February walks

Spring is in the air, and our walking groups have embraced the outdoors with relish! After the cancellation of the Mount Hilary hike (due to snow), our walkers were eager to get out, come rain or shine.

The amble in Doneraile Park on 14th February was well attended, and it was great to catch up as we walked along, as well as over the welcome lunch. Thanks to Nora Farrissey for leading this amble.

On Tuesday 19th, a group of 20 hillwalkers met at Cuskinny, on Great Island, for a coastal walk, along the shore and through Marlóg Wood. Mary O’Brien was our local guide and with the help of Deirdre Ryan, shared lots of interesting facts about the history and topography of the area. Once again, the company was great and we enjoyed the chat as we trekked along, hardly noticing the rain!

Art Classes Visions school of Art


Painting classes will take place on Tuesday afternoon (acrylics), Wednesday evenings (acrylics) and Thursday afternoons (Oils) ;  all classes are suited to beginners.

Courses will begin on the week beginning 4th of March. Cost is €130 per 8-week course, each week consisting of a class of 2 hours. There are also beginner, Saturday workshops in various art media, and evening classes during the week. Visions school of art is located at Long’s Yard on Tower Street, Cork City. Parking is available for €1 for classes, and €5 for day-workshops.

Please have a look at the entire schedule for the Spring, viewable at www.artclass.ie/cork-city-adult-art-classes. If you wish to attend any of the courses or workshops, or want to make enquiries, please email Andrew at: and.carroll@gmail.com. Apply for classes as soon as is convenient, to secure your place.