White Smoke for Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition at the Cork International Choral Festival

White Smoke for Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition at the Cork International Choral Festival

2 March 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork International Choral Festival is proud to announce Offaly-born Amanda Feery as the winner of the 2016 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition. As winner of the competition, her piece Changed Utterly, will receive its world premiere in the spectacular surrounds of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral on Friday 29th […]

Des Bishop to perform ‘Grey Matters’ standup comedy show in Ballymaloe Grainstore

Des Bishop to perform ‘Grey Matters’ standup comedy show in Ballymaloe Grainstore

29 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Entertainment news When: Wednesday 16 March, 8pm Ballymaloe Grainstore will welcome comic Des Bishop for his first stand-up show in the Shanagarry, Co Cork venue. He’ll perform Grey Matters on Wednesday 16 March – the night before St. Patrick’s Day. The fantasy of everlasting youth ‘dyed’ […]

Bus Éireann introduces “Route 215A” to double the frequency of services between the City Centre and Mahon Point Shopping Centre

Bus Éireann introduces “Route 215A” to double the frequency of services between the City Centre and Mahon Point Shopping Centre

26 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie In 2012 Bus Éireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, carried out a review of public transport services along the Blarney – City Centre – Mahon Point Corridor. As a result, Route 215: Blarney – City Centre – Mahon Point was introduced in January 2013. Following […]

Lidl opens multi-million euro store in Glanmire, Co Cork

Lidl opens multi-million euro store in Glanmire, Co Cork

25 February 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Lidl Ireland today (25th February 2016) celebrated the opening of its new store in Glanmire, Co. Cork, following five months of construction. Representing a multi-million euro investment into the locality by the retailer, the state-of-the-art building measures nearly 24,000 square feet and stands at eight and a half […]

Cork Hotels welcome improves visitor stats

Cork Hotels welcome improves visitor stats

25th February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Hoteliers in Cork have welcomed the strong growth in overseas travel to Ireland announced today (link to CSO figures), with trips to Ireland up 18.4% year on year for the period November 2015 – January 2016. On foot of a record year in tourism in 2015, growth […]

Redheads fly high at Cork Airport

Redheads fly high at Cork Airport

23 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Historically subjected to witty taunts from ‘ginger nut’ to ‘carrot top’, red hair is being celebrated in a new exhibition of of captivating photographic portraits at Cork International Airport from March 7-31, 2016. Photographer Jörg Köster has snapped over a thousand individual red haired men, women and […]

Unique Kayaking Film workshop at this year’s Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, West Cork

Unique Kayaking Film workshop at this year’s Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, West Cork

22 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Uniting kayaking and film, we are delighted to introduce an exciting new Workshop/Competition to the Fastnet Film Festival in May, in association with Fáilte Ireland, Atlantic Sea Kayaking and Oakwood Aerial Photography. Film from a kayak along the most enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring route in […]

A busy month for Whitechurch Macra na Feirme Club

A busy month for Whitechurch Macra na Feirme Club

22 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Seandun Finals of the Macra National Talent Competition took place in Ringaskiddy Community Hall last fortnight. A great night’s entertainment with entries in solo singing, solo instrumental, comedy duos, novelty acts, set dancing and mastermind. Whitechurch Macra came away with the top prize in set dancing […]

VIDEO: Planning underway for 2016 ‘Redhead Convention’ in Crosshaven, Co Cork, Ireland

VIDEO: Planning underway for 2016 ‘Redhead Convention’ in Crosshaven, Co Cork, Ireland

19 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A public meeting was hosted this week by the team at the Irish Redhead Convention. The meeting was attended by Crosshaven local residents. Organiser Joleen Cronin outlined her plans for the 2016 Irish Redhead Convention, which will take place over a weekend from August 19th-21st this year. […]

Ballymalow Grainstore annouces spring program of music, comedy, festivals and events

Ballymalow Grainstore annouces spring program of music, comedy, festivals and events

19 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Entertainment news Ballymaloe Grainstore announces a spring programme of music, comedy, festivals, films and events that bring the world to Shanagarry in East Cork. Wine buffs can sample California wines with Liam Campbell, wine editor of The Irish Independent, who will talk about California Wines – […]

“Denise’s Delicious Gluten-Free Bakery” in Little Island, Cork to feature Neven Maguire’s RTE 1 show

“Denise’s Delicious Gluten-Free Bakery” in Little Island, Cork to feature Neven Maguire’s RTE 1 show

19 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Denise O’ Callaghan, founder of Denise’s Delicious Gluten-Free Bakery in Little Island, Cork will guest star in Neven Maguire’s ‘Healthy Home Chef’ programme on RTÉ 1, February 24th. With Sonia O’ Sullivan featuring in the series first episode, Cork is well represented in this new TV series […]

27th Cork Film Festival launched

27th Cork Film Festival launched

16 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Attention all cinéphiles and Cork French Film Festival followers: in March, Alliance Française de Cork will roll out the red carpet for the 27th Cork French Film Festival. This nationally acclaimed festival, supported by the Arts Council, Cork City Council, and Le Cordon Bleu, screens the best […]