Saturday, 28 April 2018

Sean Murphy is overall Individual winner of The Mayor of the County of Cork Community Awards


Congratulations to Sean Murphy from Killeagh The overall Individual winner of The Mayor of the County of Cork Community Awards 

Sean Murphy who was nominated by Denis Kelly of Cork County PPN has given six decades of his life to voluntary Community Service. The Nature of Sean’s farming enterprise gave him time to dedicate his energy to all things ‘Community’
Born in 1939 Sean’s formal education was limited by visual impairment- he could never drive a car. However, he continued to keep himself abreast with local national and world affairs through involvement with Macra na Feirme , the GAA , local Community Council, Muintir na Tire, Political activity, Horse Racing, SECAD etc. etc.
His education progressed through being an avid listener to radio, through being a seasoned debater in many differing fora and through his worldwide travel
When hit by health adversity Sean always bounced back. Concern for his family was first, then came the vibrancy of his local Community Council , the progress of the local community Centre, the progress of Killeagh GAA affairs, the achievements of Cork County Federation of Muintir na Tire, and the general well being of Killeagh and Knocknagree his father’s native sod!!

In recognition of his Leadership skills Sean was made a life member of Killeagh Inch Community Council.  In 2009, he was honoured locally for 50 years dedication to Killeagh.
Sean is currently County President of Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire and
Was recently honoured by the East Cork GAA Board for 54 years unbroken service.

Ní bheidh a leithéad arís ann !! -

Well done Sean on an incredible achievement and congratulations from Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire

Friday, 27 April 2018

Happy Mind Happy Life Be active be Aware Be Involved.




You are Invited to join us for an Evening of Conversation,
Tea and Dancing
with focus on Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing
contact admin@muintircork.com or phone 0214500688


Bealtaine greetings from SHEP.


There are two more opportunities to step off the treadmill and tune in to ourselves coming up. The first ‘Embodied Presence – The Wisdom of Rest’ is a 5 rhythms weekend workshop with Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig, and the second – a short morning workshop ‘Learning to Listen to the Body’ using the Rosen approach.  Please find details of both workshops below.  Early application is advised to secure a place.

Advance notice too of the Oileán Chléire (Cape Clear) residential Mindfulness weekend with Mary O’Callaghan –- now in its sixth year!  The theme this year will be ‘Looking Deeply with Kindness’.  Save the dates in your diary – 7th – 9th September!  The flyer with full details will be circulated shortly.
Warm wishes – with the hope also of warmer weather! –
Mary Mangan   

Embodied Presence – The Wisdom of Rest – a weekend 5 rhythms workshop with Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig
If resting was as important as activity we would all be more at peace with ourselves. We would all prioritise being good to ourselves.  Shifting life-long patterns of going, going, going can be a one step forward two steps backward dance, yet giving ourselves time to deeply rest, and embody stillness can improve our health and well-being.

In this workshop, we will move towards rest over and over, as we use the wisdom of the 5 rhythms to guide us towards the art of conscious relaxation.

When: Sat 26th & Sun. 27th May 2018. 10.00 – 5.00 both days.
Where: The Granary, Bessborough
Cost:     €75


Learning to listen to the body – an Introduction to Rosen Method Bodywork - morning workshop with Íde O'Carroll.
Experience this unique path to physical and emotional well-being through embodied self-awareness. Discover the points of holding in the body, where tension resides.  Begin to sense the body’s response when attention is paid to these points of holding.
In Rosen Method Bodywork, healing comes from within ourselves, supported by the practitioner’s touch, words and presence.
Rosen Method Bodywork (RMB) involves gentle, direct touch to:
-          Relax muscle tension and chronic holding
-          Increase flexibility and vitality
-          Deepen physical and emotional awareness
For further information see: www.rosenmethodopencenter.com
The session will begin with an introduction to Rosen Method Bodywork followed by a demonstration and group discussion.

