Upcoming Events

Introduction to Growing Your Own Cut Flowers with Sarah Evans of The Secret Garden

29/03/2017 — 10:00 am - 2:00 pm — Cork Photo Gallery — Cork City

Workshop: Half day Introduction to Growing Your Own Cut Flowers with Sarah Evans of The Secret Garden.
Date: Wednesday 29th March
Time: 10 – 2pm
Venue: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park.
Cost: €45
Suitable for ages 16+.
Includes handout and all materials.

Do you love the idea of growing your own cut flowers and don’t know where to start?

Whether it’s for a wedding, or just a fresh vase of flowers on the kitchen table each week, we can all grow beautiful blooms. Home-grown seasonal flowers not only have a natural beauty, but you will be able to grow flowers not readily available in the shops, with the added bonus that they will not have travelled for thousands of miles. This half day workshop will arm you with enough practical know how to get you started for the season.

We’ll cover everything from choosing which varieties to grow, sowing from seed, planting, soil, feed, pest management, staking, cutting and conditioning. More importantly, this will all be organically so the bees and butterflies can enjoy the flowers too. You’ll also get a bit of hands on experience with sowing a few seeds of your own to take home and nurture. The cost includes a handout and all materials.


“A very lovely and unique experience. A super enjoyable day and so informative. Learnt loads and picked up lots of tips. A million thanks.”

“Sarah, your warm and encouraging open manner made the day a huge delight”

Sarah Evans

Sarah was the manager of award-winning garden centre, The Secret Garden in North Cork from 2002 until 2016, when she then decided to focus all her attention on her passion – the growing and arranging of flowers. A wedding florist since 2010, Sarah was frustrated by the lack of seasonal and Irish-grown flowers so year after year increased the volume and diversity of her own home-grown seasonal cut flowers, experimenting with different varieties of flowers and herbs, all for cutting. As an organic gardener, she shares her vegetable patch with all kinds of wildlife (not all of it welcome!) and takes pride in being able to offer chemical free beautiful blooms that she, her customers and wildlife can all enjoy.


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Photographic project development workshop

01/04/2017 — 10:00 am - 5:00 pm — Cork Photo Gallery — Cork City

Photographic Project development
April 1st

Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park
Cost: €60
Booking: corkphoto.com
Suitable for ages 18+

This workshop offers participants the chance to get feedback and develop their photography projects through a hands-on, one day workshop.

Aimed at photographers who have begun making work or who are looking to prepare projects for exhibition and publication, this workshop will assist with project development, editing, exhibition planning and finding opportunities to exhibit/publish work.

Photographers Eoin O’Conaill, Paul Gaffney and Dara McGrath will work with participants throughout the day, offering advice and tips on how to progress projects and realise works.

Beginning with a series of individual feedback sessions, there will then be a number of presentations looking at self-publishing, exhibition planning and at different ways to produce and promote work.

Participants should email a sample of their work or send on a link to their website so that tailored advice and feedback can be given during the session.

Dara McGrath

Dara is a photographic artist based in Cork City Ireland. His photo works look at transitional spaces, in-between places where architecture, landscape and the built environment intersect, where a dialogue – of absence rather than presence – is created.

Recent exhibitions include Espace Lhomond Paris Photo, New Irish Works II, Landeskrone, PhotoHof Salzburg, Gallery of Photography Dublin, Photo Biennale Thessalonika, Centre Des Beaux Arts Brussels, Voies-Off Arles, Venice Biennale of Architecture and the forthcoming Format Photo festival
He is a winner of an AIB Artsprize, a Solas Award and was recently nominated for the Prize Pictet 2016. He was recently the winner of the inaugural Roscommon Arts Centre Photography award 2017 (selected by Martin Parr).


Eoin O’Conaill

Eoin is a lecturer, artist and photographer living in Cork. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and he has been nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Photo Award, Prix Pictet and he was the recipient of the Gallery of Photography Artist Award in 2009.

