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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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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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