Since arriving in Ireland twenty years ago, Susie Takaew has been sharing aromatic Thai food with the people of West Cork; first in Skibbereen and then from her own restaurant Baan Sujjitra in Clonakilty. The onset of the pandemic last year resulted in a move to the other side of […]

‘Good seafood cooked simply and skillfully’. That’s the ethos behind O’Connor’s Seafood Restaurant Bantry and one that has stood the restaurant in good stead, particularly faced with the challenges thrown out by this pandemic. Over a year-and-a-half ago, in March 2020, Shane Spillane and his wife Carly opened the doors […]

As awareness grows about the importance of bees, West Cork’s newest beekeepers’ group, the Fastnet Area Beekeepers Association (FABKA), celebrates the successful accreditation of it’s first students who, in October, received their preliminary exam certificates under the auspices of The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations (FIBKA), the largest organisation of […]

With housing representing a quarter of all CO2 emissions in Ireland, improving the energy efficiency of our homes is essential and SEAI is encouraging homeowners to avail of their home energy upgrade grants to reduce energy consumption and costs and make homes more comfortable, as well as greener. West Cork […]

When Maggie McColgan and her husband Michael decided to up sticks from Minnesota in the US and relocate to Ireland at the beginning of 2020 with their pet Labrador Iris, little did the couple, recently married, imagine that their new life would involve circumnavigating a pandemic in a 16 by […]