He has also contributed to magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, Financial Times, Le Monde along with many other news and commercial clients. Eoin lectures in photography at Griffith College Cork and holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster.


Paul Gaffney

Paul holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster in Belfast, and a Diploma in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport. He was recently selected for the Arts Council’s ‘Next Generation Bursary Award’ 2016-17. For the past number of years, his research and practice have been focused on investigating different ways of experiencing and representing landscape.

His acclaimed book, We Make the Path by Walking, was nominated for the Photobook Award 2013 at the 5th International Photobook Festival Kassel, shortlisted for the European Publishers Award for Photography 2013, and selected for several ‘Best Photobooks of The Year’ lists. His second book Stray was nominated for the MACK First Book Award 2015, and the Photobook Award 2016 at the 8th International Photobook Festival Kassel. His most recent book Perigee will be published later this year.

Gaffney’s work has been presented as solo exhibitions at the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel (Luxembourg), Flowers Gallery (London), Gallery of Photography (Dublin), Belfast Exposed Gallery, Ffotogallery (Cardiff), Oliver Sears Gallery (Dublin) and in group shows and festivals in the US, UK, South Africa, Ireland, Italy and China. His work has also been published internationally in print and online periodicals including Harvard Design Review, Creative Review, The New Yorker, European Photography, DU Magazine, Katalog, PaperJam, Source, Photomonitor and Landscape Stories.


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Mosaic making workshop

08/04/2017 - 09/04/2017 — 9:30 am - 5:30 pm — Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre — Kinsale

Weekend Mosaic workshop with Sunny Wieler AKA Stone Art, in the picturesque seaside location of Kinsale, Co. Cork
Open to all levels of experience.
Learn a new skill and create a piece of art for your home or garden in the process.
If you have a larger project in mind, and need help getting started, this workshop is a great way to get you started on the right foot.

Workshop includes all materials needed. Teas & Coffees included. Bring a packed lunch.
What does the workshop involve?
Workshop will involve:

  • Introduction to mosaicing materials and tools.
  • Introduction to the design process.
  • Looking at different mosaicing processes.
  • Coming up with a design for your project.
  • Creating your masterpiece.
  • Introduction to grouts and grouting.
  • Grouting and finishing your work of art to take home with you.

The studio sits on the edge of Kinsale town, a touristic gem of west Cork. Bring a packed lunch or head into the town for a bite. Plenty of accommodation available in Kinsale town and surrounding area as well as Cork City itself. A public bus service operates between Cork and Kinsale if traveling without a car.

Weekend workshop cost €180. Discounts available for group bookings. See above for details. Limited spaces available. Booking essential. Full details and booking via the link here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/april-mosaic-weekend-workshop-kinsale-co-cork-tickets-31635219794

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Spring Flower Arranging Workshop with Hanna Heubach of Hanako Floral Studio.

11/04/2017 — 10:30 am - 4:30 pm — Cork Photo Gallery — Cork City

Spring Flower Arranging Workshop
Tuesday 11th April 2017

Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: €150
Venue: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park.
Booking: corkphoto.com
Suitable for ages 18+.

For this Spring flower arranging workshop, we will be creating centerpieces and hand-tied bouquets using early spring blooms and foraged materials. This variation on one of Hanako Floral Studio’s most popular workshops is perfect those who want to learn how to create floral arrangements using seasonal flowers and foliage.

It is requested that participants bring, if possible, a pair of sharp secateurs or a knife, as well as a decorative bowl or urn to create their centerpiece in. Participants will be able to bring their creations home.

Hanna Heubach

Hanna of Hanako Floral Studio is a flower farmer and wedding florist. She specializes in romantic, painterly arrangements that utilize flowers and foliage grown on the Hanako flower farm in West Cork as well as foraged materials from the surrounding countryside.

