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2018

hlama Feadh an tSaoil Chorca Féile Fog í

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Monday March 19th to Sunday March 25th www.corklearningcity.ie • Tel 021 492 4527


2018 Monday March 19th to Sunday March 25t www.corklearningcity.ie • Tel 021 492 4527

Welcome to the 15th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival has developed from a very small two-day event in the city to an internationally recognised festival of learning where other cities across the world have seen its value and organised similar festivals. Thanks to all who organise free events and open their doors to the public to showcase the best on offer, not just for the week, but throughout the year. Learning takes place in many formats and Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival is a prime example. Its motto is to Investigate, Participate and Celebrate learning. I encourage

you to browse through the programme and plan your week around the many events in libraries, colleges, community development centres, and many indoor and outdoor venues. I had the honour to welcome delegates from across the world last September for the 3rd UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities, a unique event for the city where previous conferences were in the cities of Beijing (2013) and Mexico City (2015). Cork was also the first Irish city to receive the inaugural UNESCO Learning City Award in 2015 as a result of the

Lifelong Learning Festival and other initiatives it has inspired. On behalf of the people of Cork I wish to formally acknowledge the contribution made by the event organisers, generous sponsors and the immense voluntary effort of all involved.

Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald. Lord Mayor of Cork, Festival Patron

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Fáilte go dtí an 15ú Féile Foghlama feadh an tSaoil Chorcaí D’fhorbair Féile Foghlama feadh an tSaoil Chorcaí ó imeacht an-bheag dha lá sa chathair go dtí féile foghlama aitheanta go hidirnáisiúnta, áit ar chonaic cathracha eile ar fud na cruinne a luach agus d’eagraigh siad féilte den chineál céanna. Mo bhuíochas do gach duine a eagraíonn imeachtaí saor in aisce agus a osclaíonn a gcuid doirse don phobal chun an chuid is fearr atá le tairiscint a thaispeáint, ní h-amháin don tseachtain, ach i gcaitheamh na bliana. Bíonn an fhoghlaim ar siúl i go leor formáidí agus is sampla ríthábhachtach é Féile Foghlama feadh an tSaoil Chorcaí. Is é a mana ná Imscrúdú, Glac Páirt

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agus Ceiliúraidh.Molaim díbh brabhsáil tríd an chlár agus do sheachtain a phleanáil ar fud na n-imeachtaí sna leabharlannaí, coláistí, ionaid forbartha pobail, agus go leor ionaid laistigh agus lasmuigh. Bhí an onóir agam fáilte a chur roimh thoscairí ó ar fud an domhain i mí Mheán Fómhair seo caite le haghaidh an 3ú Comhdháil Idirnáisiúnta UNESCO ar Chathracha Foghlama, ócáid uathúil don chathair ina raibh comhdhálacha roimhe seo i gcathracha na mBéising (2013) agus i gCathair Mheicsiceo (2015). Ba í Corcaigh an chéad chathair Éireannaigh chun Duais Chathair Foghlama UNESCO a fháil i 2015 mar thoradh ar an

Fhéile Foghlama feadh an tSaoil agus ar thionscnaimh eile a spreag sé. Ar son mhuintir Chorcaí, is mian liom aitheantas a thabhairt go foirmiúil ar an méid a rinne eagraithe na hócáide, urraitheoirí flaithiúla agus an iarracht ollmhór deonach a bhí i gceist.

An Clr. Antóin Mac Gearailt Ardmhéara Chorcaí, Pátrún na Féile


A Chairde, It is with great pride that I welcome you to the 15th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, on behalf of Cork ETB, with Cork City Council, and our partners: CIT, UCC, the HSE, NAPD and all our Festival friends, supporters and funders. Since its beginnings in 2004 Cork ETB has been proud to be part of the development of this festival of learning that has come to be recognised by UNESCO as an example of best practice worldwide. The festival in many ways represents Cork Learning City in action, and was selected to feature in the Cork keynote address during the UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities, hosted in the city in September 2017. During the year the Festival was also selected by UNESCO as a best practice model of Celebration of learning. To have a short film on our Festival featured on the UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning website as a tutorial for other cities is an immense source of pride for all involved. The conference was also the occasion when the publication on organising a Lifelong Learning Festival written by Tina Neylon, was launched and distributed to cities worldwide. As we have come to realise, it is the inclusive aspect of the Festival that has marked it out as an example for other cities, and this is due to the efforts of all who have made the Festival what it is. Well done. 2018 marks a new change as we welcome Siubhán McCarthy on board as co-ordinator. The role of the co-ordinator has been key to the successfull developments to date and Tina Neylon deserves great credit for her contribution. Siubhán brings her own extensive experience to the festival, continuing the good work done previously and building and growing it for the future. In support of this work the ongoing commitment and support of all the people who make the festival happen, including the committee and its dedicated chair Willie McAuliffe, deserves to be acknowledged again this year. Le gach dea ghuí. Comhghairdeachas arís gach duine,

Ted Owens Chief Executive, Cork Education and Training Board

A chairde, Is mór an mórtas dom é fáilte a chur romhaibh chuig an 15ú Féile Foghlama ar feadh an tSaoil Chorcaí, thar ceann ETB Chorcaí, Chomhairle Cathrach Chorcaí, agus ár gcomhpháirtithe: CIT, UCC, HSE, NAPD agus cairde, lucht tacaíochta agus maoinitheoirí na Féile seo againne. Ó bunaíodh é in 2004 tá ETB Chorcaí bródúil as a bheith mar chuid d’fhorbairt na féile foghlama seo a bhfuil aitheantas UNESCO aici mar eiseamláir den dea-chleachtas ar fud an domhain. Is léiriú í an fhéile ar go leor bealaí ar Chathair Foghlama Chorcaí i mbun gnímh, agus luadh an Fhéile sa phríomhaitheasc a tugadh le linn Chomhdháil Idirnáisiúnta UNESCO um Chathracha Foghlama, a reáchtáladh sa chathair i mí Mheán Fómhair 2017. Roghnaigh UNESCO an Fhéile i rith na bliana chomh maith mar eiseamláir dea-chleachtais um Cheiliúradh na foghlama. Is mór an chúis bhróid do gach duine a bhfuil baint acu leis an bhFéile go bhfuil gearrscannán faoin bhFéile le feiceáil ar shuíomh idirlín Institiúid UNESCO um an Fhoghlaim ar feadh an tSaoil, mar eiseamláir do chathracha eile. Ba ag an gcomhdháil freisin a rinneadh foilseachán um eagrú Lifelong Learning Festival a scríobh Tina Neylon a sheoladh agus a scaipeadh ar chathracha ar fud an domhain. De réir mar a fuaireamar amach, is é gné uilechuimsitheach na Féile a idirdhealaíonn í mar eiseamláir do chathracha eile, agus is amhlaidh atá a bhuí le hiarrachtaí gach duine a rinne cion ar son na Féile. Nár laga Dia sibh! Tá athrú ar chúrsaí do 2018 agus Siubhán McCarthy ar bord linn mar chomhordaitheoir. Bhí ról an chomhordaitheora ríthábhachtach do na forbairtí rathúla a rinneadh go dtí seo agus tá creidiúint mhór tuillte ag Tina Neylon as an méid a rinne sí. Tá taithí nach beag ag Siubhán a rachaidh chun sochair go mór don fhéile, rud a chuirfidh leis den dea-obair a rinneadh go dtí seo agus chinnteoidh go dtiocfaidh forbairt ar an bhféile san am atá romhainn amach. Ní mór aitheantas a thabhairt don chion oibre a rinne gach duine a bhfuil baint acu leis an bhféile, ina measc an coiste agus a chathaoirleach díograiseach Willie McAuliffe, agus iad ag tacú leis an obair. Comhghairdeas arís le gach éinne. Le gach dea-ghuí, Ted Owens An Príomhfheidhmeannach, Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna (ETB) Chorcaí

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Thursday March 22nd 9.30am – 12.30 Triskel Christchurch

FREE SEMINAR EVENT UNESCO CORK CALL TO ACTION – the next steps Global Goals - Local Actions was the theme of the UNESCO 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities proudly hosted by Cork city in September 2017. Over 500 delegates were involved two days of discussions followed by a day when Cork Learning City came to life, showcasing to our visitors the best of what our city has to offer in learning of all kinds, formal, non-formal and informal. This Seminar considers the key outcome of these discussions: the UNESCO Cork Call to Action for Learning Cities, adopted at the Conference closing ceremony. In this document UNESCO calls on cities worldwide to implement to develop their city as: i. Green and Healthy ii. Equitable and Inclusive iii. Supporting decent work and Entrepreneurship Now we consider how we respond.

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Cork City Council has now formally adopted this policy and as Lead Partner in Cork Learning City seeks to explore one of these themes as they apply to Cork: Developing Equitable and Inclusive Learning and living environments. As part of a growing partnership with Limerick who were Awarded with a UNESCO Learning City Award in 2017, we are organising two Seminars during our Lifelong Learning Festivals on this theme. Come and hear Cork and Limerick speakers, joined by guests from other Learning Cities including: • Bristol; • Belfast, With an input from • UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning. Teas/Coffees on arrival. Light lunch after event. Please note you must register your interest in attending by Friday March 16th by emailing: info@corklearningcity.ie

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JOIN IN! The festival promotes and celebrates learning in all its forms and encourages take up amongst all age groups, particularly those who may not usually participate in learning.

GLAC PÁIRT! Déannann an Fhéile seo foghlaim i ngach cruth a chothú agus a cheiliúradh agus spreagann sé rannpháirtíocht i ngach aoisghrúpa, go mór mhór iad san nach nglacann páirt go h-iondúil i ndeiseanna foghlaime.

Get connected Follow the festival on Twitter or Facebook and be sure to tag us in your posts if you are hosting or visiting any of our 100’s of festival events. Keep an eye on our social media for all the latest updates, in the run up to, and during festival week

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Twitter.com/learning_fest Facebook.com/corklifelongfestival Contact numbers and emails appear for each event should booking be recommended. These contact details are also a valuable resource outside of the festival week as they allow you to enquire about learning opportunities all year round!

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Ne ghbOurhood LEARNING NEIGHBOURHOODS Learning Neighbourhoods celebrates inclusive learning opportunities and creates new ones for communities throughout Cork. The programme involves a number of activities including: • Raising awareness of opportunities for learning, • Developing new initiatives, • Supporting promotional activities, • Offering support and guidance to apply for funding to sustain activities of the learning neighbourhood. Learning Neighbourhoods began in Cork in 2015-2016, with two neighbourhoods, Ballyphehane and Knocknaheeny taking part and Togher and Mayfield both joined the programme in 2016-2017.

Learning Neighbourhood Principles:

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• Co-create • Consult and involve • Celebrate what is good • Communicate and connect • Develop the sustainability of initiatives • Develop a bottom up approach • Promote ‘new’ as well as support existing activities • Promote equality and inclusion All the neighbourhoods have active community and education organisations or networks that are open to developing further learning opportunities. Each area fosters community spirit, which is key to the success of Corks Learning Neighbourhoods. Learning Neighbourhoods is supported by a steering group comprised of staff from Cork ETB, Cork City Council, CIT, the Centre for Adult Continuing Education in UCC, representatives from the neighbourhood coordinating groups and co-ordinator, Jennifer Walsh. For further information and details of all the great activities and events that have taken place, please check Learning Neighbourhoods Facebook page or email learningneighbourhoods@ucc.ie

www.corklearningcity.ie

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10am to 12.30pm Wednesday March 21st

SMASHING TIMES : DID YOUR GRANNY HAVE A HAMMER? Celebrating a centenary of women and their achievements. Togher Ballyphehane Community Education Network The Garden Theatre, Lower Friars Walk, Ballyphehane Join us this Lifelong Learning Festival for a celebration of the women who were activists and educators, crafts women and carers, politicians and sportswomen! The last 100 years were Smashing Times – did your granny have a hammer? Maybe her contribution was through a book or a pen, maybe it was a crochet hook or the hen money she put aside. There are multiple ways in which women have contributed to change and improving life-chances for everyone! Our MC for Smashing Times will be Lillian Smith; Broadcaster with RTE Radio 1 Togher Ballyphehane Community Education Network marks Votáil 100 and the hundreds of women who have contributed to our communities, our city and our nation. A little girl was born in Cork 140 years ago, she was part of the nationalist revolutionary politics that helped found our state and she also worked for freedom for women. In 1912 she would break a window in Dublin Castle as part of the Suffrage campaign – Hannah Sheehy Skeffington is one of the many women we will celebrate during this Centenary Year event! Roadside parking is available and refreshments will be provided. We welcome everyone but groups of more than ten need to book.

T: Siobhán 021-4319085 E: siobhan@btcdp.ie Taking part are : Togher Family Centre Pre-School, An Cliabhán Early Years learners, Ballyphehane Day Care, Gaeilscoil an Teaglaigh Naofa , QDS Cope Foundation, Maria Assumpta NS , Ballyphehane Togher Arts & Crafts Initiative, Morning Star National School , Togher Girls National School , Presentation Secondary School – Ballyphehane, Ballyphehane Togher CDP, Greenmount National School, Read Write Now Adult Literacy, Tory Top Library

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north - south

CORK LIFELONG LEARNING FESTIVAL & FEILE AN PHOBAIL The Cork Lifelong Learning Festival has strong links with Féile an Phobail in West Belfast – the largest community festival on these islands. The relationship grew out of a wish that people from different communities at either end of the island of Ireland learn a little about each other, and how better to do that than by working on projects together.

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The partnership between the two festivals built up gradually, much as the festivals themselves have grown. It started after a three-year Co-operation Ireland project which brought together Mayfield Arts Centre with Southcity in Belfast, culminating with the unveiling of a mural the groups painted during the 2008 festival. The following year that mural was used as a backdrop for an event in Triskel Arts Centre, where Danny Morrison, then Chair of Féile an Phobail & Declan Hassett, formerly Arts Editor at the Irish Examiner, read from their writings.

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In 2010 the partnership between the two festivals was formally announced. The following year the President of Ireland Mary McAleese welcomed that relationship as she officially opened the Cork festival. In 2012 the Lord Mayor of Belfast jointly launched the festival with the Lord Mayor of Cork. Over the years a number of exchanges & projects have taken place – including mural painting by Mahon Community Development Project’s Men’s Art Group under instruction from Belfast mural artists, with the Cork ‘Mural Men’ invited to create a mural off the Falls Road during Féile an Phobail.


On Horgan’s Quay in Cork you can see a mural painted by young unemployed men from Belfast working with their counterparts from Mahon, marking the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic. Other murals can be seen along the Blackrock Walkway and in the car park next to the CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. Each year young people from nationalist and loyalist areas in Belfast and Lisburn visit Cork to learn how to build currachs & row the traditional boats with Meitheal Mara. They return with their boats to take part in the Youth Race during the annual Ocean to City Race – which they have even won. Among those from Cork who have taken part in Féile an Phobail are writers Conal Creedon and Gerry Murphy, hurler Donal Og Cusack, Ted Owens of Cork ETB, William Hammond of the Cork Folk Festival, Pádraig Ó Duinnín and others from Meitheal Mara.

Relationships have built up between the individuals & organisations involved, so much so that they continue year-round. They have extended way beyond the festivals, including participation by Cork in the Belfast City Marathon & vice versa and Belfast taking part in Ocean to City. Féile an Phobail now has its own traditional boat-building programme and Mahon’s Men’s Art Group with its counterparts in Belfast jointly take part in international exchanges. In areas where there is or has been conflict it is vital that barriers are broken down between different communities & enjoyable events including festivals have a huge role to play. Bringing even just a few individuals together to work on projects can forge new understanding & co-operation. It is hoped that the twinning of the two festivals is copied in other places in the world which are experiencing or emerging from conflict. This year Féile an Phobail celebrates its 30th anniversary and the Cork festival will be taking part in its flagship August event.

Cross-border & cross-community initiatives are supported by the festival, Féile an Phobail, Co-operation Ireland Cork branch & Cork City Council

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monday march 19 10am – 4pm North Cork Radio Group @ CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

4pm Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork

AMATEUR RADIO DROP IN WORKSHOPS

Clare Condon of Good Day Deli gives a talk about their approach as a sustainable foods deli Good Day Deli is a sustainable foods deli serving a mix of local, seasonal, organic and fair trade foods with a commitment to sustainability throughout the food chain.

Explore the fascinating world of Amateur Radio. A licensed radio amateur can operate two-way radio equipment from almost anywhere and North Cork Radio Club construct, experiment and communicate around the globe with radios. Make contact with other operators around the world and learn about this unique hobby. No booking required. T: 021 432 6120

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2pm - 3pm Mahon Community Development Project (Mahon CDP) (Meet in car park below Blackrock Castle.)

DISCOVER THE MURUALS OF THE BLACKROCK WALKWAY Join a guided stroll along the Blackrock walkway and discover the murals created by Mahon CDP’s Men’s Art Group, working under the guidance of visiting mural artists from Belfast. It’s one of the continuing cross-border, cross-community projects which are the result of the twinning of the Cork festival with Feile an Phobail in Belfast. No booking required. T: 021-4359070

SUSTAINABLE FOODS

Clare Condon will talk through what drives the ethos of sustainability, What is meant by sustainable food and the approach to sustainability in their business. Booking necessary. E: info@nanonagleplace.ie T: 021 419 3580 5pm – 9pm The Gab Storytelling, Aula Maxima UCC

‘SWAP YOUR STORIES’ STORYTELLING WORKSHOP In advance of ‘World Storytelling Day’ tomorrow, ‘The Gab’ Storytelling group join forces with ‘Cork Yarnspinners’ to host a storytelling workshop celebrating learning through stories. ‘The Gab’ is a community committed to the practice and preservation of the oral tradition of storytelling as well as the development of storytelling as a contemporary art. The group meets monthly to share yarns, songs and poems. Booking essential, as places limited. T: Mary 087 7550365

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E: thegabstorytelling@gmail.com

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7pm -9pm Circus Factory, Centre Park House, Centre Park Road

7:30pm – 8:30pm Community Room, Mahon Point Shopping Centre

CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOP

Fab over 50 : PILATES & BUFF BONES®

If you’re secretly dreaming about running away with the circus, this is your chance! Circus Factory is Cork’s only dedicated circus training space, and you’re welcome to join our open training night. You will be able to try out various circus skills under the guidance of our friendly members: hula hooping, juggling, unicycling, slackline, tumbling - you name it! Suitable for all adults regardless of experience level - wear something comfortable and join the fun! Parking available next to venue. Booking not required. How to find us: Coming Victoria Rd, take the first exit on the roundabout. On Centre Park Rd, look out for a sign on a tree on your right hand side - we’re just behind the tallest building on the road.

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Buff Bones® is a full-body workout for bone strengthening & balance. Toning arms, hips, back & abs, Buff Bones® also improves posture, is adaptable to various levels, and is safe for those with osteoporosis. Regular class, bring a mat & some small weights. For another free class this week, see 10.45am Tues. Booking essential. T: Jaconel 085 161 3505 E: info@pilatespeoplecork.com W: pilatespeoplecork.com

E: contact@circusfactorycork.com W: circusfactorycork.com

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Central Library, Grand Parade 11am – 12 noon

COMHRÁ, FILÍOCHT AGUS CEOL Memories, poetry and song with the Retired Peoples’ Network in the Rory Gallagher Music Library. 2.30pm

SENSORY STORIES BROUGHT TO LIFE with Storyteller Barbara O Meara. Stories from Cork City Libraries Growing Imaginations Sensory Books in a bag collection for adults we support are brought to life in an interactive event. Booking Essential. T: 4924924 5.30pm - 7.00pm

BOOK LAUNCH

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Launch of A State in Denial: British Collaboration with Loyalist Paramilitaries (Mercier Press) by Margaret Urwin, coordinator of Justice for the Forgotten, Dublin. Introduced by the PFC’s Anne Cadwallader, author of bestselling book ‘Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland’, 2013 Mercier Press, soon to be film documentary Unquiet Graves and journalist (BBC, RTE, Reuters, Irish Press Group). Margaret will talk about her book featuring previously classified information in the British National Archives on state collusion with loyalist paramilitary groups in the North.

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7.30pm – 8.30pm

OPEN HOUSE Cork City Library & Altrusa Literacy Scheme present Open House this evening. Listen to readings & music & tour the library’s facilities. Free refreshments.

No booking necessary.

All welcome, especially people with an interest in returning to learning.

E: f.ohadhmaill@ucc.ie

T: 021 492 4900


Blackpool Library, Redforge Rd 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm

COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITION Cork City Partnership present a display of Knitting, Crochet and Cross Stitching from the Happy Hookers Knitting and Crochet Group based in the Glen, a selection of Crafts from the Youth Cafe Network and intricate Matchstick Models by artist Noel Dempsey.

