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Bud burst

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018 in Home & Garden

After our unusual and late blast of snow we welcome back the incoming spring. Our official spring this year started on March 20, the vernal equinox, when the earths’ orbit around the sun means that there are equal amounts of...

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The Fortune in flowers

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Home & Garden

Up on a hill in a field overlooking Glandore Harbour, where there used to be cows, now flowers grow. This is where Ruth Fortune sows the seeds of her trade. It’s where she watches the first cornflower of the year...

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Paying tribute to our native trees

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Home & Garden

With the loss of so many trees to the storms of the winter particularly Ophelia, National Tree Week this year, from March 4-11, is an important prompt to consider the losses and how we could replant. We must remind ourselves...

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Pick your potato

Posted on: 6th February, 2018 in Highlights

As the days get longer and hopefully dryer, we start to plan and dream of what we would like to grow in the season ahead. One of my favorite vegetables to grow are Potatoes aka Spuds! For the amount of...

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Should I use my savings or get a personal loan or mortgage to extend or renovate my home?

Posted on: 6th February, 2018 in Home & Garden

On the face of it, the question in the headline of this article seems to be very simple, with an equally simple answer. Deposit interest rates are at an all time low currently rates on instant access deposit accounts vary...

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Help reduce the plastic problem

Posted on: 15th January, 2018 in Home & Garden

Over eight million tons of new plastic rubbish is finding its way into our oceans every year. It’s a frightening statistic, especially when you consider China’s plastics ban (from January 1 China will no longer take our plastic waste) and...

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A house with a colourful past

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Highlights

Cois Laoi in Ballingeary in the Múscraí Gaeltacht is a house with a colourful history. It was at this property in 1906, when Ireland was still under British Rule, that it’s said the eviction that ‘broke the landlords grip on...

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A hub of activity in Clonakilty

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in Home & Garden

The new geodesic dome at Clonakilty Community Garden was officially opened by Joy Larkcom, inspirational vegetable grower, writer and supporter of the project, on Friday, September 22. Clonakilty Community Garden originated as a resource for asylum seekers living in Clonakilty,...

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