Cork Week has enjoyed a long and illustrious history, both on the Irish and international sailing calendar. Volvo Car Ireland, in conjunction with Johnson and Perrott Motor Group, is proud and delighted to add its name to this prestigious event. Volvo has invested heavily in the sailing arena over the years and Ireland benefitted greatly from the visit of the Volvo Ocean Race to Galway for the last two round the world races. Volvo Cork Week is the biggest sailing event to take place in Ireland in 2020. We are looking forward to an exciting program in Crosshaven in July and welcoming sailors and visitors alike.
Johnson & Perrott Motor Group, is one of Ireland’s leading motor retailers with a significant presence in Motor Dealerships and Corporate Fleet Management. The award winning group has four car dealerships situated at Mahonpoint Retail Park, Douglas in Cork City and the Volvo and Land Rover & Jaguar dealerships in Bishopstown. As well as being one of the main Volvo dealers in Munster, the Group also represents Honda, Kia, Jaguar, Land Rover, Opel & Peugeot car franchises together with Kia, Mitsubishi and Opel commercial franchises.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is one of the so-called Big Four commercial banks in Ireland. AIB offers a full range of personal and corporate banking services. AIB Capital Markets is the division of the company that offers international banking and treasury operations
Cork County Council, a local authority providing public services for the citizens of County Cork, also works in partnership with a range of public agencies and local community groups in establishing and promoting Cork as a significant business and tourism destination. In this regard, the Council has a long running history of supporting Cork Week. This international sailing regatta generates significant investment in the local and wider economy and the Council is proud to be associated with this international event.
The Port of Cork is the key seaport in the south of Ireland and is one of only two Irish ports which service the requirements of all six shipping modes i.e. Lift-on Lift-off, Roll-on Roll-off, Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Break Bulk and Cruise. It has made impressive strides in recent decades. Due to its favourable location on the south coast of Ireland and its modern deepwater facilities, the Port of Cork is ideally positioned and it’s growing reputation for quality service, including prompt and efficient vessel turnaround, ensures its position as a vital link in the global supply chain.
Heineken has been based in Cork since 1856, this brewery combines a long and proud tradition with the most up to date technology and innovative marketing and is Ireland’s fastest growing brewery. Heineken Ireland aims to make a valuable and sustainable contribution to society and the following business principles reflect their approach to social responsibility in their operations, respect, integrity and passion for quality.
In 1937 a co-operative company was established to provide employment in a small town called Ballinasloe, in the heart of Galway on Ireland’s glorious West Coast.
The company was named Dubarry, after a famous French courtesan. Dubarry of Ireland’s beginnings were in the design and manufacturing of fine leather shoes. The business was fortunate to be able to draw on a local population of hard working craftsmen and women, and Dubarry soon developed a reputation for excellent workmanship and quality.
But we don’t rest on our laurels, Dubarry takes much design inspiration from the wild West Coast and Galway’s great sailing heritage to motivate and create superb deck shoes. Then by using the finest performance materials available, The Shamrock boot was created, Dubarry’s first dedicated sailing boot.
Dubarry then journeyed from the sea to the country, and created the most famous boot of all – The Signature Dubarry Galway Boot. And the rest is history!
Cork’s 96FM & C103 is the biggest local radio operation in Ireland. The station can boast 241,000 adult listeners each week making it one of the most popular stations in Cork City and County.
Listen out for Corks 96fm Outside Broadcasts over the course of Volvo Cork Week and will be a cross section of the two stations Corks 96fm and C103. 96fm and C103 Street fleet are also on site and will promote Volvo Cork Week with a live link prior and during the event in Crosshaven.
Clean Coasts engages communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life. The programme is operated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce and is currently funded by the Department of the Housing, Planning & Local Government and Fáilte Ireland. Clean Coasts is made up of two main elements; Clean Coasts Volunteering and the Green Coast Award.
MaREI is the marine and renewable energy research, development and innovation Centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland. It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socioeconomic challenges across the marine and renewable energy sectors. MaREI is coordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork and has over 200 researchers working across 6 academic institutions collaborating with over 45 industry partners.