A friend of mine, J, lives in LA and although we text and phone regularly, we realised recently that we hadn’t seen each other in the flesh since the summer of 2016. It was a situation that must be remedied, we decided, and as soon as possible.
In light of announcements made by the Irish government regarding the shutdown of public spaces, events promoters around the country have begun announcing plans to cancel and postpone events throughout the month and beyond.
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.
BEARING a proud, local link to Clonakilty’s past are the former artisan dwelling homes on the West Cork town’s Casement Street, part of what’s now the main bypass route along the N71, and on the doorstep of all of Clon’s long-established, and also newly provided, services.