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Castle Cafe In The Community

As a local, inde­pen­dently owned restau­rant group, we under­stand the value of com­mu­nity. We’ve part­nered and sup­ported a num­ber of com­mu­nity groups, indi­vid­u­als and others.

In addi­tion to the list below we sup­port many local and national char­i­ties with spot prizes. If you would like to be con­sid­ered for our monthly spot prize, please write to [email address — enable javascript to view] and we’ll put you in the monthly draw. If you’ve been suc­cess­ful in the draw, we will con­tact you directly. Please under­stand that although we con­sider every request to be wor­thy, we can­not promise to reply to every request as we are cur­rently receiv­ing approx­i­mately 3 requests every sin­gle day.

Meitheal Mara –

Conrad Howard (Market Lane) left, with Meitheal Mara's Marie Drew and Bill Scobie (boat-builder)

Meitheal Mara

Meitheal Mara is a community boatyard in the heart of the city. We have helped Meitheal Mara purchase a kit boat and have an ongoing support programme to ensure that their good work continues.

More info in this article on
Cork Institute of Technology –

Cork Institute of Technology

We were delighted in 2018 to be the first company to launch a yearly scholarship for Hospitality Students who attend in our local college, CIT.

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Love the Lee –
Love the Lee

We are active supporters of this group who are campaigning for a better city.
Hive Mind –

Aishling Moore, Elbow Lane Restaurant with Mark Riordan, Hive Mind

Hive Mind

Hive Mind allows individuals and companies to make positive ecological moves in preserving honey bee populations whilst gaining a bounty of organic honey in the process. Based in Myrtleville, our restaurant group sources all of our honey from this initiative.

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Pieta House Amber Flag –
Pieta House Amber Flag

We received a Pieta House Am­ber Flag in 2018. The Pieta House Am­ber Flag ini­tia­tive is in its fourth year and around 600 flags have been awarded to date. The ini­tia­tive recog­nises the ef­forts of par­tic­i­pants to cre­ate healthy, in­clu­sive en­vi­ron­ments that sup­port men­tal well-be­ing.
Cork Healthy Cities’ Psyched Award –
Cork Healthy Cities’ Psyched Award

In May 2018 we were the recipients of an in­au­gu­ral ‘Cork Healthy Cities’ Psyched Award. This award fo­cuses solely on the busi­ness com­mu­nity’s ef­forts in em­ployee well­ness and men­tal health in the work­place.
Colleague Wellbeing –
Colleague Wellbeing

Creating a business that delivered a very positive colleague experience was at the top of the agenda for us, when in 2007, we first opened the doors of Market Lane restaurant in Cork city centre, as was the customer experience we were determined to create.