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A small family on a big journey

Posted on: 1st December, 2014 in Features

Last year, Tracey Carisch and her family — husband Brian and three children, Emily (10), Liv (7) and Alison (5) — woke up one day and decided to do something different — something that would impact on them as individuals...

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New museum seeks donations of artefacts

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014 in Features

The Michael Collins House Museum, housed in a restored Georgian house on Emmet Square in Clonakilty, will tell the story of Ireland’s struggle for independence from the 1798 rebellion onwards. The Museum is looking for donations of furniture relating to...

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Weather forecaster looks ahead for West Cork

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014 in Features

Ken Ring of www.predictweather.com is author of the Weather Almanacs for Ireland for 2015. The following is extracted from his 2014 and 2015 books. November for the Cork region brings on/off again rain with stronger winds between November 12 and...

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How volunteering can change your life

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014 in Features

In August 2014, Samantha Shortall (17), a fifth year in Sacred Heart Secondary School in Clonakilty, travelled to Ghana, in connection with Projects Abroad Ireland, a leading volunteer organisation that has sent over 50,000 volunteers to work in developing countries...

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A picture paints a thousand words

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014 in Features

Traditionally so-called ‘strong farmers’ used to arrange the marriage matches of their sons and daughters. Instead of inheritance upon death of a family farm, this allowed the elders to retire and have a younger couple take over while they were...

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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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