When: Saturday 9th June, 2018. 11.00 - 1.00 p.m.
Where: SHEP Centre, Ballincollig
Cost: €10

 For Full details  contact 


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Mary Mangan
The Social and Health Education Project
Village Centre, Station Road, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
(021) 4666180
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Sign Up today and be part of our Focus Ireland Team Cork City Marathon 2018

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Why not participate in 2018 Cork City Marathon as part of the Focus Ireland Team?
Registrations are now open for these categories at http://www.corkcitymarathon.ie/
·         Marathon
·         Half Marathon
·         Team Relay
·         Youth Challenge
If you are interested, or you know someone who is interested in taking part in any of these categories on Sunday June 3rd ,either as an elite runner or just for fun we would love you to do it in aid of Focus Ireland and help us end homelessness every step of the way.
Contact Dick White at FOCUS Ireland here in Cork on dick.white@focusireland.ie or  (086) 8223690 to sign up as part of Focus Irelands Team for  this year’s Cork City Marathon. We can assist you with sponsor cards , and other fundraising material prior to the event.

Sign Up today and be part of our
Focus Ireland Team
 Cork City Marathon 2018

HSE National Lottery Grants 2018

The HSE has been allocated National Lottery Funding for distribution to community based groups and voluntary organisations under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme. Groups and organisations involved in the provision of Health and Personal Social Services can apply for once off funding of between €500 and €10,000 for suitable projects.
Please ensure that your application is submitted to the correct CHO, as submission to the wrong CHO may result in your application not being processed.
Closing Date for Applications is 5pm on Thursday 7th June 2018
  • Applicants will be advised as to the outcome of their application no later than Thursday, August 30th 2018 
  • Please note the following will apply in the case of all applications received:
  • Applications will be accepted from organisations both within the Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO) Area and those who geographically lie outside of the CHO but provide services to clients residing in the CHO.
  • Applications that have major on-going revenue implications which includes the employment of staff, capital funding  and running will not be considered
  • Applications must be for once off projects that can be completed within the year of application (excluding respite)
  • Applications for projects which are already covered by HSE Funding through and SLA/Grant Aid Agreement or otherwise will not be considered
  • There will be an upper limit (to be decided based on number of valid applications received) of funding awarded to an individual organisation.  
  • Where multiple applications are received by an individual organisation that same upper limit will apply. 
  • Therefore it is recommended that an organisation intending to submit multiple applications should consider this upper limit and prioritise on that basis.
  • It is envisaged that generally individual grant allocations will be in the range of €500.00 - €10,000.00 approximately.
  • An upper limit of €10,000 for applications relating to Transport Initiatives will apply
Organisations are reminded that by making an Application for Lottery funding they are committing to the terms and conditions of the HSE’s Grant Aid Agreement and are required to be compliant with those minimum Financial and Governance requirements, as outlined in the Application process
Enquiries regarding Lottery Applications for organisations working in the area of Child and Family Services or where Lottery Applications were previously funded should be directed to TUSLA - info@tusla.ie 
 Local Community Healthcare Organisation contact details

Community Healthcare Organisation 1 Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan, Donegal,Cavan/Monaghan 

Ms Jennifer Mulcahy,
Senior Planning Officer,
St Conal's Hospital,
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal,
Tel:  074 9104669  
E-mail: jennifer.mulcahy@hse.ie

Community Healthcare Organisation 2 Galway/Roscommon/Mayo

Ms Denise Donlon,
Business Manager,
Office of the Chief Officer
Community Healthcare West 
Block B,
Merlin Park Hospital Campus,
Galway,
H91 N973,
Telephone: 091 775003
Email:    cho2.compliance@hse.ie

Community Healthcare Organisation 3 Clare/Limerick/North Tipperary

Ms Claire Freeman,
Finance Dept,
HSE Mid West Community Healthcare
Tyone Health Centre,
Nenagh ,
Co Tipperary.
Tel: 067 46447

Community Healthcare Organisation 4 Cork/Kerry

Ms Hilary Scanlan,
Community Work Manager,
Kerry Community Healthcare Centre
Rathass,
 Tralee,
 Co. Kerry 
Eircode: Y92 YA25
Tel: 066 7195634

Community Healthcare Organisation 5 Waterford/Wexford/Carlow/Kilkenny/South Tipperary 

Ms Anne Bambrick
Administrator,
South East Community Healthcare
HSE,
Lacken,
Dublin Road,
Kilkenny
Eircode R95 NVO8
Phone:  056/7784150

Community Healthcare Organisation 6 Dublin South East/Dun Laoghaire/Wicklow

Ms. Deirdre Coyne,
Primary Care,
Community Healthcare East,
HSE
Vergemount Hall
Clonskeagh
Dublin 6
Telephone: 01 2680575

