Two beautiful Cycles Around Cork Harbour Area Sunday March 4th REGISTER and FIND INFO FOR THE CORK HARBOUR CYCLE 2018 40Km Leisure Cycle Suitable for All Cyclists to Enjoy, our annual cycle since 2003. Cycle the waterfront, only one short hill, take it easy, enjoy the scenery, snacks and soup, and free reflector vests (but bring your own helmet). Start in your own time 8.30 to 10.00 am (Age limit 14 years). 100 Km Challenge Cycle incorporating the 40 Km Harbour Route with a further 60Km around Ringaskiddy, Carrigaline, Crosshaven and back to the Ferry to complete [...]
Deirdre Sheehan is currently on work placement in Kenya for 6 months. She has been there since mid March ans tracks her first experience in a developing country with beautiful honesty in her blog: deirdresminuteaday.wordpress.com Every year Africa Direct offer placement to student's studying International Development and Food Policy BSc in University College Cork. The student spends most of their time working on the ground with our partners in Africa. The placement is a valuable experience for the student to see the theory they have been learning for the last 3 years in practice, whilst also providing Africa Direct with important [...]
Excitement is building as we enter the final week's countdown! RED FM Dave Mac makes Africa Direct board member, Jack O'Connoll, LOCAL LEGEND on Corks RedFM 104-106 (sure we already knew he was one anyway) CUH FM Cliff Wedgbury interviews Africa Direct board member Rosie Woods on CUH radio (don't forget Part2). Cliff presents his own radio program every saturday from 11am-1pm. You can find it on tunein radio. Rosie speaks of her work in Africa Direct and the Cork Harbour Cycle.
Singer, poet and songwriter Cliff Wedgbury sings us a song to set us up for this year's cycle! Above Cliff plays the ukulele whilst singing a ballad he wrote about the Cork Harbour Cycle and some of those involved in it, including a few of the volunteers and members of the Cork singers club. BELOW is a picture of Cliff and Eleanor serving soup with a smile from the back of their van in 2013. Do you recognize those smiles? Cliff Wedgbury has been involved with the Cork Harbour Cycle since the very beginning, helping out at the registration and distributing [...]
Pope Francis recently visited Kenya and Sr Mary Killeen, long term partner and friend of Africa Direct's, was chosen to give a speech. Please read more in an article by the Irish Times by clicking HERE.
Click HERE to watch the CNN cover Songa Mbele's brilliant work. You can see how the school is running in the new building funded by Africa Direct last year and the great work that they are doing there.