Features

Waterfall Alpaca Farm provides a lovely afternoon out

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Features

When Emma Bird first saw the land at Castledonovan in Drimoleague, there was no going back. She instantly fell in love with this wild patch of ground with its meandering paths and majestic waterfall. Details like a house, electricity or...

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A life changing experience

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Features

As part of his prize for winning the SelfHelp Africa Science for Development Award at the National BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2013, Fergus Jayes, (17), a sixth year in Clonakilty Community College, travelled to Uganda in conjunction with...

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Whiddy honours brave WWI American airman

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Features

During World War I, the American Naval Air Service constructed a Sea Plane Base on Whiddy Island, ideally located to respond to the increase in U Boat activity in the Atlantic. While returning from a routine patrol on October 22, 1918,...

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Ramadan in West Cork

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Features

The month of Ramadan, which traditionally begins with a new moon sighting marking the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, commenced this year on June 28. During Ramadan, Muslims all over the world, including West Cork, fast...

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Ring’s sandbar is no obstacle for Tigger

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Features

A 35 year career in British Telecom saw Cardiff native David Edwards working in the USA, Asia and around Europe and culminated in an invitation by Prince Charles to his home, and on the Royal Train, to discuss David’s position...

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Looking back inspires Clon to move forward

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Features

To first give a background history to the venue for this historic event, The Old Town Hall on McCurtain Hill was first mentioned in written records as a meeting place for the council in 1642. As well as being the...

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Whale Watch season has an early start in 2014

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Features

It’s that time of the year when the rich and diverse inshore waters of West Cork can come alive with marine wildlife and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) gears up for a busy season of monitoring cetaceans (whales,...

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Allison and the chocolate factory

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Features

Allison Roberts and Clonakilty Chocolate is now part of an innovative campaign that aims to make small business ideas happen around the globe. She talks to Mary O’Brien about her ambitions. Indiegogo is the world’s most established crowdfunding platform —...

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