Ballincollig Regional Park Regional Award for Excellence in Placemaking with Special Commendation for Harpers Island

The success of the Regional Park in Ballincollig, under the management of Cork County Council, has this week been recognised with a prestigious ULI Excellence in PlaceMaking Award while Harpers Island Ecological Project was singled out for Special Commendation in the inaugural National Excellence in PlaceMaking.

Pride in Communities Celebrated at Cork County Mayor’s Awards 2019

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy, hosted the seventh Cork County Mayors Awards on Monday 15th of April. 28 groups and 22 individuals were nominated from all over the County. Mayor Murphy presented 11 Awards on the night to groups and individuals from across Cork who have made significant contributions to communities and to County Cork.

The following nominees were awarded from each Division.

Dunmanway Community Garden Shortlisted for European Innovation in Politics Awards

Dunmanway Community Garden is one of nine impactful and diverse Irish projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Europe-wide Innovation in Politics Awards. They are among 80 finalists selected by a European Jury of 1,053 citizens. Organised by the Innovation in Politics Institute based in Vienna, the Innovation in Politics Awards aim to recognise groundbreaking political initiatives across Europe at any level of governance that can act as an inspiration to others. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on 17 November 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Cork exhibition to recognise the role of reuse

AN exhibition featuring some of Cork and Ireland’s most imaginative and innovative upcyclers, reuse initiatives and eco businesses takes place at Cork County Hall on Wednesday October 31. Now in its second year, ‘Reuse Republic’ will showcase products made by organisations and individuals from end of life materials as well as initiatives encouraging reuse.  The exhibition is FREE to attend and members of the public are encouraged to come along.

‘Teen Talk’ TY students encouraged to look after themselves and each other

Almost 600 Transition Year students from 30 schools from around Cork county and city came together in the Radisson Blu, Little Ireland on May 1st for the first ever ‘Teen Talk’ health and wellbeing conference organised by Cork County Council, in association with their Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) and funded under Healthy Ireland.