Ludgate Centre welcomes The Diaspora to Skibbereen

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 in Ireland | Comments Off on Ludgate Centre welcomes The Diaspora to Skibbereen

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 | one comment

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 | 2 comments

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 | 159 comments

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 | 2 comments

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 | one comment

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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Skibbereen Olympic Town

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 in Ireland | Comments Off on Skibbereen Olympic Town

  The little West Cork Town of Skibbereen came to a halt at 2.30 this afternoon as two local lads Paul & Gary O’Donovan competed in the finals of the LWT Men’s Double Sculls. Under seven minutes later the town erupted in unbridled joy as the two local lads from Skibbereen Rowing Club won Ireland’s […]

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The Sculls of Skibbereen

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Sculls of Skibbereen

It will be standing room only in the Corner Bar and most other places in Skibbereen today as the O’Donovan brothers from Skibbereen Rowing Club go for gold this afternoon Despite the shock defeat of Irish boxer and Olympic team captain Paddy Barnes in his first fight on Monday morning, Team Ireland are well on […]

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Dunmanway’s message in a balloon

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 in Ireland | Comments Off on Dunmanway’s message in a balloon

Dunmanway seems a quieter place after the Norwegian family who followed a magic balloon from Norway left last Wednesday to wend their weary way home to their village of Naustdal in Norway’s stunning Fjord Land north of Bergen.  The family spent 12 days in Ireland after a finding a prize-winning balloon in Norway which was […]

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From Dunmanway to Norway with love

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 in Ireland | Comments Off on From Dunmanway to Norway with love

  It’s a long way from Dunmanway, the beating heart of West Cork, to Norway ‘oer the sea but a brave little balloon made that perilous 2,500 km journey. To do so it had to traverse Ireland and the Irish Sea, England and the treacherous North Sea before landing near Bergen, Norway. A bunch of […]

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The Eagle On London

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The Poppy stands for Peace

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Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

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Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | 4 comments