Long running film festival goes 100% digital #COVID #AdaptingToCOVID

Long running film festival goes 100% digital #COVID #AdaptingToCOVID

18 October 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 65th Cork International Film Festival Pivots to Fully Digital 2020 Programme Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) confirms a full programme of 50 features and documentaries, 14 programmes of shorts and special events, for its Digital-exclusive Festival, 8th-15th November. Cork International Film Festival fully intended to present a blended […]

COVID affects another Cork institution: The Lord Mayor’s school visit programme

COVID affects another Cork institution: The Lord Mayor’s school visit programme

18 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The traditional Lord Mayor of Cork’s visits to schools have been re-imagined for the 2020/2021 term. In the 101st year since the much-loved and popular tradition was begun by Terence MacSwiney during his mayoralty in 1920, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Joe Kavanagh will not be making […]

32 County Funding for Irish documentary filmmakers

32 County Funding for Irish documentary filmmakers

14 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork International Film Festival and Docs Ireland have announced their inaugural 2020 Ignite documentary development programme participants. This exciting venture is a cross-border partnership which seeks to foster a new generation of Irish documentary filmmakers from the north and south of Ireland. The programme is a pilot bilingual […]

Q: What’s the name of the new black (well, dark green really) coloured building next to the Train Station? A: “The Dean, Cork” Hotel

14 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie If I said to you “The Dean of Cork” you might think I was referring to a religious title, because there is a gentleman who is the “Dean of Cork & Rector of St. Fin Barre’s Union” within the Church of Ireland, the current gentleman’s profile is here. […]

Cashless Payments Flourish Thanks to Corona

Cashless Payments Flourish Thanks to Corona

14 October 2020 By Roger Jones roger@TheCork.ie One thing that’s characterised the coronavirus pandemic seems to be misinformation. First, World Health Organisation said there was nothing to worry about at all. Then it changed its mind. Next, we heard that children couldn’t transmit the virus. Evidence of increased spread with the reopening of schools now […]

NORTH CORK NEWS: Investment for Kanturk Town Park

NORTH CORK NEWS: Investment for Kanturk Town Park

12 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork County Council successfully received a grant of €40,000 from the Department of Rural and Community Developments under the Second Round of Town and Village Renewal Scheme – Accelerated Measure in Response to Covid-19 for upgrade of footpaths in Kanturk Town Park. The focus of the funding is […]

ARTS NEWS: ‘Cork Cultural Companions’ seeks new members

ARTS NEWS: ‘Cork Cultural Companions’ seeks new members

10 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork Cultural Companions creates local networks of like-minded people interested in arts, heritage and culture who can accompany each other to events. It operates by bringing together like-minded people that meet up regularly to go out either with one other person or as part of a small group. […]

Kissing goodbye to the Blarney Stone? Ticket sales down 85% due to COVID19 travel downturn

Kissing goodbye to the Blarney Stone? Ticket sales down 85% due to COVID19 travel downturn

9 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Blarney Castle in Blarney Town, Cork, Ireland houses the Blarney Stone, but visitor numbers have fallen The owner of one of Ireland’s most successful tourist attractions has called for increased supports for the industry amid a collapse in visitor numbers. Sir Charles Colthurst, 10th Baronet whose family owns […]

Paddy Power Believes Fulham Will Be Relegated

Paddy Power Believes Fulham Will Be Relegated

8 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie One of the leading sportsbooks in the UK, Paddy Power, has made one of the earliest settlements in its history. After just three games of the new season, the sportsbook operator has paid out Fulham to be relegated from the Premier League. Paddy Power, which operates live casino […]

Physiotherapists in Cork support VHI Women’s Virtual Mini Marathon

Physiotherapists in Cork support VHI Women’s Virtual Mini Marathon

7 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Physios for Fundraising’ initiative launches in Cork to support Virtual Mini Marathon entrants with practical tips to survive the event Chartered Physiotherapists in Cork launched ‘Physios for Fundraising’ initiative today to help women, who are participating in the VHI Women’s Virtual Mini Marathon, look after their bodies appropriately […]

New Children’s book from Cork Author Jed Lynch ‘The Baboon with the golden bum’ @littleislandbks @freerangefowl #freerangedetectiveagency

6 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Title: The Free Range Detective Agency: The Baboon with the Golden Bum Author: Cork based Jed Lynch (it’s not clear is this is a real person, or a pen name?) Intended readership: Children aged 8+ ISBN: 9781912417476# Official Release date: 08/10/2020 Publisher: Little Island (Despite their name ‘Little […]

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