I farm with my parents, Kevin and Siobhan, at Kilmore, Drimoleague. It’s a spring calving dairy farm and we’re milking about 80 cows give or take. There are about 120 acres on the farm. Cows: It’s predominantly Friesian cows but there are a few crossbreds. We started calving in Mid […]

With Mercury out of its retrograde phase and in forward motion once more we could hope for some plain sailing. The first week of April may make us feel like we can’t shake off the confusion, miscommunication or discordant connections of the last few weeks. As Mercury steps back into […]

Guitarist Bill Shanley is a Clonakilty-born session musician, songwriter, performer, and bandleader. He has performed and recorded with Sinéad O’Connor, Mary Black, Liam Clancy, Black Francis (of The Pixies), Paul Brady and Roy Harper, amongst many others. Though he left his childhood home of Shanley’s pub in Clon for Dublin […]

Life is precious and living in this busy world we sometimes forget to ‘stop’ and take a breath and relish simply in our existence. Rushing and running everywhere, frantically moving onto the next ‘thing’ that we ‘must’ do seems to be what LIVING is now reduced to. According to some […]

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