Current Web Site Committee Cal Hyland,
Community Web Site
The Rosscarbery Web Site Committee was set up in November 2001 at a meeting called by the Family Festival Committee to bring together the town's various community groups and organisations. At that time it was determined that the town could benefit from having its own web site.
A committee was formed with Cal Hyland, Ann Donnelly O'Mahony, Brian O'Mahony and Conor O'Callaghan working together to design and get the site online. The site was launched at the opening of the Arts and Literature Weekend on May 10th 2002.
Shortly thereafter, Nora Hubbert and Catherine O'Sullivan have joined the committee to assist with administration and public relations.
At the end of 2007 it was decided to redevelop the web site for a new look and with new features: user and member registration, business directory, photo gallery and improved news and events facilities. William Helps, artist and graphic designer, joined the team to create a new logo and a Flash animation to make use of good images of the area, which has brought about an entirely new image for the site. Ann Donnelly O'Mahony, proprietor of O'Mahony Donnelly E-Business, then carried out a complete redevelopment of the site putting into place all of the interactive elements and keeping it all Search Engine Friendly, which has been key to the success of the site to date.
The website not only promotes the various tourist attractions and amenities that the town offers, but also provide a means of communication for the various community groups and organisations.
Our "Old" Logo
All the residents of Rosscarbery and its surrounding areas are familiar with the famous swans of our lagoon, but how did our original logo come about?
When it was decided to establish a website for the community, we ran a competition in the town's schools to pick a new logo to be used for the website and to represent Rosscarbery in general.
That logo, with its beautiful swans, was designed by Adele Gallwey, who was then age 9 and attending 3rd Class at St. Mary's National School.
Adele says that she thought of the design with the swans, because taking walks around the lagoon with her family and visiting the swans is one of her favourite things to do.
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