Features

A West Cork Sculpture Trail

Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in Features

Dan O’Mahony, (Danno) Ballydehob Dan O’Mahony , or ‘Danno’, as he was more popularly known, was born in Ballydehob in 1912. He joined the Irish army and was an athlete, hammer-thrower and weight-thrower, as well as a boxer and wrestler....

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Don’t lose faith in charity

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Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in Features

With the tenth anniversary of just-one’s initial founding fast approaching on July 5 next, there’s been a timely reminder of an explanation that I recall using many times during those first few years whenever speaking about why I had established...

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Love’s journey

Bill & Jane now

Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in Features

Bill and Jane Otway, both in their 90s and living in Schull, recently celebrated 69 years of marriage. The couple, who retired from Trinidad to Schull in the early eighties, speak to West Cork People about life, love and what...

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Irish quest to reach the North Pole

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Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in Features

On February 14, Bandon’s Dr Clare O’Leary will set off on her most challenging and important expedition to date — skiing to the North Pole. This will complete the three Poles for Clare, who says that reaching the North Pole...

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What can you do if conflict is making your workplace a misery?

Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in Features

Longer hours and new roles are taking their toll on the Irish workforce, but coupled with constantly changing technology and job insecurity, many people are reaching breaking point. People are often made to feel they should be grateful to have...

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Reducing the barriers to networking in job-hunting

Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in Features

In studying statistics on job-hunting and unemployment, one factor stands out above all others — education (and training). No matter what age, gender, nationality, existing standard of education or what era you are in — 1951 / 1982 or 2014...

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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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