NEW BOOK: Archaeological Heritage of County Cork

NEW BOOK: Archaeological Heritage of County Cork

19 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork County Council has launched the 8th instalment of its heritage publication series “The Archaeological Heritage of County Cork”. This publication draws from the wealth of knowledge of community groups countywide, whose submissions were assembled and enriched by the expertise of the former Director of the Cork Archaeological […]

CRIME: Skibbereen home was doused in petrol in Aggravated Burglary #WestCork

CRIME: Skibbereen home was doused in petrol in Aggravated Burglary #WestCork

18 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Gardaí investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred in Skibbereen on yesterday (Saturday) at approximately 5am, have arrested and charged a man and a woman. Two persons were reported to have forcibly entered into a residence proceeding to threaten the three occupants present. The property was covered with petrol […]

ROADSIDE MEMORIALS: Families must apply for permission from Council

ROADSIDE MEMORIALS: Families must apply for permission from Council

15 January 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Local Authorities – which can be City Councils or County Councils are made up of people – and these people have sympathy with families erecting memorials to road victims. Generally speaking, in Ireland, before you built or erect something you need two things: 1) Permission from the landowner […]

Apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes is long overdue – says Cork only female TD

Apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes is long overdue – says Cork only female TD

13 January 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Reacting to the Taoiseach’s apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes today, Social Democrats TD for Cork South-West, Holly Cairns, commented: “This apology is long overdue and comes after decades of silence, decades of shame, decades of misogynistic control and abuse perpetrated and facilitated by State and […]

New Cork-made TV documentary looks at love stories of Historical figures – including Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan

New Cork-made TV documentary looks at love stories of Historical figures – including Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan

13 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Scéalta Grá na hÉireann is a new 6-part series about Ireland’s Greatest Love Stories. The first episode will air on Irish Language TG4 today at 8:30pm. “Does love have the power to shape a nation?” Cork Company Bo Media, the team behind the RTÉ Christmas hit, ‘The Cork […]

PUBLIC PARK: €85,000 for Leap Village #WestCork

PUBLIC PARK: €85,000 for Leap Village #WestCork

12 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Michael Collins T.D is delighted to confirm that €85,000 in funding has been secured to develop an Amenity Park overlooking the estuary in Leap. The Independent T.D for Cork South West confirmed that the allocation will fund the development of the amenity park, together with a viewing platform, […]

FARMING: Cathal O’Sullivan from #WestCork wins ABP Farm Safety Award at @BTyste

FARMING: Cathal O’Sullivan from #WestCork wins ABP Farm Safety Award at @BTyste

11 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cathal O’Sullivan from Co Cork Announced as Winner of the ABP Farm Safety category at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2021 Cathal O’Sullivan from Cork was the overall winner of the ABP Farm Safety Award at the 2021 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) with his […]

West Cork-based Forest Owners Co-operative Society comments on delays in the issue of timber felling licences

West Cork-based Forest Owners Co-operative Society comments on delays in the issue of timber felling licences

6 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Forest Owners Co-operative Society (FOCS), which represents private forest owners in Co. Cork and elsewhere throughout Munster, Leinster and Connaught from offices in Cork City, Dunmanway and Aughadown, near Skibbereen, has pinpointed inordinate delays in the issue of timber felling licences and urgent action to tackle and […]

Documentary on Maureen O’Hara (the Hollywood actress with a West Cork home) helped TG4 boost Christmas TV ratings

6 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Irish language TV station TG4 had its highest audience on Christmas Day 2020, the highest since Christmas Day 2009. TG4 had an audience share of 3.6% on Christmas Day, its highest Christmas Day share since 2010. The concert The Dubliners – The Parting Glass was the most […]

New fire Station in West Cork

New fire Station in West Cork

6 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Independent T.D welcomes funding for Clonakilty Fire Station Michael Collins T.D has welcomed an announcement by the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government that €1.6 million has been allocated to replace Clonakilty Fire Station. The Independent T.D said that the funding will aim to ensure that a […]

Property prices in Cork remain unchanged for Q4 2020

Property prices in Cork remain unchanged for Q4 2020

5 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Property prices in Cork have remained unchanged during the quarter, according to the latest MyHome.ie Property Report in association with Davy. The report for Q4 2020 shows that the median asking price for a property in the county is still €250,000. This represents an increase of €5,000 compared […]