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 […]

[Audio] Jazz and Musical ‘Walk of Fame’ for Cork City Centre

28th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork City wants a Walk of Fame for musical names on MacCurtain Street. This years Guinness Cork Jazz Festival – over the long weekend – has been described as the “The most successful in a decade” The event, established in 1978, is now […]

[Audio] Jazz Weekend 2014 begins in City

24th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan There’s a festival atmosphere in Cork as the October Bank Holiday Weekend gets underway. The Guinness Jazz Festival is in full swing. The 4 day event is in its 37th year and is showcasing more than 1-thousand musicians, from 19 countries, across 60 venues, The programme includes names […]

[Audio] Cyclist finishes Wild Atlantic Way in Kinsale, Cork

8th September 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A Finnish travel journalist has completed her mammoth 2,500 kilometre cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way (We previously did an Audio Tour of the Cork Section) One of Scandinavia’ s leading travel journalists Satu undertook the journey as part of a promotional initiative by “Tourism Ireland” to highlight […]