Perched on the side of hill surrounded by bare rock and overlooking the breathtaking vastness of the Atlantic ocean, Danny and Geraldine Osborne’s home, a small renovated cottage, at one time could only be accessed by walking through the surrounding fields. It was this wildness and raw beauty that first […]

It’s estimated that 19,000 people in Ireland acquire a brain injury every year with 7,500 people suffering a stroke. Acquired Brain Injuries are often described as ‘invisible’, because many of the impacts like changes in memory and concentration are often unseen. Currently there are 120,000 people in Ireland living with […]

“It was like being dropped out of an aeroplane into the Atlantic,” says Eileen. “I was 22 and madly in love.” Swept off her feet on a dance floor in Skibbereen, in 1967, Eileen McCarthy (22) of Castlehaven married Tim Joe Whooley (30) of Lisheen, joining three generations of Whooleys […]

The expression ‘It takes a village’ rings especially true when it comes to the success of the Courtmacsherry Community Shop. Mary O’Brien meets a few of the people who volunteer their time and energy to ensure the continued success of this inspiring social enterprise. Since the mid-1870s, the small village […]

On her most challenging and arduous journey to date, West Cork’s favourite harp-playing pilgrim Anja Bakker, 53 – from the road in Hungary, 260 days into her expedition – shares with Mary O’Brien some of the highs and lows she has experienced so far and how home has become such […]