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Friday, 30 June 2017

Public meeting to discuss proposed city boundary extension

Public meeting  at Carrigtwohill Community Centre to discuss proposed city boundary extension

Wed, July 5, 8pm – 10pm

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Community Groups invited to participate in Culture Night this year

We would like to invite more community and voluntary groups to participate in Culture Night this year, and we are keen to place an emphasis on social inclusion.

You can find information on what Culture Night is about at and there is information on participating below . Participating in Culture Night is a great opportunity to reach a wider audience and promote the work you do. Events can range from something as simple as hosting a story-telling event or organising an exhibition, to more complex events such as concerts, dance performances or parades, all of which reflect the diversity of culture in County Cork. 

To participate in Culture Night events must be free of charge and open to the public after 5pm. 

Warm wishes,

Leah Hearne


Monday, 26 June 2017

Boundary Extension - Muintir has Serious Concerns.

Proposed area for City Expansion 
The board of Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire expressed serious concerns about the McKinnon report which recommends that the boundary of Cork City Council be extended to include Ballincollig, Carrigrohane, Blarney, Glanmire, Carrigtwohil and Cork Airport.

Muintir na Tire  suggest that serious questions need to be answered about the report.
These include:
What is the legal status of the report  given that a there is already in place a Statutory report (Smiddy Report) since 2015?

Why did they not see that the implementation of this large scale Boundary extension has the potential to create a mortally weakened County which in turn will hit our Town and village communities who have immense pride and attachment to their areas?

Why is McKinnon report is vague on many issues including the exact form the proposed city boundary will take?

Why  is it  not specific on who will finally determine where the proposed city boundary will be?

Will the natural rural townlands of  the areas suggested be cut off and isolated from their development?

How can this report not be seen as an attack on Rural Cork if it will have a severe impact on development in rural communities?

Muintir na Tire in Cork will be organising Town and Village Hall Meetings in conjunction with local community groups to get answers to some of these and other questions about this report.

Details to follow.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Pride in our Community Photos now required

Cork County Muintir na Tire 

Pride in our Community Photos

Notice to groups who have submitted entries to the competition.

Please send in any photos of your project now

Photos can be emailed to

Directly here to our Dropbox

or by post to

 8 Sidney Place
Wellington Road
Cork City

If you have already sent in you photos thank you


The Creative Ireland Programme is an ambitious one – it is ‘an invitation to the entire country to get involved in something truly inspirational. At its heart is collaboration - between central and local government, between culture and industry, between artists and policy makers - to facilitate an ecosystem of creativity’.
The Programme has five key strands, which are: 1: Enabling the Creative Potential of Every Child; 2: Enabling Creativity in Every Community; 3: Investing in our Creative and Cultural Infrastructure; 4: Ireland as a Centre of Excellence in Media Production and 5: Unifying our Global Reputation.
The Community Participation Strand (Strand 2) is being led by local authorities across the country and Cork County Council has recently undertaken an action plan (County Cork Culture and Creativity Plan 2017) for implementing Creative Ireland in the County of Cork this year. This will shortly be available online and in support of this plan and the Creative Ireland Programme as a whole, a grant scheme has been put in place.
The Creative Ireland County Cork Grant Scheme 2017 is being financed through monies from the Department of Culture and the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. The Scheme recognises the importance of the community sector to the county’s very culture and well-being and aims to support people and communities in undertaking projects and events that are in keeping with any one or many of the Creative Ireland Programme Strands as well as the County Cork Culture and Creativity Plan 2017, in addition to initiatives that will generate awareness of the Creative Ireland Programme as a whole. 
Full details and the application form itself are available online via by requesting same via
Please note that the closing date for proposals and application forms is 16:00 on Tuesday 18th July 2017, to be sent to: Conor Nelligan, ‘Creative Ireland Coordinator, Cork County Council, Floor 3, County Hall, Cork or by email to Details of Creative Ireland are available online at http://creative.ireland.ieor via

For further information relating to Creative Ireland in the County of Cork, please contact: Conor Nelligan ( or phone 021 4276891).

