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Poetry – My Mother Speaks to me of Suicide by Dave Lordan

The poetry/film My Mother Speaks to me of Suicide is a collaboration between Clonakilty native Dave Lordan and Padraig Burke of The text of the poem, previously broadcast on RTE Arena, can be found in Lordan’s latest acclaimed collection, Lost Tribe of The Wicklow Mountains. Lordan’s new project is the popular and iconoclastic website

Quality Products, Great Prices, Excellent Advice – Bandon Co Op Garden Centres at Bandon, Kinsale and Enniskeane

Advertorial At our three Bandon Co Op Garden Centres, not only are you guaranteed a huge range of gardening products  at great prices, but also excellent gardening advice from our three in-house experts! Ask the experts… At Bandon Co Op we are lucky enough to have three gardening experts with tons of experience and knowledge between them! In Bandon we have Sean Browne who has built up a large customer

Bandon Schools ICT Initiative

The idea of asking local firms and individuals for their old PC’s and laptops came from a shortage of ICT equipment in our local schools. As a local secondary school teacher who teaches computers and as a parent to kids in a local primary school… it is obvious that the best way to teach young people about the strengths and advantages of computers is to get young people familiar with

Obituary – Tim Cadogan

Tim Cadogan passed away on 1 August 2014 after a long illness. Tim spent most of his working life as an Executive Librarian at Cork County Library, specialising in local history. His mastery of this area of scholarship, I believe, was attained not only by his natural interest in the subject, but also spurred on by his desire to satisfy those who called to the Library to look for assistance.

Make a difference in West Cork – Lisheens House, Therapy and Counselling Centre

A 39 year old man took his life in 2007, a family man, he got depressed and could not cope with life, his head became fried and after one suicide attempt he eventually succeeded and ended his own life. That man left his wife, his children and let me tell you, the tsunami it left behind was incomprehensible and unimaginable. That man was the husband of the founder of Lisheens

Features – She ‘found’ Jesus

by Elizabeth Hitchcock   I travel to India quite a lot and over 15 years from 1999 we built a large school and revamped a group of six  villages.    I also personally accompany Tours to India.   India is a magical, spiritual country and there is always room for surprises, smiles, bright colours and sunshine!

Walking from Malin to Mizen for a worthy cause

This July a group of four friends from across the country are taking on a challenge like no other.   Over a 20 day period they plan on walking from Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head (Donegal) to Ireland’s most southerly point, Mizen Head (Cork).   This walk is in memory of two late friends of there’s, the late well renowned Irish mountaineer Ian McKeever and their late friend William