Features

Many good turns

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018 in Features

Aodh O’Donnell is a man who wears many hats. A founding member of both West Cork Rapid Response and West Cork Underwater Search and Rescue, Aodh has helped to save many lives in West Cork. The MD of O’Donnell Design...

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Local man helps in plight of Rohingya refugees

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018 in Features

Yousuf Janabali, living with his family in Clonakilty since 2000, recently travelled to his native country of Bangladesh, to volunteer at one of the Rohingya camps. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have built makeshift shelters on steep, sandy hills...

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Food for thought

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Farming

CEO of Bord Bia and Clonakilty native, Tara McCarthy, says that you can’t help but be immersed in a food culture when you come from a place like West Cork. “Whether it’s from a fishing perspective, farming, entrepreneurship, the co-ops,...

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Helping farmers become more sustainable

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Farming

As Business and Technology Dairy Advisor with Teagasc, Grainne Hurley’s main role is knowledge transfer with the core aim of helping farmers to become more sustainable. She also facilitates five Knowledge Transfer (KT) discussion groups in West Cork. Teagasc –...

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The Crowley’s ‘give it welly’ when it comes to excellence in dairy farming

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Farming

You wouldn’t normally expect to find a farm in rural Ireland mentioned in the Lonely Planet but thanks to a group of five enterprising family farmers, West Cork Farm Tours, which is proving to be a roaring success, it gets...

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Teaching the lay of the land

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Farming

Clonakilty Agricultural College at Darrara has been educating some of our finest farmers since 1905 and, since 2012 the college has also been undertaking research in dairy production systems and breed comparisons. College lecturer Karen O’Connell is the course coordinator...

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Building and beef

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Farming

In the midst of the rich fertile farmland of Barryroe, surrounded by dairymen, Barbara O’Donovan (nee Wycherley) has a small holding of 42 Limousin cattle on 75 acres of land. Suckler farming is not an easy business to be in....

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Talking cows until the cows come home

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Farming

The phrase ‘she’s some woman for one woman’ comes to mind after meeting Caroline Walsh (nee O’Neill). Originally from Ballinadee, Caroline (33) now lives and farms in Crohane, Ballinascarthy, milking 70 cows. She is married to Joe Walsh, an agricultural...

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