With the theme “shared voices from small island nations,” the 2019 SeaFest and Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork, 7-9 of June, focused on the importance of protecting the world’s oceans from the impacts of climate change and ensuring a sustainable long-term future for the marine economy as a whole. “As a small island, IrelandRead more..
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Take a walk (or a drive) on the wild side. West Cork offers an abundance of wildlife, nature, and scenery. ℘℘℘ Is there a more intriguing place in Ireland than West Cork? On a recent trip, I was dazzled by the wild beauty of its rugged coastline. I loved its small towns and villages, eachRead more..
William Clay Ford, Jr. Ford executive chairman and Irish America Hall of Fame inductee, traveled to County Cork to pay tribute to the centenary of the first Ford plant in Ireland. ℘℘℘ William Clay Ford, Jr. the great-great grandson of Irish American automobile pioneer Henry Ford, unveiled a plaque and bench in Ballinascarthy, Ireland onRead more..
A new study conducted by scientists at University College Cork (UCC) shows that mice lacking bacteria in their gut displayed autistic behaviors such as repetitive grooming and disinterest in social interactions with other mice. Ted Dinan, psychiatry professor and a principal investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center at UCC has been studying gut bacteria andRead more..
With a record number of people trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest 50 years after it was first scaled, two Irish climbers, Cork man Mick Murphy and Ger McDonnell from Limerick reached the summit on May 23, six days before the anniversary of Sir Edmund Hilary’s first ascent. The two Irish climbers overcameRead more..
Madonna is developing a movie about an Irish town where locals become sex-crazed after smelling fumes from a Pfizer factory producing Viagra. The script, tentatively titled “Something in the Air,” is based on Ringaskiddy, County Cork, where Pfizer created the blue anti-impotence pill, and is written by David McGrath and John O’Driscoll, both of whomRead more..
The 49th annual Cork International Choral Festival kicks off May 1 with some 5,000 participants from all over the world expected to flock to Cork. Choirs participating will come not only from Cork and across Ireland, but also from Russia, Switzerland, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Norway, and Wales. A highly anticipated competition forRead more..
With the tragedy of September 11 there were smaller cultural casualties too. Set to launch the dynamic mixed media works in a show entitled “re:Sources/in:Sights” at Axel-Rabin gallery on September 12, artist James Kieran McGonnell was unable to open. Fortunately, none of the paintings in the downtown Gallery were damaged, and the Cork-born artist, whoRead more..