Features

Living with a disability

Marco

Posted on: 10th April, 2017 in Features

In Ireland the 600,000 people with disabilities are not afforded the same basic human rights as everyone else. Although one of the first countries to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) a decade ago,...

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It’s the little things in life…

Tristan Cahalane

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Features

In December 2016, three-year-old Tristan Forde from Dunmanway became the first person in Ireland legally allowed to use cannibas for medicinal purposes. Since then, Tristan, who suffers from a catastrophic form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome, has been seizure-free. Prior to...

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Carving a place in history

Victor

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Features

Around the world longlasting and famous structures like the Taj Mahal, Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge and even West Cork’s own unique stone circles give us an idea of just how important the ancient craft of stonework is. Stone is everywhere and...

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Yoga helping refugees

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Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Features

West Cork yoga teachers Claire Osborne and Bella Hancock will be returning to the Middle East with the Yoga Mandela Project in March, where they will be offering yoga classes and yoga therapy in refugee communities. The Yoga Mandela Project...

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Cosima spreads her wings in Junk Kouture

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Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Features

Sixteen-year-old Cosima Augustin, a home-schooled student living between Clonakilty and Rosscarbery, is among 80 young designers to have reached the South Regional Final of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017 competition, taking place at University Concert Hall Limerick on...

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Living life with ovarian cancer

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Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Features

Four years ago, life for Catherine Kingston and her family changed forever when, age 62, Catherine was diagnosed with advanced stage (Stage III) ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common female cancer for women in Ireland. Approximately 350...

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New community music library opening at Lisheens

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Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Features

A new listening and lending music library will be officially opening at Lisheens House training and support centre, Ilen Street, Skibbereen in February. Over 1800 donated classical music CDs will form the backbone of the new library, which will also...

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Long distance romance turns to marriage

Donna

Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Features

For February’s ‘Love is in the Air’ Feature Donna O’Neill from Clonakilty spoke to Mary O’Brien about her upcoming wedding plans. Donna and Mark Maguire, a native of Courtmacsherry, plan to tie the knot on September 21 and have booked Garryvoe...

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