Fast SIRO broadband reaches Skibbereen West Cork

Fast SIRO broadband reaches Skibbereen West Cork

6 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan, in Skibbereen david@TheCork.ie SIRO, the ESB-Vodafone joint venture which is delivering Ireland’s first 100% fibre-optic broadband network nationwide, has today announced that Skibbereen will become the 51st town to be included in its national rollout. The announcement was made as part of National Digital Week at Ludgate@Skibbereen, which has […]

Jonathan O’Brien TD wishes Cork City FC “the very best of luck” in the FAI Cup Final

Jonathan O’Brien TD wishes Cork City FC “the very best of luck” in the FAI Cup Final

6 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien has wished  Cork City FC “the very best of luck” ahead of the FAI Cup Final this Sunday at the AVIVA Stadium. Deputy O’Brien, who is a devoted supporter and former Chairperson of the club, said; “I want to wish John Caulfield and […]

Cork Macra to hold social night at Curraheen Greyhound Track

Cork Macra to hold social night at Curraheen Greyhound Track

5 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie An exciting night of betting, music and craic is taking place on the 28th November. Macra na Feirme are hosting a social night at the dogs in six Irish Greyhound Board venues: Curraheen, Cork; Galway; Limerick; Mullingar; Newbridge, Kildare; and Kilcohan, Waterford. There will be entertainment at each […]

Wild Atlantic Way Wins Big at World Responsible Tourism Awards

Wild Atlantic Way Wins Big at World Responsible Tourism Awards

4 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Three tourism businesses located along Ireland’s “Wild Atlantic Way” (the driving route which starts/ends in Kinsale, Cork) were deemed winners at the World Responsible Tourism Awards held at the World Travel Market, London earlier today. Loop Head Tourism, Clare collected the gold award for ‘Best Cultural Heritage Attraction’ […]

Cork fireman releases debut novel – ‘About the Judging of Abigail Perdue’

Cork fireman releases debut novel – ‘About the Judging of Abigail Perdue’

4 November 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The book is called ‘About the Judging of Abigail Perdue’ Regularly facing the life-threatening situations and witnessing firsthand the tragic consequences of fire on human life was a spark that ignited a debut novel for Cork firefighter Daniel Mallen. His first work of fiction, The Judging of Abigail […]

Kinsale welcomes Spanish Ambassador to Charles Fort

Kinsale welcomes Spanish Ambassador to Charles Fort

3 November 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie H.E. Jose Maria Roderiguez-Coso, the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, laid a wreath at the plaque on Fort Hill, Kinsale, remembering the Battle of Kinsale in 1601. During the famous siege and Battle of Kinsale, 3,500 Spanish troops arrived in Ireland to support the rebellion of O’Neill and O’Donnell […]

Cork gambler turns €10 into €24,000

Cork gambler turns €10 into €24,000

1 November 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie I’ve never been a fan of gambling, as 9 times out of 10 I end up losing my stake! But like it or not gambling is legal in Ireland, and provides entertainment for many. One Cork punter must have had a magic ball when placing his football accumulator […]

30 foot dragon on streets of Cork for Halloween

30 foot dragon on streets of Cork for Halloween

31 October 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Above: route of dragon procession. Cork’s Dragon of Shandon Festival will end in a spectacular grand finale on Halloween night (tonight) as a host of ghouls, ghosts and demons emerge from the underworld with the renowned 36 foot dragon in the Dragon of Shandon Parade. Creatures, beasts and […]