CORK WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre

Exhibition by local photographers produced by Cork Nature Network. T 021 492 4933

10.30pm – 11.30am

SOCIAL SKETCHERS ART GROUP Bring along your paintbrushes, pens or pencils to join our informal art group. 11am – 12noon

BOOK FOLDING WORKSHOP Create amazing book sculptures with artist Neran. Materials provided. Booking essential. 11.30am – 12.30pm

EXHIBITION BY THE BROOK DAY CENTRE 11.30am

STORIES TO LIFE: with Barbara O’Meara Stories from Cork City Libraries Books in a bag collection for Adults we support will be brought to life by Barbara in an interactive event, a Growing Imaginations event. Booking essential. T: 021 4924931 & 021 4924932

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tuesday march 20

Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre 10.00am - 5.30pm

Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny

HISTORY & HORTICULTURE: THE HARTLANDS OF CORK EXHIBITION

9.15am – 10am

The Hartland family’s horticulture reign in Cork lasted from the late 1700’s until 1926. This exhibition charts their journey of trading in Cork, from Seeds and Trees to Daffodils, Tulips and Begonias.

Families of children with autism or sensory issues can book a private visit to the library before we open to the public. We offer dimmed lights, low noise, move freely, no ‘sssssh!’

SENSORY FRIENDLY VISITS

This Exhibition runs all week T 021 492 4950

10am

STORIES SONGS AND RHYMES Suitable for children aged 0-4 years. This is a fun and free event. All welcome

Frank O’Connor Library, Mayfield 10 am - 1 pm

MAYFIELD COMMUNITY CELEBRATES LEARNING Expo of services available in the area through your library service and beyond.

All week 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5.30pm

‘FACES OF LEARNING’ EXHIBITION Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

This photography exhibition features images of past and present participants in the Learning Neighbourhoods initiatives. T 021 492 4935

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10 – 5.30pm

ART EXHIBITION One book One Community family reading project presents an art exhibition. 1pm - 2pm

YOUTH CONCERT Featuring performances by children learning music through Cork Academy of Music in partnership with Music Generation Cork City. Including Sundays Well Girls N.S., Blarney Street CBS and Scoil Mhuire Fatima. All welcome. T: 021 492 4928


Cork College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island 9am - 12pm

REFLEXOLOGY & MASSAGE TASTER

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Students will demonstrate the benefits of Reflexology and Body massage and explain the importance of looking after oneself, body, mind and spirit delivered by Holistic Therapy Students. This will be held within a classroom setting. Room 204 . No need to book. 12pm - 1pm

WRITING & STORYTELLING Tory Top Library, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane

English teacher Anita Howard will be reading from examples of her own writing and answering questions about the importance of writing and storytelling as lifelong learning skills.

11am

T: 021 4222100

CARING FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH & BUILDING RESILIENCE

W: corkcollegeofcommerce.ie E: queries@ccoc.ie

A talk by Pat Sheehan, Accredited Psychotherapist and counsellor, in association with Healthy Ireland. All are welcome. 2.30pm

HOW TO CROCHET Watch & learn members of the Ballyphehane/Togher Arts & Crafts Initiative how to crochet. T: 021 492 4946

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ACCESS SERVICE

9am – 6pm James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

9am – 9pm Curve Gallery, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown

MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE EXHIBITION

CIT Societies – ‘ReflectGuatemala’ Exhibition

Until Saturday, for full details see listing @10.30am today

See full listing and launch event details @ 5.30pm today

9am – 5pm St. Johns Central College, Sawmill St.

‘HEADS UP’ EXHIBITION

Presenting an exhibition of painting, photography, and sculpture exploring the theme of portraiture. The exhibition is located on the first floor of the main college building and is open daily until Friday.

9am – 5pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall

‘I AM A PIECE’: EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS BY SECONDARY STUDENTS

T: 4255500

Artwork by pupils from a number of secondary schools in Cork. See full listing and details of event opening @ 1pm. Continues daily until Friday.

W: stjohnscollege.ie

T: 086 052 0772 E: leannemcdonaghart@gmail.com

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ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS @ 65 AND BEYOND

9am – 5pm Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach Knocknaheeny Community Building, Foyle Avenue

ART CRAFT & DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Come and see the art and craft work developed in local classes – explore local people’s creative talents. The exhibition will include digital photographs. Crochet, needle work, knitting and much more. T: 021 4399 503

An exploration of entrepreneurial skills for persons at or over 65 years of age and a tour of a business incubator centre. This event explores the interest of people at or over 65 years of age to establish if they might be interested in learning business and entrepreneurial skills This event will provide a taster programme and facilitate the participant to identify core skills, values and attributes of an entrepreneur and relate these to their own personal skill set and life experience. Participants will explore how business ideas are generated and take part in a brainstorming exercise and a tour of the Rubicon Incubator Centre. This event forms part of the preliminary research for a PhD programme within CIT to develop entrepreneurial skills training for people at or over 65 years of age. (Smart Ageing and Renewal through Entrepreneurial Skills Training), participants will be asked to discuss what they would like to learn in a longer 8-10 week course based on business and entrepreneurship. The Rubicon Centre is experienced in supporting entrepreneurs from idea stage to market entry. Parking available in the Tiered Car Park, CIT. Refreshments provided. Booking essential. E: Sarah.davis@mycit.ie T: 021 432 6111

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tuesday march 20

9am – 9pm Blackpool Community Centre

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INTERGENERATION PROJECT – AN EXHIBITION

10am - 11.30am Cork City Partnership Churchfield Outreach, “The Hut”, 11 Gurranabraher Road

Visit the community centre and enjoy an exhibition of work created in cooperation between the ‘Over 60’s club’ and transition year students from St. Aidans College, Dublin Hill. Continues until Friday.

Therapeutic exercise for the mind and body. Suitable for all levels. Cork City Partnership frequently organises Pilate’s courses. Bring a floor mat if possible.

PILATES CLASS

T: Trish 0861651543

Booking essential.

W: Blackpool Community Centre’s website.

T: 021 4301700

9am – 9pm Blackpool Community Centre

10am – 12 Noon Cork City Partnership Fairhill Outreach The Community House, 26 Bridevalley Park, Fairhill

EXHIBITION: ‘TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES IN BLACKPOOL’

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NATURAL SKINCARE DEMONSTRATION

See this fascinating exhibition which continues until Friday. All welcome.

Learn how to make your own natural skincare and body products using aromatherapy techniques and oils.

T: 450 1787

Booking essential.

9am – 9pm Alliance Française de Cork, 36 Mary St

T: 021 4909710 M: 087 1962015

GRAFFAUNE - A Street Art Exhibition Discover the work of DACO, a French Street Artist based in Paris - a series of graffiti pieces composed of stylised geometrical wild animals. Exhibition runs until April 30th. E: info@alliancefrancaisecork.com

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

W: alliancefrancaisecork.com

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BASIC COMPUTERS This class will introduce the basics of using a computer – turning power on and off, opening up documents and saving. Computer classes run regularly in this centre. Booking essential. T: 021 4399 503

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BAKE & EAT WORKSHOP Demonstration on baking, with a tasting session for those attending. CCP Glen Outreach Office runs cooking and baking courses in the community in Spring and Autumn. Refreshments available. Booking essential. T: 021-4550943


10am – 1pm Mayfield Citizens Information Centre, Roseville House, Old Youghal Rd

10am – 4pm Triskel Arts Centre @ Triskel Christchurch on Tobin Street.

OPEN DAY & BENEFITS CHECK

ART EXHIBITION - ‘VESPER’ by Austin McQuinn .

An opportunity for you to confidentially discuss your entitlement to various Social Protection payments & other public services. Event continues from 2 – 4.30pm today. T: 0761 07 6880 E: mayfield@citinfo.ie W: citizensinformation.ie 10am – 12 Noon St. Brendan’s Day Centre, 1A Imaal Court, The Glen.

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RELAXATION/MEDITATION/ HAND MASSAGE/GENTLE EXERCISE Time to unwind. Yoga teacher, Theresa Flanigan will lead a class on gentle relaxation techniques including a guided meditation and hand massage techniques. Booking essential.

‘Vesper’ is an archaic word for evening and also for the most common species of bat. For this solo exhibition of new work artist Austin McQuinn deepens his long interest in human-animal relationships by exploring the marginal existences and consciousness of bats. Inspired by the church gallery space, situated between the belfry and the cavernous basement, McQuinn’s new paintings evoke the bat’s phenomenal experience of its world. Triskel Arts Centre has visual art exhibitions programmed throughout the year. Event runs until Saturday. T: 4272022 E: triskelboxoffice@triskelartscentre.ie W: triskelartscentre.ie

T: Noreen 4628131 E: stbrendansdaycentre@eircom.net

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10am – 5pm The Glucksman, University College Cork

‘ACTIVIST ART’ AN EXHIBITION Featuring poster designed and created by local community and student groups shining a light on social, political and cultural issues in Ireland today. The works capture the hopes and aspirations of the groups and individuals involved; UCC STAR (Student Action For Refugees), UCC Staff Repeal the 8th Group and the Traveller Visibility group. Exhibition is open daily and runs until Sunday. T: 021 4901844 E: info@glucksman.org

ACCESS SERVICE 10.30am James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE – OPENING OF EXHIBITION

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The CIT Access Service, together with the CIT Arts Office & the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, organised this art competition where aspiring young artists from Access Linked Schools submitted an art piece themed ‘My Education, My Future.’ All artwork submitted from participating schools is displayed here during the festival. The competition aims to encourage students to use creativity & artistic processes to respond to the theme, and to help them to visualise their future progression through education. Awards are presented as part of this, as a recognition of the effort put in & the result achieved. Continues daily until Friday. T: 433 5138 E: Linkedschools@cit.ie

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THE FREE UNIVERSITY: ACE AT UCC PUBLIC LECTURE PROGRAMME University College Library, Creative Zone, Main Campus, UCC

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‘SO, HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?’ An interactive and engaging presentation exploring the work of linguists: what they do (and don’t do) Join the staff of MA Applied Linguistics, in the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at UCC who will give an interactive presentation about what linguistics is about and why linguistic knowledge is so crucial to so many fields. Booking essential. T: Dr Barbara Siller 4902029 E: Barbara.siller@ucc.ie


10.45am Frankfield/Grange Parish Hall (behind Frankfield/Grange church)

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CHAIR-BASED PILATES FOR OLDER ADULTS Experience all the benefits of a regular class: better posture, improved muscle & bone strength, flexibility, balance, sense of well-being, relaxation. Try this regular class, suited for those who prefer to exercise on a chair or standing, rather than on the floor. Booking essential. T: Jaconel 085 161 3505 E: info@pilatespeoplecork.com W: pilatespeoplecork.com 11am - 1pm Cork Volunteer Centre 13 North Main Street

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ABOUT VOLUNTEERING

11am – 1pm Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place

OPEN STUDIO VISIT Meet the GASP artists’ supported studio right here in the gallery: explore our exhibitions, connect with individual artists and find out more about supported studios. A supported studio is a sustained creative environment for individuals with specific needs. Supported Studios provide career building opportunities and, technical artistic support for artists. Supporting the production and presentation work of high artistic quality. The gallery holds a collection of over 4000 artworks, it has 12 exhibition spaces over 3 floors and we are proud to present an extensive ‘Learn and Explore’ Programme. The Crawford Art Gallery is a cultural resource in the heart of our city, all visitors are welcome and entry is always free! T: +353 21 4907862

A workshop to encourage people to volunteer with various organisations throughout Cork City and County.

E: emmaklemencic@crawfordartgallery.ie W: crawfordartgallery.ie

T: 021 4251572 E: info@volunteercork.ie 11am - 12 Noon Ecocel, Unit K8, Marina Commercial, Park Centre Park Road

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GUIDED TOUR OF ECOCEL Ecocel produces an eco-friendly home insulation product made from recycled paper, which compares favourably with all imported alternatives. The used cellulose is suitable for the insulation of Timber Framed Homes, Attics and Lofts. Application is suitable not just for new homes, but also for retrofitting old homes, apartments and commercial buildings: This is a unique opportunity to see the manufacturing process and learn more about this locally based low carbon product and business. Booking essential. T: 4324567 M: Bernie 083 1468064 E: info@ecocel.ie

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11am Triskel Arts Centre@ Triskel Christchurch (Entrance on Tobin Street)

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A guided tour including an introduction to the renovated building and the medieval and early modern history of the church. Featuring the building’s distinctive features, historic characters, the graveyard and the crypt. Tour duration approx 45 mins.

CREATE A DREAMCATCHER Channel your creativity in this workshop to create your very own dreamcatcher to decorate your window, using your own designs and features. Booking essential. T: Noreen 021 4399 503

11am – 1pm The Social And Health Education Project (Shep), The Granery, Bessboro, Blackrock, Cork

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An introduction to Joanna Macy’s “Work that Reconnects” with Kathy Foulds who trained with Joanna in Canada. This is an opportunity to explore our interconnectedness with the environment and to answer the question: “What is mine to do?” Parking Available – Booking essential. T: Geraldine 021 466 6180 (SHEP) E: socialandhealth@eircom.net W: socialandhealth.com

Booking essential. T: Marion 021 4272022 E: triskelboxoffice@triskelartscentre.ie W: triskelartscentre.ie 11am to 1.00pm Parish Family Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Farranree

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STETSONS & COWBOY BOOTS A Musical Tribute to Glen Campbell

‘WORK THAT RECONNECTS’ – an interactive workshop

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GUIDED HERITAGE TOUR OF TRISKEL CHRISTCHURCH

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A selection of recordings and some live music, line dancing and some stories about Glen with Liam Hutchinson,adult ed students and staff. Bring your Stetsons and cowboy boots and join in another of our great series of music mornings. Light refreshments available 11am to 11.15am T: 021 4301030 & 0863439701 E: adulted@northpres.ie 11am – 12noon Tuesday Cork Traveller Women’s Network @ Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street

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FRIENDLY WORKSHOP A friendly introduction to the recent history of the Traveller community with insights into Traveller culture and identity. Places are limited so booking essential. Tickets will be released from 10am on Monday 19th of March. T: 086 385016 to book


11am – 12.30pm LifeFM Studios, Deanrock Business Estate,Togher

11.30am – 12.30pm Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald’s Park

GUIDED TOUR OF ‘TORIAG ON THE TOBAR’

TOUR A RADIO STUDIO LifeFM Cork has been broadcasting for 10 years on 93.1 FM & online at www.lifefm.ie, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take a tour of the studios. Experience a live radio show, record your voice in studio, and more! Free refreshments. All are welcome, no need to book. Studio is behind FastFit Tyres, free parking. Another Workshop on Thursday @ 11am. T: Terri 021 496 1111 E: terri@lifefm.ie W: lifefm.ie 11am – 1pm Old Library Building, St. Marys Road, Cork

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EQUALITY AUDIT REVIEW WORKSHOP A workshop that directs you how to ‘equality – proof’ your organisation and ensure its policies and practices are compatible with current equality and human rights legislation.

Cork Traveller Women’s Network & Cork Public Museum come together to present this. The Traveller culture exhibit at Cork Public Museum, featuring a full sized barrel top wagon, photos and other exhibits. Learn about Traveller culture and the exhibit from Traveller tour guides each day . Located on the first floor. No Booking necessary open 10am – 4pm daily. T: 086 3850136 11.30am – 12.30pm ACET – Active Centre of English Training 16 St. Patrick’s Place, Wellington Road

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INTERESTED IN TEACHING ENGLISH? Interested in becoming an English language teacher? Meet Laura who will give an overview on how English is taught in the communicative classroom environment. Observe a class in action. Information on courses and career guidance. Booking essential.

Booking required.

T: Laura 4551661

T: 087 052 3390

E: info@acetireland.ie

E: tehmina.cesca@gmail.com

W: acetireland.ie

W: cesca.ie 11.30 - 2.00PM City Centre Education Network Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagel Place, Douglas St

SHOWCASE OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION IN THE CITY Join us to learn more about Community Education’s valuable role in our society and find out more about the organisation and the rich diversity of groups that make up the Citywide Education Network. See examples of participants’ work, including a music and dance performance, creative writing, taste some culinary bites and see samples of horticulture and wood turning pieces. Light refreshments will be served. E : bnicolai@shine.ie E: codonovan@goodshephercork.ie

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12noon – 2pm Cork Craft & Design, 27a St Patrick’s Woollen Mills, Douglas

CERAMICS DEMONSTRATION Meet the popular & award-winning Cork based ceramicist Siobhain Steele, as she gives informal demonstrations of her slipcast ceramics techniques. Cork Craft & Design is a membership organisation supporting and promoting craftspeople from all over Cork. Browse our selection of craft all made in Cork. First of four events here this week. Next door to ‘On the Pig’s Back’ cafe. T: 436 8365 E: corkcraftdesign@gmail.com

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W: corkcraftanddesign.com

12noon – 5pm Bishopstown Senior Social Centre, Wilton Park House

computers for PETRIFIED Call in at any time & learn how to use your laptop & how to get the most out of your IPad or Tablet. Michael O’Connor shows how easy it is. All welcome. Ask about other regular activities at this award-winning centre. Event repeated Wed from 2.30pm & Thurs from noon. Plenty of free parking. T: Roger 086 386 6975. T: Michael 087 273 4887 E: bishopstownseniors@gmail.com

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The Hut Gurranabraher Youth & Community Centre 12 noon - 4pm

‘WHERE ON EARTH’ ART EXHIBITION & WORKSHOPS Youth Work Ireland Cork (YWIC) and Cork ETB invite you to an art exhibition & a series of workshops today. Come for a bit, or stay all day. The theme of this exhibition explores our thoughts on the importance of a place. What does it mean to us? Is it a physical thing? Is it a part of us? Is it a state of mind? Place is something that can be important to an individual or to a community. Staff and students from the project will be here on the day to discuss the artwork on display. Guests can also attend the short workshops including mono print workshop and adding your mark to our map, or take a journey to a world of destinations with our digital media travel agency. This year long Arts & Creativity course is a FETAC level 4 certificate. The focus of the course is to provide opportunities for students to progress to further education, training or employment. The course for young people aged between 16 and 25 years. T: 021 4399862 T: 087 4126017


3:30pm – 5pm Aula Maxima – UCC

MINDFULNESS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE The Free University: Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork This series of free lectures will showcase the activities of Adult Continuing Education at UCC with a sample of lectures from their Diploma, Certificate and Short Courses.

12noon - 13:30pm Aula Maxima – UCC

THREE POEMS FOR PEOPLE WHO DISLIKE POETRY Presented by Dr. Michael Reder who is the Director of the Faculty Centre for Teaching and Learning at Connecticut College, USA. Poetry can seem difficult, obscure, boring, and even pretentious. Reder used to find poetry inaccessible and uninteresting but by digging deep, he changed his attitude and that of his students to poetry. In this highly interactive session we will discuss a few poems that may alter your relationship with poetry and just might be the key to unlocking your appreciation for what interesting and engaging poetry can do in the world. 2pm – 3:15pm Aula Maxima – UCC

COACHING SKILLS This lecture ‘Coaching Skills in Personal Life and in Organisational Settings.’ is presented by Pat O Leary who coordinates coaching programmes in UCC, he will explore with you the use of coaching in personal life, business education and sport.

Presented by Pat O Leary coordinator of mindfulness programs at UCC . This event provides an introduction what mindfulness is and how it can be used in everyday life. 5pm - 6pm Aula Maxima – UCC

INFO SESSION ON ADULT EDUCATION Have you ever thought about returning to education as an Adult Learner? Now is the time to find out more! At this event you will be provided with information on how to apply for a part time programme at ACE, find out about: fees; what is required of you as an adult learner; supports; the student experience and more. Hear first-hand accounts from current part time students on their experience as an adult learner with ACE! 7pm - 8pm Honan Chapel, Main Campus, UCC

LECTURE The Place of the Honan Chapel in Ireland’s Revolutionary Decade (1914-1924) James G.R. Cronin, Adult Education, UCC will discuss the role of Irish arts in the context of the Irish Revolutionary decade currently being commemorated. How were art and politics interconnected during this period with reference to a study of the Honan Chapel? The lecture will be directly followed by a concert in the chapel by Cór Chúil Aodha directed by Peadar Ó Riada. See page 26 overleaf for details.

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8pm - 9pm Honan Chapel, Main Campus

CHORAL RECITAL BY ‘CÓR CHÚIL AODHA’ Cór Cúil Aodha was founded by Sean O Riada in 1963, after moving with his family to Cuil Aodha in the Cork Gaeltacht. Since his death in 1971, his son Peadar has been director of the choir, and it is he who now composes much of their music, with the late Dónal Ó Liatháin writing the words for a lot of the songs. The choir is an all men’s choir of all ages.

1pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall

OFFICIAL OPENING ‘I AM A PIECE’: ARTWORKS BY SECONDARY STUDENTS

021 4904717

See artwork by pupils from a number of secondary schools in Cork. Building on last year’s exhibition of typography portraits, this year’s work focuses on mixed media. Artist Leanne McDonagh was the teacher overseeing the workshops in: Nagle Community School, St Aidan’s Community College, Terence MacSwiney Community College, North Monastery, St. Coleman’s Community College & the Ursuline Secondary School. This art programme, organised by the Interagency Traveller Education Group, aims to raise the educational hopes & ambitions of young travellers. Continues daily until Friday.

ace@ucc.ie

T: Leanne 086 052 0772

For more information on our programmes at UCC please refer to our website: https:// www.ucc.ie/en/ace/

E: leannemcdonaghart@gmail.com

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1pm – 2pm Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny

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1pm – 2pm St Peter’s, North Main Street

FREE CHILDRENS CONCERT

ANIMATED LECTURE ON TERENCE MACSWINEY

Performances by children learning music through Cork Academy of Music in partnership with Music Generation Cork City. Including Sundays Well Girls N.S., Blarney Street CBS and Scoil Mhuire Fatima. Cork Academy of Music in partnership with Music Generation Cork City.

