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Only a run up the road to Robin Hill

Posted on: 8th August, 2014 in Features

I’ve been feeling a bit panicked this summer! Time is just galloping ahead and I can’t seem to rein it in. We arranged to do a house swap in France this year and what started initially as a few DIY...

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A tragic twist in the Whiddy tale

Posted on: 8th August, 2014 in Features

The revelation from Wilson in his own words, edited only slightly for clarity, follows: The Cover Note: To the Editor: Sir, I had a very good friend who came to Ireland in the first World War. He died in my...

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Answering a call to mission

Posted on: 6th August, 2014 in Features

From late August, the Leoni family, i.e. Mattia, a language teacher and coordinator of the Amnesty Group, Elena, a well known physiotherapist and a gifted singer, and the two rascals, Michele (7) and Sam (4.5) won’t be seen at the...

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A dose of seaweed a day keeps the vet away

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Features

With her childhood spent knee deep in seaweed on the seashores of Castletownbere, it is no wonder that Sarah O’Sullivan has found a use for this resource in her business ‘Seahorse Atlantic’. Sarah’s business is in fact built on the...

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All at sea

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Features

Having experienced many enjoyable trips on the water from Baltimore over the years, there was no persuasion needed when Baltimore Skipper Kieran Collins recently asked the West Cork People team out for an afternoon on the Lady Reb.  Although the...

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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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