Culture & Heritage

  • May 27, 2017 - June 12, 2017
    10:00 - 17:30

View prize-winning model boats created by our young and talented boat builders! The project encourages primary and secondary school kids to build model boats from recycled materials. This year’s theme is: Boats from 100 years ago, inspired by the 1917 Commemorations. Project in collaboration with Cllr. Kieran McCarthy and the Lifetime Lab. All model boats were (more…)

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Cork City Library, Grande Parade, Cork City


  • May 28, 2017 - July 2, 2017
    09:30 - 17:00

Exhibition of work by artist Mandy Barker. Plankton form a diverse group of microscopic marine organisms living in the water column, not able to swim against the current; they exist in a drifting, floating, state. In this series of work, unique ‘specimens’ of this animal species relate to the pioneering discoveries made by the marine (more…)

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The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork


  • May 29, 2017 - June 10, 2017
    09:00 - 17:00

With Meitheal Mara. Opening Friday 2 June at 5.30pm at Cork City Hall Tairlearach, is an exhibition that steps away from the historical ‘grand’ narratives of Cork Harbour and the Lee valley river system and rather shifts our perspective sideways, illuminating beyond geographical specificities how water can pervasively enter into our lives and imaginations. With (more…)

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Anglesea St, Ballintemple, Cork City


  • June 3, 2017
    09:00 - 18:00

Check in at the historic White Star Line Ticket Office and enter the 19th century on board the Titanic. This is the exact location where the last 123 passengers joined Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage. Be taken on a virtual and immersive journey and discover the tragedies and triumphs behind their stories. Book Here: Titanic (more…)

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White Star Line Building,, 20 Casement Square, Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 3, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    09:30 - 17:00

An educational, informative and sometimes emotional exhibition that tells the stories of social, naval and maritime history of Cork. Learn about the earlier emigration to the colonies of America and the West Indies, the transportation of convicts to Australia as well as the mass emigration to Canada and the United States during and after the (more…)

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Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 3, 2017 - June 24, 2017
    09:30 - 17:30

East Cork Camera Group set themselves a challenge to photograph every cruise liner visit to Cork Harbour in 2015. With over fifty visits scheduled, it was clear that this would be some undertaking.  Regal Princess kicked the season off on 25th April and the Marco Polo was the fifty seventh and final visit of the (more…)

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Arch Building, Casement Square, Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 3, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    10:00 - 17:00

Cork has been a maritime hub since records began. A City by the Sea depicts this history in a dynamic, thought provoking and at times humorous manner that can be enjoyed by all ages. Be taken on a journey through Cork’s rich and varied history with the sea. Exhibition curated by author and historian, Turtle (more…)

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North Main Street, Cork City


  • June 3, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    10:00 - 17:00

Sirius Arts Centre In 1917 thousands of American naval servicemen came to Ireland to participate in the First World War. Their interactions with local women, particularly in Cork where they were based, became a major social issue. Many Irish women ultimately married these American sailors, with Queenstown / Cobh in particular seeing a large number (more…)

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The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 3, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    10:00 - 17:00

With UCC Creative This provocative and beautiful work by Carl Cordonnier and Jools Gilson focuses on the hidden presence of women in port towns and cities. Through interviews and photography workshops, Unveiled Horizons collaborates with women from Cork on the composition of their portraits, which will be exhibited on Custom House Quay. The Cork iteration of (more…)

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Custom House Quay, Cork City


  • June 3, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    11:00 - 12:00

With the Titanic Trail Departs from Commodore Hotel A 60 minute gentle stroll through the architecturally preserved heritage town of Cobh, exploring the diverse and magnificent history of Cork Harbour and its environs. The engaging narrative brings together the amazing maritime, emigrant and social history of the area. Book Here:  Titanic Trail  Special price of €8pp; (more…)


  • June 3, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    11:00 - 15:00

                  Ferry from Kennedy Pier Take the ferry to Spike Island and enjoy a guided tour of Fortress Spike.  Festival goers receive free entry to the special exhibition ‘Cork Harbour – History and Heritage’ as part of their tour, held in the beautiful former church Mitchel hall.   (more…)


  • June 3, 2017
    12:00 - 16:50
  • June 4, 2017
    12:00 - 16:50
  • June 5, 2017
    12:00 - 16:50

