Last Sunday the Residents of Rosewood Estate gathered in wonderful sunshine to honour one of their own. Tony Whelan, a hugely proud Rosewood Resident, who sadly passed away last November, was extremely active in the Residents’ Association for many years. As Chairperson of the Association Tony helped Rosewood maintain a very high standard of community spirit. And so, in a touching tribute to an amazing man a magnificent bench was unveiled.
The bench has pride of place in the estate Tony loved, among friends and neighbours who will forever remember this kind and gentle man.



Volunteers from Ballincollig Tidy Towns together with members of the extended Kavanagh family gathered last Sunday to commemorate the planting of a very special tree. The tree was planted to honour the late Mr. Joe Kavanagh. Mr. Kavanagh born on 8th November, 1914 sadly passed away on 21st February, 2020 in his 106th year. One of life’s true gentlemen.
A special ‘thank you’ to Nangle & Niesen for sponsoring this wonderful tree.




On Sunday morning we had 17 Volunteers out for the weekly litter pick. A large area was covered in the hour. Afterwards we all gathered at The Plaza for a chat and a cuppa where we sat outside in the sunshine.
Nine bags of Litter were collected.
Nine bags of Green Waste were collected from a project by Eugene in the Mr. Price car park. We also Collected 1 bag of Grass Cuttings from Leo Murphy Terrace.



Monday morning Gay and Sunday continued weeding the second bed at the back entrance to Muskerry Estate. They removed 5 large bags and 1 one-ton bag of weeds.

On Tuesday morning Sunday, John and Jimmy cleared more weeds from the laneway opposite Ballincollig Community School leading to Westgate. This project was bigger than we had originally anticipated. However, it’s important to complete.




Once again Denis cleared 8 bags of Weeds and Grit from the footpath near the credit union.
He also continued his work removing graffiti from various places in Ballincollig. It is such a pity this has become a never-ending job. 




The City Library will host a History and Heritage day on the 23 of September from 9.30 am to 3.30pm.
The programme includes:
Terence MacSwiney and Cork City Theatre by Fiona Brennan.
Ordinary Women in Extraordinary times by Anne Twomey.
Staír na Síochána in Éirinn by Risteard Mac Annraoi.
Irish Poetry, Prose and Song of the 1920s by Dr Jonathan Creasy, PHD.
With Cork Sports Partnership
The European Week of Sports takes place from 23rd- 30th September with events taking place throughout Europe. As part of this year’s celebration, Cork Sports Partnership has teamed up with a number of partner organisations to bring taster events and programmes to people of all ages and abilities across Cork.
Cork City Sports Fest in Tramore Valley Park
Lord Mayors Volleyball Tournament
Roller Skate Disco
Ibop Music Cycle
Free Family Swims x 3 locations
Orienteering x 5 events
Cork Walking Week
Women’s Social Soccer x 3 locations
Try Tennis Programmes x 4 locations
Walking Football x 3 venues
Women In The Outdoors
Courses & Inclusive Workshops
And Lots More To Be Added!
Visit www.corksports.ie for more info.




Public information evening
This event is taking place on Wednesday 13th September in The Culturlann, Newmarket 7-9pm. Those attending will hear from Charlie Drake who is living with dementia, Jenny Hanna whose mother has dementia and Dr Emma Jennings Consultant Geriatrician Mallow Hospital. There will also be information on services. Everyone is welcome to attend but booking is required. Email brainhealthcork@gmail.com or phone 0864668484. Make sure to include name and phone number when reserving your place.
This event is open to everyone – those with dementia, families, community groups, members of the public.
The line up of speakers is excellent and its guaranteed to be a really interesting and informative evening.
Alzheimer Memory Walks
Walk taking place in Killavullen (Nano Nagle Centre, 11am, 2.5 walk)
There are 2 other walks taking place in Cork on Sunday 24th September.
Macroom  – 10.30am, 5km walk, meeting at Community Lesiure Centre
Blackrock – 10.30am, 5km walk, meeting at ASI Day Care Centre, Blackrock, T12 HF70




The County Cork Heritage Unit is excited to announce the launch of the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN) in County Cork.
The Irish Community Archive Network is a collaborative initiative led by the National Museum of Ireland in partnership with the Heritage Council. This network aims to provide a digital platform for local community organisations to share and preserve their valuable archives, including photographs, documents, videos and oral recordings, ensuring that the rich heritage of localities is accessible to people both at home and abroad.
The County Cork Heritage Unit, as the point of contact for iCAN in County Cork, is proud to bring together four prominent local groups in this initiative: Bere Island Projects Group, Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association, Kilshanning Heritage Group, and Youghal Community Archives.
The launch event featured presentations from each of these groups, showcasing their work and contributions to the iCAN network. The event was formally launched by the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Frank O’Flynn.
North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea who is also a member of Kilshannig Heritage Group expressed his enthusiasm for the project at the launch, saying “The Irish Community Archive Network represents a pivotal moment for preserving and celebrating the unique heritage of County Cork. With this digital platform, our local community in Kilshannig and all other communities involved can showcase their historical treasures to the world”.
Tim Lucey, Chief Executive of Cork County Council, commented on the event saying “The operation of the Irish Community Archive Network in the county of Cork is most welcome and Cork County Council is grateful to the organisation and the National Museum of Ireland for the support, advice and training provided.  This platform will not only connect our communities but also ensure that our heritage is cherished for generations to come”.
Inclusive engagement is of paramount importance to the Irish Community Archive Network. People from across the county, alongside heritage groups are warmly encouraged to submit their proposals to the Council’s Heritage Unit for integration into the Archive.
For further information, please contact Conor Nelligan Heritage Officer, Cork County Council Email: conor.nelligan@corkcoco.ie Phone: 086 0676553.




