BMSA Technology Free Music Event
Saturday 28th September in The Maple Leaf Bar 8.30pm onwards

In association with the launch of BMSA Technology Ltd there will be an evening of music and entertainment in Bernard Harringtons.
Performers will include; Philip King, Des Geraghty, Richard Tisdall, Seamus O’Callaghan, Eva Geraghty and others. All Welcome

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 6:24pm

Glengarriff Youth Club AGM
Glengarriff Youth club are having their AGM on Friday 20th September at 8.30pm in The Community Hall, followed by registration for members on this night, ONLY.

Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 9:41am

Auditions For This Years Pantomime
Glengarriff Theatre Group will hold registrations for this years panto on this coming Saturday 21st September from 1-3pm for primary school children. Auditions will also be held on the day. Registration and auditions for secondary school children and adults will be held on the following Thursday evening from 7.30 -9.30. All are welcome.

Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 9:38am

Parent & Toddler Group at Glengarriff Community Hall
Every Thursday morning 10am – 12 noon

€4 per family. All new faces welcome.
For more info contact Diane 0861713371.

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at 9:11am

Walking and Running For Exercise and Fun 9th September – Fit 4 Life!
Walk, Walk to Run and Running Groups.

Where? Cargo – Bantry Bay Hotel
When? Monday @ 6.30pm registration & @7.00pm groups.
How Much? €20 (September to December)

More Information contact  – Hillary (087 9031256) or Rose (087 2963213)

Fit 4 Life Groups also in Castletownbere and Schull.
Contact Tom on 0863671502 for Castletownbere group.

Get fit, have fun!

Free Running Workshop
‘’Training for a 10K’’ in CIT 5th September 7pm.
Guest Speaker Sonia O’Sullivan.

Cork Walking Month is September!
Guided Walks, Orienteering Events, Fitwalk Taster Workshops and more.

Fitwalk taster workshop in Durrus – Wed 4th Sept. 7 to 8pm, Skibbereen – Wed 11th Sept. 7 to 8pm, Ballineen / Enniskeane – Wed 18th Sept. 10 to 11am.
Registration fee of €5 applicable.


Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at 9:07am

Country Western Musical
The Phoenix Players from Oregon, USA, will be performing a Country Western Musical at the Glengarriff Parochial Hall on Friday, August 23 at 8pm. Entrance is €5 for adults and €3 for students. This is an hilarious story with lots of song and dance, romance, betrayal and a good fight or two. Come on out and enjoy a celebration of the cowboy way in the true spirit of theatre.

Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 7:54pm

Bantry Bay Lions gathering
The Bantry Bay Lions Club are hosting a “Cosmopolitan Gathering” at Nora Lynch’s house in Kealanine, Bantry on Saturday August 24, commencing at 2pm and lasting until 6pm. Entrance fee is one national dish of your choice.

There will be live music, lots of games with strange prizes. Chicken drumsticks and sausages will be provided by the Lions.

Come on out and have fun and taste food from around the world.

For directions to Nora’s house, please call 028-32955.

Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 7:49pm

Tag Rugby Tournament
Glengarriff Sports-Field Association and Bantry Bay RFC are holding a Tag Rugby Tournament next weekend 17th and 18th August in the Sports Field. Teams for 14-18 age group as well as adult teams are invited. Mininum 3 girls on the pitch at all times.

There will be music,  a barbecue, tuck shop and some fun events with great prizes also.  Come and join the fun. If you wish to enter a team please contact Geraldine Hicks on 0863872876.

Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 9:25am

Annual Pilgrimage To Knock
The Annual Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on 14th September this year with an overnight stay in Knock.  For details contact Beatrice on  087 6728615 or 027 63043.

Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 9:22am

Update On Dursey Island Cable Car
We have just been informed by CCC that all work on the cable car is now completed and the service is fully operational again.

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 9:32am

Dates For An Post Rebel Cycle Tour Announced
An  Post Rebel Tour 2013 returns to Glengariff on Saturday the 14th of September. The 160km Rebel Challenge, 85km Rebel Rider, 55km Rebel Cruise, and the 10km Rebel Pedal routes will all be returning. Registration is now live and can be accessed here. Register before the 1st of September to take advantage of the Early Bird prices.

Details on

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 9:30am

New Local Enterprise Announced – New Enterprise in Glengarriff Based on Unique Interaction of Science, Arts and Sport

The Founder and CEO of BMSA, Finbarr Mc Sweeney, has announced the establishment of an exciting enterprise operating at the interface of Technology, Arts and Sports. It is understood that this is a unique organisation globally.

BMSA has been offering EU policy and Technology advice since 2011 and has now decided to significantly expand its operations by creating a Golf Division and Arts section.

