RTE Cork celebrates Cork

RTE Cork celebrates Cork

14th January 2015 Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie To mark the 21st Anniversary of the Cork Person of the Year awards scheme, RTE’s Nationwide has been meeting some of the past winners of awards. A special Cork programme will air in a fortnight on this evening Jan 14th on RTE1 at 7.00pm. Announcing the special programme were […]

Big names for annual ‘Cork Person of the Year’ ceremony

Big names for annual ‘Cork Person of the Year’ ceremony

11th January 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie On Friday 16th Jan the Cork Person of the Year will be chosen, at a glittering gala awards lunch at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. Michael Flatley will also be made Honorary Corkman at the event and the presentation will be made by last year’s recipient Jeremy Irons. […]

Cork’s long awaited events centre confirmed for South Main Street

22nd December 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Dara Murphy, Fine Gael TD and Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection today cited the events centre and Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment as proof of the Government’s commitment to delivering for Cork. Corks event centre will be built on former Beamish Brewery site #cork @NeilRedFM @RedFMNews sources […]

Michael Flatley opens his Fermoy home to Cork children

Michael Flatley opens his Fermoy home to Cork children

22nd December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Earlier this year I met Michael Flatley in Cork Airport, and posed for the mandatory picture (have pictures replaced autographs?) Today, the Lord of the Dance and his wife Niamh opened their beautiful Castlehyde mansion outside Fermoy Co. Cork today, to spread Christmas cheer to vulnerable children in […]

Funding confirmed for Cork Festivals

Funding confirmed for Cork Festivals

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Cork’s festival scene has received a significant boost. The Leeside Capital, which is already known as the “City of Festivals” with more than 20 significant events spread across the year in Culture, Education, Music and Sport. Today, €110,000 in Government Grants were confirmed for three major events, including; Cork […]

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself!

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself!

8th December 2014, 6pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan Cork based printing company, Lettertec Ireland Ltd have won an Irish Print Award in the Print Finishing category for its book “Celebrating 21 years of the Cork Person of the Year Awards”. Lettertec faced strong competition from printing companies and specialist print finishers from Dublin and Belfast, […]

Another County Cork library reduces opening hours

Another County Cork library reduces opening hours

8th December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/David_OSullivan A former Mayor of County Cork – Tim Lombard – has expressed his disappointment at the announcement that from January of 2015, Bandon Library is to be closed on Mondays. Cllr Lombard (Fine Gael) says “Unfortunately staff members are down over the last six years, and there are 39,000 new […]

[Audio] Street renamed after Clonakilty Blackpudding pioneer

5th December 2014, Friday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The man who is credited as putting Clonakilty on the map through the founding and promotion of the now world-famous Clonakilty Black Pudding, has been honoured posthumously. At 11.30am today a street nameplate was officially unveiled in Clon. Street in #Clonakilty West #Cork renamed after Blackpudding's Eddie […]

[Audio] Maritime maps on display

1st December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan People interested in the history of Cork City and Harbour have the chance to view historic maps, charts and plans this week. A free exhibition with rare maps from the 1700’s onwards has gone on display at the “Ivan Wolfe Gallery” in Monkstown. The exhibition includes rare plans […]