Dunmanway’s Bells for Sam Maguire

Posted on Jun 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Dunmanway is at the very centre of West Cork and it is a very warm hearted centre with an active community life. Its most famous son is Sam Maguire a Protestant Nationalist and GAA Sportsman who was born and died in Dunmanway and is buried in the venerable Church of Ireland churchyard of St. Mary’s […]

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Dunmanway’s great new Pool Complex

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Today was something of a red letter day in Dunmanway as the town’s new state of the art €5 million pool complex was officially opened after many years of campaigning and many delays. The new state of the art swimming pool officially opened today in Dunmanway by Patrick O’Donovan, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport […]

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Music at Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

` It is always good to be in Skibbereen but on Sunday evening there was a spring in our step as we bounded into town for “Encore”, a musical evening by the talented West Cork Choral singers in Abbeystrewry Church. The West Cork Choral Singers made a welcome return to Abbeystrewry Church to perform works […]

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The story of the Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

  In the small West Cork Town of Skibbereen they still remember how their small local paper “The Skibbereen Eagle” took on one of the world’s most powerful men who less than 20 years later, found himself out of a job. The legendary Skibbereen Eagle newspaper was founded in 1857 in the small town in […]

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Ludgate Centre welcomes The Diaspora to Skibbereen

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

Skibbereen’s ground breaking Ludgate Web Incubator Hub prides itself on staying ahead of the game tackling the economic disadvantage of Irish Small Towns and showing a way forward for rural Ireland. Ireland’s 1 GB Digital Town of Skibbereen is punching above its weight again as it does in so many other areas such as say, […]

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Dunmanway’s Victorian Christmas

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

The Friends of Dunmanway Hospital Group are going all festive this year in their fundraising efforts for Dunmanway Community Hospital. This year instead of a Victorian Tea Party, the group have arranged two events which are truly festive according to organiser Michelle O’Mahony. The Community Hospitals provide a vital service in rural Ireland and the […]

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National Digital Week in Skibbereen

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

National Digital Week in Skibbereen got off to a cracking start yesterday. With over 800 attending on each of the three days Ireland’s 1 GB Digital Town of Skibbereen is punching above its weight again as it does in so many other areas such as say, Olympic Rowing! Ireland’s Digital Champion and local Skibbereen resident, […]

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Leap Scarecrow Festival

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

Leap on the N71 in West Cork is always a hopping little place but this weekend it is leaping with scarecrows! The Leap Scarecrow Festival was devised by locals to take advantage of Leap’s position along the N71 the costal route through West Cork along the Wild Atlantic Way. This year it is a display […]

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The Rowers Return to Skibbereen

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

Gary & Paul O’Donovan said Skibbereen would need an extension for their homecoming and they were not too far wrong. Roads were jam packed into this small West Cork town as thousands turned out to welcome home the local heroes.  After becoming  legends thanks to their victory (and hilarious interviews) at the Olympics in Rio, […]

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Skibbereen to welcome its Great Olympians

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

Walking around Skibbereen on Saturday there was a palpable sense of excitement at the homecoming for local rowers brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan. That excitement became a crescendo as I strolled around the excellent Saturday morning Farmer’s market and word came through that Paul O’Donovan had clinched the gold medal in Rotterdam. Preparations are well […]

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The Eagle On London

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Underground Anxiety

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Remembering London 7/7 Bombings

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Paddington Bear’s Creator

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Cork is the Culture Capital

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Bantry House, West Cork

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

May the fáilte be with you…

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Constance Markievicz, the first female MP

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses