An Taisce has announced the International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award recipients for 2022. Eighty-five Irish beaches and 10 marinas have been awarded the Blue Flag for 2022, up two on last year’s total. With 15 Green Coast Award beaches, Cork is once again top of the table.  West Cork […]

Increase your holistic wellbeing this summer by creating a reflection space in your home or garden, a place where you can go to relax, unwind and escape, so to speak. For remote workers especially, this could be your place for mindfulness and meditation breaks or a quick yoga session before […]

Having covered much of the basics in previous articles, this month I will start by providing brief synopses (in alphabetical order) for my wife’s West Cork ancestral lines and what we have learned from atDNA matching. If you have DNA tested and related to any of these families, or simply […]

If you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably noticed that there seems to be a growing anti-dog wave in the country at the moment. It’s been lurking there for a couple of years but now dog owners are frowned on and penalised in public places especially on beaches. Prohibiting dog owners […]