Nicholas Mitchell explains why it’s not too early in the year to talk about bird song, normally associated with the dawn chorus. Our resident birds have already started to sing. We humans mark the beginning of spring with the celebration of St Brigid on the first day of February. St […]

‘Clochán Uisce’, a new group just started in Clonakilty, is inviting anyone with an interest in our local rivers to meet to share memories, collect data, plan walks and promote these sometimes overlooked natural resources. The group is the Irish hub for the initiative ‘Drinkable Rivers’, an EU project to […]

On January 1, 1973, Ireland finally joined the European Economic Community following a decade of back and forth negotiations.  At that time, our economy was almost entirely reliant on Britain, as was our application to join the European Community. Twice Britain’s application to join was rejected and ours along with […]