Additional Clinics Aug. 18 – 23

ADDITIONAL CLINICS:  Mon. Aug. 18th to Sat. Aug.23rd 2014

Please feel free to drop in for a chat or to discuss any issues you may have.


Time Area


Mon. Aug. 18

11am – 12:30pm Skibbereen Constituency Office


Bantry Constituency Office
  4pm Dunmanway

Parkway Hotel

Tues. Aug. 19


Union Hall Dinty’s Bar
1:30pm Ballydehob

Vincent Coughlan’s Bar



Schull Bunratty Inn
  3:30pm Goleen




Adrigole Murphy’s Bar
  6pm Castletownbere

O’Donoghue’s Bar

Wed. Aug. 20



Constituency Office


Connonagh Morris Arms


2pm Drimoleague

McCarthy’s Bar

  3pm Kealkil

Collin’s Bar

4pm Ballylickey Ouvane Falls
5pm Glengarriff

Bernard Harrington’s Bar

Thur. Aug. 21

12 noon

Bantry Constituency Office


Kilcrohane Bay View Inn
  3pm Ahakista

Arundel’s Bar

  4pm Durrus

Long Boat Bar

Fri. Aug. 22


Bantry Constituency Office
  2-3:30pm Skibbereen

Constituency Office




Bushe’s Bar

Sat. Aug. 23



Jimmy’s Bar



O’Shea’s Bar

  4.30pm Ardgroom

Village Inn

In case Days/Times/Venues Change – please ring 027-56222 or 028-22872 beforehand

New Credit Union to service the Beara Peninsula to open today – Harrington

credit unionFine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington today (Friday) welcomed the decision taken by the Board of Bantry Credit Union at their meeting last night, to provide Credit Union services for the people of the Beara Peninsula.

The decision by the Board of Bantry Credit Union to provide credit union services for the people of the Beara Peninsula is really welcome. The Board took this decision at their meeting last night and also agreed to open the office this morning for the purpose of opening accounts. The credit union will operate from the existing premises in Castletownbere.

“This represents the first stage in reinstating a fully functioning credit union presence in Castletownbere. It is a welcome and quick development following the winding up of Berehaven Credit Union by The Central Bank on Wednesday 23rd July last. Thankfully, 85% of the 3,500 members of that Credit Union received their savings, by cheque, just one week following the closure and the remainder will issue over the coming days.

“I am pleased to have been involved with all concerned to explore all possible options and to expedite a solution as quickly as possible for the people of Beara.”


Visual Arts BA (Hons) Degree Programme Funding to continue in Sherkin Island – Harrington

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Fine Gael TD for Cork South West today welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, that the funding for the Visual Arts BA (Hons) Degree Programme, in conjunction with the Dublin Institute of technology (DIT) has again been awarded for the coming year.Deputy Harrington stated “I am delighted that the Visual Art BA (Hons) Degree Programme will continue at Sherkin, where it has proven to be very successful to date and that the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have again allocated a grant of €25,000 towards the provision of this course for the coming academic year. The BA Visual Art is a community-based, four year, honours degree visual art programme. It is fully accredited, managed and delivered by the Dublin Institute of Technology in partnership with Sherkin Island Development Society (SIDS). West Cork Arts Centre (WCAC) are also key partners in the planning and implementation of the programme. I have been working on the securing of this grant each year and also worked in securing the additional 50% funding with Cork County Council, some years ago.

“The programme engages explicitly with the community in Sherkin Island and fosters a critical understanding of the community’s cultural and economic relationship with the perceived centre” Harrington added.



Harrington welcomes the funding of €120k in toward re-furbishment of Cara House

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Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington welcomed the announcement made by the Department of Health that Lottery funding of €120,000 has been paid to Skibbereen Geriatric Society Ltd, Cara House, Market Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork, from the Department’s 2014 National Lottery Discretionary Fund.

“This funding of €120,000 was being awarded towards the cost of converting the existing bedrooms and circulation space into a purpose designed space for the older adults attending the luncheon club.  This will be a huge boost for the Skibbereen Geriatric Society Ltd., toward the provision of daily services to the senior citizens of Skibbereen and district, which include classes, activities, appropriate advice clinics on for example finance and health.

“Cara House, in its current state was completely unfit for purpose and this funding will assist those involved towards the provision of a custom built facility for the purpose it will be used for. It is also a welcome boost for the local economy with the provision of jobs during the refurbishment. This is excellent news for Skibbereen and surrounding area and especially to the senior citizens there, who will benefit greatly from the finished project.