Wed, 06 May, 2020
Several Irish islands are connected to the mainland by an isthmus as if the shore can’t bear to let them go — an umbilical cord that ties them to the shore till time erodes the link and renders it a ‘true’ island.
Mon, 10 Feb, 2020
Oscar-winning Hollywood icon Jeremy Irons has given his time free of charge to help a heritage centre produce a series of short films detailing harrowing, true stories of the Great Famine in Skibbereen, Co Cork.
Thu, 22 Aug, 2019
The search for relatives of a soldier who won two medals in the First World War has entered no man’s land.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2019
The threat of bacterial epidemics is something that threatens all countries, island or not.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
If a nun living in Cork doesn’t hold the key to identifying relatives of a Private Ryan who won two World War One medals, those searching for them fear they are heading into no man’s land.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
Tom Hanks would be proud. A charity shop is saving Private Ryan’s medals for his relatives after a chance discovery made in an old jacket handed into it.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2019
Wandering around Horse Island, visitors must take the utmost care lest they suffer the same fate as the numerous sheep that have fallen headlong to their doom down deep mine shafts, writes Dan MacCarthy.
Mon, 19 Mar, 2018
Overlooking Roaringwaterbay in West Cork is a house on a hill. A couple of Scots pine trees stand by the house as if on guard. The setting is majestic — the island of East Skeam. The views are otherworldly, writes Dan MacCarthy.
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
A special forum is to be set up in West Cork aimed at boosting the region’s economic development, especially in terms of its agriculture, fishing and tourism industries.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2013
Dwellings cut into a rock face in a West Cork town have been unearthed, making it a possibly unique discovery.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2012
WOULD that the marine biologists working on eradicating Sargassum, an invasive brown weed, at Lough Hyne in west Cork, found a way to eliminate the green weed plaguing shallow bays all over Ireland.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2011
A TOWN decimated by the Great Famine will host the State’s first public national Famine commemoration event next week.
Thu, 07 May, 2009
We want to help you to connect with the people you love, but may not see, this Christmas. Every Saturday, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, we will publish your messages in print and online, starting November 28. Say it here, in the Irish Examiner.
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