THE BUSINESS! Mark Hopkins, MD of Hopkins Communications (foreground), with Directors (left to right), Judy Hopkins, Niamh Sullivan and Donogh O’Herlihy.
Mooving on up! Pictured at the launch of Cork's newest late-night venue The Holy Cow, Hanover Street are Bar manager Ciaran O’Regan and model Rebecca O’Donovan. Creating 20 jobs, the bar promises to be ‘a venue with personality’, and will open 7 nights a week (late Fridays and Saturdays). The Holy Cow will open its doors with a brilliantly bovine launch party on Friday May 24th from 6pm. For more see facebook.com/TheHolyCowCork or for bookings email email@example.com
Symphony Sounds: Katherine Jenkins, one of the brightest shining stars of classical and operatic pop music, will join The City of Cork Symphony Orchestra on December 11th and 12th 2013 in expected sell-out concerts at Cork City Hall which will be compèred by Miriam O’ Callaghan. The concerts are sponsored by Deloitte and Jaguar with The Irish Examiner and Lyric Fm as media partners. Tickets are available on ticketmaster.ie or at Promusica, Oliver Plunkett St., Cork.
LA CRÈME DE LA CRÈME OF FRENCH FOOD & WINE:
The 2nd Cork French Food & Wine Festival took place at St. Patrick’s Woollen Mills, Douglas, Cork from the 9th-11th May. The three day event showcased a series of master classes, exhibitions, musical interludes, family entertainment and of course the very best of French Food & Wine. www.frenchfoodfestival.com
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Sean Buckley and James Colbert pictured as they officially launch Endurance Challenge 2068. Endurance Challenge 2068 is the largest endurance triathlon challenge ever to be attempted in Ireland. Over 22 days Sean & James will test their limits by swimming 120km of the River Shannon, cycling through every county in Ireland and running 4 consecutive marathons all to raise €500,000 for Breakthrough Cancer Research.
Michaele Mirtschink (Kilcorney, Co. Cork), on the spinning wheel prepares for the Traditional Crafts & Blacksmithing Fair which will be held at the 500-acre Millstreet Country Park, Millstreet, Co. Cork on May Bank Holiday Sunday (5th May). millstreetcountrypark.com
Model Rachel O’Donnell demonstrates a joie de vivre at the launch of the second Cork French Food & Wine Festival which will take place at St. Patrick’s Woollen Mills, Douglas, Cork from 9th-11th.
Miller’s ‘Shine in the Dark’ comes to Havana Browns Nightclub Cork on 18th of April – supported by Hopkins Communications.
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Voices raised to the Heavens: Celebrated singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy pictured at Saint Finn Barre's Cathdreal at the announcement that she is to play Cork Opera House for one night only on Friday 19th April, supported by Cork’s own Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir.
Saoirse Kiely ,Hayden Collins with Donie Howard and Geraldine Dennehy from Millstreet pictured at the 500-acre Millstreet Country Park for the launch of the Park’s Cycling Resort which introduces three new cycling trails for families and experienced cyclists.
Hop along to Killarney’s premier shopping destination, Deerpark Shopping Park. It was transformed into a ‘Bunnypark’ to welcome the Easter Bunny and his friends, with loads of activities for kids, parents and grandparents alike.
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Alan Quinlan and , Billy Glynn President IRFU and Tom Leahy Ulster Bank pictured at the Ulster Bank customer event at Cork Constitution Rugby Club before the Ulster Bank Club International Ireland XV versus England Counties kick-off
Lee Travel launches first Royal Caribbean Norwegian Cruise direct from Cork.
Bittersweet! No. 5 Fenn's Quay (Sheares Street), a haven for food lovers were rebelling against Cupid with Anti-Valentine's event on February 13th. The Michelin recommended restaurant served up a special Anti-Valentines 5 course menu of 'tongue in cheek' dishes and 'bittersweet' desserts; the only rule was no loved up couples allowed!. For more information see fennsquay.net.
