Yorkshire native Laura Cable (26) manages a 130-cow farm just outside Clonakilty. Although she grew up on a beef and sheep farm, Laura’s heart is now in dairy. She talks to Mary O’Brien about how a young woman ends up managing a dairy farm single-handedly in West Cork. Laura manages […]

Young entrepreneur James Gale (22) based in Kinsale believes in aiming and achieving high. The creator of StampOwl and SwiftFox tells Mary O’Brien that he sees himself running a multi-million euro business and providing employment for a lot of people in ten years time. “I would like to help Elon […]

In the words of the great William Shakespeare ‘If music be the food of love, play on.’ Barry and Mary Kingston have been dancing to the same tune since they caught each other’s eye across a crowded pub on May 1, 1988. Barry was playing a gig with some friends […]

Originally built in 1820 by the Earl of Shannon to accommodate retired sea captains, Travara, a Georgian-style house in Courtmacsherry has been run as a luxury guesthouse since the early 2000s by owners Brendan Murphy and Richard May. Also partners in life, Brendan and Richard have been together for almost […]

Seven years ago Claire O’Sullivan and Eli Tanner caught each other’s eye on a ferry trip to Whiddy Island. “It was my first trip to Whiddy,” explains Claire. “I was going to a Famine commemmoration mass with my Auntie Mary and Eli was driving the ferry. “Claire was the only […]

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