Skibbereen

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Standing stones   are protected under the National Monuments Acts and anyone wishing to carry out work on one must give two months’ written notice to the Minister for Heritage.  Photograph: Frank Miller

An investigation has begun into a west Cork farmer who reinstated a fallen Bronze Age standing stone on his land with the help of two druids. The sto(...)

Young rowers from Skibbereen Rowing Club undertake a training session on the River Ilen at the end of a day of sunshine in West Cork. Photograph: Andy Gibson

Not long ago rower Tim Harnedy sat down to lunch with brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan. Paul had just completed a 50km session on the River Ilen, whic(...)

Gillian O’Brien: “It is unusual to go to a general history site and not to be told something about 1916 even though 1916 took place geographically in very few places.”  Photograph: Alistair Daniel

Author Gillian O’Brien felt that there was a tendency towards a ‘traditional’ telling of history in Ireland, and set out to find the darkness in he(...)

The uncle of Sophie Toscan du Plantier Jean Pierre Gazeau said  the family wished to consult with their legal advisors on the options that remain open to them.

The family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier have pledged to continue their fight for justice for the murdered mother of one after the Irish State opted no(...)

The Time Traveller’s Bookshop in Skibbereen, Co Cork. Local businesses will  be offering personalised virtual shopping via WhatsApp and Zoom for customers.

A credit union in west Cork has launched a “Love Local” campaign that includes a discount card to encourage more people to spend in the region in the (...)

Walter Bujakowski, who was originally from Biala Podlaska in Eastern Poland, survived Auschwitz and later moved to London where he met and married Kathleen Hurley from Drimoleague.

Warm tributes have been paid to an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor who lived in West Cork for almost 40 years but passed away last weekend at th(...)

There’s a flow of Irish emigrants house hunting back in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Overseas Irish returning here to retire isn’t new. But world events may be drawing them home years sooner. Brexit and Trump have driven some to second(...)

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

Gardaí in West Cork have requested the assistance of the Garda Technical Bureau in Dublin to try and establish the cause of a fire which destroyed a f(...)

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

Firefighters in Co Cork were on Tuesday battling a blaze at a former convent in Skibbereen. The homes of a number of pensioners in a sheltered housi(...)

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