Community Healthcare Organisation 7 Dublin South/South West/Kildare/West Wicklow

Ms Laura Kearney,
Office of Chief Officer,
HSE
Oak House,
Limetree Avenue,
Millennium Park,
Naas, Co. Kildare
W91 KDC2
Tel: 045 988387

Community Healthcare Organisation 8 Laois/Offaly & Longford Westmeath

Ms Gráinne Nic Gabhann,
Midlands Louth Meath Community Healthcare Organisation,
HSE,
Arden Road,
 Tullamore,
Co. Offaly.
Tel: 0579359774,

Community Healthcare Organisation 8 Louth Meath

Noel Malone ,
Business Manager,
Chief Officers Office,
Ardee.
Tel:  041 6871500

Community Healthcare Organisation 9 Dublin North 

Cork ETB Announces Youth Club Grant Scheme for 2018 is Open for Applications Apr 24, 2018

Cork ETB Announces Youth Club Grant Scheme for 2018 is Open for Applications
Cork Education & Training Board (ETB) are now welcoming applications under the 2018 Youth Club Grant Scheme.
The maximum grant available is €3,000. Closing date is 12 noon on the 11th May.
To be eligible for funding from the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme, the club/group must satisfy the following criteria:
  • It must be volunteer led and it must be based on the voluntary participation of young people.
  • 75% of the club/group members must be between the ages of 10 and 21.
  • It must be able to clearly outline the benefits of club/group membership for young people who participate in its programmes.
  • The club/group must adhere to the requirements set out in Section 2 of the Application Form.
  • The club/group must be fully compliant with all requirements set out in the Children First Act (2015).
  • All adult volunteers working with young people must be Garda vetted before they start volunteering.
  • Appropriate insurance cover must be in place.
  • Volunteers must have access to a first aid kit and must be able to use it correctly.
  • The club/group must have a Health and Safety Statement, Policy or Procedures. (Note: this applies to clubs/groups that own premises. Clubs/groups that do not own premises must confirm that they have seen and operate to the building’s Health and Safety Policy.)
  • Information on all aspects of the three Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups that have been met by your club/group must be included in your Application Form response.
 Please note that sports clubs/groups are not eligible to receive funding under the terms of this scheme.
Please click on the links below to download the forms:
Application forms
Gaeilge Foirm Iarratais
Guidance Notes Guidance Notes
This Scheme is administered by the Education & Training Boards on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
This Department of Children and Youth Affairs Scheme which was introduced in 1999 and aims to make provision for the support of youth work activities at a local level. 

Thursday, 26 April 2018

5 Ways To Increase Workplace Wellbeing From GIY


Happy, healthy employees are the sign of a successful company. Not only a means to an end but a positive reflection of a workplace run well.

The Basics, A Healthy Workplace
 Here are Michael Kelly’s top tips for putting food and food growing at the centre of your workplace.
 1.    Eat Together - Studies are suggesting that employees who don’t talk about topics other than work and eat at their desks may have poorer mental health than those who do.  Supporting healthy eating is fantastic but encouraging employees to take their lunch breaks and eat together is even better.
  1. Get More plants - Research shows that certain plants act as air purifiers and also release oxygen into the atmosphere. This significantly improves indoor air quality and employee cognition. Good plants for indoors spaces include kale, mint, coriander, jade, bamboo and snake plants
  2. Let’s Go Outside - Like plants, humans need regular exposure to UV light to encourage production of Vitamin D and elevate levels of serotonin in the body.  This makes us feel happier and more content.  Allowing for a few minutes of outside time during the day can dramatically increase employee wellbeing, particularly if there’s some nature involved (trees, plants, grass).
  3. GROW Food.  Growing food is a mindful, hopeful, purposeful activity that reconnects you with food and health and can even be done your desk (we call it al-desko growing).  Some of our partner companies have put in veg gardens where employees can do some food growing on their breaks, getting your hands in the soil is known to boost serotonin levels and gives employees access to delicious, seasonal, organic food.
  4. Encourage volunteering - One guaranteed way to increase productivity in your office is to create a sense of purpose and belonging. Encouraging employees to contribute to something meaningful in the community, like a community garden, through paid staff leave, in or outside of normal working hours, is a fantastic way to develop organisational pride and improve employee morale.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Water and Communities Office- Community Water Fund

Water and Communities Office-  Community Water Fund

The Community Water Development Fund aims to support communities in progressing water related projects and initiatives, delivering benefits locally whilst also helping to meet the objectives of the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland and the wider EU Water Framework Directive. This fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to assist in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment.
The funding scheme is open to not-for-profit Community and Voluntary Groups; Rural Networks; Urban Networks; Environmental NGOs, Clubs, Associations or other appropriate bodies.
Applicants must contact their local Community Water Officer before submitting their application form.


