Fern Higgins Atkinson, chairperson of BRÓD and Youth Development Officer in the Ability Programme, West Cork Development Partnership, chats with Maitiú Mac Cárthaigh. Maitiú speaks about his experiences as a young gay man, growing up in rural West Cork, and how they have influenced, shaped, and informed his journey into […]

As a society we are constantly growing, changing and evolving. Each generation questions aspects of the previous status quo and often brings change to things that seemed totally unquestionable before. Some things change fast and easily, others require hard and prolonged battles, endurance and courage. Anything regarding topics of sex […]

By Mark Holland Pronouns are getting interesting, for the previous fifty years of my life they’ve always been there but they never really caught my attention, now they have. Sure, we were taught about them in school, and it’s no one else’s fault that I didn’t pay attention, or that […]

We are BRÓD! Welcome to the first of our monthly columns in the West Cork People. BRÓD started life in the minds of a group of people in West Cork a few years ago. At the time it had no name, no structure, nothing but a strong sense of being […]

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