The Hut Rooftop Garden

Weekly drop in to volunteer and maintain the rooftop garden –

The Hut Rooftop project – on the terrace on top of one of the Northside’s most distinctive buildings – is a place for local community workers and local gardeners to plant, hang out and meet-up.

The garden is maturing and as well as providing a great space to grow, is available for one-to-one chats for people availing of the community support resources available in The Hut. It is also a great place for workshop on green initiatives.

Mens club

The Gurranbraher and Churchfield men’s club was started by Martin Ahearn Rip and is a strong group who meet weekly at the Parochial hall in Churchfield listen to music have the craic and play pool. The groups goes on regular day trips facilitated by Community Garda and also play itch and putt . the re is a strong folklore theme and the groups regularly reminisces over photographs of corks golden days.

Other Activities

Men’s swim at Leisureworld

You are welcome to join for a Men’s swim — Weekly reduced rate swim €2 for contact Community Health Worker for details –time slot is Wednesdays 12-1 at Leisureworld quoting Health Action one —


Bowls clubs meet Tuesdays and participate in local leagues.

Shandon haz band

The Shandon HAZ Band practices weekly at the Hut and contribute to local entertainment scene. – the band play monthly regular dates across the Citys Northside community centres, health centres and nursing homes. The band facilitates a group of men to focus on songs and providing music to the community.

Gurranabraher and Churchfield Green Spine Initiative

Get involved in the local community enhancement project – with many  local groups and individuals.  Our aim is to make small improvements over a long period to enhance our areas through fun and creative local imaginings and sustainable activities.

Gurranbraher ladies walking

Gurranabraher ladies walking – activities include chair yoga, days out with community Garda and monthly Meet and Mingle — tea and chats

Meets Wednesdays at 2 o clock at The Hut  – to walk locally

On the new Slí na Sláinte  green route –

Looking forward to the launch of new green route extension on the Slí na Sláinte North west

The Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Primary HealthCare Campus, Cork.

The walk measures 1.25km and approximately 2000 steps and offers staff, surrounding communities and service users opportunity to add to their daily exercise and sense of overall wellbeing on St Marys Health Campus. A big part of the walking signage includes a memory trail element with extracts from interviews taken as part of the ‘Memories of the Orthopeadic’ project with Cork Folklore Project displayed on each panel along the walkway.

These are memories of past staff of the Orthopaedic Hospital as well as service users and local people who have memories of the Orthopaedic Hospital of the past and can now enjoy these memories as part of a new and developing primary care facility in St Marys Health Campus. The broader signage scheme includes many health messages including #Littlethings National Positive Mental Health messaging which speaks to things we can all do to promote our own and others positive mental health.

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