WILD ATLANTIC WAY: Include West Cork’s hidden gems on route – says Government Party Senator Tim Lombard

4 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Last week Cork based Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, visited in Union Hall and Courtmacsherry discussing with local community members and public representatives the proposal to have these charming coastal towns, and the drive between them, included in the Wild Atlantic Way. “Tuesday started with a scenic drive […]

RETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELAND: 7 Cork Retailers in Ireland’s Top100 Stores

RETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELAND: 7 Cork Retailers in Ireland’s Top100 Stores

1 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Seven Cork businesses have been named among the Top100 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland. Cork City retailers Compu b, Lifestyle Sports, Patrick Street, Sketchers, Specsavers and Miss Daisy Blue, Mellerick Pharmacy, Fermoy and O Crualaoi Delicatessen, Ballincollig have made […]

NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

NEW CORK CITY BOUNDARY: must empower local neighbourhoods – says Green Party

31 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Green Party has welcomed plans for an area-based approach to the expanded Cork City Council after 2019, but warned that these must be more than toothless local committees. The party expects there will be six local areas in the expanded city, including a city centre ward. Plans […]

HERITAGE: Cork County Council launches publication: 1916-2016 Commemorating the Centenary in the County of Cork

30 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie 2016, a centenary year in the county of Cork, was a yearlong undertaking by Cork County Council and the people of County Cork, in commemorating the defining year of 1916, reflecting on the past one hundred years, and looking to the future of Ireland with pride. Over 500 […]

CIVIC FUNDING: Cork County Council announces grant recipients under ‘Creative Ireland’ scheme

CIVIC FUNDING: Cork County Council announces grant recipients under ‘Creative Ireland’ scheme

29 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Centenary Commemoration of 1916 was a tremendous success in the County of Cork, as it was across the entire nation. In response to the heightened sense of shared identity that was established in 2016, and in respect of the breadth of cultural activity and public engagement that […]

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI called out for a 2nd time today to answer ‘Mayday’ call in Schull Harbour

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI called out for a 2nd time today to answer ‘Mayday’ call in Schull Harbour

28 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Baltimore RNLI was launched this evening (Friday 28 July) to a Mayday report of a Drascombe Lugger sailing boat with two people onboard taking on water in Schull Harbour. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 6.11pm. This […]

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI called out following activation of an EPIRB on board a yacht

WEST CORK: Baltimore RNLI called out following activation of an EPIRB on board a yacht

28 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Baltimore RNLI was launched this morning (Friday 28 July) to locate a vessel sending an alarm from their positioning beacon off the coast of West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 9.59am. The Coast Guard had […]

PIECE OF HISTORY RECOVERED: Main ship telegraph recovered from wreck of RMS Lusitania

PIECE OF HISTORY RECOVERED: Main ship telegraph recovered from wreck of RMS Lusitania

26 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Wednesday) confirmed that the main ship’s telegraph from the RMS Lusitania has been recovered from the wreck site off the Head of Kinsale and is undergoing preliminary conservation ashore. During a previous dive in July […]

WEST CORK: Maxol Clonakilty Brings Employment Total to 35 with €500,000 Investment

WEST CORK: Maxol Clonakilty Brings Employment Total to 35 with €500,000 Investment

26 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Maxol is pleased to welcome three new eateries to Maxol, Western Road, Clonakilty. The latest additions to the station are Abrakebabra, Bagel Factory and O’Brien’s Sandwich Café to complement Maxol’s own Moreish deli in-store. The recently refurbished Maxol station follows an investment of €500,000 with the creation of […]