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The Holly Bough has been an annual tradition since 1897 – and this year we’re celebrating its 125th anniversary as part of Christmas in Cork.
A staple of the festive season in city and county, and among the diaspora around the world. The 2022 edition features a beautiful cover by Cork artist and illustrator Sheena Dempsey.
Packed full of great stories, remarkable photos, puzzles, and so much more. Read about the Rebel ancestry of Cork actor Cillian Murphy; a baker tells us the secret recipe for Donkey’s Gudge; and we recall the days when writer Brendan Behan and singer Jim Reeves visited Cork – with decidedly mixed results for both!
We also take a look back at the very first edition, and deep dive into the story of its 125 years with an 8-page anniversary special.
All that, plus wonderful festive recipes, kids section, a bumper sports section – and of course the fiendishly tricky Diffney Quiz! Truly, we have something for everyone.
The Holly Bough is available to buy now in shops and on echolive.ie/hollybough
To celebrate the 125th anniversary we are giving one lucky person the chance to win a €300 voucher for the River Lee Hotel in Cork.
Merry Christmas to all from the Holly Bough!