Heritage News From Conor Nelligan

Hi All,
I hope you are keeping well.

Work is nearing completion on the Heritage Plan for the Múscraí Gaeltacht with two discussion evenings to take place next week, the 5th and 6th July. Any and all comments on the plan are also most welcome.
In addition to the email sent last Friday there is a further event listed for this week – a wonderful Commemorative Weekend on Bere Island regarding the US Naval Service’s involvement on the island one hundred years ago.

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Cork County Council, supported by the Heritage Council and, in conjunction with Research and Dig and Acadamh Fódhla, has been undertaking a conservation, management and interpretation plan to look at the importance of the Múscraí Gaeltacht and how its heritage can be safeguarded and promoted long into the future. The project, which has had extensive consultation to date has examined in a holistic manner, the wonderful heritage that the area possesses, and has also identified a number of actions that could be implemented for the protection and indeed promotion of heritage in Múscraí. The document is now nearing completion and next week there will be two public consultation meetings to discuss the content of the Draft Plan and to take on board any suggestions and comments. The first discussion evening takes place in the Mills, Baile Bhúirne, on Wednesday 5th July commencing at 18:30 and the second evening takes place at the same time on Thursday 6th July in the G.A.A. Clubhouse in Beal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. All are welcome to attend and any comments/suggestions and recommendations on the plan as a whole can be emailed to up to Monday 24th July 2017. The Draft Plan to date is available to view by clicking here

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Cork County Council attraction SPIKE ISLAND has been nominated for EUROPE'S LEADING TOURIST ATTRACTION 2017 at the WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS.  We are urging everyone to vote for us and give Cork and Munster tourism a real boost!  Please follow the button below to vote for us...

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Cork County Council Community Facilities scheme offers Community and Voluntary groups access to capital funding in order to kick-start, advance or complete their projects. The scheme seeks to address some of the difficulties local community groups face in terms of accessing small-scale levels of funding to match their own fundraising efforts. The 2017 scheme is funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and local Government with support from the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and the Municipal Districts of Cork County Council. The scheme will offer grants up to a maximum of €1,000 per project, with examples including Community Centre Equipment, Office Equipment / Meeting Furniture, Sports / Recreation Facilities and Relevant Tools, Machinery and Appliances. The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Friday 30th June 2017 and for further information visit or email
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Date/Time: May 5th to September 17th 2017
: Portraits: Women of Cork and the U.S. Navy 1917-1919 : Organised by Damian Shiels
Location: Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
Additional Information: In 1917 thousands of American naval servicemen came to Ireland to participate in the First World War. Their interactions with local women, particularly in Cork where they were based, became a major social issue. Many Irish women ultimately married these American sailors, with Queenstown / Cobh in particular seeing a large number of weddings. Who were these women and what were their stories? New research by Damian Shiels to identify them using U.S. passport applications has revealed something of the past - and the portraits of many. The exhibition at Sirius Arts Centre will consider a number of these images, and the stories of those young women depicted.
Sirius Arts Centre is housed in the former Royal Cork Yacht Club building - a beautiful Italiante building that was designed by Anthony Salvin and built by James Smith Barry of Fota in 1854. The RCYC operated from here for over a century. During the first World War the building was used to host many of these American and British naval servicemen as a place to relax and socialize. Women were not permitted to socialize there nor could they become members of the yacht club until much later.
Damian Shiels is an archaeologist and historian with Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd. Formerly a curator in the National Museum of Ireland, he is a specialist on Irish military archaeology and history, on which he has published and lectured widely both nationally and internationally. His latest book "The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America" was published by The History Press in 2016. This exhibition is kindly supported by the Port of Cork. For more information visit

Revolutionaries Art Exhibition Michael Collins House 2017
Date/Time: Friday 16th June 2017 at 19:30 - exhibition running up until July 30th 2017
 Michael Collins House presents ‘Revolutionaries’ - Art Exhibition By Jim Fitzpatrick
Location: Michael Collins House, Emmet Square, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Come along to the official opening of the ‘Revolutionaries’ art exhibition by Jim Fitzpatrick at Michael Collins House on Fri 16th June at 7.30pm as part of the Clonakilty Organic Arts Festival. Jim Fitzpatrick is a renowned Artist and the quality of work, to be seen in this exhibition, is of the highest quality. All welcome and note that the exhibition runs up until Sunday 30th July.

