An historic beech tree, that may be up to 250-years-old, was temporarily saved from felling by the Kinsale community in February of this year. The tree is a prominent feature on Compass Hill, that once belonged to an ancient forest of which there are only a handful of survivors remaining. […]

Patsy’s Corner at Market Place in Kinsale has been awarded €14k in government funding for works to support it as a local heritage building. In total, 556 heritage projects in 31 local authorities across the country will benefit from a total of €4.5m under this year’s Built Heritage Investment Scheme – […]

Our rivers are more than a just part of the landscape they flow through. The life force along and within them make these entities themselves something to be cherished and much more can be done to improve their overall ecology. Over the past decade we have all become very aware […]

Committee Member Jez Simms tells us more about the extraordinary influx this March of a bird only occasionally seen in Ireland. At the time of writing, in the third week of March, an unprecedented ornithological event is taking place across Ireland (and the British Isles) with the largest ever influx […]

Susan O’Flaherty founded RetroKit with her husband Xavier and his business partner Shay a week before Covid and lockdown. Three years on, the business is going from strength to strength. RetroKit is a software platform that helps housing professionals make evidence-based investment decisions for their energy upgrade projects.  Xavier and […]