Work has been completed on Clonakilty’s flood relief scheme after almost three years of work, Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan says. Construction contractors Ward & Burke will pack up and move out on April 12.  “Although business have had to put up with years of disruption those days are now […]

The oft told story and laudable accomplishments of Ballydehob’s resident professional wrestler Dan ‘Danno’ O’Mahony were actually pre-dated by the equally impressive and decidedly more authentic achievements of an enthusiastic amateur from Gloun. Twenty-seven years before the Irish Whip’s AWA and NWA World Heavyweight title wins, Con O’Kelly was the […]

Mags Riordan of Bumblebee Farm is guiding us through the planning, planting and caring of a bed for cut flowers. By the time summer arrives the bed should boast an abundance of pollinator-friendly flowers ready for cutting and enjoying. This month she focuses on potting your seedling on. With the […]

I’m waking up earlier and earlier these days, which is just as well, as there is so much to do in the garden in spring. Most mornings it is a joy to be up and outside with the only distraction being birdsong. No traffic noise or phones ringing, just mooching […]

Join West Cork Literary Festival on Tuesday, April 6 at 7pm, for a celebration of the short story to mark the publication of Jan Carson’s ‘The Last Resort’. Jan is joined by fellow Irish short story writers Lucy Caldwell, Adrian Duncan, Louise Kennedy, and John Patrick McHugh, whose new collections […]

Shadows are the drawings of the sun, blooming shapes cast by the body against its brilliant light, whilst silhouettes are the body-as-shadow, limned by the sun’s perfection. Art is literally everywhere we walk, for whenever we cast a shadow we create a magical other, a fluid, animated impression, like ink […]

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