A monochrome figure carries a netted bundle of colourful baggage, many times his own weight and mass, on his bent, drawn back. The image is resonant of medieval depictions of ‘Folly,’ which often showed the Fool with the world on his shoulders, or of classical depictions of the mighty Atlas, holding […]

The arrival of spring migrants from their over-wintering grounds in Africa is well underway.   The morning birdsong chorus of our resident birds, such as Blackbird, Song Thrush, Great Tit has been joined by summer visitors like Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat. As we move into May, the volume […]

This month the ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ team has been checking in with local partners to see how the project is going: meeting with retailers, hotels, restaurants, schools and community groups ahead of our ‘farm to fork’ gathering. On April 25, food waste champions from across all sectors will have […]

Revel in Clonakilty is one of a number of cafes and restaurants in West Cork who have come together to start a national campaign to get the government to sit up and take notice of the challenges facing small business owners around the country and lower the VAT rate for […]

As a family historian and genetic genealogist, I work both in the public and private domain. For some of my advanced projects I produce detailed reports or research papers which are shared privately amongst those who have collaborated and contributed their DNA to the study. I tend to update these […]