Features

Climbing back to the top

Posted on: 14th January, 2019 in Features

After suffering a severe spinal injury last May, Clodagh Helen, 25, from Clonakilty, is undertaking a remarkable feat in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland. The determined zoo biologist, who is one of the handlers at the Birds of Prey Centre...

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West Cork fights back against planning for plastics factory

Posted on: 14th January, 2019 in Features

On November 29 2018 An Bord Pleanala ruled with two votes against one and against the advice of their own inspector, in favour of the proposed Thermoplastic Compounding Factory adjacent to the Retirement Village and Nursing Home on Baltimore Road...

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Whiddy: A son remembers the loss of his father

Posted on: 14th January, 2019 in Features

A special edition of An Saol ó Dheas broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta this week commemorated the Whiddy Island disaster.  The interviewees included Eoin Warner, a wildlife television documentary maker, who lost his father in the tragedy. Eoin, from...

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Leave a lighter footprint by shopping local this Christmas

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in Features

What does the word Christmas mean to you? asks Fionnuala Harkin. For many, it evokes warm feelings of comfort and joy, for others, the dread of all the work involved in entertaining, or the stress of  shopping and getting the...

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A Polish celebration

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in Features

A blues singer from Poland, Beata Baranowska, 35, has lived in Ireland for the past 13 years and is now settled in Bantry with her family. Beata is married to Piotr and the couple have two children, Matthew, (8), and...

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Bring nature indoors this Christmas

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in Features

Next year I’m thinking of starting a #loveNovember campaign. As soon as the clocks change at the end of October the whole country starts to think about Christmas and poor old November doesn’t get a look in. I quite enjoyed...

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A storybook Christmas

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in Features

Well-known author Lucinda Riley has made Clonakilty her home and is looking forward to celebrating Christmas in West Cork this year with her family. Lucinda’s books have been translated into over thirty languages and sold fifteen million copies worldwide. She...

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A traditional Catalan Christmas

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in Features

Manuel Garcia, 38, from South Catalonia in Spain, lives in Clonakilty with his Irish partner and two children. A permaschool teacher with a PhD in Philosophy, he is very interested in building community relations and, together with his partner, has...

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