7 Nominees From Cork for Prestigious Sailing Awards

The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has revealed that a total of seven nominees from County Cork have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious ISA Annual Awards. A total of 25 nominees have been announced across six categories with the Corkonians in contention for five of those awards. The winners will be announced at the ISA […]

Cork Balloon Artist

Cork business woman Jenny Murphy who owns Red Balloon based in Ballincollig is one of 2,000 people worldwide to be awarded a Certificate in Balloon Artistry. Making balloon history she is also the first Irish person to be invited to participate at “Float”, a balloon convention in St Louis, Missouri, USA. Speaking this week after […]

Gurranabraher Credit Union launch 50th anniversary celebrations with series of new developments and events

Gurranabraher Credit Union celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and to celebrate this anniversary the credit union have unveiled a series of events and developments over the next 12 months. Gurranabraher Credit Union, which was founded in 1963, has been providing top quality financial services to its 16,000 member in the northside of Cork city […]

Pedestrian walkway from Passage to Carrigaline

In July 2012, consultants on behalf of Cork County Council, completed a Feasibility Study on the development of an 8km greenway (shared walking and cycling route) between Passage West and Carrigaline, and including a branch to Ringaskiddy. This will link the Rochestown to Passage West and Carrigaline to Crosshaven routes and thereby provide a continuous […]

Minister Sherlock opens Clann Credo offices in Midleton

A new office to provide social finance services to community and voluntary groups in Cork and the wider southern area was opened today (Friday, February 8th, 2013) by Seán Sherlock, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation. The facility is provided by Clann Credo – the Social Investment Fund, Ireland’s […]

Mayor of San Francisco to be Grand Marshal of the Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John Buttimer has announced that Mayor Edwin Lee of Cork’s sister city San Francisco has accepted an invitation to be Grand Marshal of this year’s Cork St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Welcoming the announcement, the Lord Mayor said “We are delighted to celebrate out national holiday with Mayor Lee, particularly […]

Firkin Crane restoration planned

Firkin Crane is entering its 21st year of operation and has become a vital facility for everyone interested in dance, from professional artists preparing for performances of the highest quality, to social dancers seeking a fun night out. With some of the country’s best teachers, there is an eclectic weekly programme of classes, from three-year-olds […]

Cork set for plenty of Cycling action

Cork set for plenty of Cycling action

The 2013 An Post Rás route was announced this morning at the GPO. A demanding eight days of competition faces the riders with the 61st edition of the race featuring over 1180 kilometres of cycling and no less than 33 categorised climbs, four of which are category one mountains. Cork is set to see plenty […]

Drop in house builds and house starts in Cork – CIF

A total of 1,213 houses were built in Cork in 2012, a drop of 17% on the previous year, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). During 2011 there were 1,459 houses built in Cork but that number fell by 246 during the last 12 months. In Cork County the number of housing units built […]

Caitriona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners is January Cork Person of Month

Caitriona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners is January Cork Person of Month Cork Penny Dinners has been serving meals to people in need in Cork since the 1840’s, and volunteer Caitriona Twomey, one of the leading organisers, received a Person of the Month award to mark her own unique contribution and as a representative of […]