Welcome to Cork Harbour Festival: 15 - 24 May 2020

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

In collaboration with SeaFest & European Maritime Day 2020

With the flagship Ocean to City - An Rás Mór on 6 June 2020

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 takes place from 15 to 24 May 2020, coinciding with SeaFest and European Maritime Day in Cork.

If you would like to come on board as an Event Partner and organise your own event, we would love to hear from you.  

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Latest News:

  • 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".   
  • 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"
  • 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". 
  • Spike IslandEvent Partner
    "Very well organised and crucially well advertised". 

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