Submitted on Thursday, 31 July 2014

Cork Craft Month unveils 2014 programme of events

~Discover locally crafted products and visit Open studio days, enthralling exhibits, workshops, craft trails and demos, Aug 5 to Sep 5~

Make sure you visit Cork during the 5th annual Cork Craft Month, from August 5-September 5 2014, to discover some of the very best craft being produced in Ireland today.  During this festival of craft, you will experience beautiful exhibits, craft fairs, workshops, and demonstrations, and will also be given unique opportunities to see what happens behind the scenes at craft makers’ open studios.

Submitted on Thursday, 31 July 2014

Baltimore Sailing Club, West Cork, is to hold a fundraiser for Breakthrough Cancer Research on Tuesday August 12th next to raise much needed funds for cancer research.  The fundraiser, entitled WOW – Women on the Water for Breakthrough Cancer Research, will see women take to the water in all sorts of craft and boat classes, vying to win coveted prizes and raising funds through their entrance fee, while those around them help to augment these funds through sponsorship cards.

Submitted on Thursday, 24 July 2014

The village of Baltimore in West Cork was en fête on Sunday (20th July 2014) with the opening of the newly-rebuilt clubhouse for Baltimore Sailing Club by Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine & Defence. 

The scenic fishing village played host to hundreds of local and national sailors, visitors to the region and the local community, who were hugely supportive of the development of new Clubhouse and its facilities, which embraces all levels of sailing and encourages activity in the waters of the Carbery’s 100 isles surrounding Baltimore.  St. Fachtna’s Silver Band from Skibbereen added to the carnival atmosphere, performing in the open air, with the stunning backdrop of Baltimore and the islands behind and boats of all shapes and sizes rafted up to complete the picture.

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.