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Men’s Shed at sea

Posted on: 29th May, 2014 in Features

What do you get when you put a group of men in a shed with some tools…sometimes you get a boat, or in the case of the Clonakilty Men’s Shed, quite a few boats in fact, as Mary O’Brien finds...

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Take time out to visit Bantry House

Posted on: 6th May, 2014 in Features

With the house central to this 18th century stately home, the formal gardens with prominent Italian garden design elements are interconnected, with natural flow. This includes the south-facing parterre, with a central feature of a water-fountain and seating encircled by...

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Not a rehearsal

Posted on: 7th April, 2014 in Features

The UK creative sector accounts for 5.6 per cent of all employment. That’s alot of jobs. Film, TV, Music, Gaming, Photography – across the board the entertainment industry is booming. I don’t doubt, that the same trends are being reflected...

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The landscape of West Cork belongs to us all

Posted on: 2nd April, 2014 in Features

This month is the perfect time to ‘take pride in your place’ and get West Cork in tip-top shape for the launch of the Wild Atlantic Way. The National Spring Clean is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative organised by An Taisce...

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Mind over matter

Posted on: 2nd April, 2014 in Features

A quiet child, Hazel describes in her book how she grew up “tormented” by her mother, with whom she shared a very difficult relationship. She believes that her traumatic childhood experiences were the reason behind her own failings as a...

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So where are all the jobs going to come from?

Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in Features

I did not study in ‘Hogwarts’ and so I never learned how to tell the future or to read a crystal ball. Any prediction of the future must include a ‘sensible use only’ health warning. Saying that, we can bring...

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A West Cork Sculpture Trail – Part Seven

Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in Features

St. Brendan the Navigator, Bantry: The statue to St. Brendan, or Brendan the Navigator stands at the western end of  Wolfe Tone Square  and looks towards the sea. Brendan was born near Tralee, in 484  and was ordained a priest in...

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Bog art up for barter

Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in Features

Times are tough and Gary Snelling, an artist in Leap, has reacted to this by offering one of his beautiful bog wood sculptures in exchange for a trusty steed, preferably one with wheels. This is not a fanciful notion, but...

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