Casement: a heart of gold in the heart of darkness
Local heroes like Roger Casement can also be global heroes. That's the ambition of the three women and two men of the Skibbereen Rowing Club whose local Ilen river has carried them to Rio and the Olympics Games.
Driving the coast road beside the idyllic Ilen Estuary, I often stop to watch the peaceful scene: slim silhouettes sliding along the calm surface as the sun sets.
But inside the boats, Dominic Casey's gruelling schedule calls for hearts of oak and lungs long past the last gasp.