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A different way of being

Posted on: 5th November, 2018 in Features

Elaine McGoldrick (53) was formally diagnosed autistic at the end of June this year, three days before speaking at the first Autism Friendly Town meeting in Clonakilty. Originally from Cork City, the teacher is now living in Rossmore, Clonakilty. She...

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Cork mum highlights lack of support for autism

Posted on: 5th November, 2018 in Features

Cork mum-of-six Lenore Good writes a weekly column with the Evening Echo about her son Bodhi, who has autism. She also has a blog on Facebook called ‘Out in the Sticks With Six’ where, more often than not through humour...

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Punch-packed programme for Samhain festival

Posted on: 8th October, 2018 in Features

The incredible Samhain Festival organised by community arts group Geata Arts will once again take place this year in Clonakilty. The festival, which celebrates and honours the Celtic festival of Samhain, will run from Thursday, November 1 until Sunday, November...

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A life less ordinary

Posted on: 8th October, 2018 in Features

John and Nadia D’hondt live almost completely off their land in Dunmanway. If it wasn’t so difficult to grow bananas in Ireland, they would! The self-sustaining Flemish couple, a biologist and maths teacher, moved to West Cork in 1987 with...

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OPINION EDITORIAL : SOS Skibbereen

Posted on: 8th October, 2018 in Features

Skibbereen residents determined to save their town against threat of plastics factory manufacturing ‘nurdles’ In December 2017 Cork County Council gave planning permission for a wealthy American Company, trading in Ireland as Daly Products, to build a Custom Engineered Thermoplastics...

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West Cork History Festival marks centenary of 1918

Posted on: 8th August, 2018 in Features

The West Cork History Festival, taking place near Skibbereen from August 16-19, 2018, is for everyone who is interested in history. With a broad range of speakers including historians, curators and writers, the festival reflects the complex and engaging history...

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Overcoming the challenges of living with hydrocephalus

Posted on: 8th August, 2018 in Features

Majella McCarthy, (30), a young woman from Dunmanway, has just published a book sharing her inspirational story living with hydrocephalus since she was diagnosed with the condition as a baby. Majella’s hope is that her book will help people without...

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‘Working Through’ the adoption process

Posted on: 2nd July, 2018 in Features

Anyone who has gone through the process of tracing their birth family if adopted or fostered in Ireland will tell you that it can be a difficult and traumatic process. Many don’t know where to start looking; others have to...

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