Date: Every Tuesday evening over the summer from 20:30 to 22:00
Free Genealogical Evening with Expert Genealogist Paul MacCotter 
Location: Franciscan Well Brewery, North Mall, Cork
Details: Dr. Paul MacCotter is running a weekly free genealogical evening every Tuesday night 8.30 to 10.00 in the Franciscan Well brewpub on the North Mall in Cork. This consists of a basic introduction to genealogy for the inexperienced and free genealogical advice and problem solving for more advanced. This runs through the summer and the evening is designed to cater for both locals from all over Cork County as well as any tourists who wish to join in. It is a great opportunity to learn more – not to be missed.

Date/Time: Thursday 29th June 2017
 Launch of Cork's Revolutionary Dead
Location: Waterstones, Patrick's Street, Cork
Additional Information: A very anticipated publication - Cork's Revolutionary Dead - by Barry Keane and published by Mercier Press, will be launched on Thursday 29th June in Waterstones at 6.30 pm. The book coves the more than 700 deaths during the entire revolutionary period between 1916-1923. The book in itself is an important resource for the history of the period in Cork and all are welcome to attend the launch. A collection of photos of 144 people referred to in the publication will also be launched.

Date/Time: Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 both days
Leave No Trace Workshops 
Location: Greywood Arts, Main Street, Killeagh, Co. Cork P36 KN61
Additional Information: South and East Area Development is hosting two Leave No Trace Ireland workshops on Friday, 30th June and Saturday, 1st July, 2017. Friday's workshop is oriented around community groups and individuals (employees and volunteers) while Saturday's will be oriented around families. The location for both will be Fota House Frameyard and Orchard as well as the Fota Scout Centre.
The professional groups might be people who work outdoors, such as Tidy Towns landscapers, farmers and people who might want to know more about the seven Leave No Trace codes as they apply them to the Irish countryside.
The family-oriented workshop will be geared towards casual recreation and enjoying the Great Outdoors in a manner that is no-impact on the environment.
The venue will be both indoors and outdoors and there will be a walk of a little over a kilometre between Fota House and the Scouts’ area so don’t forget your wellies and other appropriate outdoor clothing! Feel free to bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, food and coffees will be available for purchase at the Fota House café. Parking will be free of charge on the day of your chosen workshop. For more information and and to book a place email

Date/Time: Saturday 1st July 2017
Opening Celebration for Greywood Arts in an historic 18th Century Building
Location: Greywood Arts, Main Street, Killeagh, Co. Cork P36 KN61
Additional Information: After two years of preparation, Greywood Arts is officially opening on Saturday the 1st of July. Jessica Bonenfant and Hughie Coogan, proprietors of the multi-disciplinary artist’s residency, invite you to join them from 6pm onwards to celebrate with delicious food, stunning art, and spectacular music.
For a suggested donation of just €10 you get to meet artist-in-residence Naomi Litvack, who will share her paintings-in-progress, as well as a concert by Cork’s own Anna Mitchell. Arrive to music by cellist Ilse de Ziah, grab a glass of wine, and explore an exhibition detailing the fascinating history of the house. Enjoy a variety of delicious tapas, peruse the Exile Project micro-bookshop, and enjoy a performance by the inimitable Natasha Bourke. Paintings by local artists Belinda Walsh and Sinead Ni Chionaola will also be on display. All are welcome.
Greywood Arts is like a guesthouse for artists, where they can stay in self-catering accommodation and have access to workspace. They visit for a week, a month or even longer to delve into a project and explore their artistic process. The three-story Georgian building offers a light filled visual arts studio and a movement studio with a vaulted ceiling performing artists. A desk for writers overlooks the Dissour River, and the library holds a piano for musicians. The large rustic stone walled dining room doubles as a space for meetings. The adjacent Glenblower Wood is the perfect spot for long walks, and the character filled house invites reflection and inspires creativity. With four guest rooms, Greywood Arts can accommodate up to eight visitors at a time. Artists are encouraged to engage with the community in the form of work-in-progress showings, demonstrations, readings, or concerts. It’s a brilliant addition to Killeagh, and a great amenity for East Cork.
The village is delighted to see the transformation of a prominent historic home on the Main Street – on the verge of becoming derelict – spring back to life again. Built in 1767 by the Green Davis family, the building later became an RIC barrack before being burned out by the IRA in 1920. It then had a new life as a sawmill, and later as a guesthouse. The history exhibition, designed by Samantha Agneessens for the opening, will take viewers on a journey from the past to the present, filled with stories, images and significant objects. For more information email

