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Category / AREA: WEST CORK
16 December 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking at the launch in County Hall of plans for 1916 commemorations by the local authority, Cllr Frank O’Flynn Chairman of the Cork County 1916 Centenary Programme stated that Cork will play a central role in the 1916 centenary celebrations and this is as it should be as... Read More
16 December 1015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Members of Cork County Council recently adopted Draft Trails for Tourism, a policy to maximise the economic benefit to the County which was drafted by members of the Tourism Strategic Policy Committee. Through the promotion of trails, the policy aims to support rural regeneration, economic development and tourism... Read More
16 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Christmas – the day when women traditionally get together for a knees-up after their hard-work during Christmas, is a thriving tradition in Cork, and for over a decade Cork Simon Community has hosted Women’s Christmas Lunches in Cork city and county, celebrating... Read More
16 December 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Increase in whitefish value for third consecutive year The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. early this morning (Wednesday) announced that he has secured 36,886 tonnes of whitefish quotas for Irish fishermen at today’s EU Fisheries negotiations. This is a 10% increase on last... Read More
  16 December 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie 35 companies have been selected as finalists, from 16 different counties, across seven categories. In total, three Cork based companies have been nominated for awards across three different categories. In the Food and Drink category sponsored by Bord Bia, Eight Degrees Brewing, the award winning Irish craft... Read More
16 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Carbery man, Patrick O’Leary, from Kilmeen Macra has won this year’s final of the Macra na Feirme All-Ireland Welding competition, sponsored by Griffin Welding and Engineering Supply Centre (Midleton, Co. Cork). Philip Dennehy, Sliabh Luachra Macra, Avondhu, Cork was awarded 2nd place. In 3rd place was Darren... Read More
14 December 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea, will officially launch the “Cork County Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme” this afternoon in Cork County Hall. Cork County has over 300 events planned for the 2016 Centenary Programme, the largest number in the Country. State ceremonies, re-enactments... Read More
12 December 2015, Saturday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie ESB has reduced the spill at Inniscarra Dam to 150 cumecs (cubic metres per second) as of today. The heavy rain during Storm Desmond last weekend increased water inflows significantly into the Lee Dam reservoirs at Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid. On Monday, ESB increased its discharge from 150... Read More
11 December 2015 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Film In Cork (which replaced the Cork Screen Commission), a joint initiative of Cork City & County Councils, works to promote all aspects of production in the Cork region. As part of this creative initiative, Film in Cork will be running a training scheme called the “Production Club”... Read More