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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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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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