Art…what does that mean again? When I started researching definitions of art, I quickly realised that I was entering a minefield. It appears to be extremely contentious, which is astonishing when you consider that art has been made for thousands of years. Surely, I was thinking, there is something universal, […]

An exciting new samba band has just been formed by Schull’s Youth Theatre group ‘The Loft’ saysCillian White.  Schull’s newest youth samba band is aiming to find its rhythm in time to lead this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in the West Cork village. Spearheaded by Sally Smart of Smart […]

Run by artists for artists, Working Artist Studios (WAS) in Ballydehob is a professional gallery and arts organisation providing an inviting, inspiring, creative space, not just for artists, but for art lovers and the local community. Founded in Skibbereen in 2000, WAS has since been dedicated to the support of […]

Anyone who has attempted to follow their Irish ancestry knows that it can be tough going. If records exist and you have West Cork ancestry, you have access to excellent and free online sources. In the month of St Patrick’s Day, it is worth reviewing how unlucky the Irish have […]