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Refurbishment works to commence on Ballyhooly Church

With major refurbishment works due to begin very shortly on Ballyhooly Church, the doors are now closed to the public until the works are complete, in the interest of health and safety. 

The upper and lower roofs are to be replaced but as much slate as possible will be ...

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Nissan LEAF leads the electric charge

The award winning fully Electric Nissan LEAF is becoming a very popular choice of new car at Fermoy Nissan and it’s no surprise given Nissans drive towards fully electric vehicles worldwide with the incredible cost saving and environmental benefits it offers to owners.

Fully ...

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Network Ireland and AIB extend their partnership

Ireland’s leading female business organisation, Network Ireland and AIB have agreed to extend their partnership.

AIB has been the official national partners of Network Ireland since 2013.

As part of this partnership, AIB will work closely with Network Ireland and it’s 1,200 ...

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Second place finish for Oisin despite wrist injury

Despite a suspected scaphoid injury and a two hour delay to race proceedings, Ardpatrick man Oisin O’Callaghan claimed a brilliant second place finish at the recent HSBC British National Downhill Series in the iconic World Cup venue of Fort William.

Oisin went into the race after ...

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All-new Ford Focus ST makes wagon body style debut

Ford has revealed the first images of the all-new Focus ST in wagon body style.

The Focus ST – developed by Ford Performance – goes on sale in the summer (arriving in Ireland in September) and is powered by a free-revving 280 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with six-speed manual ...

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Make your vote count

With election canvassing campaigns now drawing to a close nationwide as Friday, May 24th looms large, The Avondhu gauged this week how voters were shaping up their first preference votes, through an on-street vox pop in Mitchelstown, reaction to candidates on the doorsteps in Fermoy and an ...

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O’Driscoll appointed president of CPA Ireland

Gearóid O’Driscoll has been elected the new President of CPA Ireland at the AGM of members in Dublin.

The Bandon native has been an accountant in practice for over 40 years and is currently the senior director at ODM Accountants.

Addressing the members at the AGM, he called on the ...

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Students cook up a storm to reach apprentice chef final

Elisa Fenton and Bronagh Wiley of Coláiste an Chraoibhín, Fermoy were two of the finalists competing for the title of Supreme Apprentice Chef at the south-east final of the 2019 Apprentice Chef Schools Programme at Waterford IT on Thursday, May 16. 

The theme of the Apprentice Chef ...

yesterday 13:31 open_in_new
Much anticipated sequel for Kilmallock

This Friday, May 24, Friars’ Gate Theatre are delighted to be hosting Where The Willow Meets The Ash, the much anticipated sequel to Malachy McKenna’s hugely successful and multi award winning drama, The Quiet Land.

When the chaotic and easy going bachelor farmer Bobby Hogan gets a ...

yesterday 12:28 open_in_new
REVIEW: Opel Grandland X

by Seán Creedon

In recent years Opel has started to add an ‘X’ to their crossovers and SUVs. Last year the German manufacturer introduced the Crossland X and the Grandland X.

The Grandland X is the biggest SUV in the Opel stable, larger than either the Crossland X or the Mokka ...

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New pop-up museum showcases history of local elections

Limerick people will be able to get a glimpse into what local elections were like in the past with a new pop-up museum exhibition in the council’s corporate headquarters in Merchant’s Quay.

‘Local Elections’ is produced by the Local Authority Archivists Group and ...

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Young Fermoy family have ‘no place to go’

The McDonagh family who are living in a mobile home in a picnic area on Cork Road, Fermoy, have been given 7 days to leave the site by An Garda Siochána, as of Tuesday morning last, May 21. 

John McDonagh and his partner Natasha have been living in the cramped mobile home on ...

yesterday 09:19 open_in_new
Call for marathon volunteers

The June bank holiday weekend in the Rebel County is synonymous with the Cork City Marathon.

This iconic event will see participants of all fitness levels and running abilities step up to the Marathon, Half Marathon or Relay on Sunday, June 2. I

n preparation for race day, the ...

yesterday 09:19 open_in_new
Monty’s Pass helps launch Marymount fundraiser

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice along with Cork Racecourse, Mallow are delighted to announce details of an exciting addition to Cork’s racing calendar this summer on Saturday, August 17th.

Details of the raceday were announced at the launch which took place on Thursday, May ...

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Irish restaurants urged to take the Gluten Free Eating Out Pledge

The nation’s restaurateurs are being called upon to take the Gluten Free Eating Out Pledge to provide more menu options for Ireland’s estimated 48,500 coeliac sufferers.

The Coeliac Society of Ireland is launching a new system, so that restaurants and cafes can reassure people with ...

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A new dawn for Saint George’s

Neglect, indifference, vandalism, history and Father Time – all have conspired to rob Mitchelstown and its catchment of historical buildings.

The loss of historical buildings goes some way to understanding the motivation of those who’ve mobilised to save St ...

2019-05-22 17:28 open_in_new
Preparations underway for Charleville Show

Plans for this year’s Charleville Agricultural Show, which will take place on June 29 and 30, are well under way.

There was a sneak preview about what to expect at the event launch in Charleville Park Hotel on Friday last.

Now in its 40th year, the Charleville event has become ...

2019-05-22 17:28 open_in_new
Highlighting the role of ‘See Change’ in Doneraile Park

The appeal of Doneraile National Park as a walking venue continues to grow and last Sunday was particularly busy.

Along with ‘regulars’ you had those taking part in the ‘See Change Green Ribbon Walk’ – an IFA/HSE endorsed event that seeks to raise awareness ...

2019-05-22 17:28 open_in_new
Brilliant ‘Strictly Castlelyons’

Last Friday’s ‘Strictly Castlelyons’ was accompanied by a huge amount of hype, which is fine, but it does create a certain amount of pressure on organisers to deliver.

Without doubt, competitors, who have put in a Trojan effort over the last number of weeks, also ...

2019-05-22 17:28 open_in_new
Glenville’s Laura crowned London Rose

Laura Kennedy from Glenville has been selected as this year’s London Rose for the Rose of Tralee Festival in August. 

The 27-year-old Glenville native is currently an IT Business Analyst Project Manager with UBS in Central London, having graduated with a first class honours ...

2019-05-22 17:28 open_in_new
What politician cares for our past, let alone our future?

It’s that time in the five-year cycle when local and European candidates suddenly remember the electorate. In Fermoy, voters should ask politicians how they intend to protect almost a millennium’s worth of history, and to safeguard the town’s future, writes Donal ...

2019-05-22 07:52 open_in_new