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5 August 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has announced the first recipients of its new Heritage Grant Scheme, with 23 Historical and Community groups set to benefit from up to €1,000 each in funding. The successful projects include a wide range of historical publications, Heritage Week events, exhibitions, archives, video documentaries and... Read More
4 August 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Spike Island Cork recently played host to Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD who visited the historic island which has been making waves in Ireland’s heritage and tourism circles. Minister Noonan thanked Cork County Council for the fascinating visit to Cork’s own Alcatraz... Read More
31 July 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The National Space Centre at Elfordstown Earthstation outside Midleton, in partnership with Killagh neighbour Greywood Arts has announced an open call for a unique Space Waste artist residency. The one-month sculptural project examines the debris produced by the acceleration of space technology and is supported by Cork County... Read More
26 July 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie More than one hundred community groups across Cork County are set to receive funding under the Community Enhancement Programme 2021. The programme aims to help communities to carry out minor improvements to buildings including energy-saving projects, renovate community centres, develop community amenities and purchase equipment. The county-wide allocation... Read More
26 July 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has today formally signed up to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP). Getting on board with this ambitious five-year roadmap to help bees and nature is further evidence of the Council’s commitment to playing a leading role in making its land more pollinator friendly. One-third of... Read More
25 July 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A new book has been published about the Irish War of Independence rebels held on Spike Island in 1921, which marks 100 years this year. Spike Island’s Republican Prisoners, 1921, is now on sale, authored by historian and long term island employee, Tom O’Neill. The book details the... Read More
23 July 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines available in 44 Cork Pharmacies The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID 19 VOCID19 vaccine is now available in 44 pharmacies in Cork, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has revealed, and the IPU is now calling for this to be extended, so that all pharmacies registered to administer COVID 19... Read More
21 July 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie 22 angling charter vessels authorised to take part in Tuna CHART programme, operating from ports in Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Clare, Cork and Waterford Anglers in Ireland are taking part in a unique catch, tag and release programme to help Irish and international scientists learn more about the largest... Read More