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At home in a dollhouse

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Kaye’s husband, the well-known musician and entertainer Jimmy Hayes, sadly passed away earlier this year and, after much deliberation, Kaye has decided to open their home up as a ‘Museum of Childhood’ in his memory. “Jimmy always used to say...

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West Cork named top food destination

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

West Cork has just been crowned Ireland’s Premier Foodie Destination 2017 by The Restaurants Association of Ireland. After a rigorous few weeks of applications, regional judging visits and over 10,000 online votes, West Cork was declared the winner after beating...

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Tourist numbers up in Bantry and Beara this summer

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Chairperson of Bantry Development and Tourism Association, Eileen O’Shea says that tourism numbers in Bantry were up ten per cent this year. “While we have seen a drop in numbers from the UK, possibly as a result of Brexit, there...

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Brookpark Community Enterprise Centre

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Features

Two exciting projects have come to fruition in Dunmanway this year, bookending this community-minded town at the heart of West Cork. Whilst the Municipal Pool caters for leisure pursuits, Brookpark Community Enterprise Centre caters for the entrepreneurial endeavours that drive...

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Every child deserves a family to love

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Features

The Christina Nobles Sunshine Centre is a social and medical centre for children who are either orphaned or from disadvantaged backgrounds. It homes up to 80 sick children until they are well enough to either go back to a children’s...

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Learning to dance in the rain

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Features

The challenges and joys of the past four years, if anything, have taught Susan O’Donovan to live in the moment. She gives us a glimpse into her family life. I am a proud Mommy to four handsome little boys. Each...

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A born fighter

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Features

If a smile is worth a thousand words, then little Emilia Perrozzi sure has a lot to say. Almost seventeen months from the day she was born on March 1, 2016, weighing just 510 grams (less than a bag of...

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Clutching at straws for Coalition

Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Features

To use an old cliché, unless you have been living under a rock, by now you’ll have learned that Theresa May’s Conservative government and the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland have decided to form a coalition government. I’ve written...

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