Community Water Officer for Cork County is Kieran Murphy

Kieran can be contacted on 085 8083059
Or email: kmurphy@lawco.ie

For more information on this fund please see the application form and guidance notes by clicking  here 
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DETAILS OF THE CREATIVE IRELAND COUNTY CORK GRANT SCHEME 2018


The Creative Ireland Programme is an ambitious one – it is ‘an invitation to the entire country to get involved in something truly inspirational. At its heart is collaboration - between central and local government, between culture and industry, between artists and policy makers - to facilitate an ecosystem of creativity’.

The Programme has five key strands, which are:

1: Enabling the Creative Potential of Every Child

2: Enabling Creativity in Every Community

3: Investing in our Creative and Cultural Infrastructure

4: The Creative Industries including Media Production

5: Unifying our Global Reputation

The Community Participation Strand (Strand 2) is being led by local authorities across the country. As part of the Creative Ireland Programme, each City and County will shortly be publishing a 5-year Culture and Creativity Strategy. The County Cork Strategy has benefited greatly from the numerous workshops held and submissions received, and it will be available soon here. This strategy is underpinned by the following 6 key priorities:

1: Enhancing and Investing in our Local Cultural and Creative Infrastructure

2: Liberating Creativity – encouraging the exploration of creative ability through culture, both at the individual and community level

3: Knowing Ourselves – fostering a sense of belonging to place through our culture and heritage and expressing this creatively

4: Supporting and promoting full community engagement with culture

5: Showcasing County Cork – supporting and promoting Cork’s cultural wonders and talent at home and abroad

6: Our Native Voice – Our Irish Language

In order to work towards the key themes and priorities of the National Creative Ireland Programme and the County Cork 5-year Culture and Creativity Strategy, the 2018 Creative Ireland County Cork Grant Scheme and Creative Ireland County Cork Pop-up Shop Scheme 2018 have been put in place, both of which are being financed through monies from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The Schemes recognise the importance of the community sector to the county’s very culture and well-being and aims to support people and communities in undertaking projects and events that are in keeping with any one or many of the Creative Ireland Programme Strands as well as any or many of the 6 priorities set out in the County Cork Culture and Creativity Strategy (as set out above), in addition to initiatives that will generate awareness of the Creative Ireland Programme as a whole. The Pop-up Shop Grant Scheme is geared at promoting a wide range of activities and is also intended to support a number of festival events throughout the County. Consideration will also be given to events that are being undertaken for the national day of culture and youth – Cruinniú na nÓg – taking place on Saturday June 23rd 2018.

Full details and application forms are available here or by email request via creativeireland@corkcoco.ie.

Please note that the closing date for proposals and application forms is 16:00 on Thursday 17th May 2018, to be sent to: Conor Nelligan, ‘Creative Ireland Coordinator, Cork County Council, Floor 3, County Hall, Cork or by email to conor.nelligan@corkcoco.ie.

For further information on these Grant Schemes or the Creative Ireland Programme email creativeireland@corkcoco.ie or phone 021 4285905.

Fermoy Community Health Project FREE Monthly Health & Well Being Talks



The Fermoy Community Health Project FREE Monthly Health & Well Being Talks are going very well.  

On Thursday 26th April 2018 our Health and Well Being Information Talk will be given by Pauline Lynch, Regional Development Officer with Diabetes Ireland. Diabetes Ireland is the national charity dedicated to helping people with diabetes. 

On the morning Pauline will tell us about her role and she will provide information on the services provided by Diabetes Ireland which support Irish people with diabetes and their families. For further information please contact Jacinta McCormack, Community Health Worker on 085 8742320.

Please feel free to circulate this information and the attached poster to colleagues, family & friends.


Moon Gardening Demonstration By Margaret Griffin. Creative Gardening made easy.



Creative Gardening Made Easy.

Enjoy a Evening At Griffins Garden Centre on Wednesday 16th May in Aid of Marymount hosted by Friends of Marymount and Griffins Garden Centre.

