Cork County Council

Cork County Council is committed to marketing Cork for business and tourism and places special emphasis on Food businesses in County Cork.  Cork County Council is a leading partner with Cork Summer Show as it showcases its “Taste Cork” initiative with its food producers.

“Taste Cork” is part of an on-going effort to harness the power of the ‘collective’, in order to ensure that County Cork’s unique food heritage benefits from the attention it deserves.  Working with the Local Enterprise Offices throughout the county, they offer a diverse selection of crucial food training and food marketing initiatives under the “Taste Cork” brand.

Through training, networking or collective marketing, the key aim is to work together towards promoting and expanding our valuable food sector in County Cork.
“Taste Cork” champions and encourages the flourishing Co. Cork food sector.

Cork County Council aims to encourage a planned community led tourism experience in Cork for national and international visitors to promote Cork as a must see visitor destination and to continue to assist in the development of the product offering. Working with Failte Ireland, Local Development Companies, Tourism Service Providers and Local Communities, Cork County Council aims to maximise the economic return from tourism in Cork in terms of overseas visitor numbers, revenue and employment. The “Visit Cork” stand at Cork Summer Show aims to raise awareness to the general public of Cork County Council’s work in the ongoing promotion of Cork.



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Bord Bia

The role of Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, is to act as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world. Its objective is to develop markets for Irish suppliers and to bring the taste of Irish food to more tables world-wide.

Bord Bia organises a wide variety of events for manufacturers and buyers and participates in trade fairs world-wide.

With its headquarters in Dublin, Bord Bia has a network of overseas offices in Amsterdam, Dubai, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Shanghai and Stockholm.



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Irish Examiner

The Irish Examiner is a significant national broadsheet newspaper challenging conventional choices and is the strongest national daily newspaper in Munster.

It offers a vital, refreshingly objective approach to national and international news and current affairs with journalists who are recognised experts in business, finance, politics, law, technology, property, sport, culture, health and topics of general interest.

128,000 people choose to read the Irish Examiner each day.

Weekly magazines offer advertisers the opportunity to reach a more targeted audience through the Irish Examiner County (Tuesday), Weekend (Saturday), Property & Interiors (Saturday), Sport (Monday and Saturday) Feelgood (Friday) and Farming (Thursday). Money & Jobs gives a roundup of all the key business events, appointments and career opportunities every Friday.



 Evening Echo

The Evening Echo was 120 years old on June 14, 2012.  In that time the newspaper has served the people of Cork by faithfully, factually and fairly reporting the daily news and standing up for the citizens.

The newspaper provides extensive coverage in stories and pictures of the good news and the bad news as it affects Cork people, their community, club or organisation and it argues and advocates Cork’s case on every issue. The sports service is the most comprehensive in Ireland and suitably reflects Cork’s greatest obsession.


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Corks RedFM is one of the biggest and most successful local radio stations in the country.  RedFM was launched in 2002, and has steadily grown in popularity, and is now firmly positioned as Cork’s number 1 radio station, with Cork’s Number 1 Talk Show-The Neil  Prendeville Show. RedFM’s success is attributed to a leading mix of award winning presenters, along with comprehensive local news and sport coverage and of course the best hit music! Cork’s RedFM has changed the face of radio for all those who live and work in the city and county by giving listeners exactly what they want – Hit Music, Great Debate, Latest News and Sport for Cork, Amazing Giveaways and Fun….It’s Pure Cork!



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Fáilte Ireland

Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority. Its role is to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination, providing a range of practical business supports to help tourism businesses better manage and market their products and services.

The Authority also works with other state agencies and representative bodies, at local and national levels, to implement and champion positive and practical strategies that will benefit Irish tourism and the Irish economy.

Fáilte Ireland promotes Ireland as a holiday destination through its domestic marketing campaign ( and manage a network of nationwide tourist information centres that provide help and advice for visitors to Ireland.

Taste Cork
Taste Cork is a regional brand initiative representing many of the outstanding artisan food and drink producers based throughout Co. Cork. The initiative is supported by the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork, Cork County Council and Cork City Council, providing a network to develop micro food enterprises in Cork.

We are part of an ongoing effort to harness the power of the ‘collective’, in order to ensure that Cork’s unique food heritage benefits from the attention it deserves.


