Features

FoodCloud offers a solution to food poverty

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Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Features

Aoibheann O’Brien is one in an excellent line-up of speakers at National Digital Week 2016 in Skibbereen (November 10-12). Aoibheann, whose father hails from Kilbrittain in West Cork, is a co-founder of the social enterprise FoodCloud, an innovative initiative established...

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Sorting seaweed on Whiddy

Hanging out with seaweed on Whiddy

Posted on: 11th October, 2016 in Features

The Ellen Hutchins Festival, held in the Bantry area during Heritage Week in August, provided an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Ellen Hutchins, Ireland’s first female botanist, who studied seaweeds and lichens round Bantry Bay in the early...

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Exciting times for Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon

(Boston, MA, 04/06/16) Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet trains for the Boston Marathon in Boston on Wednesday, April 06, 2016. Staff photo by Christopher Evans

Posted on: 10th October, 2016 in Features

2016 marks a particularly exciting year for the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon VII, which takes place on Saturday, December 3. Esteemed American marathoner Amby Burfoot has accepted the organisers’ invitation to join participants on the start line. Amby was the winner...

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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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