12 November 2018

Westcorktimes.COM…There are few occasions where I am so impressed by an initiative that I wish to blog it…

BUT working out of Bantry, Clare Farrelly and David Forsythe have
created the West Cork Times, www.westcorktimes.com a unique and unusual
online presence that brings news, views and articles to West Cork locals and
visitors and any others wishing to keep abreast of developments in West
Cork. A logical and easy navigation backs up this well laid out site making
perusal of the news a pleasure.  West Cork Times is an online news hub
covering issues from the environment to education and tourism to
transport...over an area from Beara to Kinsale.

The West Cork Times describes itself as a "hyperlocal website...Westcorktimes.com
aims to be an online hub for West Cork with up-to-the-minute news and information
for communities across the region. West Cork is a unique place and our aim is to deliver
for West Cork the kind of unique, professionally produced web presence the area
deserves. There are a number of exciting and innovative features planned for
the website which will develop over the coming months. The site is locally
owned by West Cork-based Wetrocks Media Ltd..."

Without a doubt one of the really exciting new initiatives to be developed by West Cork
Residents. What do you think

GALWAY – 24TH MARCH – A must for all whale and dolphin watch operators…Whale & Dolphin Watch Operators Workshop

Whale & Dolphin Watch Operators Workshop


Benefit from sustainable practice, learn from your customers, and make more money!

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland, 9.00 – 17.30 Saturday 24th March 2012


I have long been an admirer of Dylan Walker and all that he has achieved. When I heard that he was teaming up with Ian Rowlands to form Planet Whale I thought, only good can come out of this. So with a spring in my step and suitcase packed I headed off to Brighton last November to attend the whale watch operators workshop held just before WhaleFest. My high expectations were entirely justified. Apart from being supremely competent organisers, Dylan and Ian have a firm handle on the key issues facing the whale watching industry worlwide. The operators workshop addressed such critical issues as reducing impact on marine wildlife and environment in general, meeting and managing customer expectations and getting involved in valuable research. The afternoon session provided one of the most meaningful learning experiences I have ever had.

Take it from me, the workshop being organised by Dylan and Ian for Galway on 24th March should be a must for any operator who takes his business seriously…hope to see you there.

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