Firkin Crane Appoints New Executive Artistic Director Laurie Uprichard to take up position in September 2021

The board of directors of Firkin Crane CLG is delighted to announce the appointment of Laurie Uprichard as Executive Artistic Director. She will take up this new position in September. Laurie is a distinguished dance leader, curator and artistic director working professionally for over four decades. With a keen curatorial eye, combined with strong managerial…

Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government & Planning Peter Burke T.D. visited Cork City Council’s “right-sizing” housing projects

Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government & Planning Peter Burke T.D. visited Cork City Council’s “right-sizing” housing projects, Springville House and Arus Mhuire.  The projects, aimed at older adults wishing to right-size their accommodation requirements are innovative and sustainable developments, which will help contribute to alleviating pent up demand for housing in the…

People with Dementia and Family Carers Urged to Participate in New TeamUp for Dementia Research Service to Boost Dementia Research in Ireland

A new dementia research service created and managed by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) in collaboration with the Dementia Research Network Ireland (DRNI) called TeamUp For Dementia Research, has today been launched and will help people living with dementia and their families find and take part in dementia-related research projects across Ireland.   This project is part-funded by the Donate…

Launch of “Plus ca change: the woven history of Douglas” in the newly re-opened and refurbished Douglas Library

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Colm Kelleher launches an artwork in textiles by Anne Kiely and Carmel Creaner called ‘Plus ca change: the woven history of Douglas’ in the newly re-opened and refurbished Douglas Library. Made over a seven-month period, this work is a response to stories collected from the community of Douglas based on the history of…

CORK GAA CLUBS UNITE TO RAFFLE HOUSE IN WEST CORK “WinAGaff’ returns offering a home in one of Ireland’s most sought-after locations

Three of Cork’s top GAA clubs have joined forces to offer one lucky winner the ultimate prize – a brand new home in Clonakilty, West Cork. The #WinAGaff competition is part of a fundraising initiative on behalf of Douglas GAA, St James’ GAA and Fermoy GAA, with funds being distributed to develop facilities at each…

Enable Ireland Gets into the Swing of Summer with ‘Fun Corner’ for Children Officially opens new play area at children’s respite house

    Today Scarlett Beecher (age 12) and Dean Crawford (age 13) joined Enable Ireland CEO John O’Sullivan for a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new ‘Fun Corner’ at Lavanagh House, Enable Ireland’s respite house for children with disabilities in Curraheen, Cork. Lavanagh House has been a lifeline for families during the COVID-19…

COPE FOUNDATION INVITES PEOPLE OF CORK TO JOIN THEIR 5 PEAKS 1 WEEK CHALLENGE AND STAND UP FOR PEOPLES’ RIGHTS

People supported by Cope Foundation are sharing their stories, lived experiences and insights to raise awareness and promote equality and inclusion as part of the organisation’s latest virtual fundraising challenge, 5 Peaks 1 Week. The challenge itself involves virtually scaling Munster’s five highest peaks which can be taken on by teams or individuals covering their…