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Growing herbs at home

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in Home & Garden

There is a lovely stretch now both morning and evening. There are visible signs that the gardening season is kicking off – birds pairing up, buds on trees and shrubs, spring bulbs out in full force. This is the busiest...

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Gardeners and worms

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in Home & Garden

While planting some fruit trees in my garden last week, I came across lots of big juicy worms. This got me thinking about one of the most productive workers of the soil food web and I decided to learn more…and...

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The house the Baker’s built

Posted on: 4th February, 2019 in Home & Garden

Aine Baker talks to Mary O’Brien about her family’s long journey from renting properties to finally achieving their dream of building a home of their own in West Cork. A native of Donegal, Aine is married to Noel, who grew up...

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West Cork called to take part in plastic audit

Posted on: 4th February, 2019 in Highlights

A new EPA funded initiative to reduce plastic use in homes and schools across Ireland is being launched by Voice, an environmental charity that aims to empower individuals and local communities to take positive action to conserve our natural resources....

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Soft fruit

Posted on: 14th January, 2019 in Home & Garden

Here in West Cork we have fantastic growing conditions for all types of soft fruit. Even a novice gardener should be able to get great returns from just a few plants. Kids (and adults) will be delighted to feast on...

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A junk shop jewel

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in Home & Garden

Wander into The Mardyke Magpie in Skibbereen and prepare to breathe in the past and get lost for a few hours amongst the eclectic assortment of antiques and quirky and usunsual items. “A good old-fashioned junk shop with a touch...

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Declutter your home and get organised for Christmas 2018

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in Home & Garden

From time-to-time we all need the motivation of a special occasion to get our homes decluttered and organised. The run-up to Christmas is a fantastic time to get stuck in before we have family, friends and neighbours calling and visiting....

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Remembering the garden privy

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in Home & Garden

Charlie Wilkins writes in the latest issue of Innishannon Candlelight Looking back through the telescope of my mind I recall how our children, the six of them, were astonished when told that their parents (in their teenage years and early...

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