Family Fun

  • 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


  • 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
    10:30 - 12:00

With Circus Factory Learn to climb an aerial rope then tumble like a pirate all in the safety of dry land at the fantastic Youth Circus Open Day. All young sailors and pirates will be taught some fundamental circus skills in a fun-filled morning. Workshop includes warm-up and team building games. Book Here: youthcircusfactory@gmail.com to (more…)

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Centre Park House, Centre Park Road, 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 - 16:00

With ECO Adventures. Have a fantastic day out at the water with ECO Adventures on Aghada Pier. No better way to create great family memories while having fun kayaking and water trampolining. There is a gastro-pub nearby serving delicious food for when you work up an appetite. This was a popular programme activity for 2016 (more…)

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Aghada, East Cork


  • 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
    13:00 - 17:00

See behind the scenes of the vital water rescue service. Come explore the work of the RNLI, learn about the national drowning prevention campaign, Respect the Water, and get to experience the Atlantic 85 lifeboat up close. You will meet some of the crew, and learn about the rescues they have made and the training (more…)

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  • June 3, 2017
    13:00 - 16:00

Explore the world’s oldest yacht club. Learn the ropes of sailing and pre-book for a free sailing taster aboard a Club 1720 Sports Boat. Staff will be on hand to talk about their various boats, training courses and membership packages. The Club grounds and Clubhouse will be open to visitors for tea, coffee and refreshments. (more…)

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  • 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
    10:00 - 13:00
  • June 5, 2017
    10:00 - 13:00
  • June 11, 2017
    10:00 - 13:00

With Bishopstown Orienteering Club Try a day of outdoor exploration and adventure and enjoy a walk in the woods. Orienteering involves map reading and navigation and is suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Show up anytime to participate. Entry: Family €10; Adult €6; Child €3. 4 June, 10:00-13:00: Rostellan (off Whitegate/Midleton (more…)

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Cork Harbour


  • 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 4, 2017
    11:00 - 13:00

With Cork Nature Network. Bring your camera and join award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Mason on a guided walk along Cobh Harbour. Learn photographic techniques and get camera feedback while taking photographs of the wildlife and stunning scenery. A not-to-be missed opportunity to learn from an expert in the field. All levels of expertise and ages (more…)

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Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 4, 2017
    12:00 - 15:00

Come and experience the excitement and energy of a Coastal Rowing Championship Regatta, run as part of the Coastal Rowing Association (CRA) 2017 season of Regattas. The Regatta is situated at one of East Cork’s premier and scenic rowing locations in Cork Harbour, hosted by one of the most successful clubs in the country. FREE (more…)

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Whitegate, Co. Cork


  • June 4, 2017
    14:00 - 15:30

With Swell Surf School. Coasteering is an action packed, adrenaline pumping adventure activity that takes place around the rocky coastline. It is a combination of adventure swimming, exploring gullies and caves using the movement of the swell and traversing the lower level rocks to jumping sites.  You will be jumping from a height suitable to (more…)

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East Cork, Co. Cork


  • June 4, 2017
    20:00 - 21:30

With Swell Surf School. “There are a million ways to surf, and as long as you’re smiling you’re doing it right.” Surfing is great fun, it is also a full workout for the body! You will never forget catching your first wave on a surfboard. Come along to beautiful Inch Beach, east Cork and have (more…)

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East Cork, Co. Cork


  • June 5, 2017
    14:00 - 16:45

With Spike Adventure & Ocean Escapes. This is your chance to experience a taster with your kids of the famous Spike Island Adventure summer camps. Travel by high speed RIB to your own adventure island. Dive into camp life with survival skills and an obstacle course. Then enjoy a thrilling high speed ride home with (more…)

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Spike Island, Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 8, 2017
    18:00

With Sandycove Swimmers. The Rebel Plunge is back and taking place as part of Cork Harbour Festival at 7pm, Thursday 8th June. The Swim will start at Port of Cork and travel 3.8km downstream to Blackrock Village. Spectators The Swim is along a spectator friendly course, with views from the Marina to the Finish. So, (more…)

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Blackrock Harbour, Cork


  • 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

With Cork Cycling Campaign. Bring your bicycle and a picnic and join this scenic cycle to the Passage West Picnic in the Park. Get the first look of the race and follow the Ocean to City boats as they travel up into the city. Approx. 1hr cycle along designated cycle track. Leaving from: Lapp’s Quay, (more…)

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Lapp's Quay, Cork City


  • 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


  • June 10, 2017
    17:00

The 2017 RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay (entrance to Cork Harbour) 2km open water sea swim will take place on Saturday, June 10th at 5.00pm as part of Cork Harbour Festival. Participants must have submitted their entry online. Entries will not be accepted on the day. This is a challenging 2km swim in open water (more…)

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  • ferry times (arr/dep)
    June 10, 2017
    17:00 - 20:40
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    June 10, 2017
    17:45 - 21:00
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    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
    10:30 - 13:30

With Cork Model Yacht Club. Come and experience a demonstration of competitive radio controlled model yacht racing based on the International One Meter Racing Class. Ideal for members of the public interested in getting into the sport of racing model yachts.  You might get an opportunity to control one of these beautiful model yachts at (more…)

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The Lough, Togher, Cork City, 00


  • 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