Liam Ó hUigín, local historian will deliver a talk and presentation containing interesting slides and images about this mans remarkable life. Terence MacSwiney was born on the North Main Street just across the road from St Peter’s and so this talk will be especially poignant in the venue.

No need to book.

No need to book.

T: 021 4924940 (Library)

T: 4278187 or 0867042072

T: 021-4907186 (Music Generation)

E: info@stpeterscork.ie

E: musicgencorkcity@corketb.ie

W: stpeterscork.ie


1.10pm - 2pm Foyer of CIT Cork School of Music

BRUACH - LUNCHTIME CONCERT Pop into the foyer of CIT School of Music for the first in a series of lunchtime performances; today’s features the colleges Traditional Music Ensemble – BRUACH. The venue is wheelchair accessible. No need to book but a limited seating event. T: Edel 087 2344669 E: edel.sullivan@cit.ie W: csm.cit.ie/

2pm - 3pm The Spanish Studies Centre Cork, 19, Patrick’s Hill. Cork

BEGINNERS SPANISH If you want to start learning Spanish or continue your studies in the language then this is the place for you. Established over 7 years The Spanish Studies Centre offer classes for all levels, Groups and Private Classes, Exam Preparation or Intensive Courses. We have day, evening and timetables designed for shift workers. Courses throughout the year. T: 086 311 1193 E: spanishstudiescork@gmail.com W: spanishstudiescork@gmail.com 2pm – 3.30pm Nano Nagle Place, Evergreen Street

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS

1pm – 4pm Blackpool Shopping Centre

ALCOHOL INFO POD Stand raising awareness of the myths and facts about alcohol. Referrals to local supports & services available for individuals and families. This event is brought to you in association with Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force and Community Action on Alcohol North-side (CAAN).

This workshop is aimed at enabling women to get back into the workplace. It focuses on the building blocks that support you; understanding & focusing on your skills & abilities; exploring the best approach to present yourself at interview. Helping women find their inner confidence & belief in themselves to return to work. Collaboration between Dress for Success & the Lantern Community Project. Booking essential by March 16th. T: Noreen 0861894855 or Karina 086 174 6374

T: 021 -4302310

E: noreen@lanternproject.ie

M: 087 1962030

W: lanternproject.ie

E: jdaly@partnershipcork.ie

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2pm – 3.30pm Griffith College, Wellington Road, Cork.

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2pm – 4pm St. Brendan’s Day Centre, 1A Imaal Court, The Glen.

PRACTICE & IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH

EXPloRE YOUR CREATIVITY

Practice English in a fun way through drama and language games, meet new people and explore your creativity in a dynamic drama class using games, story-telling, improvisation and play. Wear comfortable clothes. Booking is essential.

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Linda Loughnane will help visitors explore a range of creative options. Refreshments available. T: Noreen 021 4628131 E: stbrendansdaycentre@eircom.net

T: Sinead 087 9442256 or 021 4507027 E: Sinead.odea@griffith.ie W: griffith.ie

2pm - 4pm NICHE Community Health Project, HSE Building, Harbourview Road, (beside Knocknaheeny Credit Union)

ART EXHIBITION & OPEN AFTERNOON 2pm - 4pm Daily Tuesday 20th – Friday 23 rd March Knocknaheeny Hollyhill Community Garden, off Harbourview Road (behind Applegreen Services)

GARDEN OPEN DAY Visit the Community Garden and find out what goes on and how you can get involved. Discover the opportunities to learn how to grow, cook and eat fresh produce.

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The Community Garden is managed by NICHE Community Health Project.

Call in to find out about NICHE programmes and opportunities available for members of the local community. Have a cup of tea and meet NICHE Community Health Workers. View the art and craft work on display created by members of the art studio and crafter’s circle. T: 021 430 0135 E: info@nicheonline.ie W: nicheonline.ie 2pm – 4.30pm Mayfield Citizens Information Centre

OPEN DAY & BENEFITS CHECK

It is open to all - from all parts of the city. No booking required for individuals.

For full details see listing @ 10am today

Please call if bringing a group. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

2.30pm – 5pm Bishopstown Senior Social Centre, Wilton Park House

Open to all new visitors and volunteers most Tuesdays 11am-4pm Parking available. T: 021 430 0135 OR 086 772 6101 E: garden@nicheonline.ie W: nicheonline.ie

45 CARD GAMES Every Tuesday afternoon all year 45 card games take place in the Bishopstown Senior Social Centre. Newcomers welcome – come along. Lots of other activities here every week. T: 086 386 6975 or 087 273 4887 E: bishopstownseniors@gmail.com W: bishopstownseniors.com

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4pm - 5:30pm ‘The Hut’ Youth & Community Centre Gurranabraher Road, Gurranabraher

3pm Visitors’ Centre, Main Quad, UCC

LIVING HISTORY WALKING TOUR OF UCC The UCC Walking Tour is a historical & cultural tour that includes a visit to the Aula Maxima, the Ogham Stone Collection, Main Quadrangle, President’s Garden and Crawford Observatory. It is a guide-led tour which tells the story of the growth of UCC from its establishment in 1845 to its place as a modern world class research led university. No need to book. Tours free during festival. Repeated daily at 3pm until Friday, noon on Sat. T: 490 1876 E: visitorscentre@ucc.ie

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BULLYING PREVENTION SESSION Play and educational workshop The aim of the session is to engage with young people to challenge their own attitudes about bullying in a fun interactive way. This play is open to all young people and parents and especially local Youth Groups. The event includes a talk and a work shop/discussion on the topic of bullying behaviour. We aim to raise awareness about bullying and its affects. We’ll identify ‘what is bullying?’ the roles played by those involved and its impact on individuals. In association with Youth Work Ireland Cork and Health Action Zone Project Cork & Kerry Community Healthcare HSE. There will be light refreshment served. Booking necessary. T: Joe 086 8274863 E: joe.curtin@ywicork.com

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BEASTS & BUGS - FAMILY NATURE EVENT Join Cork Nature Network and Niamh O’Flynn, Animal Scientist & Wildlife Educator, on a mini beast and bug hunt. She’ll show you what a mini beast is, where they live, how to catch them & safely release them safely and the native flora & fauna in the park. Bring magnifying glasses, binoculars, notebook & pencil & a plastic container. Niamh is on The National Heritage Council’s Heritage in Schools Scheme for primary schools. She’s also available to give talks & lead walks for community groups.

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WORKSHOP ON HOLISTIC HEALTH Join Mary Lane to learn about Holistic Health. This ancient approach to health considers the whole person and how a person interacts with their environment; emphasising the connection of mind, body & spirit. Booking essential by March 16th.

Booking required.

T: Noreen 0861894855 or Karina 086 174 6374

T: Karen 0894188213

E: noreen@lanternproject.ie

E: events@corknaturenetwork.ie

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tuesday march 20

Event Management Display in foyer

EXHIBITIONS THIS WEEK AT Cork College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island, Cork 5pm - 8pm - March 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd

Celebration of 110 years of the Cork College of Commerce: You are invited to explore a display of photos and other items reflecting life in the College over the past 110 years which highlight the important educational role this institution has played in the development of Cork. A fascinating exhibition that shows what life was like for students and teachers in the college over the years. Exhibition located near the main entrance. All are welcome.

There will be a display of project work completed by the Event Management classes as part of their assessment for QQI 6 course. This Event Management course starts in autumn and runs for the full academic year.

Training and development –An overview Display in Foyer A power point presentation exploring the range of elements in Training and Development. This QQI Special Purpose Award training course runs at night on Tuesday evenings annually. One module runs twelve weeks to Christmas and the second module runs from January for twelve academic weeks queries@ccoc.ie 021 4222100 www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie

Night Courses – an exhibition Display of the range of Night courses on offer and some presentations on language courses to view on screen a visual display of the range of courses offered in the college at night.

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Photographic & Creative Writing Exhibition Showcase of the work of students attending the Photography and Creative Writing evening courses. They are just two of the full range of courses offered at night in the college for those who want to pursue professional or hobby courses.

Cork College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island, Cork 5pm - 6pm

STEPPING STONES IN EDUCATION 45-minute presentation followed by Q & A session with Maria Murphy on ‘Further Education as a Stepping Stone to Degrees in UCC, CIT and Other Universities/ Colleges’ •The range of Further Education (QQI) courses with links to UCC, CIT and other colleges. •How to apply. •Minimum requirements •Options to progress from Year 2 in College of Commerce to the 2nd year of degree programmes.

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6.30 – 7.30pm Room 103

7pm – 8pm

SET UP & RUN A SMALL BUSINESS

Teacher Paul Atkins will give an overview of the subject of Sociology/Social Studies, to allow participants gain an insight into our interaction within society and how this is analysed through different methods of research. No booking necessary.

Opportunity to join a night class to hear about ‘How to start up and run a small Business’. This short course is offered in both autumn and spring and runs for eight weeks each term. Regular class offers opportunity for attendance 6.30-7.30pm. Class runs till 9pm usually so the option to stay is possible. Email kmcauliffe@ccoc.ie please before 1pm on Tuesday 20th March to confirm room no.

SOCIOLOGY

7pm - 8pm

‘FINDING YOUR VOICE’ How growing in confidence as a writer can develop life skills. Communications teacher Anita Howard will provide a workshop on how writing can help people to build their self confidence and self belief.

6.30 – 8.30pm

INTRO TO MAKE UP TECHNIQUES

7pm – 9pm INTRO TO THE STOCK EXCHANGE

Opportunity to join a night class looking at Make –up techniques.

Opportunity to join a night class to hear about the Stock Exchange.

This short course is offered in both autumn and spring and runs for eight weeks each term.

This short course is offered in both autumn and spring and runs for eight weeks each term.

Regular class offers opportunity for attendance 6.30-8.30pm. Room 305

Regular class offers opportunity for attendance 7-9pm. Room 108 on first floor.

Email kmcauliffe@ccoc.ie please before 1pm on Tuesday 20th March to confirm room no.

Email kmcauliffe@ccoc.ie please before 1pm on Tuesday 20th March to confirm room no. 021 4222100

7pm - 8pm

www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie

‘HOW THE IRISH LIVED’

queries@ccoc.ie

Teacher Brian Stokes takes participants through an interactive historical exploration of how Irish people have lived. Exploring Irelands past by considering the types of homes they built, the food they ate and its cooking, how they cared for each other and how they had fun. The lecture will combine, text, sounds, visual and props to bring to life the past being

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6.30pm - 8.30pm NICHE Community Health Project, HSE Building, Harbourview Road (beside Knocknaheeny Credit Union)

ACCESS SERVICE 5.30pm Curve Gallery, Cork Institute of Technology

‘REFLECT – GUATEMALA’ EXHIBITION OPENING A photographic reflection of Jackie Ni Fhogartaigh’s 12-week volunteer experience in Guatemala in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Running until Sunday 25th all are welcome to the opening event. The Curve Gallery is located upstairs in the Nexus Centre in CIT, Bishopstown. E: Jackie.nifhogartaigh@cit.ie 6pm - 8pm Mahon Community Development Project (Mahon CDP) Mahon Youth Centre (portacabins), Mahon Drive,

MAHON CDP MENS ART GROUP OPEN STUDIO Mahon CDP Men’s Art Group invites you to their art studios to view their work.

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

T: 021-4359070

Discover your creative side, meet new people, relax, experiment and have fun. Visit the NICHE art studio and try out the art materials, with guidance and support from an expert artist. Share and learn different ideas and techniques. This is a regular weekly group which meets every Tuesday night. It is open to adults of all ages and all levels of experience. Booking required. T: 021 430 0135 E: info@nicheonline.ie W: nicheonline.ie 6:30pm North Presentation Convent

They perform regularly in many venues around Cork city, playing a variety of styles of music ranging from classical to current pop tunes.

GRAPES, GRAINS & STRAINS

T: 086 3209442

T: 021 2390219 E: info@latitude51.ie

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CONCERT

Booking Required.

Under 18s are welcome to the talk, but won’t be allowed to taste. Booking essential.

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The Glen Flute Ensemble is a group of former students from St. Brendan’s GNS who attend weekly group flute lessons in The Glen Resource Centre.

6.30pm - 8pm L’Atitude 51, No. 1 Union Quay Explore the science behind your favourite drink. Ever wondered what separates one Merlot from another, or why grape juice just isn’t the same as wine? We’ve gathered experts from the field of yeast research, wine, and beer to guide you through the fascinating world of flavours – from the laboratory to your favourite tipple. This event will include wine and beer tasting. Event in conjunction with Yeast Research UCC & Franciscan Well Brewery.

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OPEN ART STUDIO & CRAFTERS CIRCLE

E: caoimhe.conlon@cit.ie

6.30pm – 8.30pm Griffith College Cork

SAGE ACCOUNTING Looking for a career change? Interested in numbers? - Unsure? - Come along to THIS Lab based exploratory session with lecturer Mark James for an introductory session on SAGE Software . Booking required. T: Sinead 021 4507027 E: Sinead.odea@griffith.ie W: griffith.ie

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7pm North Presentation Secondary School

7pm – 8pm St Anthony’s Sports Hall, Ballinlough

CELEBRATION OF ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY

TRY A KARATE CLASS

Farranree Local Education Committee present exhibition of art work and performances relating to the reading of Wonder. Parents and pupils from 5th class and 1st year in North Presentation Secondary School Scoil Aiséirí Chríost, Scoil Iosagáin ,celebrate the reading of “Wonder” by RJ Palacio. A funny, touching and honest story exploring some fundamental truths about how children and adults behave. No booking necessary.

Adults & children aged 5+ can join the regular class here & try Karate/ Self Defence. All welcome, especially beginners. Founded by Sensei Barry O’Regan (6th DAN JKA), the Rising Sun School of Karate helps children & adults learn the ancient art in a safe & nurturing environment.

E: egeaney@northpres.ie

Regular classes here, in Douglas & Carrigaline. Venue near Douglas Swimming Pool Car Park. See Wed 6.30pm, Thurs 6.45pm & Fringe pages for other free classes during the festival.

T: 085 7187810

T: Barry 086 722 2779 E: barry@risingsun.ie W: risingsun.ie

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tuesday march 20

7pm – 8pm Shaolin Martial Arts Academy, St. Finbarrs Cathedral Hall, Dean St

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THE ARTIST’S WAY

Shaolin Master ‘K’ Eastman will take you through a variety of different Qi Gong and tai Chi poses. These classes are ongoing , you can join at any time and work at your own pace. Dean Street behind St. Finbarrs cathedral - blue door – yellow sign for school.

A talk introducing attendees to the renowned book by Julia Margaret Cameron on creative unblocking (or “creative recovery”), as well as a course that Visions School of Art runs on its teachings. Light refreshments provided.

T: 0838125557

T: Andrew 087 149 9615

E: smaaireland@gmail.com

E: and.carroll@gmail.com

TRY A TAI CHI CLASS Come to an introductory Tai Chi class, practice simple relaxing exercises & get a taste of the art. It’s fun & relaxing. Tai Chi Chuan Cork meets here on Tuesday evenings & Friday mornings. Wear casual clothes and flat comfortable shoes. Parking available. Booking required. T: Ann 087 661 6800 7.30 - 9 pm Turners Cross Community Association @Turners Cross Community Centre

‘IN MY MOTHERS/FATHERS TIME’ An engaging talk from the interactive Liam O’hUigín on how things were in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. How we lived and played through those decades. Always an interesting and fun talk. Across from the funeral home, besides the Credit Union in Turners Cross. No 203 stops outside the door.

Booking required.

W: artclass.ie 7pm – 9pm LINC, 11A White St. Cork City

LINC PERFORMANCE Members of the public are invited to watch and perhaps participate in a series of scenes outlining issues facing the lesbian and bi women’s community. A forum theatre workshop inspired by the work of Augusto Boal. On street parking available, tea and coffee provided. Booking required. T: 021 4808600 E: info@linc.ie W: linc.ie 7.30pm - 8.30pm G24 O’Rahilly Building, UCC (between Boole Library & Honan chapel)

TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE

T: 0862591362

Is this the career for you? Learn about how to qualify as an ESL/EFL teacher in Ireland and the career prospects in this industry. Meet two of our teacher trainers and take part in a short demo of language teaching.

E: turnerscrossinfo@gmail.com

T: 021 4902043 E: info@langcent.ucc.ie

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7pm – 8pm Blackrock Boat Club

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7pm – 9pm Visions School of Art, Top Floor, Granary House, Rutland Street (off South Terrace)


7:30pm - 9pm ‘The Hut’ Youth & Community Centre Gurranabraher Road, Gurranabraher

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‘BILLY’S CHOICE’ A PLAY A play about the choices adults make around alcohol. Not only the choice to drink and how much, but how, individually and collectively, we make choices that influence young people to drink. The play has both dramatic and comic elements. Exploring factors that influence young people’s drinking such as parental, drinks industry and peer pressure. This play is open to all young people and parents and especially local Youth Groups. Light refreshment served. Booking necessary. The Hut Gurranabraher is on Gurranabraher Road and is on the No 202 bus route, exit bus at McAuliffe pharmacy. T: Stephen 0879814803 E: stephend.murphy@hse.ie 8pm – 9pm The Firkin Crane, Shandon

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POLE FITNESS CLASS It’s time to cheat gravity and explore your limits with Pole Fitness Cork. This is a regular class held every Tuesday evening. Wear a comfortable top and a pair of shorts. Booking essential via email. T: Anna 0858196145 E: polefitnesscork@gmail.com 8pm – 9.15pm The Firkin Crane, Shandon

ANIMA DANCE & MOVEMENT CLASS Suitable for ages 16 and upwards. This is a regular class and beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. Places are limited. Booking essential. T: 0861636511 E: machaspiritlife@gmail.com

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wednesday march 21

1.30pm & 3.30pm

HAPPY TALK WITH THE HSE Parent and child session: language development and sharing books.

Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny 9.15am – 10am

SENSORY FRIENDLY VISITS Families of children with autism or sensory issues can book a private visit to the library before we open to the public. We offer dimmed lights, low noise, move freely, no ‘sssssh!’ 10pm – 5.30pm

ART EXHIBITION One book One Community family reading project presents an art exhibition. 11.30am

TEXTILES THERAPY WORKSHOP

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Relax the mind and keep your fingers occupied at this creative workshop. Places are limited so please book in advance. T: 492 4928

Parents and children (aged 0 – 6 years) are welcome to take part in this language development project. Play with nursery rhymes, language learning and sharing books to promote language development in young children. Working with Cork City Libraries throughout the year, this is a drop in programme and lasts 4 weeks in each library. E: aoife.oshea@hse.ie T: 087 6440177

6.30pm

THE HISTORY OF BREAD by Darragh Ryan A talk on the origin, evolution and importance of bread to the world. As bread has changed over the centuries, humans have changed too! Darragh Ryan is the son of Ireland’s first Michelin star chef, Declan Ryan. His passion for History led him to study a BA and MA in this field. He is currently teaching short courses for ARBUTUS BREADS. T: 492 4900

Frank O’Connor Library,Mayfield Central Library, Grand Parade 10.30am 1.10pm

‘WRITE ON’ WRITERS

MINDFUL LIVING & MENTAL WELLBEING

Readings of Stories from Mayfield Write On learners.

With guest speaker Martina Lehane Sheehan, Accredited Psychotherapist, in association with Healthy Ireland.

11.30am

STORIES TO LIFE With Barbara O’Meara: A Growing Imaginations Project Event.

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All week - 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5.30pm

‘Faces of Learning’ exhibition This photography exhibition features images of past and present participants in the Learning Neighbourhoods initiatives. T: 021 492 4935

Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre

CORK WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Exhibition by local photographers produced by Cork Nature Network.

2.30pm

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? All welcome to hear Cork Genealogical Society explain the first steps in how to start researching your own family tree. All are welcome. T: 021 492 4933

11am

DOUGLAS WRITERS GROUP WORKSHOP All budding writers are welcome to come along and bring samples of their work. 3pm

INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING

Tory Top Library, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane 11.30am

STARTING YOUR FAMILY TREE

With Joe Sweeney. Numbers are limited so booking is essential.

All welcome to hear Cork Genealogical Society explain the first steps in how to start researching your own family tree. All are welcome.

T: 492 4931 / 492 49312

2.30pm

BEAD WIZARDS Blackpool Library, Redforge Rd TWO EXHIBITIONS RUN ALL WEEK 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm

COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITION Cork City Partnership present a display of Knitting, Crochet and Cross Stitching from the Happy Hookers Knitting and Crochet Group based in the Glen, a selection of Crafts from the Youth Cafe Network and intricate Matchstick Models by artist Noel Dempsey.

Come along and see a demonstration of beading. All are welcome. T: 021 492 4946

Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre 10.00am -5.30pm

HISTORY & HORTICULTURE THE HARTLANDS OF CORK EXHIBITION This Exhibition runs all week, full details on Tuesday’s listings T: 492 4950

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‘HEADS UP’ EXHIBITION See Tuesdays listing for details, continues until Friday.

