Sun, 24 May, 2020
A diver rescued by a Naval Service ship after getting into difficulties at the site of the Lusitania wreck was later airlifted to hospital, reportedly suffering from decompression sickness, otherwise known as 'the bends'.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2019
It seems our ‘domestic’, but still wild, heron, Ron, has ‘gone west’ and we find we miss him, scanning skies, balconies, rooftops and canopies of trees in our local wood (those still standing after the multiple storms) for his familiar, elegant profile cut out of the heavenly blue.
Mon, 06 May, 2019
With the kids at school on Monday, Jessica and I went walkabout to a spot intriguingly called Taylors Mistake. Apparently, a ship captain with a bottle of rum too many ran aground around Godley’s Head looking for Summer Bay.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2019
German airmen who crashed in Ireland during the Second World War and survived were interned here, becoming objects of great curiosity among local people who encountered them, as Ryle Dwyer discovers.
Sat, 14 Jan, 2017
A dead dolphin at Broadstrand, Seven Heads, West Cork, carried in on a high tide and now above the tideline, so not likely to be carried out again. It’s a big animal, rotund and heavy. It’s on a popular walking route: what’s to be done?
Mon, 23 May, 2016
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016
Last week, an old friend of mine (not in the sense of seriously elderly, although he’s no stripling), Mr Kevin Hanly, a man with a great eye for the workings of nature and natural things, was abroad alone on his boat in Courtmacsherry Bay in West Cork, (something a seriously old person would not do), fishing for bass, writes
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
Irish commercial diving expert Eoin McGarry has dived on the wreck of the RMS Lusitania more than anyone else alive. Since his first dive on the wreck over 15 years ago, he has spent more time than anyone else in and around its deck, in pitch darkness 90m below the waves some 18km off the Old Head of Kinsale in Cork.
Tue, 05 May, 2015
An online archive of documentary film spanning more than a century is yielding up new glimpses into Irish history – including the rediscovery of film shot in Cobh, Co Cork of the aftermath of the 1915 Lusitania disaster.
Mon, 21 Apr, 2014