Having achieved so much in 2016, we begin our plans for 2017 in full confidence that we can achieve our stated goals and, who knows, maybe even more! Here are some figures that shed light on our achievements from last year:
21 different project sites across Cork city
350 Volunteers from 14 countries
90 Volunteer days
10,000+ Social Media Followers
Our volunteers have achieved much this year. Some notable projects include...
Colourful art, plants and lights, were added to this lane over
the course of 2016, transforming it from a derelict lane into a vibrant hive of creativity.
Dozens of electricity boxes were painted around the city, adding colour and humour to street fixtures once covered in dirt and graffiti.
Kyle St Garden:
Our urban garden in Kyle St is the result of weekly meet-ups of our volunteers. Previously, this unused city centre site contained only rubble and weeds. This year, bees made it their home after we added hundreds of colourful flowers. We even had strawberries grow here too.
River of Time Mural:
The 60ft mural on Grattan St was painted by the kids of the Educate Together National School. The mural itself is a time line of the history Cork city from medieval times to present day.
Kyle St Portraits:
To mark the centenary of 1916, we installed our own commemorative portraits of Cork figures who played a key role in events during Easter Week 1916. PIctured is the 2016 Lord Mayor Des Chaill, with Alan Hurley and his portrait of Terence MacSwiney.