9am - 6pm James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE - EXHIBITION For details see listing Tues @ 10.30am. Continues until Saturday. 9am – 5pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall

‘I AM A PIECE’: EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS BY SECONDARY STUDENTS Artwork by pupils from a number of secondary schools in Cork. Opening at 1pm today. (see full details on Opening listing @ 1pm today). 9am – 5pm Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach, Foyle Avenue

ART CRAFT & DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION See Tuesdays listing for full details. T: 021 4399 503

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9am – 5pm St. Johns Central College, Sawmill St. Cork

9am – 9pm Curve Gallery, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown

CIT Societies – ‘ReflectGuatemala’ Exhibition Runs all week. 10am - 11am Foyer of CIT Cork School of Music

AUDIO VISUAL PERFORMANCE Enjoy entertaining short animation soundtracks created by the colleges Masters and Degree Music Technology Students under the direction of Hugh McCarthy. The students have been set the task of finding a short animation and have to create their own soundtrack for it. Come and hear the results! The venue is wheelchair accessible. No need to book but a limited seating event. T: Edel 087 2344669

9am - 9pm Blackpool Community Centre

INTERGENERATION PROJECT – AN EXHIBITION Enjoy an exhibition of works produced by collaboration between the ‘Over 60’s’ group and transition year students from St. Aidans College. For full details see listing @ 9am Monday, continues until Friday.

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9am - 9pm Blackpool Community Centre

10am – 5pm The Glucksman University College Cork

EXHIBITION: ‘TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES IN BLACKPOOL’

‘ACTIVIST ART’ AN EXHIBITION

See the exhibition which continues until Friday. All welcome.

T: 021 4901844

Exhibition is open daily and runs until Sunday. E: info@glucksman.org

T: 021 450 1787 9am - 9pm Mon - Thurs Alliance Française de Cork, 2nd Floor, Enterprise House, 36 Mary St, off George’s Quay

GRAFFAUNE - A Street Art Exhibition Discover the work of DACO, a French Street Artist based in Paris - a series of graffiti pieces composed of stylised geometrical wild animals. Exhibition runs until April 30th

11.30am – 12.30pm Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald’s Park

GUIDED TOUR OF ‘TORIAG ON THE TOBAR’ Cork Traveller Women’s Network exhibition open 10am – 4pm daily, see listing Tues @11.30 for full details. T: 086 3850136 10.00am - 12.15pm Blackpool Children’s Library Shandon/ Blackpool/ Cathedral Education Network

E: info@alliancefrancaisecork.com W: alliancefrancaisecork.com

CELEBRATE: ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY Concert and Exhibition 9.30am – 11am Shaolin Martial Arts Academy, St, Finbarrs Cathedral Hall, Dean St

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BEGINNING QI GONG AND TAI CHI Shaolin Master ‘K’ Eastman will take you through a variety of different Qi Gong and tai Chi poses. These classes are ongoing; you can join at any time and work at your own pace. Booking essential – text is best T: 0838125557 E: smaaireland@gmail.com 10am – 12pm Triskel Arts Centre @ Triskel Christchurch on Tobin Street.

ART EXHIBITION - ‘Vesper’ by Austin McQuinn .

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Students from eight schools: St Vincent’s Primary, St Vincent’s Secondary, North Presentation Primary., Blarney St. CBS, Gaelcholáiste Mhuire, Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, The North Mon Primary and Secondary will perform a variety of musical items and the event is sure to entertain young and old. This year our book is Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis. Sky Hawk is a story about our interdependence and the importance of caring for each other and for the natural world. In this Family Reading Project, students read the book in school and at home, and families are encouraged to also read and share the adventures of Callum and his friends. Artwork, projects and photographs of the One Book One Community activities will be on display in Blackpool Library during the Easter school holidays. Come for a visit!

Event runs until Saturday.

Booking not necessary.

T: 021 4272022

T: 086 2726666

W: triskelartscentre.ie

E: stvincentshscl@gmail.com

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10am - 12pm Cork City Partnership Fairhill Outreach. The Community House, 26 Bridevalley Park, Fairhill

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OPEN MORNING & OPEN ART CLASS Join the Fairhill Men’s Art Group and view the work they have produced. Chat to them and their painting tutor about the classes and learn about opportunities for getting involved. Booking required.

10.30am – 12.30pm Family Centre, Harbour View Rd, Knocknaheeny

CRAFT EXHIBITION Visit the Hollyhill/Knocknaheeny Family Centre today – all welcome. See a display of craftwork produced by the ladies of the Crafts Group which meets here. The Family Centre, which includes a crèche & pre-school, faces Knocknaheeny Church. T: 021 439 2300 E: thefamilycentre@eircom.net

T: 021 4909710 / 087 1962015 E: stvincentshscl@gmail.com

10.30am – 12.30pm Family Centre, Harbour View Rd, Knocknaheeny

YOGA DEMONSTRATION Discover regular activities and enjoy a demonstration of yoga and join in if you like. This class normally takes place on a Weds @ 10-11am next to Super Value Shopping but will take place in the family centre for the festival. Lots of parking nearby. The Family 10.30pm – 11.15am Centre faces Knocknaheeny Church. School of the Divine Child, Lavanagh Centre, Ballintemple T: 021 439 2300

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ENJOY ACOUSTIC, BLUES, COUNTRY & FOLK MUSIC Catch the school’s Wonderband as they perform using a variety of instruments & sing some of your favourite standards. Instruments include: guitar, saxophone, percussion, iPads & Soundbeam technologies. Press passes available on request! Senior students in School of the Divine Child proudly present their favourite songs & musical pieces, with their Teacher Oran O’Reilly. Please book your place. T: Pauline 429 1804 E: schoolofdivinechild@gmail.com W: lavanagh.ie Limited parking in Ballintemple village, on No 2 bus route.

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10.30am – 12.30pm Crawford Art Gallery outreach in Glounthaune Parish Hall

TEXTILE ART SESSION A collaborative textile project exploring the theme of ‘Welcome’ with women who are asylum seekers living in Ashbourne House Hotel Direct Provision Accommodation Centre. This project invites people living in Glounthaune who may be interested in learning and sharing textile techniques, or perhaps just meeting others and trying something new in a friendly space. Supported by Cork County Council, Child and Family Health Project Wallaroo Childcare Cork and Glounthaune Parish Hall. T: +353 21 4907862 E: emmaklemencic@crawfordartgallery.ie W: crawfordartgallery.ie 10.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm Blackpool Citizens Information Centre, Community Centre, 90 Great William O’Brien St

11am - 12pm Room 312 (3rd Floor), CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay

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VALUING LEARNING FROM COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT We learn in all sorts of ways at home, in work & in the community yet often we take what we know for granted. This workshop aims to explore how learning gained in a community setting can transfer into higher education. This is an opportunity to gain insight into how you can capture everyday learning and make it visible to take advantage of future opportunities in the workplace and education. Booking not necessary. T: Phil 021 433 5132 E: phil.oleary@cit.ie

OPEN DAY & BENEFITS CHECK An opportunity for you to confidentially discuss your entitlement to various Social Protection payments & other public services. All welcome. T: 0761 07 6890

SMASHING TIMES : DID YOUR HAVE A HAMMER?

E: blackpool@citinfo.ie W: citizensinformation.ie 10.30am - 11.45am Meeting Room, Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Road

10am to 12.30pm Togher Ballyphehane Community Education Network

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The Garden Theatre, Lower Friars Walk, Ballyphehane. Full details on page 7

ILLUSTRATED LECTURE Curraheen Family Centre invite all to revisit ‘The street games of the 40s, 50’s & 60’s’ with the passionate and inspiring local historian Liam O hUiginn, whose joy in communicating history is infectious. Free light refreshments. Easily accessible on buses No. 205 and 208.

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11am - 12.15pm PE Hall, Cope Foundation, Hollyhill

‘ALL ABOUT ME AND YOU’ EXHIBITION & PERFORMANCE Advocacy is explored through music, song, art lámh signing and computer presentations. The event is an outcome of weeks of study and preparation by the participants and showcases the achievements of individuals attending the Developmental Centres. In ”Ard na Gaoithe” Cope Foundation, Hollyhill. Parking available. T: 085 210 1646 E: keatingm@cope-foundation.ie

GUIDED TOUR OF ‘TORIAG ON THE TOBAR’

Young at Heart Group & service users from Cope Foundation, Brothers of Charity, Rehab Care AND THE Cork Association for autism come together every Weds to play Kurling. It’s a great physical activity, inclusive, with no barriers to age or ability. Today teams are competing for the Liam Ryan Supervalu Grange Douglas Perpetual Trophy. Come along to cheer them on. This is just one of the activities of the Young at Heart Group – to find out about others. T: Phil 087 298 7161

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ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY ‘WONDER’- FILM SCREENING Farranree Local Education Committee - schools, parents, pupils and voluntary and statutory agencies working in the community. Parents and pupils from North Presentation Secondary School, Scoil Aiséirí Chríost and Scoil Iosagáin celebrate the reading of “Wonder” by RJ Palacio by attending a screening of the Oscar nominated film Wonder starring Julia Roberts. Booking necessary T: 085 7187810

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Boomerang Enterprises deconstructs mattress for recycling and reuse. The project is a social enterprise managed by Cork Environmental Forum and provides local training and employment opportunities in conjunction with Cork City Partnership. The project has a positive impact on the environment by diverting mattresses from landfill and reducing incidences of flytipping. Booking necessary.

11.30am – 12.30pm Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald’s Park

‘TOGETHER GET ACTIVE’ KURLING COMPETITION

E: egeaney@northpres.ie

TOUR OF BOOMERANG ENTERPRISES

T: 021- 4396332

11am – 1pm Douglas GAA Hall

11am Reel Cinema, Blackpool

11.30am -12.30pm Boomerang Enterprises, Unit 2, Northside for Business Campus, Ballyvolane

Cork Traveller Women’s Network exhibition open 10am – 4pm daily, see listing Tues @11.30 for full details. T: 086 3850136 11.30am -12.30pm The Glen Resource Centre

TOUR OF THE COMMUNITY GARDEN & COMPOSTING WORKSHOP. Come along for a visit and tour of the garden and learn more about what happens in our polytunnel and our rain harvesting project. The Glen Community Garden group meets regularly on Weds mornings and is open to adults to join in from 11am until 1pm. T: Bernard 087 688 3495 12-3pm Meelagh Community Project for Travellers 9, Meelagh View, Mahon

MY TRAVELLER FAMILY EXHIBITION A Photographic & Art exhibition of Traveller families & their extended families living together in community. T: Mary 0879538507 E: maryhcorktravellerwomen@gmail.com


5pm - 7pm Western Gateway Building Room G02 – UCC

The Free University: Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork This series of free lectures will showcase the activities of Adult Continuing Education at UCC with a sample of lectures from their Diploma, Certificate and Short Courses. 12noon - 1pm Western Gateway Building Room 304 UCC

‘A CONTINUATION OF THE MASTERS OF LIGHT LECTURE’ Stephen Bean, ACE & Audio Visual Media Services, UCC explore the history and use of shadows in photography and art. Georges de LaTour was a 17th Century French painter and this workshop will explore his use of light in his paintings. For more information on our programmes at UCC please refer to our website: https:// www.ucc.ie/en/ace/ 021 4904717 ace@ucc.ie

TELLING YOUR STORY THROUGH DIGITAL MARKETING Paul Roseingrave, Tyndall National Institute will discuss telling your story on various Social Media platforms for Research Projects & Small Businesses. While researchers may be world-class in their chosen field they are sometimes less knowledgeable about how to get engagement on digital marketing / social media channels. This presentation will give tips on how to set about the task of creating a strategy and rolling it out across digital platforms for your research project. Booking preferred. T: 086 – 3499732 / 021 490 4700 1pm - 2pm West Wing Room 9 – Main Quadrangle UCC

‘GO ON! YOU CAN BE AN ENTREPRENEUR!’ Do you need a little inspiration or ‘push to follow your entrepreneurial dreams? This presentation will be delivered by Dr. Owen O Brien a lecturer and previous entrepreneur in residence at UCC. This presentation promises to be one of the highlights of the festival!

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ACCESS SERVICE LEARINING FACTORIES ARE PRESENTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CIT : A CHANCE FOR YOU TO GET A ‘BEHIND THE SCENES’ LOOK AT SOME OF CORKS MOST INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES. 9.30am - 1.00pm

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11am - 12.30pm FLEX, Kilbarry Industrial Estate, Dublin Hill

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LEARNING FACTORY: Guided Tour & Presentation The world has changed. Technology has transformed our lives and continues to transform almost every industry. Flex is at the heart of this revolution, helping companies across 12 industries infuse intelligence into their products. A unique global capability to design, engineer, manufacture and distribute products positions Flex as the Sketchto-Scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world™. Flex in Cork has played a big part in the technological revolution over the past 30 years – specialising in engineering support and leading development on the latest technology including the Roli keyboard and Daqri Augmented Reality headsets. Take a tour of the Flex facility in Cork and see how technology is helping us to Live Smarter™ Guest Parking, light refreshments available . Booking essential. T: 021 2300170 E: Dominika.lip@flex.com


2pm – 3.30pm PM Group, Fota Business Park, Carrigtwohill (Beside Ballyseedy Garden Centre)

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LEARNING FACTORY: THE LATEST IN CAD See the latest in Computer Aided Design. PM Group is an international project delivery firm providing professional services in architecture, engineering & construction. Be introduced to the world of 3D design & see how different disciplines collaborate & produce integrated solutions for the company’s clients. Navisworks allows designers to create a virtual ‘walkthrough” model of a whole plant which greatly enhances communication with clients, contractors & all other parties involved. Visit includes: introduction to PM Group; software presentation & tour. To book contact Pa O’Donoghue, Mechanical Department Manager CIT T: 086 371 6447 E: patrick.odonoghue@pmgroup-global. com

12noon – 2pm Cork Craft & Design, 27a St Patrick’s Woollen Mills, Douglas

MACHINE EMBROIDERY DEMONSTRATION Meet the talented & engaging Cork based textile Artist Arlene Shawcross, as she gives a demonstration of how she creates beautiful textile pieces using machine embroidery techniques. All welcome. Second of four events here during festival week. Next door to ‘On the Pig’s Back’ Café in Douglas. No need to book. T: 021 436 8365 E: corkcraftdesign@gmail.com 12noon – 12.30pm CSN College, Tramore Road

A PLAY AT lunchtime ‘The Battle between Carnival and Lent’ – A Vernacular Mumming Play. Cultural & Heritage Studies students have researched this medieval style folk drama and will present their mischievous play to a public audience. All are welcome (see 1.30 today also) E: s.lehane@csn.ie

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12 noon – 2pm CSN College, Tramore Road

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Create unique prints using a printing press. Let your imagination run free . Experiment with colour and texture for brilliant effects. Advance booking required. E: d.godsell@csn.ie

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EXPLORE COLLAGE Learn how to use collage to create dynamic images with an array of paper techniques. Advance booking advised. E: d.godsell@csn.ie 1.10pm - 2pm Foyer of CIT Cork School of Music

1pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall

OFFICIAL OPENING ‘I AM A PIECE’: EXHIBITION See artwork by pupils from a number of secondary schools in Cork. Building on last year’s exhibition of portraits involving typography, this year’s work is mixed media based. Artist Leanne McDonagh was the teacher overseeing the workshops in: Nagle Community School, St Aidan’s Community College, Terence MacSwiney Community College, North Monastery, St. Coleman’s Community College & the Ursuline Secondary School. This art programme, organised by the Interagency Traveller Education Group, aims to raise the educational hopes & ambitions of young travellers. Continues daily until Friday. T: Leanne 086 052 0772

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E: leannemcdonaghart@gmail.com 1pm – 4pm Blackpool Shopping Centre

ALCOHOL INFO POD Stand raising awareness of the myths and facts about alcohol. Referrals to local supports & services available for individuals and families. This event is brought to you in association with Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force and Community Action on csn logo Alcohol North-side (CAAN). T: 021 -4302310 M: 087 1962030 E: jdaly@partnershipcork.ie

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LUNCHTIME PERFORMANCE BY GUITAR PLUS Guitar Plus is a Classical Guitar Orchestra drawn from senior students of the CIT Cork School of Music directed by Jerry Creedon. They will be performing a wide variety of music to suit all tastes. The venue is wheelchair accessible. No need to book but a limited seating event. T: Edel 087 2344669 E: edel.sullivan@cit.ie W: csm.cit.ie/


1.30pm – 2pm CSN College, Tramore Road

A PLAY AT LUNCHTIME ‘The Battle between Carnival and Lent’ – A Vernacular Mumming Play . All are welcome (see Listing @ 12 noon today also).

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“Introduction to Irish” Irish speaker and teacher of English Language at Griffith College Cork, David Scanlon, will provide a basic introduction to Irish to people with little or no knowledge of the Irish language. The class will use “TEFL style” teaching such as communicative activities.

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FUN WALK FOR BEGINNERS TO FITZGERALDS PARK A social beginner’s walk, lead by Community Health Worker Stephen Murphy from the Hut Community Centre to Fitzgerald’s Park. The walk is on downhill and flat and is approximately 2 miles taking in Sundays well, the River walk by the Old Irish Distillers and Mardyke road. Walk will finish at Fitzgerald’s park. There will be free Tea and Coffee in the Museum Café for all walkers. The Gurranabraher Churchfield Walking group meet every Weds at 2 pm in the education and rights resource Centre, Churchfield Green. No booking necessary First come first served. T: 0879814803 E: stephend.murphy@hse.ie

Attendees having simple conversations as Gaelige and also showcase the beauty of the living language. All are welcome, please book in advance. T: 021 4507027 E: Sinead.odea@griffith.ie W: griffith.ie

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A DATE WITH DATA Numbers are fascinating, but do they count? Meet surprising figures, date data with character & digits to delight in this interactive talk & workshop. A better than average event with any amount of fun! Presented by the Central Statistics Office & St Peter’s Cork. Event repeated 5.30pm this evening.

Rosemary Moore, Alexander teacher for over 24 years invites you to a talk on the Alexander Technique. Sharing tips that you can put into practice immediately to make changes that will enhance your life. Regular class each Weds. Booking necessary. T: 021 4311411 or 087 2872937 E: rosemary.moore@gmail.com W: alexanderteacher.ie

Booking preferred. T: Eileen 021 427 8187 E: info@stpeterscork.ie

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2pm – 4pm The Toolbox, Knocknaheeny Hollyhill Men’s Shed Knocknaheeny Hollyhill Community Garden, Hollyville, off Harbourview Road (behind Applegreen Services)

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Visit The Toolbox Men’s Shed - find out what goes on and how you can get involved. View the wood workshop facilities and some of the creations made by members. Explore the Community Garden and discover the other horticultural, culinary, creative, social and health promoting workshops and events. These projects are managed by NICHE Community Health Project and are open to all men of all ages (over 18) and levels of experience. The Toolbox is open most Wednesdays 11am-4pm. No booking required for individuals. Please call if bringing a group. Parking available. Tea and Coffee. T: 021 430 0135/086 772 6101 E: garden@nicheonline.ie

2pm – 4pm The Lantern Community Project, Nano Nagle Place, Evergreen Street

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MEDITATION & WELLBEING WORKSHOP This workshop and interactive session by Sile O’Connor is aimed at exploring the benefits of and practicing the gift of meditation. Booking by March 16th. T: Noreen 0861894855 or Geraldine 021 466 6180 E: noreen@lanternproject.ie W: lanternproject.ie

2pm – 4pm St. Johns Central College /Apple RTC, Sawmill St. Cork

GAME DESIGN EVENT An introduction to game design with Unity Game Engine and 3D animation. No need to book. T: 021 4255500 W: stjohnscollege.ie

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2pm - 5pm The Social & Health Education Project (SHEP) The Granary, Besboro, Blackrock

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ADVOCACY; WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND HOW DOES IT WORK? An interactive workshop with Deirdre Lillis exploring advocacy and what it means. Participants can explore different models of advocacy and learn how advocacy can make a difference in their lives and their communities. No 202 bus to Scallys Supervalu or Parking Available – Booking essential. T: Geraldine 021 466 6180 (SHEP)

2.30pm – 5pm Over the Line Studios At Glenline Fitted Furniture, Ballyvolane Road (near Dunnes Stores)

EXHIBITION & STUDIO TOURS ‘Over the Line Studios’ consists of a group of 13 artists working in various mediums. Visit the gallery to admire the exhibition of works in sculpture, painting, ceramics and photography or book a studio tour. Tours by appointment only. No 207 bus from the city centre. No wheelchair access to studios. T: Martha 0872606999 E: overthelinestudios.com

E: socialandhealth@eircom.net W: socialandhealth.com

2.30pm – 5.30pm Bishopstown Senior Social Centre, Wilton Park House

COMPUTERS FOR THE PETRIFIED Call in at any time & learn how to use your laptop & how to get the most out of your IPad or Tablet. Michael O’Connor shows how easy it is. All welcome. Event repeated each Tues & Thurs at noon. Free parking. T: Michael 087 273 4887

2.45pm – 4pm St. Mary’s on the Hill N.S., Knocknaheeny

E: bishopstownseniors@gmail.com

OPEN TRAD SESSION Traditional Irish music-making workshop & session with Creative Tradition, Club Ceoil Knocknaheeny & Music Generation Cork City. Bring your instruments, open to all ages! Creative Tradition in partnership with Music Generation Cork. No need to book. E: Citymusicgencorkcity@corketb.ie T: 021-4907186

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3pm Meitheal Mara @ Lapp’s Quay Boardwalk

CURRACH CELEBRATION Join a group of young people to celebrate their successful completion of an 8-week currach rowing programme (Bádóireacht) with Meitheal Mara. Today’s event is a culmination of all of their hard work as well as a celebration of the team-work, integration and fun experienced along the way. No need to book.

