On the heels of International Dwarfism Awareness Day (October 25) and as we approach ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ (IDPWD) celebrated on December 3, Mary O’Brien meets with Róisín White, mother of Lia, an eight-year-old child with achondroplasia and Pauline Cotter, (67), who has the same condition. They share their […]

Running from a troubled childhood and the confines of a life governed by societal conformity and institutional religion drove Graham – now known by his spiritual name ‘Gyan’ meaning wise – Ordish to run away from home at the age of 16 and set up camp in a cave in […]

A childhood spent under the twinkling stars of a Beara night sky inevitably drew Crosshaven native Caitríona Hanley back to her roots on Bere island. It’s the place where her father grew up but also the place that nurtured Catriona’s fierce love of the outdoors. “I have always loved the […]