Family Fun Not Forbidden

Family Fun Not Forbidden

Now that some bishops have came out and said that Communions will take place in certain parishes. What a lot of people do not realise that you can invite your nieces and nephews around to your garden for some good old fashioned family fun.

The solution is a bouncing castle

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Text Scam Offering Vaccine At A Price

Text Scam Offering Vaccine At A Price

The HSE told the public it does not charge the public for coronavirus services, including vaccinations.

The HSE have advised the public to be aware of a text scam offering the vaccine for a fee They will request your card or bank details. Testing and vaccination is not subject to any charges.

Do not click on any links. If you are due a vaccine contact HSE support number

Anyone who receives a similar text is asked to contact gardai.

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Ireland now second most obese EU nation

Ireland now second most obese EU nation

The lowest share was found in Italy and France, with 45pc of adults overweight

Ireland has the second highest rate of obesity in the EU, with more than a quarter of the adult population in the Republic classified as obese, according to figures published by the European Commission.

The EU-wide survey of overweight rates among Europeans reveals that 26% of Irish adults in 2019 were obese

With 56pc of adults in the Republic classified as overweight,. With the highest share of overweight adults found in Croatia and Malta with 64pc.Obesity is An Eating Disorder


Italy and France have the lowest share,

Adults with a BMI of 30 or higher are considered obese, while a BMI in the range 18.5 to 25 is classified as normal.

A Eurostat spokesperson said obesity is a serious public health problem as it significantly increases the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, certain cancers and hypertension.


Choose A Career Where People Need You.

Choose A Career Where People Need You.

It is a fact of life that people who work with their hands for the benefit of others are rarely out of work. 

The orthopaedic therapist plays a vital role in helping us maintain our bones, muscles and joints.

INCOT is now enrolling for the Bachelor of Science Degree, BSc Orthopaedic and Manipulative Therapy. 

For further details please contact the college.

Cherish the Dog

Cherish the Dog

No one tells you how quickly dogs age. How one day you wake up and suddenly their face is all white, how their eyes start to seem more milky than before, how you have to call their name a few more times than you used to.

People tell you not to blink when you have children, but what about the dog who was with you before your children were even thought of? The dog who was by your side before you found the love of your life, the dog who jumped from apartment to apartment in your early 20’s. No one tell’s you to cherish every moment you have with them…

Cherish the dog. The one who’s been there through every break up and every dumb fight with your best friend. That dog who slept in the bed with you when you were lonely and made you feel safe when you left home. Cherish him, because one day you’ll take him on a walk and he’ll start to get tired before you and you’ll realize just how many years he’s been walking by your side. 

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City Council Votes To Increase Property Tax By 9%

City Council Votes To Increase Property Tax By 9%

Cork City Council tonight voted to increase the Local Adjustment Factor (LAF) of Local Property Tax in Cork City by 9% (with 19 votes).

Under Section 20 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012, a Local Authority may vote to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax by a maximum of plus or minus 15% of the basic rate.

The elected members of Cork City Council have previously voted for a 0% LAF for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. This generated additional income of €777,000 per annum in the budget which equates to €2.331m over those three years. For the 2021 budget, the elected members increased the LAF to 7.5% which generated an additional €1.58m.

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We won’t like Monday

We won’t like Monday

A cold front crossing Ireland on Monday afternoon will bring widespread heavy showers with the possibility of thunder.

Met Éireann has warned that the downpours will result in hazardous driving conditions and may also lead to spot flooding.

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The areas most at risk includes east Munster where the thundery showers are expected on Monday afternoon and evening.


Permanent TSB Scam Texts

Permanent TSB Scam Texts

An Garda Síochána at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) are warning the public of a recent smishing scam where persons are receiving text messages purporting to be from Permanent TSB advising of ‘unusual activity’ or a ‘suspicious log-in attempt’ on their account.

Once the person clicks on the link they will be brought to a cloned website where the fraudsters will seek their pins, passcodes and other personal information from them. The information sought is far and beyond what a bank would ever seek.

The fraudsters wants your personal data so they can steal money from your bank account or purport to be you when contacting banks.

GNECB would like to warn the public to be wary of such text messages and if in any doubt of the authenticity of the text, contact their bank on the numbers they usually use.

Do not use a number supplied by these texts.

There are other ‘smishing’ texts being received and these can purport to be from service providers, revenue, banks and/or delivery businesses. Some can fit into the threads of previously received genuine texts which adds an air of authenticity to them.

An Garda Síochána’s advice to the public is as follows:

– Never click on a link of an unsolicited text, email or respond to cold callers seeking personal information.
– Never give away personal data like PIN number, card numbers, passwords, one time codes, PPS numbers
– If you are expecting a delivery and receive such a text be very careful.
– Banks will never text you seeking personal information like account numbers, passwords, pin codes, mother’s maiden’s name
– If you have been a victim its vital to change your passwords/pin codes
– If you have responded to such a text contact your bank immediately
– It is also important to report the matter to Gardaí.


