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Caravino – it speaks for itself

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

So let me get this straight. I can go around the world on a virtual wine tour while sitting in a caravan? In West Cork? Will there be food to match? Will I learn something new? Does it move…like do...

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For the love of good food

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Gillian Hegarty, 35, was the Head Chef at Ballymaloe House for four years. The Courtmacsherry native has been working in busy kitchens since she was a teenager, among them Cayenne restaurant in Belfast owned by Paul Rankin and the River...

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The Krawczyk way

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Krawczyk, 68, an award-winning charcutier from Schull, set up West Cork Salamis in the late 1990s making sausages and salamis from recipes he inherited from his maternal grandmother. After leaving art college to follow a career with food, Frank’s son...

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At home in a dollhouse

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Kaye’s husband, the well-known musician and entertainer Jimmy Hayes, sadly passed away earlier this year and, after much deliberation, Kaye has decided to open their home up as a ‘Museum of Childhood’ in his memory. “Jimmy always used to say...

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West Cork named top food destination

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

West Cork has just been crowned Ireland’s Premier Foodie Destination 2017 by The Restaurants Association of Ireland. After a rigorous few weeks of applications, regional judging visits and over 10,000 online votes, West Cork was declared the winner after beating...

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Tourist numbers up in Bantry and Beara this summer

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Chairperson of Bantry Development and Tourism Association, Eileen O’Shea says that tourism numbers in Bantry were up ten per cent this year. “While we have seen a drop in numbers from the UK, possibly as a result of Brexit, there...

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Brookpark Community Enterprise Centre

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Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Two exciting projects have come to fruition in Dunmanway this year, bookending this community-minded town at the heart of West Cork. Whilst the Municipal Pool caters for leisure pursuits, Brookpark Community Enterprise Centre caters for the entrepreneurial endeavours that drive...

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Every child deserves a family to love

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Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Features

The Christina Nobles Sunshine Centre is a social and medical centre for children who are either orphaned or from disadvantaged backgrounds. It homes up to 80 sick children until they are well enough to either go back to a children’s...

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