Cork County Council and the Rubicon Centre launch Scale Cork Programme

Cork County Council and the Rubicon Centre launch Scale Cork Programme

4 November 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork County Council and the Rubicon Centre at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) have teamed up to provide Ireland’s first Scaling Programme for SMEs who are in the medtech, agritech and digital health sector. Scale Cork is a 9 month programme starting in January 2020, supported by Cork […]

Success for West Cork Teen at 2019 ESB Creative TechFest

Success for West Cork Teen at 2019 ESB Creative TechFest

3 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie 2019 ESB Creative Tech Fest celebrates youth creativity, innovation and leadership Over 500 young people from youth groups across Ireland, including 100 from Gaeltacht areas, showcase their STEAM and Digital Creativity projects at bilingual event YMCA West Cork were celebrating after one of their young members was honoured […]

FARMING: €55,000 for agricultural shows in West Cork

FARMING: €55,000 for agricultural shows in West Cork

1 November 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A national allocation of €600,000 has been provided for Irish agricultural shows in 2020, approximately €55,000 of which has been granted to West Cork agriculture shows. Cork Senator and member of the Agriculture committee Tim Lombard said: “Agricultural shows are hugely important to our rural economy. We know […]

‘North Cork Creameries’ and West Cork’s ‘Wildberry Bakery’ win at Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019

‘North Cork Creameries’ and West Cork’s ‘Wildberry Bakery’ win at Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019

31 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The winners of the prestigious Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019 were announced recently to a packed house at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin. Producers, retailers and wholesalers from across the Irish food and drink industry came together to celebrate the very best produce available in […]

Ireland’s first female botanist was from West Cork

Ireland’s first female botanist was from West Cork

31 October 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The story of Ellen Hutchins of Ballylickey, Ireland’s first female botanist, features in the Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 2019, which will be launched today. Ellen Hutchins’ story is of a bright young woman, in remote rural Bantry Bay, West Cork, in the early 1800s. […]

NEW BOOK: Features photos of 16 old Cork Cinemas

NEW BOOK: Features photos of 16 old Cork Cinemas

29 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Late October/Early November is one of the busiest times for book releases, as publishers vie to secure a place on the Christmas book market. “Irish Cinemas: A History in Photographs” is a pictorial record of 139 old Irish cinemas. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, it includes an assorted […]

Cork TD asks Taoiseach ‘Where is promised new school?’

Cork TD asks Taoiseach ‘Where is promised new school?’

25 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has questioned the Taoiseach on the commitment given by the Government that there would be a new secondary school in Ballincollig. Deputy Moynihan said it wasn’t good enough that parents are put through unnecessary stress each year making applications to over-subscribed local […]