Past Events & Upcoming

  • June 3, 2022 - June 13, 2022
    10:00 - 15:00

In association with Spike Island.  Guided tour of the fortress, learn about 1300 years of history. Explore the Ring of Spike walking trail with its incredible harbour views. Entry: €23 adult, €11 child, €53 family. Book: spikeislandcork.ie | Runs: all week Depart: from Kennedy Pier, Cobh (more…)

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Address:
Spike Island, Cobh

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  • June 3, 2022 - June 13, 2022
    10:00 - 15:00

In association with Backwater Artists Group & Spike Island. Backwater Artists Group studio member Seán Hanrahan presents a body of work in two of the cells of the former Punishment Block at Spike Island. HOLD FAST: Physically, the term Hold Fast means to bear down and fight through the storm, it also indicates a sailor’s (more…)

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Address:
Spike Island, Cobh

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  • June 3, 2022 - June 13, 2022
    10:45 - 15:45

In association with Cork Sea Safari.  Boat tour of Cork Harbour led by an experienced guide, marvel at sights like Roche’s Point Lighthouse, Spike Island, Haulbowline, Crosshaven, Camden Fort Meagher and Cork’s beautiful bays. Entry: €40 adult/€30 child | Book: safari.ie, use 10% discount code CHF2022. Children must be 8yrs+ | Runs all week (more…)

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  • June 3, 2022 - June 13, 2022
    13:00 - 13:45

Join a guided tour of the 17th century fort and marvel at the spectacular views and Ireland’s best-preserved urban artillery fortification. Runs all week. Entry: €3 pp. No booking required (more…)

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Address:
Barrack Street, Cork City

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  • June 3, 2022
    18:30 - 20:00
  • June 9, 2022
    18:30 - 20:00

In association with Cork Harbour Boat Hire.  Come along on our RIB tour and enjoy the amazing evening views of Cork Harbour, includes a stop-over and drink in beautiful Crosshaven. Entry: €35 pp. includes tea/coffee or pint Book: 086 0747926 | Runs 3 & 9 June (more…)

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Address:
17 Westbourne Place, Cobh

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  • June 4, 2022 - June 30, 2022
    09:00 - 23:00

In association with MTU microGallery at 46 Grand Parade. Cork City Exhibition of ceramic works by Bernadette Tuite, whose work has been strongly influenced by the sea and her explorations by sea into places accessible only by kayak. Entry: FREE | Runs: 4-30 June (more…)

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Address:
46 Grand Parade, Cork City, Munster, Ireland

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  • June 4, 2022
    12:00 - 17:00
  • June 5, 2022
    12:00 - 17:00
  • June 6, 2022
    12:00 - 17:00

In association with Camden Fort Meagher. Camden Fort Meagher will host an array of special activities over the Bank Holiday Weekend, including music, exhibitions, weapon displays and model boats. Fun for the whole family! Last entry 16:15. Entry: €6 adult, €4 child, €16 family (2 adults, 3 children) Book: camdenfortmeagher.ie | Runs: 4-6 June (more…)

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Address:
Camden Road, Crosshavenhill, Crosshaven

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  • June 4, 2022
    13:00 - 18:00

In association with Meitheal Mara. Ocean to City – An Rás Mór is Ireland’s largest multi-craft rowing and paddling race, attracting some 500 participants from Ireland, the UK, The Netherlands and beyond. Watch the spectacular fleet of 200 boats as they compete in this challenging race, featuring everything from traditional wooden boats, currachs, gigs, Chinese (more…)

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Address:
Cork Harbour

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  • June 4, 2022
    13:00 - 16:00
  • June 11, 2022
    13:00 - 16:00
  • June 4, 2022
    16:00 - 19:00
  • June 11, 2022
    16:00 - 19:00

In association with Oceans of Discovery. Try Scuba Diving in beautiful Robert’s Cove, includes delicious food from the The Roberts Cove Inn Food Truck. Dive experiences run at 1pm and 4pm each day and last 3 hours. Please check times with venue. Entry: €90 incl. food Book:  Use code corkharbourfestival at oceansofdiscovery.ie |Runs: 4 & (more…)