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‘UNDER THE GOLDIE FISH’ – Walking tour Local historian Tom Spalding will lead a guided tour of the city inspired by the ‘Under The Goldie Fish’ exhibition, currently on display in the Crawford Art Gallery. Meet outside the entrance to the Crawford Art Gallery on Emmet Place. Booking Required.

T: 021 4316813

T: 087 973 1122

E: badoireacht@meithealmara.ie

E: info@corkdfas.ie

W: meithealmara.ie

W: corkdfas.ie 6pm – 8pm Shaolin Martial Arts Academy, St,. Finbarrs Cathedral Hall, Dean St

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BEGINNERS SHAOLIN KUNG FU This class is for adults only. Shaolin Master ‘K’ Eastman will take you through the basic fundamentals of shaolin Kung Fu. These classes are ongoing , you can join at any time and work at your own pace. Booking essential – text is best. T: 0838125557

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

E: smaaireland@gmail.com

3pm Visitors’ Centre, Main Quad, UCC

GUIDED TOUR OF UCC

5.30pm – 6.30pm UCC, Main Quadrangle, West Wing 5

For details see Tuesday. Tour repeated daily at 3pm until Friday, noon on Sat. 5pm – 6pm St Peter’s Cork, North Main St

A DATE WITH DATA See full event details in 2pm listing today. Booking preferred. T: Eileen 427 8187

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E: info@stpeterscork.ie

‘THE WEREWOLF IN GLAICIA’

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Paula Teixeira Moláns, lecturer in Galician Studies in UCC offers an overview of the figure of the werewolf in Galician folklore and literature. T: 4903271 E: Paula.teixeiramolan@ucc.ie W: UCC.ie/en/galician


Childhood Studies or Psychology, then come along to this Information Session to find out more. These qualifications are awarded at NFQ Level 7 and NFQ Level 8. All are welcome to attend.

Cork College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island, Cork

6pm - 7pm

CHILDRENS NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND PLAY Patricia O’Donovan will talk about food, nutrition and portion sizes for young children, Chris Howard will talk about the types and importance of physical activity for young children, and Veronica Long will discuss the importance of play for young children.

7pm - 8pm

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LAW Law teacher, Paul Cotter presents an information seminar designed to equip the lifelong learner with an understanding of what is involved in the study of Law. This informal session includes a review of all the options from entry to more advanced levels. Paul will be happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding the study of Law. Tel: 021 4222100

6pm – 7pm

Website: www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie

DRAMA FOR FUN!

Email: queries@ccoc.ie

Want to experience something different, meet new people and boost your confidence through theatre games etc. Then come along to Drama for Fun where Louise Brown explores the basics of drama/acting techniques in a relaxed fun space. 6pm – 7pm

SOCIAL STUDIES AND COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH Have you an interest in attaining a qualification in the areas of Social Studies or Mental Health in the Community? Well come along to the information session on new qualifications that will be available soon in the Cork College of Commerce. These qualifications will be awarded at NFQ L6 and NFQ L7. All are welcome to attend. 6pm – 7pm

EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES & PSYCOLOGY If you want to gain information about new qualifications in the areas of Early

ACCESS SERVICE 6.30pm CIT Tourism & Hospitality Dept., CIT Campus, Rossa Avenue

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VEGETARIAN COOKERY DEMONSTRATION Here is an ideal opportunity to discover new vegetarian recipes to try at home. For our health’s sake & in defence of our climate, it’s a great idea to cut back on the amount of meat we eat. The Faith in Action Group of Ballineaspaig Parish organised this demonstration in conjunction with CIT Tourism & Hospitality Dept. Booking essential. T: Clare 087 649 2554

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6.30pm – 7.30pm Douglas GAA Club

7pm – 8.30pm Mouse Internet Café, 11 Barracks Street

TRY A KARATE CLASS

TAKE THE ANXIETY OUT OF COMPUTERS

Adults & children aged 5+ can join the regular class here & try Karate/Self Defence. For details see Tuesday at 7pm. Other free classes on Thurs at 6.45pm & in Carrigaline on Friday – see Fringe pages. T: Barry 086 722 2779 E: barry@risingsun.ie W: risingsun.ie 7pm – 8pm Shaolin Martial Arts Academy, St. Finbarrs Cathedral Hall, Dean St

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Drop-in interactive sessions demonstrating various levels of computer skills and learning. From learning how to use a mouse and keyboard properly to more advanced lessons; developing speed skills, PowerPoint presentations and online researching skills. All guidance is given by a qualified teacher and you’ll be given a chance to practice your new found skills. Refreshments available all are welcome. Near the Flying Enterprise Bar. No booking necessary.

BEGINNERS SHAOLIN KUNG FU

T: 021 2417064

This class is for adults only. Shaolin Master ‘K’ Eastman will take you through the basic fundamentals of shaolin Kung Fu. These classes are ongoing; you can join at any time and work at your own pace.

E: hello@mousecork.ie

Booking essential – text is best. T: 0838125557 E: smaaireland@gmail.com

W: mousecork.ie 7pm - 9pm Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach Knocknaheeny Community Building, Foyle Avenue, Knocknaheeny

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COOKERY DEMONSTRATION 7pm - 8pm Cork City Partnership – Glen Outreach Office, Glen Resource Centre, The Glen

ZUMBA CLASS Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

Come along and join in a fun Zumba fitness class. Learn to get fit using aerobics and dance to Latin American rhythms. Booking is essential. T: 021-4550943 & 087-1308913

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Learn to create simple, delicious meals. Come along and see how a variety of dishes are prepared and cooked. Get some useful tips and taste some of the finished dishes. Booking is necessary. T: 021 4399 503


7.15 pm – 8.45 pm Welcome English Language Centre Convent Place, Crosses Green,

SING FOR FUN ! OPEN REHERSAL Join with the World as One Choir as they rehearse in a fun and enjoyable way in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The choir always welcomes new members of different nationalities! T: 087 2385527 E: apmbracken@hotmail.com 7:15pm - 9:30pm Voices of Cork Community Choir, St Patricks Infants School, Gardiners Hill

OPEN CHOIR REHERSAL Experience a rehearsal of a four part mixed choir through observation and participation There are four sections, Sopranos-high female vocals, Altos- low female vocals, Tenors - high male vocals and Basses - low male vocals. There is a mix of popular, traditional and classical pieces on the choir’s repertoire Choir meets every Wednesday from September to May. Parking available.

7.30pm Blackpool Community Centre

TALK: ‘TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES IN BLACKPOOL’ Enjoy a PowerPoint presentation by local historian Mark Cronin on Transport in Blackpool through the ages. See the exhibition which continues until Friday. All welcome. T: 450 1787

T: Fiona 085 8273333 E: sing@voicesofcork.com

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7.30pm – 9pm Turners Cross Community Centre, Church View, Curragh Rd

7.30pm – 8.30pm Cork Bridge Club, 36 St Patrick’s Quay

MOVEMENT, MEDITATION & MINDING OURSELVES

LEARN A LITTLE SPANISH

Enjoy an introductory session of gentle movement and meditation using music, colour and breath to mind ourselves. Exploring the chakra system and its connection to wellbeing this event is presented by Gráinne O’Driscoll. Wear loose, comfortable clothing this event is suitable for all. Hosted by Turners Cross Community Association.

All welcome to attend Cork Spanish Circle’s class for beginners & see how students have progressed since September. Classes held here every Wednesday from September to May. Find out how about the Spanish Circle & its activities. Venue is a red brick building next to Car Park, closed in evening. T: 021 496 3828 E: corkspanishcircle@gmail.com W: corkspanishcircle.com

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thursday march 22

All week 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5.30pm

‘Faces of Learning’ EXHIBITION

Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny

This photography exhibition features images of past and present participants in the Learning Neighbourhoods initiatives. T: 021 492 4935

9.15am – 10am

SENSORY FRIENDLY VISITS Families of children with autism or sensory issues can book a private visit to the library before we open to the public. We offer dimmed lights, low noise, move freely, no ‘sssssh!’

Central Library, Grand Parade

10pm – 5.30pm

NON FICTION WRITERS GROUP

ART EXHIBITION One book One Community family reading project presents an art exhibition.

11am – 4.30pm

All welcome to an afternoon event organised by the Non-Fiction Writers Group, which meets here regularly. T: 492 4900

T 492 4928

Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre 11am

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

‘SAINT COLUMBA’S – THE STORY OF A COMMUNITY’

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Frank O’Connor Library, Mayfield

A talk about the Douglas/Rochestown area by Máirín and Éamon Lankford. All are welcome.

11am

6.30pm

YOUR CV AND INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES

‘ALASKA TO THE ARTIC CIRCLE AND BEYOND’

Learn about the secrets of having a good CV for jobseekers. Elke O’Mahony suggests what to do & not to do to impress. Free event of interest to everyone. All welcome.

A talk by Jim Fitzgibbon – all are welcome. T: 492 4931 / 492 49312


Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre 10.00am - 8pm

HISTORY & HORTICULTURE: THE HARTLANDS OF CORK EXHIBITION This Exhibition runs all week, full details on Tuesday’s listings

2.30pm

LEARN ABOUT PATCHWORK AND QUILTING Pop in and visit with the Tory Top Quilting group to admire your work and watch these talented quilters in action. All are welcome. T: 492 4946

11.30am

STORIES TO LIFE WITH BARBARA O’MEARA Stories from Cork City Libraries Books in a bag collection for Adults we support will be brought to life by Barbara in an interactive event. Booking essential. T: 492 4950

Tory Top Library, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane

Blackpool Library, Redforge Rd Two Exhibitions on all week 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm

COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITION Cork City Partnership present a display of Knitting, Crochet and Cross Stitching from the Happy Hookers Knitting and Crochet Group based in the Glen, a selection of Crafts from the Youth Cafe Network and intricate Matchstick Models by artist Noel Dempsey.

10am

ONLINE COURSES AND DIGITAL MAGAZINES Call to the library for an informal information session on how to access and use these free resources available to all library members on corkcitylibraries.ie. Bring your tablet or Smartphone. 11am

WHAT WE USED TO PLAY A talk by local historian Liam Ó hUigín on street games of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Booking essential.

CORK WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Exhibition by local photographers produced by Cork Nature Network.

11am

‘WELLBEING AND HAPPINESS’ Find your happy place! A talk by Pat Sheehan, accredited psychotherapist and counsellor in association with Healthy Ireland. T: 492 4933

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‘HEADS UP’ EXHIBITION Presenting an exhibition of painting, photography, and sculpture exploring the theme of portraiture. The exhibition is located on the first floor of the main college building and is open daily until Friday. W: stjohnscollege.ie

ACCESS SERVICE 9am – 6pm James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

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9am – 5pm St. Johns Central College, Sawmill St. Cork

Until Saturday, for full details see listing @10.30am Tuesday.

9am – 5pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall

‘I AM A PIECE’: EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS BY SECONDARY STUDENTS Artwork by pupils from a number of secondary schools in Cork. See full listing and details of event opening @ 1pm today Continues daily until Friday. T: 086 052 0772 9am – 5pm Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach, Foyle Avenue

ART CRAFT & DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

9am – 9pm Curve Gallery, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown

CIT Societies – ‘ReflectGuatemala’ Exhibition

9am – 9pm Blackpool Community Centre

EXHIBITION: ‘TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES IN BLACKPOOL’ See this fascinating exhibition which continues until Friday. All welcome. T: 450 1787

See Tuesdays listing for full details.

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

T: 021 4399 503

9am – 9pm Alliance Française de Cork, 36 Mary St

GRAFFAUNE - A Street Art Exhibition 9am – 9pm Blackpool Community Centre

INTERGENERATION PROJECT – AN EXHIBITION Visit the community centre and enjoy an exhibition of work created in cooperation between the ‘Over 60’s club’ and transition year students from St. Aidans College, Dublin Hill. Continues until Friday. T: Trish 0861651543

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Discover the work of DACO, a French Street Artist based in Paris - a series of graffiti pieces composed of stylised geometrical wild animals. Exhibition runs until April 30th. E: info@alliancefrancaisecork.com W: alliancefrancaisecork.com


9.30am – 10.30am Farranree Health Action Zone, The Fairfield, Farranree/Fairhill

LEARN TO RUN – WORKSHOP SESSION Interested in starting to run? Come along and join us on The Fairfield for a short introductory training session which you can use and adapt to suit yourself and your ability. This session is organised by Farranree Health Action Zone, Community Health Worker and is open to the whole community. Professional running coach (Kieran McKeown) will take you through the basics of any successful running programme. Suitable for any level of fitness. The Fairfield is a large open green field area in the middle of Farranree/Fairhill. Please text Joanne if you are attending: 086 787 2265 10am - 11am Cork City Partnership – Glen Outreach Glen Rovers Hurling & Football Club, Ballincollie Road, Ballyvolane

HEALTH & FITNESS CLASS Come along and join in a class designed to help you tone, increase general fitness and improve health awareness. Booking is essential. T: 021-4550943 & 087-1308913

‘PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER ‘

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A 2 day Training event Thursday 10am – 4pm Friday 10am – 4pm Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force /Community Action on Alcohol Northside Youth Centre Knocknaheeny, Hollyhill Shopping Centre, Knocknaheeny, Cork A Drug & Alcohol Resource for Trainers. This resource will allow community members and professionals with or without an addiction/ drug education background to engage in a relevant and supportive way with people in a group work setting around the issues of drugs and alcohol. These two days will act as a guide and resource for persons working with young people of mixed ages & abilities and provide a practical approach to working with individuals and communities on the subject of drugs and alcohol. A light lunch will be provided on both training days. This training is offered in a two-day programme with a certificate of attendance awarded on completion. The manual is only available on completion of the two day training course. Booking for this 2 Day Training Course is Essential T: 021- 4930100 or 087- 0553255 E: gemma.oleary@hse.ie

10am – 5pm The Glucksman University College Cork

‘ACTIVIST ART’ AN EXHIBITION Exhibition is open daily and runs until Sunday. For more details see Tuesdays listing. E: info@glucksman.org

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10am - 11.30am Cork City Partnership The Lough Community Centre, Green Street, Greenmount

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OPEN DAY & BENEFITS CHECK

PILATES CLASS Come and experience a Pilate’s class – therapeutic exercise for the mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels.

An opportunity for you to confidentially discuss your entitlement to various Social Protection payments & other public services. All welcome.

Booking necessary.

T: 0761 07 6850

T: Linda 087 1962025

E: hollyhill@citinfo.ie W: citizensinformation.ie

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Herb Walk Identifying edible and poisonous wild plants Thomas Riedmuller, Permaculture Teacher and founding member of The Hollies Centre for Sustainability takes you on a walk through Beaumont Quarry and surrounding streets, identifying plants and explaining their properties and uses. You will learn to distinguish between common poisonous, edible and medicinal wild plants. Booking essential. T: 083 3136839

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E: info@thehollies.ie 10.30am – 12 noon The Glen Resource Centre, (Old Youthreach Building) Glen Avenue

FUN GENERAL KNOWLEGE QUIZ All welcome to a quiz which will test your General Knowledge skills. Teams of two and 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes awarded. Ample parking and free refreshments. Organised by the Dillon’s Cross Project. Located behind Glen resource Centre, down steps, turn left, and straight on to first building. T: Eileen 021 455 0511 or 086 045 3015

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10am – 1pm Hollyhill Citizens Information Centre, Foyle Avenue, Knocknaheeny

10.30am - 11.30am St. Luke’s Home, Castle Road, Mahon, Cork.

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WHO CARES FOR THE CARER? Caring for a family member at home is a tremendous natural responsibility. It is a demanding job on the person caring particularly physically, psychologically and emotionally. So who is caring for the carer?? You’ll get a brief overview of how you can care for you. When you are feeling good and well you can enjoy life again without the guilt. Booking essential. Tel: Claire 021 4536551 E: claire.coakley@stlukeshome.ie


9.30am – 12.30 Triskel Christchurch

11.30am – 12.30pm Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald’s Park

FREE SEMINAR EVENT

GUIDED TOUR OF ‘TORIAG ON THE TOBAR’

UNESCO CORK CALL TO ACTION the next steps This Seminar considers the key outcome of the UNESCO Cork Call to Action for Learning Cities. Come and hear Cork and Limerick speakers, joined by guests from other Learning Cities including: Bristol and Belfast with an input from UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning.

T: 086 3850136 11am – 1pm Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge

DROP IN WORKSHOPS, GUIDED TOURS & EXHIBITION

Full details on Page 4. E: info@corklearningcity.ie 11am - 1pm Nano Nagle Place, Evergreen St

Cork Traveller Women’s Network exhibition open 10am – 4pm daily, see listing Tues @11.30 for full details.

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POLISH CULTURE Brought to you by Cork Migrant Centre. Get a taste of Polish culture at this interactive presentation and learn a few words of Polish. Booking required. T: 086 8246087 E: corkmigrantcentre@gmail.com

Discover Cork Printmakers, which offers facilities in etching, photo-intaglio, screenprint, lithography, relief print & digital print. In the Screen-printing Workshops, you’ll be guided through this popular technique by professional artists. Create your own two-colour greeting card to take home. Tour the workshop & learn about the range of print techniques & equipment artist’s use. There’s a group exhibition of work created by artist members of Cork Printmakers. No need to book.

11am to 1.00pm North Presentation Secondary SchooL Farranree, Cork

E: info@corkprintmakers.ie

ORDINARY WOMEN IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMes

11am – 4pm Cork City and County Archives, 32 Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool

A morning of history talks on the role of women, especially Cork women, in the fight for the vote and for Irish Independence. The Shandon History Group will also display their 1916 commemorative exhibiton in the school library entitled “Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times”.

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TALKS ON LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY/GENEALOGY

The event is hosted by our regular Tuesday Adult Education History Group.

Learn at the Archives: A Day of Illustrated Talks on Local and Family History. Alan McCarthy on the rise and fall of the Tivy family. Luke Dineen on the life and times of Thomas Walsh, 1916’er and Trade Unionist. Paul MacCotter on Cork Surnames. Liam Ó hUigín on Terence MacSwiney. Free Refreshments.

Light refreshments available. Booking essential.

Booking necessary -WHOLE EVENT ONLY

T: Joanne 0863439701

E: archivist@corkcity.ie

E: adulted@northpres.ie

T: 021 4505886

Come and join us for what promises to be a fascinating look back at Cork women’s contributions to the history of their times.

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11am – 12.30pm LifeFM Studios, Deanrock Business Estate,Togher

TOUR A RADIO STUDIO LifeFM Cork has been broadcasting for 10 years on 93.1 FM & online at www.lifefm. ie 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take a tour of the studios. Experience a live radio show, record your voice in studio, and more! Free refreshments. All welcome. Studio is behind FastFit Tyres, free parking. T: Terri 021 496 1111

11am – 3pm UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, Environmental Research Institute of UCC, Green Campus Committee University College Cork

W: lifefm.ie

Informational booths on water and health benefits of water

11 am - 1 pm Council Chambers, Cork City Hall

There will be three booths set up in the Student Centre of UCC. They will include: Determine your water footprint, Physical, chemical, and biological water monitoring station where visitors can try water quality monitoring out for themselves and informational booth on the importance of water to a healthy lifestyle. This booth will be run by UCC Health Matters.

E: terri@lifefm.ie

CO-OPERATION IRELAND This event will provide an overview of our Cork/Belfast Leadership Programme which is delivered by Cooperation Ireland in association with Cork Sports Partnership.

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The overall aim of the Cork Youth Leadership Project is “To build the capacity of young people to take on an active leadership role in their communities and to engage positively with others from different backgrounds, including cross-border. The young people also have the opportunity to put their leadership skills in practice by taking on a social action project in their local community. This presentation will be followed by a Q & A session as well as a number of the sample activities used in the programme. Booking required. T: 021 4962749 / 0868581668 E: mlucey@cooperationireland.org W: cooperationireland.org

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1.10pm Meet at Wellington Bridge

RIVER BIODIVERSITY WALK hosted by Cork Nature Network This guided river walk aims to teach people about the plants and animals, specifically otters that are found in and around the River Lee River Walk with Cork Nature Network (meet at Wellington Bridge at 13.10), this walk will take you on a journey along the northern channel of the river Lee to hear about the diversity of wildlife that occurs along the waterways of our city. Of particular interest may be otters that are often seen along this stretch of river. Learn about the work being undertaken to monitor and protect these mammals by the CCN team.


6:30pm - 7:30PM Boole 1 University College Cork

WATER : THE ANSWER IS IN NATURE Lecture by Dr Simon Harrison of UCC relating to the ecology of freshwater systems and this year’s World Water Day. For more information, please visit https://www.ucc.ie/en/gemscdc/ Aoife.corcoran@ucc.ie 086-3030692 (can be used on the day of the event) https://www.ucc.ie/en/eri/ https://www.ucc.ie/en/gemscdc/

11.30am - 1pm The Mahon Family Resource Centre, Mahon Drive

A PATHWAY FOR EVERY LEARNER Did you ever think about upskilling or returning to education? At this informal information session on planning your future, Oonagh Maher and Bríd Murphy will help you to plan for the future. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss your options and look at what courses are available through the Cork ETB Parking& Refreshments available, wheelchair accessible. All are welcome. T: Bríd 086 857 7820 12.00noon – 1.00pm St. Luke’s Home, Castle Road, Mahon, Cork.

