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Redhead Display in Cork Airport

Next month travellers at Cork Airport will see a unique exhibition: a selection of portraits taken at the Irish Redhead Convention. Cork based fashion photographer, Jorg Koster developed an interest in redheaded subjects five years ago after shooting Irish clothing products for German catalogues. But he had a problem in taking portraits: red hair is…

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Cork Has The Best Street in Ireland And The UK According To British Academics

For the first time ever an Irish Street has won the prestigious title of Best Street in Ireland And UK. The title, awarded by the Academy Of Urbanism, was given overwhelmingly to Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork. Oliver Plunkett Street is celebrating its 300th year and was awarded the title based on 7 criteria including…

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Did You Know Cork Was Once Like Venice? These Are The Last Signs From That Time

Many people know that the centre of Cork is built on an island. But did you know that it was once many islands? And had a canal-based transport system? Until the late 18th century the centre of Cork was marshy and the land was directed by the river. Through that time the channels were used…

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Small Stairs At Cork Airport Causes Flight Diversion To Dublin

A flight bound for Cork had to Divert to Dublin when it was discovered that there were no stairs high enough to allow passengers disembark. The adventure started when a flight from Cork was delayed leaving. When it finally made its destination the crew had been flying for longer than regulations allow and could not…

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Is This Cork Man Decent Or What?

One Cork man travelled to Dubai for business. What he did there helped make the day of a hard-working Indian taxi driver. Liam Murphy from Blarney in Co. Cork works with EMC. He was travelling alone to Dubai for a few days for work. While there he decided to visit Ferrari World theme park in…

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The 2015 Redhead Convention Takes Place Next Weekend.

Are you a redhead? It’s not too late to join in the annual redhead convention which is taking place in Crosshaven, Co. Cork next weekend. The convention which was founded by Joleen Cronin and her brother Denis five years ago started as a joke in the siblings family pub and succeeded to becoming a gathering…

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Bell Ringer Wanted for 17th Century Shandon Church In Cork

Ringing the Shandon Bells is one of the most popular tourist activities in Cork. Now the opportunity to do it as a job is open! Shandon Bells, St Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Tower Manager to manage and promote this iconic tourist attraction in the heart of Cork City….

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Watch As A Pilots Skill Prevents Disaster At Cork Airport.

An Aer Lingus commuter plane had a close call when battling strong crosswinds at Cork Airport. This video shows the battle the pilot had to land safely. The plane was buffeted by sidewinds as it approached the runway. As you can see in the video it was just metres above the ground when a strong…

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Watch This Unique Flyover of Cork As You’ve Never Seen It Before.

We’ve seen drone videos of Ireland for a while now. They allow us to see the stunning scenery we often take for granted in Ireland. But here’s a unique view – a sketch tour of Cork from the air. The sketch gives a unique perspective and allows you to notice little things that might usually…

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These Men SWAM From Dublin To Cork – And They’re Not Finished Yet!

Find a couple of laps challenging? Then consider these two men who just spent a month swimming from Dublin to Cork – and intend going all around the island. David Burns and Maghnus Collins, are seasoned adventurers (or lunatics as they might otherwise be known), having already kayaked the longest distance on the Yangtze River…

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