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The blaze broke out at the former Sisters of Mercy convent on Cork Road in Skibbereen around 4pm on Tuesday and units of Cork Co  Fire Service from Skibbereen, Schull and Bantry were sent to tackle the blaze. Photograph: Barry Roche

Garda technical experts will on Wednesday carry out a forensic examination to try and establish the cause of a fire which badly gutted a former conven(...)

The Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

St Patrick’s Day may historically start the Irish tourist season but Covid-19 has ended any prospect of this happening this year in West Cork, as the (...)

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa pictured in New York in January 1911, during the long illness that eventually led to his death on June 29th, 1915.  Photograph: Getty Images.

A re-enactment of the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is among an ambitious programme of events to be unveiled this week to mark the centen(...)