Camden Fort Meagher is internationally recognised as being one of the finest remaining examples of a classical Coastal Artillery Fort in the world. 65% of the fort is located underground in a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers. The fort is also a prime location to watch ships passing through Cork Harbour. The fort offers a (more…)

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Camden Road, Crosshavenhill, Corsshaven


  • June 3, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    13:00 - 13:45

Take a guided tour of Elizabeth Fort; the early 17th century star fort in Cork City centre. Hear about the history of the fort, with particular reference to its connection to all things maritime. This fort has an immense link to the harbour and the maritime history of Cork City. The fort was built to (more…)

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Barrack Street, Cork City


  • June 3, 2017
    14:00 - 18:00

With Meitheal Mara. Come along to the Port of Cork, at the Bonded Warehouses, for this very special maritime flavoured event. Get your taste buds going at our Seafood Market and sample yummy foods such as sushi, paella, fish & chips, oysters and mussels. Find out about all the brilliant activities on the river and (more…)

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Custom House Quay, Cork City


  • June 3, 2017
    14:00 - 16:00

With Cobh Tourism & See You in Cobh. 14:00-15:30 Have a go at crab fishing from The Promenade in Cobh and see what will bite! This is great fun for the whole family and all crabs are returned to the safety of the sea once you’ve had a good peek at them. A line, bucket (more…)

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Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 3, 2017
    16:50 - 20:10
  • June 4, 2017
    16:50 - 20:10
  • June 3, 2017
    17:50 - 20:50
  • June 4, 2017
    17:50 - 20:50

Take the ferry to Spike Island for a fully guided tour of Fortress Spike, followed by a welcome break in the cafe with Irish music.  Then it’s on to beautiful Mitchel hall for a special ‘Cork Harbour – History and Heritage’ exhibition evening event with talks, readings and music. The exhibition will be accompanied by (more…)

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Spike Island, Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 3, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    19:00 - 20:15

Cork Ghost Tour aims to fright and delight! Wander the streets of olde Cork, waking the dead, and having the time of your lives! We take in the sights, interweave local ghost stories and Cork’s maritime history. There will be plenty of comedy and boo-scares too! Recommended for families, friends and couples. Tour begins at (more…)

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Cork City


  • June 4, 2017
    10:30 - 16:30

With Cork Harbour Heritage Alliance. Roche’s Point Lighthouse Open Day is an exciting and unique opportunity to visit this iconic lighthouse which sits at the entrance of Cork Harbour. Visit the U.S. Navy 1917 exhibition and take part in historical talks about the region. Cork Harbour Heritage Alliance is made up of people from Roche’s (more…)

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Cork Harbour, Co. Cork


  • June 6, 2017
    13:10 - 14:00

With Dept. of History UCC. Presented by Dr John Borgonovo who lectures in the School of History at UCC, and has written extensively about Cork City during the revolutionary period. He is the associate editor of the forthcoming Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Lunchtime Lectures were a hugely popular event last year so come early (more…)

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North Main Street, Cork City


  • Tuesday
    June 6, 2017
    19:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday
    June 7, 2017
    19:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday
    June 8, 2017
    19:00 - 20:00

The Everest mountain range was once an ocean bed, elevated by the collision of tectonic plates of the Indian continent and Asia. Artists Harry Moore and Kathy D’Arcy spent time there, shortly before the earthquakes in 2015. ‘Sagarmatha’ is a performed narrative, fusing the artists’ separate experiences into an immersive multimedia performance, celebrating the dangerous (more…)

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Union Quay, Cork City


  • June 7, 2017
    13:10 - 14:00

With Dept. of History UCC. Presented by Damian Shiels who is a historian and one of Ireland’s leading battlefield archaeologists. He has surveyed harbour defences across County Cork, and is currently leading the project: ‘Landscapes of Revolution: The Archaeology of Ireland’s War of Independence’. Chaired by Dr. John Borgonovo. Lunchtime Lectures were a hugely popular (more…)

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North Main Street, Cork City


  • June 8, 2017
    13:10 - 14:00

With Dept. of History UCC. Presented by Rachel Murphy, who is a research fellow working on ‘Deep Maps’, a multi-disciplinary study of West Cork coastal cultures and maritime environment from Clonakilty to Bantry Bay.  She recently submitted her PhD dissertation for examination, which studies place, community, and landholding on the Courtown Estate, on the Wexford (more…)

