Sun, 24 May, 2020
FIFTY seven Canada geese at Coolmain Strand and 47 Canarian ravens touring the sky above the blunted peak of the long- extinct volcano of La Gomera, in the Canary Islands — Garajonay, the volcano is called, for a pair of doomed lovers, Gara and Jonay, she the Gomera Guanche princess, who fell in love with the peasant boy, Jonay, from the island of Tenerife, 50km across the water, which he swam to reach her.
Sun, 12 Jan, 2020
Here, on the side of Courtmacsherry bay, where there’s so much unimpeded space in front of one’s nose, the world is lit with an overwhelming brightness after storms or rain, amazing not simply because of the contrast with the non-view of the last time one looked, but because it can be brighter than summer.
Mon, 08 Jan, 2018
‘Traffic bottlenecks’ are developing on the Wild Atlantic Way tourist route in peak season. Fáilte Ireland has said long delays and capacity issues are “negatively affecting the visitor experience”, according to an internal brief.
Mon, 13 Nov, 2017
A chance meeting during the Lusitania centenary commemoration earlier this year in Courtmacsherry spawned the idea to mark the 25th anniversary of the Courtmacsherry Model Lifeboat that proved a major attraction for more than a decade in the scenic village.
Tue, 12 Sep, 2017