Fit-Up Festival Is Back In West Cork

Fit-Up Festival Is Back In West Cork

An important milestone is being marked in West Cork this week with the return of live performing arts events. The West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival got underway on Tuesday and will run until Sunday, August 1st. Nine one-actor plays will be shown during the 12-day festival.

Due to continuing Covid safety requirements, strict audience limits and Covid-19 safety measures will apply. Pre-booking is essential and tickets must be purchased directly from the Box Office on 087 6076745

For further information please visit

Fit-Up Theatre Festival Schedule

Padraig Potts – Tue July 20th 2021 – 8:00 pm

Indigestion – Wed July 21st 2021 – 8:00 pm

Indigestion – Thu July 22nd 2021 – 4:00 pm

The Story – Thu July 22nd 2021 – 8:00 pm

Padraig Potts – Fri July 23rd 2021 – 1:00 pm

The Story – Fri July 23rd 2021 – 4:00 pm

In One Eye Out the Other – Fri July 23rd 2021 – 8:00 pm

The Story – Sat July 24th 2021 – 1:00 pm

In One Eye Out the Other – Sat July 24th 2021 – 4:00 pm

Indigestion – Sat July 24th 2021 – 8:00 pm

In One Eye Out the Other – Sun July 25th 2021 – 1:00 pm

Wake – Sun July 25th 2021 – 4:00 pm

Padraig Potts – Sun July 25th 2021 – 8:00 pm

Wake – Tue July 27th 2021 – 8:00 pm

Wake – Wed July 28th 2021 – 4:00 pm

The Man From Moogaga – Wed July 28th 2021 – 8:00 pm

Wake – Thu July 29th 2021 – 1:00 pm

Around the World on 80 Quid – Thu July 29th 2021 – 4:00 pm

The Words Are There – Thu July 29th 2021 – 8:00 pm

The Man From Moogaga – Fri July 30th 2021 – 1:00 pm

The Words Are There – Fri July 30th 2021 – 4:00 pm

Appropriate – Fri July 30th 2021 – 8:00 pm

The Words Are There – Sat July 31st 2021 – 1:00 pm

Appropriate – Sat July 31st 2021 – 4:00 pm

Wake – Sat July 31st 2021 – 8:00 pm

Appropriate – Sun August 1st 2021 – 1:00 pm

The Words Are There – Sun August 1st 2021 – 4:00 pm

Around the World on 80 Quid – Sun August 1st 2021 – 8:00 pm





Enjoy the Cork County Coast Safely

Cork County Council in conjunction with the Irish Coast Guard and Water Safety Ireland are appealing to members of the public to be mindful of their personal safety if they’re visiting the coast this week.

The three organisations have issued guidelines for anyone taking part in coastal walks. They’re asking people to stay away from exposed coastal and cliff edges, tell someone where you’re going and to pay attention to tide times and safety signs. They’re also advising people to dress appropriately for the conditions, to wear a high-factor sunscreen and to bring enough food and water for their journey.

A status yellow high temperature warning remains in place for the entire country. Met Éireann is predicting maximum temperatures of between 25 and 30 degrees for County Cork until Friday.


Coastal Walking Safety Guidelines

  • Stay in Contact -Tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to be back, it is always best to be accompanied.
  • Tides – Pay attention to local tidal times to avoid the danger of getting stranded or cut off.
  • Route – Familiarise yourself with your planned route and any associated hazards. Seek local knowledge if you are unsure of the area.
  • Phone – Charge your phone: Make sure your battery is charged and consider buying a USB power stick to recharge it if it runs low while on the walk.
  • Weather – Check the weather forecast. : and chose suitable clothing
  • Sunset – To avoid walking in darkness, be aware of the time the sun sets. If you know both this and the expected duration of the walk, you’ll have an optimum start time to set off.
  • Sun Protection – Wear a hat. Wear a high factor sun protection.
  • Safety Signage – pay attention to any safety signage identifying hazards
  • Clothing – Dress Appropriately & wear suitable walking footwear. Be visible: Aim to wear at least one item of bright colour such as red, or orange so that you remain visible to the people in your party or rescue services if needs be.
  • Food and Water – Bring enough food and water for your journey and some extra rations in case your excursion goes on for longer than expected.
  • Children – Ensure children are always supervised, keeping small children close to parents or adults during any coastal walking activity.
  • Coastal and Cliff Terrain – Stay away from exposed coastal and cliff edges
  • Sea Conditions – do not underestimate the unpredictable nature of sea conditions where swell or wave activity can change dramatically and sweep a person without warning from a rock edge into the sea. Stay Back – Stay High, Stay Dry.
  • Dogs – Keep dogs under control & do not enter the water to rescue animals Ring 999/112 for assistance