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Introducing the Trishaw in Nursing Homes At St Luke’s Home we are proud owners of one of only four Trishaws in Ireland! We would be delighted to tell you our story and how in September 2017 we received our Trishaw and the difference it is making already to our Residents. Cycling Without Age is an initiative established in Belgium in 2012. In essence it’s about getting older people out and about on a Trishaw, reminiscing about their days on bikes and feeling ‘the wind in their hair’ once again. Please book. Tel: Claire 021 4536551 E: claire.coakley@stlukeshome.ie 11.30am - 1pm Griffith College Cork, Wellington Road.

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BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY Eoin O’Conaill, lecturer in photography at Griffith College Cork, presents gives a short workshop of basic photography, and the use of Photoshop, coinciding with an exhibition of work by student photographers at Griffith College Cork. Booking is essential. T: Sinead 021 4507027 E: Sinead.odea@griffith.ie

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thursday march 22

12pm – 2pm Cork Craft & Design, 27a St Patrick’s Woollen Mills, Douglas

WOODTURNING DEMONSTRATION Experienced wood turner John O’Shea demonstrates the fascinating art of woodturning with beautiful results at the Cork Craft and Design co-operative shop. Cork Craft & Design is a voluntary group of over 100 craftspeople from all over Cork City & County. Stay a while and browse all the other crafts available to admire in this unique space. T: 021 436 8365 E: corkcraftdesign@gmail.com W: corkcraftanddesign.com 12noon – 5pm Bishopstown Senior Social Centre, Wilton Park House

COMPUTERS FOR THE PETRIFIED Call in at any time & learn how to use your laptop & how to get the most out of your IPad or Tablet. All welcome. Ask about other regular activities at this award-winning centre. Event repeated each Tues at noon and Wed from 2.30pm. Plenty of free parking. T: Roger 086 386 6975. T: Michael 087 273 4887

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E: bishopstownseniors@gmail.com 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Welcome English Language Centre Convent Place, Crosses Green

EXHIBITION & FOOD TASTING Celebrate other cultures with our students who have come from over fifty countries around the globe. T: 087 2385527 & 021 4316537

The Free University: Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork 12noon - 1pm The Free University: Adult Continuing Education UCC West Wing 9 Main Quadrangle UCC

‘WHAT ARE GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS?’ Rola Abu Zeid-O Neill will give an overview of the Diploma in Development and Global Human Rights Studies in UCC. This interdisciplinary programme aims to provide a critical understanding of the issues, processes and institutions central to global poverty, inequality & Development.

5pm - 6pm Western Gateway Building Room 304, UCC

‘HOW DOES YOUR VISION AND HEARING AFFECT MEDICAL TREATMENT?’ All are welcome to attend this Lecture with Audience Participation.

7.30pm - 8.30pm UCC Language Centre, O’Rahilly Building, ORB 156 (between Boole Library & Honan chapel)

A TASTE OF CLASS Language class, for those whose first language is not English. Join a demonstration English lesson with fun activities based on language, games, internet resources, video etc. No need to book. For more information on our programmes at UCC please refer to our website: https://www.ucc.ie/en/ace/ 021 4904717

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12pm – 2pm Cork College of Commerce

1.10pm - 2pm Foyer of CIT Cork School of Music

Let’s get reading BOOKFAIR!

LUNCHTIME MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

For anyone who has a love of reading?

A collaborative performance by Community Music Students and Cope Foundation, Hollyhill with ‘The Amazing Team’ featuring vocalist Lucia O’ Neill. Join us for what promises to be an entertaining mix of music, rap and songs and learn some LÁMH! The venue is wheelchair accessible.

This is an opportunity for everyone to find a book to suit their particular interests. Bring along your unwanted books and exchange them for other ones you want to read. There is no money exchanged. Any books remaining will be donated to a charity. T: 021 4222100

No need to book but a limited seating event.

W: corkcollegeofcommerce.ie

T: Edel 087 2344669

E: queries@ccoc.ie

E: edel.sullivan@cit.ie W: csm.cit.ie/

1pm - 2pm Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), Office of the Vice-President for Teaching and Learning, University College Cork Main Campus University College Cork

STONE MAD -WORKSHOP What can sculptures at UCC tell us? You are invited to examine the sculptures and artworks on the grounds of University College Cork from the perspective of teaching and learning. What stories do these artworks communicate? What insights can be gained from closely examining these objects? This workshop will showcase the activities of CIRTL. Dr Marian McCarthy, CIRTL Director, UCC and Mr James Cronin, CIRTL College Lecturer, UCC. As the workshop will take place outside, participants should dress appropriately, booking not necessary. T: 021-4905118

2pm - 3pm Access English Academy, 19, Patrick’s Hill. Cork

COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH Access English Language Academy is the best option in Cork if you want to start learning English or continue your studies in the language. Our school is established over 7 years and we offer classes for all levels; day and evening timetables. Courses throughout the year. T: 086 311 1193 W: accessenglishacademy.com E: accessenglishacademy@gmail.com 2pm – 4.30pm Hollyhill Citizens Information Centre

OPEN DAY & BENEFITS CHECK See today’s listing at 10am today

W: ucc.ie/en/cirtl

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2pm – 4pm Cork City Childcare, Suite 1, John Dunlop Building, Marina Commercial Park Centre Park Road

2pm – 4.30pm The Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) The Village Centre, Station Road, Ballincollig

OPEN AFTERNOON AT CORK CITY CHILDCARE

OUR EARTH, OUR CLIMATE: WHAT CAN I DO? WHAT CAN WE DO?

Early Years Practitioners, childminders & parents are invited to visit the offices of Cork City Childcare. Get information about childcare provision in Cork City & government funded Early Years Programmes. Information available for anyone interested in pursuing a career as an Early Years Practitioner. Booking is essential.

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This is an interactive session. Together, we will look at the impact of climate change on our lives and what we can do individually and collectively to take positive and constructive action, to be part of the solution. Tea & coffee served. Booking essential. T: Geraldine 021 466 6180 (SHEP)

T: Ruth or Elizabeth 431 0500

E: socialandhealth@eircom.net

E: elizabeth@corkcitychildcare.ie

W: socialandhealth.com

2pm – 4pm Eason’s Hill Community Centre, Shandon

CEOL & CRAIC Shandon Healthy Action Zone Men’s group invite you to join them as they meet each Thurs to sing and play. Light refreshments available all are welcome. T: 086 787 2372

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‘WHY WATER MATTERS’ An open space event brought to you by EcCoWell, exploring the element of water from many perspectives. A number of speakers will input on the theme of water e.g. the Sustainable Water Network, Refill and others. The Open Space format allows opportunities for participants to engage in further conversations of aspects presented that interest them most. T: 083 1468064 E: Bernadette@cef,ie W: eccowellcork.com

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Cooking demonstration by Mahon CDP’s Men’s cookery group. You will get to see some food being prepared and cooked and will get to sample some of the delights! Booking essential. T: 021 4359070. 2pm - 5pm JuiceFM @ Blackrock Castle Observatory

JuiceFM LIVE OUTSIDE BROADCAST Juice FM normally broadcasts from the state of the art digital studios at CSN college but today they are taking the show on the road with a live outside broadcast on 88.7FM and online featuring ‘The Boost’ show with presenters Sean Hurley and James Clancy from Blackrock Castle Observatory – ‘ Education meets science’. T: 0214961020 & 086 0477 887 W: juicefm.ie

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E: martin.aherne@hse.ie 2.30pm -4.30pm Lifetime Lab at Old Cork Waterworks

2.30pm – 4pm Mahon Community Development Project (Mahon CDP) Mahon Youth Centre (portacabins), Mahon Drive,


2.30pm - 5pm Bishopstown Senior Social Centre, Wilton Park House

3pm Visitors’ Centre, Main Quad, UCC

GUIDED TOUR OF UCC

MUSIC & DANCE Join Margot Lyons at one of the regular events at this award-winning centre, an afternoon enjoying music & dance. Find out about all the activities every week. Free parking. M: Rodger 086 386 6975 & 434 8595

For details see Tuesday. Tour repeated daily at 3pm until Friday, noon on Sat. 5pm - 6.30pm The Lantern Community Project. Nano Nagle Place, Evergreen Street

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GAP GREENER LIVING PROGRAMME & CREATIVITY FROM WASTE

E: bishopstownseniors@gmail.com

The Lantern Project & Cork Environmental Forum present an event which will give an interactive overview of the topics covered by a GAP Greener Living Programme – waste, water, energy, transport , consumerism, food and biodiversity. This event allows you to get and overview of the training and create a useful item from an old magazine. The Lantern Project community project is located on evergreen street which is behind the main Nano Nagle Place entrance on Douglas St. Booking is necessary. M: Bernie 083 1468064 E: info@cef.ie 3pm – 6 pm Aikido Cork (Open Centre) 77 Douglas Street

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‘Communication for Harmony’ Talk and interactive Workshop The Hollies Centre for Sustainability of UCC presents Thomas Riedmuller, Mediator and Teacher who explains how communication contributes to harmony or disharmony, to celebrating or sorting out, escalating or de-escalating. Short and fun activities allow participants to explore their own ways of communication and gain insights into how they can contribute to more harmony in their family, neighbourhood or workplace. Booking necessary. T: 083 3136839 E: info@thehollies.ie, W: thehollies.ie / aikidoshobukancork.com

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ACCESS SERVICE

5pm – 6pm & 6pm - 7pm Horner APG, Unit 1 Centrepoint, Centre Park Rd (Near Pat Mc Donald Paints)

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LEARNING FACTORY: AUTOMATION & THE FUTURE Get an overview of automation in the past 20 years & the future impact of the Internet of Things (IOT) on factories. Visit includes a presentation on products, followed by an open discussion. Two sessions available 5pm & 6pm today – booking essential. Event is one of a series organised by Matthew Cotterell, Head of School of Mechanical, Electrical & Process Engineering, CIT.

Final of UCC Science for All science communication competition. Five postgraduate students will each 10 minute talks about their research in an easy to understand manner without using jargon. A broad range of topics will be covered and there will be questions and answers with the competition judges and the audience. Intermission entertainment will be provided. This is the 13th annual final of the competition. No need to book. T: 021 4903362 or 086 8554744 E: c.buckley@ucc.ie

Bookings by email only bcooper@ hornerirl.ie

W: apc.ucc.ie

HEROES & VILLAINS – TOUR AND SKETCH IN THE GALLERY You’re invited to join us for a free event exploring how artists represent heroes and villains – many of which we’ve plucked from the gallery’s permanent collection of over 4,00 works, Join an artist – led workshop to create your own villainous character designs. No particular art experience is required and all are very welcome!

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

SCIENCE FOR ALL THE FINAL!

T: 086-8337659

6pm – 7.30pm Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place

T: +353 21 4907862 E: emmaklemencic@crawfordartgallery.ie W: crawfordartgallery.ie

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6pm University College Cork Western Gateway Building Lecture theatre G05


6pm – 7 p.m. Griffith College, Wellington Road, Cork.

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6pm – 10 pm Cork Dance Sport Academy (CDSA) @ Deerpark CBS

‘SUPERINTELLIGENCE – THE FUTURE OF AI’

BALLROOM & LATIN AMERICAN DANCE

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines rather than humans or other animals. AI has had a slow start, but over the past decade, it has become ubiquitous and touches almost all aspects of our live. Guest lecturer Dr. Roman van der Krogt will show some of the real applications of AI as they exist today, discuss some applications that will arise in the very near future and speculate on the long term impact AI will have. The talk will be light on technical details, making it accessible to all.

Get your dancing shoes on! CDSA give classes for individuals of all levels and ages and practice every Thursday from 6 – 10 pm at Deerpark CBS. All classes are run under the guidance of experience dance instructors. The main objective is to ensure each and every person has lots of fun while learning the art of Ballroom and Latin American Dance.

Booking is essential.

E: contact@dancecork.com

T: Sinead 021 4507027

W: dancecork.com/dancesport.ie

No need to book. T: 087 191 8018

E: Sinead.odea@griffith.ie W: griffith.ie

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7pm – 8.30pm Mouse Internet Café 11 Barracks Street

TAKE THE ANXIETY OUT OF COMPUTERS 6pm - 6.45pm Foyer of CIT Cork School of Music

TEA-TIME PERFORMANCE All are welcome to a special tea-time performance by the colleges Baroque Ensemble

Drop-in interactive sessions demonstrating various levels of computer skills and learning. See Wednesdays listing. T: 021 2417064 E: hello@mousecork.ie W: mousecork.ie

under the direction of Marja Gaynor and Pauline McSweeney. The venue is wheelchair accessible. No need to book but a limited seating event. T: Edel 087 2344669 E: edel.sullivan@cit.ie W: csm.cit.ie/

6.45pm – 7.45pm St Anthony’s Sports Hall, Ballinlough

TRY A KARATE CLASS Adults & children aged 5+ can join the regular class here & try Karate/Self Defence. For details see 7pm Tuesday and for other opportunities in Carrigaline on Friday, see Fringe pages.

7pm – 9pm Bishopstown Glasheen Network @ Bishopstown Community School

T: Barry 086 722 2779

KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE ONLINE

E: barry@risingsun.ie

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

W: risingsun.ie 7pm – 9pm Unitarian Church, Prince’s St

SHAPE NOTE SINGING WORKSHOP Sacred Harp is an American four part harmony folk singing tradition. The Sacred Harp Singers of Cork welcome all voices, regardless of experience. They use a shape note system, designed to make it easy for anyone to learn to sing. Bryan Seale leads an introductory workshop from 7 to 8pm, followed by their regular weekly singing here - all welcome to participate. E: corksacredharp@gmail.com W: corksacredharp.com

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Avril Ronan and Dr. Michelle Mulcahy will give parents and guardians the opportunity to learn skills to keep children safer whilst online. Tea & coffee available. Please book in advance. T: Alan 087 1922933


7pm - 8.30pm Cork City Partnership Office, 1st Floor, Heron House, Blackpool Retail Park

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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Information session on “Exploring Self Employment” - This workshop will cover the steps involved in becoming self employed, the pros and cons of self employment, supports available from government agencies and departments. There will be an opportunity to interact and ask questions and discuss issues relating to self employment. Free parking. Located next door to Boots in the retail park in Ballyvolane. Dial 09 at door. Booking required. T: Yvonne 021 4302310

7.30pm - 8.30pm Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach Knocknaheeny Youth Centre, Hollyhill Shopping Centre, Hollyhill

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ZUMBA CLASS Get a wiggle on in time for summer and come to join in a fun fitness class that combines dance and aerobics to Latin American rhythms. Booking required. T: 021 4399 503

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ADULT KUNG FU CLASS (17+) Chinese Kung Fu can enhance your mood & general feeling of wellbeing, reduce stress, improve strength and movement, and encourage restful sleep. This is a fun welcoming introduction class to Chinese martial arts from warm ups, stretches, stances, conditioning. Wear a tracksuit and bring runners. New members always welcome, studio located across from Credit Union Shandon Street. Booking required. T: 086018517 E: fulungchuan@gmail.com

7.30pm - 8.30pm Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton

7:30pm – 9pm CORK CITY MUSICAL SOCIETY @ Mirror Room, The Firkin Crane

‘RAISE YOUR VOICE IN SONG’

Booking necessary.

Members of Cork City Musical Society host an open singing workshop. It is an opportunity to learn basic vocal technique, acting through song and ensemble skills in a casual, friendly environment. All levels of singing experience are welcome to this event. No prior experience necessary!

T: Judy 085 714 2944

T: 4507487

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY & MINDFULNESS Join us for a talk on how to build happiness, well-being and emotional resilience followed by a relaxation session.

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All week 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5.30pm

march 23

‘Faces of Learning’ exhibition

Central Library, Grand Parade

This photography exhibition features images of past and present participants in the Learning Neighbourhoods initiatives.

10am – 11am

T: 021 492 4935

WHAT THE PAPERS SAID… on the day that you were born. You can now find out what the headlines were with a visit to the Irish Newspaper archive. Enjoy free access to this amazing archive of over 35 national & regional newspapers with many dating back to the 1800’s. 11am

MUSIC FOR YOU Hosted in the Rory Gallagher Music Library this gramophone recital is presented by Bernie Holland. All are welcome. 12.45 – 1.45 pm

STARTING YOUR FAMILY TREE Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

All welcome to hear Cork Genealogical Society explain the first steps in how to start researching your own family tree. All are welcome.

Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny 9.15am – 10am

SENSORY FRIENDLY VISITS Families of children with autism or sensory issues can book a private visit to the library before we open to the public. We offer dimmed lights, low noise, move freely, no ‘sssssh!’ 10am – 5pm

ONLINE COURSES AND DIGITAL MAGAZINES Call to the library for an informal information session o how to access and use these free resources available to all library members on corkcitylibraries.ie. Bring your tablet or Smartphone. 10am – 5pm

T: 492 4900

Frank O’Connor Library, Mayfield

ART EXHIBITION One book One Community family reading project presents an art exhibition. T 492 4928

11am

STRESS RELIEF AND WELL BEING A talk by Pat Sheehan, accredited psychotherapist and councillor in association with Healthy Ireland.

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Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre 11am

TEXTILES THERAPY WORKSHOP Relax the mind and keep your fingers busy at this creative workshop. Places are limited so please book in advance. T: 492 4931 / 492 49312

Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre 10.00am - 5pm

HISTORY & HORTICULTURE: THE HARTLANDS OF CORK EXHIBITION This Exhibition runs all week, full details on Tuesday’s listings

Blackpool Library, Redforge Rd Two Exhibitions on all week 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm

COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITION Cork City Partnership present a display of Knitting, Crochet and Cross Stitching from the Happy Hookers Knitting and Crochet Group based in the Glen, a selection of Crafts from the Youth Cafe Network and intricate Matchstick Models by artist Noel Dempsey.

CORK WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Exhibition by local photographers produced by Cork Nature Network. T: 492 4933

3pm – 4pm

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE REAL JANE ‘Everything you’ve always known about Jane Austen....that probably isn’t true’ Presented by Helena Kelly author of Jane Austen The Secret Radical. This talk will examine whether the Jane Austen that we all recognize, bears any resemblance to the real woman and whether the enduring, popular cultural idea of her novels is accurate.

9am – 5pm Blackpool Community Centre

INTERGENERATION PROJECT – AN EXHIBITION See Tuesdays listing for details. 9am – 5pm Blackpool Community Centre

EXHIBITION: ‘TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES IN BLACKPOOL’ All welcome.

T: 492 4950 / 492 4951

T: 450 1787 9am – 5pm St. Johns Central College, Sawmill St. Cork

‘HEADS UP’ EXHIBITION See Tuesdays listing for full details, final day of exhibition. W: stjohnscollege.ie

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9am - 5pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall

9am – 9pm Curve Gallery, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown

‘I AM A PIECE’: EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS BY SECONDARY

‘REFLECT-GUATEMALA’ EXHIBITION

Artwork by pupils from a number of secondary schools in Cork.

A photographic reflection of Jackie Ni Fhogartaigh’s 12-week volunteer experience in Guatemala in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Exhibition finishes today. E: leannemcdonaghart@gmail.com 9am - 5.30pm Alliance Française de Cork, 36 Mary St,

GRAFFAUNE - A Street Art Exhibition Discover the work of DACO, a French Street Artist based in Paris. Exhibition runs until April 30th. W: alliancefrancaisecork.com

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

ACCESS SERVICE 9am - 6pm James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE EXHIBITION The CIT Access Service, together with the CIT Arts Office & the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, organised this art competition where aspiring young artists from Access Linked Schools submitted an art piece themed ‘My Education, My Future.’ All artwork submitted from participating schools is displayed here during the festival. The competition aims to encourage students to use creativity & artistic processes to respond to the theme, and to help them to visualise their future progression through education.

10am - 11am Boston Scientific, Industrial Estate, Model Farm Road, Cork

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LEARNING FACTORY: THE WORLD OF MEDICAL DEVICES Presentation and overview of the company and its life-saving products. Production at the Cork facility began in 1998 and it now manufactures more than 5.6 million life-saving devices per year, which are shipped to all corners of the globe. Visitors will be introduced to the wide range of medical devices designed and produced by Boston Scientific, the manufacturing processes involved and the positive impact they have on patient lives. With over 1100 employees Boston Scientific was recently announced as the Cork Chamber Company of the Year 2018. Bookings essential via email E: Eilish.Walsh@bsci.com 10am to 11.30am SR Technics Airfoil Services Ltd. Mahon Industrial Estate, Blackrock

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LEARNING FACTORY COMPONENT OVERHAUL & REPAIR SR Technics is the largest independent provider of highest quality technical services for civil aircraft. SR Technics Airfoil Services in Cork is a subsidiary and repairs commercial jet engine parts for some of the world’s most prestigious airlines and overhaul shops. The facility opened in 1983 and contains a broad range of high tech mechanical, chemical, and testing processes. Booking required. T: Kieran 021 4521230

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9am – 5pm Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach Knocknaheeny Community Building, Foyle Avenue

10.00am to 12 noon Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach Knocknaheeny Community Building, at the top of the steps on Foyle Avenue

ART CRAFT & DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP

Come and see the art and craft work developed in local classes – explore local people’s creative talents. The exhibition will include digital photographs. Crochet, needle work, knitting and much more.

