An annual challenge for the staff of Edel House, Cork’s emergency shelter for women and children, is to make sure that all the children in the shelter have a merry and memorable Christmas.  One major improvement on all previous Christmases in Edel House is the impressive new building the service […]

Packaging waste inevitably goes up a lot at this time of year, with January a peak month at Clonakilty and other recycling centres across West Cork. With consumerism driving climate change, recycling has an important role to play in relieving the pressure on our landfills, reducing emissions and increasing our […]

As awareness grows about the importance of bees, West Cork’s newest beekeepers’ group, the Fastnet Area Beekeepers Association (FABKA), celebrates the successful accreditation of it’s first students who, in October, received their preliminary exam certificates under the auspices of The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations (FIBKA), the largest organisation of […]