BALLINCOLLIG: Westgate Foundation to begin extension of Day Care buildings

BALLINCOLLIG: Westgate Foundation to begin extension of Day Care buildings

3 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie On Friday, September 29th last Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly T.D., turned the sod at Westgate Foundation to officially launch a new building extension project which is scheduled to begin in mid-October. Westgate Foundation CEO Julie Murphy stated that “this much needed new […]

WEST CORK: tourism operator on sales mission to the UAE and India

WEST CORK: tourism operator on sales mission to the UAE and India

28 September 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Tourism Ireland’s 2017 sales mission to the UAE and India kicked off this week. A delegation of 12 Irish tourism operators, including Sheenco Travel (based in Clashmore, near Bantry, West Cork), is taking part in the targeted travel trade mission. With approximately 100,000 visitors from the UAE and India travelling […]

TONIGHT: Tom Crean’s grand-daughter gives lecture in Clonakilty

TONIGHT: Tom Crean’s grand-daughter gives lecture in Clonakilty

28 September 2017, Thursday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The arduous trip to the Antarctic by Kerryman Tom Crean and his colleagues in 1916, will be recalled by his grand-daughter at tonight’s (28th September) Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage lecture at 8.30pm at the Parish Centre. Aileen Crean-O’ Brien – who trekked in her grandfathers footsteps in 2016, […]

UCC ARTS STUDENT: to appear on Winning Streak gameshow – Aherla

UCC ARTS STUDENT: to appear on Winning Streak gameshow – Aherla

27 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie This week’s episode of Winning Streak (Saturday 30th September) will feature 19 year old student and GAA fanatic Cormac O’Driscoll from Aherla, Co Cork. Cormac recently started college and is an Arts student in University College Cork (UCC), following some good results in his Leaving Certificate over the […]

TIDY TOWNS: Cork County Council congratulates 2017 winners

TIDY TOWNS: Cork County Council congratulates 2017 winners

26 September 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley and Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, today conveyed their congratulations to all the participants and winners in this year’s National Tidy Towns competition with a record breaking 870 towns and villages competing. Commenting on the Cork successes, […]

HOUSE INFLATION: up 5.3% in COUNTY Cork in last 3 months alone

HOUSE INFLATION: up 5.3% in COUNTY Cork in last 3 months alone

26 September 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The price of the average three-bed semi in Cork county has risen 5.3% to €150,000 in the last three months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, […]

WEST CORK: Rower Paul O’Donovan 4/7 from 4/6 To Retain Lightweight Sculls Title

WEST CORK: Rower Paul O’Donovan 4/7 from 4/6 To Retain Lightweight Sculls Title

25 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The famous West Cork Rower Paul O’Donovan’s odds of winning the lightweight single sculls in the Florida World Rowing Championships have shortened further after his impressive eleven second win on Day One. The reigning world under-23 champion was serving as a replacement for his brother Gary, who unfortunately […]

LOCAL AUTHORITY NEWS: CorkCoCo appointed as ‘lead authority’ for Climate Change for 5 county region

LOCAL AUTHORITY NEWS: CorkCoCo appointed as ‘lead authority’ for Climate Change for 5 county region

24 September 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council appointed as lead authority for the Regional Climate Change Office. Following a rigorous evaluation process, Cork County Council, working with UCC and CIT, has been awarded the role of lead authority for the establishment and management of the Climate Change Office for the Atlantic Seaboard […]

PROMOTING CORK TOURISM ABROAD: Luxury and high-end Travel buyers visit Kinsale

PROMOTING CORK TOURISM ABROAD: Luxury and high-end Travel buyers visit Kinsale

22 September 2017, Friday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A group of Luxury & Incentive Buyers, representing the luxury market in America have visited Kinsale in Co Cork on a tailored visit designed to promote Ireland to high end travellers hosted by Crafted Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading destination management companies with support from Fáilte Ireland. […]