VISITORS to the Bloom 2019 garden festival in Phoenix Park next week can expect sustainability to be one of the key themes.
Fri, 24 May, 2019
A national blueprint for more balanced growth in Ireland has identified a number of key infrastructure projects vital for sustaining and increasing the population in West Cork.
Fri, 17 May, 2019
Built on a foundation of friendship and innovation, West Cork Distillers was established in 2003 by three lifelong friends, Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy and John O’Connell in the heart of West Cork at Union Hall.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
THIS West Cork island near the mouth of Glandore Harbour is one of five Rabbit Islands in the country, with the others in Bantry Bay, Cork Harbour, Galway Bay and Lough Corrib
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
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.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2018
A man whose brother drowned in a trawler tragedy is helping to spearhead a national RNLI drowning prevention campaign in the hope of sparing others the same heartache of loss.
Fri, 08 Jun, 2018
David Puttnam is at Fastnet Film Festival today to mark 25 years since ‘War of the Buttons’ was made. He tellsabout his fond memories of the West Cork movie
Fri, 25 May, 2018
A diver has been airlifted from Cork to a hospital in Northern Ireland this afternoon.
Tue, 08 May, 2018
A West Cork man accused of breaking his best friend’s cheekbone with a punch to the face after drinking 15 Jaegerbombs, five or six bottles of Heineken, and 10 to 12 shots of tequila has been acquitted.
Fri, 04 May, 2018
A West Cork man who denied fracturing his best friend’s cheekbone with a punch to the face on a night out in Union Hall sent a text saying: “Hey lad, sorry about last night. I don’t know what happened. I’ll pay your hospital bill. Sorry.”
Thu, 03 May, 2018
This foreshore property in a stunning West Cork harbour setting has a long and varied sales history and is now back up for grabs, better than ever before. Back, too, the sort of value it had in 2003, guided at €900,000, writes
Sat, 13 Jan, 2018
Thu, 28 Sep, 2017
She’s been sorting out Cork people for years - here’s Audrey’s latest musings.
Fri, 15 Sep, 2017
Got a dilemma? No problem!has all the answers.
Fri, 08 Sep, 2017
It was a routine rescue for one of Ireland’s newest lifeboat stations but it created a little bit of RNLI history.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
Major dredging and upgrading of coastal facilities is needed in Cork county to reap the rewards of the fishing industry and maritime tourism.
Tue, 11 Jul, 2017
admires a West Cork waterside idyll which has been upgraded and extended with fine style
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
Maritime-themed Radharc is ship-shape and is sure to attract attention from sailors and landlubbers alike, writes
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017
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Sat, 28 Jan, 2017
Michael Carr is originally from Dublin, but has lived in Cork for 16 years. He co-runs Blue Monkey PR agency, looking after a variety of clients, and also presents The Green Room on Cork’s 96FM on Saturdays at 6pm.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
Sat, 26 Nov, 2016
Trish Dromey hears how West Cork company DC Fish has diversified and invested in new technology to thrive.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2016
Rapidly growing West Cork Distillers, which was set up by local Union Hall ex-trawlermen and who now export to over 35 countries, have paid c€1.5 million for a former fish-processing plant on Skibbereen’s Marsh Road to allow them to continue their spirit-based business growth trajectory.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016
The time it takes Cork’s firemen to attend emergencies has been praised by Cork County Council.
Mon, 07 Nov, 2016
Tragedy was averted off Cork last night when three fisherman were rescued as their trawler began to sink.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2016
looks at an artist’s studio/ gallery in the fishing village.
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016
Sat, 17 Sep, 2016
reports that the future of Irish seafood is in safe hands, as BIM unveils an impressive shortlist for Young Fishmonger of the Year
Mon, 05 Sep, 2016
Olympic medallists Paul and Gary O’Donovan’s rowing club has revealed ambitious expansion plans to ensure a conveyor belt of champions.
Thu, 01 Sep, 2016
A casual walk on a beach anywhere will tell you the ocean has become a massive dumping ground.
Mon, 29 Aug, 2016
In the 1980s there were just two distilleries in Ireland. Today there are at least a dozen. Peter Mulryan explores this boom in his new book, The Whiskeys of Ireland, writes
Sat, 13 Aug, 2016
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Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
There are signs now though that rural Ireland has lots of fight in it yet, writes.
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
John Kelly is an artist. His father is from Cork, and mother from Bristol. The family emigrated to Australia in 1965, the year of John’s birth. Kelly has lived in all three countries and for the past decade has resided in West Cork. This week, his exhibition, John Kelly: A Group Show, will open at Uillinn in Skibbereen.
Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
THIS has been an intense year for West Cork musician Jessie Kennedy, writes .
Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
A community rocked by one of the worst trawler tragedies in recent times will host a novel fundraiser today as it continues to await news from the RNLI as to whether a lifeboat station, established in the wake of five deaths, will become a permanent fixture in the area.
Wed, 13 Jul, 2016
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