Sharing Titanic fun in Cork
Belfast artists are participating in a joint project with unemployed young men from Mahon, Co. Cork to create a mural inspired by the Titanic centenary as part of Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival.The Cork festival, which runs from Monday 26 March to Sunday 1 April, is twinned with Féile an Phobail in Belfast and Mayor Councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile has helped launch the event with Cork’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Terry Shannon.Investigate – Participate- Celebrate is the festival’s motto and it offers hundreds of free events to demonstrate the many opportunities for learning available throughout Cork City and nearby.Mayor of Belfast Councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile said: “It is exciting to be part of Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival, especially because of its links with Féile an Phobail in Belfast. Both of them are community driven and are aimed at providing cultural and educational experiences that take the recipients out of their comfort zones into somewhere new.“It is great to see the all Ireland collaboration that benefits all of us on this island. I am delighted to be here for the launch event and look forward to the festival’s ongoing success and contact with Belfast.“The festival’s motto : Investigate-Participate-Celebrate says it all really – we need to be open to new experiences and the opportunities they present not just in our individual lives but for our cities.“Both our cities have a wealth of talent still to be discovered. 2012 is an exciting year for Belfast and the reason is that we are continually seeking to learn from others and work in partnership with those in and outside the city to improve the prospects for our people. It is great that Cork shares the same attitude.”The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Shannon said he was delighted to be joined by Councillor Ó Donnghaile for this historic event.“His visit celebrates the twinning of our festivals – Féile an Phobail in Belfast with our Lifelong Learning Festival.“The relationship being developed between the two festivals is a great example of cross-border collaboration. Both festivals identify ways in which they can work together to learn something of each other’s culture.”
2nd of February 2013
24th of February 2013
Come and see the wonderful show of snowdrops on display. After a self guided walk through the blankets that cover the estate, enjoy warm refreshments in the Courtyard Coffee Shop. Buy your very own snowdrop plants in our shop, or pick up some essential reads in the second hand bookshop. Read More.