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North Main Street, Cork City


  • June 9, 2017
    19:30 - 21:00

You are welcome to attend the official opening of the exhibition ‘100th Anniversary of US Navy based at Passage West and Monkstown Bay’, opened by Tom Mc Sweeney, Broadcaster & Marine Correspondent and accompanied by music and refreshments. There will also be a Children’s Art Competition with awards and presentations. Festival runs 9 – 11 (more…)

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Passage West, Co. Cork


  • June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    00:00

With Sail Training Ireland. Visit the magnificent tall ship Pelican of London during her stay in Cork Harbour. Built in 1948 she first served as an Arctic trawler and then a coastal trading vessel. In 2007, after a twelve year rebuild, she became a sail-training ship. Exact times to be confirmed. Please check back.  FREE (more…)

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Cork City


  • June 10, 2017
    12:00 - 18:00

With Meitheal Mara. Enjoy Ireland’s premier rowing event with free family entertainment, food and music from the many vantage points along the harbour. The single biggest event in Cork Harbour, Ocean to City attracts over 600 Irish and international participants in a kaleidoscope of 200+ boats. Come see the spectacular fleet featuring everything from traditional (more…)

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Cork Harbour


  • June 10, 2017
    12:30 - 15:30

With the Passage West Maritime Heritage Festival. Visit the ‘100th Anniversary of US Navy based at Passage West and Monkstown Bay’ exhibition and ‘Passage Makes It’ exhibition at the P.A.C.E Centre. Then at 14:00 gather along the shoreline for the Picnic in the Park and watch the Ocean to City race unfold from this prime (more…)

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Passage West, Co. Cork


  • June 10, 2017
    13:15

With Cobh Tourism. Watch the spectacular fleet of 200 boats come around Spit Lighthouse and make their way along the Promenade in the heated race. With live race commentary, the Cobh Animation Team and more. FREE (more…)

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Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 10, 2017
    13:15 - 14:45

With Meitheal Mara. Family fun at the pier as Meitheal Mara’s youth crews join the main race for the 4.5km home stretch. Cheer on our young boat builders as they row their colourful currachs up the Lee.  FREE (more…)

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Blackrock Harbour, Cork


  • June 10, 2017
    14:30 - 18:00

Join the many festivities along the quayside and watch 200+ boats cross the finish line after this spectacular but gruelling race. With live race commentary from 96FM, food stalls, street performances, balloon making, DJs, drummers and much more! FREE (more…)

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Lapp's Quay, Cork City


  • ferry times (arr/dep)
    June 10, 2017
    17:00 - 20:40
  • ferry times (arr/dep)
    June 10, 2017
    17:45 - 21:00
  • ferry times (arr/dep)
    June 11, 2017 - June 12, 2017
    17:00 - 20:40
  • ferry times (arr/dep)
    June 11, 2017 - June 12, 2017
    17:45 - 21:00

Ferry from Kennedy Pier, Cobh Take the ferry to Spike Island for a fully guided tour of Fortress Spike followed by a welcome break in the cafe with Irish music.  Then it’s on to beautiful Mitchel hall for a special ‘Cork Harbour – History and Heritage’ exhibition evening event, with talks, readings and music. The (more…)

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Spike Island, Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 11, 2017
    11:00 - 19:00

11:00 Seaman’s Memorial Mass 12:30-16:30 US Navy 1917 Exhibition 14:45 Blessing of the Boats 15:30 Festival Parade with the Thomas Kent Pipe Band, community groups and sporting organisations, floats, dancing and music. 16:30 Unveiling of 1917 Commemoration Plaque, followed by Irish Dancing Feis and American Ragtime Music. 17:00-19:00 Beat in the Park! Lots of fun (more…)

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Passage West, Co. Cork


  • June 11, 2017
    20:30 - 22:00

With Cork Singers’ Club Join Cork Singers’ Club for an evening in song exploring the high seas. Enjoy listening to the singing or why not join in and add your own songs to the occasion. This regular club meets weekly to share folk song traditions. FREE (more…)

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29 South Main Street, Cork City