Hanna’s designs have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Oncewed, and Stylemepretty, among others. To see her work, and to learn more about the flower farm and studio, please visit her website at www.hanako.ie or her instagram at instagram.com/hanako.flowerchild



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Cork Vegfest 2017

13/05/2017 — 10:00 am - 7:00 pm — Cork Vegfest — Cork

Cork Vegfest is a celebration of vegan food and culture, lifestyle talks, music, demos, cruelty-free products, exhibitors, info stalls, non-profits, film and lots more! You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy Cork Vegfest. Come to hang out, eat great food, try ethical products, learn about plant based health benefits or enjoy a talk among a super friendly gathering…

Cork Vegfest has a line up of expert international speakers:

  • Patrik Baboumian – strength athlete and one of the most vocal advocates for a plant based nutrition who has gathered numerous titles and international records
  • Fiona Oakes – ultra athlete and 3 times World record holder. The fastest woman to run a marathon on all 7 Continents Plus the North Pole
  •  Dr Ailis Brosnan – Your Healthy Living Coach – expert in health sciences, diet and nutrition
  • Vegan Mammy – Blogger at Vegan Mammy, listed as a top ten vegan instagrammer 2016 by Metro.UK
  • Glauce Lucas – All About Vegan Food – Editor at All About Vegan Food, connecting thousands of people through vegan food shares and vegan parenting support


Tickets @ €8 via Eventbrite  – fee includes access to all talks, demo’s, screenings etc.

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2017 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon

04/06/2017 — All Day — On Street — Cork

Swap your Sunday drive for a run, walk or jog as the 2017 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon launched with a new race date of Sunday 4th June announced. After a decade of participants marking the end of their June Bank Holiday weekend crossing the finish line of the Cork City Marathon, organisers have answered the requests from past and potential participants to move this iconic race to Sunday. Over the years, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon has become more than a marathon, recognised for its inclusivity. It’s for runners, walkers, wheelchair athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and supporters. It is for those looking for a way to get fit, to set a new personal best, a way to raise money for a local charity or a fun day out with family and friends. Entries are now open for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, Inter-Services Championships and Youth Challenge. Register now or find out more information on the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon 2017 online at www.corkcitymarathon.ie. For helpful training tips or to share your Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon journey follow them on Facebook and Instagramcorkcitymarathon or on Twitter @TheCorkMarathon #MoreThanAMarathon

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Sovereigns' Cup Kinsale 2017

21/06/2017 — 11:00 am - 6:00 pm — Kinsale Yacht Club — Kinsale

Entries now Live for Sovereign’s Cup

Kinsale Yacht Club 21st-24th June 2017

Entries for Sovereigns’ Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club from 21st-24th June 2017 are invited on www.sovereignscup.com. This is the 12th Sovereign’s Cup and organisers Kinsale Yacht Club are looking forward to welcoming over 100 boats to Kinsale.

“We are looking forward to welcoming many fleets to Kinsale in June, to enjoy both great racing and the hospitality Kinsale offers as well,” said Kevin Murray, Sovereign’s Cup Regatta Director. There will be a separate trophy for the white sail class and a new coastal fleet this year. We are also looking forward to hosting the 1720 Sportsboat European Championships during the regatta,” he added.

The Sovereigns’ Cup trophy is a revival of a centuries-old tradition when the ‘Sovereign of Kinsale’ presented a trophy for the fastest sailing craft of the time. However, the modern-era regatta is named after the large rocks that overlook the racing area offshore and has been held biennially since 1995.

Many of the Ireland’s best racing crews will be competing for the Sovereigns’ Cup under the international IRC handicap system. The Portcullis Trophy will be awarded to competitors under the ECHO handicap system.

Cork County Council as sponsor, is taking the opportunity to promote Kinsale as a tourist venue and the start/finish point for the much acclaimed Wild Atlantic Way, as many cruising boats are likely to stay in the West Cork area after the regatta. Also Dubarry of Ireland are involved as clothing sponsors.

As the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Nationals take place from 9th-11th June 2017 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, both Kinsale and RCYC are working together to encourage sailors from the UK and all over Ireland to compete in both events in Cork in June 2017 by organising marina berths for holding boats and arranging delivery crews between RCYC and KYC.



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