Features

Bring a smile to a child’s face this Christmas with a shoebox of gifts

Posted on: 6th October, 2014 in Features

Last year, 8,100 boxes were sent from Ireland to Albania, of which 3,184 came from West Cork – a great achievement. Overall 163,530 boxes from Ireland were distributed to the poorest children of Eastern Europe and Africa. If you would...

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Local club has that ‘Friday feeling’

Posted on: 6th October, 2014 in Features

The Rosscarbery Friday Club has created a unique artwork— a set of Rosary Beads — which was presented to Fr. John McCarthy during the month of Mary, May 2014. Potter and artist, Catherine Ryan, helped the group fulfill its aim...

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Methodist Church members to help poorest of the poor

Posted on: 6th October, 2014 in Features

The Methodist Missionary Society (Ireland) will send a team to Haiti on December 29 for sixteen days. Headed by Rev. Laurence Graham from Killarney, the team of twelve from all around Ireland will include two members of Clonakilty Methodist Church,...

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Skibbereen Day Care Centre produces glass art work

Posted on: 6th October, 2014 in Features

One hundred older people attending the Skibbereen Day Care Centre have been busy working with glass and digital art techniques recently with artist Michael Ray, an award winning visual artist living in West Cork, transferring photographs of themselves and handwritten...

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Culture Night in West Cork

Posted on: 8th September, 2014 in Features

From art to poetry, early music to a specially commissioned soundscape on the 17th floor of Cork County Hall, there is a wide and wonderful programme of FREE events for Cork County’s Culture Night celebrations on Friday, September 19.  In...

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A rowing success

Posted on: 8th September, 2014 in Features

For the past two months teams from coastal rowing clubs have flung themselves into the waves of the West Cork coast, braving scorching heat waves and stormy waters in an effort to be crowned South West champions. Ruairi Coughlan sits...

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Talking about suicide

Posted on: 8th September, 2014 in Features

“One of the most disturbing ways of death is suicide,” writes Pat Crowley in his series on suicide, which he’s been publishing on his website (www.patthebarber.com), “disturbing, that is, for the relatives and friends of the one who is now...

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A trip down memory lane

Sovereign Street

Posted on: 8th September, 2014 in Features

Donie O’Sullivan, age 78, remembers a different Clonakilty, as he walks through the town with Mary O’Brien. A carpenter by trade, in the old days Donie used to make wheels for horse carts. His father and grandfather before him were...

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