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Miss Cork Jean Kenny Logs On To Christmas In Cork

20 November 2008

November 20, 2008

Miss Cork, Jean Kelly was at Cork Airport today to promote Cork Marketing Partnership’s Christmas in Cork campaign.  Christmas in Cork - a Cork Marketing Partnership initiative - is sponsored by Cork Airport and Cork City Council and will see a host of events throughout the city and county.  Full program details are available by logging on to

Some of the festive activities taking place include; ice-skating in Little Island, the pantomime at the Opera House along with caroling and concerts in various locations throughout the City that will combine to guarantee a truly special Christmas break.

"In terms of Christmas shopping, Cork is still the biggest and most popular destination in our catchment area," said Cork Airport’s Aviation Marketing Manager, Kevin Cullinane. "Every year we see a surge in leisure travelers though Cork Airport in December especially of people traveling to Cork to visit friends and relatives and enjoy all the Cork city region has to offer. This year the range and depth of reasons to come to Cork is even bigger and better than ever before and with ten flights a day from Dublin the excuse to head to Cork has never been easier. As our regular customers can testify, Cork Airport is as simple as it could be for ease of access to all that Cork has to offer this festive season and into the January sales and beyond,” he added. 

This Christmas will also see Peter Kelly of  ‘Weddings by Franc’ fame design a Park of Dreams in Bishop Lucey Park.  Kelly is sure to bring his style and vision to the project that will see one of the city centres most visited parks become a magical festive wonderland.  The ‘Park of Dreams’ will be an interactive experience for visitors who will be brought through the Park by various Disney characters.

Cork will join the ranks of its continental neighbours Berlin, Prague and Basle with this year’s Christmas Markets planned for the Grand Parade.  Running over three weekends from December 5th to 22nd the markets will bring a real festive feel to the city centre.

Liz Mc Avoy of the Cork Marketing Partnership said, “Cork is a magical place at Christmas, a compact city centre of great warmth, character and charm offering great shops, fabulous restaurants, bars and nightclubs and wonderful luxury hotels, alongside the contrasting peace and relaxation of county towns.  Add to this that Cork Airport is just 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre and a new hourly train schedule on the Dublin to Cork line and you appreciate why Cork has become the perfect destination for Christmas breaks.”

The Christmas spirit in the City created by its citizens will transform Cork into a festive location not to be missed.  Easy access through Cork Airport or by road or rail means getting to Cork has never been easier. 

Visitors can plan their trip by logging onto a dedicated website of the Cork Marketing Partnership. Once you log on you will see the luxury accommodation, world-class restaurants and the host of events match the festive spirit of Cork and its people.

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