Tag Archives: Cork

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‘Singers Corner’ Washington Street and Grand Parade, Cork

Gregory Higgins writes:

The people of Cork have had something very special to look at over the last number of weeks thanks to Johnny Bugler of Cork Printmakers [and artists Conall Cary, Fiona Kelly, Dominic Fee and Cathal Duane]. They have transformed Singers Corner [Johnny drew his inspiration from the old black sewing machines Singer’s Sewing Shop once sold below] and this very cool video (above) shows the transformation….

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Cork’s much-missed live venue The Pav.

Saved.

By nearby concert venue Coughlan’s Live

They say:

We are so delighted to be one of the first to let ye know, the Pav will be re-opening it’s doors in March! This is a huge privilege for us and we promise to do our very best to bring the best of local, national and international live acts to one of the most respected and loved music venues in the country. Many of us have incredible and fond memories of The Pav, so together let’s create some more!! We will be taking bookings from Jan 1st, full details to follow in the coming week. Exciting times ahead!

G’wan the langers.

Coughlan’s Live

Welcome back the Pav (Cork Independent)

Previously: Pav Closed

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The River Lee in Cork above the Jack Lynch tunnel

Eoin English, in today’s Irish Examiner, reports:

Toll fears have emerged again following confirmation last night that the Jack Lynch Tunnel in Cork is to be ‘privatised’ within months in a deal believed to be worth up to €12m.

The management of the tunnel, which has been maintained by the city council since it opened to traffic in 1999, will be outsourced to Egis Road and Tunnel Operation Ireland (ERTO), the company which manages Dublin’s tolled Port Tunnel.

Running of Jack Lynch Tunnel to be outsourced (Irish Examiner)

Pic: Flying In Ireland

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Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath

“[Fianna Fáil finance spokesman, Michael] McGrath said the number of Civil Ejectment Bills or repossession cases coming before Cork Circuit Court had increased dramatically since the beginning of last year.”

“He said that in the first six months of 2013 there were 44 repossession bills, which rose to 246 in the second half of the year and in the first six months of this year that had grown to 335 civil ejectment bills.”

There you go now.

Dáil told of surge in home repossession cases before courts (Irish Times)

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A clip of the forthcoming short ‘Rockmount’ which will be shown at the Cork Film Festival.

Rockmount tells the story of an 11 year-old Roy Keane and his schoolboy football days with the team of the same name.

It’s already won at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Directed by Dave Tynan, who you may know from Just Saying.

Contains NSFW language (what did you expect like?)

Previously: The Leaving

Just Selling

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An oft repeated quote attributed to Jimi Hendrix, with unfortunately no verifiable evidence.

On the site of what was formerly Sir Henry’s, South Main Street, Cork.

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Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Daniel Mulhall marked the 40th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s Irish Tour ’74 at an event at the embassy in London last night.

In related news, Crowley’s Music Store which closed last year and where Rory bought his iconic Fender Stratocaster (above) has reopened as Crowley’s Musician Centre in the Oliver Plunkett Bar, Cork.

Ferrero play though, in fairness.

Previously: A Blue Day For The Blues

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fender

A Million Miles Away