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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Walks on wild side

Published 20/06/2014|02:30

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A WEST Cork island has launched a series of walking weekends to promote local tourism.

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Bere Island will hold the first in a series of island walks next weekend (June 28/29) with the aim of highlighting local history and attractions. The island was once a former strategic military base during World War I and is the southerly most point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Bere Island is also part of the Beara Way and, through a series of looped tracks, offers up to six hour of continuous walking across spectacular scenery.

CYCLIST'S HAND CRUSHED

A cyclist was airlifted to hospital yesterday with extensive injuries she suffered when a truck drove over her hand after she had fallen from her bike.

The 42-year-old woman had been cycling with friends along a country road in Co Clare at around 5.30pm when the incident occurred.

The accident happened at Granaghan More close to the shores of Fenloe Lake near Newmarket on Fergus when the woman's bicycle collided with another as they tried to move in because of an approaching lorry.

UCC HOSTS WEB FORUM

UNIVERSITY College Cork (UCC) has gone online in a bid to deal with their student queries.

The college will host a special online question-and-answer session on Tuesday to cope with the large number of students unable to travel to attend special admission open days. UCC will have an expert admissions panel available for the online question-and-answer session from 4pm-5pm, which will cater for students worldwide. The Cork college, like its Dublin and Limerick counterparts, has seen a significant increase in the number of overseas students choosing the campus for their studies.

TOWN REVIVALS TALK

THE future of regional Irish towns will be debated at a special conference organised by the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI).

The event, which takes place in Mallow, Co Cork, today, will be opened by Research Minister Sean Sherlock and will focus on the regeneration of Irish towns. The conference aims to bring together key stakeholders from relevant government departments, local authorities, professional organisations and local communities to investigate a strategic approach for the regeneration and development of Irish towns into the future. Mallow will be the location of the first in a series of towns explored in terms of urban design, economic development and place-making.

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