The ‘Ring of Cork’ includes Cobh, Midleton, Youghal, Carrigaline, and Ballincollig and their surrounding areas. The initiative is being supported by the South and East Cork Area Development organisation (SECAD), as well as the town councils of Cobh, Midleton and Youghal.
“This is a very positive development for the south and east Cork area, and will serve to attract national and international visitors to this region, which has so much to offer,” he said. The Ring of Cork is particularly important as it encourages visitors to explore this ring of Cork from wonderful sites of cultural importance, marine activities, scenic trips, festivals and family activities, to great food and fun.”
“Not only will the Ring of Cork promote the many wonderful tourism sites, attractions, festivals, food and craft fairs of the South and East Cork region, but it also provides a brand which links the whole area,” said Ryan Howard, CEO of SECAD. “This will benefit all the towns, and encourage tourism across this region. The Titanic Experience, Fota Wildlife Park, Ballymaloe, Trabolgan Holiday Village and may other well-known attractions have joined the Ring of Cork.
“Much work has already been done by South and East Cork Tourism, and by the wonderful attractions, hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and hospitality and leisure facilities in this area. The Ring of Cork will continue to support these organisations, by delivering marketing campaigns, financial assistance and development grants to tourist related organisations in the region”.
The new Ring of Cork website will promote the area online, while the 100 Festivals will be the first initiative funded by the Ring of Cork to attract visitors to the area in the coming months.
WALK THE GUNPOWDER TRAIL
A circular walking trail of 4K within
THE REGIONAL PARK
Co author of Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills, A Hidden History, with Anne Donaldson, published by Nonsuch
Meet at the Western end, near Innishcarra Bridge at 2pm
DATE: Sat May 19th 2012
TIME: 2 hours (approx)
Bring waterproof gear and wear strong shoes
CONTACT Margaret at 087-6546565, or Jenny at 086-0875755
A SERIES OF SEASONAL WALKS
FROM BALLINCOLLIG: TAKE THE INNISHCARRA ROAD AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS, OUTSIDE THE WHITE HORSE PUB/QUISH’S SUPERMARKET,
AT THE MACROOM END OF BALLINCOLLIG; FROM THERE 600M TO THE BRIDGE IS THE ENTRANCE TO THE PARK, WHERE THERE IS A
WHITE TOWER. BRING WATERPROOF GEAR & WEAR STRONG SHOES
ENJOY A DRINK (COFFEE, TEA OR HOT CHOCOLATE) WITH A HOMEMADE COOKIE OR CAKE BEFORE OR AFTER THE WALK AT CAFE CHICO’S
Cork Summer Show 2010 – 18th, 19th & 20th June
Ballincollig will play host to the Cork Summer Show for the second year running, with the Munster Agriculture Society confident of beating last year’s record crowd numbers. Photo: Ailish Murphy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The site, just off the Ballincollig by-pass, will be packed with fun for all family. Alongside the traditional agricultural, equine, and bovine events, visitors can enjoy the Food Hall, Arts & Crafts Marquee, Wedding Marquee, Home Design Showhouse, and Flower Tent.
There will be cookery demonstrations, gardening displays and fashion and interior design advice from some very well known names including Peter Dowdall, Ronan Nangle, Stephen Dunne, and Charlotte & Jane, whose Kinsale-based fashion business is causing a real buzz in fashion circles.
The hotly contested Best Dressed Competitions will be offering fantastic prizes. The Best Dressed Lady will receive a prize valued at €3,000 from Michel Jewellers of Cork, with the Best Dressed Gent taking home a voucher for 4-ball golf at the world famous Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale. Other winners will receive beauty and food hampers, spa treatments, clothing and other treats. There will be a special prize for The Best Dad on Fathers’ Day, and a €200 voucher for the Most Creative Hat – a competition open to all the family.
The Cork Summer Show really does have something for everyone!
THE FIRST CUT FILM PROJECT this Saturday Sept. 26th 2009, where 18 short films and 5 Animations made throughout 2009 by young people, aged 14 to 21, who participated in FIRST CUT workshops and summer schools will have their first public screening
This Festival, which takes place at County Hall, Cork, is organised by FIRST CUT Youth Film Project in association with Cork Film Centre and funded by The Arts Office of Cork County Council and South and East Cork Area Development, SECAD. The young filmmakers come from Youghal, Passage West, Glanmire, Carrigaline, Cobh, Ballincollig,Carrigtwohill, Togher, Douglas and Midleton.
FIRST CUT Youth Film Project in South and East Cork is now in its third year. During that time two successful and very enjoyable Gala Film Nights have taken place at County Hall, Cork. This expansion from Gala to Festival is due to the increased interest and involvement of young people in this film making project throughout the area.
This year young people from East and South of the Cork Harbour area will gather together to see their films on the big screen.
The Festival will be a lively, informative, creative and fun mix of short films, workshops, information for all.
The Festival Programme will kick off at 2pm in the Lobby of Cork County Hall. The inaugural FIRST CUT Festival will be officially opened by Mick Hannigan, Cork Film Festival Director.
In the Lobby itself Information Stands will be on view from St John’s College, Sawmill St., Film Department, The Gaiety School of Acting and an Animation Film Maker.
Each of the participating groups including youth projects, clubs and schools, who took part in the FIRST CUT2009 Workshops will also have stands providing information on their groups, their roles and of course their films .
There will be an opportunity for everyone to mix and mingle and look at the information on offer at the Stalls and ask questions.
At 3pm there will be 3 Workshops available to all young filmmakers to choose from
* Fresh Film Festival
* Claire Dix a local, young writer/director of documentary TV, short fiction, animation and also an award winning director of music videos.
* Screen acting with the Gaiety School of Acting
More details on the content of these half hour workshops will be available shortly, meanwhile if you would like to tell us your preference we can set aside a place for you.
At 5.30pm approx. the First Cut 2009 Films will be premiered on Floor 16.
We at FIRST CUT hope that this Festival adds to your enjoyment of, and interest in, film.
This event is free. For more information please contact
MARY MC GRATH, FIRST CUT CO ORDINATOR