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  • June 4, 2022
    13:00 - 19:00
  • June 11, 2022
    13:00 - 19:00

In association with Oceans of Discovery. Enjoy a bird watching tour along the stunning headland, includes food from the The Roberts Cove Inn Food Truck.  Runs between 1pm and 7pm each day. Contact Oceans of Discovery for more info. Entry: €25 | No booking required| Runs 4 & 11 June (more…)

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  • June 4, 2022
    13:30 - 17:00

In association with Passage West Maritime Heritage Festival Committee. Enjoy traditional Irish music and Irish dancing. Bring along your picnic to enjoy and watch the Ocean to City fleet as it passes by! Entry: FREE / By Donation (more…)

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Address:
Passage West, Munster, Ireland

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  • June 4, 2022
    14:30 - 16:30

In association with Cobh Tourism. Join the action on The Promenade and cheer on the Ocean to City race participants as they power past Cobh. Cobh Animation Team, live commentary and a DJ will add to the spectacle. Entry: FREE   (more…)

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Address:
Cobh, Co. Cork

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  • June 4, 2022
    15:00 - 17:00

In association with Meitheal Mara. Family fun at the pier as Meitheal Mara’s youth crews join the Ocean to City race for the 4.5km home stretch. Cheer on our young boat builders as they row their colourful currachs up the Lee. Enjoy some live music. Entry: FREE Sponsored by Glenveagh Homes (more…)

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Address:
Blackrock Lodge, Blackrock Rd, Blackrock, Cork, Ireland

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  • June 4, 2022
    16:00 - 18:00

In association with Meitheal Mara. Immerse yourself in the colour and excitement of the finish line and welcome the participants as they complete this spectacular and gruelling race. With live race commentary from Cork’s 96FM, food, entertainment, balloon artists, DJ, drummers and more. Entry: FREE (more…)

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Address:
Lapp's Quay, Cork City

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  • June 4, 2022
    16:30 - 17:15

In association with Nano Nagle Place. Back by popular demand! This five strong, a-cappella ‘buoy band’ from Cobh will perform traditional and new sea shanties and maritime songs, all sung in a robust and entertaining manner. Audience participation is encouraged! Entry: FREE (more…)

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Address:
Douglas St, Centre, Cork, Cork, Ireland

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  • Marlogue Wood, Cobh
    June 5, 2022
    10:00 - 13:00
  • Blackrock Village Car Park
    June 6, 2022
    10:00 - 13:00
  • Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City
    June 11, 2022
    10:00 - 13:00
  • Curraghbinny Woods
    June 12, 2022
    10:00 - 13:00

In association with Bishopstown Orienteering Club. Take part in a day of orienteering fun with your family while exploring some of Cork Harbour’s most beautiful woodlands. Suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Arrive and participate anytime between 10:00-13:00. Runs 5, 6, 11, 12 June at different locations and prices. June 5: (more…)

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  • June 5, 2022
    11:30 - 13:00
  • June 5, 2022
    14:30 - 16:00
  • June 12, 2022
    11:30 - 13:00
  • June 12, 2022
    14:30 - 16:00

In association with Ocean Escapes.  Make it a day to remember with Ocean Escapes. Jump onboard regular public sailings from Cobh or Crosshaven. Entry: €30 pp | Book: info@oceanescapes.ie, use discount code CHF22 | Runs 5 & 12 June     (more…)

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  • June 5, 2022
    12:00 - 15:00

In association with Royal Cork Yacht Club. Try Sailing at the world’s oldest yacht club, situated in Cork Harbour. Pre-book a free sailing taster aboard a club 1720 Sports Boat, spaces are limited. The club grounds and Clubhouse will be open to visitors for refreshments. Entry: FREE | Book: madeline@royalcork.com (more…)

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  • June 5, 2022
    15:00 - 17:00

In association with Cork Nature Network. Learn more about barnacles, limpets, crabs, seaweeds, birds, and other wildlife on this beach walk. Entry: FREE | Register: eventbrite.ie (more…)

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  • June 6, 2022
    10:00 - 12:00
  • June 11, 2022
    10:00 - 12:00

