Archive for the ‘Cork Events’ Category

St Patricks day parade in Glounthaune

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Glounthaune held the annual St Patricks day parade this morning. I’ve missed it the last few years but went along this morning – great turnout and a fantastic job by the organisers.

Glounthaune St Patricks day parade

Glounthaune St Patricks day parade

Glounthaune St Patricks day parade

Mad Monk Midleton Beer Festival this weekend

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The Mad Monk in Midleton is having a beer festival this weekend – 19th and 20th October.
It’ll be great fun – good food and lots of different beers to try out. See you there!

Mad Monk beer festival

may day protests in Cork

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

May day protests in Cork City last night.

may day protest in Cork

may day protest in Cork

anyone for a pizza party in a secret garden?

Monday, February 25th, 2013

I spotted this intriguing advertisement today:

Secret garden Pizza party

It’s for a pizza party in aid of the Hope Foundation.

Copplestone Food company will be hosting.

search and rescure demonstration in Cobh today

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

The Coastguard, Naval Service, Air Corps, Civil Defence and more put on a superb search and rescue demonstration in Cobh today.
They showed rescues in a variety of situations – from fishing boats on fire to swimmers in the water.

S-61 winching operations

Lots more photos here.

21 bridges of Cork and lunch in Fresco Bistro

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

This weekend UCC Alumni organised the 2nd 21 Bridges of Cork, a 5km walk through Cork City. The walk raised money for vital student services in UCC. Antóin O’Callaghan, historian, UCC alumnus and author of Cork’s St Patrick’s Street: A History gave a short but fascinating talk on the history the of some of Cork’s bridges before we set off.
We had a map of the route and some information on each of the bridges. A volunteer student manned each bridge and was ready to impart more of the history of the bridge. It was brilliant fun and a credit to all the organisers.

21 Bridges of Cork

Once we got back to UCC we were all set for lunch. We decided to try Fresco Bistro in the Glucksman Gallery, which was open specially for the day. We were lucky enough to get a table outside and enjoyed a really tasty lunch in the fantastic setting of UCCs lower grounds. We’ll certainly be back, and I strongly recommend it.

bishop lucey park christmas wonderland

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The Christmas Park in Bishop Lucey Park opened last Friday.

Christmas parl

Here are the opening times:


culture night at the English Market

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

We called to the English Market for Culture Night. It was open late, from 6-9pm and we arrived much later than intended, at around 8.
There was a great crowd as we entered from the Grand Parade.

great crowd in the English Market

We headed in, and went to Bubble Brothers to get a glass of wine. They were really busy, with Paul and Austin handing nice glasses of wine. People were arriving with food from all over the market for a drink. I saw one lady arrive with oysters!
Bubble Brothers

After a drink we wandered farther into the Market, stopping at the chocolate shop for some hot chocolate. They were giving proceeds from the night to charity.

Chocolate shop, proceeds to charity

We wandered on around the market, listened to some music, had some more food and then left as the market was closing. It’s a briliant night, and
I’m sure I’m not the only one that thinks they should do it way more often 🙂

cannonball run cars at the port of cork

Friday, September 9th, 2011

I went down to the Port of Cork at Custom house quay to see the cannonball run cars arrive.
Lots of amazing cars and you can get up close for a look.
Lots of people were checking the tax discs to see how much the owners pay each year 🙂



lots more photos on my flickr.

official opening of Aunty Nellie’s sweet shop in Midleton

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

I went along to the official opening of Auntie Nellies sweet shop in Midleton this morning.

Some special guests turned up to help the staff to celebrate.

John cut the tape!

And the customers flooded in to sample the treats inside. The sweets are *this* big!
you want one this big?