A FARMING LIFE

Students of Beara Community School in Castletownbere, participants in My Little Big Adventure, a unique school enterprise which allows children to become authors. L-R: Eoin Coleman, Kevin Elphick, Sadhbh Sullivan, Danny O'Neill, Orlaith Carroll.

Creative collective keeps faith in books

All The Time In The World was one of the many stories that were in the original Twilight Zone series, filmed in the ’50s and early ’60s and featuring just about every big-name star in the early years of their careers.

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Town is united for brave boy Christy

Q&A: Owen Barry
Timoleague (Teach Mologa) is named for St Mologa, the disciple of St David who founded a church there and who is credited with bringing beekeeping to Ireland.

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Andrea Hayes, presenter of TV3's Animal A&E, with Soairse, an Irish work horse, at ISPCA's Hay Drive asking the public to help the ISPCA to care for, feed and rehome abused or neglected horses, ponies and donkeys.

Shelter for creatures great and small

Q&A: Conor Dowling
The new Animal Health and Welfare Act is being welcomed as the most expansive, progressive piece of animal welfare legislation in Ireland for over 100 years.

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West Cork artist Gary Snelling, with some of his bog wood pieces — ancient wood which he seasons, sands and waxes to transform into stunning artworks.

Rural Life: Wealth of history buried in boglands

Q&A: Gary Snelling
Peatlands are archives of information about the distant past.

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Denise Hall with Daisy, her seven-year-old St Bernard Mountain dog, pictured with dog groomer Madeleine Dorrington at Hound Dog hairdressing salon at Bantry veterinary clinic.

Grooming Miss Daisy, task of epic proportions

I don’t know what it is about this winter but it has seemed considerably muddier and dirtier than usual. And cleaning doesn’t seem to do much good either.

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Transition Year students at Schull Community College, whose flower jewellery business Teanga na mBláth offers intriguing insights on the historic origins of the names of flowers.

Message at heart of floral tribute

Q&A: Flo McCarthy-Doig
During the wilder manifestations of this long wet winter, it’s sometimes been hard to remember that soon, there will be flowers again, bringing colour and vibrancy to woodland and meadow.

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Comforting voice gives real shelter from storm

Q&A: Anne Dempsey
Third Age: promoting the value of older people in communities nationwide.

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A group of trekking pilgrims prepares to leave the Top of the Rock farm at Gougane Barra in West Cork.

Sky’s the limit for high-flying pilgrims

Q&A: David Ross
A pilgrimage is “a meaningful journey to a place of spiritual significance” and is as old as recorded history.

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Farmers gather in Bantry, Co Cork, to protest against cuts to the Single Farm Payment scheme. Similar protests were held in Dunmanway and Bandon.

Storm of protest brewing in West Cork

Q&A: Owen O’Driscoll
It was the first day of spring, not that you would have guessed.

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Alpacas at Heritage Walkway's Waterfall Open Farm Walk, one of the great sights awaiting ramblers visiting West Cork.

Take a walk on wild side of Ireland

Q&A: Emma Bird
As other forms of transport became increasingly available, people who could afford a car drove, casting pitying glances at those who were still trudging along highways and byways.

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