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An all-singing, all-dancing term is set for the Montfort College of Performing Arts. For the year ahead students will have the option to perform in The Little Mermaid at the Everyman Theatre; Beauty and the Beast at the Firkin Crane; The Witches at the Everyman Theatre; Broadway Kidz, A Grand Night for Singing at the Half Moon Theatre and Applause 2015 at the Opera House. In addition to the...

Shoe brand Skechers have a back-to-school range of footwear for students attending primary and secondary schools. The girls' collection features the Mary Jane and, for PE class, styles include the uniform-ready Skechers Bungee shoes and the colourful Skechers GOrun Ride Ultra trainers. For boys, there's a choice of two-strap or lace-ups as well as easy slip-ons. One notable boys' style is the...

Whether your child is in primary or secondary education, one of the biggest expenses at the outset will certainly be the school uniform. Mums and dads must provide their children with full school uniforms for many schools buying everything from jumpers to trousers to shirts to ties and skirts.

If your schoolgoer has an older brother or sister then you already have an advantage, as hand-...

A world renowned authority in the field of autism is to speak at an event in Cork next month. Dr Caroline Goldsmith was an advisor to the EU parliamentary disabilities commission in Brussels and appeared on the RTÉ award-winning documentary on autism, The Lion in the Room. Dr Goldsmith is currently involved in reform in Ireland of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of child and...

The Irish Heart Foundation is warning that more than one million Irish adults are at increased risk heart disease due to high alcohol consumption. Statistics released ahead of this year's Heart Month found that 75% of alcohol consumed forms part of a binge session, while people underestimate their alcohol intake by 61%. In Ireland, 176,999 people are dependent drinkers with 1.34 million people...

A sea of blue hair is coming to Cork to raise funds for services supporting children with autism. The Colour Me Blue 4 Autism Night takes place tonight (Friday) at the Market Tavern on Anglesea Street in Cork and will see participants dying their hair blue for the cause from 8pm, followed by a traditional music session at 10.30pm. Organised in association with Donnybrook salon Artisan 2, the...

ICSA president Patrick Kent has called for health and safety education to be included in the primary school curriculum, with a particular emphasis on farm safety for children in rural areas.

“What lesson is there that is more important than how to stay alive?” asked Mr. Kent. “There is room in subjects like Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) to include a...

A study has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not.

The report by researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, published in the journal Maternal and Child Health, shows that mothers who planned to breastfeed and who actually went on to breastfeed were around 50%...

The second Ballymaloe Garden Festival will take place on the grounds of Ballymaloe House on August 30th and 31st.

The festival is a weekend full of garden workshops, walks, and talks, with specialist nursery stalls filled with seeds, rare and old-fashioned trees, shrubs, climbers, perennials, fruit, culinary and medicinal herbs, and garden equipment all cared for and curated by experts...

The Heritage Committee of Aghabullogue Coachford Rylane Community Council presents 'Coachford & District: The World War I Experience'. To coincide with National Heritage Week, this presentation will take place on Saturday, August 23rd, at Coachford National School at 2pm, the speaker will be local historian Anthony Greene and admission to this fascinating and educational event is...

The Cork News has teamed up with the lovely folk at Montfort College of Performing Arts to offer three lucky readers full dance, drama or musical theatre scholarships for the year.

The Montfort College of Performing Arts has a huge range of classes running right through the academic year of 2014/15. With a curriculum that is continually honed and crafted to meet the expectations of...

Cork Institute of Technology’s Soccer Club is hosting a Summer Soccer Camp from August 25th to 27th. Children attending will receive quality coaching from FAI standard, experienced, coaches. The camp is open to boys and girls aged from five to 12 years old and is supported by Cork Women’s FC and CIT Students Union.

CIT Soccer camps are extremely popular due to the excellent...

It’s been a “BBQ summer” and to keep the mood going the Church of Ireland are hosting a Real Aussie BBQ on Saturday, August 30th, from 4 to 7pm in aid of The Gunners the Special Olympics soccer team. The barbecue will be held at their grounds at Church Hill, Carrigrohane, next door to Nangle’s Nursery.

As well as all the flavours of a BBQ from down under,...

The 50th Ballingeary Show takes place on Sunday, August 24th, with plenty of fun scheduled for all the family. Highlights this year include the SouthWestern Shorthorn Breeders Society Heifer Final, live music by Patrick O’Sullivan on an open air dance platform and the Dog Show and Bonnie Baby competition. A Basket Making Demo and round bale pushing will also take place with free parking...

Wrap your baby in a blanket of bubbles with Burts Bees' mild, tear-free and SLS-free bubble bath. A gentle cleansing complex made from coconut and sunflower oils combined with nourishing soy protein gently cleanses skin without irritation or drying. A touch of glycerine and vanilla extract helps calm and comfort baby. €11.95 from the Quay Co-Op, Sullivan's Quay and...

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