Tickets €15 . All Proceeds from this event will go directly to Marymount.

Limited Tickets so Pre purchase your Tickets at Griffins, Dripsey. 021 7334286


Performance-related payments for farmland wildlife


A new project in the Bride Valley in east Cork will reward participating farmers for wildlife on their farms. The ‘Biodiversity Regeneration In a Dairying Environment’ (BRIDE) project will provide participating farmers with farm habitat plans that identify the most appropriate and effective wildlife management options for individual farms. Farmers will be paid for their conservation actions.

The BRIDE project was one of eleven projects selected from over 100 applications by Department of Agriculture Food, and the Marine, and the European Union, under the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) funding programme. An innovative element of the project is its higher payments for higher wildlife gains (a results-based approach). Thus, the more flowers in a hedgerow or field margin, the higher the payment. The greater reward for a higher quality product is very familiar to farmers, and the BRIDE project applies this principle to the management of wildlife habitats. This also means that farmers will be paid for the ongoing management of selected existing wildlife habitats, which is an important feature of the project.


Donal Sheehan, the BRIDE Project Manager (who lives in Castlelyons) places great emphasis on the fact that “the BRIDE Project has been designed by local farmers for local farmers and this is one of the most important distinguishing features of the project.” The BRIDE project will be open to farmers within the Bride river catchment, from Glenville to Tallow. A public information meeting will be held in Corrin Event Centre at 8pm on Wednesday May 2nd.


The Project will run for 5 years and is designed to increase and maintain biodiversity on intensively managed farms in the area through simple, innovative measures. The effects on wildlife will be monitored through the project, which aims to create suitable habitats for local important populations of wildlife include skylarks, yellowhammers, bumblebees and frogs and newts. The BRIDE Project differs from traditional agri-environment schemes through its use of a results-based payment system i.e. more farmland habitats will result in higher financial payments.


An ecologist will work with participating farmers to develop a farm plan and advise on how to maximise the wildlife on their farm, and will focus on important habitats such as hedgerows, bogs, woodland, ponds, derelict buildings etc. Wild birds and other animals don’t respect farm boundaries, and the BRIDE Project is also designed to work at a landscape scale. It will involve several clusters of neighbouring farms to collectively enhance biodiversity on a much larger scale than would be possible on an individual farm basis. Farmers will improve the environment for the wider community and local participation will help forge a strong identity that values local wildlife and the ‘farming with nature’ concept.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Cruinniú na nÓg 2018

The Creative Ireland Programme, which was announced in December 2016, has already met with great support and enthusiasm right throughout the Country and in particular here in the County of Cork; with one of the key aspects of same being a national day of cultural engagement – Cruinniú.

 Cruinniú first took place on Easter Monday, 2017, with 2 dozen events held throughout County Cork’s 8 Municipal Districts, organised by local groups and organisations, cultural advocates all. Cruinniú will again take place in 2018, but a change in direction has been taken at the national level, to make the day all about engaging with and encouraging young people to get involved in all things culture and creativity; henceforth known as Cruinniú na nÓg.

 The 2018 date for Cruinniú na nÓg has been set for Saturday June 23rd with events in schools throughout the country on Friday June 22nd also strongly encouraged. Cork County Council will be supporting a whole range of activities in each of County Cork’s eight Municipal Districts and would be delighted to see local groups get involved in events that are creative in nature and fully inclusive, inspired by the culture that surrounds and connects us all. In order to encourage widespread participation in the day, and indeed to support local initiatives and events, Cork County Council has just announced two Grant Schemes: The Creative Ireland County Cork Grant Scheme 2018 and the Creative Ireland County Cork Pop-Up Shops Scheme 2018- details below

 It is the intention of Cruinniú na nÓg that all events will be focused on children and young people of all abilities, setting out to maximise activity based participation, i.e. children and young people ‘doing’, ‘making’, and ‘creating’. Local groups are encouraged to get involved and a whole range of projects will be supported and promoted. Should you have an event in mind for Cruinniú na nÓg 2018 please submit details to creativeireland@corkcoco.ie prior to Monday 21st May 2018.

For further information on Cruinniú na nÓg or indeed the Creative Ireland Programme as a whole email conor.nelligan@corkcoco.ie.