US Navy on Bere Island Commemoration
Date/Time: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017
A Commemoration of the US Navy on Bere Island
Location: Bere Island, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Bere Island, Cork's most inhabited island, is steeped in heritage, particularly from a military perspective. On the weekend of July 1st and 2nd 2017 a wonderful commemorative weekend will take place featuring talks, music, song and guided walks. All are welcome to attend and for more information visit

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It is hoped that this update has been of interest and all the very best for now,

Le meas,


Conor Nelligan
Heritage Officer 

Friday, 23 June 2017

Watering Tomato Plants From GIY Ireland


At this stage of their development, it’s vital to make sure your tomato plants are getting enough water.  Because they are a deep-rooting plant, it’s not effective to spray water at the soil (or worse, at the plant itself, which would encourage blight).  The key is to get water right down to the roots.
I find that the best way to do this is by sinking a container in to the soil beside the plant and water in to that.  I use upturned 2l milk cartons with the bottoms cut off them and the spout facing down.  Watering becomes a job of simply filling the container, confident in the knowledge that the plant is getting 2l of water where it needs it most. 
Watering ‘at depth’ like this also means the plant is less vulnerable to drying out in very warm polytunnel days, because the water won’t evaporate as easily as it would from the surface of the soil.

I water the tomato plants in the tunnel this way every other day – as a rough guide you want to give the plants about 10l of water per week. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

More Pics From Cork School Garden Awards on June 19th 2017

Slideshow of Cork School Garden Book Exhibit at Cork County Library

Bereavement Workshop for parents who have experienced the death of their only child or children.


I hope this email finds you well and enjoying this fine weather.

On behalf of Anam Cara I wanted to let you know about a Bereavement Workshop we are facilitating with Peter Hanlon for parents who have experienced the death of their only child or children.

This is taking place on Saturday 8th July 2017 in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise Town. We have attached all the details and would be grateful if you could forward this to any families you are in contact with, it will give them the opportunity to meet with other families who have experienced this unimaginable loss of their only child or children.

We do need parents to RSVP and if the numbers attending are low, due to holidays ect,  we may postpone this event until September 2017.

If you need any other information, please just get in touch with me on any of the numbers below.

Yours sincerely
Sharon Vard

Anam Cara Parental and Sibling Bereavement Support
HCL House,
Second Avenue,
Cookstown Industrial Estate,
Dublin 24
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United Nations Youth Delegate programme 2017-18 Applications now open!

United Nations Youth Delegate programme 2017-18
Applications now open!

Dear colleagues,

The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are delighted to announce the call for applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2017 – 2018 which will see two young people aged 18-25 join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York in September/October 2017 and in early 2018.

Have what it takes to be Ireland's next UN Youth Ambassador?
Find out more and apply 
here before June 27th

Know someone who might be interested?
Please share this opportunity on 
twitter or facebook or share this email with someone you think should apply.

