Features

Huge potential for farmers in the development of solar farms

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Features

Last month the IFA held a seminar on solar energy, on the back of which the CEO of one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy firms has repeated calls for farmers to “be open to the opportunities for renewable energy on...

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€10,000 up for grabs in Clonakilty Credit Union’s Big Bonanza 50th Anniversary Draw

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Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Features

As the 50th anniversary of Clonakilty Credit Union approaches, its Board of Directors, management and staff have organised a fantastic cash prize draw to acknowledge and reward those that have made this milestone possible – the members. The Big Bonanza...

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Historical tensions at Béal na mBláth

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Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Features

Michael Collins is remembered annually at his place of death in Béal na mBláth, on the Sunday nearest to his date of demise. This year that falls on Sunday August 21. The 2016 event will see history in the making,...

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Sail away in retirement

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Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Features

Myra Reid (69) and Paraic O Maoilriada (72) from Kilkenny returned home this month, docking in Kinsale Harbour, from a six-year around-the-world sailing trip in a  53-foot yacht ‘Saol Eile’ that covered 43,000 miles and took them to the furthest...

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Ireland’s largest bell made in West Cork

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Posted on: 4th July, 2016 in Features

The largest bell ever made in Ireland was fabricated over the last four month in a sculpture workshop in West Cork. The 3.7m high public sculpture by Schull-based sculptor Holger Lonze was installed in Bangor, Co. Down in early June...

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Tracing footsteps from Clonakilty to India in famine times

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Posted on: 4th July, 2016 in Features

Much has been documented, written, and made into documentary and feature films about the Irish migration to Western nations like the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand over successive periods of time, including the very unfortunate and sad time of...

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Creative writing with Danielle McLaughlin

Danielle McLaughlin

Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Features

Cork author Danielle McLaughlin will host a workshop on the ‘Creative Writing for Beginners’ at this year’s West Cork Literary Festival. Danielle’s own stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Irish Times, Southword, The Penny Dreadful and The Stinging...

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Bantry reaches out to children in India

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Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Features

West Cork woman Angela Muckley travelled to rural India in February to visit ‘Adharana’, a special school for the mentally challenged. Since then, with the help of the people of Bantry and the wider West Cork area, Angela has been...

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