Submitted on Friday, 18 July 2014

~ Registration now open for the ‘Endurance Challenge’ Marathon in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research ~

The first ever multi terrain Marathon on the grounds of Newbridge House & Farm in Donabate Co. Dublin on 23 August 2014, with the aim of raising vital funds for new cancer treatments.

The run will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Newbridge House & Farm estate where runners will get the unique opportunity to run around the animal enclosure, woodland and meadow encircling the main house. The event is suitable for all levels of fitness and registration is now open for 5km, or full marathon distances, with staggered start times depending on the distance undertaken (9.30am for full marathon, 11.00am for 5k). 

The charity is hopeful of strong support from the Dublin area and has set an ambitious target of up to 500 runners. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.


Submitted on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Elaine Cormican’s much anticipated debut solo album, Cluain Amhrán/Meadow of Song will be released on 25th July at Pulses of Tradition, Triskel Christchurch, Cork @ 8.00pm.

This album has already received outstanding reviews from well known Irish artists such as Seán Keane and Karan Casey.The  CD features a selection of diverse traditional songs, both in English and Irish, which are  complemented by delicate, original arrangements.

Elaine Cormican is a highly accomplished traditional singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Cappataggle, Co. Galway. She is a member of the critically acclaimed all-female group Líadan who have toured extensively worldwide and performed as special guests with the Chieftains in Carnegie Hall.

Submitted on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Organisers of the upcoming Il Divo Concert with City of Cork Symphony Orchestra, which has released a further 2000 tickets due to demand, have issued advice for local residents and concert goers in advance of the much anticipated Midsummer Extravaganza taking place at Musgrave Park on Saturday 21st of June, with doors opening from 5pm.  The fully seated concert, a first for Musgrave Park, takes place the same weekend as the Irish Open and is expected to attract 14,500 classical music fans

Submitted on Wednesday, 4 June 2014

A free interactive seminar with top medical consultants on summer skin care, cosmetic and trauma related facial reconstruction and vein care will be addressed at a ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ event at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork on Tuesday 10th June from 6pm.  Hosted by Cork’s newest hospital, the 75-bed Mater Private Cork which is located at City Gate, Mahon, exhibitors from the healthcare industry will also participate.

Submitted on Monday, 19 May 2014

·        Details of support acts also announced

Due to phenomenal demand, organisers have released an additional 2,000 seats for the eagerly awaited Midsummer Night concert at Musgrave Park Cork where Il Divo will perform in concert with The City of Cork Symphony Orchestra for a ‘A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live’ at Musgrave Park, Cork on 21 June- the same weekend as The Irish Open. Organisers have also confirmed the addition of the stunning Irish Sopranos to the line-up as well as a set by the orchestra of music by hugely popular Andre Rieu.


Tickets for the event have literally been like gold dust and sold out in record time since the late January announcement that leading classical crossover quartet Il Divo will join with The City of Cork Symphony Orchestra for a major concert to be staged at Musgrave Park this summer.  Superstars Il Divo will perform at a fully seated event at Musgrave Park, on Midsummer’s Night (Saturday, 21 June 2014) at 6.00pm, the same weekend as The Irish Open golf tournament comes to Cork.   Due to the unprecedented level of demand, organisers have put in place additional capacity, allowing an additional 2,000 people to attend the midsummer extravaganza. Tickets for the 2,000 extra seats go on sale through Ticketmaster and Pro-Musica Cork from 19 May 2014.