Last week's three-day Cope Foundation Street Festival commenced on Wednesday with a photographic display and an art and craft exhibition at Mallow Library.
The photographs were of Cope service users and of people from the Mallow area who are involved in local organisations. The art and craft had all been produced in Cope.
At the opening there were readings from three local authors, Richard O'Callaghan, John Cahill and Gerard O'Callaghan. There was also entertainment from a traditional group, Eileen Kerins and the Bootboys. There was a large attendance at the library and again in Market Square for the two days of entertainment.
On Thursday and Friday, the Cope Flashdance group gave two performances each day, along with set dancing, a Tai Chi demonstrations and performances by solo artists Gerard Young and Mary O'Regan who sang and Tim Buckley who played the harmonica.
The relations, mentors and organisers can be very proud of their young people who performed with excellence to the applause of those who witnessed their special art in entertainment The Cope exhibition at Mallow Library continues until July 17.