Seed sowing – The natural gardener

8th May, 2019

Noah Chase With the warm weather finally here, and little chance of a late frost, now is a great time to start nearly any type of vegetable seed. Growing vegetables from seed is fun, and it’s a great way to...

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Young and Trans in Rural Ireland

8th May, 2019

A new resource for young people and their educators called ‘Young and Trans in Rural Ireland’ was launched recently by Youth Work Ireland, the largest youth organisation in Ireland working with 116,000 young people every week. Attending the launch was trans...

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Whale Watch season has an early start in 2019

8th May, 2019

Pádraig Whooley, IWDG Sightings Officer Group of 4 humpback whales visit the MV Holly Jo off the Stags, near Toe Head. Pic: Daniela Morenstern, IWDG It’s that time of the year when the rich inshore waters of West Cork come...

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30th Annual Opinion West Cork Community Awards 2019

8th May, 2019

At the Opinion/Bandon Co-op West Cork Community Awards, winners are pictured with Opinion organisers Donal Warren MC, Eddie Goggin, Editor, Ger Brickley, CEO Bandon Co-op, sponsors and guest of honour Aoife O’Sullivan, Miss Ireland   Photo Donie Hurley The current...

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Earth lawyer Polly Higgins dies aged 50

7th May, 2019

Fiona Hayes remembers an extraordinary woman and friend, Polly Higgins, who spent her life fighting to protect the Earth. Earth lawyer Polly Higgins died this Easter Sunday evening at the age of 50.  She was a friend and an extraordinary...

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West Cork’s Emma Cullinane takes home youth accolade at Irish Red Cross National Volunteer Awards

7th May, 2019

Pictured (L-R) at the Irish Red Cross National Volunteer Awards in Croke Park were Danielle Cullinane who represented her daughter Emma Cullinane who won the Youth Achievement Award, Irish Red Cross Young Volunteer of the Year winner Emma Hurley​ and...

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Save Bantry Bay Day is May 14

7th May, 2019

“Saving Bantry Bay shouldn’t have to come at such a high financial cost for local communities.”  Bantry LEA candidate Holly McKeeve-Cairns says that communities across West Cork are paying too high a price for poor decision-making at both local and...

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Bantry chosen to pilot Retail Support Programme

7th May, 2019

Pictured at the launch of a special pilot scheme by Cork County Council for Bantry businesses were Sharon Corcoran Director of Economic Development & Tourism at Cork County Council, Kevin Curran, Head of Enterprise,and Deirdre O’Mahony, Senior Business Development Officer,...

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