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Thursday, 13 August 2020

Reminder to download the COVID Tracker App

COVID Tracker Ireland for Android

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COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone. It will help us to

protect each other and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

in Ireland.

COVID-19 is here. The HSE and the Government of Ireland is asking everyone to help tackle coronavirus by downloading and using the COVID Tracker app every day.

Using the app will

give us a better picture of the spread of the virus

help carry out contact tracing

link you to excellent HSE health advice if you need it

keep you updated with notifications you can trust

How the Covid Tracker app helps us

Daily health check-in

The Covid Tracker app allows you to check-in every day, to let us know if you have any cold, flu or coronavirus symptoms, or if you’re feeling well.

This will help us map the spread of the virus in Ireland. Understanding how the virus is affecting the country will help us to manage and respond to this pandemic.

Contact tracing

The app uses your phone’s technology to make a record of when you are close to other app users. If an app user tests positive for COVID-19, the HSE can ask them for the records on the app. This will help us to contact other people who might have been affected, and give them the advice and help they need.

Your data and privacy

The COVID Tracker app will not:

publicly identify anyone with COVID-19

make personal data available to the HSE without your direct consent

use your data for any reason other than contact tracing and anonymously reporting illness levels

Be part of this national effort

Use this app for 1 minute a day to make an important contribution to the fight against coronavirus. Protect yourself, your family, your community and the most vulnerable in society. Encourage everyone you know to download and use the COVID Tracker app where possible.

Protection from Coronavirus. It’s in our hands.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Mallow and Heritage Week 2020

News and Updates | Cork County

For Heritage Week 2020 Mallow Field Club will publish a written version of its guided historical Mallow Town Walk - the first half on Thursday, 13th August and the second half on Thursday, 20th August - in two local newspapers: the Mallow Star and the Corkman. Those who wish can then self-guide through the fascinating and historic town of Mallow. For health and safety reasons due to Covid 19 restrictions, Mallow Field Club cannot undertake the popular, live, guided walks of last year’s Heritage Week but hopefully the detail in the papers will be of interest to many with an interest in the history and heritage of the Crossroads of Munster.

Europa Nostra 2021 Awards

2021 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards open for ...

The European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards scheme was launched in 2002 by the European Commission and is supported by the Creative Europe Programme.  These annual Awards seek to identify and promote best practices in the conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, to stimulate the trans-frontier exchange of knowledge and experience throughout Europe, to enhance public awareness and appreciation of Europe’s cultural heritage, and to encourage further excellent initiatives through the power of example. Outstanding heritage achievements are awarded in the following categories:


Outstanding achievements in the conservation, enhancement and adaptation to new uses of cultural heritage.


Outstanding research, digitisation and knowledge transfer projects which lead to tangible effects for the safeguard and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe.

Dedicated Service to Heritage

Open to individuals or organisations whose commitment over a long period of time (minimum 10 years) demonstrates a high degree of dedication and civic engagement coupled with excellence in the safeguard and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe, which exceeds normal expectations in the given context.

Education, Training and Awareness-raising

Outstanding initiatives related to education, training and awareness raising related to cultural heritage with the aim of fostering capacity-building and local support, building a sense of place and identity and stimulating citizens’ engagement and ownership.

The European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards will honour up to 30 outstanding heritage achievements from all parts of Europe every year. Up to four winners will also receive a Grand Prix with a monetary award of 10,000 Euro.  One winner will also receive the Public Choice Award following an online vote conducted via the Europa Nostra website. The closing date for the sending of entries is the 1st October 2020.  For more information, contact the Heritage Awards Coordinator, Elena Bianchi, at  You can download an entry form from

Cork Cultural Companions

                                      Cultural Companions - Wellbeing Network

Cork Cultural Companions creates local networks of like-minded people interested in arts, heritage and culture who can accompany each other to events. It operates by bringing together like-minded people that meet up regularly to go out either with one other person or as part of a small group. The aim is to provide increased opportunities for older people to engage with Ireland’s vibrant cultural and arts scene and it is supported in Cork by Muintir na Tíre; the HSE; Cork County Council and Cork City Council.

‘OK so we can’t meet up to attend events at the moment and even if we could there are no events to attend. But, let us not allow that stop us! There are more resources, for all things cultural, than ever before available online and we want to share them with you.

When you sign up as a member you will be added to our database and will then receive regular updates regarding various websites, podcasts and social media links to theatre performances, music, literature, dance, local interest items and a whole range of other things too.

And, when we are free to move about and events begin to happen again you will be right there with us to celebrate. Membership is free and with no obligation so come join us today!

Members can join Cork Cultural Companions by contacting Barbara Quinn, Coordinator, by emailing or by phoning 021 4500688 / 085-1300335

New Videos on the History and Heritage of Inchigeelagh

Joe Creedon of Inchigeelagh has undertaken a series of short videos, produced by Richard Fensome, which were recorded during Lockdown. The videos were primarily produced for Facebook, but proved so popular to an international audience that I they have now been released on Youtube as well. There are six videos currently uploaded and to watch same visit Joe Creedon’s Inchigeelagh on Youtube

Skibbereen Heritage Centre Releases New Video – Aughadown Graveyard

Skibbereen Heritage Centre has released another graveyard video tour - this time on Aughadown Graveyard, Aughadown Graveyard is one of the most beautiful medieval graveyards in West Cork. Located on the banks of the River Ilen, west of Skibbereen town, it contains burials from the Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland and Methodist communities from Lisheen and Aughadown parishes and other areas of West Cork. This short film looks at some of the more famous people buried there - including the soldier who fought with King William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 who is buried alongside a young IRA soldier who was shot in 1922; a doctor who risked his life daily during Ireland's Great Famine and the man who is credited with saving the name 'Skibbereen'. Other graveyards in this series by Skibbereen Heritage Centre include


Abbeymahon and


National Heritage Week 2020

 Heritage Week 2020 date

For National Heritage Week 2020 a number of wonderful projects have already been submitted and are available to see on and for those yet to do so, it should be noted that project details can be submitted up to and including Monday 10th August 2020. Close to 20 projects have already been registered for the County of Cork and visit for details of each project as well details of any events on the ground to be held in accordance with Public Health Guidance. Projects and events from around the County are included including projects by Ted Cook, Charleville Heritage Society, and many more.