Kilbehenny seeking your treasured possessions
Do you have a treasured collection in your possession?
Do you have a treasured collection in your possession?
Conor Nelligan, County Heritage Officer National Biodiversity Week, 2017, commences on Friday May 19 and continues up until Sunday 28th May. It presents a great opportunity for people, young and old, to get a sense of the wonderful natural heritage that surrounds and connects us all.
Pete Wedderburn - Animal Doctor Fox hunting is a popular, legal activity in Ireland, but it's been banned in the UK since 2004. It was in the news last week because of reports that pro-fox hunting campaigners in the UK intend to use the predicted Conservative majority after the next general election to overhaul the ban, which was brought in when Labour had a large majority in government.
Andrew Collyer - Practical Gardening What a wonderful week of weather we have just had and It has landed in perfect timing for us all to launch into the bedding plant season. Now in general I am hesitant about going too early with planting out bedding plants, often we may have a nice spell of weather in mid or late April and people are tempted to plant up pots and baskets hoping for a long hot summer to come.
A North Cork artist has spoken about how pleased he and his wife were to be selected to created a memorial sculpture at the Old Head of Kinsale to remember all those who perished and survived the sinking of the Lusitania over 100 years ago.
Jim Hurley - Nature Trail The Aspen is a lovely tree. A member of the poplar family, it is native to Ireland and has one of the most wind-sensitive leaves of any of our wild plants.
Conor Nelligan, County Heritage Officer The start of May marked an important occasion - that of the centenary of the arrival of the US Navy to County Cork on May 4th, 1917, and their ensuing involvement in World War One. Many believe that the arrival of the Americans into the war marked the beginning of the end of the 'war to end all wars', which finally ended with on November 11th, 1918.
Andrew Collyer - Practical Gardening What would your desert island food be? For me I'd have to have two, the potato and the tomato. Two very different foods but surprisingly both have a great deal in common.
Our View I'm afraid I don't believe there is such a thing as blasphemy, just outrage from those insecure in their own faith.
Conor Nelligan, County Heritage Officer The month of May is upon us, a month that is symbolically - and actually - linked with the start of summer. The coming weeks and months will see some terrific events, and the week ahead does not disappoint in this regard.
Pete Wedderburn - Animal Doctor Kittens are so adorable when they are young. As a vet, one of the daily joys of my job at this time of year is meeting young kittens when they are brought to the vet for their first check up and vaccination. Kittens precisely match the dictionary definition of cuteness: "the quality of being attractive in a pretty or endearing way".
Andrew Collyer's Practical Gardening With the gentle spring we have had the soil should have warmed up sufficiently to provide the perfect environment for seed germination. If you have a greenhouse or polytunnel you may well have started module or liner pot sowings a few weeks ago and already have young plants that you are preparing to plant out.
Pete Wedderburn - Animal Doctor I received three phone calls one afternoon last week, each about a different animal with a slightly different problem.
Jim Hurley - Nature Trail While the Common Buzzard was persecuted in the past and was repeatedly driven to local extinction, the population in Ireland is recovering very rapidly at present.
Andrew Collyer - Practical Gardening Weeds and weeding is the biggest put off to would be gardeners and the biggest nuisance to the already keen gardener. Their pomp comes at a time when so many other more rewarding, enjoyable and interesting jobs are there to be done in the garden, but ignore them at your peril.
Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy Why sprout your seeds? Sprouted seeds are an excellent source of nutrition, it's so easy to do, and you can do it at home any time of the year.
Calodagh McCumiskey - Wellbeing & Meditation I love this time of year. We have strong natural vitality and more energy than at other times. The days have over fourteen hours of full sun light and they are getting longer. It is so much easier to get out of bed. It's warmer. We have more pep in our step. People are in better form. They are more sociable and fun. It is easier to...
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