Checkout this 1972 Eurovision video – which features Cork – including the then freshly built County Hall

Checkout this 1972 Eurovision video – which features Cork – including the then freshly built County Hall

11 April 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council will mark the 50th Anniversary of Cork County Hall next Monday with a lunchtime reception. The 17 storey skyscraper was Ireland’s tallest for decades, until it was outranked by the Elysian Apartment Tower in the City Centre during the Celtic Tiger Boom. County Hall today […]

35,000 to visit Cork for Choral Festival

35,000 to visit Cork for Choral Festival

9 April 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork will welcome almost 3,500 world class singers and 35,000 visitors from across Ireland, Europe and beyond this April for the 64th annual Cork International Choral Festival, a joyful celebration of music and song from classical to sacred, pop, and rock. The Festival, which runs from 18th – […]

ANOTHER PROPERTY BOOM? House Prices UP by 2% in Cork City

ANOTHER PROPERTY BOOM? House Prices UP by 2% in Cork City

1 April 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie House prices nationally rose by 2.5% during the first three months of 2018, according to the latest House Price Report released today by Ireland’s No.1 property website, Daft.ie. The average price nationwide was €247,000, 7.3% higher than a year ago. Compared to their lowest point in 2013, prices […]

EASTER ENTERTAINMENT: Imperial Hotel goes the “eggs-tra” mile for Pieta House this Easter

EASTER ENTERTAINMENT: Imperial Hotel goes the “eggs-tra” mile for Pieta House this Easter

28 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork’s Imperial Hotel will host a very special Easter Chocolate Sale on today (Wednesday 28th) and tomorrow (Thursday 29th), with all proceeds raised going to Pieta House. The hotel’s talented pastry chefs Rebecca English and Bernadette Harrington will create an array of tempting chocolate treats including Easter eggs, […]

Cork will provide an important counterbalance to Dublin in the future – hears UCC Planning Conference

Cork will provide an important counterbalance to Dublin in the future – hears UCC Planning Conference

26 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The fourth annual UCC Planning Conference ‘Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities’ took place on Friday (March 23rd). The event was organised by UCC Planning Society, sponsored by Coakley O’Neill Town Planning, and attended by over 100 people across two venues in UCC. The impressive list of eleven expert speakers […]

President Michael D Higgins attends a teenage funk/brass performance at Cork City Library

25 March 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Dozens of music-loving Cork children and young people, taking part in the city’s Lifelong Learning Festival, got the chance to play for a VIP this weekend when the President of Ireland attended a Music Generation Cork City concert. Rebel Brass, a New Orleans-style funk/brass group which emanated from […]

CORK TOURISM: Lee Road ‘Lifetime Lab’ rebrands to use its commonly known name of ‘Old Cork Waterworks’

24 March 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie One of Cork’s leading school tour visitor attractions is rebranding, changing its name from Lifetime Lab to The Old Cork Waterworks Experience. It follows significant investment by Cork City Council and Fáilte Ireland at the site to develop a new Visitor Experience. The Experience, which is part of Ireland’s Ancient […]

INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT: What’s happening in Cork City?

INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT: What’s happening in Cork City?

23 March 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie More than €700 million is currently being invested in Cork’s city centre by private and public sector organisations. The developments, which include a number of multi-functional sites encompassing retail, office, education, culture and tourism, are driving growth and confidence in Ireland’s second city. Matching this financial investment, traders, […]