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Concern’s Emergency Response in Haiti

Haiti Country Director Nellie Kingston, Emergency Response Manager Peter Doyle, Data and Mapping Herby Cyprien, and WASH Coordinator Stephane Napoleon prepare to head out to the island of La Gonave where Hurricane Matthew destroyed up to half of the infrastructure. Photo: Kristin Myers

Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Features

Nellie Kingston from Clonakilty is Concern Worldwide’s Country Director in Haiti. As a member of Concern’s Surge team, Nellie is deployed to various Concern country programmes for varying time periods that can range from four weeks up to six months....

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A safe haven for donkeys

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Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Features

With more than 40 million donkeys in the world, it’s little wonder that this hard-working much-loved animal features in so many classic children’s tales ranging from the Christmas nativity story to an Aesop’s fable to Winnie the Pooh. The popular...

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Introducing Leap’s postmistress

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Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Features

Sitting outside Ger’s Wild Atlantic Diner eating her lunch, Kathleen Woumans, the new and very proud postmistress of Leap village, shares her excitement with Mary O’Brien at her new position, while at the same time fielding off friendly cries of...

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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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