In association with Sea and Land Trust & Clean Coasts Ballynamona. Meet at MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory. Join us on our shoreline clean-up around Blackrock. Runs 6 & 11 June. Entry: FREE Book: eventbrite.ie (more…)

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Venue Phone: +353 (21) 432 6120

Venue Website:

Address:
Blackrock, Cork City

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  • June 6, 2022
    11:00 - 15:00

In association with Atlantic Offshore Adventures. Join us for an introductory lesson to stand up paddle boarding. All equipment and instruction is provided. Suitable for beginners, 18+. Time Slots: 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 15:00 Entry: €20 pp. Book: atlanticoffshoreadventures.com   (more…)

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Address:
Cork City

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  • June 6, 2022
    13:00 - 15:00

In association with Inch Hideaway Eco Camping. Join aquatic biologist Frances Gallagher to learn about identifying edible seaweed and forage on the beach afterwards. Entry: €20 pp. Book: inchhideaway@gmail.com (more…)

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Address:
P25ND37, Cork, Ireland

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  • June 6, 2022
    19:00 - 20:00
  • June 6, 2022
    20:30 - 21:30
  • June 7, 2022
    19:00 - 20:00
  • June 7, 2022
    20:30 - 21:30
  • June 8, 2022
    19:00 - 20:00
  • June 8, 2022
    20:30 - 21:30
  • June 9, 2022
    19:00 - 20:00
  • June 9, 2022
    20:30 - 21:30
  • June 10, 2022
    19:00 - 20:00
  • June 10, 2022
    20:30 - 21:30

In association with Cork Dive Centre. Scuba diving introductory lesson, dive to a depth of 5 meters and explore the water. All equipment provided. Entry: €60 pp. (min age 14yrs) | Book: corkdivecentre@gmail.com Entry: €60 pp. (min age 14yrs) Times: Monday 6 June: 19:00-20:00 & 20:30-21:30 Tuesday 7 June: 19:00-20:00 & 20:30-21:30 Wednesday 8 June: (more…)

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  • June 7, 2022
    11:30 - 13:00

In association with Civic & Community Engagement, University College, Cork. The second UNIC CityLabs seminar on the Future of Port Cities hosts a roundtable discussion with local and international partners on the role of sport in building solidarity and social inclusion in our cities. Entry: FREE | Register: eventbrite.ie (more…)

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  • June 7, 2022
    14:00 - 16:30
  • June 12, 2022
    12:00 - 14:30

In association with Atlantic Sea Kayaking.  Kayak under the beautiful bridges of Cork City led by an experienced guide. Double sea kayaks, spray decks, jackets and buoyancy aids will be provided. Please wear warm and comfortable clothing. Entry: €54 pp. (12yrs+ only) | Book: 028 21058 or info@atlanticseakayaking.com Due to poor weather, this week’s tours (more…)

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Address:
Lapp's Quay, Near Café Gusto, Cork city., Ireland

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  • June 7, 2022
    17:00 - 19:00

-cancelled due to poor weather- In association with MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory. Join us to view the Moon (and its seas!) through our telescopes. Learn how to find the North Star and how we can navigate using the stars. Entry: Free | No booking required (more…)

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Venue Phone: +353 (21) 432 6120

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Address:
Blackrock, Cork City

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  • June 7, 2022
    19:00 - 21:30
  • June 11, 2022
    19:00 - 21:30

In association with Atlantic Sea Kayaking. See the city from a completely different perspective while your guides entertain you with stories of The Rebel City. All equipment included, suitable for beginners. Entry: €54 pp. (12yrs+ only) | Book: info@atlanticseakayaking.com 028 21058 | NOTICE: Due to poor weather, this week’s tours are cancelled, the Saturday tour (more…)

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Address:
Lapp's Quay, Near Café Gusto, Cork city., Ireland

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  • June 9, 2022
    18:00 - 19:00

In association with MTU. In February 2022, Karen Weekes became the first Irish woman to row solo and unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean. This talk will give an insight into the journey, its challenges and its triumphs. Book: events.cit.ie ENTRY: FREE (more…)

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Venue Phone: +353 (21) 432 6120

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Address:
Blackrock, Cork City

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  • June 9, 2022
    18:30 - 19:30

