While punctuality and politeness aren’t bad traits, for one Swiss family getting away from the stress, hecticness and strict adherence to social etiquette that defines their home country and moving towards a more relaxed way of life is what brought them to West Cork. From banking and managing a bookshop […]

The daughter of a lighthouse keeper, Mary Ruth Glanville McCarthy spent her childhood in lighthouses on the coast of Ireland, from Donegal down as far as Galley Head in West Cork. The sprightly 90-year-old recalls her journey to the Galley Head and life there with exceptional clarity, as if it […]

Dancing for Ludmila Bondarenco (Mila) is an expression of femininity, elegance and tenderness. “I dance because I feel, I love, I live,” she shares passionately.  Originally from Muldova, after her daughter started University, Mila moved to Ireland almost a year ago to join her husband and now teaches a belly […]

On November 5, Darragh McLoughlin of contemporary circus company Squarehead  Productions brings his beautiful and challenging circus project ‘For As Long As We’re Here’  to Uillinn: The West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen. This innovative concept will see world  class performers push their bodies to their limits by performing single […]

After starting a TikTok account last December, which has since attracted over 80,000 followers with its down-to-earth, no-nonsense, practical and more-often-than-not dryly humorous insight into daily life at sea on board one of the world’s largest container ships, Master Mariner Mark Maguire has recently found himself the focus of media […]