‘These Empty Rooms’ is the latest release from Ballinadee singer-songwriter Aine O’Gorman, who writes songs from a deeply emotional perspective. ‘These Empty Rooms’ is a powerful tribute to Aine’s late mother Margaret O’ Gorman who died tragically almost 20 years ago, and is a relatable song about grief and living […]

Clonakilty Film Club returned for its Spring season on January 10 with ‘Aftersun’, an extraordinary debut feature from Scottish writer/director Charlotte Wells starring Ireland’s own Paul Mescal. Five further films that span a wealth of cultures and genres – African sci-fi-punk-musical, Spanish satire, American dramedy, Somalian drama, Korean thriller – […]

Gráinne Murphy is a West Cork-based writer. Her most recent novel, Winter People, was published in October 2022 by Legend Press. It follows The Ghostlights (2021) and Where the Edge Is (2020), both published by Legend Press. She also loves to read and below are her favourites from this year. […]

Eimear O’Herlihy grew up in Cork in a house where books were always part of the family Christmas presents. She is the festival director of West Cork Literary Festival, which takes place over one week in Bantry each July and includes writing workshops, readings, seminars and events for families and […]

This month continues the synopses, given in alphabetical order, for my wife’s ancestral lines and what we have learned from atDNA matching. If you have DNA tested and related to any of these families, do get in touch and consider adding your DNA information to the project. My wife’s ancestry […]