Welcome to Cork Harbour Festival

Over 70 different events
on land and on water...

Featuring Ocean to City - An Rás Mór

In collaboration with SeaFest

Selected as part of Europe’s Top 20 Art and Culture Festivals 2018
& in the Top 36 Global Festivals 2017!

Visit Cork:
Ireland's Maritime Haven




Cork Harbour Festival is a week-long celebration of Ireland’s unique maritime heritage, set in the second largest natural harbour in the world.

This year’s festival of 70+ events has now come to a close. A huge thanks to everyone who was involved! 

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Latest News:

  • Cllr Kieran McCarthyEvent Partner
    "A brilliant organising team". 
  • Annejulie LafayeEvent Partner
    "Had a wonderful time giving this talk today, to a great audience in a lovely venue. Thanks to Cork Harbour Festival for having me and John Borgonovo UCC History Department  for inviting me to speak! #LoveIrishResearch @IrishResearch".   
  • Ó BhealEvent Partner
    "There's nothing like it! Living in Cork we tend to forget that the sea is nearby. What a treasure to have such a significant maritime festval on our doorstep"! 
  • CIT Blackrock CastleEvent Partner
    "Great crowd! Good energy! Lots of engagement with the telescopes". 
  • The Rebel Plunge 2019Event Partner
    "It is a wonderful event to be part of".  
  • The Gab Storytelling 2019Event Partner
    "We loved being part of the festival at the beautiful location of Top Bar Cork Opera House. It helped stretch our creativity, celebrate Cork in a new way for us and attracted lots of new faces"

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