Features

The future of work is flexible

Posted on: 7th June, 2018 in Features

Karen O’Reilly of Employmum took home the award for Emerging New Business of the Year at the Cork Businesswoman of the year Awards last month. Network Cork presented the award to Karen for her clear business plan and effective use...

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20th Clonakilty Scout Group gets going

Posted on: 7th June, 2018 in Features

The largest Scout Group in Cork County had their Social Investiture in Clonakilty in May. Following a public meeting last October, the 20th Clonakilty Scout Group was formed, something which would not have been possible without the commitment of its...

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Village fete in the rectory

Posted on: 7th June, 2018 in Features

Rev Paul Willoughby and his parishioners are already looking ahead to the annual Garden Fete, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. Set in the garden of the Church of Ireland Rectory in Durrus on the second Wednesday in August,...

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Schull’s golden girl

Posted on: 8th May, 2018 in Features

Katarina Runske first arrived in West Cork 30 years ago into what she describes as “black and white picture postcard” Durrus. “There were still donkeys and carts on the street.” The Swedish native and trained classical pianist now calls West...

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Skibbereen students ‘Changing Minds’ in Romania

Posted on: 8th May, 2018 in Features

In March, four youth groups, two Romanian, two Irish (from Skibbereen and Castlebar), with accompanying teachers and youth workers, met for the first time in Techrighiol, Romania. The trip was organised by Changing Minds, a project, led by the Aurelia...

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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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