Ballyhooly native Andrew Shinnick, with his brother John, is a third generation beekeeper. When they’re not beekeeping, Andrew is a senior Army Officer and John, a full-time dairy farmer. Together the brothers run the award-winning Blackwater Honey. Andrew is also on the board of directors of the Irish Beekeepers Association […]

Fionnuala Harkin is a qualified wine educator with the Wines and Spirits Educational Trust. Her love of wine developed over her years of running a restaurant in Clonakilty, as well as writing on food and wine for West Cork People and Food and Wine magazine. She works for Wines Direct, an […]

Since arriving in Ireland twenty years ago, Susie Takaew has been sharing aromatic Thai food with the people of West Cork; first in Skibbereen and then from her own restaurant Baan Sujjitra in Clonakilty. The onset of the pandemic last year resulted in a move to the other side of […]