Funding confirmed for Cork Festivals

Funding confirmed for Cork Festivals

8th December 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth 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, […]

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself

Cork Person of Year Book – wins award itself

8th December 2014, 6pm By Bryan T. Smyth 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 […]

[Audio] Street renamed after Clonakilty Blackpudding pioneer

[Audio] Street renamed after Clonakilty Blackpudding pioneer

5 December 2014, Friday By Bryan T. Smyth 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. Last January the then Town Council voted unanimously […]

AUDIO: Maritime maps on display

1st December 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth 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 […]

AUDIO: Cyclist finishes Wild Atlantic Way in Kinsale, Cork

8th September 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth 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 […]

[Audio] Shorter Summer holidays are damaging Cork Tourism industry

31st August 2014, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth Tourism and Community interests in County Cork have expressed concern at earlier school commencement dates: where schools “seem” to to be starting back after the Summer break earlier every year. By law: a primary school must be open for tuition for at least 183 days per […]

[Special Audio Report] National Food Centre would be ‘Capitol’ idea for Cork

28th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth News that Minister for Food Simon Coveney is backing a National Food Centre for Cork City has been welcomed by businesses on the Grand Parade. The former Capitol Cineplex cinema has a strategic location on the Grand Parade, facing towards Washington Street, but it’s been vacant since […]

[Audio] Crosshaven Redhead Convention finals

24th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth It’s the final day of the Redhead Convention in County Cork Foxy haired folk have gathered in Crosshaven for the weekend. It’s the 5th year of the quirky festival organised by siblings Joleen and Denis Cronin, with proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society. The closing ceremony […]

[Audio] Workmates of Anna Geary would be ‘Dell-ighted’ is she wins Rose of Tralee

19th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth Excitement is building ahead of tonight’s final of the Rose of Tralee contest This year’s Cork Rose is Cork Camogie captain – and multiple All Ireland winner – Anna Geary This afternoon our we visited Dell Software in City Gate Park, Mahon where Anna Geary works.  

[Audio] Glengarriff former resident to get Oscar?

18th August 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth A former resident of West Cork is tipped to win a prestigious lifetime achievement award at next year’s Oscars ceremony! Maureen O’Hara has never received an Academy Award despite starring in 64 movies, including classics such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Miracle on 34th Street, and […]