Circle of Security Parenting Programme Fermoy


Circle of Security Parenting Programme
What is it?
The Circle of Security parenting programme is based on 50 years of attachment theory and research about how parent/child relationships can be supported and strengthened; Is a reflective therapeutic parenting programme.

Who is it suitable for?
The course is suitable for any parent and child relationship; the material is aimed at parenting younger children(0- 5 years old) but the underlying principles apply to all parent-child relationships.

How the course is run?
The course is run over 6 sessions of approximately 2 hours each (using DVD, discussion and handouts). It is facilitated by two therapists.

The topics covered are:

Week 1    Introducing the concept of the Circle
Week 2    Exploring our children’s needs all the way around the Circle
Week 3   “Being with” on the Circle. Helping our children to manage their emotions.
Week 4   “Being with” infants on the Circle
Week 5   The path to security
Week 6    Exploring our struggles
Week 7    Rupture and repair
Week 8    Summary

When, where?
Next course starting: Monday 14th of May. 10-12pm
Location: Fermoy Resource Centre, 42 McCurtain Street.

For Further information and registration please contact:
Maria Sloane 087-3239775

Saturday, 21 April 2018

What women want, what women get

What women want, what women get – a series of Women’s Studies talks with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, (ACE) UCC

This year Cork County Library is organising a number of events during 2018 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage

A series of lectures looking at women's related issues will take place in Branches around Cork
County over the coming weeks

These lectures will be given by staff from ACE and will cover a wide variety of women's related issues from women in the home and family, to women in conflict, to name just a few. These lectures can be seen as a taster of the Women's Studies programme that ACE offers, and are a great opportunity for those who visit branches throughout the county.

All are welcome to attend these free talks, however to book a place, please contact the Branch where the talk is due to take place. Further information can be found at www.corkcoco.ie/library

Details

Midleton (021 4613929)

Friday April 27th at 7:30pm

Title: Women and Decision Making with Ms. Rola Abu Zeid – O’Neill



Macroom (026 42483)

Tuesday May 1st at 11.30am

Title: Women and Islam with Ms. Rola Abu Zeid – O’Neill



Skibbereen (028 22400)

Thursday May 10th at 11.00am

Title: 100 years of Irish women’s history with Dr. Emma Bidwell

History Talks in association with Michael Collins House



‘Sam Maguire- The Man and the Cup’ presented by Kieran Connolly

History Talks with Michael Collins House returns this month on Friday April 27th at 7.30pm in Clonakilty Parish Centre.

Learn all about Sam Maguire and the cup named in his honour from Kieran Connolly

All are very welcome to come along to this free talk which should prove to be very interesting.

Please let anyone with an interest in the GAA and Irish history know.

Date: Friday 27th April

Venue: Parish Centre Clonakilty

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Heritage Europe and the County of Cork Publication- How to get Involved

In this the European Year of Cultural Heritage, 2018, and as a fitting addition to the Heritage of County Cork publication series, supported by the Heritage Council, it is the perfect opportunity to showcase the wonderful connections that Cork has with the European continent. Similarly, the opportunity presents itself to show just how strong the connections are between Cork and Europe and indeed to look at how mainland Europe has influenced Cork over the many years, through a manner of mediums.
The book therefore aims to take a holistic approach to heritage and will examine a plethora of heritage aspects ranging from archaeology and architecture to natural heritage, military history, ecclesial developments and maritime trade. The primary aim therefore is to highlight the in-depth connectivity between the County of Cork and Europe as a whole.

The Heritage of County Cork Publication Series, which has been recognised at the national stage, owes much of its success to the wonderful engagement by community groups, historians and the public at large with regard to their stories, connections, and photographs and accounts submitted for inclusion in each publication.


Cork County Council’s Heritage Unit now warmly seeks engagement in this the latest publication examining County Cork’s Connections with Europe and vice versa. If you are aware of any local connections with Europe, either through people, place and/or both, any such details including a short bit of text, any photographs, etc. would be warmly welcomed by the Heritage Unit up until Monday 29thMay 2018, many of which will be incorporated into the final publication. Please email any and all details to
conor.nelligan@corkcoco.ie and thank you most sincerely.

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Sean Murphy is overall Individual winner of The Mayor of the County of Cork Community Awards

Congratulations to Sean Murphy from Killeagh The overall Individual winner of  The Mayor of the County of Cork  Community Awards  ...