Cork ARC Bantry covers all of West Cork and part of South Kerry, from Clonakilty to Macroom to Sneem to Castletownbere and all areas in between. The aim is to reduce the distressing impact cancer can have on survivors and their families. They offer support in understanding the landscape of cancer as well as constructive, practical and emotional support. We work with cancer survivors and their families in deciding what type of support or programmes would be best for them. Services include: Counselling, Massage, Reflexology, Yoga, Pilates, Art Therapy and Touch Therapy while our Hour of Calm and Mindfulness sessions help to reduce stress caused by cancer. All services are available free of charge.
Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland (HDAI) exists to provide a unique service offering information, support and advocacy to those impacted by Huntingtons disease.
HDAI is a national voluntary organisation established by HD family members to provide consultation, information and individualised support to those diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, those at risk, family members and health and social care professionals.
Bantry Lifeboat is a community rescue service paid for and supported by the local community through donations and a number of charity events throughout the year. The Lifeboat is a recognised resource of the Irish Coast Guard and is therefore required to be on call 24 hours a day 365 days of the year. The organisation provides a very high standard of training to its crew and is always looking for new members to join.
Dunmanway Community Council (DCC) is a voluntary, community-based organisation of elected members which aims to identify the current and future priorities of the local area, for the benefit of the economic, cultural, social and environmental welfare of the Dunmanway Community.
Since its inception in 2008 The Community Council has co-ordinated the Tidy Towns Competition in the area, taken part in the Cork County Council Anti-Litter Challenge each year, and the An Taisce led National Spring Clean Day, as well as the Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Competition winning either first or second prize each year.
They also to promote the St Patrick’s Day Parade and the Sam Maguire Festival in September each year.
BASC Club (Bandon Area Special Children) is a fun club organised by a group of parents of children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Bandon, Kinsale and surrounding areas.
Two support workers are employed, to run after-school & weekend Junior and Senior fun clubs and have also recently introduced a Young Adults club. Junior & Senior club members take part in various activities such as swimming lessons, Tae Kwon Do, dance, drama, singing, art, gym, yoga,cookery etc. and our Young Adults enjoy trips to the cinema, bowling, shopping etc.
Dunmanway Community Garden is a volunteer run project in Dunmanway providing a beautiful spcae for the whole community for services such as gardening, mental health and well-being, Parent & Toddler Group, craft group, after-schools club, summer camp, coking courses, schools education days and everything else the local community requires.