Useful tips for making decorative floral arrangements. Booking necessary.

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10am – 5pm The Glucksman University College Cork

‘ACTIVIST ART’ AN EXHIBITION Exhibition is open daily and runs until Sunday. For full details see Tuesdays listing. E: info@glucksman.org 10am-11.30am The Lantern Community Project. Nano Nagle Place, Evergreen Street.

SORT OUT YOUR RECYCLING Don’t miss this Interactive workshop to learn how to get your recycling bin sorted. Recycling Ambassador Abigail Joffe will show you exactly what you can recycle in your household bin. Abigail is part of Voice Ireland’s Recycling Ambassador Programme. The recycling workshop is being offered to help people improve Ireland’s recycling rates and reduce levels of contamination in household recycling bins. See voiceireland.org/rap for more details of the programme. #binsorted. Numbers limited to 15. Booking essential by 16th March. T: 0861746374 or 0861894855

10am – 1pm St John’s Central College Sawmill St

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EVERYONE CAN CODE Coding has never been easier with Swift Playgrounds. Using Swift Hour of Code, you can learn the key functions of app creation & computer programming. As well as coding activities, this event is an introduction to augmented & virtual reality apps. Workshop presented by St John’s Central College & Apple Regional Training Centre Cork. No need to book. T: 425 5500 W: stjohnscollege.ie

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10am – 12 noon Graffiti Theatre, Assumption Rd, Blackpool

Creative Writing Workshop Fighting Words at Graffiti Theatre runs creative writing workshops encourage creative freedom and the art of expressing yourself through story and illustration is explored in a supportive and engaging environment – with the finished product being a publication to take home! Fighting Words Workshops run at Graffiti Theatre each Mon and Fri mornings. Book in advance. T: 021 439 7111 W: graffiti.ie

LEARN WAYS TO DECLUTTER There are so many things to tidy that you don’t know where to start? You just want your house to look neater? Minimalism sounds impossible? Because we are all different, there is no one way to get organised. This presentation is not just to give you a list of advice but to encourage you to find your own style. We will also go through some tricks to maintain some order in your belongings, create some easy routines and discover some fun ideas to reduce the amount of things you have and select what you really need. Event also runs at 11.45 today. Booking preferred as places limited.

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

T: 021 4399 503

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Learn techniques and tips that will help you create decorative planters. Booking required.

E: cork@fightingwords.ie

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CONTAINER PLANTING CLASS

11am St. Brendan’s GNS, The Glen

10:15am – 11:30am SHEP Earth Aware @ Tory Top Library, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane

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10.30am - 12pm Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach, Foyle Avenue, Knocknaheeny

St. Brendan’s School Ensemble consists of all the students from third to sixth class. Once a week normal schoolwork is put aside for music lessons with a variety of tutors. The students receive tuition in recorder, flute, trumpet, percussion and choir, and regularly perform in various locations around the city. Booking required. E: caoimhe.conlon@cit.ie T: 086 3209442 10.30am - 12noon Curraheen Family Centre, Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Rd

LEARN HOW TO PAINT ON SILK All welcome to join students as they work, under tutor Ann Kearns, developing their paintings on silk, to create fashion items such as scarves, wall hangings, pictures & cushion covers. Free light refreshments. The Centre is easily accessible on buses No. 205 & 208. The Curraheen Family Centre is a member of the Bishopstown Glasheen Community Education Network. T: Irene 021 454 1583

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3pm - 4pm Brookfield Health Sciences Room G06

‘HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAN 1979 UNTIL PRESENT DAY’ The Free University: Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork This series of free lectures will showcase the activities of Adult Continuing Education at UCC with a sample of lectures from their Diploma, Certificate and Short Courses

Presented by Dr. Amin Sharifi Isaloo who has a PhD in Sociology. He is the author of the book ‘Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere: The Iranian Ta’ziyeh Theatre Ritual’. His fields of interest include politics, religion and culture. For more information on our programmes at UCC please refer to our website: https://www.ucc.ie/en/ace/

11:00am – 12:00pm

021 4904717

Brookfield Health Sciences Room G06

ace@ucc.ie

‘WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WOMENT AND ISLAM?’ Islam is the most criticized religion for its attitude towards women. In this event Rola Abu Zeid O Neill of ACE discussed the status and the role of women in Islam. She will cover the different practices towards women such as polygamy, veiling (hijab) and explores Islamic feminism, opportunities of interpreting the Quran and what tools Muslims use for challenging Islam’s androcentric interpretations.

1pm - 2:30pm

10.30am – 1pm Traveller Visibility Group (TVG), 25 Lower John St

TOUR, EXHIBITION & WORKSHOP Come along and learn about the work of TVG. Meet local traveller leaders and get an insight into traveller ethnicity, cant language, workshops and exhibition of the travellers’ culture. Tour also available. No booking necessary. Traveller Visibility Group is behind the Heineken Brewery; turn at Pa Johnson’s pub.

West Wing Room 6, Main Quadrangle UCC

T: Ciara 021 4503786

FAKE NEWS : THE WAR ON TRUTH IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

E: tvgciara@gmail.com W: tvgcork.ie

Exploring the growing struggle to separate fact from opinion and the potential threat this poses to democracy. This presentation will focus on how social media actively controls our consumption of information; a phenomenon that has the effect of entrenching opinions and widening political divisions. Amongst the topics that will be discussed include: attempts by Russian agitators to influence voters in both the US Presidential Election and the EU Referendum in 2016, the shrill and simplistic nature of online debate and the dumbing-down of news media.

11am The Mahon Family Resource Centre (Behind the Red Cove Bar in Mahon)

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PLAY THERAPY Join this information session with Katie O Connor who explains the benefit of Play Therapy for Children. This once off event aims to help promote an awareness of our Play Therapy sessions in The Mahon Family Resource Centre. Booking recommended. T: 021-4358866 E: Info@frcentre.ie

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11am - 12.30pm Mahon Community Development Project (Mahon CDP) Mahon Youth Centre (portacabins), Mahon Drive,

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RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR ALL 11am - 12pm Cork College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island, Cork

Chair based yoga exercises and relaxation techniques suitable for everyone. Booking necessary.

INTERCULTURAL COFFEE MORNING

T: 021-4359070.

Teachers and students in the Cork College of Commerce are organising a coffee morning for all their international students on Friday March 23rd. It will give an opportunity for students from various nationalities to meet and socialise together. Irish students are also encouraged to attend in order to get a better understanding of different cultures to their own. The event is open to everyone who wants to attend.

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

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11am – 1pm Crawford Art Gallery @ St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork

LONRADH: ART SESSION A tailored art session in St. Finbarr’s Hospital that invites older residents, visiting family members, and support staff to take time to respond, enjoy and create within a gently supported environment. This art session is part of a long-term gallery programme called Lonradh, which is an Irish word that means to illuminate. Lonradh is led by Crawford Art Gallery, supported by Cork Arts and Health Programme HSE, St. Finbarr’s and the Friends of St. Finbarr’s Hospital. T: 021 4907862 E: emmaklemencic@crawfordartgallery.ie

11.30am – 12.30pm Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald’s Park

GUIDED TOUR OF ‘TORIAG ON THE TOBAR’ Cork Traveller Women’s Network exhibition open 10am – 4pm daily, see listing Tues @11.30 for full details. T: 086 3850136

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W: crawfordartgallery.ie 11:45am – 1pm SHEP Earth Aware @ Tory Top Library, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane

LEARN WAYS TO DECLUTTER See full details at 10.15 event listing today.


12noon – 1.15pm Blackrock Boat Club

TRY A TAI CHI CLASS Deeply relaxing yet invigorating ; why not come to an introductory Tai Chi class, practice simple relaxing exercises & get a taste of the art. It’s fun & relaxing. Tai Chi Cork meets here on Tuesday evenings & Friday mornings. Wear casual clothes and flat comfortable shoes. Parking available. Booking required. T: Ann 087 661 6800 12pm – 2pm Cork Craft & Design, 27a St Patrick’s Woollen Mills, Douglas

‘introduction to PATCHWORK & QUILTING’ Award winning textile artist Mary Palmer demonstrates patchwork & quilting techniques. She’ll answer any of your questions. All welcome. Pop in & say hello. Cork Craft & Design is a voluntary group of over 100 craftspeople from all over Cork City & County. Next door to ‘On the Pig’s Back’ Cafe in Douglas.

1pm – 5pm The Teaching Rooms, 6 Sidney Place off Wellington Rd

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INTRODUCTION TO SHIATSU Workshop by ‘Cork School of Shiatsu’ introducing you to the basic techniques of this unique bodywork form. Learn about acupoints, stretching & relaxation techniques to develop your energy using Qi kung and Do-in. Parking is 2hr on-street with disc. Tea/coffee available. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Booking essential. T: Mirabel 087 674 3954 E: mirabelshiatsu@gmail.com 1.10pm – 1.50pm March Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny

GAMELAN WORKSHOP Free Gamelan workshops for beginners (age 16+). Take part in a 12-person Javanese orchestra of traditional gongs and metallophones. No experience required. UCC in partnership with Music Generation Cork City Spaces limited. Book your place online at www.musicgencc.eventbrite.com.

T: 021 436 8365

E: musicgencorkcity@corketb.ie

E: corkcraftdesign@gmail.com

T: 021-4907186

W: corkcraftanddesign.com 1.30pm - 4pm Imperial Hotel, 76 South Mall,

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MAKING AN IMPACT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA SEMINAR Epale and Léargas present an interactive seminar outlining some of the different social media sites and how they can be best utilised by adult education and community education organisations. EPALE is a free European platform for those working in adult/community education, funded under the under the Erasmus+ programme. Refreshments provided. Booking essential via https://impact-withsocial-media-cork.eventbrite.ie T: Ronnad or Laura 01 887 1250 E: epale@leargas.ie W: ec.europa.eu/epale/en For bookings please visit Eventbrite.

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friday march 23

1.10pm - 2pm Foyer of CIT Cork School of Music

Musical Performance The final in a series of lunchtime performances all week , today’s performance is by CAFÉ (The Cork Adult Flute Ensemble) directed by Katrina Emtage. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

3pm Visitors’ Centre, Main Quad, UCC

GUIDED TOUR OF UCC For details see Tuesday. Tour repeated daily at 3pm until Friday, noon on Sat.

No need to book but a limited seating event. T: Edel 087 2344669 E: edel.sullivan@cit.ie W: csm.cit.ie/

2pm St Peter’s Cork on North Main Street

GENEOLOGY Genealogist David Ryan of Ryan Genealogical Research will give a talk on overcoming brick walls in your family history research. No booking required. T: 021 4278187

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

E: info@stpeterscork.ie

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4pm - 6pm Dining room, Department of Tourism & Hospitality, CIT

TRY CODERDOJO An opportunity to do some coding by sitting with young coders, aged 7-16. Whether you are interested in starting your own web page or learning to do some basic animation, these young coders will introduce you to coding. Open to all ages!

W: stpeterscork.ie

CIT CoderDojo has been running for the last 6 years on Friday evenings.

2pm – 4.30pm St. John Central College, Sawmill St, Cork

T: Nicola 086 3654238

Making music with an iPad Get hands on with music making using an iPad. Dig deeper into using the new features of Garbageband to create your own songs, soundtracks and backing music. No booking necessary. T: 021 4255500 W: Stjohnscollege.ie

E: nicola.griffin@cit.ie

THE ROBOTS ARE COMING! CIT and Dell VEX Robotics bring you an exhibition of the national VEX robotics programme. Showcasing the programme, the robots, the arenas and the games. The Irish VEX robotics programme is always looking to recruit new teams e.g. Schools, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Computer clubs etc. If you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact us. T: 021 433 5107 or 433 5137

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7pm – 8pm Shaolin Martial Arts Academy, St,. Finbarrs Cathedral Hall, Dean St

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7pm – 8.30pm Togher Community Centre, Togher Rd

TOGHER MUSIC SCHOOL CONCERT

EXPLORE QI GONG AND TAI CHI WITH MASTER ’K’ Shaolin Master ‘K’ Eastman will take you through a variety of different Qi Gong and tai Chi poses. These classes are ongoing , you can join at any time and work at your own pace. Booking essential – text is best. T: 0838125557 E: smaaireland@gmail.com

You are invited to enjoy several group performances. Togher Music School offers one-to-one classes weekdays from 2pm-9pm. Open to all ages & abilities, learn piano, drums, violin, guitar, trumpet, trombone, cello, flute, clarinet, piano accordion, ukulele, singing & music theory. No booking required. T: 021 432 2809 E: toghermusicschool@gmail.com

7pm – 8pm Mouse Internet Café, 11 Barracks Street

TAKE THE ANXIETY OUT OF COMPUTERS Drop-in interactive sessions demonstrating various levels of computer skills and learning. See Wednesdays listing for full details.

7.30pm Middle Parish Community Centre, Grattan St

GROWING UP IN THE MARSH

E: hello@mousecork.ie

The Coal Quay Shawlies present Local historian Liam O hUigín who will take us back to our childhood days with memories of ‘Growing up in the marsh’ and the games we played. Light refreshments available.

W: mousecork.ie

T : Breda 089 4153500

T: 021 2417064

7pm – 9pm Visions School of Art, Top Floor, Granary House, Rutland Street (off South Terrace)

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PAINTING FROM YOUR CORE Learn about an approach to painting that develops both personal expression & imagery simultaneously, without need for sophisticated art-skills. Still, striking paintings & images are produced through an authentic approach to self-expression. Painting From Your Core is therapeutic but not the same as Art Therapy, as it does not analyse neither participants nor their paintings. Informal & interactive. Tea/coffee/ biscuits. Booking essential. T: Andrew 087 149 9615 E: and.carroll@gmail.com W: artclass.ie

7.30pm Turners Cross Community Centre

THE GOLDEN AGE OF CINEMA Turners Cross Community Association presents an engaging talk by author John Mc Sweeney on the history of Corks old cinemas. No need to book. T : Joe 086 2591362 E: turnerscrossinfo@gmail.com

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Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny 9.30am – 10am

SENSORY STORY TIME Central Library, Grand Parade

Join Deirdre Ryan for a sensory story time session. Numbers are limited so booking is essential.

1.30pm – 3pm

2pm

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

FAMILY FUN DAY

Bring your camera along to this hands-on digital workshop with art photographer John Ketch. John is a member of Visual Artists Ireland and Sample Studios Cork. Numbers are limited so booking is essential.

Join us for a very special family afternoon filled with fun for all. Lots of books to discover, colouring sheets, word searches, board games and the Paddington Bear movie. T 021 492 4928

3.30pm

THE REBEL BRASS BAND This 12-piece New Orleans style band of young musicians will bring their unique sound to a performance in the library foyer. T: 492 4900

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Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre 2pm

DIGITAL MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES hosted by Big Splash Marketing. This short workshop will give some tips on how to enter the Digital Marketing arena to create a presence to engage and win over new customers. Numbers limited, booking advisable. T: 021 492 4931/492 4932

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Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre 10.00am -5.30pm

HISTORY & HORTICULTURE: THE HARTLANDS OF CORK EXHIBITION The Hartland family’s horticulture reign in Cork lasted from the late 1700’s until 1926. This exhibition charts their journey of trading in Cork, from Seeds and Trees to Daffodils, Tulips and Begonias. T: 021 492 4950


Blackpool Library, Redforge Rd Two Exhibitions on all week 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm

COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITION Cork City Partnership present a display of Knitting, Crochet and Cross Stitching from the Happy Hookers Knitting and Crochet Group based in the Glen, a selection of Crafts from the Youth Cafe Network and intricate Matchstick Models by artist Noel Dempsey.

CORK WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Exhibition by local photographers produced by Cork Nature Network.

ACCESS SERVICE

9am - 6pm James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE EXHIBITION Ends today, for details see Tuesday at 10.30am. 9am – 9pm Curve Gallery, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown

CIT Societies – ‘ReflectGuatemala’ Final day of this photographic exhibition.

Frank O’Connor Library, Mayfield All week 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5.30pm

‘Faces of Learning’ EXHIBITION This photography exhibition features images of past and present participants in the Learning Neighbourhoods initiatives.

9am - 4pm Alliance Française de Cork, 2nd Floor, Enterprise House, 36 Mary St, off George’s Quay

GRAFFAUNE - A Street Art Exhibition Discover the work of DACO, a French Street Artist based in Paris. E: info@alliancefrancaisecork.com W: alliancefrancaisecork.com

T: 021 492 4935 9am – 5pm Blackpool Community Centre

INTERGENERATION PROJECT – AN EXHIBITION See Tuesdays listing for details.

10am – 12pm Triskel Arts Centre @ Triskel Christchurch on Tobin Street.

9am – 5pm Blackpool Community Centre

ART EXHIBITION - ‘Vesper’ by Austin McQuinn

EXHIBITION: ‘TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES IN BLACKPOOL’

No booking necessary, just drop in. Event runs until Saturday. W: www.triskelartscentre.ie

All welcome. T: 450 1787

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10am – 5pm The Glucksman University College Cork

12 noon Visitors’ Centre, Main Quad, UCC

‘ACTIVIST ART’ AN EXHIBITION

GUIDED TOUR OF UCC

Exhibition is open daily and runs until Sunday. Featuring poster designed and created by local community and student groups shining a light on social, political and cultural issues in Ireland today. For more details see Tuesday’s listings.

For full details see Tuesdays listing @ 3pm. Tour takes place daily all week at 3pm and noon today.

T: 021 4901844 E: info@glucksman.org 10.30am – 1.30pm Cork City Council/Cycle Sense Meeting place: The Green on Connaught Ave, off Donovan’s Rd, near UCC.

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LEARN TO CYCLE SAFELY Training session offered by Cork City Council’s Cork Cycling Campaign for adults who can cycle & want to learn safe techniques. Will help to correct bad habits & improve road assertiveness in urban traffic. This is a shortened version of a course which takes 6 hours over 3 sessions. Bring your own bike in good working order & rain gear. Booking essential. T: Miro 086 342 7823 E: corkcyclingcampaign@yahoo.ie W: corkcyclingcampaign.com

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12noon - 1pm St Peter’s, North Main Street (walk starting from here)

WALKING TOUR OF THE HISTORIC NORTH MAIN STREET Liam Ó hUigín, local historian will take you on a walking tour of his old stomping ground, mixing tales of his youth with the incredibly rich history of Cork City’s oldest street. Booking not necessary. T: 0214278187/0867042072 E: info@stpeterscork.ie W: stpeterscork.ie

12 noon & 2pm Children’s Library, Central Library, Grand Parade

TELL A TALE - CHILDRENS THEATRE PERFORMANCE ‘Tell a Tale’ Children’s Theatre present ‘Dragons Den Puppet Show’. This interactive, energetic and fun show lasts approximately 45 minutes. 2nd show at 2pm. Presented by Cork City Childcare in association with Cork City Libraries. T: Elizabeth 021 431 0500 E: elizabeth@corkcitychildcare.ie

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12 noon

THE FRIARS WALK Historical Walking Tour of Barrack Street Area meet at Red Abbey Tower, off Douglas Street. Cllr Kieran McCarthy, local historian, takes you on a historical walking tour through this ancient quarter of town. Learn about the evolution of Medieval Cork, streets such as Barrack Street, historic structures such as Elizabeth Fort and Callanan’s Tower, and suburbs such as Greenmount.

2pm - 3pm Cork City Music College @ St Finbarr’s South Parish Church, Dunbar St, Cork

CORK CITY MUSIC COLLEGE CONCERT

E: info@kieranmccarthy.ie

The concert features performances by various ensembles of CCMC from the youngest students of the Music Bug Clubs, to older students in flute ensembles and vocal groups. The CCMC Ensemble concert is an annual event but weekly music classes in a large variety of instruments are taught by teachers in several locations in Cork city and county from September to June each year. Booking is not necessary.

W: corkheritage.ie

Shena Shortall, Principal,

T: 0876553389

Cork City Music College, 12pm – 2pm The Kabin Studio, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny (next to Terence MacSwiney School)

T : 021 4966885 / 087 8695600, E: info@ccmc.ie W: ccmc.ie

TRACK FOR THE CRAIC Open workshop suitable for kids aged 8-12yrs with GMC Beats in partnership with Music Generation Cork City. Drop-in rap & beats workshops. Produce a brand new track on the day! Session for 13-17yrs later in the day at 2.30-4.30pm. GMC Beats in partnership with Music Generation Cork City. No need to book. E: musicgencorkcity@corketb.ie T: 021-4907186 2pm St Peter’s Cork on North Main Street

GENEOLOGY Genealogist David Ryan of Ryan Genealogical Research will give a talk on overcoming brick walls in your family history research. No booking required.

