When Lettercollum Kitchen Project retired at the end of last year, Clonakilty mourned the loss of its healthy gourmet go-to. The space sat empty for a spell and tummies rumbled and grumbled but then the arrival of spring brought hope of a new artisan bakery and deli moving in. After […]

Travellers have been part of Irish life for centuries, long before the Great Famine, although it’s only in recent years that they have been formally recognised as a distinct ethnic group within the Irish state. Traditionally nomadic, working and trading and camping in barrel top wagons alongside the road, an […]

Bere islander Gerald Orpen, 86, spent his working life at sea until the recession hit Ireland in the 1980s and he packed his bag and headed to New York to find work on a construction site. While the island was a wonderful place to raise a family, it wasn’t an […]