Sunday 06 September 2009
Cork people are invited out on Sunday 6th September to celebrate and discover Cork Harbour and all it has to offer. Exciting events around the harbour both on and off the water will take place throughout the day for everyone to enjoy.
What: Cork Harbour Open Day
When: Sunday 6th September 2009
Where: Various locations around Cork Harbour
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There will be sailing, Cobh to Blackrock race organised by Cove Sailing Club, harbour treasure hunts, organised by ‘Whale of a Time’, orienteering and hill walking organised by Bishopstown Orienteering Group , car boot sales, organised by CHASE, an art exhibition organised by Hazelhurst Artist Working Studio, food and craft markets and lots more on the day. A full list of events and details can be found on www.corkharbour.ie
Cork Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world, next to Sydney Harbour, offering beautiful locations for enjoying the outdoors, dramatic coastlines, and excellent leisure facilities and is home to some very talented artists, sportsmen and women, and people who are passionate about the history, heritage and cultural value of Cork Harbour.
The idea for a Harbour Open Day, which is funded through SECAD, emerged from discussions between various stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of the Integrated Strategy for the Harbour. A group comprising representatives from UCC, City and County Councils and the Port of Cork set about working together to engage users of the Harbour and to organise the Open Day.
Cathal O’Mahony (UCC) explains: ‘Cork Harbour Open Day is all about embracing what our Harbour has to offer, and raising awareness of how people can make use of the harbour both on and off the water. We hope this Harbour Open Day will become in the future an opportunity to co-ordinate a huge range of harbour related events so we can showcase Cork Harbour for a day, weekend or even a week. The event is a great example of people from different organisations coming together to work towards promoting Cork Harbour.’
He continued: ‘As a city and county, we are very fortunate to have such an amazing harbour on our door steps which is rich in history and natural beauty.’
For anyone wishing to take part in an event, organise an event or find out more information, they can contact Sara Dymond at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 021 4625375.