Cork golf on ‘par’ with the best – at PGA Show in Florida

Cork golf on ‘par’ with the best – at PGA Show in Florida

4 February 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Tourism Ireland’s golf promotional programme for 2016 kicked off last week in Orlando, Florida. Twelve (12) golf tourism operators from around the island of Ireland, as well as three American golf tour operators, joined Tourism Ireland at the PGA Golf Merchandise Show in Orlando, to highlight our world-class […]

VIDEO: Creator of ‘Martin’s Life’ is Cork Person of the Month

4 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The YouTube sensation cartoon Martin’s Life, which focuses on comical misunderstandings between Martin and his Cork parents, has been named January Cork Person of the Month and a hilarious new “Martin’s Life” video has been created to celebrate the event. The Person of the Month award is […]

Titles for Carrigaline, Freemount, and Berrings at Macra na Feirme National Leadership Awards

Titles for Carrigaline, Freemount, and Berrings at Macra na Feirme National Leadership Awards

3 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie At an event to recognise outstanding young leaders in the rural youth organisation, Macra na Feirme, two Cork members were awarded a National Leadership Award. The announcement was made last night, Tuesday, the 2nd February, at a special reception in the Irish Farm Centre in Dublin. The […]

Three Cork Off-Licences win at the 2016 National Off-Licence Association Awards

Three Cork Off-Licences win at the 2016 National Off-Licence Association Awards

3 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Three Cork off-licences have won three awards at the National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) 2016 Annual Off-Licence Awards. The ceremony took place at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin. The association also called on the Government to move swiftly and introduce the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Now […]

Ballymaloe to hold a ‘Good Living Day’

Ballymaloe to hold a ‘Good Living Day’

2 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Explorers of good health and living are invited to the first-ever Ballymaloe Good Living Day this Sunday (7 February 2016). Organisers say “Come be a part of this dynamic, day-long event devoted to wellness of mind, body, and spirit.” Talks by seven wide-ranging and thought-provoking speakers will […]

Award for owners of Market Lane, Orso Cafe, Castle Cafe, and Elbow Lane in Cork

Award for owners of Market Lane, Orso Cafe, Castle Cafe, and Elbow Lane in Cork

2 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Market Lane Group (Market Lane Restaurant, Orso Café, The Castle Café and Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse) have been shortlisted in the Irish Institute of Training and Development National Training Awards for the Best Learning Organisation Award Category. The Market Lane Group provides a programme of continuous improvement […]

Swedes read about Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way

Swedes read about Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way

2 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A three-page article highlighting Cork and Kerry appeared in a recent edition of a major Swedish newspaper, profiling the destination to some 370,000 readers – or potential Swedish holidaymakers for Ireland. Related feature: TheCork.ie travelled the Wild Atlantic Way – Listen to our audio tour Svenska Dagbladet […]

Curraheen Park and Youghal Greyhound stadia helped raise more than €5m for Charities, Clubs and other good causes in 2015

Curraheen Park and Youghal Greyhound stadia helped raise more than €5m for Charities, Clubs and other good causes in 2015

1 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie There was excitement all-round as it was announced that €5 million was raised at Irish Greyhound Board stadia in 2015 for charitable organisations such as schools, clubs, healthcare charities & community projects. The money was raised through Fundraising / Benefit Nights hosted at the venues in conjunction with […]

27th Cork French Film Festival will take place in March 2016

27th Cork French Film Festival will take place in March 2016

1 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Attention all cinéphiles and Cork French Film Festival followers! The 27th Cork French Film Festival will light up the silver screen from March 6th to 13th,2016, with a programme bursting with creative vitality from a host of dynamic young French filmmakers. Festival Director, Nora Callanan, together with […]

Sky contract creates 130 jobs at Cork call centre ‘Abtran’

Sky contract creates 130 jobs at Cork call centre ‘Abtran’

1 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork based business process management company – Abtran – are recruiting 130 new staff to support Sky’s customer service operations. Abtran currently employs over 1,000 people in Cork. The contract announcement was made by Minister for Agriculture, Food and The Marine, Simon Coveney with JD Buckley, […]

Fianna Fail Leader (and Cork TD) Micheál Martin pays tribute Terry Wogan

Fianna Fail Leader (and Cork TD) Micheál Martin pays tribute Terry Wogan

31 January 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has described Terry Wogan as “one of Ireland’s true ambassadors”. Deputy Martin has been paying tribute to the eminent broadcaster following the news of his death this morning. “Terry Wogan was a man of true talent. His success, both here and in […]

Bantry House receives state funding for roof works

Bantry House receives state funding for roof works

31 January 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Togher Castle, Togher, Dunmanway is to receive €9,000 for roof works and Bantry House will receive €7,000. The announcement is part of a national €2m Built Heritage Investment Scheme, which will benefit 340 heritage projects nationwide. The minimum amount of funding awarded under the scheme is €2,500 […]