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Healing with a harp

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Highlights

Anja Bakker, also called The Flauting Harper, has just finished compiling her album, ‘Of Ballads and Bunting’, a selection of ancient music of Ireland based on the Cairde na Cuirte publications, the Bunting Collection and the Woolsley edition of 1973....

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Plan the perfect wedding day at the Fota Island Resort Wedding Forum

Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Health & Lifestyle

An invaluable resource for those tying the knot, the next Fota Island Resort Wedding Forum on Thursday, July 13 at 6.30pm presents every possible service and suggestion for your big day – all taking place in the stunning surroundings of Fota...

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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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Lee’s and Nils: West Cork clubs in the city

Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Features

Gaelic football in Cork has always been strongest in the west of the rebel county while hurling claimed dominance in the city, but in the late 19th century, two football clubs with a West Cork flavour sprung up on the...

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The walk of a lifetime

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in Features

The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching right across Europe and attracting hundreds and thousands of walkers each year. Some complete the entire route in 30 or 40 days,...

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West Cork farmers take gold at National Farmer of the Year Awards

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in Farming

Tom and Alice O’Sullivan from Crookstown have been named as winners at the nationwide Farmer of the Year Awards, which were held in Dublin in May. The couple took home the gold together in the Dairy Farmer of the Year...

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Shining success for Union Hall Centra store at 2017 Quality Awards

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in News

It was a night to remember for Cork Centra stores after an incredible 13 stores were presented with awards at the 2017 Centra Quality Awards, held in the Malton Hotel, Killarney.    For eight of the Cork stores awarded –...

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West Cork businessman appointed Chairman of the National Council of SPAR Retailers

Posted on: 29th June, 2017 in News

Ger Harte, owner SPAR Clonakilty has been appointed as the new Chairman for the National Council of SPAR Retailers (NCSR) for 2017. The NCSR is made up of 12 SPAR retailers representing almost 400 stores from around the country from...

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