Kind regards,

Valerie Duffy
Development Education & UN Youth Delegate Programme Coordinator
National Youth Council of Ireland
3 Montague Street
Dublin 2
T: + 353 1 478 4122

Monday, 19 June 2017

St. Patricks Boys National School Skibbereen win Muintir na Tire Cork School Garden of the Year

Press Release

 St. Patricks Boys National School Skibbereen win Muintir na Tire Cork School Garden of the Year

St. Patricks Boys National School Skibereen have won the  Muintir na Tire Cork School Garden of the Year at the Cork School Garden Awards at Cork County Hall today
 School Garden of the Year. Winners  St. Patrick's Skibbereen Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council, Miriam Dillon Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey, Ian O Driscoll Rowan O Driscoll, Frankie Murphy Brian Granaghan and Alan Foley.

The green-fingered children, from all classes of the school, have helped create a sensory path and garden, a zen garden, a living tunnel leading to its own willow dome, and a series of raised vegetable beds, one for each class in the school, which features everything from sweetcorn to onions and potatoes.
Inside, their  Geodome over two hundred boys grow everything from bananas and tea plants to avocado, melons, tomatoes, and squash, as well as a selection of colourful but deadly carnivorous plants such as the Venus flytrap and pitcher plant.
The Geodome at  St. Patricks Boys National School Skibereen 

Staff and pupils have worked very hard on their garden. Each class has its own vegetable bed, on which the children and their teacher grow a selection of vegetables, berries, and even flowers.
Junior infants, for example cultivate sunflowers and strawberries, first-class pupils grow onions and shallots, while sixth-class pupils concentrate on potatoes. They have also planted an orchard and fruit bushes.

 The Bug Hotel at St. Patricks Boys National School Skibereen

The Sensory Path at St. Patricks Boys National School Skibereen

The Zen Garden at  St. Patricks Boys National School Skibereen

 Raised Beds at St. Patricks Boys National School Skibereen

Their garden has many other memorable elements other than food production, Biodiversity, Upcycling, Colour and Art fun and play as well as learning opportunities for each class.

The garden includes many features to encourage wildlife and biodiversity. The pupils are very mindful of the plight of all their tiny friends – especially the bees and they developed a ‘wild patch’ to help our tiny creatures. They have also developed a nature walk to encourage biodiversity.
Upcycling is also important here with composting and rainwater harvesting employed to great effect.  Colour is achieved by reusing everyday items as sculpture and art in the garden and the garden offers many opportunities for fun and play. There is also natural amphitheatre, which doubles as an outdoor classroom.
West Cork Schools did very well this year with Muinefliuch NS,  Rusheen NS, Scoil na Buachaillí Clonakilty, Timoleague NS, Scoil Abán Naofa Ballyvourney and Scoil Mhuire Schull all winning Special Awards
Others in West Cork who did well were Scoil Phadraig Naofa Bandon, Aghabullogue Scoil Mhaoi Iosa Knockavilla,  Scoil Mhuire Ballincollig, Ardfield NS Ballymoney NS,  Ballyheada NS,  Scoil Mhuire Rosscarbery,  Rath NS Baltimore and  Ballyheada NS
Top Gardens in South and East Cork included Scoil Clochair Mhuire Carrigtwohil, School Of the Divine Child Ballintemple, St Marys Special School Rochestown, St Columbus GNS Douglas and St John the Baptist NS Midleton. Other schools from South Cork included Cobh Mixed NS, Gaelscoil Ui Eigeartaig Cobh and  Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil Glanmire.
North Cork was also among the winners with,Banteer NS Gaelscoil Thomás Daibhis Mallow, CBS MitchelstownScoil  Ballyhooley NS, Conna NS all doing well  while the following schools also did well Vicarstown NS, Scoil Chroí Iosa Blarney, Coachford NS, Ballygiblin NS, Rathduff Ns
Mr Sean Holland Muintir na Tire said the standard was getting better each year making it very difficult for the judges. He thanked The Environment and Heritage sections of Cork County Council and our friends in Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey who give us great help at every stage of the competition.

