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The un-assuming Little Sisters

Religious sisters (a.k.a. nuns) have received a lot of negative attention in recent years. While some of it is justified in the case of some individuals, the wide brush of public opinion has also done a lot of injustice to many fine women who have generously served the Lord and his people during their lives. […]

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Good things happen in Drimoleague, too!

The late Pete McCarthy – author of “McCarthy’s Bar” — helped put Drimoleague, my native place, on the contemporary map even if he didn’t have much to say about it! “It is off the tourist path and I don’t think that I will be spoiling it by mentioning it, as there is nothing there for […]

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Kealkill community turns out in style to celebrate school centenary

The sun shone; people turned up in their hundreds; trays of cakes and tarts arrived; children danced and sang; memories pleasant and difficult were recalled; tea and wine washed down an enjoyable weekend. The celebrations in Kealkill, Co Cork, to mark the local national school’s 100th birthday were a highlight for the local community, the […]

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Gougane Barra has it!

It certainly seemed that way yesterday! The small island in Uibh Laoire parish, and just west of Ballingeary, enjoys a long tradition of pilgrimage. The annual Mass which in recent years is held on the Sunday after St Finbarr’s feast day (Sept 25th) draws a faithful following which this year was enlarged by the fine […]

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There is an All-Ireland win for Cork!

Yes, everyone knows that Kerry went home with the Sam Maguire again. But while the lads were kicking away in Croke Park, a Corkwoman was swimming her way into the record books by becoming the first Irish person ever to swim the English Channel both ways. Lisa Cummins, from Blackrock, Cork, set out on Saturday […]

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