Sports presenter Thomas Mulcahy with Orla Dolan from Breakthrough Cancer Research and comedian Alan Shortt at the 2013 Cork Cancer Research Centre Valentines Ball.
Internet sensation Sminky Animation developed a comedy short to highlight Breakthrough Cancer Research’s ‘Fight for the Girls’ during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Taoiseach opens new US headquarters for Irish-owned Zenith Technologies:
Dermot Moynihan, Director, Zenith Technologies, Jim Lehane, Regional Director USA, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Brendan O'Regan, CEO, Zenith Technologies at the official opening of the new US headquarters of Irish-owned Company, Zenith Technologies. Headquartered at Ringaskiddy, Cork, Zenith is a leading Global Automation and MES Engineering company principally servicing the lifescience industry.
Under the boardwalk, down by the Lee: Pictured as they announce the rebrand of Gatelys Boardwalk Bar & Grill are Cork business stalwarts Darina and John Gately. The husband and wife team who also own the Montenotte Hotel are excited to announce that they have taken on sole ownership of the trendy city centre gastrobar. Find out more at www.theboardwalkbarandgrill.com
Brian Morrissy with Debbie O'Brien and Emma Foolkes members of the cast of Pulses of Tradition World class traditional Irish musicians and performers are setting pulses racing in Cork as the captivating concert Pulses of Tradition continues to wow locals and visitors alike. The show, which is commissioned by Cork City Council, will run every week until the 28th of September at The Triskel, Christchurch in Cork City centre. www.triskelartscentre.ie
Mark Hopkins Hopkins Communications with Corona girls Julie Hayes and Emma Donlon pictured at the launch of The Bowery Cork’s exclusive Summer Garden Party, which took place Thursday 23rd August 2012 on the rooftop garden at the popular Tuckey Street music venue.
For more info check out www.bowery.ie or www.facebook.com/BoweryCork
The aroma of sweet champagne: pictured at the launch of the new O’Briens Wine Beer Spirits store at Douglas Court Shopping Centre in Cork were Miss Cork Susan Kate Brosnan and Brendan O’Brien MD,Jim O’Brien director of Sales and Kevin O'Brien Chairman of O’Briens. O’Briens is Ireland’s largest, family owned drinks retailer importing exclusively from over 55 wineries worldwide, offering over 1,000 wines, complemented by one of the largest beer and spirit offerings in the country. www.wine.ie
Sheelyn Browne and Karen Browne pictured here at Westport House, Co. Mayo.
Pictured at the launch of GraboneEscapes.ie , a new specialist travel website offering 50-90% savings on regular prices were Nicole Langan and Scott Wylie-Dob.
Clare Nally enjoying Danucci Artisan Chocolates, at Taste of Dublin festival. Danucci’s range of decadent artisan chocolates with its distinctive cerise pink and black striped packaging, is manufactured in Ardee. Having won a total of 12 Great Taste Awards in recognition of the high quality and excellence of the Danucci chocolates, the product is crafted with specially blended couvertures and the of finest natural ingredients from around the world.
Blacksmith JJ Bowen from Schull at The Traditional Crafts & Blacksmithing Fair which was held at the 500-acre Millstreet Country Park, Millstreet, Co. Cork on May Bank Holiday weekend (3-6th May). Taking a step back in time, the Park hosted over 40 craftspeople who showcased their traditional skills and crafts, reacquainting audiences with the wonder of ancient Irish craftsmanship. www.millstreetcountrypark.com
President Michael D Higgins at the Naval Guard of Honour pictured at a National Tribute to the RMS Titanic with President Michael D Higgins exactly 100 years from the day it set sail (April 11 1912) from Cobh. The centenary event was part of a yearlong event series dedicated to the Titanic the people of her time and her last port of call, Cobh. See www.titanic100.ie
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Claire Horgan Enterprise Officer (Food) at Ballyoura Development pictured at the launch of A Taste of Ballyhoura Country - a new food brand showcasing the best of Cork and Limerick’s craftisan foods at the Ballyhoura Food fair recently. Supported by Ballyhoura Development, and with seven producers already on board, the pilot scheme aims to create a sustainable food brand with an eclectic mix of produce such as confectionery, drinks, meats and cheeses. www.atasteofballyhouracountry.com
Model Amy Greene with Gracie and Millie Rose Murphy from Hollyhill, pictured at the launch of Cork Community Voluntary Bingo Association (CCVBA). Cork Community Voluntary Bingo Association is a new group which has launched to share their experience and resources to run fun bingo nights to a professional level, providing an affordable night out for all who attend while helping to support a range of community services throughout their native Cork.
