Fermoy Library to Set the Standard for Positive Ageing in Cork

Fermoy Library to Set the Standard for Positive Ageing in Cork

29 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie This day last week Fermoy Library branch manager Jean Cavanagh was presented with the Age Friendly Charter. Jean is the first Age Friendly Champion for Cork County Council’s Library Services. This new initiative emphasizes service enhancement for older adults in the community, as part of a national strategy […]

EDUCATION: Operation WildNation aims to protect some of our under threat wild bird species

EDUCATION: Operation WildNation aims to protect some of our under threat wild bird species

29 October 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie One of Ireland’s biggest garden centres is on a mission to drive primary school pupils across Cork city and county absolutely wild. CountryLife Garden Centres want to educate the nation about wild bird conservation through its exciting and engaging new Operation WildNation initiative. Ultimately they’re helping to protect […]

Tourism Ireland board meets in Creagh House, Doneraile, Co Cork

Tourism Ireland board meets in Creagh House, Doneraile, Co Cork

25 October 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Creagh House in Doneraile, Co Cork, was the venue for the October board meeting of Tourism Ireland, which took place yesterday (Thursday, 24 October). The board members took the opportunity to meet with representatives of the local tourism industry, to discuss overseas tourism this year and the extensive […]

Charleville Playground to Officially Open

Charleville Playground to Officially Open

25 October 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council have delivered a newly refurbished and enhanced playground at Charleville Town Park which will be officially opened by Mr Patrick O’Donovan T.D, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, later this week. The opening event takes […]

Paintings by Irish artist Róisín O’Farrell on exhibit at The Montenotte Hotel

Paintings by Irish artist Róisín O’Farrell on exhibit at The Montenotte Hotel

25 October 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A collection of oil paintings by the highly sought-after Irish Artist Róisín O’Farrell are now on exhibit at The Montenotte Hotel Cork until January, as part of their artist in residence programme to support local artists. The “Inside and Out” collection on display includes O’Farrell’s trademark interior paintings […]

Green Party City Cllr Oliver Moran running for Dáil in Cork North Central (for the seat vacated by Billy Kelleher who was elected MEP)

Green Party City Cllr Oliver Moran running for Dáil in Cork North Central (for the seat vacated by Billy Kelleher who was elected MEP)

23 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Speaking following his announcement, City Councillor Oliver Moran stressed the importance of having a strong voice in the Dáil for Cork North Central to represent his three key campaign issues of transport, housing and democracy “These aren’t only national issues. They affect North Cork and the northside of […]

O’Shea Welcomes Increase in Kanturk/Mallow 2020 Budget

O’Shea Welcomes Increase in Kanturk/Mallow 2020 Budget

23 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has this week welcomed a significant increase in funding of more than €2 million to bring the total funding allocation in the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Budgetary Plan for 2020 to just over €13.5 million. Cllr O’Shea has also welcomed proposals […]

New campaign highlights role Cork County Council plays in daily lives across the county

New campaign highlights role Cork County Council plays in daily lives across the county

23 October 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County council wants everyone in County Cork to be more aware of the range of services they provide and how the public benefits from those services and supports. County Hall, Cork Pic: Daragh McSweeney/ProvisionIn a recent survey carried out on behalf of the National Oversight and Audit […]

#MacroomBypass will massively improve (i.e. reduce!) Cork to Kerry driving time

#MacroomBypass will massively improve (i.e. reduce!) Cork to Kerry driving time

18 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The development will provide a 22 km road improvement from the Cork side of Macroom at Coolcour, will bypass the town of Macroom, the villages of Baile Mhic Íre and Baile Bhuirne, the infamous ‘Ballyvourney Bends’, and will finish west of Baile Bhuirne itself before the County bounds […]