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Slow Food In Ireland

Slow Food In Ireland

When it comes to food Italy has pasta, Spain paella, America has burgers and France has escargot. So what about Ireland? Aside from Irish stew (which has always been a hit), our island’s food hasn’t exactly been famous throughout the world. Now, though, the island’s smartest eateries and best chefs are rediscovering Ireland’s culinary heritage, with

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Dunmanway’s Great New Pool Complex

Dunmanway’s Great New Pool Complex

Today was something of a red letter day in Dunmanway as the town’s new state of the art €5 million pool complex was officially opened after many years of campaigning and many delays. The new state of the art swimming pool officially opened today in Dunmanway by Patrick O’Donovan, Minister of State for Tourism and

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Dunmanway’s Bells For Sam Maguire

Dunmanway’s Bells For Sam Maguire

Dunmanway is at the very centre of West Cork and it is a very warm hearted centre with an active community life. Its most famous son is Sam Maguire a Protestant Nationalist and GAA Sportsman who was born and died in Dunmanway and is buried in the venerable Church of Ireland churchyard of St. Mary’s

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Dunmanway Show

Dunmanway Show

I was delighted to join my neighbours at the Dunmanway Agricultural Society Show at the historic Ballabuidhe Racecourse last weekend. In an agricultural community these wonderful events are the glue which hold the community together and give it a real sense of identity. The Dunmanway Show is renowned as one of the highlights on the

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Dunmanway and 1916

Dunmanway and 1916

Today was a beautiful morning in Dunmanway as the statue of Sam Maguire waited to welcome the 1916 Parade commemorating the volunteers who marched through the town ready to fight in the Easter Rising 100 years ago today. On Easter Sunday, 23rd of April 1916, 54 members of the Irish Volunteers from Lyre, Behagh, Ballinacarraiga

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From Dunmanway To Norway With Love

From Dunmanway To Norway With Love

It’s a long way from Dunmanway, the beating heart of West Cork, to Norway ‘oer the sea but a brave little balloon made that perilous 2,500 km journey. To do so it had to traverse Ireland and the Irish Sea, England and the treacherous North Sea before landing near Bergen, Norway. A bunch of six

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Dunmanway’s Message In A Balloon

Dunmanway’s Message In A Balloon

Dunmanway seems a quieter place after the Norwegian family who followed a magic balloon from Norway left last Wednesday to wend their weary way home to their village of Naustdal in Norway’s stunning Fjord Land north of Bergen. The family spent 12 days in Ireland after a finding a prize-winning balloon in Norway which was

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Dunmanway’s Victorian Christmas

Dunmanway’s Victorian Christmas

The Friends of Dunmanway Hospital Group are going all festive this year in their fundraising efforts for Dunmanway Community Hospital. This year instead of a Victorian Tea Party, the group have arranged two events which are truly festive according to organiser Michelle O’Mahony. The Community Hospitals provide a vital service in rural Ireland and the

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Dunmanway’s Belle of Ballabuidhe

Dunmanway’s Belle of Ballabuidhe

This Saturday in Dunmanway will be a setting for some excitement as the Belle of Ballabuidhe Ball organised by Dunmanway Chamber of Commerce takes place as the first event of the historic Ballabuidhe Festival which has been taking place for over 400 years. The Belle of Ballabuidhe was resurrected in 2016 after a 20 year

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