Women at risk but continuing to fight

10th September, 2019

By Mary Grover on behalf of Clonakilty Amnesty Group Perhaps not many of us have heard of Women Human Rights Defenders. Amnesty International is a partner. This organisation is made up of many groups worldwide who combat too many deeply...

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Twenty short films on the Great Famine launched at Skibbereen Heritage Centre

10th September, 2019

Lord David Puttnam launched 20 short films on the Great Famine at Skibbereen Heritage Centre recently as part of the Famine Story exhibition. The new films focus particularly on how the Great Hunger impacted the people of West Cork and...

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West Cork doctor urges dialogue on A&E crisis

10th September, 2019

We’ve all heard the reports or experienced firsthand the pressure that our A&E departments are under and Cork University Hospital’s Emergency Department (CUH ED) is one of the busiest in the country. Dr Jeff Featherstone, West Cork GP and A&E...

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A bounty to share at Kilbrittain school

10th September, 2019

Do you know what a FoodProud School is? Well the students of Gurraneasig National School in Kilbrittain do because they coined the phrase! While little free libraries have been popping up all over the country, the little West Cork School...

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New Kinsale group to offer helping hands to a Syrian family

10th September, 2019

Road to Kinsale is a Community Sponsorship project, initiated by a Kinsale-based group linked in their desire to offer a helping hand to those displaced in one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises of our time. In witnessing the atrocities...

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Who is Raif Badawi?

6th August, 2019

by Mary Grover, Clonakilty Amnesty Group Raif Badawi is 35 and Saudi Arabian. This does not make for easy reading but we hope that you continue. Since 2012 he has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. He was sentenced to seven...

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Go wild at the 2019 Ellen Hutchins Festival

6th August, 2019

The Ellen Hutchins Festival is back in Bantry and the surrounding area this month during Heritage Week (August 17-25) with an increased range of activities, many of which are free. Participation and learning are key features of the festival and...

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Island ferry tales

6th August, 2019

Cork-based production company Wombat Media will be launching an innovative virtual reality documentary set on Cape Clear Island this August Bank Holiday Weekend, as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival. Wombat Media is a video production studio specialising in factual...

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