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What’s on in Cork

Annual Festivals in Cork City and County

Ireland’s second city or ‘the real Capital’ is alive with fun and inspiring festivals of all shapes and sizes from January right through to December. There’s a reason to visit Cork at any time of the year! Below you’ll find links to some of the more well-known events held in both the city and county.

In 2015

Cork Folk Festival – Traditional Irish and Folk Music Festival; Early October

Lifelong Learning Festival - Promoting and celebrating learning of all kinds

Cork Choral Festival - Celebrating its 60th year in 2014! 29th April - 3rd May 

Cork City Marathon - Bank Holiday Monday 1st June

Ocean to City Maritime Festival - 30th May - 1st June (Ocean to City Race taking place this year on Saturday 30th May 2015)

Live at the Marquee - All the big names performing in the gorgeous surroundings at the Live at the Marquee venue; see Live at the Marquee page for all the events

Cork Midsummer Festival - Annual festival featuring world-class performances, events and entertainment

Cork Pride Festival 

Decades Festival - late August

Cork International Short Story Festival - Readings, Public interviews with the Authors, Seminars

Culture Night - Many different events to choose from happening in Cork City;

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival - Annual Ireland's Jazz event; 23rd - 25th October 

Corona Cork Film Festival - Festival featuring film presentation from all around the world; 7th - 16th November 

Discovery - Science Festival - Cork's interactive science festival 

Art Trail Festival - An annual contemporary art festival; November / December

Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration - Make sure you visit Cork to truly feel the Glow of Christmas spirit

For a complete listing of what’s on in Cork, click here to check out the Cork Entertainment website and WhazOn to stay up to date with current events happening in Cork City and County.

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  • Guinness Jazz Festival Hotels Cork
  • Cork Folk Festival
  • Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
  • International Cork Choral Festival
  • Cork City Marathon
  • Ocean To City
  • Live At The Marquee
  • Cork Week
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  • Cork Pride Festival
  • Decades Festival
  • Cork Culture Night
  • Corona Cork Film Festival
  • Discovery Science Festival
  • Art Trail Festival
  • Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration