Culture & Heritage

  • Titanic Centre Experience with Cork Harbour Festival

    Titanic Experience

    - by Joya

    • June 2, 2018 - June 10, 2018
      09:00 - 18:00

    With Titanic Experience. 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 (more…)

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


  • Queenstown Story for Cork Harbour Festival

    The Queenstown Story Exhibition

    - by Joya

    • June 2, 2018 - June 10, 2018
      09:30 - 17:00

    With Cobh Heritage Centre. The Queenstown Story takes the visitor on a journey walking in the footsteps of our emigrant ancestors, where 3 million Irish people departed for distant shores. The exhibition brings the accounts of Irish Emigration from Cork Harbour in the early 1600’s to the 1950’s to life. Immerse yourself in the stories (more…)

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    Cobh, Co. Cork


  • Cork Harbour Festival seafood trail

    Cork Harbour Seafood Trail

    - by Joya

    • June 2, 2018 - June 10, 2018
      09:30 - 01:00

    Food trail participants have created seafood dishes available especially during Cork Harbour Festival. So, ask for the festival dish and indulge in the great seafood that Cork City and Harbour has to offer! Participating Cafés & Restaurants: Bao Boi Barrack Street One of Cork`s smallest & newest eateries serving Asian cuisine from Taiwan, Vietnam & (more…)

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    Address:
    Cork Harbour


  • model boat exhibition for Cork Harbour Festival

    Kids’ Model Boat Exhibition

    - by Joya

    • June 2, 2018 - June 9, 2018
      10:00 - 17:30

    Cork City Library closed Sundays. With Cllr Kieran McCarthy. Cork City Library is hosting an exhibition of prize-winning model boats created by young and talented boat builders of Cork. The exhibition is the result of a project which encourages primary and secondary school children to design and build model boats from recycled materials. All model (more…)

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    Address:
    Cork City Library, Grande Parade, Cork City


  • Cork Harbour Festival -Camden Fort

    Camden Fort Meagher Open Weekend

    - by Joya

    • June 2, 2018
      12:00 - 16:50
    • June 3, 2018
      12:00 - 16:50
    • June 4, 2018
      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. It is also a prime location to watch ships and the Ocean to City race passing through Cork Harbour. The fort offers a host of special activities during the Bank Holiday Weekend; (more…)

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    Address:
    Camden Road, Crosshavenhill, Crosshaven


  • Guided tour of Elizabeth fort for Cork Harbour Festival

    Guided Tour of Elizabeth Fort

    - by Joya

    • June 2, 2018 - June 10, 2018
      13:00 - 13:45

    With Elizabeth Fort. Take a guided tour of Elizabeth Fort, the 17th century star-shaped fortification 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. It was built (more…)

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    Address:
    Barrack Street, Cork City


  • Ocean to City - Ireland's largest multi craft race

    Ocean to City – An Rás Mór

    - by Joya

    • June 2, 2018
      14:30 - 21:00

    With Meitheal Mara. Ocean to City – An Rás Mór is the biggest festival event in Cork Harbour attracting over 600 Irish and International participants crewing 200+ craft. From the many vantage points along the harbour race route you can experience this spectacular and colourful fleet, featuring everything from traditional wooden boats, currachs, gigs, Chinese dragon boats, kayaks and even stand-up paddle boards. Enjoy Ireland’s (more…)

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    Address:
    Cork Harbour


  • cronins exhibition for Cork Harbour Festival

    Tidal Thoughts Exhibition

    - by Joya

    • June 2, 2018 - June 10, 2018
      17:00 - 11:30

    With Cronin’s Pub. Crosshaven based artist Clodagh Monks presents an exhibition of work entitled ‘Tidal Thoughts’. Works will include expressive and gestural interpretations of the landscapes and seascapes of Cork Harbour. Drake’s Pool, the Owenabue River and other familiar local scenes will be recognised. FREE   (more…)

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    Venue Phone: (021) 483 1829

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    Address:
    1 Point Rd, Crosshaven, Co. Cork


  • Cobh and Cork Harbour

    Spike Island Cork Harbour Boat Tours

    - by Joya

    • June 2, 2018
      19:00 - 22:00
    • June 3, 2018
      19:00 - 22:00
    • June 9, 2018
      19:00 - 22:00
    • June 10, 2018
      19:00 - 22:00

    Spike Island is delighted to offer its first ever Cork Harbour tours! Enjoy a ferry journey departing from scenic Cobh and see this beautiful town from the water. The tour will continue around Spike Island to the mouth of Cork Harbour, as a guide relays stories of shipwrecks, mystery and harbour history. See the final (more…)

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    Address:
    Cobh, Co. Cork


  • Cork ghost tours for Cork Harbour Festival

    Cork Ghost Tours

    - by Joya

    • June 2, 2018 - June 10, 2018
      19:00 - 20:20

    With Cork Ghost Tours. The tour begins and ends at Emmett Place. A walking tour that aims to fright and delight! Join the ghostly duo as they meander through the streets of Olde Cork releasing its Spirits as they go. Hear of bygone stories that will capture your imagination and wake the Dead. Experience the time (more…)

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    Address:
    Cork City


  • Cork Harbour Festival Ó Bhéal poetry event

    Ó Bhéal

    - by Joya

    • June 4, 2018
      21:30 - 23:50

    With Ó Bhéal. Cork’s weekly poetry event features poetry-films, writing challenges, guest poets and an open-mic session. Ó Bhéal’s guest for the 2018 Cork Harbour Festival is Daniel Wade, a poet and playwright from Dublin. His poetry explores themes of voyaging, homecoming, the role played by the ocean in Ireland’s historical and contemporary struggles, legacies (more…)

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    Address:
    Upstairs at the Long Valley Bar, Winthrop St,, Cork City


  • Backwater Artists

    ‘S’ Exhibition

    - by Joya

    • June 5, 2018
      10:00 - 17:00
    • June 6, 2018
      10:00 - 17:00
    • June 7, 2018
      10:00 - 17:00
    • June 8, 2018
      10:00 - 17:00

    Closed for lunch 13:00-14:00 (Closed Sat – Mon). With Backwater Artists Group. Wandesford Quay Cork is home to a world famous community of marathon swimmers whose achievements include crossings of the English Channel, the North Channel, the Straits of Gibraltar, the Cook Straits and more. Artist Róisín Lewis draws inspiration for her work from accounts (more…)

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    Address:
    Wandesford Quay, Cork City


  • corrine leland exhibition for Cork Harbour Festival

    Villages of Cork Harbour

    - by Joya

    • June 5, 2018 - June 10, 2018
      10:00 - 16:30

    With Port of Cork. A solo exhibition by local artist Corrine Leland of over 40 paintings that feature a selection of the buildings and terraces of Cork Harbour. Using powerful vibrant colours with an animated distortion of perspective, the works render these recognisable architectural structures in a playful and magical way. Runs from 5 June (more…)

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    Venue Phone: 0214 855002

    Address:
    Cobh Railway Station


  • Cork Harbour Festival -Lunchtime Lectures St. Peters

    Lunchtime Lecture

    - by Joya

    • June 5, 2018
      13:10 - 14:00

    With Department of History, UCC. ‘Ireland and the Islands of Ocean on Medieval Maps’ Dr Diarmuid Scully lectures in medieval history at the School of History, University College Cork. His research interests include medieval maps and representations of Irish and English identity in text and image. The Lunchtime Lecture has become an established and highly (more…)

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    Address:
    North Main Street, Cork City


  • Elizabeth Fort heritage cork

    Recovery and Valorisation of Maritime, Military and Industrial Atlantic Heritage Seminar

    - by Joya

    • June 6, 2018
      09:30 - 13:00

    With Cork City Council. Part of the EU Atlantic Area MMIAH project, which concerns the recovery and valorisation of maritime, military and industrial Atlantic heritage (MMIAH) assets in coastal locations along the Atlantic fringe. In Cork city, the focus of attention for this project is Elizabeth Fort. The seminar will cover industrial archaeological heritage; current (more…)

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    Address:
    City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork


  • Prisoners of Spike Exhibition for Cork Harbour Festival

    Spike Island: People and Place 1847-1883

    - by Joya

    • June 6, 2018
      10:30 - 17:00
    • June 7, 2018
      10:30 - 17:00
    • June 8, 2018
      10:30 - 17:00
    • June 9, 2018
      13:00 - 17:00
    • June 10, 2018
      13:00 - 17:00

    (Closed Mon-Tues). With Sirius Arts Centre. The exhibition features visual records of Spike Island in the Victorian era along with a selection of personal narratives drawn from the book ‘Too Beautiful for Thieves and Pickpockets: A history of the Victorian Convict Prison on Spike Island’ by Cal McCarthy and Barra O’Donnabhain. FREE Public Talk Sat (more…)

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    The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork


  • Cork Harbour Festival - St Peters lunchtime lecture 3

    Lunchtime Lecture

    - by Joya

    • June 6, 2018
      13:10 - 14:00

    With Department of History, UCC. ‘A Croatian tourist town with a socialist legacy: Pula and the Uljanik shipyards’. Dr Chiara Bonfiglioli is a Lecturer in Gender & Women’s Studies at UCC, who researches on gender and women’s history in the former Yugoslavia. Before joining UCC, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of (more…)

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    Address:
    North Main Street, Cork City


  • Cork Harbour Festival -Plastic Pollution: Community action with MaREI

    Plastic Pollution: Community Action

    - by Clare

    • June 6, 2018
      19:30 - 21:30

    With MaREI Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy and An Taisce’s Coastal Programmes Clean Coasts. A community event addressing the plague of plastics, including short talks and film clips on the issue of plastics, waste management and marine litter. Input from researchers from the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy at UCC’s Environmental Research (more…)

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    Address:
    Crosshaven, Co. Cork


  • The Molgoggers in concert for Cork Harbour Festival

    The Molgoggers in Concert

    - by Joya

    • June 6, 2018
      20:00 - 22:00

    The Molgoggers are a Sea Shanty and Maritime Song group based in Cobh. This eight strong, a-cappella ‘buoy band’ will perform traditional and new sea shanties and maritime songs, all sung in a robust and entertaining manner. There are plenty of simple repetitive choruses and audience participation is encouraged, and expected! Their set includes songs (more…)

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    Address:
    Carrolls Quay, Shandon, Cork


  • Cork Harbour Festival -St Peter's Lunchtime lecture 2

    Lunchtime Lecture

    - by Joya

    • June 7, 2018
      13:10 - 14:00

    With Department of History, UCC. ‘For Ireland and Empire’: The 19th century migration of Irish professionals to British India and other parts of the Empire’ Dr Christopher Shepard is a historian and International Strategy Officer managing UCC’s operations in South Asia. His research focuses on higher education and the Irish Diaspora, with a special focus (more…)

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    Address:
    North Main Street, Cork City


  • Camino Voyage documentary screening

    The Camino Voyage

    - by Joya

    • June 7, 2018
      20:00 - 22:00

    With the Cork Opera House. The guests on the night will be: Dónal O Ceilleachair (director) and Pádraig Ó Duinnín, founder of Meitheal Mara. In 2014, a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason set their sights on an audacious voyage, a Camino by sea, in a Naomhóg (a traditional West Kerry rowing Curragh) (more…)

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    Venue Phone: + 353 (0) 21 – 427 0022 (Box Office)

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    Address:
    Emmet Place, Cork City


  • Open boat cruising with Drascombe Association for Cork Harbour Festival

    Open Boat Cruising in Cork Harbour

    - by Joya

    • All Weekend
      June 8, 2018
      09:00 - 20:00
    • All Weekend
      June 9, 2018
      09:00 - 20:00
    • All Weekend
      June 10, 2018
      09:00 - 20:00

    With the Drascombe Association. Join from Monkstown, Cobh or Crosshaven. Open to sail, row or motor boats. Boaties are invited to join a group of Drascombe sailing boats for a weekend of harbour exploration. Enjoy the natural and built heritage of Cork Harbour and visit Cobh, Aghada, East Ferry, Ballinacurra, Crosshaven, Passage West as well (more…)

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    Address:
    Cork Harbour


  • belvelly smoke house tour for Cork Harbour Festival

    Visit an Authentic Irish Smoke House

    - by Joya

    • June 8, 2018
      11:00 - 16:45
    • June 9, 2018
      11:00 - 16:45

    Tours at 11:00, 14:00 & 16:00 (45mins): With Belvelly Smoke House. Frank Hederman, a self-taught craftsman, is world-renowned for his smoked salmon. He has the only authentic timber smokehouse where fish are hung for smoking – including wild Irish Atlantic salmon caught on the Lee estuary. Take this rare opportunity to visit this smokehouse, a (more…)

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    Venue Phone: (021) 481 1089

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    Address:
    Farm Cottage, Belvelly, Cobh


  • Sea Atlas Angela Gilmour

    Sea to Sky

    - by Joya

    • June 9, 2018
      11:00 - 17:00

    With CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. A day of free, family friendly activities that bring the importance of marine and astronomy science to life for all. 11:00 & 12:30 (60mins each): Learn about Marine Life with Cork Nature Network. MakeSpace workshop Join Cork Nature Network in a workshop learning about marine life. This is a children’s (more…)

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    Venue Phone: +353 (21) 432 6120

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    Address:
    Blackrock, Cork City


  • Artwork exhibition cork

    ‘S’ Exhibition Public Talk

    - by Joya

    • June 9, 2018
      13:00 - 14:00

    With Backwater Artists Group. Artist Róisín Lewis in conversation with marathon swimmer Lisa Cummins about art and long-distance swimming. Come early and visit the exhibition ‘S’, with work by Róisín Lewis. Exhibition runs 24 May – 9 June 2018. Opens 23 May at 6pm. FREE   (more…)

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    Address:
    Wandesford Quay, Cork City


  • RCYC yacht club cork

    Royal Cork Yacht Club Open Day

    - by Joya

    • June 9, 2018
      13:00 - 16:00

    With Royal Cork Yacht Club. Explore the world’s oldest yacht club, situated in Cork Harbour. Pre-book a free sailing taster aboard a Club 1720 Sports Boat. Learn about RCYC’s Junior Sailing courses and Adult Sail training. There will be a display of Club dinghies on the lawn and visitors will be given the opportunity to (more…)

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    Address:
    Crosshaven, Co. Cork


  • The Story of Cork's Bridges for Cork Harbour Festival

    The Story of Cork’s Bridges

    - by Joya

    • June 9, 2018
      14:30 - 16:30

    With Cllr. Kieran McCarthy. Starts at National Monument, Grand Parade. A historical walking tour exploring the relationship of the River Lee and Cork City with a focus on the story of the city’s bridges. Discover the site of Cork’s earliest bridging points, the bridges of eighteenth century expansion and nineteenth century bridging structures. Suitable for (more…)

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    Address:
    Cork City


  • Spike Island: People and Place 1847-1883 Exhibition for Cork Harbour Festival

    ‘Spike Island: People and Place 1847-1883’, Exhibition Public Talk

    - by Joya

    • June 9, 2018
      15:00 - 16:00

    With Sirius Arts Centre. Cal McCarthy and Barra O’Donnabhain, authors of ‘Too Beautiful for Thieves and Pickpockets: A history of the Victorian Convict Prison on Spike Island’ (Cork County Library and Arts Service 2016) will give a public talk to accompany the exhibition ‘Spike Island: People and Place 1847- 1883’. Exhibition runs 6 April – (more…)

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    The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork


  • Pelican of London Tall Ship

    Pelican of London Tall Ship

    - by Joya

    • June 9, 2018
      16:00 - 19:00

    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. Times of opening to be announced soon. FREE (more…)

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    Address:
    Port of Cork Marina, Cork City

    Description:
    Port of Cork Marina


  • Currach Exhibition Cork

    Currach Exhibition

    - by Joya

    • June 9, 2018
      16:00 - 19:00

    With Meitheal Mara and Cork currach rowing club Naomhóga Chorcaí. Cork city is an unlikely centre for the building and rowing of traditional currachs – but community boatbuilders Meitheal Mara and the Cork currach rowing club Naomhóga Chorcaí will be displaying examples of traditional currach types, ranging from Donegal in the north to Kerry in (more…)

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    Address:
    Port of Cork Marina, Cork City

    Description:
    Port of Cork Marina


  • Boats and Bites Port of Cork

    Boats & Bites

    - by Joya

    • June 9, 2018
      16:00 - 19:00

    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 popular seafood market and sample yummy things such as paella, fish & chips, sushi, oysters and mussels. Have a row in a traditional currach, the beautiful 10 (more…)

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    Address:
    Port of Cork Marina, Cork City

    Description:
    Port of Cork Marina


  • Irish Naval Vessel open day festival

    Irish Naval Ship Tours

    - by Joya

    • June 9, 2018
      16:00 - 19:00

    With the Irish Naval Service. The Irish Naval Service has been growing steadily over 72 years into the modern and uniquely Irish force we see today – one that ably protects Ireland’s maritime interests at home and contributes willingly to humanitarian efforts worldwide. Take this rare opportunity to tour a vessel and meet with members (more…)

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    Address:
    Port of Cork Marina, Cork City

    Description:
    Port of Cork Marina


  • Cork Singers Club Cork Harbour Festival

    Songs of the Sea

    - by Joya

    • June 10, 2018
      20:30 - 23:30

    With Cork Singers’ Club. Finish Festival Week on a high note and join Cork Singers’ Club for an evening of 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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    Address:
    29 South Main Street, Cork City