According to the Lonely Planet’s latest Ireland edition, “everything good about Ireland can be found in County Cork”. Truth or just wishful thinking? We sent, an American living in deepest West Cork, out to play tourist for a day and give his verdict.
It’s still more than two weeks away but accommodation in the West Cork town of Clonakilty is already virtually booked out amid feverish preparations for the arrival of a major race which will bring more than 400 visitors to the town.
Jim Cosgrove (Irish Examiner, Letters, Saturday, March 19) is right to advocate a new national anthem. Like Michael Clifford, I, too, attended a flag-raising ceremony at my son’s school and the multi-coloured scholars sang the anthem as Gaeilge.