 McSweeney (63) is an, internationally renowned, Technologist, was a former Director General at the European Commission in Brussels and has held various positions in Irish and International industry and public service. He is an experienced manager who has founded and developed organisations and was responsible for the successful reorganisation of the 3000 person Joint Research Centre of the EU which is based in Brussels but with Research Divisions in Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

He is a native of Cork City, educated at Sullivan’s Quay, UCC, TCD and was appointed an Adjunct Professor at the College of Business and Law in UCC in 2010. He continues to lecture on the Masters programme in International Policy and Diplomacy, which he co-designed.

He has won numerous awards including the Grand Gold Medal of Comenius University, a prestigious award won by only a handful including John Paul II and the international financier Georges Soros.

He moved to Glengarriff in 2007 where he had family roots. He was Captain of Glengarriff Golf Club in 2012 and he designed and led the first group purchase of the Mountain View Holiday Homes in Glengarriff in 2011.

“West Cork has largely underused resources in terms of creative people, awe inspiring scenery, strong Arts and Culture and outstanding Golf. I have decided to combine my network of International contacts in the Technology and Business areas and encourage them and their families to come to Ireland to experience the uniqueness of West Cork.  As an inventor I have designed and protected a number of golf programmes which will be a key part of the Golf Division. These programmes will also be released internationally. In a nutshell, using state of the art technology we provide a guarantee than anyone based on a two week residential course can become a competent golfer with a handicap allowing them to play on any golf course. We also provide combined language and golf tuition in another unique protected programme. The visiting golfers will be introduced to investment opportunities based on the best of Irish Technology, will stay at the highest standard accommodation and be introduced to the best of Irish Music and culture.”

This unique concept has been recognised by the World Federation of Golf Teachers, who have become a partner with BMSA in the development of the various programmes. The tuition will take place at the Old Head Golf Links, Bantry Bay Golf Club and in Glengarriff Golf Club where BMSA is also planning to establish a local Golf Academy with indoor facilities, including interactive computer driven Golf Simulators, allowing tuition to continue throughout the winter. BMSA is also working in partnership with, Cork company, SkyTec in the use of Octocoptors (unmanned helicopters with eight rotors) to take unique aerial shots of golfers, providing them with unique footage of their visit to Ireland.

BMSA will work together with golf tour operators, musicians and local and national development agencies in order to optimise the potential of West Cork.

BMSA is currently seeking young golfers with handicaps less than 16 and with TEFL qualifications who will provide training as youth leaders in this unique company. 

The BMSA website has been designed with their, award winning, creative partner organisation Practice and Theory who own, music company, Choice Cuts. BMSA also has strong connections to Other Voices (South Wind Blows) having acted as their fundraiser and digital media advisor.

The company will be formally launched at a glittering celebration of Irish Technology, Arts and Sport at the Glengarriff Lodge, a partner of BMSA, on Sept 28th.

See the website at for further details.

Enquiries: 027 63857

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 9:23am

Charity Cycle/Run at Bonane
The Dinosaur Challenge is a DAA Staff Charity Event in association with Kenmore Athletic Club and APFS Harriers AC. The Dinosaur Challenge starts with a cycle from Cork Airport to Bonane Village, then the 10k Run kicks off from Bonane to the old Riversdale Hotel in Kenmare. DAA staff charities include Bees For Battens, Make A Wish and Down Syndrome Ireland. Registration opens at 3pm at Bonane Church. Run starts at 4pm. For more information, contact  or #dinosaurcharitychallenge

Registration is open. Sign Up. Run. Then go treat yourself to Food Carnival fun.

You can also find the event on our the Bonane Community Facebook page: and

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 9:19am

Water Safety Course
Water Safety courses will be held in Glengarriff from the 12th to the 17th of
August. Enrolment August 11th. weather permitting at a stand at the Fun Day or in The Community Hall. All levels will be catered for, from beginners to lifesaving.

Trágleathan Strand: At around 11am for beginners.
Blue Pool from the newly installed swimming pontoon: At around 3pm. for advanced classes / lifesavers.

25 euro for first child
20 euro for second child
18 euro for third child
1 euro reduction for subsequent children


Local Contact
Catherine Ryan  027  63931         086 80783352

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 9:04am

Dursey Island Cable Car Update
The Cork County Council issued the following statement today …

“As you know The Dursey Island Cable Car was closed last week to facilitate thorough surveys of all elements at the facility. The surveys have highlighted a potential problem with steel tensioning cables.

To ensure public safety Cork County Council is closing the service with immediate effect in order to replace the tensioning cables.

This closure will last several days and further information will be issued when available. Cork County Council apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience this closure may cause.”

Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 5:18pm