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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Christmas Parking Arrangements

Name of Council Car Park
Free parking arrangements for December
Muddy Hill
Bowling Green
Carmichael lane
Park Road
Bridge Street
Spa Road
St James Avenue
1-hour free parking on-street
3 hours free parking in Council car parks
Free parking from 1pm Fridays & Saturdays – subject to usual time restrictions
Fairgreen Car Park
Masseytown Car Park (O’Riada’s)
Codrum Car Park
2 hours free parking on-street subject to 2-hour time restriction
Nealons Quay,
Dolphins Square
New Catherine Street
De Valera Street
Priory Court
Fair Field
Dominic Collins Place
Free parking in car parks and on-street subject to 2-hour time restriction
Upper Kevin Barry Hill Car Park
Library Car Park
Mart Car Park
Mill Island Car Park

Free parking in Council owned car parks
No on-street parking charges on Saturdays
Normal 1 and 2-hour time limits apply
Harty’s Car Park off St Patrick Quay
Free parking on and off-street
Usual 3-hour car park and 2-hour on-street time restrictions apply
Pier Road Car Park Kinsale
Free on and off-street parking
Normal 2-hour time restriction continues to apply
Five Foot Way Car Park
Cathedral Car Park
Free parking on and off-street
Normal time limits still apply

The Conscious Consumption Communities Programme

For 20 years VOICE Ireland has successfully campaigned on waste reduction and sustainability. Now we want to bring that expertise to communities across Ireland.
The Conscious Consumption Communities Programme is a tailored training programme for your community. The programme addresses the issues of responsible consumption and waste management. Helping your community to take the next step.   

 The programme starts with activation, proceeds with an action and continues to support you in reaching your goals.
VOICE are looking for 4 new communities in Cork City and County to the take part in this fully funded Conscious Consumption Communities Programme, starting in January 2020. You can find out more about the programme on the website : or for enquiries contact

  • “It enabled us to formulate a Sustainability Plan for area, a plan which we worked from and still continue to use” – Máire Uí Bhaoill, Falcarragh Tidy Towns.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Bauhaus 100: Manifestations of this Movement in Architectural Design in Cork

Cork DFAS December 2019
Date/Time: Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 19:45
Bauhaus 100: Manifestations of this Movement in Architectural Design in Cork 
Location: Metropole Hotel, Cork 
Additional Information: 2019 is the centenary of the founding of the twentieth century’s most influential school of design. This lecture will concentrate on buildings built in Cork from the 1930s on, in an attempt to trace the influence of the Bauhaus and other centres of Modernism on the architecture of a provincial Irish city. Whilst focusing on Modernism, it will not ignore other competing ideas of what encapsulated ‘good design’ at the time. The past of the city will be brought to life using slides and lively descriptions. Tom Spalding is a PhD scholar at the Technical University, Dublin (previously the Dublin Institute of Technology). His special area of study is the design of twentieth century buildings and interiors in Cork city between 1920 and 1970. He is the author of a number of books on Cork, including ‘The Cork International Exhibitions, 1902 & 1903’ and ‘A Guide to Cork’s Twentieth Century Architecture’. He can be contacted at

Cork Nature Network Christmas Social

Cork Nature Network Christmas
Date/Time: Friday 6th December 2019 at 19:00
Cork Nature Network Christmas Social 
Location: Hawthorne Bar, The Lough, Cork 
Additional Information: The Cork Nature Network Christmas Social takes place on the 6th December at 7pm in the Hawthorne Bar

National Positive Ageing Strategy - Stakeholder Forum

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is launching a public consultation to review Ireland’s sustainable mobility (active travel and public transport) policy. The review work arises from a commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government to review public transport policy “to ensure services are sustainable into the future and are meeting the needs of a modern economy”.

 Consultation is now open for submissions

The public consultation is designed to give stakeholders, interested parties and the general public the opportunity to reflect on the information and analysis in the papers, to share their views, and to contribute to the development of a Sustainable Mobility Policy Statement.
An extensive range of background papers is available here has been produced looking at various different aspects of sustainable mobility and setting out questions designed to help assist with developing the new policy framework.
Text only and audio file versions of each background paper are also available. Please email if required.
The public consultation will commence on 14th November 2019 and conclude on 24st January 2020.
To make a submission, please email responses to or send by post to:
Sustainable Mobility Policy Review
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport,
Leeson Lane,
Dublin 2
D02 TR60

Passage West Maritime Museum

For further information contact Curator Angela Murphy by emailing

Cork County Council has announced Details of its 2020 Funding for the Arts

Cork County Council has announced details of its 2020 funding for the Arts.
There are a total of eight schemes with funding available to support a wide range of arts activity, including opportunities for Arts Organisations, Festivals, Community Groups, Schools and Artists seeking funding for projects and activities in the coming year. 
The closing date for applications for all strands is Friday, December 6th
Announcing details of the funding opportunities, the County Mayor, Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan said
“Each year Cork County Council provides funding for Arts from its own resources. Our funding supports a wide range of arts events such as festivals, performances, exhibitions and other publicly accessible arts programming.   Many of the projects we fund also provide opportunities for the elderly or persons with a disability to enjoy positive creative activity in familiar local settings.”
There are eight schemes currently open for applications.
The Arts Grants Scheme is the Council’s main scheme for funding events and activity.
The Municipal Districts Arts Development Fund provides grant assistance for new arts development initiatives, which can demonstrate strong community involvement.
The Arts in Irish Fund aims to encourage organisations to introduce Irish language based Arts events or activities into their programmes.  It also supports artists to make new work using the Irish Language.
Cork County Council provides funding to primary and post-primary schools through the Artists in Schools Scheme to enable schools to employ artists to work on extended arts programmes in the classroom.
The Council also supports artists to make new work or develop international opportunities for themselves through four bursary schemes Artist Bursary Schemes, Tyrone Guthrie Bursary, Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary and the International Touring and Exhibition Bursary.
Welcoming the announcement, the Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey said:
“Our funding of the Arts is extremely important for the County. Participation in an arts activity promotes individual wellbeing, helps combat isolation and supports communities.  It is also good for the local economy.  Last year we supported some 38 arts festivals, ranging from large scale events to smaller festivals in rural villages.  170,000 people, comprising of both local audiences and visitors to the county, attended festival events supported by the Council. Collectively they estimated their activities to be worth in the region of €4.3m to the local economy.  Our funding also provides work for artists and supports the huge number of voluntary arts organisations that are so important to community life.”
Applications for all schemes close on Friday, December 6th. 
All applications should be made online here.