At the launch of the Killarney Summerfest, family festival, in Muckross Gardens, Killarney National Park on Tuesday, were Robert, David and Sophia Van Dorp, Killarney with Tony The Clown, showing off their camera skills, for the children's camera summercamp as part of the activities for these years festival. World leading street musicians, performers, puppeteers, comedians and magicians will descend on the streets of Killarney town.
Everybody’s Going Coco: Lisa O’ Mahony, Proprietor, COCO Beauty Clinic pictured with her beauty experts, Celia Holman Lee (Style Icon) and Sandra & Chris from TV3’s Apprenitce at the recent VIP Evening at COCO Beauty Spa & Clinic, Ballincollig (Cork) where approximately 150 guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, canapés and pampering and a style and beauty talk from Celia herself. www.coco.ie
Last chance to secure tickets for Bóthar’s Summer Style Luncheon with The Design Centre, this Friday, June 15th at The Cornstore, Cork. Dedicated followers of fashion and ladies who lunch are reminded to book now to avoid disappointment. It is the first time the renowned fashion mecca The Design Centre, Powerscourt comes to Cork and the luncheon will benefit international aid agency Bóthar.
Franc Bridal makes its Irish debut exclusively at the Ultimate Girls Day Out. The hugely popular fashion, beauty and pampering extravaganza will be showcased in Cork for the first time at the Silver Spring Hotel, May 26-27 and will be hosted by Lorraine Keane. Photo Paul Sherwood
As a golfing enthusiast and father, Michael Flatley is lending his support to launch the Drive for Dads campaign in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research. During the week, participating clubs and courses throughout Ireland will add €2 to members and non-members green fees, and many will also host coffee mornings and charity bunkers. See www.hopeliveshere.ie for further information on how to participate. picture by Gerard McCarthy
Miriam Meets: Miriam O’Callaghan wowed audiences at the recent Network Cork Awards Lunch. She is pictured here with Judy Hopkins and Frances Lynch (Brazilian Consul/Victoria’s Antiques).
Can you spot Director, Judy Hopkins racing at Cork week on this beautiful 36ft Dehler? They finished up 12th in IRC3 and 4th in ECHO - respectable positions given the competition they were up against and this being their first time entering with the kite. Thanks to Skipper Ernie Dillon and his crew for a great week. http://www.corkweek.ie
Kellie Forde, from Cycle 8 of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model practises her swing as she launches a new style of night out in Cork. Mardyke Ping Pong is a cool new venue featuring seven top of the range ping pong tables side by side with a trendy bar including an extensive cocktail menu. Social ping-pong has already become a huge hit in London and New York and is predicted to be the latest craze to hit Cork when they open on Friday 30th November 2012. Pic: Ger McCarthy
John Higgins Chairman Share Executive,Rev Dean Nigel Dunne, The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John Buttimer, Bishop of Cork Bishop John Buckley and Conor O'Conovan Deputy Chairman Share Executive Pictured at the Opening of the S.H.A.R.E crib at Daunt Square, the launch of S.H.A.R.E.’s Fast & Fundraising campaign for the care of the elderly which will run in Cork City and shopping centres in surrounding areas until Christmas Eve.