This Autumn starting on 13th September facilitated by Marika O’Sullivan a unique new programme of weekly creative workshops at CECAS. To find out more and book your place, contact Marika at marikaenam@gmail.com



Friday 22nd September, 2023
‘One Night for All’ on Culture Night!
Everyone is welcome. The event is suitable for all ages – There’s something for everyone. Come and enjoy with all the family.
What to expect – Play with the local Mahjong Club, get creative with collage making facilitated by art therapist Livia Mendes, enjoy songs with Aubrey Hennessy, dive into a photo exhibition for stories from around the world and listen to the Cork Yarn Spinners.
Tea, coffee and store-bought snacks available to everyone.
Doors open at 6pm
6pm to 7:30pm – Fun & Stories
Mahjong games
Collage making
Photo exhibit
2 Tours of the Global Goals Trail 6:30pm & 7pm
7:30 to 9:30pm Music & Stories
Music performance by Aubrey Hennessy
Pop-up of Cork Yarn Spinners i.e. storytelling
All welcome at Scala, Blackrock, Cork on Culture Night – Fri 22nd Sept – Doors open 6pm.


Located opposite Blackrock Castle Observatory.
Limited car parking on site – closest public car park is next to Blackrock Castle.
The main venue where all the activities will take place is fully wheelchair accessible. The Global Goals Trail is partially wheelchair accessible.




Mallow Chamber Of Commerce
‘Together at the Castle’
Lots of interesting talks, events, and activities planned to keep everyone entertained! Face painting, storytelling, music,and much more!Wobbly CircusKinderama
Mallow Castle
This Sunday September 10th from 1pm-5pm
Free Entry and all are welcome!




 Sat 14th October @blackdogfarmandbaseglamp
It’s good to take a break from the daily routine to find that quiet space.
Reboot and recalibrate in Mother Nature with meditation, mindfulness, shamanism, group energy healing and culminating in a fire ceremony.
During the Soul Retreat Day, time will be spent inside The Octagon and outside in Mother Nature exploring the wild farm at Black Dog Farm. Black Dog Farm is a 14 acre farm, with stunning views of The Macgillycuddy Reeks, Co Kerry and focuses on sustainability, organic growing, nutrition, ceremonies and more.
Switch off from the outside world and reconnect with your soul in the stunning surrounds of Mother Nature.
For more details check out https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/soul-retreat-tickets…




Love blues music?
Blues dance is also a real thing. There are Blues dancing festivals all across Europe with workshop classes, live bands, performances and competitions.
Whether looking to build self-esteem, wanting a new challenge, or just to dance socially and make friends, this could be the ticket.
The basics are easy to learn. Come to the FREE open night on Wed 13th Sept at the Cricket Club near Fitzgerald’s Park to start your journey.




The Cork County Council Library and Arts Service are delighted to announce that the new Kinsale Library opened to the public on Wednesday August 9th after two years of hard work. Kinsale library is located at Church Square, Kinsale, and is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Staffed by Shona, Denis, Stephanie, Sorcha and Susan, you can contact us by calling 021 4774266 or email kinsalelibrary@corkcoco.ie
Known locally as the Old Mill or James O’Neill Building, it was built in the 19th century for James O’Neill, a local entrepreneur with many business interests in Kinsale. Used primarily as a grain store until the 1980s, it was then badly damaged by fire and was subsequently bought by the council and restored, becoming the foundation of today’s library building.
The new state of the art library had 1,286 people visit on the first day with one dedicated member setting up camp at 8.30 a.m. with a seat and packed lunch, and staying with their parent until 5.30 p.m. that evening. There were approximately 8,000 visits to the library in its first two weeks open. 
Groups/Events: The library will be running regular events and hosting groups such as book clubs Irish groups, and craft clubs. There will also be storytime every Wednesday morning.
Kinsale staff would love feedback from library users as to what other activities they would like to see take place.
Events: Cork Craft Month are currently showcasing their artwork in the Kinsale Library exhibition space and will be there until Thursday September 7th. The launch of the exhibition was held in the library on the evening of August 10th.
Kinsale Atlantic Artists will be displaying their artwork, inspired by Kinsale and the surrounding areas, from mid-September.
For Culture Night on Friday September 22nd, Kinsale Library will have a number of events for young and old, including:
A story adventure for children with Katy Mullins from 4pm – 4.50pm (aged 5+).
An art workshop for children with Mia Foley from 5pm – 6.30pm (aged 10 – 12).
A history talk on The Battle of Kinsale with Dermot Ryan from 7pm – 8pm.
A story-time with library staff will also take place.
Booking is required for events. Please contact Kinsale Library for more details.







Community Afternoon Tea Dance
Sunday 10th September 2023
Venue: Gurranabraher Churchfield Youth & Community Resource Centre (The Hut) from 3pm to 6pm
All Welcome!! Refreshments provided
This event is organised by local volunteers and part funded by Cork City Partnership.







Why not come to Old Christians RFC, Glanmire, on Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 6.30-8pm and try out for the 4-time National Champion Cork Admirals youth team.
From ages 15-18 in 2023.
No experience required. Just bring boots, a gumshield, water and the will to compete. Our qualified coaches will take it from there.
Feel free to reach out to the social media channels with any questions.
Cork Admirals are proudly sponsored by: @dennehyshealthandfitness; @mccarthysbutchers; @eastvillage_cork




With Cork City Partnership 21st September, 2023 from 11am – 1pm.
The Hall, St. Finbarr’s GAA Club, Togher.
Contact Michael O’Donnell 083 360 4611 or modonnell@partnershipcork.ie
Unit 2, Greenwood Estate, Togher.
All Welcome