Second ‘Welcome to our new city’ family fun day in Douglas Park Sept 7

Douglas family fun day

As Douglas traders remind shoppers that Douglas is ‘very much open for business’, the second of four ‘Welcome to our new city’ family fun days will take place in Douglas Park from 10am-2pm  tomorrow,  Saturday, September 7.

Hosted by Red FM in association with Cork City Council, Lord Mayor, Cllr. John Sheehan will be in attendance, welcoming the residents of Douglas to Cork City.

Lord Mayor of  Cork, Cllr John Sheehan said: “ The ‘Welcome to Our New City’ is a great opportunity to remind everyone that Douglas is very much open for business and if you’re doing some shopping or having a bite to eat this weekend, there’s a great range of shops and restaurants in Douglas. This has not been an easy week for the people and traders  and they need our support in the weeks ahead”.

“I am honoured to be attending the ‘Welcome to Our New City’ family day this week  and to be the first  Lord Mayor  to visit schools in the newly extended Cork City. In the coming weeks, we will be visiting schools in Ballincollig, Glanmire, Douglas, Frankfield, Grange, Blarney, Tower and Whites Cross as well as working to build connections between the wider communities of the new city”.

Red FM's Big Red Bus will be in Douglas along with  facepainters, Piper Funfair’s carousel, a giant Jenga and Connect 4 for families to get stuck into and coaches from Cork Sports Partnership will be organising street games and races, beside the community centre in Douglas Park.

Douglas Tidy Towns, Douglas Young at Heart and Douglas Community Association are all taking part and showcasing the many services and supports they offer. 

All are welcome – but make sure you arrive early! The first 100 people to join us will enjoy free 'Douglas -City of Change' cupcakes and we’ll bring along our bags of ‘City of Change’ daffodil bulbs to celebrate our growing city..

Two more ‘Welcome to our new city’ family fun days will take place at Blarney and Ballincollig over the coming Saturdays.