PHOTOS: Christmas Cribs in Cork City

PHOTOS: Christmas Cribs in Cork City

25 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Did you know that Cork City Council installed more than 40 Christmas trees around the city centre and suburbs. Since November, Cork City Council outdoor staff members and a crew of electricians lit the streets of Cork with low wattage energy efficient LED lighting. They also installed cribs […]

FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF: Memories of a Real Cork Christmas

FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF: Memories of a Real Cork Christmas

24 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A collection of cherised Christmas memories and beloved traditions Cork County Older People’s Council has published an anthology of festive stories, Memories of a Real Cork Christmas, collating Christmas memories from older citizens across the county. This unique collection contains stories and history from the 1940s onwards. The […]

Cork feature for RTE Christmas schedule

Cork feature for RTE Christmas schedule

24 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie When: Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th December) at 8:00pm on RTÉ One + Christmas Day (Friday 25th December) at 9:55am on RTÉ One Cork-based production company Bo Media has teamed up with RTÉ this Christmas to create a unique short film, celebrating the people and places of Cork in […]

WEST CORK: @Aldi_Ireland receives final planning permission to open new Clonakilty store by end of 2022

WEST CORK: @Aldi_Ireland receives final planning permission to open new Clonakilty store by end of 2022

23 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 25 new permanent jobs to be created The best prices in grocery are coming to Clonakilty as Aldi today confirmed it will open a new store in the town in 2022. Aldi has received final planning permission for the store at the Waterfront, which will create 25 permanent […]

Cork Art Gallery takes stained glass window exhibition ONLINE

Cork Art Gallery takes stained glass window exhibition ONLINE

22 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Crawford Art Gallery will close its doors at 3pm on December 24th in line with today’s latest Government COVID-19 guidelines. In the meantime, Crawford invite you to their exhibition online. It features the magic of Harry Clarke allowing visitors to go behind the frame and discover hidden details […]

Who says scratch cards don’t work?! A man in West Cork just own €75,000

Who says scratch cards don’t work?! A man in West Cork just own €75,000

22 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Christmas comes early for Cork dad who collects €75,000 from Lotto HQ A delighted family in West Cork are celebrating today after they scratched their way to a pre-Christmas fortune of €75,000 on a National Lottery scratch card. Lucky dad, Tomasz Bogdanski from Clonakilty travelled to National Lottery […]

Minister Coveney congratulates Cork County Council on opening of a new Public Park at Haulbowline Island.

Minister Coveney congratulates Cork County Council on opening of a new Public Park at Haulbowline Island.

21 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Carrigaline based Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence welcomed the news today that Cork County Council is now in a position to open the Public Park at the former East Tip at Haulbowline. The local authority have signed a lease with the Department of […]

New pet store in Mahon Point Retail Park

New pet store in Mahon Point Retail Park

20 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie New shop is located next to B&Q Equipet, one of Ireland’s leading pet stores, opened the doors of their second Cork store in Mahon Point Retail Park on Friday. The pet, equestrian and outdoor clothing retailer, was established in 2006 and is 100 percent Irish-owned. The launch of […]

VIDEO: The Hollywood actress with a West Cork connection – Maureen O’Hara

VIDEO: The Hollywood actress with a West Cork connection – Maureen O’Hara

19 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Maureen O’Hara’s Glengarriff home will feature in a TG4 documentary this Christmas day Maureen O’Hara, circa 1952 Maureen O’Hara was the first Irish leading lady of cinema. She became a Hollywood superstar and a role model for every Irish actress who followed her on to the big screen. […]

ENTERTAINMENT: Mick Flannery to perform at ‘Christmas Jingle’ concert 2020, which is online only due to COVID

ENTERTAINMENT: Mick Flannery to perform at ‘Christmas Jingle’ concert 2020, which is online only due to COVID

19 December 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie All proceeds from the concert will go to Enable Ireland The Christmas Jingle Concert will return this year and move online. Big names such as Mick Flannery will join the jam-packed festive line-up for the hugely popular concert. All proceeds from the concert will go to Enable Ireland. […]

The Glucksman presents artworks across Cork city as part of Cork City Council’s 1920 centenary celebrations

The Glucksman presents artworks across Cork city as part of Cork City Council’s 1920 centenary celebrations

15 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie 100 Years of Change is an innovative outreach and online project from the Glucksman. Original works of art from the University College Cork Art Collection have been loaned to community centres and libraries in five different Cork neighbourhoods so that people can experience an exhibition a little closer to […]

Be nice to shop workers this Christmas

Be nice to shop workers this Christmas

12 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Mandate Trade Union, which represents almost 30,000 workers in the retail sector, has called on all employers to strictly adhere to Covid19 protocols as the retail sector reopens in the run-up to Christmas. The Union has also called on consumers to respect retail workers following an increase in […]