Features

Keeping Cork safe

Ophelia Storm damage evidence in Tragumna Beach, Skibbereen, West Cork.
Pic. Emma Jervis Photography

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Features

While Hurricane Ophelia wrecked havoc on the south west coast of Ireland, organisations such as Cork Safety Alerts kept the public informed and safe. Co-founder of Cork Safety Alerts, Patrick O’Leary, talks to Mary O’Brien about why and how this...

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RehabCare Bantry goes the extra mile in aiding recovery

Community Services Manager Catherine Doyle, Community Artist, Aoife Doolan, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly, service users Pauline O'Sullivan and Michael O'Riordan, at the official opening of The Music Box in the Rehab Care Centre, Bantry . Photo Tony McElhinney

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Features

On the edge of town behind Bantry Hospital at Droumleigh, RehabCare fits so snugly into 14 acres of woodland that it can be difficult to find. However this is a place that is worth seeking out says Mary O’Brien. Opened...

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Cork heroin addict rebuilds her life

Rehab Sharon Duffy

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Features

Viewers will have this week been gripped watching the final episode of the three-part documentary series The Rehab, which aired on TV3. Filmed over a year, with unprecedented access to staff and residents of Coolmine Therapeutic Community, The Rehab is...

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The Faux Famine

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Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Features

An Gorta Mór, Ireland’s Great Famine or The Great Hunger, as it is more commonly referred to today, ranks among the worst tragedies in the sweep of human history. Between 1845 and 1850, approximately 1.5 million Irish men, women and...

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A gentle touch when undergoing aggressive treatment

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Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Features

Having battled cancer twice herself, Caroline Warren from Bandon set up The Touch Therapy Centre to provide cancer sufferers and anyone dealing with a serious health issue, some relief and time out from the stress and side effects that can...

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Breaking the mould

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Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Features

There aren’t many places where you get to pick up a paintbrush in one hand and a really good cup of coffee in the other. When Sophie Miall and Suzanne O’Connor set up Cré Pottery Studio in Skibbereen town last...

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Two halves of a whole

Syd Cheatle and Miriam Dunne taken on O’Connell Bridge in Dublin by well-known photographer Arthur Fields

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Features

Born in Dublin, Syd Cheatle is a son of Jack Cheatle, long-term leader of the RTE Concert Orchestra and cellist Aileen Foley, a native of Skibbereen. Syd is the author of two plays produced in the Abbey in the 1970s...

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Bantry Harbour Marina officially opens

Picture. John Allen

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Bantry Bay Port Company officially opened the new Bantry Harbour Marina in August. To celebrate, over 40 boats visited the new marina, which was officially unveiled by Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company Chairman,...

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