One of Ireland’s and Cork’s oldest residential care homes will host their much-loved annual Lunch Fundraiser for the first time since 2019 in celebration of its 150th anniversary this year following a pandemic break of three years.
A recent survey which has revealed that more than 110,000 people living in Cork continue to regularly flush wipes and other sanitary items down the toilet has prompted a call for people to think before they dispose of items like wipes and sanitary products in this way.
THe Macroom Food and Craft Festival returned with a bang on Sunday as it was a hugely successful affair with throngs in the Square to taste the flavours of the food from home and abroad and also to see some of the fine craft work being done by local artists and artisans.
Those wishing to live in rural areas around Cork will have can extra incentive at the end of next month following the extension of the Croí Cónaithe (Towns) scheme, aimed at tackling vacant and derelict buildings in towns, to the wider country side.
Funding of €108,000 will be distributed among 18 anti-dumping projects throughout County Cork with the aim of tackling the illegal disposal of waste on beaches and other scenic spots and comes after a year of more than 1500 reports of illegal dumping during 2021..
The Corkman has been advised by Cork County Council to make an application through the Freedom of Information Act to seek answers to a series of queries put to the local authority about the recent planned trip by a den of 16 councillors and five officials to Bratislava.
THE prompt signing of the contracts to build the €300m N22 bypass of Macroom and Baile Mhúirne before a crucial deadline has cut the public art dividend for the two affected local communities from over €500,000 to just €30,000 each.
A motorcade of 270 vehicles, including tractors, vintage and classic cars and Honda 50 motorbikes, stretching all the way from Ireland’s highest pub, the Top of Coom, to the village of Cúil Aodha, several miles away participated in a special birthday tribute to much loved local mechanic Damian Dineen on what would have been his 50th birthday on Sunday.
Teams of trout anglers from Scotland, Engnd, France and Ireland are this week casting their rods in Kanturk, Gougane Barra and Killarney’s lakes as they vy to take home the trophy on offer at an international angling competition based at the Mills Inn in the heart of Gaeltacht Mhúscraí.
A BOOBY trap bomb which claimed the lives of seven Free State soldiers and a further death in the killing of an anti-treaty IRA man who was shot in reprisal was an incident ‘written out of history’ according to the organiser of the commemoration on Sunday of the slaughter at Carrigaphooka near Macroom, which happened on September 16, 1922.
CULTURE night, one of my favourite nights of the year, is upon us and there’s a vast array of events being organised by our busy cultural providers to take us out of our homes and into real life for an evening. No Late Late Show for us this Friday evening.
A MONTH has barely passed since the historic centenary commemoration at Béal na Blath where both An Taoiseach, Mícheál Martin of Fianna Fáil and the Fine Gael leader jointly addressed a crowd of several thousand to pay tribute to Michael Collins who had met his death at that spot 100 years previously?
Fermoy-born Michelle O’Neill was among the many global leaders who attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in her role as First Minister designate of Northern Ireland and, in the process, broke with long standing Irish republican tradition by taking her place in the pews of Westminster Abbey on Monday.
A booby trap bomb which claimed the lives of seven Free State soldiers and a further death in the killing of an anti-treaty IRA man who was shot in reprisal was an incident ‘written out of history’ according to the organiser of the commemoration on Sunday of the slaughter at Carrigaphooka near Macroom. which happened on September 16, 1922.
As bleak as life was in Cork and around the country during the Civil War which followed the split over the Anglo Irish Treaty, it’s been brought to life in a new book featuring colourised photographs from that turbulent era era and, as the Rebel County was such a cradle of that conflict, many came from Cork city and the surrounding areas.
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