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A Time for Giving… 

Christmas is a time for sharing, receiving…& giving! This year, it’s more important than ever to shop local & support West Cork traders. From arts & crafts, fine foods & one off unique gifts, give those special people in your life a present to remember & cherish. Throughout West Cork there is a host of […]

Robert Hurden

Ho! Ho! Oh No… 

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s fair to say, that for the majority of us, Christmas is the happiest time of the year…It certainly is for me! Families come together, presents are placed under the tree & we eat, drink & be merry… However, there are many others for whom Christmas is the actual opposite. Stress, anxiety, […]

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Together Is Better… 

‘Voice of West Cork’ podcast – Series 2, Episode 9. In this episode, I have an In-depth conversation with Suzi Chan from the iCommunity  – shared practice lab. We discuss their past, present & future projects & why NICVA, the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action & The Wheel, the National Association of Community & […]

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West Cork Wonder… 

West Cork has award-winning Towns & Villages, Stunning Landscapes & Historical Sites of interest, but as I have also discovered, it has plenty of activity too. Since the official launch of westcorkcommunity.ie, not only have I been pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming number of worthy Community & Voluntary groups, providing vital services & outlets, but […]

Robert Hurden

Your Voice Matters… 

I recently attended the Cork County PPN “Wellbeing Community” workshop in Leap & I’m so glad that I did. It was an opportunity, for me & all those present, to have a say in which direction we want to develop the Strategic Plan for all Community & Voluntary groups based in County Cork & City. […]

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Going for Gold 

‘Voice of West Cork’ podcast, Series 2 – Episode 8. In this Episode, I have an In-depth conversation with Margaret O’Donovan from the Ballineen & Enniskeane Tidy Towns Group. We discuss their much deserved coveted overall ‘Pride of County Cork’ Award 2022, as well as their many other projects – past, present & future. Margaret […]

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It’s Official… 

Well done to all West Cork Tidy Towns… It is official…Not only do we have the best Community in Ireland, but we also have the most beautiful! That’s according to the SuperValu Tidy Towns Awards 2022. The West Cork Towns & Villages once again walked away with a whole series of winning awards & from […]

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Poetry In Motion 

‘Voice of West Cork’ podcast, Series 2 – Episode 7. In this episode, I have an In-depth conversation with Catherine Ronan, a West Cork born & bred poet. By day, Catherine works in finance, as well as running her own jewellery & card making business. She also has a degree in French & Applied Psychology, […]

Robert Hurden

Music to the Ear… 

Hello & welcome to the ‘Voice of West Cork’ podcast, Series 2 – Episode 6. In this Special Edition, we listen back to a beautiful fusion of music & poetry recorded last weekend as part of the ‘Feel Good Festival’ Pt:2. The venue was Levis Corner Bar in Ballydehob, so a massive thank you to […]

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World Mental Health Day!! 

“Shout Loud & Shout Proud…” This Post is in honour of the “3 Dads”, who today, completed their 600 mile walk to the 4 Parliaments of the UK. This was a very personal journey for the 3 Dads, having each lost a young daughter suicide. But it was also a continuing  mission to encourage society […]

Robert Hurden

‘We Act’ Campaign 

Hello & welcome to the ‘Voice of West Cork’ podcast, Series 2 – Episode 5. In this episode, I have an In-depth conversation with Emily Bourke, Communications & Advocacy Officer with The Wheel, all about the ‘We Act’ campaign. Launched in October 2021, the campaign is all about promoting & celebrating the work, efforts & […]

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Funding Opportunities 

Funding Opportunities & Roadshow Welcome to the ‘Voice of West Cork’ podcast, Series 2 – Episode 4. In this episode I have an In-depth & very lengthy conversation with Hugh O’Reilly, Director of Business Development with The Wheel – the national agency for the Community/Voluntary Sector in Ireland. Because of the length of the interview, […]

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Food for Thought… 

Hello & welcome to the ‘Voice of West Cork’ podcast, Series 2 – Episode 3. In this edition, I have an In-depth conversation with Moze Jacobs from Ballydehob & Alice Glendenning from Clonakilty about the work they are doing under the umbrella of the West Cork Doughnut Economy Network…& no, it’s got absolutely nothing to […]

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Time For Something New… 

Whilst there are still plenty of Festivals & Events happening throughout West Cork this September & in particular, Culture Night, with the days getting colder & the nights getting longer, now is perhaps the time to settle into the Autumn & Winter months that lay ahead. Whether you want to take up a new hobby […]

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Time To Feel Good… 

Hello & welcome to the ‘Voice of West Cork’ podcast, Series 2 – Episode 2. The Feel Good Festival (Pt:1), ran in collaboration with the Skibbereen Arts Festival, between the 23rd – 29th July 2022. The aim of the festival was to promote mental health & wellbeing, as well as to engage creatively in the […]

Robert Hurden

Finance Solutions… 

Welcome back to the ‘Voice of West Cork’ podcast, series 2 – Episode 1. In this episode I share an in-depth conversation with Sarah Leahy, Social Financial Executive (Munster Region) with Clann Credo. Many Community, Not-for-Profit & Social groups will unhappily agree, funding is all too often the biggest sticking point & even when money […]

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Funding Roadshow… 

11th & 12th October 2022 The Wheel – Ireland’s national association of Community & Voluntary Organisations, Charities & Social Enterprises have organised their first ‘Funding Roadshow’. Cork City (venue to be announced) – Tuesday 11th October. West Cork – Brookpark Business Centre, Dunmanway – Wednesday 12th October. If you are a Community, Not-for-Profit or Social […]

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Gather Around, It’s Story Time… 

Summer has officially turned to autumn, the kids have gone back to school & the weather is about to take a turn…but the festive fun is far from over. September is a month that still has plenty of festivals, events, online service& workshops to offer & to attend throughout West Cork. Here are just a […]

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