Features

A new era

Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in Features

The New Moon on the morning of January 1 in the sign of Capricorn was conjunct the powerfully transformative Pluto. With most of the world’s population focused on New Year resolutions and fresh starts, this introduction has really set a...

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Young Scientist Emer encourages girls to give ‘Guiding’ a go

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Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in Features

At the start of the Brownie Centenary, European Young Scientist of the Year winner, Emer Hickey, is encouraging girls to give Guiding a go! The sixteen-year-old student from Kinsale Community School has never looked back since joining Kinsale Brownies at...

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Close your mouth if you want to feel calm

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Posted on: 15th January, 2014 in Features

Mary O’Brien visits Charlie Maguire at The Buteyko Centre in Bantry and finds out how keeping your mouth closed and taking lighter breaths through your nose can have a positive impact on your health. An engineer by trade, when Charlie...

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Connecting through art

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Posted on: 15th January, 2014 in Features

Mary O’Brien visits St Joseph’s Ward in Bantry General Hospital and sees the enjoyment that some of the older residents living with dementia get out of painting. There were an estimated 41,740 people in Ireland living with dementia in 2013....

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Are Irish weather forecasts really worth the effort?

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Posted on: 15th January, 2014 in Features

New to West Cork, David Dillard is pleasantly surprised to find that he loves the weather here, comparing Irish weather to a Mahler symphony or a Verdi opera. He says that having nice weather all the time, as in California,...

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A West Cork Sculpture Trail

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Posted on: 31st December, 2013 in Features

Skibbereen Famine Memorial, Abbeystrewry Graveyard: Skibbereen Famine Memorial was created by Skibbereen Famine Commemoration Committee and was completed in 1998. Like many famine memorials throughout the country, it is very site-specific. It forms part of Abbeystrewry graveyard and is located...

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An eclectic haven for stylish shoppers

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Posted on: 31st December, 2013 in Features

Warren Allen Collections, after nearly seven years on McSwiney Quay, found a new home last month on Bandon’s South Main Street. Taking advantage of her new central location, owner Jacintha Warren included a café within the new shop to provide...

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An Extraordinary Woman

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Posted on: 31st December, 2013 in Features

From copytaker to woman’s editor, Maureen Fox was one of the first women journalists to work in the newsroom of the then ‘Cork Examiner’ from the early 70’s right through to the early 90’s. She had a unique style of...

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