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 […]

Annie Hogg has always loved being outdoors, finding comfort in nature. Her business ‘The Wild Hedge Ink Co.’ reflects this passion. Based in Dunmanway, Annie creates her inks from natural materials foraged from the hedgerows on her doorstep. She first coaxes the colour from raw materials such as oak galls, cherry […]

Clonakilty-based painter James Waller reflects on his experiences of Christmas imagery – from his childhood in Western Australia, through the art galleries and churches of Europe, to a treasure in a small church in West Cork. As a child my Christmases were spent in the baking hot environs of Kalgoorlie, […]

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