Over 60’s Club

The Blackpool Cover 60’s Club meet every Tuesday in Blackpool Community Centre from 2-4.30pm. We have a membership of forty. Club consists of Bingo followed by tea and scones and a chat then our talented group enjoy music, dance and song for the rest of the afternoon. We also provide classes for the group such as Flower arranging, Mindfulness and wellbeing and dancing. During the year we go on trips to garden centres, Cobh and have even ventured to Killarney. In 2019 a few of the group were invited to have afternoon tea with President Michael D Higgins in Áras an Úachtarán. A great day was had by all who attended.

If anyone would like to join the group contact details are as follows.
Email: Blackpoolcc:@gmail.com. Contact number 086-1651543.

Activities and Events

Blackpool walking

Blackpool walking group meet for a brisk walk and regular chat – the group is open to new members as its first year.
Meets every Wednesday at 2 for a walk around the city-
Contact: CHW

Garden café

The garden café at the foyer is open daily for breakfast and lunch serving delicious in a friend ly and surrounds. This social sustainability and inclusion project .

The Garden Café Cork which is widely regarded as Cork’s Greenest Café is situated on the grounds of Cork Foyer ( formerly Assumption Convent Cork ) and is located in a beautiful Victorian style glasshouse, It offers spectacular views of Blackpool and is open daily from Monday to Friday each week for morning coffee, freshly baked scones, brownies and flap jacks .

An exciting lunch menu is on offer daily using the finest seasonal produce sourced from our community Garden Allotment and also from local artisan producers. Daily specials include Courgette stuffed with Carrigaline smoked cheese and caramelised onions, and also chicken with rosemary and roasted red peppers. Parents can also unwind and relax while toddlers play in the park, explore the community garden and enjoy the fun of the mini pet farm.

At first glance this café aspires to the high standards of many other Cork Restaurants; however there is a wider picture which focuses on providing Adult Education in a unique community spirit. The employees are in fact trainees who receive instruction in areas such as, Barista coffee training, food preparation, HACCP ,electronic point of sale (EPOS) and customer service. Mentoring is also a key factor while participants work in the Garden Café.

Coffa House

COFFA House is a social centre catering for the elderly all over Cork city. Activities include bingo, afternoon dinner, Tai Chi, bus outings, film shows, bazaars, socials and parties.

Contact Coffa house or CHW on 0873479549

Shandon tidy streets group , historical society and Shandon area renewal work together to improve to improve the areas historic and cultural significance. Tidy street group meets on Tuesday evenings at 6pm.

Community arts

Community Art link base in the Shandon Area renewal Association, Firkin crane, graffiti arts theatre https://www.corkcommunityartlink.com/

Blackpool community Centre

The centre host Cork city partnership local education courses, weekly GROW meetings. AA and many other groups use the centre. Blackpool Youth Club is also based here. The centre is a vibrant hub for many local and intercultural activities. The centre is also a local food cloud distributor and facilitates a valuable social service to the community. Mindfulness , digital inclusion, mother and baby massage and space for local organising groups.

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