Outdoor Activities

  • June 3, 2017
    10:00 - 13:00
  • June 5, 2017
    10:00 - 13:00

With Atlantic Offshore Adventures. Get your festival experience off to an active start with a taster session of Stand Up Paddle Boarding at the lovely Lee Fields, Cork City. SUPing promotes balance, strength and general fitness and is also just great fun! This is a rare chance to SUP on the River Lee and it (more…)

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Cork City


  • June 3, 2017
    10:00
  • June 3, 2017
    12:00
  • June 3, 2017
    14:00

With Cork Sea Safari. Departs The Quays Bar private marina Try this exhilarating activity experiencing a one hour high speed boat trip around the major sights of Cork Harbour from the water. See Cork Harbour like you’ve never seen it before! Spike Island, Camden Fort Meagher, Fort Carlisle, Roche’s Point Lighthouse and maybe even a (more…)

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Cobh, Co. Cork


  • June 3, 2017 - June 4, 2017
    10:00

With the Drascombe Association Boaties are invited to join a group of Drascombe sailing boats for a weekend of harbour exploration. Open to sail, row or motor boats. As this is a peer event, participation is at your own risk. Enjoy the natural and built heritage of Cork Harbour and visit Cobh, Aghada, East Ferry, (more…)

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Cork Harbour


  • 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
    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 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
    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
    08:00 - 16:00

Cork Harbour Festival is delighted to host the Cork Harbour Cycle in the festival programme this year for the first time. This fundraising cycle will bring participants along the 40km Scenic Harbour route or the more challenging and off the beaten track 100 Km Challenge Cycle, which incorporates the 40 Km Harbour Route with a (more…)


  • 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


  • Tuesday
    June 6, 2017
    18:30 - 21:00
  • Wednesday
    June 7, 2017
    18:30 - 21:00

With Atlantic Sea Kayaking  See Cork City from the river! An experienced guide will lead you under the bridges of the beautiful River Lee. From there, you will kayak under Patrick’s Bridge. This is a gentle sight-seeing kayak suitable for beginners.  Spray decks, jackets and buoyancy aids provided. Wear warm and comfortable clothing. Book Here: (more…)

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Cork City


  • 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
    16:00 - 21:00
  • June 10, 2017
    14:00 - 21:00
  • June 11, 2017
    14:00 - 21:00

With Bosca Beatha. Bosca Beatha  is a unique handcrafted mobile sauna, which has been traveling around Ireland setting up at beaches, lakes and rivers. We create an atmosphere of ease and social connection. Come join us at Inch Beach for a chat over tea, a dip in the sea and the warmth of the Bosca Beatha. (more…)

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East Cork, Co. Cork


  • June 9, 2017
    21:00 - 23:00

With Atlantic Sea Kayaking. Bring your day to an adventurous finish with a twilight paddle through the city! An experienced guide will lead you under the bridges of the River Lee. This is a gentle sight-seeing kayak suitable for beginners.  Spray decks, jackets and buoyancy aids provided. Wear warm and comfortable clothing. Book Here: info@atlanticseakayaking.com (more…)

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Cork City


  • June 10, 2017
    09:00 - 17:00

With Sail Cork. Learn the ropes on a 36ft Yacht with a qualified Instructor/Skipper in the sheltered, beautiful waters of Cork Harbour. Enjoy lunch on-board, and follow the Ocean to City Race, taking in the stunning sights of Cobh, Roche’s Point Lighthouse, Spike Island and, home to the Irish Navy, Haulbowline. Book Here: info@sailcork.com 021 (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
    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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  • 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
    13:30 - 18:00

With Inch Hideaway. A great  opportunity to learn about edible seaweed through a guided foraging walk on the shore front of Roche’s Point with Marine Biologist Frances Gallagher. Seaweed cooking and cosmetic preparation will follow at Inch Hideaway, close to Inch Beach, where you will discover the variety of tastes of edible seaweed and learn (more…)

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Cork Harbour, Co. Cork