Cork Family Festival Receives Community Spirit Award

Wednesday, December 07, 2022.

Cork Family Festival Receives Community Spirit Award

Competition celebrating 1 of Cork’s Favourite Marketplaces recognised with Neighborhood Spirit Award

The Coal Quay Household Pageant is the hottest winner of the Cork Global Hotel Community Spirit Awards. The once-a-year function usually takes area in August and celebrates the record of the preferred current market location. 

The Coal Quay sector dates back to the 1840s and was known for its woman traders dressed in black shawls. They offered fruit, veggies, flowers, holly at Xmas as very well as secondhand goods together with clothing and footwear. 

The Coal Quay Family members Competition showcases the heritage, traditions and culture of the area by new music, music, stories and exhibitions. Members gown up in standard dresses typically wearing the really shawls their ancestors wore more than 100 years in the past. 

At aspect of the festival, boys wearing caps and braces and ladies in aprons and hats push outdated-fashioned prams by means of the streets giving out sweet apples, crubeens and chester cake to the community. 

Basic Supervisor of the Cork Global Lodge, Eoghan Murphy reported, “The organisers of the Coal Quay Spouse and children Pageant have succeeded in preserving the memory of their ancestors alive above the very last 10 decades. They are very worthy winners of the Cork Global Hotel Community Spirit Award. The persons powering the festival are passionate about boosting recognition of just how really hard the women of all ages worked – paying out six days a week at their stalls in all types of weather to be ready to feed their people. They also produce a great atmosphere in the Coal Quay and bordering locations. This year was the 10th anniversary of the festival and the Shandon Bells chiming with the Financial institutions of My Possess Pretty Lee could be listened to across the city.”  

The Cork Worldwide Hotel Group Spirit Awards are sponsored by The Carrigdhoun Newspaper and Gerald McCarthy Giftware.

The judging panel for the Local community Spirit Awards are created up of a combination of associates from the general public and personal sector within the neighborhood.

The judging panel for this award was:

  • Carmel Lonergan Team Director of Operations, Trigon Hotels
  • Nicola Radley Senior Executive Officer, Municipal District Operations & Rural Enhancement at Cork County Council
  • Aisling Killilea Lender of Eire Manager Carrigaline and Douglas
  • Vincent O’Donovan and Jack White, The Carrigdhoun Newspaper

Nominations are now open up for following month’s awards at:

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Jamie M. Hansen

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