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AIB is actively supporting economic recovery and job creation by backing entrepreneurs, early start-ups and established SMEs including farmers. As the largest lender to the sector, AIB has a long established dedicated agri team and a €500 million Agri Fund to growth and development of the agri sector. We provide our customers with a 48 hour turnaround for loans up to €30,000 and extended opening hours for farmers by means of a dedicated direct phone line (1890 47 88 33).

If you are looking for additional working capital or farm finance talk to AIB today to see how we can support you and your business needs or visit #backedbyAIB


 Connolly’s Red Mills

For people who value their animals – whether as high performers or as family pets – Connolly’s RED MILLS has been an automatic choice for over 100 years. After five generations this family owned business based in Kilkenny know what it takes to get you the best results in terms of animal nutrition, health and performance, and some of the most successful high-performance animals in the world have been fed on RED MILLS.
The products that produce these results are supported by some of the most technologically advanced plant and processes in the world. The RED MILLS brand is found right throughout the world from Malta to Mongolia and from Belgium to Bahrain. The brand is known and trusted from the UK and Ireland to Continental Europe, the USA, Japan and elsewhere in the Far East.



Maxi Zoo

Maxi Zoo is Ireland’s number one pet retailer with eighteen stores at the end of 2013, located in counties: Tipperary (Clonmel), Carlow, Waterford, Cork (Ballincollig, Midleton & Douglas), Dublin (Finglas, Tallaght, Liffey Valley & Leopardstown), Kildare (Naas & Maynooth), Wicklow (Bray), Limerick and Longford.

Maxi Zoo Ireland is owned and operated by husband and wife team Tony and Alice Cross and headquartered in Ballincollig, Cork where they opened the first store in 2006.

Maxi Zoo Ireland supports numerous local animal welfare charities and has established relations with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, Dogs Trust and the Dublin SPCA. Maxi Zoo was the winner of TV3’s “Every Job Counts” initiative in 2011.

Maxi Zoo encourages customers to bring their pet along when shopping to avail of a free weighing service, plus a “try before you buy” policy on sized items such as collars or harnesses.

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Cork Institute of Technology

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is one of Ireland’s largest Institutes of Technology and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Art, Business and Humanities, Computing and Information Technology, Engineering, Media, Music, Nautical Studies and Science.

CIT presently has four separate campuses. The main campus is located in Bishopstown, and covers an area of approximately 80 acres.

The Crawford College of Art and Design is located at Sharman Crawford Street, Cork. The CIT Cork School of Music is located in a purpose-built state of the art facility located in Union Quay, Cork and The National Maritime College of Ireland, located in Ringaskiddy, opened in October 2004.

CIT currently has in the region of 12,000 registered students with approximately 2,000 new entries year on year. Of these approximately 6,000 are full-time and the remaining are part-time.


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Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium

If your looking for something different for a great night out, you’ll find it at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium. Nothing beats the excitement of greyhound racing, and some of the most prestigious greyhound fixtures of the year take place right here.

Curraheen Park is within easy access of Cork City Centre, so you have no shortage of things to do before or after your night of greyhound racing.

And with general admission to greyhound racing starting at just €10, you won’t find better value anywhere for a wonderful night’s entertainment. We’re a fantastic venue for corporate events, fundraising events or benefit nights, or for family celebrations such as birthday parties, First Communion or Confirmation celebrations. We’re also a great option for stag parties or hen nights, while office parties are always guaranteed a warm Curraheen Park welcome.

You can watch all the action unfold from the comfort of the bar or maybe from your table in our bright and breezy restaurant, where you can relax and place a bet with our table-side Tote service. We have a range of packages on offer to suit all budgets, so you can tailor a great night out that suits everyone.




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Cork Chamber

Cork Chamber is the leading business organisation for the promotion and development of economic and commercial activity in the Cork region.

Representing close to 1,100 companies employing over 100,000 people in the region, Cork Chamber is a dynamic and proactive organisation committed to supporting business in this Region.   Services cater for businesses of all sizes and across a variety of sectors with tailored and targeted packages to suit all business needs.

Providing networking events, training for business, export documentation, trade information, business promotion and other business support services as well as influencing decisions and lobbying on behalf of businesses, membership of Cork Chamber will provide excellent value for money and measurable return on investment.

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