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The Faux Famine

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Features

An Gorta Mór, Ireland’s Great Famine or The Great Hunger, as it is more commonly referred to today, ranks among the worst tragedies in the sweep of human history. Between 1845 and 1850, approximately 1.5 million Irish men, women and...

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A gentle touch when undergoing aggressive treatment

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Features

Having battled cancer twice herself, Caroline Warren from Bandon set up The Touch Therapy Centre to provide cancer sufferers and anyone dealing with a serious health issue, some relief and time out from the stress and side effects that can...

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Breaking the mould

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Features

There aren’t many places where you get to pick up a paintbrush in one hand and a really good cup of coffee in the other. When Sophie Miall and Suzanne O’Connor set up Cré Pottery Studio in Skibbereen town last...

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Two halves of a whole

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Features

Born in Dublin, Syd Cheatle is a son of Jack Cheatle, long-term leader of the RTE Concert Orchestra and cellist Aileen Foley, a native of Skibbereen. Syd is the author of two plays produced in the Abbey in the 1970s...

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Bantry Harbour Marina officially opens

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Bantry Bay Port Company officially opened the new Bantry Harbour Marina in August. To celebrate, over 40 boats visited the new marina, which was officially unveiled by Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company Chairman,...

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Caravino – it speaks for itself

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

So let me get this straight. I can go around the world on a virtual wine tour while sitting in a caravan? In West Cork? Will there be food to match? Will I learn something new? Does it move…like do...

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For the love of good food

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Gillian Hegarty, 35, was the Head Chef at Ballymaloe House for four years. The Courtmacsherry native has been working in busy kitchens since she was a teenager, among them Cayenne restaurant in Belfast owned by Paul Rankin and the River...

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The Krawczyk way

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Krawczyk, 68, an award-winning charcutier from Schull, set up West Cork Salamis in the late 1990s making sausages and salamis from recipes he inherited from his maternal grandmother. After leaving art college to follow a career with food, Frank’s son...

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