Features

Navigating the CAO system

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Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Features

How can you choose one career path or course when there is such a huge choice available? Carol McCarthy of West Cork Guidance says this wide choice should be viewed as an advantage, an opportunity to pursue whatever you want,...

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Ronan Collins plays in aid of the ‘Ethiopia Deaf Project’

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Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Features

Ronan Collins will play the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery on Saturday, February 11. The show, which is in aid of the ‘Ethiopia Deaf Project’, will feature showband hits from all the greats like Dickie Rock and The Miami, Brendan...

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Ripples of good

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Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Features

Each New Year brings with it a great opportunity for change and I for one am hopeful that 2017 will be an improvement on the year that went before it! As unfortunate as it was unpleasant though, even the unexpected...

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A career carved out of wood

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Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Features

Just before Christmas, Nathan Solomon was seen wielding his chainsaw at the top of McCurtain Hill in Clonakilty. Fascinated passersby stopped to watch, as with each stroke of this mighty tool, forlorn-looking tree stumps were very quickly transformed into mythical...

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Getting us all safely home this Christmas

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Posted on: 5th December, 2016 in Features

As we come to the end of a year when road deaths nationally reversed their downward trend, the families, friends and colleagues of the eight people who lost their lives in West Cork are still mourning their loss. Inspector Ger...

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Stories of the Revolution

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Pupils at Lisheen National School have already been busy collecting stories for the ‘West Cork: Stories of the Revolution’ project. Included here, with some of their material, are, back, from left, Margaret Murphy, Skibbereen Heritage Centre; John Hurley, Eoghan Cawley, Edwin Collins, and Siobhan Kingston, teacher. Front, from left, James Hurley, Blathín Barry, Riona O’Driscoll, Alannah Cawley, and Ferdia Dennis McAleavy.

Posted on: 5th December, 2016 in Features

Extraordinary stories about the people of West Cork are coming to light as part of a schools’ history project organised by Skibbereen Heritage Centre as part of Cork County Council’s Centenary programme. The ‘West Cork: Stories of the Revolution’ project...

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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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