New Members 2018

Author: Eugene Currivan
2017-07-24 19:01:44

New Members Inauguration 12th February 2018

Our Club is delighted to welcome three new members. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Peter Kenefick, Bridget O'Shea and Joel Aleburu.



Rotary tree of Remembrance 2017

Christmas 2017 saw, once again, an overwhelming spirit of generosity by Cork people and visitors to the city, exemplified by the donations for the two charities , Enable Ireland and Marymount Hospice.

With our Tree of Remembrance Project, we  undertake the flagship project of our club each Christmas.  Its purpose is to raise funds for local charities. It is operated, in cooperation with Cork Bishopstown Club, by members from both clubs and other volunteers. The public is invited to remember a loved one at Christmas by writing and placing a yellow ribbon on the Tree and making a non prescribed donation to our nominated charities.

This year, 2017, the Tree raised €77,200.00 which will be divided equally between the two designated charities - Enable Ireland and Marymount University Hospital and Hospice.


The Tree adorned with the many dedications

SS Peter and Paul Church where the annual Ecumenical Service was held in memory of those remembered on the ribbons which were presented in front of the alter.

29th January 2018 - Presentation of cheque for €37,307 to Enable Ireland's Maria Desmond by Jack Cahill . Also included in picture are Tom Woodward and Jennifer Marshall and Niall Horgan both from Enable Ireland. Seated in front L-R are President Donal and President of Cork Bishopstown Maurice Coughlan.


Nano Nagle Place

Seven years ago the buildings of the South Presentation Convent were in a perilous position. As the area around the convent changed, the need for the school complex the site housed declined and the school closed its doors in 2006. Most of the buildings, some over 200 years old, sat empty with just a few resident sisters to maintain them.

The Presentation Sisters had to plan for the future. With so many listed buildings housed upon it, the site was of little development value. What was to be done?

The Presentation Sisters decided to act, just as their foundress had done nearly two hundred and fifty years before. They set up a company, appointed a voluntary board, and put in place plans to redevelop ‘South Pres’ as a special place for the people of Cork City.

The heritage buildings have been lovingly regenerated, they now house educational charities and rooms are also available to let by community groups, charities and local businesses. The chapel has been turned into a heritage centre that engagingly tells the story of Nano Nagle and the city in which she worked to educate and care for the poor. It allows the visitor to explore the incredible spread of the Presentation Order, the changing lives of the sisters who have dedicated their lives to that order and the remarkable work they still carry out as educationalists and campaigners for social justice.











Rotary’s Wheel Emblem

A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate “Civilization and Movement." 

In 1923, the present gear wheel, with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association.” A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a “keyway” in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added and the design, which we now know, was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.

Category: Tree of Remembrance

University Challenge Quiz

Author: Eugene Currivan
2017-06-24 22:02:13

The event is a Rotary Club of Cork initiative to  raise funds for two Charities:

  • UCC – Disability Support Services (DSS)

Because the College is seeing a continuous increase in the participation of blind and vision impaired students the DSS will benefit from a contribution to update the current specialised ‘JAWS software for Blind/ VI students’ through this Rotary Club of Cork event.

  • Rotary Club of Cork International Charity Support

Working with a local registered charity, ‘Global Village Housing’ in Cambodia, The Rotary Club of Cork, in April 2017, has provided and supervised the construction of one house for a homeless family near Phnom Penh. A contribution from this event will assist the ongoing development of this project.

1. Open for Business

2. ' I'm Just Back From Cambodia,  you know'

3. Hiding under the hat is ..... George Barter

4. Maura Currivan knows where it is...

5. John Foyle again....

6. "Jack.. I think you made a mistake"...

Category: International Project

Visit of Lord Mayor

Author: Eugene Currivan
2017-05-17 09:26:03

Monday 15th May 2017

Tonight saw the vist of the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Des Cahill, to our club's weekly meeting. During his visit the Lord Mayor presented an Honorary Member certificate to Canon George Salter who has been a member for thirty years. Also is pictured Joe Woodward who also received an Honorary Member certificate recently after a membership lasting fifty six years.






Category: Weekly Meeting

International Project

Author: Eugene Currivan
2017-05-16 19:40:10

Rotary Club of Cork International Charity Support

Working with a local registered charity, ‘Global Village Housing’ in Cambodia, The Rotary Club of Cork, in April 2017, has provided and supervised the construction of one house for a homeless family near Phnom Penh. A fundraising event 'University Challenge'  has been organised by President Jack Cahill which will contribute to the ongoing development of this project to provide housing for homeless and displaced  families in Cambodia into the future.

Photos below shoe Club Member, John Foyle, supervising the housing project in Cambodia which was funded by our club. John travelled to Cambodia in April this year to oversee the operation.


Category: International Project

Rotary Golf Fundraiser 2017

Author: Aodh Bourke
2017-05-11 15:29:14

Cork Golf Club, April 21st, Rotary Cork Fundraiser Outing

The weather was fantastic and we had a full turn-out from 11am to 4pm, teams of three and we hit our target.

Dunnes Stores will match the amount raised on the day and we will give €6,000 to SVP in Cork for the benefit of Cork City residents.

A big thank you to all the Companies and individuals who supported the day and the people who purchased advertising signs for the Tee Boxes.

Within the competition, there is a Rotary Cup which has been played for since 1932 and our president Jack Cahill was the worthy winner.

The cup hit pretty hard times and thanks to Colin Nichols and his skills, together with Pat Buckley of Kingscraft, the refurbished Rotary Cup looks brilliant. See for yourself!




Category: Fundraiser

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Projects Calendar

No weekly meeting Monday 5th February 2018

 smiley Friendship Night Tuesday 6th February 2018  - Set up will be from 11am with a break afterward until approximate 5pm. All hands on deck please, any help will be gratefull appreciated, if you can provide a spot prize please do.smiley For further information please contact Colin Nicholls.