17 December 2015
By Bryan Smyth
With just over a week to Christmas Day the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Chris O’Leary, is encouraging people to visit Cork city and enjoy its wonderful festive atmosphere and great shopping experience.
‘Cork City Council encourages young and old alike to enjoy and indulge in the wonderful Christmas experience in the city centre and to support the vast array of shops and businesses here’, said the Lord Mayor.
“Don’t forget we have over eight thousand on-street and off-street parking spaces available. Or leave the car at home and hop on the bus or use the Park & Ride. There is nothing to beat going into town and this Christmas there is nowhere better to visit, shop and enjoy than Cork City. And shopping local will help to support the recovery of Cork’s economy”.
This is also the last weekend of Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration. Due to high demand and the recent weather, an extra date has been added today, Thursday, in addition to Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Cork Business Association is also encouraging the public to come into town and to support City Centre business.
“Pop into the city and open your senses to what Cork is all about,” said Cork Business Association CEO, Laurence Owens. “The English Market is a must at this time of the year, with an unbeatable range of fresh produce on offer. A trip with the family to our superb Glow Christmas Festival with its giant Ferris wheel is also a must”.
“Cork has an incredible range of both local and world famous businesses to welcome you. Or if you just want to meet a friend have a coffee or a meal, take in a show or just sit and watch the world go by then Cork City has it all for you,” said Mr. Owens.
A host of new businesses have opened in Cork City Centre in recent months, adding to the variety and depth of the experiences for the visitor. Shoppers can stroll at their leisure from the Oliver Plunkett Quarter, to Opera Lane, from Patrick Street to McCurtain Street from the Huguenot Quarter to Paul street.