Features

A rare jewel

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Posted on: 5th December, 2016 in Features

Linda’s of Kinsale has been in the jewellery trade for over 40 years. Run by mother and daughter team Linda and Laura Jane Walsh, the unique shop in Kinsale sparkles with treasures, ranging from fine diamond engagement rings and collectible...

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For the love of animals

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Posted on: 5th December, 2016 in Features

Gaeilgeor Cathriona Ní Scanaill, (29), from Ballyvourney has always had a big ‘grá’ for animals. The assistant warden at Fota Wildlife Park in Co. Cork grew up with a father who was a wildlife ranger with the National Parks and...

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Farmers who marched on Dublin honoured

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Posted on: 5th December, 2016 in Features

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Farmers’ Rights March of 1966, the single most important event in the history of the NFA/IFA. On Thursday, October 27, a special ceremony took place at Wolfe Tone Square in Bantry to...

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A life-changing road trip for Skibbereen man

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Posted on: 5th December, 2016 in Features

Skibbereen man Joshua Matheson, (34), has just completed a solo nine-month trip from Australia to Ireland, travelling through 30 countries in a Toyota Landcruiser Prado and raising funds for Medicines San Frontiers (MSF), a charity that works in almost 70...

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The Presidential Green Card

Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Features

The presidential race across the Atlantic is heating up and by November 8 we will know who the next leader of the United States will be, but like many holders of the office, will he or she have roots in...

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Concern’s Emergency Response in Haiti

Haiti Country Director Nellie Kingston, Emergency Response Manager Peter Doyle, Data and Mapping Herby Cyprien, and WASH Coordinator Stephane Napoleon prepare to head out to the island of La Gonave where Hurricane Matthew destroyed up to half of the infrastructure. Photo: Kristin Myers

Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Features

Nellie Kingston from Clonakilty is Concern Worldwide’s Country Director in Haiti. As a member of Concern’s Surge team, Nellie is deployed to various Concern country programmes for varying time periods that can range from four weeks up to six months....

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A safe haven for donkeys

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Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Features

With more than 40 million donkeys in the world, it’s little wonder that this hard-working much-loved animal features in so many classic children’s tales ranging from the Christmas nativity story to an Aesop’s fable to Winnie the Pooh. The popular...

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Introducing Leap’s postmistress

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Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Features

Sitting outside Ger’s Wild Atlantic Diner eating her lunch, Kathleen Woumans, the new and very proud postmistress of Leap village, shares her excitement with Mary O’Brien at her new position, while at the same time fielding off friendly cries of...

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