Cork Midsummer Festival announces 20% funding increase for its 20th anniversary

Cork Midsummer Festival announces 20% funding increase for its 20th anniversary

7 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Midsummer Festival returns for 2016 with the announcement of a 20% increase in funding from the Arts Council. The good news comes as the renowned cultural Festival prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Cork Midsummer Festival will run over two weekends from 17-19 June, […]

Redhead art exhibition at Cork Airport

Redhead art exhibition at Cork Airport

7 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Crosshaven based Irish Redhead Convention are hosting an exhibition of Jörg Köster’s redhead portraits at Cork Airport from today ’til hte end of the month. The “King and Queen of the Redheads” will attend an opening reception on Thursday, 10 March at 5.30pm in the Airport. […]

9 Cork Festivals to receive €42,000 from Department of Tourism and Sport

9 Cork Festivals to receive €42,000 from Department of Tourism and Sport

6 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, has has announced that funding of over €1 million is to be allocated to 218 national and regional festivals and events by Fáilte Ireland, under its 2016 Festivals and Events Programme. This investment includes almost €325,000 […]

Fota House in sales blitz to boost American tourist numbers to Ireland

Fota House in sales blitz to boost American tourist numbers to Ireland

4 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Tourism Ireland’s 2016 series of ‘Jump into Ireland’ sales blitzes across the United States kicked off this week – taking in the key cities of Chicago, Boston and New York. A delegation of 20 tourism companies from Ireland and the United States – including Fota House, Arboretum […]

VIDEO: Founders of ‘Reimagine Cork’ tourist project named as ‘Cork People of the Month’

VIDEO: Founders of ‘Reimagine Cork’ tourist project named as ‘Cork People of the Month’

3 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Eoghan Ryan and Alasdair Fitzpatrick, a business coach and a doctor by profession, are two young men with a passion for their city; Cork City. Both have been named as Cork People of the Month for February. ‘Reimagine Cork’, was founded two years ago by Eoghan Ryan […]

Cork office of Dell hosts fundraiser night for Irish Cancer Society

Cork office of Dell hosts fundraiser night for Irish Cancer Society

3 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Dell will host a charity casino night called ‘Ocean’s 16’ at Cork International Hotel on March 4th to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Dell is hosting the fundraiser as part of its longstanding partnership with the Society on Daffodil Day. The Hotel is located inside […]

VIDEO: Tina Turner (tribute act) comes to Cork Opera House and Commodore Hotel Cobh

VIDEO: Tina Turner (tribute act) comes to Cork Opera House and Commodore Hotel Cobh

3 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Simply the Best – ‘Tina Turner’ tours tours Cork, Galway and Waterford as Tina “Rebecca is so good, it’s scary!” Tina Turner “Rebecca is an amazing performer and vocalist. I was mesmerized, a night you’ll never forget” Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) ‘Tina Turner’s’ European tour, Simply the […]

Cork Airport Hotel relaunches and raises funds for ‘Down Syndrome Cork’ charity

Cork Airport Hotel relaunches and raises funds for ‘Down Syndrome Cork’ charity

3 March 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork Airport Hotel has re-launched following an extensive refurbishment, and is giving back to local families with the announcement that Down Syndrome Cork is its ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2016. The significant partnership highlights the family-friendly focus at the new Cork Airport Hotel, where the emphasis […]