St Mary’s students set up events website

Since the beginning of the school year a group of Transition Year students in St. Mary’s Secondary School has been designing and producing an events website for the North Cork area as part of the North Cork Enterprise Board’s Programme initiative to promote business in secondary schools. The website, named In North Cork (INC), is intended to cover Mallow and surrounding areas, Kanturk, Charleville, Mitchelstown and Fermoy, all of North Cork essentially. On the website, events relating to religion, sport, art, drama, music and many more will be published. It will be updated monthly and there will be a calendar on which all types of events such as those above will be displayed. The paying customers are local business owners who might want to advertise their business on the website. The advertising options are a link to the business’ own website or Facebook page and/or ‘Groupon’ type advertisements (vouchers). For example for off-peak business hours the business could offer a 10% voucher for your product or service, on production of a print-out of the advertisement. Promotion of the product was carried out by putting up posters in the schools and businesses in our local area. Leaflets were also left in local businesses. The website is also being promoted through the social networking mediums of Facebook and Twitter. If anyone wishes to advertise on the website, or would like to put up events (it is free of charge to do so) contact