The Results

Commended School Gardens 2017
Vicarstown NS
Glandore NS
Scoil Chroí Iosa Blarney
Scoil Mhuire Rosscarbery
Coachford NS
Ballycroneen NS
Cobh Mixed NS
Gaelscoil Ui Eigeartaig Cobh
Ballygiblin NS
Rathduff Ns
Ballyheada NS
Highly Commended School Gardens 2017
Scoil Phadraig Naofa Bandon
Aghabullogue NS
Ballyhooley NS
Scoil mhaoi Iosa Knockavilla Ns
Scoil Mhuire Ballincollig
Conna NS
Ballymoney NS
St Marys Special School Rochestown
Ardfield NS
Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil Glanmire
Rath NS
Kilcredan NS
Special Awards
Best Small Garden
Joint Winners
Gaelscoil ThomásDaibhis Mallow

CBS Mitchelstown
Best Biodiversity Garden
Muinefliuch NS
Most Innovative Garden
School of the Divine Child Ballintemple
Griffins Garden Centre
Best Bee Friendly Garden
Scoil Chlochair Mhuire, Carrigtwohill
Best Food Production Garden
Rusheen NS
Best Upcycling Garden
Scoil na Buachaillí  Clonakilty
Best Colour and Art Garden
Joint Winners
Timoleague NS

Scoil Aban Naofa Ballymaceera
Best Fun and Play Garden
Banteer NS
Most improved Garden
Scoil Mhuire Schull
Best New Garden
Joint Winners
St Columbas GNS Douglas

St John the Baptist NS Midleton
School Garden Of The Year

St. Patricks Boys National School Skibereen

Best Small Garden. Joint Award. GS Thomais Daighis, Mallow Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire,  Treasa Ni Choileáin, Mary Collins, Marc Breathnach and Padraig Baród O Gamhna

Best Small Garden. Joint Award. CBS Mitchelstown. Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Gavin Carey Teacher, Owen Kenneally, Kieran Browne,and Simon Whelan.

Most Innovative Garden Award. Divine Child, Ballintemple. Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council, Krzyztof Gygan, Mateusz Kaczmarek, Siobhán Browne, Shane Lynch and Mary O Hanlon Deputy Principal.

Griffins Garden Centre Bee Friendly Award. Scoil Clochar Mhuire Carrigtwohill. Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council, Miriam Dillon Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey, Marie Crowley Teacher, Andrea Solnar, Favour Pedro, Marrianne Crowley, Alex Kusz, Ella O Brien, Saoirse Quinlan, and Amelia Makowska.

Food Production Award. Rusheen NS. Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council, Miriam Dillon Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey ,Jessie Murphy, Liam Mc Sweeney and Michael O Riordan.

Best Upcycling award. Scoil na mBuachailli, Clonakilty Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council, Miriam Dillon Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey, Mario Qokaj, Oscar Kingston,and  Jessie Craig  

Best Colour and Art. Joint Winner Timoleague. Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council,  Mirim Dillon Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey, Emma, Tara and Sarah Jackson Hegarty 

Best Colour and Art. Joint Winner Baile Mhic Ira, Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council, Miriam Dillon Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey, Fíona De Róiste, Maire Ni Luasa, Ciara Ni Chriodain  and Siobhain Ni Luasa

Best Fun and Play Award Banteer.NS. Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council, Miriam Dillon Griffins Garden Centre, Saoirse Foley, Clíona Barrett, Bernie O Connor and Eileen Fitzgerald.

 Most Improved, Schull. Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council, Miriam Dillon Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey, Amy Lawson, Heidi Hogan and Ms. O Sullivan.

Best New Entry, Joint Winner. St. Columba's Douglas. Included in Photo are County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council, Miriam Dillon Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey, also included are pupils and Teacher Coleen Forsyth.

Best New Entry, Joint Winner. St. John the Baptist, Midleton. Included in Photo are Pupils and Teachers and  County Mayor Seamus McGrath Mary Stack Cork County Council  Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, Conor Nelligan Cork County Council, Miriam Dillon Griffins Garden Centre Dripsey,