2pm – 4pm Visions School of Art, Top Floor, Granary House, Rutland Street (off South Terrace)

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FIRST STEPS WITH ACRYLICS Book your place at this workshop & learn how to set up an acrylic painting practice, including building a palette, technique, under-drawing & laying down a ‘ground.’ Informal atmosphere, tea/coffee/biscuits provided. Visions School of Art runs a range of courses for all levels. Booking recommended. T: Andrew 087 149 9615 E: and.carroll@gmail.com

T: 021 4278187 E: info@stpeterscork.ie W: stpeterscork.ie

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saturday march 24

2pm - 5pm Shandon Community Green Garden by Shandon Street Post Office (through the little green gate)

GET TO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY GREEN GARDEN Shandon Area Renewal Association welcome you to a short garden tour & discussion, talk & information table & an opportunity for the public to get involved by ‘planting-in’. The Shandon Community Green Garden is an urban green space for people to get involved in, to learn from, to showcase sustainability, and to promote community pride & development. If anyone would like to contribute seeds, plants, shrubs, berry bushes, please bring them along - they’ll find a home! Light refreshments available. Children welcome with accompanying adult.

2.30pm – 4.30pm The Kabin Studio, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny (next to Terence MacSwiney School)

TRACK FOR THE CRAIC Open workshop suitable for kids aged 13 - 17yrs with GMC Beats in partnership with Music Generation Cork City. Drop-in rap & beats workshops. Produce a brand new track on the day! Session for 8 - 12yrs earlier in the day at 12 - 2pm, see page 83. GMC Beats in partnership with Music Generation Cork City. No need to book. E: musicgencorkcity@corketb.ie T: 021-4907186

T: 086 204 6357 E: shandonarea@gmail.com

3.30pm – 5pm Cork City Library, Grand Parade

FREE CONCERT WITH REBEL BRASS & MAHON COMMUNITY ROCK & POP HUB

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Enjoy the bombastic belt of REBEL BRASS, a new funky young 12 piece! A New Orleans style brass group of teen musicians from Barrack Street Band in partnership with Music Generation Cork City. Followed by performances by the talented young teens from the Mahon Community Rock & Pop hub (in partnership with Cork Academy of Music).No need to book, all welcome! Barrack Street Band and Cork Academy of Music in partnership with Music Generation Cork City. E: musicgencorkcity@corketb.ie T: 021-4907186

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4pm – 7pm CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

7.30pm - 9.30pm CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

MoonWatch

EARTH HOUR: TALK WORKSHOP AND OBSEVATION SESSION

Celebrate the Lifelong Festival with us and come and check out the daytime Moon. From 4pm – 7pm use our small scopes in the courtyard to see the mountains on the Moon. The Moon is a spectacular sight when seen through a telescope. Dark, flat plains called maria, deep craters and bright rays of ejected material pepper the rugged surface. Although we see the Moon all the time, many of us do not take time to consider our planet’s only satellite. This event is weather dependent! No booking required.

Did you know that March 24th 20.30 is Earth Hour? Cork Sky Friendly Campaign and Cork Astronomy Club will give an introduction to light pollution and an interactive workshop on recording for the Globe at Night citizen science programme. The open evening includes a practical observation of the night sky assisted by experts from Cork Astronomy Club. This event is highlighting Cork Sky Friendly Campaigns global action of solidarity for Climate Change. Weather dependant.

This event is weather dependent!

no booking required.

No booking required.

T: 021 432 6120

T: 021 432 6120

W: bco.ie/events/

Photographer Killian Jackson, Full Moon over Blackrock Castle

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Sunday march 25

11am – 4pm Cork School of Shiatsu @ The Teaching Rooms, No 6 Sidney Place

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LEARN SHIATSU A practical workshop to introduce you to basic techniques of this bodywork form. You will learn to give a simple, relaxing treatment to family and friends, acupoints, breathing and stretching exercises for self help. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Refreshments available. Parking is free on Sundays. Booking required. T: 0872070132 E: shiatsuireland@yahoo.com W: learnshiatsu.ie

12 Noon - 1.30pm Meet outside Ford’s Pub, South Gate Bridge

CORK WALKS – EXPLORE SOUTH PARISH Local historian Ronnie Herlihy guides you through South Parish, one of the oldest & historically significant parts of Cork. The walk shows the development of the city from watery beginnings to industry, including mills & breweries; touching on its social, military and religious history. Selfguided Cork Walks were introduced in recent years by Cork City Council. T: 087 9608249 12noon - 2pm Meet in Car Park in front of Langford Hall Medical Centre, Douglas Street, Cork City.

URBAN GREENING WORKSHOP Join Green Spaces for Health in South Parish as we plant up an urban space to promote health in the community. Participants will plant from a range of fruit trees, herbs and flowers. All materials provided just bring your enthusiasm for greening our city!

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Refreshments provided once the work is done! Please wear suitable clothing as this is an outdoor event that will involve physically planting in both containers and the soil. Booking required. 2pm – 5pm The Glucksman University College Cork

‘ACTIVIST ART’ AN EXHIBITION Final day to catch this exhibition featuring poster designed and created by local community and student groups shining a light on social, political and cultural issues in Ireland today. The works capture the hopes and aspirations of the Groups and individuals involved. Featuring posters created by UCC STAR (Student Action For Refugees), UCC Staff Repeal the 8th Group and the Traveller Visibility group. T: 021 4901844 E: info@glucksman.org

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T: Finola 085 2552787 E: greenspacescork@gmail.com

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1pm - 4pm Cork Figure Skating Association, Centre Park Road, Ballintemple, Cork (across the road from Pat McDonnell’s Paint)

INLINE FIGURE SKATING CLASS Never too young or too old to start skating! Experience gliding on wheels as if on the ice with our experienced figure skating coaches; enjoy a taster session of a figure skater’s training session. Skates are provided. Weekly classes running throughout the year for skaters of all ages and levels. Booking required. T: Sabrina 086 8077616 E: info@corkfigureskating.com

2pm – 5pm Fitzgerald’s Park

FAMILY FUN IN FITZGERALD’S PARK Barrack Street Band Family Fun Day is an Annual Event. Bring the family to Fitzgerald’s Park for an afternoon of fun. A great way to bring the festival to its close. Enjoy all the park has to offer after its magnificent makeover, with lots of entertainment. Why not bring a picnic? In the beautiful natural surroundings listen to music all afternoon.

W: corkfigureskating.com

Performing on the Bandstand are the Barrack Street Junior Band from 2pm by the

7.30pm – 8.30pm Cork Argentinean Tango Society, 31 Washington Street

Barrack Street Junior Youth & Senior Bands, and Cork Academy of Music Rock and Pop Bands.

TRY ARGENTINIAN TANGO

Appearing on the Bandstand:

Come along to this introduction to one of the world’s most soulful dances with a free class. This is your chance to explore the passion, beauty, magic & even fitness all rolled into one. Regular weekly classes run in the Metropole at 7pm Wednesdays.

2.00 pm to 2.15 pm Barrack Street Junior Band.

T: Hazel 0872627887 E: tangocork@yahoo.ie

2.15 pm to 3.00 pm Barrack Street Youth Band 3.00 pm to 4.pm Barrack Street Senior Band. 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm Cork Academy of Music Rock and Pop group. Lots of circus fun for all the family close by the museum: 2.30 - 3.15pm - The Wobbly Circus Show: featuring Stan Ratchet, The Wobbly Circus Show combines slapstick comedy and clowning with a high level of circus skills. 3.30 - 4pm - Clown on a Bike ‘walkabout’ : Blurring the lines between static and walkabout performance this is free range circus with added bass! 4.pm - 4.30pm - The Wobbly Circus Show. No Booking Required T: Billy O’Callaghan 086 8378367

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FRINGE EVENTS

2.30pm – 4.45pm Bishopscourt Residential Care, Liskillea, Waterfall near Cork

FABULOUS FLOWERS

2pm - 5pm

Join us for a floral demonstration and tips about how to arrange flowers from international award winning florist Malcolm Kitt. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the language of flowers as Malcolm creates wonderful displays and arrangements. All welcome.

Independence Museum, Kilmurry

T: 021 488 5833

THE STORY OF IRELANDS INDEPENDENCE

E: activities@bishopscourt.ie

MONDAY MARCH 19

W: bishopscourt.ie

Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association invite you to visit the Independence museum, close to the Beal na Blath Michael Collins monument. Browse an exhibition of artefacts of local and national importance. Free parking, Light refreshments. Groups of over 10 people. Please book in advance. T: Louise 086 0593260 E: Khaamuseum@gmail.com W: Kilmurrymuseum.ie

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wednesday march 21 10am - 12noon

7pm – 8.30pm

Pathways National Learning Network, Mallow Floor 2, Springmount Business Centre, Market Square, Mallow (near Costa Coffee and next to the Circus Factory)

Sports Complex, Stuake, Donoughmore

WORKSHOP & TOUR Free workshop on Shaolin Wahnam Chi Kung by Sifu Joan and tour of the Pathways Centre International renowned Sifu Joan Browne will introduce and demonstrate Chi Kung Followed by information on the successful Pathways programme. Booking advisable. Light refreshments provided. Free parking in the underground Dunnes Stores car park. T: 087-6677002 E: pathways@nln.ie W: nln.ie / smilefromtheheart.ie

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JIUJITSU BASED SELF DEFENCE JiuJitsu is the Martial Art of the Japanese Samurai and the Self Defense techniques are taught to police forces around the world. Sensei Bryan Byrne has been teaching Traditional Japanese JiuJitsu for over 20 years and runs his own school for both adults and kids. Come along & try a class. No experience or particular level of fitness required. Another class on Friday. Booking preferred. T: Bryan 086 854 8483 E: dragonslaircork@gmail.com

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friday march 23 2pm - 3pm Bishopscourt Residential Care, Liskillea, Waterfall near Cork

KEEP IT COUNTRY! - LINE DANCING Helen Conroy and the Texas Twisters will perform a line dancing demonstration. Suitable for all age’s line dancing is a fun way to keep fit and active. Helen will demonstrate the basics of line dancing and teach any willing volunteers a dance.

7pm – 8.30pm Sports Complex, Stuake, Donoughmore

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JIUJITSU BASED SELF DEFENCE TECHNIQUES See listing on Wednesday (Pg 88) for full details. Booking preferred. T: Bryan 086 854 8483 E: dragonslaircork@gmail.com

T: 021 488 5833 E: activities@bishopscourt.ie W: bishopscourt.ie 3pm – 4.45pm Bishopscourt Residential Care, Liskillea, Waterfall near Cork

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE Learn about Cork through the decades as historian Liam O’hUigín takes you on ‘A trip down memory lane’ as he gives a talk on traditions from bygone days. All welcome. T: 021 488 5833 E: activities@bishopscourt.ie W: bishopscourt.ie 6pm – 7pm Carrigaline Court Hotel

TRY A FREE KARATE CLASS Children aged 5+ can join the regular class here & try Karate, no need to book. Founded by Sensei Barry O’Regan (6th DAN JKA), the Rising Sun School of Karate helps children & adults learn the ancient art in a safe & nurturing environment. Regular classes here & in Cork. Ample parking. Adult class at 7pm. T: Barry 086 722 2779 E: barry@risingsun.ie W: risingsun.ie

saturday march 24 11pm – 3pm Carrigaline Community Complex - Church Road, Carrigaline

SHOWCASE OF LIFELONG LEARNING Come along to find out about & enjoy the many activities & learning opportunities available to you right on your own doorstep, provided by the Carrigaline Community & Education Network. Be part of this celebration of learning by taking part or just watching the many free workshops, presentations, performances & displays. The Carrigaline Community & Education Network is a group comprising of schools, adult & community education providers, voluntary organisations & centres, delivering a broad range of services to the Carrigaline community. T: 021 437 3767 E: carrigalinecen@gmail.com

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BEARA One of the highlights of the Beara festival must be the astronomy session with a chance to explore the beautiful night sky. Closer to the ground learn all about camping, go on the Park-run on Bere Island or learn how to use seaweed in cooking. Relax with mindfulness or a hot-stone massage. There’s music, poetry and song and a tribute to the poet, Patrick Galvin. Info: Noreen 086 823 9147.

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The County of Cork also celebrates Lifelong Learning with an eclectic mix of workshops, demonstrations, talks and environmentally-friendly events. Pick up a leaflet locally or call the numbers given for more information on the huge variety of FREE activities taking place.

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Combining the traditional with the contemporary, this year’s festival offers workshops on tablets, crochet and the rather intriguing Storytelling in a Social Media Age. There is also mindful-walking, a solution-based approach to life’s challenges and an art exhibition from students at Kinsale College. Info: Raymond 086 823 9094

BANTRY The creative and practical merge in the town of Bantry . Award winning artist Michael Ray will give a glass fusing workshop or you can find out practical ways to add colour to your garden pots, learn about herbs and make a bracket for your hanging basket. Tasty supper dishes are on the menu and if rhythm is your thing join DrumDance Ireland for a session. Info: Margaret 086 823 9089.

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This year focusing on multiculturalism with their Ceilí Rince an Earraigh and the role of women is Islam. There are also upcycling workshops and a barbering event curtesy of CETB learners from the Q Centre, Mallow. Info: Teresa 085 281 0663

CLONAKILTY Clonakilty is synonymous with colour and creativity and this years Lifelong Learning Festival is no exception. Workshops in life-drawing, jewellery making, textiles. Take time out with mindfulness and yoga. Learn Zentangle Art and find out about Shamanism. Info: Bríd 086 020 4681.

COBH The town focuses on greener living, upcycling and the Mini Beasty Hunt at Marlogue Woods will be a fun day out for families. There are several craft demonstrations and the workshop ‘Optimum Health for Examinations’ seems vital at this time of year. Info: Stephanie 086 041 5168 & Patrick 088 532143


DUNMANWAY

SKIBBEREEN

Hosting their first Lifelong Learning Festival with a wide range of events; opening with an Oíche Cheoil and closing out the week with a Ceilí. Culture, finding one’s roots and the importance of oral heritage all feature and there are workshops in basket making, painting on glass, writing haikus and information on sound -recording and bee-keeping. Prepare for summer by visiting the community garden but don’t leave without first ringing their wonderful bells.

Have fun with poetry in Skibbereen or unwind with a session of mindfulness. Come to terms with the iPad and smart phone. For those thinking of becoming self-employed learn about marketing and for those with busy life-styles discover the very useful art of making, ‘Lunch in a Flash’. For ceol agus craic take the boat over to Cape for their Oíche Cultúrtha. Info: Jane 086 190 9694 & Evelyn 028 40297

Info: Dorothy 086 823 9149

YOUGHAL MACROOM & MÚSCRAIÍ The festival kicks off in Réidh na nDóirí with Sean-nós dancing. There is a photographic exhibition celebrating the life and music of Séamus Creagh whilst in Baile Mhuirne Gabriel Fitzmaurice presents a poetry workshop (as Gaeilge) and reads from his translations of Séan O’ Riordáin’s poetry. Music plays its part in Macroom with The Beat of the Drum at Youthreach, a community choir performance and a musical evening at The Lee Valley Academy of Music. Enjoy workshops in Art, Horticulture and Flower-Arranging. What better way to end, than an exploration of human potential in What I May Be, a seminar with well-known consultant clinical psychologist Dr Tony Humphreys. Enquiries: Sheila (086) 8239097. Julia May (083) 1915432.

There’s ‘caint agus comhrá’ and Ceilí dancing with Brú na Si. Local heritage is shared in ‘Living Memories’ and the town hosts a free training workshop on gender and sexuality. Enjoy a ‘time-out’ day and avail of beauty treatments or make a bird’s house. Dr Tony Humphrey’s presents, ‘All Behaviour Makes Sense’ or watch Michael Twomey’s evocative documentary, ‘Another Way Home’. Info: Cathy 086 823 8746

W: www.cork.etb.ie T: 021 485 6347 E: lena.cronin@corketb.ie

MIDLETON Market Green once again plays host to stands and demonstrations on Healthy Eating, Digital Photography, Juicing, Internet Safety with a performance from the East Cork Music Project. Don’t miss out on the country market, various holistic therapies or the Colour and Image Workshop earlier in the week. Info: Helen 086 823 8769

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SPONSORS

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Thanks to our sponsors, without whose support the festival could not take place.

Chair: William McAuliffe, National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals Denis Barrett, Learning City Co-ordinator Eileen O’Sullivan , Executive Librarian, Cork City Libraries Sandra Brett, Traveller Adult & Community Education, Cork ETB Deirdre Creedon, Access Officer, Cork Institute of Technology Brendan Goggin, Former Registrar, Cork Institute of Technology Íde Dwane, Primary Education sector Seamus O’Tuama, Director, Adult Continuing Education (ACE), UCC Ciarán Lynch, Cork Education & Training Board

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They are: Cork Education & Training Board Cork City Council Health Service Executive Cork Institute of Technology University College Cork Adult Continuing Education, UCC National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals Higher Education Authority – Access Office First South Credit Union Blacknight Internet Solutions Co-operation Ireland – Cork branch The River Lee Hotel Councillor Mick Finn for contributions from their Ward Funds. Media Sponsors: The Evening Echo & 96fm Partner: Féile an Phobail Friends: Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival; Hume City Council & Wyndham Festival of Learning, both in Australia

Festival Co-ordinator: Siubhán Mc Carthy

EXTRA special thanks to volunteer Christine Nolan , Access Office CIT for managing the festivals social media.

#corkloveslearning

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Cork Learning City in 2018 Our people make Cork a Learning City. This has been recognised by UNESCO, who presented Cork with a Learning City Award in 2015. Cork is one of just 28 cities worldwide to achieve this award to date, and one of only seven in Europe. The success of our Lifelong Learning Festival was one of the key reasons Cork City achieved this global recognition. When UNESCO selected Cork to host the 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities in 2017 it was another significant statement of support for the city’s track record in recognising and promoting lifelong learning.

Our Vision We see Cork as a place where active engagement in learning, in all its forms lifelong and lifewide, by all people, is seen as part of our identity and our culture. We see learning as a means to transform lives, locally and globally; and we are committed to leaving no-one behind.

Learning City - Cork Model Cork Learning City is characterised by the following commitments: Learner-centred - Collaborative Partnerships Concrete Actions - Including all our people Innovation - Cross-sectoral integrated approaches Inter-city networks - These characteristics are informed by the shared values of our stakeholders and partners.

Cork Learning City - structure Cork Learning City is a partnership that works to implement UNESCO policies on Learning Cities, and supports Learning in Action projects. The Cork Learning City partnership involves 4 lead partners: Cork City Council, Cork Education and Training Board, Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork, and 2 strategic partners – HSE Cork and the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals . These organisations have committed to work together on this agenda and have formed a Working Group called GLLiC - ‘Growing Lifelong Learning in Cork’ – as a way of working with a wide range of learning partners to follow through on our commitments and apply them in practical ways that benefit all Cork citizens. To find out more you are welcome to attend City Learning events, Festivals, Open days etc. A free Cork Learning City Seminar on the UNESCO Cork Call To Action will take place on Thursday at 9.30 in Triskel Christchurch , full details on page 4.

Denis Barrett, Cork Learning City Co-ordinator Contact us: www.corklearningcity.ie info@corklearningcity.ie

Our Mission The Mission of Cork Learning City is to: Support the culture of learning in Cork by promoting lifelong learning, access to education for all and skills development, as stated in Pure Cork, Local Economic and Community Plan 2017-2021.

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COMPETITION TIME! Take some time out in Cork City Centre! We often wander around our fantastic city centre without looking up and taking in the beauty of its built heritage. Here’s a fun competition you can enter by identifying the location of each of the clocks overleaf. We’ve provided clues for a few of the trickier ones. Drop your completed entry into Cork City Hall, St. Peters on North Main Street or the Central Library on the Grand Parade. Alternatively, take a photo of your answers and email to competitions@corkcity.ie by April 11th 2018. The first correct answer drawn will receive a prize of a €100 voucher kindly donated by the Spit Jack rotisserie on Washington Street - or Washington dC (district of Cork).

Most importantly, have fun!

1. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 6. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 8. ................................................................................................................................................................... Clue: on the right track

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9. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 10. .................................................................................................................................................. Clue: In the Victorian Quarter 11. ............................................................................................................................................................... Clue: For your thoughts 12. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... (ALL BLOCK CAPITALS PLEASE)

Name ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Contact Number ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Contact Email ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Answers will be available on www.corkcitycentre.ie after April 16th. One entry per person and the usual terms and conditions apply. This is an initiative of Cork City Council.

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Investigate, Participate, Celebrate! Imscrúdaigh, Glac Páirt agus Ceiliúraidh Festival Patron: The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Cork Pátrún an Fhéile: An Ró-Onórach Ardmhéara Chorcaí Financially supported by/ Le tacaíocht airgeadais Ó: Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chorcaí Chorcaí, Cork Training and Education Board & Cork City Council/ Comhairle Cathrach Chorcaí; the HSE, CIT, Adult Continuing Education at UCC, NAPD, HEA, First South Credit Union, Blacknight Internet Solutions, The River Lee Hotel, Co-operation Ireland – Cork branch.

www.corklearningcity.ie Tel 021 492 4527 Find us on www.facebook.com/corklifelonglearningfestival and on Twitter www.twitter.com/learning_fest Media partners:

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Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2018 V.2  

Cork Lifelong Learning Festival celebrates learning and learners - regardless of age, interests & abilities.

Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2018 V.2  

Cork Lifelong Learning Festival celebrates learning and learners - regardless of age, interests & abilities.

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