A 12-year-old twin boy from Kinsale has been announced as this year’s winner of the National Disability Authority’s ‘Someone Like Me’ national art competition. Cathal Walsh, a sixth-class pupil at Summercove National School, won the prestigious competition with his ‘Piano Man’ portrait, which shows his twin brother Harry, who was born with a cleft lip and […]

James Waller is an Australian born artist and poet based in West Cork. Through this new column James will be exploring the world of art, introducing the reader to major works of art and artists and reflecting on what makes them so engaging. Whether it is a song, a poem, […]

Although more at ease taking about fairies and folklore than Christmas, Ireland’s favourite storyteller Eddie Linehan, who has a particular grá for West Cork where his stories are always given a warm welcome, shares a few almost vanished seasonal Irish traditions and digs a very special Christmas tale out of […]