, his wife Natasha and their four small children are lucky to be alive after a fire broke out in their mobile home outside Fermoy during early morning. 

The kitchen and living room area were completely gutted by the blaze with extensive smoke ...

2019-03-15 14:28 open_in_new
Mazda unveils Mazda CX-30 Compact Crossover SUV

Mazda Motor Corporation today made the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV.

As a new core model, the CX-30 will be rolled out to global markets, with sales starting from Europe this summer. The CX-30 will be on display to ...

2019-03-15 14:28 open_in_new
Popular Ballylanders garda to hang up his uniform

Well wishes are pouring in for a Ballylanders Garda who is to retire after decades of dedicated service to his community.

Garda John Curtin who is stationed in Ballylanders, will be handing back his badge at the end of April after 25 years service in the South Limerick ...

2019-03-15 12:22 open_in_new
Event aimed at strengthening community ties urges people to say ‘The Big Hello!’

As part of The Big Hello!, the first National Community Weekend set to take place this May bank holiday weekend (4-6 May), people are being encouraged to reach out to their neighbours in order to strengthen community ties and help tackle the problem of social isolation. 

“The Big ...

2019-03-15 11:19 open_in_new
‘The Kings’ arrive ready for action in Anglesboro!

Rehearsals continued over the weekend in Anglesboro for the upcoming play ‘The Kings of Kilburn High Road’ by Jimmy Murphy. 

With only just over the week to go, the pressure is on to be ready for live performances commencing Thursday next (21st) through to ...

2019-03-14 13:16 open_in_new
Kepak employee gets Louis’ Golden Buzzer

Barry Darcy, who works at Kepak in Watergrasshill, has been on cloud nine since music mogul Louis Walsh pressed the Golden Buzzer for Barry after his Ireland’s Got Talent audition. 

This means that Barry is automatically through to the semi-finals of the competition and for the ...

2019-03-14 12:13 open_in_new
New service station planned for Rathcormac

Planning permission has been granted for the development of a new service station at the site of the former EMO O’Regan Filling Station in Rathcormac. 

The new premises will include the construction of a 2-storey service station with a retail area, hot food deli, food ...

2019-03-14 11:10 open_in_new
Retail Excellence announces new chair and vice-chair

Ireland’s largest retail representative body, Retail Excellence have this week announced the appointment of Joe Barrett as its new chairman.

Mr Barrett will succeed JP Kennedy (MD of Tilestyle) as chairman of the Retail Excellence Board when Mr Kennedy retires as chair on 1 ...

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REVIEW: Renault Kadjar

by Seán Creedon

I knew that Renault had given their Kadjar a revamp and was told that the car was given a new nose.

Now with us humans getting a new nose would be a huge change. Some people are really conscious of their noses and those who can afford it, often get some work done on ...

2019-03-14 09:04 open_in_new
Brideview Drama Group the big winners at West Waterford Drama Festival

For their compelling performance of Brian Friel’s 'Philadelphia Here I Come', Brideview Drama Group received the Bill Canning Award for Best Play in the Open Section at the 2019 West Waterford Drama Festival in St Michael’s Hall, Ballyduff on Sunday ...

2019-03-13 18:22 open_in_new
Stepping out in style for ‘Simon’ fashion show

Corrin Event Centre was the setting for last Thursday night’s very successful fashion show ‘Twice Styled’ – a fundraiser for Cork Simon Community, as part of the Transition Year mini-company from Coláiste an Chraoibhín.

The organising committee comprised ...

2019-03-13 18:22 open_in_new
Mai and her team host another great night

Mai Rafferty's name is synonymous with drama classes and variety shows.

While she's no longer involved with her still very successful pre-school, Mai's enthusiasm for the stage remains undiminished.

A highlight of her thriving school of drama is the annual ...

2019-03-13 18:22 open_in_new
Let’s parade on St Patrick’s Day!

Preparations have been finalised for the various St Patrick's Day parades taking place throughout The Avondhu readership area this Sunday, bringing colour and a party atmosphere to the streets.

One and all are invited to get out and support your local parade and ...

2019-03-13 18:22 open_in_new
Council sponsors local student to represent Cork in Europe

Cork County Council are to sponsor Ava Lawton’s participation in a trip to Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

Ava, a transition year student at Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown was selected after participating in the weekly online citizenship and democracy ...

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