In Association With Cllr. Kieran McCarthy & Meitheal Mara. Kids are invited to build a model boat at home using recycled materials and showcase their creation at The Lough! A great family event with prizes for best models. All boats will be exhibited in Cork City Library until 30 June. Entry: FREE More information and (more…)

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Address:
The Lough, Togher, Cork City, 00

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  • June 10, 2022
    10:00 - 21:00
  • June 11, 2022
    10:00 - 21:00
  • June 12, 2022
    10:00 - 21:00
  • June 13, 2022
    10:00 - 21:00

In association with Irish Drascombe Association.  Sailing in Cork Harbour, any small sailboat crew is welcome. All day event. Entry: FREE | Register: jack.okeeffe@gmail.com / 087 2663588 (more…)

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Address:
Cork Harbour

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  • June 11, 2022
    12:00 - 14:00

In association with The Glucksman, UCC. Join us on a creative walk along the banks of the River Lee. Led by a professional artist, participants will learn basic drawing and photography techniques while exploring the flora and fauna of the Lee. This unique walk will wind its way from UCC down to the Dockland’s. Entry: (more…)

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  • June 11, 2022
    14:00 - 15:30

In association with with Brickx Club and Crawford Art Gallery. Join us in the Gallery for a lego workshop with the Brickx club! Take inspiration from ships featuring in the Port of Cork Collection exhibition and build your own wonderful floating designs out of Lego. Entry: FREE | Book: eventbrite.ie Image Credit: (detail) George Mousey (more…)

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Address:
Emmett Pl, Centre, Cork, Ireland

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  • June 11, 2022
    14:30 - 17:00

In association with with Irish Whale and Dolphin Group & Nano Nagle Place. This film tells the story of a group of marine scientists from the IWDG who travelled to West Africa in the hopes to identify the breeding ground of humpback whales that have been previously recorded feeding in Irish waters. Ireland and Cabo (more…)

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Address:
Douglas St, Centre, Cork, Cork, Ireland

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  • June 11, 2022
    16:00 - 18:00

In association with Blackrock Sailing Club. Enjoy the spectacle from dry land. FREE for spectators (more…)

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Address:
Blackrock Lodge, Blackrock Rd, Blackrock, Cork, Ireland

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  • June 12, 2022
    11:00 - 13:00

In association with subowti, An Taisce & Clean Coasts. Bring your kayak or SUP and join a river clean-up, learning more about keeping our rivers clean. Book: eventbrite.ie Entry: FREE   (more…)

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Address:
Cork City

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  • June 12, 2022
    12:00 - 15:00

In association with The Cork Cycling Campaign and Lee to Sea Committee. Cycling groups, walking groups, running groups, disability groups and community groups will use various forms of active travel covering the Lee 2 Sea route from Ballincollig to the quays. Suitable for all. Starts at Ballincollig Regional Park and from Passage West. Join at (more…)

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  • June 12, 2022
    13:30 - 15:30

In association with The Gab Storytelling & Nano Nagle Place. Be charmed by River Lee tales, sea shanties and harbour ditties! Suitable for 16yrs+. Entry: FREE (more…)

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Address:
Douglas St, Centre, Cork, Cork, Ireland

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  • June 12, 2022
    19:00 - 21:00

In association with Cork Singers’ Club. Join Cork Singers’ Club to sing and hear traditional maritime themed unaccompanied songs. Entry: FREE (more…)

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Address:
29 South Main Street, Cork City

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  • June 13, 2022
    20:30 - 23:50

In association with Ó Bhéal & The Hayloft Bar. Join Ó Bhéal’s monthly 4-part poetry session and enjoy a performance by guest poets Amanda Bell and Susan Rich. Hybrid online and in-person event. No booking required for in-person attendance. Note to Participants: Hybrid events are recorded and remain viewable on video via these same channels. (more…)

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

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  • June 15, 2022
    18:00 - 20:30

In association with Sandycove Island Swim Club. Post-Festival Event: Cheer on the swimmers on this epic 7km swim around the most iconic urban island in Ireland and under its beautiful bridges. Swim starts and finishes near the Kingsley Hotel, Cork City. Entry: FREE spectator event (more…)

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Address:
Carrigrohane Rd, Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland

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