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Aoife Doolan – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Aoife Doolan – Bantry, West Cork. ‘Music and painting make up my everyday. I live through music and art. That’s how I see my environment, how I negotiate the landscape and the people around me. I can’t pass a day without creating something from what I see. I […]

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Danny Vincent Smith – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Danny Vincent Smith – Bantry, West Cork. ‘I started painting as long ago as I can remember, this passion for painting started from there. Every hour I would be thinking and looking for some kind of angle for a painting, observing everyday life, watching people’s faces, their expressions, […]

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Neill Clarke – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Neill Clarke – Bantry, West Cork. ‘I’m inspired by nature, I’m overtaken by the beauty and majesty of everything I see around me in the natural world. Nature is a part of the very essence of our lives. I can remember many Summers messing about in boats in […]

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Irene Dunne – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Irene Dunne – Bantry, West Cork. ‘The story of a song is very important to me and I need to be able to connect and immerse myself in it. If I’m feeling down or going through a difficult time in my life, singing has always had the power […]

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Noel Burke – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Noel Burke – Bantry, West Cork. ‘I often wonder would it be worse to be blind or deaf. I think I’d really miss the music because everyday I listen to music. I just spent a week in America playing music and to be able to play twice a […]

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Bernie O’Sullivan – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Bernie O’Sullivan – Bantry, West Cork. ‘There is a beauty in everything and we must have our eyes open wide enough to see it. My favourite word is a Japanese word – Meraki, which means, doing something with total love and pure soul, leaving a little piece of […]

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JJ Crowley – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  JJ Crowley – Bantry, West Cork. ‘I’m a retired publican but still farming and that’s what keeps me going, plus a few greyhounds, they are my passion. I travel alot to local meetings such as Clonakilty and Bandon, and then onto Clonmel for the Irish Cup. I even […]

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Nora Barry – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Nora Barry – Bantry, West Cork. ‘I was born on a farm about ten miles from Bantry in a valley called Cappabue North. To get to school in Cappabue South we had to cross over a mountain, which we did twice a day, forty minutes there and back […]

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Bean Dolan – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Bean Dolan – Bantry, West Cork. ‘Music has chosen my life path, it was through music that I first came to Bantry and its why I stayed. There is a rich diverse musical tradition and heritage in the town and it ranges from classical to traditional music, to […]

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Rachel Dare – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Rachel Dare – Bantry, West Cork. ‘My favourite poem is – ‘Wild Geese’ by Mary Oliver. I feel like its something that speaks very directly to me, it goes beyond just reading a page. I have connected to it so many times in my life when I needed […]

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Dickie O’Sullivan ‘Poke’ – Bantry, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Dickie O’Sullivan ‘Poke’ – Bantry, West Cork. ‘I grew up in a house without any electricity and no running water, we had a well two hundred yards from the house and also collected water off the roof in a barrel from the gutters, all clothes were washed by […]