Wed, 27/04/2022 - 15:32
Mayor with representatives of charities.

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Councillor Gillian Coughlan, will host a Midsummer Charity Ball on Friday 10th June 2022.

The glamorous black-tie event will see the ground floor of Cork County Hall transformed into a glittering ballroom for one memorable summer evening that you won’t want to miss.

It promises to be a stylish and social affair and will reflect the Mayor’s passion for supporting the best of Cork County while raising funds for three charities that are close to the Mayor’s heart - Breakthrough Cancer Research, the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal for Cork County and the West Cork Women Against Violence Project.

The desire to celebrate and showcase the many wonders of Cork County will be evident in every small detail from the Kinsale Drinks Company cocktail reception, which starts at 6.30 pm on the evening, to a fine dining menu that will showcase some of the best produce that the region has to offer. Master of Ceremonies for the event is also none other than ‘Voice of the County’ Patricia Messenger, who hosts the Cork Today show on C103 FM.

There will be a chance to win fantastic prizes in the charity raffle before you dance the night away to the amazing LoveBugs, yet another county connection, as they hail from Youghal in East Cork.  Ensure you also dress to impress as there’s a prize for the Best Dressed.

The County Mayor’s Midsummer Charity Ball will be a fantastic networking and social event with more than 300 people in attendance, but above all the Mayor wants to raise as much funds as possible for her chosen charities.

Commenting on the event, Mayor Gillian Coughlan, who is from Bandon, said “It has been my highest honour to serve Cork County over the past year. It was a challenging year for many, but I was inspired every day by the resilience, innovation and sheer determination of the people of Cork County.  I’m really looking forward to welcoming everyone to County Hall for the return of the Mayor’s annual charity event as we look to the future.

“I feel really honoured to have the opportunity to host this prestigious event and am keen that business, tourism and cultural representatives from around the county will come out in support of the night.  It will be an evening of fine food and entertainment but above all it will raise much needed funds for three very deserving charities that need our support now more than ever.”

Tickets, which include a drinks reception, a three-course meal, wine and entertainment in the unique setting of Cork County Hall, are priced at €100, with tables of 10 priced at €1,000.  To book please email:  or call The Cork County Mayor’s Secretary on (021) 4285367.

Breakthrough Cancer Research is a Cork based Irish medical research charity focused on cancer. They work to significantly impact the number of children and adults who can survive this disease, investing in world-class research in Ireland to impact the quality of life for people with cancer and save lives. Breakthrough are particularly focused on improving outcomes for those cancers, which are poorly served by current treatment options.

Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

The humanitarian situation caused by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine is increasingly desperate, with hundreds of thousands of people without food, water, heat, or medical care.  The Red Cross is working around the clock to deliver vital services to millions of people impacted by the conflict. In Ukraine, more than 4,000 Red Cross volunteers are responding and are delivering urgent assistance such as food, water, fuel for heating, hygiene items and medical supplies.  In neighbouring countries (Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia), Red Cross National Societies are also urgently responding and are providing life-saving support to people arriving from Ukraine. Red Cross volunteers are distributing food, water, bedding, clothes and basic aid items on both sides of the border and are providing medical care and psychosocial support for those in need.

West Cork Women Against Violence Project

West Cork Women Against Violence provide a safe, confidential listening, information and support service to women and their children in West Cork experiencing domestic violence, while also challenging social, political and judicial tolerance of violence against women.