Features

Mind over matter

Hazel Cooper

Posted on: 2nd April, 2014 in Features

A quiet child, Hazel describes in her book how she grew up “tormented” by her mother, with whom she shared a very difficult relationship. She believes that her traumatic childhood experiences were the reason behind her own failings as a...

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So where are all the jobs going to come from?

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Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in Features

I did not study in ‘Hogwarts’ and so I never learned how to tell the future or to read a crystal ball. Any prediction of the future must include a ‘sensible use only’ health warning. Saying that, we can bring...

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A West Cork Sculpture Trail – Part Seven

Capt. Francis

Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in Features

St. Brendan the Navigator, Bantry: The statue to St. Brendan, or Brendan the Navigator stands at the western end of  Wolfe Tone Square  and looks towards the sea. Brendan was born near Tralee, in 484  and was ordained a priest in...

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Bog art up for barter

One of Gary’s sculptures crafted from 5000 year-old bog wood.

Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in Features

Times are tough and Gary Snelling, an artist in Leap, has reacted to this by offering one of his beautiful bog wood sculptures in exchange for a trusty steed, preferably one with wheels. This is not a fanciful notion, but...

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Using technology for positive parenting

Bill mentors young coders at a recent CoderDojo event in Clonakilty.

Posted on: 6th March, 2014 in Features

Many parents worry about the effects that technology is having on their children. The biggest challenge for parents is to understand the benefits and pitfalls of technology use and to help their children create balance in their lives. Australian entrepreneur...

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ALL program impacts lives of children with autism

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Posted on: 6th March, 2014 in Features

Animated Language Learning (ALL) is a visually based language specially developed for children with moderate to severe language learning difficulties. Created by Enda Dodd in 2007, following numerous failed interventions with his twin sons, Conor and Eoin, who were diagnosed...

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Why Mexicans celebrate ‘St. Patrick’s Day’ in September

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Posted on: 6th March, 2014 in Features

John Patrick Riley (Seán Pádraic Ó Raghallaigh), (c. 1817 – August 1850), a United States Army private, was one of the several hundred immigrant Catholic Irishmen who defected from the US Army and formed the Saint Patrick’s Battalion to fight...

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Fair play to Fairtrade

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Posted on: 6th March, 2014 in Features

Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual event that raises awareness about Fairtrade, comes to a successful close this Sunday, March 9. Clonakilty, Ireland’s first Fairtrade town, organised a number of informative events over the two weeks, one of which involved Allison Roberts...

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