If you’re a regular to Red Strand beach just outside Clonakilty, at one time or another you might have noticed a wildish-looking tribe racing loose-limbed towards the ocean, loudly whooping and hollering! Perhaps you thought you’d stumbled onto a ‘Vikings’ filming location or you left with the impression that the […]

With 2022 marking the 50th anniversary of the first songs he ever wrote and also his first paid gigs, Irish folk singer-songwriter Luka Bloom shares with Mary O’Brien how he plans to mark the occasion by recording a special collection of 50 songs spanning his 50-year career. In 1972, I […]

Lovers of all things wool will happily lose themselves in the beautiful tactile space that is Olga’s Own Craft Studio and Yarn. This Ballinaspittle-based haven for knitting lovers is the creation of Olga Prins, a South African native who says that the village of Ballinspittle instantly captured her heart, which […]