CORK FARMING: Seandun Macra na Feirme Region celebrates 60th Year

CORK FARMING: Seandun Macra na Feirme Region celebrates 60th Year

6 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This month marks the 60th year since the formation of the Seandun Macra na Feirme Region. To mark the occassion, former Seandun Chairperson and historian Jim Fitzgerald, Knockraha, gives a recount of the formation of the Seandun Macra region. In 1944, Steven Cullinane and a group of other […]

WEST CORK HERITAGE: Abbey in Abbeymahon townland must be protected – located between Timoleague and Courtmacsherry

WEST CORK HERITAGE: Abbey in Abbeymahon townland must be protected – located between Timoleague and Courtmacsherry

5 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has met with Councillor Paul Hayes and the Abbeymahon Conservation Group to discuss possible avenues of funding to protect the townland’s historic Cistercian Abbey. The Ireland South MEP said that the Abbey was a unique part of the area’s history and its […]

CORK TOURISM: Stats confirm that Fota Wildlife Park & Blarney Castle are Cork’s most popular FEE PAYING attractions. While, Doneraile Wildlife Park & Crawford Art Gallery are most popular FREE attractions

CORK TOURISM: Stats confirm that Fota Wildlife Park & Blarney Castle are Cork’s most popular FEE PAYING attractions. While, Doneraile Wildlife Park & Crawford Art  Gallery are most popular FREE attractions

5 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ireland’s Most Popular Visitor Attractions Revealed  A year of strong growth reflected as Fáilte Ireland publishes list of the nation’s best performing tourism attractions in 2016 Fáilte Ireland, today, have published their annual list of Ireland’s top visitor attractions with most attractions registering strong growth reflecting the strong […]

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: German Journalist discovers Co Cork by Campervan

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: German Journalist discovers Co Cork by Campervan

5 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie  German journalist and campervan enthusiasts explore the Wild Atlantic Way German journalist Heinz Bück has been exploring Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way by campervan. He is accompanied by a small group of fellow campervan enthusiasts, who are here to soak up the spectacular scenery and the wealth […]

CORK CITY MARATHON: Superb CAR-FREE atmosphere, so if you’re driving then AVOID CITY CENTRE until after 3pm

CORK CITY MARATHON: Superb CAR-FREE atmosphere, so if you’re driving then AVOID CITY CENTRE until after 3pm

4 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie File photo: 80 year olds Joe and Kay O’Regan from Enniscourty finishing the 2016 Cork City Marathon hand in hand 30 years after their first marathon together at the Cork City Marathon. Pic: Darragh Kane The Cork City Marathon takes place today, and more than 6,000 people are expected […]

IRELAND’S ANCIENT EAST: Failte Ireland promotes FOOD TOURISM in East Cork

IRELAND’S ANCIENT EAST: Failte Ireland promotes FOOD TOURISM in East Cork

3 June 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie  “Food tells a powerful story of the region, connects locals and visitors alike with the culture and the history of the area, and lies at the heart of truly memorable experiences.” More than 30 members of the Food Tourism Development Network – comprised of Fáilte Ireland ‘Food Champions’ […]

ARTS & CULTURE: Cork Senator welcomes funding scheme for not-for-profit organisations

ARTS & CULTURE: Cork Senator welcomes funding scheme for not-for-profit organisations

3 June 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, is pleased with the opening Stream 3 of the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme, which will provide small capital grants to not-for-profit arts organisations. “Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, recently announced €500,000 in funding available under […]

HOW TO WIN THE LOTTO? Hickey’s Newsagent in Skibbereen is luckiest lotto ticket seller in Cork, so will buying a ticket there improve your odds?

HOW TO WIN THE LOTTO? Hickey’s Newsagent in Skibbereen is luckiest lotto ticket seller in Cork, so will buying a ticket there improve your odds?

2 June 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Hickey’s Newsagent in Skibbereen is ‘luckiest’ lotto ticket seller in Cork, and third in Ireland. So, should you travel to West Cork just to buy a ticket there? No. We must note that the more tickets a retailer sells, the ‘luckier’ they appear to be, insofar as the stats are solely […]