VIDEO: Cork’s Alcatraz (Spike Island) takes step closer to becoming major tourist attraction

31 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Construction work will start in August on a €5million development of Spike Island. Cork County Council has awarded the contract for the works to Cumnor Construction Ltd., and the project is due for completion in June 2016. Listen to this story Spike Island occupies a key location in […]

Cork towns fair shortlisted for Failte Ireland award

Cork towns fair shortlisted for Failte Ireland award

30 July 2015 By Declan O’Leary declan@TheCork.ie The Cork towns of Clonakilty, Cobh and Youghal have been shortlisted for the Failte Ireland Tourism Towns Awards 2015. 15 towns are included in the shortlist which has been released by Fáilte Ireland. The competition, now in its fourth year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages […]

VIDEO: Large Cork contingent expected at Dublin Horse Show

VIDEO: Large Cork contingent expected at Dublin Horse Show

29 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork v Dublin This year I was one of the many stewards directing arriving horse boxes at the Cork Summer Show, it was a sunny day in Curraheen Showgrounds, but the amount of equestrian activity there pales into insignificance compared to the Dublin Horse Show, which is just […]

Graham Norton in Cork next week for famous quiz

Graham Norton in Cork next week for famous quiz

24 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Above: The Graham Norton Walkway in Bandon, Co Cork “Graham is not available for interview but will be available for photos”… The words that one sees most times Graham Norton is in Co Cork, why? the son of Bandon is famous, very famous, and in fairness to him […]

Well known Cork pub ‘Souths’ renamed

Well known Cork pub ‘Souths’ renamed

22 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The bar formerly known as ‘Souths’ is gone, but fear not it’s just been renamed, and redesigned. The landmark drinking establishment of the Imperial Hotel on the South Mall has been rebranded ‘76 On The Mall’, and the interior has changed. Whats happening? Almost €1 million has been […]

Cityjet to launch Cork-London City route

Cityjet to launch Cork-London City route

3 July 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork moves closer to London (in terms of ease of access) Cityjet will launch an 18-times weekly service between Cork and London City starting on October 1 2015. It will fly three-times daily on weekdays, once on Saturdays, and twice on Sundays. Chairman welcomes News Pat Byrne, Cityjet’s […]

VIDEO FEATURE: West Cork town has Ireland’s first Community Bike scheme – Clonakilty

VIDEO FEATURE: West Cork town has Ireland’s first Community Bike scheme – Clonakilty

1 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Clonakilty, West Cork is a town of firsts! The first to elect it’s own Community Mayor after the Government abolished Town Councils, and now its the first to have a community bike scheme. Bicycle-docking stations have been installed at hotels in Clonakilty and the surrounding areas such of […]

RNLI exhibition opens in Camden Fort

RNLI exhibition opens in Camden Fort

1 July 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan An exciting new exhibition on the role of the Royal National lifeboat Institution is coming to Camden Fort Meagher In Crosshaven and will be open to the public every weekend during July The bravery of RNLI volunteers who risked their lives to save others during the First World […]