I’m often stumped as to what to write when I begin this column but this time I really don’t know where to begin. Rustling up Christmas jollity when the people of the Gaza strip are being corralled from one corner to the other whilst their families and homes are  being […]

Chair of the BirdWatch Ireland West Cork branch, Jez Simms, writes about the rare and interesting birds that were seen in West Cork in recent months. This last autumn has proved once again what a fabulous place West Cork is for birdwatchers, with exciting birds turning up at all our […]

West Cork hosted an international conference on agroforestry in Bantry in mid-November. The Irish Agroforestry Forum hosted the event titled ‘Farmer-led Climate Adaptation and Mitigation. Why and how trees on farms can help’ and attendees heard that farmers have committed to planting over 400,000 trees under the ACRES tree planting […]