Features

Fair play to Fairtrade

Posted on: 6th March, 2014 in Features

Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual event that raises awareness about Fairtrade, comes to a successful close this Sunday, March 9. Clonakilty, Ireland’s first Fairtrade town, organised a number of informative events over the two weeks, one of which involved Allison Roberts...

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Business and love going swimmingly for couple of Ocean Addicts

Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in Features

Anne and Graham Ferguson from Nohoval have been together on land and at sea for over 10 years. The couple, who married in 2008, are self-confessed ocean addicts, which aptly also is the name of their business, which they started...

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No place like West Cork

Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in Features

A director in the family-run business, the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery, Helen Wycherley recently got married to John Breen. With a beautiful wedding venue at her fingertips, Helen’s day was made even more special. She shares some of her...

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A West Cork Sculpture Trail

Posted on: 6th February, 2014 in Features

Dan O’Mahony, (Danno) Ballydehob Dan O’Mahony , or ‘Danno’, as he was more popularly known, was born in Ballydehob in 1912. He joined the Irish army and was an athlete, hammer-thrower and weight-thrower, as well as a boxer and wrestler....

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Don’t lose faith in charity

Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in Features

With the tenth anniversary of just-one’s initial founding fast approaching on July 5 next, there’s been a timely reminder of an explanation that I recall using many times during those first few years whenever speaking about why I had established...

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Love’s journey

Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in Features

Bill and Jane Otway, both in their 90s and living in Schull, recently celebrated 69 years of marriage. The couple, who retired from Trinidad to Schull in the early eighties, speak to West Cork People about life, love and what...

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Irish quest to reach the North Pole

Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in Features

On February 14, Bandon’s Dr Clare O’Leary will set off on her most challenging and important expedition to date — skiing to the North Pole. This will complete the three Poles for Clare, who says that reaching the North Pole...

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What can you do if conflict is making your workplace a misery?

Posted on: 16th January, 2014 in Features

Longer hours and new roles are taking their toll on the Irish workforce, but coupled with constantly changing technology and job insecurity, many people are reaching breaking point. People are often made to feel they should be grateful to have...

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