Features

The write word

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Posted on: 10th October, 2016 in Features

When she’s not busy in her full-time position as Staff Engagement Officer at the Central Statistics Office, Bandon woman Mary Malone is juggling being an author, ghostwriter, freelance journalist, publisher and publicist. “If I’m passionate about something, I make the...

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Quakers in West Cork

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Posted on: 10th October, 2016 in Features

Since their foundation in the 17th century by George Fox, the ‘Religious Society of Friends’, or Quakers, as they have come to be known as, have been encouraged to walk cheerfully over the world, answering to ‘that of God’ in...

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West Cork lifted by the power of song

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Posted on: 10th October, 2016 in Features

Depression affects one in ten people in Ireland at any one time and there are many aspects of mental health that can leave people feeling helpless and isolated in the community. This is why an all-inclusive event such as the...

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Political firebrand leaves lasting impression on Ballydehob

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Posted on: 5th September, 2016 in Features

Anna Catherine Parnell was born on the family estate of Avondale in County Wicklow on May 13, 1852. At the age of 13, she moved with her mother and sister to Paris, but felt suffocated by the upper class society...

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A Steele guardian of the sea

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Posted on: 5th September, 2016 in Features

Born into one of Ireland’s best-known cheese-making families in Eyeries on the Beara Peninula, Susan Steele’s family life has always revolved around food. Her mother, Veronica Steele – now sadly battling Multiple system atrophy (MSA), a progressive neurological disorder –...

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The Burning Question

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Posted on: 5th September, 2016 in Features

Once again we are coming to the time of year when it is permitted to burn hillsides and once again the controversy will rage. Environmentalists say the burning kills wildlife and destroys their habitat. Landowners say it is the most...

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Look before you leap

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Posted on: 5th September, 2016 in Features

“Getting married is easy, being married is really really challenging,” says O’Neill, who divides his time between his practice in Dublin and Eyeries in rural West Cork, where his family roots go back 350 years. As Ireland’s only male agony...

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Pilgrim Passports now being stamped at Gougane Barra

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Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Features

Pilgrim Walks from Drimoleague to Gougane Barra have received a fresh impetus with the inclusion of the walk among the Five Medieval Pilgrim Paths of Ireland, which are eligible to receive the ‘’Teastas Oilithreacha’’ or Certificate of Completion from Ballintubber...

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