Ruth Kirkpatrick will never forget her first journey to the island’s storytelling festival, which begins its 25th edition today, writes Richard Fitzpatrick.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2019
An island off Cork has launched a bid to become one of the world’s few officially-recognised dark sky sites - areas dedicated to stargazing.
Thu, 09 May, 2019
The first distillery to be constructed in modern times on an Irish island is nearing completion and those behind it have already trademarked the gin and whiskey it will produce.
Mon, 18 Mar, 2019
A West Cork island which was a global leader in clean energy over 30 years ago was today selected for a European Commission-backed energy transition initiative to make offshore communities more self-reliant.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2019
The future of a 150-year-old school looks a lot brighter after a number of teachers answered a call for help from islanders living off the southwest coast.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018
A new fast ferry which can accommodate nearly 100 passengers has been commissioned to serve Cape Clear Island and provide adventure tourism trips around the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
Sat, 04 Aug, 2018
If islanders on Cape Clear fail to recruit two teachers, their 150-year-old school may have to close. That would have serious implications for the community’s future.
Tue, 31 Jul, 2018
Residents of one of the country’s largest inhabited islands have warned of an emerging crisis after power cuts effectively crippled their multi-million euro harbour storm gates.
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
Thu, 25 Aug, 2016
Thu, 10 Dec, 2015
President Michael D Higgins has stressed the need for the State to protect and sustain the life and culture of Ireland’s islands.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015
A multi-million euro plan which includes replacing the water pipe network on an island hit by water shortages last year has been unveiled.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2015
A ferry business move from one far-flung island corner of Ireland to the other brings the country’s most southerly pub and restaurant up for sale, on a hugely-popular tourist island, with a €250,000 asking price.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
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