WEST Cork’s Rossmore area is no stranger to drama — after all, for the last 58 years Rossmore has hosted its own annual highly-regarded, amatuer (but no less competitive) West Cork Drama Festival, complete with local community/arts hall with hydraulic stage, and a wine bar, and where the festival run for 2019 just finished up earlier this month.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
I went to see an excellent production of Sive in the Gaiety Theatre recently. Written by John B Keane in the 1950s, it tells the story of a teenage girl who is sold into marriage with a much older, albeit wealthy man, and is one of my favourite plays, writes
Sat, 03 Mar, 2018
Although Donagh Kelly’s debut in a Ford Fiesta R5 lasted just shy of the halfway mark in the Grizedale Rally in Cumbria, the Donegal driver was impressed with the car and has vowed to give it consideration in his plans for next season.
Mon, 28 Nov, 2016
Certain things tend to run in families — particularly names. Williams Rossa Cole is a great grandson of O’Donovan Rossa. His brother is Ross Williams Cole, and their father was William Rossa Cole. The brothers have four children between them — all have a Rossa in their name.
Mon, 27 Jul, 2015
Cork County Council hopes to secure advance funding from the Department of Environment to build new roads and bridges which will open up two adjoining sites in East Cork for major development.
Wed, 11 Mar, 2015
RELEASING a basket of beautiful white doves symbolises the love, peace and permanence of a couple’s union and their heartfelt wedding vows — but the picturesque ritual has a secret underbelly of exploitation and cruelty. Because, once released in a spectacular cloud of white feathers, some of these birds don’t, as expected, fly straight back to their owners.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2013