Minister Madigan launches Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 (Saturday 13th June 2020) - Ireland's National Day of Free Creative Activities for Children and Young People (Bilingual)

Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today (5th May 2020) announced details of Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, Ireland’s national day of free creative activities for children and young people under the age of 18. Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 is a collaboration between the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities and RTÉ, and is part of the Government’s #InThisTogether campaign which is supporting everyone to stay connected, stay active and look after our physical and mental wellbeing.

Cork County Council approves record number of grants to Arts Organisations

Cork County Council’s Arts Grants Scheme and Municipal Districts Arts Development Fund will provide financial assistance for 167 artists and arts organisations this year.
A total of 35 Arts Festivals across the county, including Skibbereen, Kanturk, Midleton, Mallow and Clonakilty submitted successful proposals for expanding their activities and developing innovative new programmes.

Accomplished Cork Playwright wins acclaim at 2019 NY International Radio Awards

Charleville based playwright, Katie Holly’s star has been rising steadily in recent years, garnering her acclaim and accolades in the world of theatre and the Arts. Now her radio play ‘Sharon’ has won Silver for RTÉ Radio Drama in the New York Radio Awards for Best Digital Drama.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Christopher O Sullivan congratulating the North Cork author said

Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday 15th June was a great success around the country and particularly here in the County of Cork. 35 events took place around the County and saw great attendances with young people participating in a whole range of different creative activities, from ceramics and painting to singing and craft.

Record Number of Art Grant applications received by Cork County Council

A record number of 252 applications were received for Cork County Council’s 2019 Arts Funding Schemes across a wide range of community groups, voluntary Arts organisations, festivals, schools and individual Cork Artists.

With a budget of €160,000, the Arts Grants Scheme is the Council’s main scheme for funding Arts events and activities while the Municipal District Arts Development Fund, totalling €150,000, supports new initiatives that enhance public access to the arts and demonstrate strong community involvement in each of the eight Municipal Districts.

Nature Articles by Ted Cook



*Created on 03/08/17 (last updated 14/10/20)* Nature Articles by Ted Cook

Over the past many number of years, hundreds, if not thousands of people throughout the County of Cork (and further afield), have had the opportunity to attend heritage led walks by Ted Cook, in numerous locations throughout the County. Ted Cook has kindly undertaken written reports for a number of these events. Here is just a selection of these from over the years and more will be added in due course: